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Thai Bar Girls, Beliefs & More

What is a Thai Bar Girl

When traveling to any of the nightlife hot spots in Thailand, you will more than likely encounter some Thai bar girls.

Thai Bar Girls are working in sex drive establishment entertaining customers while they are drinking and for extra cash, sexual pleasure outside the premises usually in the comfort of a hotel’s room.

Thailand is renowned throughout the world as a destination for sex tourism where Go-Go or ‘girlie’ bars, Thai bar girls and massage parlors are at its very center.

In every popular tourist destination and even in quieter areas of the country, there will some sort of Go-Go or bar girl scene.


The missing concept that all Thai ladies are bar girls

Thai Bar Girls
Thai Bar Girls in a beer bar in Bangla Road

The vast majority of Thai bar girls are from Isaan, in the north-east of the country, which is among some of the poorest areas in Thailand. These girls travel to Samui,

These girls travel to Samui, Pattaya, Phuket to work in the bars to earn money and support their families back home.

Sometimes several generations of one family could be dependent on this money.

Whilst the financial rewards for working as a Thai bar girl are not great, they are certainly much better than many of the employment opportunities than can be found at their home.

The social and economic reasons as to why girls end up working in girlie or Go-Go bars are often overlooked by many foreigners who visit Thailand.

No matter if you agree with the concept of bar girls and girlie bars or not, before making a judgment of these girls it is important to remember that many of them did not choose to be bar girls and if they could earn enough money to support their families by another way, then they almost certainly would.


Thai Bar Girls: The Price Of Cheap Sex

Firstly let me just say, you are not buying a Thai bar girl, you are simply paying for her time and company, whether you`re in Pattaya, Phuket, Bangkok and anywhere in Thailand for that matter.

What is a Bar Fine? A bar fine is a price you pay the bar, for taking any Thai bar girls away from the establishment.

Even if the particular young lady you are talking to, doesn’t work at that bar – (a freelancer), you will still have to pay the bar fine.

Beer bars, typically charge between  300 – 400 baht but, this may be more if the girl/lady is especially good looking in this case, she will be in high demand, especially if she’s young, or dare I say it “farm fresh” (a term used to express she`s new to the beer bar scene)!

You need to pay bar fine for Agogo dancer as well, but remember these Coyote dancers are always going to be more expensive than the average bar girl.

So a bar fine of 500 – 1000 baht is not uncommon, but always ensure you know exactly what you`re paying for.

“Make sure that your bar fine allows you to take the lady out all night” and that she doesn’t have to be back “at work” in a few hours. Your fine should secure her company until at least 3 PM the following day.

Also remember that although it is taken for granted by most men in Pattaya, paying a bar fine doesn`t include the price of sex.

You are only paying for taking her from her place of work, her company, and companionship. The price you pay her for having sex is  completely different!

It is also worth remembering that prostitution is illegal in Thailand.

info newI have seen it all too often, men drinking at a bar, haggling away with the mamasan for a reduction in the bar fine. Don’t do it! You have obviously impressed the girl with your whit, charm and rugged good looks. You’ve bought her a drink or two to demonstrate your affluence, and you have made up your mind to take the lady out. Picture the scene, she takes her handbag, and is saying goodbye to her friends, and you start embarrassing both of you, by trying to get 50 baht knocked off the bar fine? You want to eat “take away” without paying for it. Forget it! The bar fine is not negotiable, so just pay it! No one likes to lose face in Thailand, so don`t get labeled as a “cheap Charlie”!

Thai Bar Girl’s Conversation

Conversation with many Thai bar girls, especially those with limited language skills, might consist of only a few predictable and unimaginable questions such as “where you come from?”, “can you buy me a drink?”, and “you come here alone?”.

Foreigners that can speak Thai to any reasonable extent should already know there is often much more to bar girls than meets the eye.

Most of them are natural, fun-loving bunch that have fallen on some hard times in the past, and are earning good money perhaps the only way they can. It’s certainly more lucrative than a menial factory job or working in the rice fields back home.

My top tip, is you should have as much fun with your lady as possible. Talk, laugh and play. Keep the conversations short and simple; never embarrass her, especially by her lack of English. Make her want you! If you can do this, then whatever time you spend together, and whatever price you pay, you will have an even greater time.

Also remember, you are in “lust” – not in love. Keep your relationship simple and remember:

There is a saying among expats who know bar girls pretty well and its – As soon as a bar girl opens her mouth, she’s lying. And that pretty well sums most of them up. By all means, have fun with Thai bar girls, just watch your money closely.

Terminology in the sex industry

The sex industry has its own set of terminology with phrases such as ‘beer bar’, ‘go-go bar’, ‘mamasan’, ‘lady drink’, ‘bar fine’, ‘short time’, ‘long time’, ‘GFE’, ‘freelancer’, ‘butterfly’ and many more.

Beer Bar – these are simple open sided bars often grouped in complexes. Most of these complexes are in the sois (side streets) off Bangla Road in Patong. There are stools around the bar and there are usually a couple of poles on the bar for the girls to dance around.
The customers stroll around the complex until they choose a bar or are dragged to a bar by the girls working there.
The girls will then try to sell themselves to the customer by talking to him or entertaining him with bar games. Typical games are connect-four, jenga, dice games and hammering nails into a block of wood race.

Go-Go Bar – these are indoor bars where the girls dance on stages or on the bar.

The girls usually wear bikinis – they are no longer allowed to dance topless although it may still happen if the bar thinks the authorities are not taking notice.
The girls have numbers and customers can request a girl they like by number.
Mamasan – a woman who manages the girls working in a bar. Only the big bars and Ago-gos will have a mamasan. She will be an older woman who demands respect from the younger girls. She will be responsible for recruiting new girls, making sure the girls work well and liaising with customers.
Lady Drink – a drink that a customer buys for a girl. These will usually cost 30-90 baht above the normal bar price. The bar pays the extra to the girl as a reward for selling the drink.
Effectively, you are not only buying the girl a drink but also giving her a tip.
Bar Fine – the fee charged by a bar for taking a girl from that establishment.
The beer bars charge between 300 to 500 baht.
The money is for the bar – seen as an introduction fee and recompense for the bar losing a worker for the night. The bar may pay a percentage of the bar fine to the girl but the customer still needs to pay the girl for her company.
The Ago-gos charge higher bar fines. Some Ago-gos will ask for 3000 baht or more but this usually also includes the payment to the girl so the customer does not need to pay her directly.
Short Time – the customer takes a girl to a nearby room for a ‘short time’. The beer bar complexes and go-go bars often have short time rooms at the back of the premises.
The customer will pay a bar fine, a charge for the room and an agreed price to the girl for her services (500 to 1,000-baht).
When they are finished, the girl will return to work while the customer moves on to his next port of call.
Long Time – the customer will take the girl for the night (a ‘long time’) usually back to his hotel room. The payment to the girl is normally 1,000 to 2,000-baht. Some of the more up-market hotels do not allow overnight guests while others will charge a guest fee. (See the bottom of the page for some ‘guest friendly’ hotels.)
GFE – Girl Friend Experience. This is where the man takes the girl for the full length of his holiday and treats her like his girlfriend. The girl will act as a companion and guide. They will go to restaurants together, take day trips together and generally act like boyfriend and girlfriend.
Of course, the girl is still working and the man pays for everything and pays the girl for her time. The bar where the girl works will probably expect to receive a bar fine for every day the girl stays with the man. Many a romance has blossomed from the GFE and sometimes it develops into the WE (wife experience).
This may be followed by the divorce experience and the going home with no money experience.
Freelancer – a girl that does not work from a specific bar. These girls will pick up customers at nightclubs or off the street hence saving the customer paying a bar fine. Freelancers are often attractive girls who are confident they can pick up men without the advantage of a work base.
They may therefore charge more than bar girls. They are also considered less trustworthy as they are harder to track down in cases of theft from the customer.
Butterfly – someone, male or female, who flits around from one partner to the next.