This week on Patpong, it was more of the same but also a few different goings on (I’m sure there’s a better way to say that, but for the life of me, I can’t think of it). King’s Corner began a makeover, both inside and out. They’re not quite finished yet, but from the looks of things it will better match the remodel of Kings 1 and 2—on the outside, at least.
It appears the gentrification of the Pong, started by the entrepreneurs at Shenanigans and The Steakhous Co., will continue. I can’t say more about it now, but keep an eye out for more non-red-light-but-still-fun establishments coming soon. Believe me, I want to tell you more, but I can’t right now. It might spoil everything.
Black Pagoda has seen some well-deserved press lately from Coconuts. They’re pulling out all stops to host weekly themed parties, guest dj’s, and offer drink specials. They’ve also managed to corral several of the cuter former Electric Blue dancers, making their current lineup of girls one of the best in Patpong. If you go, do try to get there early because the seats fill up fast, although having said that they do have some private sofas in the back as well as an upstairs lounge.
Belgian beers have come to Thigh Bar. This is mainly due to the fact that the guys who used to run Kiss Bar have now moved over to Thigh, and the Thai owner of both does like his Belgians. You have your choice of Kwak, Witte, Tripel Karmeleit, or “28” Pale Ale. They’re each 10 baht more than at Kiss Bar, so it comes down to whether or not you think the girls in Thigh are 10 baht better than the ones in Kiss.
Oktoberfest is still on for the next 2 weeks at The SteakHouse Co. where select beers on their wide and eclectic list are 15% off. Last week I dug in and had a go at Old Fred and Donator (both 210b), La Chouffe (208), Duvel (210), Hopf White (199), Anderson Heelch O’hops and Cream Ale (both 210). There are a lot more to choose from, but those are the ones I tried. Old Fred was my fave.
Speaking of The Steakhouse Co., their Saturday Prime Rib is going strong as is their Sunday Roast. They’ve gone out of their way to find the absolute best meats in Bangkok and beyond for both days, which makes for a perfect weekend if you’re a red meat lover.
On the topic of Sunday Roasts, I’ll be doing a head-to-head review of both of the Pong’s carveries—Steakhouse vs. Shenanigans—in the near future. I’m just waiting for Shenanigans’ free-flow wine special to be added to the carvery menu. That should happen this week, so stay tuned for that. In the meantime, check out the live music calendar on Shenanigans’ Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ShenanigansBangkok/ and if you miss any of these acts, you might find them in Paddy Field on a different day
The Steakhouse Co. is taking early reservations for their Thanksgiving Dinner. You can sign up here: https://www.facebook.com/steakhousebangkok/
And for updates on the parties and guest dj’s at Black Pagoda, check out their FB: https://www.facebook.com/BlackPagodaBangkok/
That’s all for now. If you’re hankering for more Pong-related stuff, check out the latest bar reviews here: http://patpongnightlife.com/2018/10/14/the-bars-of-patpong-soi-2-west-a-seven-review/
Until next week, here’s to another day above ground, and one more in the greatest country in the world—Thailand. Cheers!