Category: Seven’s Weekly

State of the Red-Light: Omicron Edition

State of the Red-Light: Omicron Edition

January 16, 2022 By bangkok7

Happy Sunday, reader. How’s your scamdemic going? Apologies to my 10 loyal readers for not posting last week. I was overwhelmed with the depressing state of the Red-Light, the city, the country, and the world at large and a sense that the fun ban-will never end. I’m much perkier this week. The good news is,

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Seven Pigs Out, 2021

January 2, 2022 By bangkok7

Happy 2022, reader. Last year at this time, Bangkok was tentatively open. ‘Twas right before the impending 8-month lockdown that ruined the year. I went nuts and hit 6 different holiday dinners and blogged about it. You can review those here: http://patpongnightlife.com/2020/12/27/seven-pigs-out-part-1/ This year, I made a similar effort, though the average price of a

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Seven Pigs Out, 2021
The Tyranny of Evil Men

The Tyranny of Evil Men

December 26, 2021 By bangkok7

That quote, from Pulp Fiction, is fake. It’s not from the Bible. But it might as well have been a prophecy. What’s up, reader, how’s it hanging. I’m taking another break from red-light-related fare to once again spout off about the thing that has consumed all our lives for two years running. Here’s a question

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Red-Light Breakkie Battle Royale

December 19, 2021 By bangkok7

Happy Sunday, reader. While we wait for a full reopening of the Red-Lights and make the best of the current tiny morsels of entertainment so generously doled out by the Thai govt, let us take a moment to praise those eateries near the RLDs that provide us with the strength we need to power through

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Red-Light Breakkie Battle Royale
Two Steps Forward, One Step Sideways

Two Steps Forward, One Step Sideways

December 12, 2021 By bangkok7

Happy Sunday, reader. If you’re one of us—and by “us” I mean a Bangkok expat punter/monger enduring the super slow-motion post-Covid bar scene reopening—you know the familiar roller coaster feeling of seeing one or two venues in your favorite red-light district open their doors, only to realize you can’t actually go inside, but then you

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The Quasi-Recovery Begins

December 5, 2021 By bangkok7

What’s up, reader, how’s it hangin’? I’m Bangkok Seven and this is my blog. We’ve just sprang from the starting gate in a race to recovery, and by “we” I mean the Bangkok nightlife community, and by “race” I mean an excruciating slow-motion crawl toward a finish line we can’t yet see. On December 1st,

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The Quasi-Recovery Begins
Bring the “Pain21,” An Art Exhibition

Bring the “Pain21,” An Art Exhibition

November 28, 2021 By bangkok7

Well friends, Bangkok is lousy with tourists again, and I’m not sure how to feel. It’s great news for Thais, but terrible news for grumpy curmudgeony mongers like me. It’s a testament to how bad the lockdowns must’ve been for people in their home countries that they’d hop a plane and fly halfway around the

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This Lax Limbo

November 21, 2021 By bangkok7

Three weeks after booze came back to Bangkok restaurants, and one week after the dismal announcement by Prayut that bars and red-lights won’t open until January, the monger community carries on in a kind of limbo. I say “kind of” because there’s debauchery to be found in a few select locations around town. Soi Nana

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This Lax Limbo
The Only Open “Gogo” in Bangkok

The Only Open “Gogo” in Bangkok

November 14, 2021 By bangkok7

Happy Sunday, everyone. Bangkok Seven here. Well, ‘twas announced last week that Prayut will keep the gogos closed until after January 15, and he had the gall to tell everyone working in that industry to “not be selfish.” How dare you selfishly want to feed yourselves and your families. What’s that you say? You’re homeless

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The Great Anticlimax

November 7, 2021 By bangkok7

Well gents, Thailand’s grand reopening rolled out on November 1st with little fanfare. One could even say it was a total flop, thanks to a combination of factors, though the common thread, unsurprisingly was outright idiocy on the part of people in charge. Instead of a joyous, triumphant return to normalcy on Monday, the Bangkok

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The Great Anticlimax