Pretty Lady (formerly knows as Buttoms Up)
Updated September 2009.
Pretty Lady is located left in the middle of Nana Plaza ground floor. Under different names this bar was hightly successful in the past.
After years of clearly being a successful, but also poorly maintained venue, the bar has done some renovations. The seating has improved a bit. A glass windown to the left now gives a view of a 'beer bar' next door, which features television screens and a few staff girls. From there you can also comfortably look into Pretty Lady and check out the girls there.
The main improvement is a nice outside sitting area in front of the bar. There is a large round counter where you can sit and enjoy the scenery at Nana Plaza outside.
Pretty Lady did not change a lot over the last 10-15 years, except the recent renovation. Walking in there still throws you back in time. Originally most bars in Bangkok had a similar appearance, that is a bit dark, and a bit shabby. Nowadays, most bars have been upgraded with 'proper' lighting, sound system, and fancy environment. However, in the process something got lost.
While beers used to be priced lower in this bar, just recently prices have increased. A beer or whisky can now be had for 140 baht. Soft drinks go for 120 baht, while the lady drinks are priced at 135 baht. Cocktails are 200 or more (as in most other bars, there was a time when they did not cost more than a beer, we think).
Contrary to all the other bars at Nana Plaza (as far as I know) this bar does not feature service girls, but has a basically all male staff serving the drinks. I do not know the exact reasoning behind this, not exactly interesting company to fool around with.
A minor for the bar, is its lavatory, which is in bad need of an upgrade.
The music tends to be somewhat too loud, but selection of music is good.
This is a 'slow-turnover' bar - more