Hua Hin bars closing at midnight

Discussion on where to go when the sun goes down in Hua Hin; bars, pubs, clubs, karaoke and general nightlife.
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Re: Hua Hin bars closing at midnight

Post by HHTel » Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:25 pm

From my recollection, closing bars on the King's birthday is a thing of the past. They were open last year and will be open this year. The king himself said in his birthday speech (I think 2005) that he didn't want entertainment venues closed for his birthday.

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Re: Hua Hin bars closing at midnight

Post by usual suspect » Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:22 pm

Closing bars at midnight..it's that time of year again folks..
..every year, JUST before Xmas/N.Yr the MiB implement an early-closing order..
..kinda reminds me of Mad Max Thunderdome with Mel & Tina..
..Master-Blaster runs Bartertown..& levvies 'embargoes' periodically..just to keep reminding Auntie of this fact..
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Re: Hua Hin bars closing at midnight

Post by NOKYAI » Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:00 pm

On 80 they said they would close at midnight tonight......but open midnight tomorrow
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Re: Hua Hin bars closing at midnight

Post by HHTel » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:29 am

Then they are closing out of Paranoia. I actually made a visit to the cop shop today and asked the COP. He told me that there are no plans to close bars tomorrow.

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Re: Hua Hin bars closing at midnight

Post by HHTel » Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:02 pm

Just to follow up on this paranoia (none of the paranoids have), I had a drive around this afternoon. I'd say at least half the bars in Soi 80 are open and serving drinks openly. I had a drink in Soi 94 and a couple of BIB were also having a drink. I asked them why so many bars have closed. Their answer "Up to them. Maybe they're Thai and enjoy the King's birthday"
I'm sure that most of the bars closed today have done so because they thought they had to. Or maybe I'm wrong and they closed voluntarily to celebrate his majesty's birthday.

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Re: Hua Hin bars closing at midnight

Post by HHTel » Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:15 pm

the Royal Thai Police yesterday stating that there would be no formal ban in the kingdom
Mr Chiraphat explained that the request is not an official ban and though businesses who choose not to comply with the request would not be subject to criminal charges under Thai law, police "may visit the business to have a talk".
So the closing of bars was a request only.

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Re: Hua Hin bars closing at midnight

Post by tommy » Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:26 am

A few bars was closed last night, but for most it was business as usual.

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Re: Hua Hin bars closing at midnight

Post by usual suspect » Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:52 am

We closed so our girls could join in with the celebrations around the King's Palace etc.

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Re: Hua Hin bars closing at midnight

Post by sommarlov » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:07 am

What is status now on the opening hours? Bars still closing around midnight?

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Re: Hua Hin bars closing at midnight

Post by JamesWest » Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:30 am

some bars close at midnight some at 1am and 95% are closed AT/BY 2am.

Many bars open till 2am.

then hilton and cat club until 3-4am.
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Re: Hua Hin bars closing at midnight

Post by sommarlov » Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:57 pm

Ty James, great info! Closing 12 is way too early imo.

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Re: Hua Hin bars closing at midnight

Post by falanglongtime » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:04 pm

JamesWest wrote:some bars close at midnight some at 1am and 95% are closed AT/BY 2am.

Many bars open till 2am.

then hilton and cat club until 3-4am.
Thanks for the info James. I'll be there in 2 weeks and 5 days, not sure about the hours... Not that I'm counting the days down or anything :banghead:

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Re: Hua Hin bars closing at midnight

Post by Awu » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:03 pm

Easy to find bars open to atleast 3 am, sometimes with the door closed but still open..

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Re: Hua Hin bars closing at midnight

Post by STEVE G » Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:22 am

Apparently strict midnight closing from the 23rd until the 28th, the Junta's in town!

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Re: Hua Hin bars closing at midnight

Post by Sabai Sabai » Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:18 pm

STEVE G wrote:Apparently strict midnight closing from the 23rd until the 28th, the Junta's in town!
Yeah, I also heard this from a bar owner last night.

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