The Current Malaise

Happy Sunday, reader. How’s your life going? Have you caught omicron yet? If not, you will. I’ve just come out the other end of that particular metaphorical colon, and I’ll be honest—it weren’t no picnic. What started as a sore throat and nagging cough migrated into my chest, head, joints, and ass, and 10 days…

Seven Gets the ‘Rona (Maybe)

Hey everyone, how’s it hangin’? I’m Bangkok Seven, and this is my blog. I’ll be honest. I didn’t hit Nana, Cowboy, or Soi 7 last week. I wanted to—especially since ATK tests aren’t mandatory on Cowboy anymore—but I couldn’t get my lazy ass out of Patpong. Also, I’ve had Omicron symptoms all week that stubbornly…

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Normal

Well friends, it looks like we might be outa the woods. Out of the tunnel. Into the sunlight. In the past few days, the Redlight Districts of Bangkok have started to resemble their pre-scamdemic selves. Enthusiasm among girls and bar staff has started to swell, like the first ripples of a wave. Punters are punting…

Seven’s Red-Light Week

Well hey there, reader. How’s your life going? Omicron continues to be benign, giving the Thai government their “shit-or-get-off-the-pot” moment. Either go full tyrannical-fascist or abandon all Covid restrictions and get back to normal. We’re on pins and needles waiting to see what they choose. Things in Thailand are leading toward freedom, which is as…

State of the Red-Light: Omicron Edition

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,…

Seven Pigs Out, 2021

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…

The Tyranny of Evil Men

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…

Red-Light Breakkie Battle Royale

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…

Two Steps Forward, One Step Sideways

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…