Two GoGo bars on Soi 7 and Soi 8 were raided late Saturday night as police appear to be continuing some kind of selective crackdown on GoGo Bars and “lewd show entertainment” in an attempt to clean up Pattaya’s seedy image.
The raids on the two Silver Star A-GoGo’s which are virtually located just around the corner from Pattaya Police Station were allegedly inspired by “several reports that sex shows were being performed” at the venues. (Another possibility is certainly that the owners forgot to pay their tea money in time.)
They also came on the heels of a surprise visit by the Boys in Brown at the popular Windmill A-GoGo earlier this week, during which an elderly Briton was caught in the act with a “private dancer” in a short-time room on the premises.
So what dirty secrets behind closed doors did the police uncover on Soi 7 and Soi 8?
An elderly British couple in their Sixties were attacked by a bar girl on Soi 8 last night after they refused to pay their bar bill in full. Why they did so? Because the drinks in the beer bar weren’t quite as cheap as in 7-Eleven or Family Mart and the nutcases felt ripped off or something.
The incident happened at Patsy beer bar on Soi 8 off Pattaya Beach Road and left the 63-year-old husband with a nasty looking black eye and a cut to his forehead.
A video of the attack which shows the bar worker kicking and punching the elderly guy and even smashing her shoe over his head as she’s chasing the group of tourists down the Soi has been uploaded to the Internet and can be viewed here.
This year, the important Buddhist holiday of Makha Bucha falls on Monday, February 11. Since this is a national holiday, government offices including your local immigration bureau, banks and many other businesses would usually be closed for one day. With Makha Bucha falling on a Saturday, however, and government offices being closed anyway, Monday, February 13, has been designated by the Thai government as a substitute holiday.
As usual on the four most important Buddha days, alcohol sales will be strictly banned nationwide and bars and entertainment venues in Pattaya required to close from midnight to midnight.