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Someone mentioned the 'corner bar on the 3rd floor in nana' - Woodstock. 

Washington Sq. Bourbon St. has moved, although the Tues night Mex buffet remains.

 

Khao Sarn Rd used to be a great place to hang out (in my 20's) and meet Uni girls (Austins, Suzies, the Club).

 

Along Sukhumvit: Q'Bar, Ministry of Sound, Bed Supper Club.

 

I've probably changed as much as the City, I don't bother with clubs anymore. The growth in quality restaurants has been phenomenal.

 

So many more shopping malls, arguably too many.

 

The Skyline, more taller buildings, a lot more huge Apartment Complexes.. the Price of accommodation has also skyrocketed in Bangkok. 

 

The beer gardens in front Central World (formerly known as WTC) for about 3 months of the year. 

 

Skytrain, obviously. 

 

Any further out than Thonglor used to be considered 'out of town', Bang Na seemed like a different province. Now On Nut is considered relatively central and Udom Suk is seeing some significant development.

 

 

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Not to switch off of Bangkok, but is that rock n roll bar on Beach Road in Pattaya still there...its like the first bar near maybe soi 6?

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I remember when the only escalator in the country was from ground floor to 2nd (top) floor of Thai Daimaru Department Store (where Central World is now).  The only Central Department Store at that time had a staircase access to 2nd floor.  And there were no roads more than two lanes wide (airport into town was first multi lane road).  Gaslight and Max's Place on Patpong at night. 

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On 10/13/2019 at 8:12 AM, Nyezhov said:

Nope. Far right corver as you faced it. No girls there. They had food. Nice little place. I met Stickman there.

Cathouse certainly offered value with AYCD Heineken from 4-8 for 300 THB...fun crowd minus the teacher cliques.  

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oh, and who remembers the Hollywood Bar at NEP...never seen anything better since.  Did a grand mariner and got a juice glass filled to the rim.  

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Sukhumvit Square/Plaza Corner Soi 10.

 

Destroyed in January 2003. 

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There is a newish night market opposite soi 13 on suk with lots of Craft beer stands and food , bands etc

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48 minutes ago, moontang said:

oh, and who remembers the Hollywood Bar at NEP...never seen anything better since.  Did a grand mariner and got a juice glass filled to the rim.  

I think I remember that. I spent more time down by the tracks though 🙂

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1 hour ago, luckyluke said:

Sukhumvit Square/Plaza Corner Soi 10.

 

Destroyed in January 2003. 

Legend has it that the owners of what lay there had no idea it was being flattened, turned up for work one fine morning and it was on the floor..

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not that surprising really, if you compare the london of 27 years ago to now the City skyline has changed dramatically, as have the shops you see, or dont see, on the high street, as have many underground stations due to crossrail. the world changes, moves on, always has...

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On 10/12/2019 at 10:02 PM, steven100 said:

Cascade's  I think or Mango bar. 

Right hand side corner

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On 10/13/2019 at 9:12 AM, Nyezhov said:

Nope. Far right corver as you faced it. No girls there. They had food. Nice little place. I met Stickman there.

woodstock?

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14 minutes ago, metempsychotic said:

woodstock?

yeah

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