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PattayaPete last won the day on June 12 2016

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  1. Yes, The Pattaya Beer Garden will close again (temporarily), with Tuesday 29 September being the last day for the public. We gave it our best shot, after reopening following the initial Covid closure. We have tried now for 3 months but never looked even close to breaking even let alone making a profit. I have been subsidizing the losses to try and keep the jobs going but if I keep doing it I will soon be broke. Our lease came up for renewal during all this and we have signed up for a further 3 years. As soon as the business looks even remotely viable again we will reopen. We have an internet group subscribed by all staff so it is easy to keep in touch and simple to bring them all back again. Thanks to everyone who visited during these trying times. As soon as we decide to open again I will announce it here.
  2. Jacko, the bar area will be open, all usual services will be available.
  3. No plastic partitions. My understanding is they were never required just an over reaction by some owners.
  4. We will be open again from 10 am to 12 midnight from Wednesday 1 July. The staff have been busy these last few days getting everything clean and ready to go. It is amazing how many things deteriorated or just broke over the three months we were closed. However everything appears good now and we are keen to get back into it. I have no idea if we can survive and I'm expecting a hard time to even break even with no tourists in town and Cov19 fears still very much on everyone's mind. We are going to give it our best shot though. I do believe the Beer Garden will be a safe venue with ocean on three sides and a nice sea breeze to blow that nasty virus away. Amazingly our liquor supplier agreed to take back old stock beer and replace it with new stock. Still can't quite believe that happened. So break out from that lock-down and come and enjoy yourself at the Pattaya Beer Garden. Feel free to pass on the invite to others on different websites or Facebook. I know there was some speculation here and elsewhere that we would never re-open. It was all fake news 🙂 555 .
  5. Pete: Are you closing the PBG?  

  6. Frosty, I can and will definitely help through either sponsorship, advertising or donation. I am back in town after 1 March, lets get together and talk about it then.
  7. Reviews are strange things. If you read the reviews for the Beer Garden, even just the first two pages you may think that the Beer Garden is too expensive, while being very reasonable the food is great but average the staff are fantastic but ignore you its as good as it ever was but going down hill service is very friendly but rude food is served very quickly but takes forever It gets confusing to say the least. I try to follow up bad reviews with the managers to find out what actually happened. Sometimes we just did a bad job, sometimes the customer was unreasonable and sometimes nobody remembers what is painted as a major incident. The biggest problem I think is managing expectations. Looking for a fine dining experience and looking for a cheap bite to stave off hunger are very different requirements. Your reaction to a place is probably as much about your expectations as anything else. The Shed at Dulwitch became the No 1 restaurant in London without ever serving a meal. Here is the fascinating story of how that happened -
  8. I can confirm that he has not sold the PBG.
  9. We sell cigs at the Beer Garden. Wholesale price for L&M went from 63 to 83 baht and for Marlboro went from 88 to 115 baht. That's a 30% increase.
  10. I got the following reply. "Your SIM does not support 4G. Please upgrade your SIM card (free) at AIS Shop. That's disappointing.
  11. This story is interesting but not for the reasons given by Reuters. It turns out that the evidence used by Wired and Gizmodo that Dr Craig Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto (bitcoin creator) was fabricated by a blackmailer trying to extort Dr Wright. Here's what is interesting. Dr Wright is in a tax dispute with the Australian Tax Office over tax credits and VAT refunds around a company he started that is now in bankruptcy. Nothing to do with Bitcoin. ATO says he owes them 3 million and are withholding a 5 million tax refund while it is sorted out. In other words if the investigation goes against Dr Wright he will only get 2 million instead of 5 million in his tax refund. Dr Wright's tax status is not clear at the moment and there may be more to the non-bitcoin part of the story that has yet to been revealed. As the article states, within 2 hours of the story in Wired being released Dr Wright's Australian home was raided. The tax dispute has been ongoing for many months. Why the sudden raid? Australian authorities say it's just a coincidence. Satoshi Nakamoto did mine the first Bitcoin into existence and over the next while he mined a further 1,000,000 bitcoin. We know it was him (her, them) because it is the first account on the blockchain. Those Bitcoin have never been touched or moved. It drives people crazy to know that the creator of Bitcoin has over $400,000,000 in Bitcoin but has never spent or used a single one. It appears it drives the tax authorities crazy as well. Is Satoshi's stash taxable. Well we don't know which jurisdiction he lives in but generally the tax position would be zero at the moment. Clearly there was no law covering Bitcoin at the time they were mined in 2008. No money changed hands to create them. As long as they are not sold then no capital gain has been made. It is unknowable which jurisdiction they were mined in and clearly any tax law would have to be retro-actively enforced. It's a huge stash of wealth the authorities can not get their hands on. They can see it. They can admire it. They can lust after it but they can't touch it. It must be very painful for the tax man. I almost feel sorry for him.
  12. If you owned 300 bitcoin that would have been around a 250,000 baht gain in 3 days. Just saying :-). Bitcoin - the best performing currency in the world for 2015.
  13. I don't have a regular time but I try to come in every second night between 8 and 10 pm. You can always ask the staff if I am about or send me a PM and I will tell you when I will be in.
  14. Martin, it's 393.74 now so you will be up a little. Turnout was a little disappointing - only Martin turned up! So I don't think I'll do it again. How about this instead. Anytime I am in the Beer Garden, if you approach me and ask about Bitcoin, I will give you 100 baht's worth for free Just ask and you will receive, limit one time per person.
  15. Today is the day. Don't forget to turn up for your free Bitcoin between 3 and 5 this afternoon.
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