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#31 YimSiam

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 19:39

Alright, here I am four years later to amend my opinion of this place.  Yes, it may be open and rockin' (in its way) at all hours of the AM.  But it just isn't fun anymore - my last three or four visits over the past year have all been let downs.  What used to be a kind of anything-goes party atmosphere is now a crappy insider crowd marked by remarkably unfriendly farang... Sure, there are some standard girls waiting around for the lucky early morning strike from a customer, and some good old fashioned drinkers putting in time after the(ir) bars close down, but any positives are outweighed by rude wankers who keep the mood negative and the vibe too aggro.  I've been a fan for a long time, and I gave JP bar all the second chances I could, but it's now time to withdraw the YimSiam Seal of Approval for this particular establishment.  There are better places to play pool with some girls while waiting for the morning rush hour on the road back to your hotel to thin out...

Sorry, JP bar, it was good while it lasted, but it's all over now.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 23:09

Can't help but post, though not sure I've been since the last post.  What's the story - still an inside scene, loud music but not much fun and few attractive options, or back to its heyday at THE 10 am party place?

#33 torrenova

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 02:01

Back in my day, JP was one of few post 3am places which were not just waiting for the last drunk to leave. By the time the Marines had closed their doors, the Blues Factory had gone to sleep and most go-gos and bars were closing down or already closed, JP Bar stood out like a beacon of light in an otherwise fading neon world.

However, change was a coming. Walking Street go-go numbers rose from circa 20s to 70s by the last rough count. Insomnia moved location and a number of quasi support bars opened. Soi 16 and beyond had opened, fucked up, closed and was on its second reincarnation.

You must remember also that there was a shit load of other stuff to do on Sois 2/3/7/8/9 etc. Much of this is now gone and as such, more folk migrate whereas JP Bar had a pretty regular set for many years; it was too wild for many and they had far more choices in the Sois.

I think it will be remember like Thermae. It may well remain but the true heyday will have passed. Just like Porn who owns/owned it, we all got older and took our bow from the stage. The new players aren't the same and that magic can probably never be recaptured.
When you've done your dough its time to go !




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