Patpong Road: Bangkok's Red-Light District Comes to SoBe
TripAdvisor reviewers make it sound like Lincoln Road with go-go bars, food stalls, sexy women, and ladyboys -- which is awesome in our book.
So how did 50 Eggs do in bringing Bangkok to South Beach? Very well, indeed.
We were invited to tour the red-light speakeasy on the eve of its opening. Here's what we found:
The stairway leading to the space from the alley downstairs is covered with the same colorful murals that are plastered all over Thai buildings. It's a jumble of Hollywood movie posters, signs for local bars, and graffiti. Can you spot Marilyn Monroe's iconic face in the midst of ads advertising sexy girls?
Warm amber and red hues soften the room, which is filled with cushy brown leather couches and golden candlelight. Edison lamps give the lounge, decorated with Chicago brick and intricate wood panels, a soft glow.