This article is about Thai Bar Girls, but more specifically about Thai bar girls in Pattaya. I’m sure if you are new to Thailand and the Thai bar girl scene you will want to know what Thai bar girls are all about, so let’s explore who Thai bar girls are, what bars girls do, and where they come from.
What is a Bar Girl.
A typical bar girl working in Pattaya, Bangkok, Phuket or any of the popular nightlife and sex tourism hot-spots in Thailand can best be defined as a girl who works in a bar to attract, entertain, and ultimately have sex with a customer in exchange for money.
How much do Thai bar girls charge
For a breakdown of everything, including the price of lady drinks, bar fines, long time and short time, and how the process of picking up Thai bar girls works, read this post about paying for girls in Pattaya.
What do Thai Bar Girls offer?
I think it’s fair to say there are bar girls, and bars to serve every need or purpose, from a quickie (short time sex) to the Thai girlfriend experience (GFE) and Thai girlfriend come travel companion. And lots more in-between
The real difference is between short time and long time. Short time activities often take place on the premises, you choose a girl, maybe have a chat and a few drinks together first, then go to the room and indulge in your “short time” activity.
When you take a Thai bar girl for “long time” she will leave the bar with you, the rest is up to you. You might go for a few drinks, a meal, watch a movie, and then take her back to your place. Basically, it’s just like going on a casual date, but you are paying for it.
Where do Bar Girls work?
The most popular places to meet bar girls in Pattaya are Beer bars. These beer bars are usually simple affairs consisting of many small bars in one complex under a single roof.
Some popular beer bar complexes in Pattaya are the “Best Friend Bar” and “Siren” beer bar complexes on Pattaya Beach Road. There are many smaller beer bar complexes on 2nd Road, Soi Baukhao, Soi Diana, Soi 7, Soi 8, Soi 2, Pattaya Naklua Road, Beach Road and Jomtien.
Enclosed bars, occupying a single or double ( shop-house ) unit can be anything from a relaxed drinking, eating and pick-up joint to a rather intensive “short time bar” where the emphasis is more on one off sexual relationships. Ie, “short time” activities.
You could also say go-go clubs and gentleman’s clubs come under the umbrella of bar girl establishments, except girls working in go-go’s are referred to as go-go girls, and ‘hostesses’ are girls working in gentleman’s clubs.
Some bar girls work the bar, and freelance in their off time. Some choose to move on and are very successful freelancing full time. They look for punters in Pattaya’s popular nightclubs and discos, and also make themselves available for casual hook-ups online.
Where do bar girls come from?
The vast majority of bar girls who work in Pattaya originate from Issan “North-east Thailand”, the minority of bar girls in Pattaya come from other regions of Thailand, including Pattaya itself.
Why do so many Thai girls work as bar girls ?.
The reason so many girls end up working in the bars of Thailand’s tourist destinations is for financial gain. In Issan it is extremely difficult to find a job which pays a wage comparable to what a bar girl can potentially earn in Pattaya or Phuket, Samui, Koh Chang or Bangkok.
Issan is a rural region which relies heavily on agriculture, mainly rice farming to support it’s economy. Unfortunately, agricultural work is poorly paid and seasonal, even if a family is fortunate enough to own and work their own land they can only afford to live hand to mouth.
in Thailand it is considered the norm for children to financially support their parents. Sometimes due to peer pressure, sometimes for want of a better life than that offered by working in the paddy fields of Issan, girls head for Pattaya in search of money and maybe even a rich foreign to help support their families.
Advantages of becoming a bar girl in Thailand
- No academic skills or qualifications are required.
- Opportunity to earn much more money than is possible doing other unskilled work.
- More spare money to send home and support the family.
- Perfect environment to meet a foreign husband.
Some Thai bar girls are married
You might be surprised to know that many Thai bar girls working in Pattaya actually have a Thai husband or boyfriend, and even children of their own. For them, being a bar girl is simply a job.
More often than not the husband or boyfriend knows his wife is sleeping with men for money, and is very happy with the arrangement, it is also not unheard of for the husband to stay home and in effect be a ‘kept man’.
Not all girls working in the bar are prostitutes
Just because a girl works in a girlie bar or a short time bar does not mean that she is willing to sleep with or provide other special services to customers. Quite often the position of cashier, cook, or mamasan will be taken by girls who would rather not “go with customers”.
Bar girls and sponsorship
Some of the more beautiful Thai bar girls will have at least one, but quite often even many sponsors. The sponsor being a customer she met previously, who now believes that they are in a steady relationship, and that she has ceased working the bar and sleeping with customers.
When the time comes for him to go back to his own country he will send his bar girl sweet heart money every month in order that she can afford to live without working in the bar.
Many girls are serious about the relationship and cease all bar work, or at least stop going with customers. On the other hand some Thai bar girls become very efficient, even business like when it comes to “recruiting” foreign sponsors.
How long do Thai bar girls work as bar girls?
That depends on many things including how long she can keep her good looks, the time it takes to find her Mr. Right, or the time it takes her to amass enough money to either retire or move onto other things such as starting her own business.
Many will end up running a bar of their own or managing a bar for someone else, some will fail at their relationship or business and return to work as a bar girl. If a bar girl kept her good looks she could possibly have a career of 10 – 15 years if she wished.
Thai bar girl trivia
- Sex tourism began in Thailand as a by-product of the Vietnam war. Many American military bases were established in Thailand, and along with them came girls to provide services and companionship during the troops rest and recreation periods.
- There is an estimated 300,000 women working in the sex trade in Thailand, some estimates put that number as high as 1000,000, and bar girls make up a large proportion of that number.
- Prostitution, believe it or not, is actually illegal in Thailand.