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I have friends from the UK coming to stay over Xmas.

To my shock and horror they have asked about GoGo Bars in Korat :o

Are there any? I have not seen any but then I have never really looked :D

Any advice welcome.....thanks and a Cool Yule to you all.

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I have friends from the UK coming to stay over Xmas.

To my shock and horror they have asked about GoGo Bars in Korat :o

Are there any? I have not seen any but then I have never really looked :D

Any advice welcome.....thanks and a Cool Yule to you all.

Never saw one when I was there either!

Have you looked in the area arround the CAT tower?

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No go go bars. Plenty of bars and "drinking establishments". Massage :o Karoki joints. But no go go bars.

Oh yea, and Happy Holidays to you too.

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I have friends from the UK coming to stay over Xmas.

To my shock and horror they have asked about GoGo Bars in Korat :o

Are there any? I have not seen any but then I have never really looked :D

Any advice welcome.....thanks and a Cool Yule to you all.

NO, but there's a shitload of car dealerships - must be the most boring place in Thailand !!! Or do you know better ?

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- must be the most boring place in Thailand !!! Or do you know better ?

As provincial towns go, par for the course,

if you want more boring, try further out in the sticks..............

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NO, but there's a shitload of car dealerships - must be the most boring place in Thailand !!! Or do you know better ?

Well, as they say "whatever floats your boat". I like Korat and don't find it boring at all, unless of course one is looking for go go bars!tonguesmclrd5uu.gif

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I prefer the sticks too! If I want a go go bar I'll get with the missus and we'll both run around the house naked! That sight is so scary it's one of the reason we live in the boonies!

Happy Happy and Merry Merry!

Eric

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Korat Dec update from 'Thailand Connect' mag (article courtesy of The Korat Post),

no go go bars, but still signs of life:

"The Big Chili, formerly known as Café Del Sol and at that time the only Mexican food restaurant in Korat, is once again serving great American and Mexican food, with really, really great margaritas. Wes & Lek there are at 01-8784355 and

09-1405550 respectively to take bookings or just to say hello.

On Chakkree Road just off Friendship Highway’s downtown meander around Korat, the Big Chili has room for large groups, and friendly bar attendees.

Rumor has it that Pizza Shop, having been run by Noi and Sten, is being put on the block for sale.

Suranaree Road, off Mukmontri, has been accumulating foreign-taste eateries and drinkeries, becoming a favorite watering hole for visitors and residents alike.

Friend’s is another new restaurant, opened by a UK gent and his Korat Thai wife. Just off Suranaree Road on Soi Lampru, Friend’s is located on the corner entrance to M Inn, Korat (formerly NP ). Prices are very low, snooker is a highlight, and cold beer helps keep busy conversationalists talking. Friend’s is at tel. 01-1857506.

The old Irish Pub near the Sima Thani Hotel has reopened, despite having been closed down due to the death of its foreign manager. Popular place, very close to the Korat Tourism Authority of Thailand office.

Balu’s is another place no one should miss while in Korat. Offering both inside and outside facilities, Balu’s is a German restaurant (no Thai food is available) catering to the western palate. While there, order a few kilos of Balu’s famous sausages to take home. Tel. 044-289031."

Edited by bahtandsold

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Korat Dec update from 'Thailand Connect' mag (article courtesy of The Korat Post),

no go go bars, but still signs of life:

"The Big Chili, formerly known as Café Del Sol....

Rumor has it that Pizza Shop, having been run by Noi and Sten, is being put on the block for sale.

Suranaree Road, off Mukmontri, has been accumulating foreign-taste eateries and drinkeries, becoming a favorite watering hole for visitors and residents alike.

Friend’s is another new restaurant, opened by a UK gent and his Korat Thai wife...

The old Irish Pub near the Sima Thani Hotel has reopened...

Balu’s is another place no one should miss while in Korat...

That was an interesting "update". Thank you.

The Big Chili sounds good, will have to give it a try, as well as Balu's.

Friend's is indeed a nice clean place with snooker and friendly people, although I thought the gent was Canadian?

The Irish Pub is open/closed, never sure at this time. Since the passing of Fergus (due to lung cancer) who was quite a bit more than the "bar manager" (and a very good friend of mine), the Irish Pub has only opened for a brief period when the American troops were in town. I'm not sure what Mai's (the surviving spouse) plans are for the future, but I know she would like to continue the Irish tradition if she can. Is a bit expensive, but the Guiness draft was wonderful.

Interesting about "The Pizza Shop". Wouldn't surprise me.

Anyway right next door to "The Pizza Shop" is the "Pasinee Restaurant" run by Mike. He is originally Lebanese but spent the last 20 years (?) in Norway as a chef for a hotel chain. Good cheap food and beer. Can sit outside and watch the world go by (and smoke if it is one of your habits), or inside with aircon and big screen TV (sports). The local chapter of the VFW (American Veterans of Foriegn Wars) is now newly located here and they have their monthly meetings on the second floor.

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Thx Ken, I didn't realise Friend's was run by a fellow Canuck. I'll pass that along to Frank at the Korat Post. (probably just a typo).

Here's another update from my little freebie Thailand Connect mag, this time courtesy of the kind folks up the road from Korat at Udon Map dot com:

"Udon’s nightlife scene has taken off in a big way during this past year, with the edition of many new ex-pat bars. UP2U, Aussie Pub, and Horseshoe Bar are just some of the new bars to open within this past year; just recently the newly opened Eagle Bar changed hands and is under new management, it is due to open its doors next month with a new image and new name, watch this space! The City Lodge is another place worth checking out when you are in town, they have a great western menu, wood burning pizza oven and good quality rooms for rent.

As well as all the new bars there is of course the popular Harry’s bar, which was one of the first ex-pat bars to open its doors in Udon 6 years ago and then Steve’s Bar which opened a couple of years later and is proving to be a popular ex-pat meeting place.

There is a real buzz about town with the edition of many new trendy Thai bars and for those who like a lively scene, will feel at home at Tong’s bar, Mambo disco, or even at the new Hightech night plaza. Little Rock disco is the place to go if you are young or young at heart, they host a selection entertainers and live music and can get a very busy at times.

Udon has a couple of golf societies that play regularly each week, they alternate between the 5 courses around Udon, visiting guests are welcome to join in for a round of golf. Visit Aussie Pub or Harry’s Bar for more information about golf in the area.

Udon Thani has 2 modern ten-pin bowling alleys, a Majorplex cinema complex, horse racing course and for those who enjoy a game a pool, will find decent pool tables at the Horseshoe Bar and Aussie Pub. There are of course many other activities, too many to mention here, to keep you busy during your stay."

Cheers!

daniel

(PS: I really enjoy reading the monthly local updates we get from all over Thailand including, Chiang Mai, Songkhla -thx to Louis at Ajarn; Kanchanaburi via Sean and the bad boys at No Name bar, Krabi, Hua Hin, Koh Chang, you name it. If anyone wants to contribute, or rcv a free copy of Thailand Connect/Baht Sold mag, just pm anytime)

Edited by bahtandsold

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gogo bar, thats a disgrace. Thats like selling your own people to farangs. There should be no gogo bars in thailand at all. Farangs brings aids not money.

Geeeeesh! We even get these trolls on the Issan Forum.troll.gif

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gogo bar, thats a disgrace. Thats like selling your own people to farangs. There should be no gogo bars in thailand at all. Farangs brings aids not money.

Geeeeesh! We even get these trolls on the Issan Forum.troll.gif

Just another underage poster, they should show their ID at the door to Thai Visa :o

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sua nam mekong.....

we bring AID and $$$$$$$$ you Drongo. :D

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The poster is a troll, usually posts both sides of a subject to get a response, don't take the bait guys. :o

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Thank you all for your replies both on and off topic.

Well my friends visited and we had no gogo bars to visit :o

Nonetheless a great time was had by all :D

A very happy new year to you all and I hope 2005/2548 is good for you all.

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