Review: Number 1 Bar in Bangkok, Thailand


Number 1 Bar is a bar on Sukhumvit Soi 10 in Bangkok. I don’t normally review basic beer bars. But Number 1 Bar stands out from the crowd for a few reasons. One is that it took over the space of another special kind of bar that was reviewed here in the past.

In the first year that this site was online I posted a review of The Lollipop 1. It was one of the many Bangkok blowjob bars open at the time. The sister shop on the other side of Sukhumvit closed up shop around the same time. The Lollipop 1 eventually followed suit as I reported here almost a year ago.

Some readers have left comments here saying that The Lollipop 1 reopened under a new name. So I had to go by to investigate. As it turns out another bar called Number 1 has taken the place of The Lollipop 1. It is similar to the old shop. But is certainly not just the same old place with a new name.

Location and layout

Number 1 Bar is located just steps from the girl friendly Paradiso Suites hotel. It is in a small square shaped alley connected to Sukhumvit Soi 10. It is at most a two minute walk from the main Sukhumvit thoroughfare.

Outside the bar looks a lot like the Lollipop 1 used to. Though it has taken on more of the characteristics of a beer bar. The square bar is there on the left side. It is staffed by two older gals including one who is quite busty. The pool table is still there too. And most of the staff hangs around it.

The right side of the ground floor used to rather empty and cavernous. It has been converted into a regular Thai massage place. The women outside who wear massage uniforms do Thai massage, foot massage and other similar services inside.

The left side of the building has been turned into something resembling a low rent residential apartment. But the rooms upstairs containing beds and bathrooms are used for more than just places for people to sleep at night. They’re basically short time quarters for customers who want to spend private time with any of the bar girls. It’s sort of like a Soi 6 Pattaya bar in that regard.

Staff, service and prices

There about eight women working the combined massage shop and bar most nights. As stated above two are usually behind the bar. The others are younger and more attractive. Most are in their twenties and from various parts of the Isaan region. One or two are quite pretty. Others would probably be described as average by most men.

The gals at the bar are up for playing pool, drinking and listening to the music that plays at a reasonable level. So it is like any other beer bar. But the massage girls also do massages. And the others all seem open to going to the short time rooms with customers. So it is not just a regular bar after all.

Nor is the place a BJ bar like the old Lollipop was. In fact some of the gals aren’t even willing to do any kind of lip service at all even though they do full service for the right price. Speaking of that oil massages are 500 Baht ($16 USD) over in the massage parlor side. The bar fine for the other side of the building is 600 Baht ($20 USD). And the ladies who go to those rooms expect a tip of as much as 2000 Baht ($65 USD) for their time. These rates are similar to those in the nearby go go bars. So they are somewhat high considering the venue.

Number 1 Bar is definitely not the number one bar in Bangkok. But it is not the worst bar in the city either. With rooms on standby it is at least a bit more unique than a lot of other open air beer bars. With that in mind I give the place two stars. If the rates were a bit lower I might have rated it a bit higher.

Address:Sukhumvit Soi 10, Bangkok, Thailand. (Map)
Hours:4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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