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Bottoms Up

Aug 20, 2022 | Tales from Asia

 Thanks to Simon Ostheimer for posting one of my stories on his blog – Tales of the Orient under the heading ‘Bottoms Up’. Simon is a travel writer and blogger who grew up in Hong Kong and is now based in Cambodia.



James Bond 007 was arrested outside the Bottoms Up club by British agents posing as Royal Hong Kong Police officers in ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’.

The Bottoms Up club was a Hong Kong topless bar that operated from 1971 to 2004 in a basement at Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. It became famous after featuring in the 1974 James Bond film – ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’ starring Roger Moore. One of the original managers was Pat Sephton, a former Windmill girl and colourful Hong Kong character.

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  1. Jaffee Yee

    My girl friend Michele worked there at one time during the 70s. We lived at Star Mansion on Minden Row very close to Bottom Up. I was there many times and remember meeting Pat, the manager. Michele was mixed up and tried killing herself once and I saved her life. Long story…

    • richard

      Thanks for sharing. Her obituary posted on is very interesting. I will check out Beach Travel !


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