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