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#1 paborn

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 04:58 AM

Recently one of our august members wrote this in a thread about Jomtien:

 

"One of the pleasures of Jomtien is that it is so easy and enjoyable to walk down the main soi and decide for yourself"

 

 

This started a lot of discussion about the attitude or behavior of guys in Jomtien bars.  The consensus seems to be that if you enter and order a drink for yourself you are ignored. The guys face the street, their backs to the customer, and both watch the street and play with their phones.
 
I'm used to Bangkok host bars like the older Charmming and others in Saphan Kwai( the boys are clothed and sit facing you ) and the go-go style of Soi Twilight. But, I must confess, this is an odd one for .  so, I ask what is the truth of this and what is the best way to handle it.


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Posted 21 October 2018 - 05:25 AM

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The bad part is that the guys can't read minds. They can't tell if you like one of them and want them to sit with you u less you tell them. And if you sit down and order a drink without inviting any of them to join you they stop bothering you and focus on the next potential customer.

When I went with a guy to the bars. We sat and were ignored. When my friend saw the guy he wanted to meet, I called the guy over and all was well.

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 09:54 AM


Recently one of our august members wrote this in a thread about Jomtien:

"One of the pleasures of Jomtien is that it is so easy and enjoyable to walk down the main soi and decide for yourself"



I'm used to Bangkok host bars like the older Charmming and others in Saphan Kwai( the boys are clothed and sit facing you ) it.


I never knew Saphan Kwai had host bars? Where are they? Are they active?????

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 01:57 PM

The bad part is that the guys can't read minds. They can't tell if you like one of them and want them to sit with you u less you tell them. And if you sit down and order a drink without inviting any of them to join you they stop bothering you and focus on the next potential customer.

When I went with a guy to the bars. We sat and were ignored. When my friend saw the guy he wanted to meet, I called the guy over and all was well.

Then they lure in another customer and ignore him, and another customer and ignore him and on and on. :p

 

If one is a regular to the Complex, they know what to expect and what to do.   And not all bars are the same, one with a difference is Two Donna Bar, located on soi facing Venue, where the lads do pay attention to the customer. And likely other bars. 



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Posted 21 October 2018 - 02:25 PM

The guys are in a difficult situation. If they are too forward, they can annoy some of us. 

 

Older readers may recall the 1990s gay guide "The Men of Thailand."  The writer always stipulated in which Bangkok bars the guys approached and vice versa. It seemed that in the more Thai orientated places (often in Saphan Kwai), they didn't, while in Boyztown and so on they did. 

 

Nowadays, I enjoy a drink in the early evening while my boyfriend spends his usual two hours showering and getting ready for dinner (an exaggeration...it's only one) and most assuredly don't want contact in the bars other than a smile and a  sawatdee khrap. Twenty plus  years ago, as a shy newbie looking for company, I welcomed it. 



#6 paborn

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 08:28 PM

I never knew Saphan Kwai had host bars? Where are they? Are they active?????

I believe they are all gone. Back in the day, they were so good I stayed in the area.



#7 ChristianPFC

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 10:44 PM

The one gogo bar (Be-high) in Saphan Kwai (Pradipat more exactly) closed some years ago, and now there are several boy Karaokes left.



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Posted 28 October 2018 - 10:59 PM

Thanks, Christian, but how do you handle Jomtien bars?



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Posted 28 October 2018 - 11:46 PM

There are some ways to handle Jomtien bars that avoid being sat at the back of the bar being ignored.

 

(i) Since the lads are sat at the front of the bars, walk up & down the soi slowly, figure out which boy you want, walk up to him & ask him to join you for a drink.

(ii) Find your Jomtien boy on on Planet Romeo, figure out which bar he works in & then go to visit him.  

 

If this fails,if you're sat in a bar with the boys facing the street, at least the boys in the bars across the road are facing you, so it is a good place to plot which bar to go to next.   



#10 paborn

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 11:52 PM

if this fails,if you're sat in a bar with the boys facing the street, at least the boys in the bars across the road are facing you, so it is a good place to plot which bar to go to next.   

 

 
Reminds me of sitting in Dicks ( Bangkok ) and making sure I was always paying by drink so I could take off in pursuit of a lovely lad to ascertain his workplace.  Good Idea. 


#11 paborn

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 01:39 AM

 Find your Jomtien boy on on Planet Romeo, figure out which bar he works in & then go to visit him.  

 

 

I'm crap with apps, Is it possible to set the app to Pattaya before leaving the US and shop in advance?  No answer would be too simple for me, I have some gifts and talents - these apps are not in my tool kit.



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Posted 29 October 2018 - 12:35 PM

Thanks, Christian, but how do you handle Jomtien bars?

I have no interest in host bars. When I'm in Pattaya alone, I don't go to Jomtien (I spend all my time in Sunee and Boystown, in that order). When I'm with a friend who wants to go to Jomtien, I join him but we don't stay long and I don't sit and drink in a bar (just walk through the soi). There are boys to my taste in Jomtien, my current and all time favorite works in a bar there.



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Posted 29 October 2018 - 02:45 PM

Me too, Paborn. I rely on my boyfriend. You can access the "Classic. Planet Romeo site" (note the full-stop) where you live and choose Pattaya as your place of interest. The "classic" will give you some indication of likely friends in Pattaya.

The more usual Planet Romeo (ie the app one) identifies your present location so it has to be set up when you are there; the same goes for hornet. 



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Posted 29 October 2018 - 04:37 PM

Too late now, but Protocol might have been a more appropriate title than Etiquette.?  ;)



#15 paborn

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 07:14 PM

There are boys to my taste in Jomtien, my current and all time favorite works in a bar there.

 

 

 

So, why not go? Just curious...



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Posted 29 October 2018 - 07:54 PM

The more usual Planet Romeo (ie the app one) identifies your present location so it has to be set up when you are there; 

 

You can set whatever location you desire (free and paid for versions) with PlanetRomeo, both in the app and in a browser. One of the big advantages of PlanetRomeo.



#17 paborn

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 08:28 PM

Thanks! 



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 05:13 AM

Too late now, but Protocol might have been a more appropriate title than Etiquette.?  ;)

 

Etiquette and Jomtien in the same title is a bit shocking.... :yahoo:



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 05:14 AM

You can also do the same for Hornet

 

Me too, Paborn. I rely on my boyfriend. You can access the "Classic. Planet Romeo site" (note the full-stop) where you live and choose Pattaya as your place of interest. The "classic" will give you some indication of likely friends in Pattaya.

The more usual Planet Romeo (ie the app one) identifies your present location so it has to be set up when you are there; the same goes for hornet. 

 

Errr not so...

Im in the UK and am now using both searching for boys in Pattaya to meet next month. (Select "explore the world" in Hornet)

The only thing I would say is that Gay Romeo is soooo bloody hard to use. Hornet is far easier.



#20 paborn

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 06:42 AM

Thanks, Gerefan.  I'll download it right away.






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