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    Retox Bar Bites The Dust

    After a campaign to take over the entire sports bar market in Pattaya the Retox Group have finally admitted they have bitten of more than they can chew and closed down their bar in Soi Leng Kee....Another UK bar group Scooters which specialises in retro 60s style bars has also had to close down one of their bars just of Walking Street. There is just not enough British mongers coming over and the bar prices are too high for your average Pattaya expat to drink in everyday. Tough times in sin city

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    overpriced crappy bar run by boiler room boys and petty British criminals,

    they could always blame Brexit for their failure,

    not to be missed,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    overpriced crappy bar run by boiler room boys and petty British criminals,

    they could always blame Brexit for their failure,

    not to be missed,
    Not sure about the boiler room boys. Their investors all seemed to be mongers who had enjoyed their 2 week shagfest so much they decided to stay

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    There bars were just about okay if you had to be out with the mates. I'd honestly rather drink and some mom and pop type restaurant in Jomtien with ice cold Leos and spicy Thai foods to accompany.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy View Post
    There bars were just about okay if you had to be out with the mates. I'd honestly rather drink and some mom and pop type restaurant in Jomtien with ice cold Leos and spicy Thai foods to accompany.
    The bars are Brits/Aussies on the piss sort of thing. Cheap western pub food, 24 hour sport and serving girls in bikinis. Some folk like that but its not Thailand in any way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    overpriced
    The place was one of the cheapest around and full of a load of cheap arsed Chang vest wearing sex tourists blowing smoke all over your 99 baht Full English breakfast.

    What kind of bars did you frequent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    The place was one of the cheapest around and full of a load of cheap arsed Chang vest wearing sex tourists blowing smoke all over your 99 baht Full English breakfast.

    What kind of bars did you frequent?
    What killed them was Cheap Charlies Bar on Buakow selling the same breakfast for 89b

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    ^ i thought the Thai landlord ramped up the rent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    ^ i thought the Thai landlord ramped up the rent.
    That was one of the problems along with being undercut on their breakfasts and the owners deciding that there was just not enough customers to warrant having two bars within walking distance of each other.

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    Just googled that Cheap Charlies. Wow...but imagine the clientele... That must be where Butterfly hung out



    I wonder how many of those tight fukkers went in and ordered the kids meals at 49 baht

    I noticed in Jaybees bar that he had written 'For under 12's only' with a permanent marker on his kids menu section

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary View Post
    and serving girls in bikinis. Some folk like that but its not Thailand in any way

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    Roast dinner for 99baht

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Just googled that Cheap Charlies. Wow...but imagine the clientele...
    I believe the original owner of Cheap Charlie's sold it, then opened another joint that's almost identical called Hungry Hippo a few hundred yards away. Surprised we havent read of a fire-bombing . Haven't been to either but the food pics that pop up on the local food groups occasionally always look ok (considering the price).

    Bronx pizza had to move from next to Retox as that whole parcel of land is being re-developed, they only crossed the Soi to a shophouse though. Was in there after a drunken night on LK recently and they were doing really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    The place was one of the cheapest around and full of a load of cheap arsed Chang vest wearing sex tourists blowing smoke all over your 99 baht Full English breakfast.

    What kind of bars did you frequent?
    overpriced hookers, cheap breakfast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Just googled that Cheap Charlies. Wow...but imagine the clientele... That must be where Butterfly hung out

    I wonder how many of those tight fukkers went in and ordered the kids meals at 49 baht

    I noticed in Jaybees bar that he had written 'For under 12's only' with a permanent marker on his kids menu section
    I can only imagine the kind of old retired guys, like chass, going there

    wouldn't want to be caught going there,


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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    I believe the original owner of Cheap Charlie's sold it, then opened another joint that's almost identical called Hungry Hippo a few hundred yards away. Surprised we havent read of a fire-bombing . Haven't been to either but the food pics that pop up on the local food groups occasionally always look ok (considering the price).

    Bronx pizza had to move from next to Retox as that whole parcel of land is being re-developed, they only crossed the Soi to a shophouse though. Was in there after a drunken night on LK recently and they were doing really well.
    Thats like the owner of the 18 coins restaurant on Soi Bukaow sold up and moved directly over the soi and opened up a new place called The Coins.....which was in the premises that became cheap charlies

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    Good prices
    could order the top half of the menu for what you pay in some places in bangkok
    was sad to see the pig and whistle was no more on my last patty trip
    always liked it in there and the staff fussed the kids

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    ^ ooh yeah but like the misleading OP, there is another one still open, in Jomtiem round the corner from Tinnys.

    It'd be a brave man who opened an English bar in Pattaya now.

    The top end of Walking Street now is all Bangra Funk Indian discos and Chinese restaurants.

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    The ageing arthritic shaven headed no necked wife beater wearing brit mongers are rapidly becoming extinct, their muscles now turned to flab, their tattoos bleached into meaninglessness, their florid faces, fat bellies, waddling gait, repulsive nicotine breath and aggressive manners fast becoming a thing of the past, as hopefully will be the slag infested shitholes that host them along with their chancer owners.

    The image of the brit abroad has for far too long taken a battering thanks to these once cashed up cocksuckers and their toilet mouthed whores, thankfully heart disease, cancer, alcoholism and the punishing exchange rate is helping to cull this repugnant sub species out of existence.

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    ^ Dill just left this week.

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    Tax,

    Don't forget the Bogans , plenty of those waisters hangin out with their Chave mates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Dill just left this week
    It wasnt a bad assessment

















    ....Of The Gent


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    ^ Come on Dilly, show the exterior!

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    double bubble

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    He's being rehoused.

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