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BigBlackGulliver: A User’s Guide To Sutthisan

Posted by BigDummyKenny on May 16, 2011

Suthhisan is a small group of GoGo bars on Suthhisan Rd. near the Saphan Khwai BTS stop. I had my handheld GPS with me during my last visit and recorded the latitude and longitude – N13 47.327 E100 33.022

I was told that it used to be an area that catered to U.S. servicemen during the Vietnam war but today it has a 99% Thai clientèle. The good news about the Sutthisan GoGo’s is that because there are almost no farang customers, most of the short term scamming endemic in Soi Cowboy, Nana, and Patpong is absent.

In several trips, I have never encountered any bill padding, etc. With a Thai clientèle, the bars can’t get away with the everyday shit that management pulls on newbies in the farang GoGo’s.

The second good thing about the Sutthisan GoGo’s is the girls. There are no TG’s over 30 and probably none over 25. There are no TG’s with cottage cheese stomach’s and I would guess that way fewer girls have had kids than at the average farang GoGo.

In fact, it might be prudent to check the ID’s of a good number of the girls to make sure they are 18 before banging them. On my most recent Sutthisan trip there were quite a few TG’s who looked and acted like they were very young. I didn’t see any fake boobs during my last Sutthisan visit which isn’t surprising given the pricing. The small Sutthisan ST Fees are probably not sufficient to pay off a boob job with the extra business plastic boobs might generate.

Taste’s and opinions vary but IMHO, the girls at the two main GoGo’s are a cut above the average girls in Soi Cowboy and Nana. About half the Sutthisan girls would be stunners at Rainbow 4. I went to Baccara the night after going to Sutthisan, and I would say as a group the girls at the two main Sutthisan GoGo’s are better looking than the Baccara girls—-if you are into that look. The girls also appear to have a lot less mileage on them than a significant portion of the farang GoGo girls and are not as heavily made up as the downstair Baccara TG’s.

“Fresh” might be the right adjective to use here.

The really good thing about the Sutthisan GoGo’s is the pricing. If you are a Cheap Charlie Sutthisan is your place. Heinekens are 140 THB for the large bottles which are equivalent to 2 regular bottles. You can order one bottle and share it between friends to further reduce the cost.

If you want a girl to sit with you it costs 80THB per half hour. This is comparable to Soi Cowboy where typical lady drinks are around 150THB and it is uncommon for a Soi Cowboy girl to be happy sitting with you for an hour if you only buy her one lady drink.

Unlike the farang GoGo’s once you pay the fee, the girl is not free to leave. You buy the drink and she sits with you for the allotted time—the same system used at G-Clubs.

Best of all, the girls go for 1500THB short time with no negotiating. You pay the bar 1500 THB and that includes the barfine and the girl’s fee. The girl keeps 750 THB as her fee. It is up to you whether you want to add a tip on top. Given the distance between Suthhisan and Sukhumvit, this is one time where giving the girl 100THB for a taxi is warranted.

Bars Of Sutthisan - Courtesy Bangkok Eyes

There are 5 or 6 GoGo’s on the short stretch of Sutthisan but only two are worth visiting. They are the For You and the Sic VDO club. Neither of these places have luxurious interiors. In fact, both are pretty run down and dirty—but what do you want when you are slumming? If you feel a cockroach crawling up your leg at one of these GoGo’s you probably are not imagining it. Most likely an actual cockroach is crawling up your leg and it is most likely a big one.

There are only squat toilets at both these venues so unless yoga is your favorite pastime, it is best to take care of business before you head out to Sutthisan. I didn’t think to check but toilet paper is probably not provided. If you are a boy scout pack some Charmin for your Sutthisan expedition or be prepared to go Arab for the night, i.e. only eat and shake hands with the right and be meticulous to use the left for wiping you ass sans toilet paper.

There are two downsides to Sutthisan.

The first is the girl selection. The two main GoGo’s probably have about 80 girls working. This is not a large number and if you don’t find a girl among this limited universe you are stuck a long way from farangland.

The second is personal safety. The inside of the clubs appeared and felt safe during my last visit and Sutthisan Rd. is pretty busy with taxis constantly driving by, but you are a long way from Kansas. Those with experience would probably feel comfortable going to Sutthisan alone but it would probably be prudent for a newbie not to get too drunk if he is on a solo Sutthisan run.

If you are feeling jaded or bored with farang GoGo’s or the banging budget is nearly depleted, a Sutthisan run might be in order.

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9 Responses to “BigBlackGulliver: A User’s Guide To Sutthisan”

  1. Raider said

    I like “For You” but I wouldn’t have said it was one of the two main go go bars in Suthisan. That describes Sic VDO and T-ded 99.

    T-ded 99 is THE go go bar in Suthisan, a cut above the other two. It was re-modeled less than two years ago, it’s clean, it’s as big as SicVDO (much bigger than For You), with two stages, private VIP rooms and, in my opinion, a better selection of girls. You will pay a bit more though; the price is 2,000 baht all-in instead of 1,500 like the others. In my trips there, the cost of the girls to sit with you was 100 baht per hour, but maybe it’s changed recently.

    Because of the fact that the girls stay with customers once the customer has paid for them, I’d also advise arriving a little bit early to get a look around and choose the girls you like the best. You want to get first choice. Typically this means arriving between 930 and 10pm. Arrive after 11 and you’re likely to be watching the most beautiful dancers sitting with Thai customers all night. All in all it is a nice change of pace from Sukhumvit and Silom.

  2. SBDOTKU said

    I am SO there next time.

  3. Union Jack said

    I’ve hit Sutt a few times with a Thai mate and we’ve had a good time. Girls are fine there. Those of you who think tossing money at girls gives you a right to treat them badly stay away. The girls there don’t have bad attitudes and there’s a reason. That being they don’t deal with foreigner who have issues with women.

    I’ve been there when the girls were better than the Suk girls and other times where they’ve been worse that average. Probably because I got there late and there aren’t as many girls, so they do go fast like Raider said. Good write up. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve been there and this gives me the itch to get back even with the cockroaches.

  4. RealDaffyDuck said

    ” Those of you who think tossing money at girls gives you a right to treat them badly stay away. The girls there don’t have bad attitudes and there’s a reason. That being they don’t deal with foreigner who have issues with women. ”
    ——-
    Spot on – thank you for saying what needed to be said. I absolutely loathe these idiots (usually drunk too) who feel they have carte blanche to take out their own misogynist neuroses against generally nice girls, just because “they paid”.

  5. Raider said

    Went to Sutthisan last night with two friends.

    T-ded 99 was okay. They’ve recently expanded, and the place is now and enormous go go bar with 4 stages. You need binoculars to see from one end of the bar to the other.

    After that we wanted to move to Music VDO but got a surprise when we reached the front and saw a giant neon sign that said CHAT. We went inside anyway.

    Turns out that all they’ve done is put up a new sign, and reupholstered the benches, in addition to adding another stage at the back. It’s the same size as t-ded 99, making two giant go go’s side by side. The girls in Chat were more to my liking, though one of my friends had the opposite opinion.

  6. Alan said

    Any comments on the need to speak Thai pretty well to have a good night in Sutthisan?

    • Adman said

      My experience late last year.

      Most of the girls do not speak any English but there are a handful at each of the bigger venues that can.

      The managers speak English so you can ask one of them to bring you the girls who do speak English.

    • Raider said

      Went there with a pal a few years ago. The pal didn’t speak any Thai. The girl who sat down with him didn’t speak any English. They left the bar (For You) about 30 minutes after we arrived. He told me later that they stopped for dinner at a restaurant before hopping the taxi to his place. They enjoyed each other’s company all night, and he basically had to push her out the door at 5 pm, so even when there’s a language barrier, since you both know what she’s there for, it’s not really much of a barrier.

      I’ve never struggled to communicate with the staff, as there is always at least one of them that speaks English. Going there with no Thai language ability is not really an issue.

    • Good to know, thanks, Raider!

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