It sounds like the component number for a piece of electronics. It probably has some very meaningful message for young Thai guys, but for me it’s a strange name for a go go bar. But that’s what T DED 99 is — a go go bar.
It’s in the Thai go go area of Suthisan Road. It’s not new… it’s been around a long time, and because of it’s corner position and it’s large neon signage, it’s always been the most recognizable landmark to let you know that you had reached your destination.
But in the past the bar sucked. It was medium sized as far as seating was concerned, but it had one small stage and usually only one or two girls dancing. When I visited in the past they were always fat.
A few months back T DED 99 took over the space occupied by a couple of neighbors and turned into a BIG go go bar. They now have two stages. When I went there a few weeks ago they had seven girls dancing on each stage — a total of 14 in all.
The girls were mostly on the petite side (the way I like ‘em) and generally fairly attractive.
T DED 99 felt less like the other Thai go go bars, and MUCH more like the kind of go go you would find in Nana Plaza. In fact, with it’s layout it had a touch of Rainbow 4 feel about it.
One of the nice things about Sutisan Road go go bars is that you don’t have to negotiate price. Short time is 1,500 baht (that’s barfine and the girl’s services together in one all-inclusive price) for a 3-hour session.
Long time is 2,500 baht (all-inclusive) for overnight.
The price is the same in every bar.
I took a fancy to a tiny dancer in TD99… one of the male service staff quoted me the usual prices (1,500 and 2,500) for ST or LT. I told him I wanted to think a minute about whether to go ST or LT.
It’s normal in these places for customers to deal with the male staff, but there is normally a mamasan to manage the girls.
After thinking for two minutes I signalled to the mamasan, and told her that I’d like to take the tiny girl Short Time.
THe mamasan said “Okay, that’s 2,000 baht”
I won’t try to dictate the entire ensuing conversation. Suffice to say it was lengthy and unpleasant. It included me saying that I’d already been quoted the correct price. It included her telling me that this wasn’t a farang bar; it was different. I explained that I’d been coming to Suthisan Road for a long time and I knew how things worked.
In the end, the mamasan told the girl that she COULDN’T go with me at any price.
I’m confident that the mamasan was just trying it on, thinking that she had an unknowing tourist on her hands (I was speaking English, not Thai) and she got caught. If it was standard practice the Thai guy wouldn’t have quoted me normal price.
So, aside from that small issue with the Mamasan, things were fine with TD99. Beer prices were 100 baht for a large bottle of beer, 80 baht for small bottles. The girls looked good. There were LOTS of girls. At 11:30 pm they did a 6-girl all-nude dance show. At midnight they did a three-girl lesbian show. The service from everyone that wasn’t the mamasan was good, and the attitude from the little dancing girl I bought the drink for was fabulous.
She had a rock-hard body without an ounce of fat, a decent face, she could drink like a fish and she didn’t hesitate when I asked her to go home with me.
If you haven’t been to Suthisan Road before, or if it’s been a while, TD 99 offers a reason to visit soon. I would say that there are now 4 decent go go bars on Suthisan Road. In my current order of preference I would rate them:
2. For You
3. Music VDO
4. Harlem Nights
There are a couple of other go go bars there, along with a karaoke bar or two, but they mostly suck.
So, for something a little different, take the BTS to Saphan Kwai station. Walk past Big C, and when you reach the large intersection with a stoplight, you can turn left on Suthisan Road.
At first it feels like Suthisan is a big street like Silom Road, but it lasts only for a block or two, then it abruptly takes an S-turn left, then right, and becomes a small undivided road. It is less than three blocks from the stoplight near Big C to the front door of TD 99.