Fat Gutz Saloon – Thonglo

| January 14, 2011 | 36 Comments | 20,439 views

Fat Gutz is a trendy Hi So bar squeezed into a one wide shop on Thonglo between Soi 10 and 12.

They have a limited menu which features fish and chips and have a jazz/blues band at night.

The band mostly played soulful covers of jazz and blues standards like Otis Redding’s Dock of the Bay.

Unlike many Thai bars, the sound system was properly balanced with the levels set at the proper volume making enjoying the musicianship and performance very easy.

The seating is a little tight and the place is small and compact without much room to roam.

These are some pineapple crusted fried dory.

These pictures give you a pretty accurate depiction of the clientele and possibilities of a visit to Fat Gutz—mostly college educated white collar girls hanging out with or seeking age appropriate companionship.

There were a few lookers but the unattached were mostly packing an extra 10 kg and wearing black for the wrong reasons.

Good hangout for the homesick Australians yearning for a taste of home.

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BigBabyKenny

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  1. SBODTWAT says:

    A1 post Kenny !
    The singer looks a lot like the great late Otis Redding.

  2. crickets says:

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  3. gonzo says:

    Why are all your photo’s of people shit Kenny?
    Sell that fancy camera of yours on e-bay and get a idiot proof point and shoot.

  4. Jazzy jeff says:

    Skip-scat, Skoodle-dee-doo .. dah-bah-dah .. hi-dee-ho


    Whes da lookers man? Dont see none.

  5. Dr Love says:

    Hmmm obviously not the place to bring my Issan freelancer. Looks very cramped, the poor band is jammed in the corner. Not enough space to swing a cat

    I see theres stairs, does this lead to a short-time room? If so I’m willing to call in one day to try the fish and chips and give the matress a work over

    Who did they name the saloon after – Daffy?

  6. BBK says:

    Dr. Love,

    When you go to places like this, the class nature of Thai society really strikes home.

    Thai politeness rules and there is no overt hostility like there probably was in the U.S. before desegregation but when you look around and take careful note of the body language of the servers and the attitude of the Thai people there is definitely a sense that the Issan girls, like the ones who work in the bars, don’t belong there.

    Thailand is not alone in this regard. Take some poor girls to one of the upscale restaurants in Shanghai that don’t cater to foreigners, the ones where all the Chinese chics are wearing designer dresses, Manolo Blanco shoes, and expensive jewelry and watches, and you get exactly the same vibe. The girls feel and look out of place and the other patrons and the service staff look uncomfortable.

    I am perfectly happy to say “fuck em” that is there problem not mine, but the issan country girls that you bring to these place are distinctly uncomfortable. They accept the class nature of Thai society more than most Westerners do.

    Many times when you ask such girls to go to places like this they don’t want to go.

    I guess its’ understandable.

    BigBabyKenny

  7. JohnC says:

    I would add that playing intelligently by Thailand’s rules does not imply that you respect or like those rules. I, for one, have zero respect for about 50% of the “rules” of life in Thailand, but I either manipulate them to be successful or chose not to play at all, rather than pointlessly denounce them.

    It is simple stupidity to rail against what you cannot change. An intelligent man has two choices: play by those rules, and play well, or don’t play at all and look on in bemused irony. I do both.

    But I do think you exaggerate the role of money in Thailand. Money IS several orders of magnitude more important when assessing your status in Thailand than it is in the West, for obvious reasons (not because Thais are bad, as some would have it), but it is nowhere near as important or as decisive or as door-opening a thing you paint it as.

    Most of my satisfying and successful Thai relationships -with men or women – had almost no money element.

    And while having a reasonable amount of money is important, other more personal qualities are more important in securing the affections of Thais – again men or women, like personality, looks, and demeanor.

    My first “set” of Thai friends – from a middle to hi-so group – made it a point to refuse efforts on my part to foot the bill. They explained it would reflect terribly on them if it was seen that the farang paid the bill.

    I once met and went home with a Thai girl from one the late-night clubs. She was a nice girl who turned out to have a kid. She wasn’t that in to me, I had just pursued her aggressively in the club. She was actually much more into an older guy who showed interest in her but who backed off after he saw me with her.

    Anyways when we got home and I saw she had a kid I wasn’t interested in anything longer term with her, figured I met her in an after hours so she couldn’t be too “nice” a girl, so after some small talk offered her the hefty sum of 3 G’s for sex, mostly cause I felt bad for her and wanted to absolve myself from any responsibilty to form an emotional tie.

    She refused. Okay, I then decided to leave and offered her 1 G as I was out the door, just because I felt bad, again. She refused again, even after I insisted.

    A Thai woman, with kids, poor and living in a tenement, refusing a very large sum for sex (large for a poor girl from Lucky, when according to nearly every “expert” on Thailand, pretty much EVERY Thai girl will have sex for money if the price is right, even movie stars and newscasters), and then refusing FREE money, again supposedly in a country where every woman is as mercenary as possible.

    Nor are these exepriences at all untypical for me – in fact I have found money to be an important but far from all important factor in Thai life.
    There is a strong element of truth in what you say, Kenny, but taken too far it is a dangerous attitude and can justify acquiescing in relationships or situations that are insidious and a self-respecting person should not be willing to tolerate.

  8. Dayfagger says:

    @JohnC,

    You write “And while having a reasonable amount of money is important, other more personal qualities are more important in securing the affections of Thais – again men or women, like personality, looks, and demeanor.”

    Thanks for this eye opener. Now I know why, despite being a billionaire, I can’t get laid even by the dogs of Soi 6 in Pattaya.

  9. Angry Johnny says:

    I dream of being able to fuck Soi 6 dogs.

  10. Oliver Klozoff says:

    I got sick from that fucking bar. The food was the worst ever, er ah… sorry, I was thinking about the Mango. Fat Gutz is great. High- end freelancers at times.

  11. BBK says:

    JohnC,

    I accept your point:

    But I do think you exaggerate the role of money in Thailand. Money IS several orders of magnitude more important when assessing your status in Thailand than it is in the West, for obvious reasons (not because Thais are bad, as some would have it), but it is nowhere near as important or as decisive or as door-opening a thing you paint it as.

    Thailand is nothing like the U.S. during the period of segregation where according to historical accounts, there were laws specifically laying out the rules of segregation, e.g. separate schools for blacks and whites, unions which were white only, and seats in the back of the bus for blacks and any crossing the lines was likely to have been met with outright hostility and sometimes violence.

    The Thai class distinctions based on money and ethnic background are much softer and more informal.

    For instance, I have heard unsubstantiated accounts that poorly dressed dark skinned Thais are denied entrance to some of the upscale shopping malls such as Paragon and The Emporium.

    And when you take an obvious Reservation Girl from one of the bars, one who dresses and acts like she just got barfined for the night, to an upscale restaurant like The Long Table the Thai class distinctions take the form of snotty attitude from the other patrons, lots of staring, and some odd looks by the service staff.

    BigBabyKenny

  12. crickets says:

     

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  13. More spouting off of nonsense and MOTU garbage from the MOTU master, Kenny himself.

    When will we see new installments of reviews of village toilets, test samplings of Lao khao, and appraisements of underage village girls??? 

  14. crickets says:

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  16. fat cricket says:

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  17. Lost Fat Asian Buddy Man says:

    Anyone know if they have an all you can eat buffet?

  18. Tru Dat says:

    If they did, Kenny’s shut it down…

  19. Poo Poo Kenny says:

    Only thing better than a big plate of food is a big plate of poo poo
     
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  20. Poo Poo Kenny says:

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  21. Cheering on... says:

    Haha, Kenny – cares more about a doodie rating site, than his own crap site.

    Hahaha Hehehe Hohoho! 

  22. Laughing at the fat man says:

    BBK = http://www.ratemydoodie.com
     
    Both are steaming turds.

  23. Poomonkey says:

    Yes, this is a steaming turd of a website.

  24. turd eater says:

    mmmmmmmmmm. more about poop. you like that dont u kenny.

  25. This Is News says:

    Bumping it up.

  26. uhhhh-huh says:

    kenny does seem to have an unhealthy obsession about poop and …..

  27. William B says:

    Another snoozer of a story.

  28. Skeeter says:

    Agreed. A real snoozer.

  29. Mr. Doodie says:

    Saphan Loy seems to be of the opinion that you enjoy eating shit. Is there any truth t0 this?

  30. TMZ says:

    Saphan Loy = Harry Zink = Harold K. Zink = Daffy Duck

    Would you hire this guy? 

  31. Harold ZInk's Cock says:

    Are you a negro?

  32. Butik says:

    so you think that song is fun to here? i dont think so, that awesome song mean nohitn bad to them, and nohitn gud to us. they jus educate thier people in the way they can get, those f**k stupid guys cant get the literate speech so the artist use the rude way to educate them to luv their land. am i right?

  33. Nermeen says:

    I am a PhD researcher who is counictdng a critical study of volunteer tourism on the Thai-Burma border. I had the privilege to meet Fred last month in Mae Sot and he was very kind to spare some of his time to show me what his project consisted of and the main challenges that he needs to address on a daily basis. For me, Fred exemplifies how tenacity, perseverance and desire to change things in the world can bring about positive results. Sometimes, we are scared and paralyzed when we think about the consequences of our actions, especially when we are in unfamiliar environments. Perhaps we should all reflect on what Fred has done and is currently doing, as he stated in our interview: The world would be a better place if we would think just 10% more about others who are more in need.’Keep up the good work, Fred!!See you soon in Mae Sot,Ignacio

  34. Rentl0rd says:February 3, 2009 at 10:14 pmNote that he never owned a real business.. so he’s got to start from scratch. Other ideas?Rent: Repo man….pawn shop….payday loans….

  35. Hi Cathy! I am tickled that you stopped by. We have lots of things up our sleeves here. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter just to make sure you don’t miss any. We will see where this leads us!

  36. ChanaXSwiech says:

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