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Soi Cowboy

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Sukhumvit
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Address: Sukhumvit Road between Asoke Road (Soi 21) and Sukhumvit Soi 23 | ถ. สุขุมวิท ระหว่างถนนอโศก (ซอย 21) และสุขุมวิทซอย 23, Bangkok, Thailand
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Interesting place to visit and not getting scammed

I have always being curious about the ping pong show but didn't know how safe it is to do so. Finally came here last night with my husband on my 3rd visit to Bangkok. We chose... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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New York City, New York
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147 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have always being curious about the ping pong show but didn't know how safe it is to do so. Finally came here last night with my husband on my 3rd visit to Bangkok. We chose Susie Wong based on some blogs and reviews read online. But since we only visited one bar, can't tell you how it compares to... More 

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Villamartin, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

aggressive bar 'workers' and vendors and tuktuk/pimp types. one of the worst places ive seen in bangkok, even worse than patpong which at least has a market. soi cowboy is nothing but a place for lonely sexpats that like to pay triple price for watered down drinks. avoid

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my wife out of curiosity. A safe place for a drink (happy hour until 10) and a walk along. Went into a bar with dancing girls. We felt safe however not sure of the morality of many of the customers. I guess when in Bangkok!!! I would assume most clubs offer the same experience A must see.

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Hockley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow certainly lived up to its reputation it's a mad place and not for the prudish.great fun and lots of bars etc to choose from its very friendly though and I didn't feel threatened at all.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Soi cowboy is a much smaller street than I expected. Worth checking out for a few drinks and entertainment. It's basically a strip of bars and clubs/strip clubs. We spent a few hours bar hopping here and had a good time.

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Pattaya, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have done the Walking Street in pattaya and find this to be more our scene. It's smaller and not so aggresive - that's our take on it.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Soi Cowboy is a bit more safer and easier place to go than Nana Plaza. Here you can just hang around and have a beer without somebody constantly approaching you with other services. The street itself offers large seating areas where you can just sit down and watch Bangkok's night go by. Of course, Soi Cowboy also offers other things... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Soi Cow boy is in Sukhumvit area near Terminal 21. This is a small street as compared to Nana Plazza or patpong area. But it is worth a visit as there r still good number go go bars, pubs with good music. The street gets wild after 11PM and it is open till 3PM. Can spend some 1 hour here.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most famous streets in Bangkok so well worth a look. Yes it is a Red Light District with lots of Go Go Bars, so not suitable for children.

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Hyderabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a very small street located very close to BTS Asoke and MRT Sukhumvit stations and it is filled with Go Go bars starting with Baccara on the Soi 23 end and ending with Country Road on the Soi 21 end.The place is fully lit up with glowing Neon Signs and filled with girls in bikinis and School girl... More 

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Sukhumvit
With a mix of shopping malls, hip bars and food stalls lining both sides of Thailand’s longest road, you’ll rarely encounter a dull moment along Sukhumvit. While the main road itself doesn't offer a lot in terms of entertainment, it's the adjoining 'sois' (alleys) where the magic happens. Popular spots are soi 11 for a lively night out, soi 4 for naughty nightlife and soi 21 for world-class shopping at Terminal 21. It's hard to cover everything this area has to offer in on day, so be sure to take your time. Sukhumvit is heavily congested with traffic during day and night, so getting from A to B is most convenient using the BTS Skytrain right above it.
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