So what did we learn then? Apart from not letting PRP borrow your phone?
Soi Cowboy has 32 bars, give or take a restaurant theme or two. Are they all worth a visit? Fuck no. It took visiting them all, to determine which bars I never have to make the mistake of going into again in the future.
I now have a list of bars that I will visit when hitting cowboy again. The next time I do a bar crawl, it’ll be to this list of bars and I will spend more than the 10-15 mins there – which was all we could afford on the crawl.
These are ONLY bars I’d hit if I were planning a night out in Cowboy. Starting off at the Old Dutch for a bit of food… then 30 mins in each bar.
Shadow – at kicking out time. Beer bar type deal. Drink and sit and people watch as the night ends.
They all had pretty good service, good attitudes from the girls, some/all nudity, ‘frolicking’ and decent looking girls.
The bars that are not on the list, are ones I doubt I’ll be going back to. I’ll not name them, as it’s just down to my personal preference. I am sure they are all good bars and have great service – when I am not there.
Having a little knowledge of the bar life now, there are a few observations that stick in my mind. Things that piss me off.
1) Drink ordering.
When there is a group of more than 4 people, for fuck sake (waitress) write the order down on a notepad. I lost count of how many times I was given the wrong drink and then looked at me like I had just trodden on a baby rabbit. How many times have I ordered a premium whiskey to be given some nasty ass shit with flat coke?
And get this – when they finally bring out a bunch of drinks and you get handed something you didn’t order, you spend the next few minutes asking your pals if they’ve got your drink. You don’t think that they’ve fucked your order up. After a minute – you then tell them they fucked up. They’re not happy. Easy solution, write it down and read it back. Simples.
2) The Naughty boys corner.
I stopped going to this bar a long time ago. I hate the fucking place. Why? Well when you are sittingin the NB corner having a ‘massage’, the girl giving you the ‘massage’ will ask for a drink. You oblige. She then orders a tequila & coke – which is 2 separate drinks. In pathetically small glasses. Not sure how much they were.. but they were not cheap. As you are getting into the ‘massage’, more drinks are ordered. The girl then asks for one for the Mamasan?!?! And then the bartender muscles in on it. All whilst you are concentrating.. before you know it, there are half a dozen drinks on your bill. I’ve been stung a few times. The last time I told them they’re a bunch of cunts and I shall not be returning.
3) Girls outside.
Of course the owner is going to want the pretty girls outside to attract the punters. But if that is working, then use the increased revenue to employ more girls or pretty girls inside. I lost count of the bars we went into as the girls were hot on the outside.. only to find some kind of cattle market inside.
4) Pricing inconsistency –
If you go into every bar on soi 4, you’ll pretty much be greeted with similar prices as they all compete for a low price – as offered in the Mango.
Why is it then, at Cowboy, the pricing is all over the place? We went into one (crap) bar which was virtually double the price of the last bar. We no like this.
All in all… was it all worth it? Well, I certainly had a good time, and I now know which bars to re-visit, and which ones to avoid.
Would I do it again… no point. Not when there are other crawls to go on.
So until the next organized crawl… I’ll leave you with a picture that Peter took on the night. I have no recollection of this. I don’t know where the monkey came from and I don’t know where the monkey went? Looking at a stool cover it looks like Tilac, however, Doc Bond says he saw some bananas in Cockatoo?