Party season hits its apex Saturday when Billboard and Butterflies take over the top floor of Nana Plaza for their annual double Playmates Party. Billboard and Butterflies throw epic parties throughout the second half of each year, starting with a birthday party on July 30 followed by Billboard and Butterflies’ respective anniversary galas in September and November. But nothing compares to the Playmates Party, which is held to commemorate the American owner’s birthday each December. This year’s party will be especially special, as it’s a 50th birthday party and all that goes with it. And what goes with it are a free pizza buffet, costume contest for big cash prizes for the ladies and 220+ women in Playboy Bunny-style “Playmates” costumes in the house. VIP tables are available for the event, which begins at 8 p.m. on Dec. 9. For those showing up without a booking, seats will go fast, so get there early. Also don’t show up expecting the usual “show” in the hot tubs in either bar. Playmates Night is a chance for the ladies to dress to kill. They can choose their own costume for the night and they’re always flamboyant and over-the-top, although plenty still opt for the classic: Black leotard
The Nov. 25 Butterflies 7th Anniversary Party is one everyone circles on their calendar. And the first 100 guests will be greeted with free drink glasses and everyone will be treated to free pizza. The highlight of the Butterflies 7th Anniversary Party will be the Butterflies Babe of the Year pageant, a tradition that Butterflies shares with sister bar Billboard. The contest adds a competitive and entertaining spark to the evening, with the winner set to receive a grand prize of 25,000 baht and runners up another 15,000 baht. Butterflies 7th Anniversary Party Butterflies has undergone a remarkable transformation since its opening, much like the metamorphosis of a butterfly. Looking back now from the view of the Butterflies 7th Anniversary Party, it’s hard to remember Butterflies as Jail Birdz or Lone Star before it. As Stickman Bangkok noted in July 2016: “Bars in that spot … have hemorrhaged money or been vacant. Under previous names, bars in that spot have been the problem child of Nana, pun absolutely intended.” Before the current management took over Billboard and Jail Birdz, “many punters never (made) it to the top floor, and more than a few bar bosses who ran bars on the top floor … lost their
The end of the year has always been party season on Nana Plaza’s top floor, beginning with Billboard’s anniversary party in September, Butterfles’ in November and, in early December, the Playmates theme double party at both bars. Held at the same time as the owner’s birthday, the Playmates party is the event that draws anyone and everyone to the top floor. Towers of pizza will be stacked at both bars and the girls will be putting on the Ritz, emulating the glamourous Playboy Bunnies and Penthouse Playmates of the past. The extravaganza begins at Saturday December 10 at 8 p.m.