Past Bars..

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Past Bars..

Post by ironside61 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:43 pm

Ive lived in Hua Hin many years but my memory is a little hazy which were the names of the first few bars......

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Post by margaretcarnes » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:25 am

As you may remember Chris (Guess) had begun to try to get info together on the bar history shortly before he died. As far as I know no-one else has carried on with it.
I believe the first bar was the Headrock, but also...errr oh help the braincells have gone! The Thai lady now on Soi 80 - she had one of the first bars near the entrance to Sofitel.
Billys and Berneys have both been there a long time, and Little Big Horn, which was next to Berneys, must also have been an early one. As was Taxi Jacks (The White House.) and Craig was an early settler with U Turn. They all go back to 99 or before. And at that time there was also Little England on Soi Kanjanomai run by Gary, as well as All Nations of course.
Lomus' lady had a bar on the Binta but there weren't nearly so many down there as now. Gee Restaurant took up about 3 bar unit spaces down there after moving from it's original site.
On Poolsuk there was a space which is now the little Plaza thing, and again very few bars. Maybe only 3 between Binta and Selakem. Then Fred opened the Flamingo and we opened the Ship.
Lomu and Usual Suspect will remember more.
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Post by richard » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:44 am

Linda
Now she owns half of soi 80
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Post by margaretcarnes » Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:54 am

richard wrote:
Linda
Now she owns half of soi 80
I really don't know how I forgot that Richard! Complete blank there. So was Lindas' first bar the second bar after Headrock (IYSWIM)?

Mustn't forget Kings either, and Jungle Juice, and Jailhouse One. But those were all around 2000 and maybe the OP is going back earlier.
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Post by sargeant » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:40 am

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Post by margaretcarnes » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:17 am

sargeant wrote:coconuts and Hogs Breath
Yes Sarge and my apologies to Jim for missing out Coconuts. But where has the OP ironside gone to? We really need a time scale here!
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Re: Past Bars..

Post by moose 961 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:58 am

nung's bar has to be on your list.

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Re: Past Bars..

Post by Bamboo Grove » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:30 am

From mid 90's I recall Rose Bar, owned by the lady who now owns Nice and Easy, and Roma. There weren't that many in those days but as I only visited HH very irregulary, I can remember no other names. The guest house bars (one owned by Billy) and Bernie's 19th Hole were there, too.
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Post by Roel » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:30 am

I think Billy took over the Joy Guesthouse from a Dutch guy called Jack. After that Billy relocated and opened the bar where he still is. Was Roma the Italian place opposite Joy? An interesting combination of a garden pizza restaurant and a girly bar! With a huge python and a live chicken together in a cage.
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Post by buksida » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:34 am

Ahh, those halcyon days, I suppose you'll also remember the restaurant run by Kees next to the Som Wan in Soi Kanjanomai ...

Hurricane pub was one of my faves, especially when Thep would thrash out some drunken rage on his guitar and hurl abuse at the crowd!

Anyone remember the Rockestra? And who can forget those Paradise disco nights!
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Post by Roel » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:01 pm

Paradise yeah, the finale after a night of serious Bintabahting. First time I saw a disco without a dance floor. The Thais doing the dancing right next to their tables.
And the next morning breakfast at Kees Amsterdam Bar & Usaah Guest House followed by a hair of the dog that bit you! Soi Kanjanomai: besides Kees a few family run backpacker guest houses and of course Uwe with his Nord Deutsches Restaurant. Then off to play a round of mini-golf and meet some of the farang regulars there and have another beer. For some reason back then work could wait.
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Post by Bamboo Grove » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:32 pm

Ah, that minigolf was a pearl. Used to spend a lot of time there when I was in town with a tour group.
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Re: Past Bars..

Post by margaretcarnes » Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:43 am

moose 961 wrote:nung's bar has to be on your list.
That was Taxi Jacks second home I think - he spent many hours playing chess with Nung.
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Re: Past Bars..

Post by Roel » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:38 pm

More of this sentimental stuff can be found in this 2008 thread:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10366
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Re: Past Bars..

Post by richard » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:09 pm

buksida wrote:Ahh, those halcyon days, I suppose you'll also remember the restaurant run by Kees next to the Som Wan in Soi Kanjanomai ...

Hurricane pub was one of my faves, especially when Thep would thrash out some drunken rage on his guitar and hurl abuse at the crowd!

Anyone remember the Rockestra? And who can forget those Paradise disco nights!
Rockestra....How can I forget it? Many a happy night there. Wha't there now?
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