Night Life In Soi Cowboy
One of Bangkok's three known go-go bar districts. The corners of the soi cater to the more tamer and 'ordinary' beer bars with pool while the deeper into the soi you go the raunchier and more provocative the whole scene gets.
No-one is certain for sure how the soi got it's nickname. It dates back to the Raunchy and heady days of the 1960s and 1970s when GIs on R and R from Vietnam would rock the sois bars and go-gos. Legend had it a Vietnam Veteran stayed on in Soi Cowboy, living about one of the go-go's. When the war ended and wore a traditional cowboy hat and would often be seen around the soi. Thus the name of the soi became Soi Cowboy.
Getting to Soi Cowboy
One of the easiest ways is the handy MRT aka Subway system at Asoke OR the BTS station also at Asoke. Motorbike and taxi are the other usual methods but by car, as you can see by the perpetual traffic jam, it will take you some time...
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