All Bangkok Hooters to be shut down

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All Bangkok Hooters to be shut down

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One is already shut and the last two will halt operations at the end of today, according to Stickman.
A month ago there were 3 branches of the American boobs and beers chain Hooters operating in Bangkok – Sukhumvit soi 15, Nana and Silom. Tomorrow there will be none. The soi 15 branch of Hooters closed a couple of weeks ago and the Nana and Silom branches close tomorrow. Hooters attracted a lot of comments when it opened in Bangkok, many saying it wouldn’t make it with the relatively high prices one concern and the fact that boobs and beers has a lot of competition in Bangkok. And time has shown those who said that Hooters wouldn’t last were right. There were many complaints, and landlords complained they were not paid on time. It shouldn’t come as a great surprise with the writing on the wall for quite some time – Hooters Phnom Penh was abandoned after the builders weren’t paid by the same Thailand-based company which operated Hooters in Bangkok. Back to Bangkok, the space that was the soi 15 branch of Hooters – the first Hooters in Bangkok if I recall correctly – is being renovated and might reopen as another chicken place with sexy girls. It won’t be called Hooters.
Opening Hooters bars in the sex capital of the world could not have been a more ludicrous idea. Coincidentally enough, I and a friend ventured on to soi 4 Sukhumvit on Saturday mid-afternoon from soi 13 (after watching an embarrassingly horrible AFL Grand Final allegedly between the two best teams, although you would not know with the 89-point victory margin, deservedly in Richmond's favour). It's the first time I'd walked the soi in many years. Hooters was the quietest place on the street, while Big Dog's and Stumble Inn were thriving. Anyway, interesting point about the PP failure.
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A tragedy indeed.
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just drove past the one in Patong, open and going strong.
BTW, its right next door to Hard Rock (open since 2009)

Both offer way overpriced food and drink, yet the tourists seem to love them
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anyone surprised with what they were charging...
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End of an era

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I guess their “cups” half empty in Thailand!
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When I overnight in Bangkok I stay in Chinatown and take the MRT to Silom for my entertainment. I used that Hooters for late afternoon beers as they did a decent happy hour and it was a good perch to sit and watch the human rush hour. Having said that even though I am an incredibly laid back person the quality of service was so bad I complained to the manageress last visit. Hardly any customers, I'm sitting with an empty beer glass and they were too busy taking photos of each other and practising the dance moves to notice and serve me.

Given how dead Pattaya is at the moment and the massive size of that one I'm wondering if that will become a victim as well. Only the Indians and Chinese here at the moment and I can't see enough of them frequenting the place to keep it running. Might pop in this week for a look.
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I frequented the one opposite Stumble Inn on numerous occasions. I still preferred Stumble Inn.
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Stickman has removed the item on Hooters' closing. :facepalm: A poster on Thaivisa says the branch on Soi 4 Nana is still open, and the Silom Road branch is undergoing renovations. He reported Stick cut out the news item and I confirmed it's gone. Maybe he will apologize in his regular Sunday column. In any case, I'd never set foot in the place.
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