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Patong Nightlife

The main nightlife area in Patong is in and around Soi Bangla, even if during the recent years bars and clubs has been poping up all over the place, patong has expanded quite a bit in the past year and new areas has been formed. Bangla Road still is the main nightlife area with the Sois, Soi Sea Dragon, Soi Eric, Soi Katoey, Soi Easy, most of them have had a serious facelift during the past year, with the famous Shark Club beeing shut down, and now reopened as Star Club (Star Warz, Star World). And Tiger Entertainment beeing one of the hotests new night clubs on bangla road, the pub Scruffy Murphys keeps atleast one clean irish pub for those of you that enjoys the pub feeling.

The Sois are entire lanes of beer bars packed side by side with loud music and provocative hostesses. Beware that many of the girls clustered around Tequila Bar are in fact katoey or transvestites. Here you can enjoy a beer or two, maybe a couple of drinks with a lady, before heading to one of the nightclubs, or gogo bars.

Go-go-style bars are found at Rock Hard (recently totaly renovated, and looks great) in Soi Bangla, Flash A Go Go at Soi Eric is a hot spot, especially late friday / saturdays when they use to have lesbian shows. A load of a-go-go clubs are also located on Soi Sea Dragon, any of them are usually a good chooise for some adult fun. Ladies usually charge around 1,000 - 1,500 baht for a night of full value entertainment, some will only want to spend a few hours, please make sure she understand your plans, with a bar fine of 500 baht (a-go-go), and 200 baht (beer bar).

Patong has changed alot in the past years, and if you visited a couple of years back, you might not find your way around in the night, but that wont be for long, you will soon be familiar with all the new hot places, and where to be and where to not.

Simon Cabaret in Patong, on the exit road to Karon, holds three opulent transvestite stage shows a night, two in low season. The innocuous and very entertaining 90-minute shows with a cast of 80 girls costs 400-500 baht, depending on seating. The ticket price is inclusive of an alcoholic drink.

Christin Massage on 200 Year Road specializes in assorted body massage techniques. Here you can select from a number of girls to entertain you for a few hours, starting with a relaxing bath followed by a full body massage.

The gay bar area of Patong is concentrated in the Paradise Complex in front of the Royal Paradise Hotel on Rat-u-thit Road.