xXx Lounge Opens in Patpong

November 3, 2019 By bangkok7

xXx Lounge Opens in Patpong

What’s up internet, how’s your day going? My name’s Seven, and I live in Heaven, aka Bangkok, Thailand. And in this magnificent metropolis there are three glorious red-light districts. Of the three, I spend the bulk of my time in Patpong, the oldest, most storied, and in my opinion best RLD. And just when I thought this little gemstone on the back-end of the world couldn’t get any awesomer, a new illustrious gogo bar has burst onto the scene.

In truth, Patpong has suffered a few setbacks over the last couple of years. A handful of prominent establishments were forced to shutter. There are myriad reasons for this sad trend—a global economic slump, increased numbers of tourists who don’t monger, and a general sense of chagrin—fake or otherwise—from an increasingly SJW-dominant West. We saw the closure and then quick reopening of Bada Bing and The Strip. The Den/Radio City has been in a permanent state of remodel since 2017. Shark Bar came and went in a matter of months. The mainstream disco Flares has been prevented from opening due to greedy police extorting the owners, and lately there are rumors that Glamour is in trouble and may soon close (I hope to God it’s not true). But perhaps the biggest hit to the Patpong nightlife scene was when the world-famous Electric Blue was replaced with The Steakhouse Co. Surprisingly, it turned out to be an even trade. Sure, it meant one less gogo bar, and that’s always a tragedy. But it also provided us locals with a fantastic restaurant—something we didn’t know we needed until it came. And just when we got used to having it, it closed, leaving us once again without a proper hangout-slash-eatery in the Pong.

Thankfully, the former Electric Blue-turned-Steakhouse transformed back into a gogo, called The xXx Lounge, on November 1st. I of course was there for the event. Here’s the pertinent info:

First off, the place is rife with aesthetic. There are almost no lights. The whole room is set in the soft glow of LEDs emanating from beneath the stage and drink tables. The look is a deliberate diverging from the old, sporadic, splotchy illumination that comes from incandescent lighting, which is so last millennium. The result is an ambiance that is decidedly modern, cool, and somehow simultaneously sultry. We all know gogo lighting is meant to make the girls look their best, but at xXx Lounge, even the customers look better. Which is good news for this aging reptile—I need all the help I can get.

The rest of the joint is a combination of black, mirror, and chrome. It makes one feel as though he’s inside a video game, which is apropos for anyone looking to score.

         

Upon entering, your view is guided stageward by a glowing blue wall, which is more than just decoration. It hides from the prying eyes of lookie loos the naughtier corner of the gogo, where a more adventurous monger can get up close and personal with the girl (or girls) of his choice. Near the bar is what the owner calls “the boys’ area” where regulars and VIPs can catch up on goings on and pay their respects to the boss and/or mamasan. The stage and main seating are very reminiscent of the old Electric Blue which once inhabited that location, the remnants of which can now be gawked at in the Patpong Museum. Speaking of, the artwork adorning “the boy’s area” of The xXx Lounge comes courtesy of yours truly and are variations of original works also on display in the Patpong Museum, and soon to be making an appearance in Candle Light Studio above BarBar. Another great addition is the elevated shelf around the stage. In EB, stage sitters had to rest their drinks between the feet of the gogo dancers. The shelf provides a safe space to place a cocktail with less risk of spilling.

Now let’s talk gogo dancers. On October 30th, xXx held an application party for any ladies interested in taking to the pole. Over the course of a couple of hours, 30+ lovely Patpong veterans plus a few from parts unknown came in to grab a locker, a uniform, and a bowl of free catered-in Thai food. Seven was there to press the flesh. The atmosphere was optimistic, somewhat reminiscent for those former Electric Blue dancers, and there was a feeling of palpable excitement running through the girls’ conversations. The Patpong police stopped by to ensure their interests were being met while curious tourists stuck their heads in the door. In addition to the early sign-ups, xXx’s owners said they’d also be making use of a gogo agency to fill out the hottie roster (hotster for short, copyright BKK7).

Opening night was, without exaggeration, a spectacle.

To start out, I jumped the gun and got there too early. I guess I was overanxious. So I pulled up a stool on the outside patio where some of the girls were having dinner, and the bar staff graciously brought me a cocktail. That’s right, I got served the first drink at xXx. Then at the stroke of 20.00 I plopped down on a very comfy seat in the corner with a few regulars. The owner, Bangkok Andy, came over to say hello, looking like a duck in water. The dancers were divided into three groups by uniform–white lace lingerie, g-string bikinis, and blue-and-white schoolgirl outfits. In a throwback to the old Electric Blue days, some where sans panties. In very little time the place was packed. Several of my old gogo friends sidled up to chat, unable to hide their enamorment for the new setting. And girls I’d never met before who somehow knew my name took turns bouncing on my lap while I tried to ignore the creaking in my old leg bones.

 

Overall, the dancers were happy, handsy, and uninhibited. The customers, wide-eyed and agog. Many folks had planned to be there, while others were passers by who got drawn in by the bright lights and music like horny moths to a sexy flame. The night turned out to be something between a party and a madhouse. There was a consensus among the regulars that xXx revived feelings of nostalgia for the old Electric Blue while at the same time presenting its own signature vibe that breathed new life into the gogo scene. It felt fun, and young, and new and homey all at the same time.If the atmosphere in the joint is like that every night, it’ll be the #1 gogo in Patpong.

I’ll leave you with a time-lapse photo spread documenting the construction of this magnificent gogo. Until next time, keep your balls warm, your beer cold, and if for whatever reason you can’t get your ass in a seat at xXx, eat your heart out. Peace!