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1 minute ago, bbi1 said:

If lower Sukumvit is dumpy, the rest of Thailand isn't any better.

I guess you've never seen it then. 

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I don't love Charlie's. In fact, I haven't been there in years but on the  odd occasion I would find myself in lower Suk I preferred sitting there than any of the other places in the immediate vicinity.  I guess we disagree on what constitutes a good bar. This may come as a surprise to you but I'm not the only foreigner working in BKK that that thinks lower Suk is shit and finds paying someone to shag you is a turn off. 

That's fine you like it quite, no drama there but to make a blanket statement that all bars are crap Is just misleading. There is a bar for everyone's taste from great English pubs with great food hard rock hotel and Hooters as well as little hole in the wall places similar to cheap Charlie's. Literally hundreds!

 

Lets keep it real

 

 

 

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Yeah I would really like to know about all these crappy bars?

I posted some photos in another thread with all the new places going up on Nana.  Brand new bars about 6 of them including a new Hillary all very nice inside all at the front area of the Rajah hotel.  Plus the new stuff near Nana Hotel, etc. there must be at least 8 newish bars just on Soi 4 not all lady bar venues incase that is what some consider crappy.   Then you have Bullyś around the corner and the place in the Landmark hotel basement great live band and a nice environment.  

Another 6 or so on Soi 11 not lady bars but places with live music etc.  Then a few more across on Soi 8.

What is the problem??  Sounds like super snotty bizarre judgmental attitudes.

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Seconded. So many good ones to choose from. I'm quite partial to no idea on Soi 22 these days since Hemingways closed.

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Yeah I would really like to know about all these crappy bars?
I posted some photos in another thread with all the new places going up on Nana.  Brand new bars about 6 of them including a new Hillary all very nice inside all at the front area of the Rajah hotel.  Plus the new stuff near Nana Hotel, etc. there must be at least 8 newish bars just on Soi 4 not all lady bar venues incase that is what some consider crappy.   Then you have Bullyś around the corner and the place in the Landmark hotel basement great live band and a nice environment.  
Another 6 or so on Soi 11 not lady bars but places with live music etc.  Then a few more across on Soi 8.
What is the problem??  Sounds like super snotty bizarre judgmental attitudes.

Exactly just walked past the kiwi pub soi 8,great pub but there were 200 people in there for the rugby so had a beer across the road at monsoon.

The problem is the guys complaining forgot they came here as tourists themselves probably for many years and no doubt enjoyed the ladies before becoming an expat and all of a sudden are to "hi so" to be seen near a bar girl or other tourists

I think stuck up is the correct term

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1 minute ago, InMyShadow said:


Exactly just walked past the kiwi pub soi 8,great pub but there were 200 people in there for the rugby so had a beer across the road at monsoon.

The problem is the guys complaining forgot they came here as tourists themselves probably for many years and no doubt enjoyed the ladies before becoming an expat and all of a sudden are to "hi so" to be seen near a bar girl or other tourists

I think stuck up is the correct term emoji16.png

I didn't come here as a tourist.  I was sent to work here.

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I didn't come here as a tourist.  I was sent to work here.

Well you're the exception. There are countless expats who married their bar girl and moved away from Sukhumvit and all of a sudden they became to hi so and trash the place
Hypocritical to say the least

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3 minutes ago, InMyShadow said:


Well you're the exception. There are countless expats who married their bar girl and moved away from Sukhumvit and all of a sudden they became to hi so and trash the place
Hypocritical to say the least

No they don't. Sex-tourists that marry a hooker normally end up in remote Issan villages whinging about something or other on TV.

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2 minutes ago, stephen tracy said:

No they don't. Sex-tourists that marry a hooker normally end up in remote Issan villages whinging about something or other on TV.

Not all Issan women are/or become hookers 

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Just now, Caps said:

Not all Issan women are/or become hookers 

Of course, I know that.  I was just making fun of the stereo-type bar-girl/sex-tourist phenomenon that can often end in marriage and a move upcountry.

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This is simply untrue. There are three very very small areas of girly bars, the rest of the place is for regular tourists and of course locals. 
 
Not that I'm saying Sukhumvit wins out over other areas.. I would stay elsewhere again. But for a newbie its a perfect introduction to Bangkok. 

I always hated it, it's just not Thai.


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I have lived for years on and off in BKK. Sukumvit was the best until the regime clamped down on it.  Silom/ Surawong have few redeeming features unless you are a gay sex tourist. The Kao San Road has the international back packer scene, some good night life, is near the river and the old town. Sukhumvit from Soi 4 to 60 has the best nightlife and restaurants. Check out different areas. Try the dynasty on soi 6 or the darwen on on soi 4....if ya wanna have fun try the nana hotel...Despite the best efforts of the authorities to destroy the heart and soul of the city Bangkok remains great fun...but not a patch on Pattaya. Don't bring whey as you can get everything here and you will have fun shopping and exploring the city. Good luck.

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On 01/07/2017 at 11:32 AM, stephen tracy said:

I didn't come here as a tourist.  I was sent to work here.

sent! Bully for you anyway. 7

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I actually would avoid Sukhumvit.  There are lots of bars and restaurants but not that many actual good ones.  Sukumvit is also full of sex-tourist and sex-pats.  Having said that some people like it, and the Tong Lor and Ekamai parts of Sukumvit have some good bars and restaurants... not cheap though.  Personally, I prefer the Silom/Sathon area (I live there).  I think it has a much nicer atmosphere and also quite close to some good riverside bars and restaurants.  Several BTS stops in the area should you want to go anywhere else in the city. 
Terrible advice. You will die of boredom in those 2 places.

Great if you like quitely reading a book in your room for your stay otherwise do what everyone else has said and stay between Asoke and Nana and actually enjoy yourself
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12 hours ago, InMyShadow said:

Terrible advice. You will die of boredom in those 2 places.

Great if you like quitely reading a book in your room for your stay otherwise do what everyone else has said and stay between Asoke and Nana and actually enjoy yourself emoji3.png

To each his/her own I guess.  I rarely stay in reading a book.  In my opinion the area between Asoke and Nana, although boasting many restaurants and bars, you can count on one hand how many are actually anything above mediocre.  Nana itself is fine if you want to pay for sex but it's also is a magnate for every form of white trash on the planet. People who wouldn't even be in Thailand if it wasn't for the cheap hookers.  Generally though I'd say there's probably something for everyone in Bangkok.  It's a diverse city.

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