Authorities have announced that “no new licences” for Go-Go bars are to be released for the foreseeable future.
In addition to this news, Soi 6 bars have been told they cannot open until 18:00 in a move that will surely have a serious impact on businesses in the street. Those who fail to comply will face fines and/or have their licences suspended.
One owner complained that it was already hard to make a living in Soi 6 – this could mean my bar could close permanently, resulting in job losses.
Others asked “why can some bars open yet mine cannot?”
The new rules seem to baffle many but will seriously impact on numerous bars ability to make money, which could be the final nail in the coffin for many businesses in Pattaya.
The majority of bars are already struggling to survive, especially during low season.
It is believed that bars and clubs in Pattaya, provide employment for 27,000 people. If these premises close, what happens to these people?
Are you a bar or Go-Go Club owner/manager? How will these new rules affect your business?