Udon Nightlife Facts, December 2013

In the Udon nightlife scene the bar restaurants with mainly 'farang' customers and still being managed by the same owner(s) and the longest existing in the centre are:

Restaurants Pubs :
  • Fuzzykens - UK
  • Nobi's restaurant - DE
  • Udon Bread/Rauch Kaute - widow of a German (DE)
  • ChernChim - UK
  • Irish Clock - UK

Bars Nightclubs:
  • Mr Tong's nightclub - TH
  • Tui Bar - TH
  • Country Bar - TH
  • Harmony Bar - NL(sold,now DE)

* A farang is a foreigner (non Thai).
* A bar or nightclub is a venue that sells mainly (alcoholic) drinks without an extensive food menu.
* Criteria of above listings: no management change from 2008 till april 2013 and mainly 'farang' customers.
* Significant is that only Tui bar is situated in a multi-bar complex,moved from the old farang alley (see below).
* Fuzzykens had two businesses, one in the old farang alley and one still existing.
* The farang alley was a complex with bars oposite the cental plaza and does not exist anymore.

nightlife   Already for years all over the world the restaurant/bar business is slowing down and we admire and evaluate those who are the longest still in business in Udon.

There are more than 60 farang establishments in the centre of Udon and most of them changed owners in the past two years,also some new venues opened.

Every three months we will evaluate this nightlife facts.

Day & Night and Nutty Park are two multi-bar complexes in the heart of Udon Thani city, total about 30 bars. As from 2010 still existing under the same management:

Nutty Park: Tui bar (TH), Goodshot bar (TH), Tattoo bar (TH). Day & Night: only The Scotsmans bar (Scotland UK). So, about 80% changed hands in the past two years.

Farang venues with a high (internet)profile, random listing:
* These venues are all NOT situated in a multi-bar complex.

google listings of Udon restaurant bars

Farang venues with regularely live music in 2011:

* For many years Harry's Bar (NL),Aussie Bar (AUS) and later Fifity-Fity Bar (SE) were well known
  and long existing bars in Udonthani. These bars were sold in the past 2 years
  and changed names, also the well long known long existing Irish Clock
  has a new owner (UK) but still operating under this name.

Top 3 Thai venues in Udon centre with mainly Thai customers, random listing:
  • Tawandaeng
  • Yellow Bird
  • True Share

* The top 3 listed above is only based on our own observation in 2012, very busy every day .
* Their concept is daily performance of a Thai band, beers,liquors and Thai Food.
* Tawandaeng and Yellow Bird are Thai disco's/nightclubs while True Share is more a restaurant.

article about Udon bar business
video of Udon farang business owners

This page is last edited on April 2013.
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