Soi Cowboy has a large selection of bars although the majority are now Gogo Bars or Coyote bars. However there is still plenty to do besides sitting in Chrome Pole ogling dens.
There are live music venues such as Country Road, naughty bars such as Afterskool and many bars, including the gogo bars, now have outside seating areas where you can just sit and drink.
Almost all the bars have happy hours (usually late afternoon to around 20.30) where drinks are served at greatly reduced prices, especially the draft beer.
Country Road gets very busy at around 6.30 pm to 7 pm when it has a cheap pitcher of beer offer. Many people sit outside in the early hours moving indoors later to catch the live music on offer.