A brief review of some of the bars, restaurants etc. I visited.
The Corner Bar: Understandably looking for a new identity following the recent change of management. Noticably less cliquey than before with a greater mix of people and European music. It now feels like a bar for everyone so perhaps those who thought they semi-owned the place have moved elsewhere.
Montys Cafe Bar: I had breakfast there a couple of times and it was lovely. Nicely cooked, generous servings and good service. All for 99 Baht makes it excellent value for money.
Cuisine au Buerre: back to the high standard it was reaching a year ago. Some of the dishes I ate there included Duck a la Orange, Medallions of Beef with Garlic Butter, Caesar Salad, T-Bone Steak. Without exception the food was very good, the duck in particular was superb. Service is always friendly and the place has a nice atmosphere. A perfect example of a neighbourhood bistro.
Wild West Boys: The had just six uninterested boys on stage for aboiut five minutes before half of them left. A bar that now seems to be going through the motions prior to closing down.
X-Boys: The same as before with a vibrant, bust atmosphere and quite a few customers. They now charge 180 baht for a glass of orange squash, 200 Baht for a boys drink and 400 baht off fee.
Toy Boys/Funny Boys: I have put these two together because as far as I am concerned they are virtually identical. Both are comfortable, play pleasant music, offer nice service and have a generally good selection of clean, well mannered, good looking boys. There is nothing to dislike about either place but equally nothing exciting ever happens in them. If you just want a boy and don't want to go to bar after bar to find one then I would be surprised if you didn't find what you were looking for in one of these.
Happy Boys: Gets less interesting every time I visit.
Happy Place. Well it made me happy. A nice energy reverberates around this bar. The boys hang about outside in their zebra pants and this creates a sexy ambience throughout the place. Very high quality boys. Many of them have been there for a couple of years, they know I am not going to off them yet they still smile, say hello and come and talk to me. Well brought up boys. Very nice. Neal, great fun to talk to and a terrible gossip (you know you are Neal) and NO. I shall not reveal anything of what he told me.
The show, well I don't like any of them and this one is no exception. Lip synching to pop songs, not my ideaq of entertainment. All in all a well run bar.
Krazy Dragon: Some nights it was quiet and others busy which was standard of most of the bars throughout the city. Some nice looking boys and just like Happy Place all will come and say hello if they recognise you.
The Glass House: A new restaurant. Perfection. Will get a separate review soon.
Frenchies: Full on, energetic bar where the boys often dance topless. They play some good music and even with only a few customers the place feels busy, buzzy and fun. Actually, a really really good bar and the owner offers that warm welcome perfected by the French that British people pretend surprises them but secretly love. He greets you as if he has been awaiting your arrival for hours.
Eros: Nice refurbishment that makes the place considerably more comfortable while retaining the seedier nature of the bar. Some good looking boys both straight and fem. Quite likely to witness naked dancing later in the evening this bar is delightfully raunchy, perhaps remeniscent of bars gone by.
Jet Boys: An upstairs bar in Boyztown with mainly fem boys. Had very few customers when I was there. If you want to visit I suggest you go sooner rather than later because I suspect it will close quickly.