Heaven Above is a long standing go go bar just off Walking Street in Pattaya. The some manages to maintain some of the old feel of Pattaya and its original agogos. This is not easy to find these days as group tours have become more prominent and business models have been shifted accordingly.
Walking Street is still lined with go go bars from end to end. And for the uninitiated they might even seem like a sort of heaven on earth. People are still doing business, making money and having fun. I simply note that some things have changed over the years. That is of course to be expected.
Heaven Above go go bar
Heaven Above is located just off of Walking Street on Soi Diamond. It is but a short walk from the previously reviewed Windmill. There must be something about this street. It is home to several bars where the women are not afraid to show skin and up close and personal with customers. There is a stark difference between this and modern bars on Walking Street proper where ladies labeled as models prance about in wardrobe.
As the name implies Heaven Above is actually located above street level. It is quite possible to miss the place as the entrance is up a flight of stairs. Coming from Walking Street it is just to the right in a building that is clearly marked. Sometimes there are gals at street level promoting the place. But most of the women seem to stay in the bar itself.
After ascending the stairway to Heaven the entrance to the bar is on the right. There are usually a number of scantly clad ladies in front of the entrance waiting for their stage time inside. Beyond the entrance there is a restroom. Just after that there is a short time hotel with 500 Baht rooms which is quite convenient.
The Heaven Above bar is not large but it never feels crowded or cramped. In fact it feels rather spacious. There is a slightly elevated stage in the middle of the floor with stools all around it. On the end of the floor there is another smaller raised platform with pads where dancers do oil shows in the buff that are quite erotic. More comfortable bench style seats with padded backs line the three of the walls.
Staff, prices and summary
On a good night there may be as many as two or three dozen ladies dancing at Heaven Above. That may not sound like a lot but it is enough for the space. There is some variation among the dancers with one or two being rather larger or well into middle age. But generally speaking the gals are attractive. There always seem to be a few real beauties on hand too.
The women wear quite revealing bra and panty sets as a uniform. But many of the gals drop their tops while they are up on stage. One or two ladies doing an oil show also sport nothing more than their birthday suits as mentioned above. So there is quite a lot to see.
The gals dance in teams of six or so on stage. And they stay up there for quite a while. The stage is close to the seats and the feeling is very laid back. So customers are easily able to interact with the dancers. They are some of the friendliest gals around probably due at least in part to the relaxed nature of the place. The servers are even fun and the mamasan is always on hand but never intrusive.
Drinks are reasonably priced. The barfine is 1000 Baht ($33 USD) which seems to be something like a standard now in Pattaya. It is actually cheaper than what quite a few other bars ask. In addition the ladies themselves don’t ask for the world. It’s a lot like most go go bars used to be. And that is not a bad thing. Three-and-a-half stars.
Note: Heaven Above closed the original location under review here. It has since reopened at a new location on Soi Boomerang.
|Address:||Soi Diamond, Pattaya, Thailand (Map)|
|Hours:||7:00 PM - 3:00 AM|