Some recent comments brought up the relation of “classic economics” or economics in general and the commercial sex industry. Volumes could be written on the way prices are set for sexual services around the world. Things don’t always operate as people think “they should” when it comes to the sale of sexual services or the industry in general. Even considering some of these issues could leave you with more questions than answers. Today I want to pose another question to ponder: are there too many Gentlemen’s Clubs in Pattaya?
Gentlemen’s clubs have a somewhat long history in Pattaya. They aren’t “gentlemen’s clubs” in the euphemistic way the term is applied to strip clubs in the US. They aren’t actual gentlemen’s clubs in the original English sense either. Gentlemen’s clubs in Pattaya are basically hybrid combinations of blow job bars and short time bars of the type found on Soi 6 with locking doors.
The first Pattaya gentlemen’s club I reported on here was Club 4. Back in 2014 that bar was basically alone on its little stretch of soi. Club 4 was raided by law enforcement several times since then and went through some ownership changes. Meanwhile a number of other gentlemen’s clubs have opened on both sides of the place so that the once quiet section of soi is now its own sort of “blow row”.
But some of the newer gentlemen’s clubs in that section of town including the previously reviewed Club Sin and J-Club are very quiet. Despite being run by the “Nightwish Group” with its popular bars on Soi 6 they don’t seem to be raking in the money either since both bars have been listed for sale for over a year.
Other gentlemen’s clubs on the strip seem to be a little quieter too perhaps as a result of all the competition. There could be something else at play but that seems to the be the biggest issues facing that particular collection of gentlemen’s clubs even as places like Pirates do seem to be getting on well.
Soi Bong Koch 8 is not the be all and end all of gentlemen’s clubs in Pattaya to be sure. It certainly does have the highest concentration of such clubs though and so it deserves consideration in any discussion of a question such as this.
The many other gentlemen’s clubs in Pattaya also need to be mentioned though. That includes places like Come Together which took over the old location of Carre Blanc when that gentlemen’s club relocated to Soi Bong Koch 8.
It also includes the other gentlemen’s clubs spread all over Pattaya including Club M near Third Road and Excite Club near Soi LK Metro. And what about the Pin Up Club just a few steps away from Excite Club that has closed up shop?
Does the closure of several gentlemen’s clubs in Pattaya mean the seaside city has reached a sort of “peak gentlemen club”? Are there more gentlemen’s clubs than the local economy can handle? If so then what of the other gentlemen’s clubs that continue to open there including Maggy May’s, The Hunny Lounge and the very Pirates-like Club 555?
None of those newer clubs seem to be any busier than the older places but they do continue to spring up on a regular basis. I plan to review nearly all of them in due time. My only hope is that none of the places fold up before I get around to publishing my reports!