Bangkokian wrote:Why would a Bangkok bar owner imagine that his customers would follow him to Pattaya? People want local bars.
Soi Twilight as "local bars"? Are you kidding? 90%+ of the customers are from China or other Asians visiting briefly. That's the whole business model of the soi. Squeeze every satang you can from the tourist. I doubt many locals see it as their regular local hang-out.
Not necessarily Soi Twilight. The way I read it, Bangkokian meant Silom Soi 4 as local bars, and some other bars scattered about. But just because a local farang does visit a go-go now and then, that doesn't make it his regular hang-out.
When I was a tourist I went to go-go bars a lot. Now that I'm a resident I will visit a go-go maybe twice a year in Bangkok, and maybe 6 times in Pattaya.
I am starting to favor host bars. And strangely of all, when I visit farang friends upcountry, these young gentlemen find me, I don't find them. I think everybody has different experiences however it may be, including the apps, and most go-gos will survive wherever they happen to be.
It looks impossible to me for anyone to try and predict what bars will move where. These are only possibilities, after all.