There is no standard price for Thai bar girls in Pattaya. Besides the amount you pay a bar girl there are additional costs, mainly the bar fine, and lady drinks.
Whatever you pay the girl is the price agreed by both you and her. The cost of bar fines and lady drinks is set by the bar, and varies from one bar to the next, and by type of bar.
What Do Thai Bar Girls Do?
Answer: A bar girl’s primary role at a bar – whether it’s a beer bar, short time bar, or go-go bar, is to attract male customers to the bar – entertain them and encourage them to spend money in the bar. At some bars, girls offer “short-time activities” and even fantasy role-play services on the premises.
Outside the bar, a bar girl might be anything you choose – and she agrees to, from a casual “one night stand” to a travel companion or GFE.
Let’s start at the beginning, include everything a night with a Thai bar girl in Pattaya costs, and how it works.
You walk in to a bar, take a seat, order a drink.
If the bar is not too busy, and there’s girls free, one will most likely come and introduce herself, or be introduced to you by the mamasan. What is a mamasan? The mamasan manages/oversees the girls, in many bars the mamasan is looked upon as a mother figure, and a boss.
If the girls are all busy, or disinterested, move on to the next bar, but most times – especially if it’s low season, in a well managed bar – there will usually be a girl eager to keep you company.
After a bar girl’s introductory lines of “what’s your name” and “where do you come from”, you might make some idle chit chat or play a game like Connect 4. If you like her, ask if she would like a drink.
The drink you just bought for the girl is called a lady drink.
What is a lady drink in Thailand? Any drinks you buy for Thai bar girls working in a bar, beer bar, go-go club, hostess bar or gentleman’s club is called a lady drink.
Price of Lady Drinks in Pattaya
Prices for lady drinks are between around 80 and 150 baht in Pattaya beer bars, but could be up to 3 times as much in Go-Go bars. Bar girls receive commission for each drink bought for them, and many bars expect the girl to reach a daily or monthly quota of drinks sales.
TIP: If you don’t want a bar girl sat with you, let her know without offending her. Tell her you are married – your wife will be arriving shortly – or even that you are gay. In the worst case scenario just buy her 1 drink then make your excuses and leave.
Moving on, you’ve had a few drinks, bought the girl a few lady drinks, she’s cute, you can’t resist her charms. You want to take her out the bar and enjoy her company for the rest of the night.
Before you can take a bar girl out the bar, you have to pay the bar fine.
Bar Fine Prices in Pattaya
What is a bar fine in Thailand?. Before you can take a Thai bar girl or hostess from a bar, you must pay a bar fine. The bar-fine is is paid to the bar as compensation for the temporary loss of one of the bar staff.
So if you take a girl from a night you will pay bar fine for one day. Keep her for longer, you pay for every day that she does not return to work in the bar.
Bar-fines at beer bar complexes and shop-house style bars are generally around 300 to 600 baht.
Bar fines at go-go clubs in Pattaya vary from club to club. You would be lucky to find one with a bar fine of less than 1000 baht, and 1,500 baht is typical for most, but some reduce the rate after midnight.
Pattaya Bar Girl Prices
So far, you’ve bought lady drinks, paid the bar fine, maybe hit the town and partied late in to the night, then back to the hotel room to get to know each other a little better.
It’s time to pay the girl.
There’s a couple of golden rules to remember when it comes to paying Thai bar girls in Thailand.
1: Always agree the price before you take a girl out the bar.
2: never pay a Thai bar girl in advance – or you might find yourself a little short-changed.
If you take a bar girl from a typical Pattaya bar or beer bar to stay in your room overnight (long time) for 1000 baht you are very lucky, or a very good negotiator. 2000 baht is actually more realistic. The reality is there is no set rate, a bar girl will negotiate the highest price she can, especially if she knows you’re a first timer in Thailand.
Cost of Go-Go Girls in Pattaya
Prices vary wildly from club to club, and from girl to girl. Get a go-go dancer or even a waitress from a go-go bar in Pattaya for 2000 a night and you’ve done well. Good looking go-go dancers could cost as much as 4 – 5000 baht per night.
Negotiating the Price with Bar Girls in Pattaya
Some bar girls are upfront, they will immediately state their opening price. Others hedge their bets by replying “up to you”. If you offer an unsatisfactory price she will most likely reply with a look of disinterest, or ask you to try again.
Freelance Girls in Pattaya
The price of a freelance girl in Pattaya should be comparable to the amount you would pay a bar girl, minus the bar fine. There’s a lot of girls working freelance in Pattaya, either part time or full time. Not only bar girls or ex bar girls, but girls with ordinary jobs in stores, hotels etc.
Freelance girls hang out online, in popular nightclubs and discos such as Insomnia and Marine Disco on Walking Street, where they might even have a deal with the owner and earn commission for lady drinks, similar to that of bar girls in beer bars and go-go’s.
The Price of the Hottest Bar Girls in Pattaya
There are some stunningly beautiful bar girls in Pattaya, particularly go-go dancers at some of the more popular gogo clubs on Walking street. They can afford to be choosy, and sometimes may seem completely uninterested unless the price is right. The right price is what it’s worth to you, but don’t be surprised if the best looking girls ask for 4000 baht upwards.
Peak Season Bar Girl Prices in Pattaya
It’s not unknown for bars in Pattaya to raise their bar fine prices, especially go-go bars, and especially over the Christmas and New Year period. Likewise, some of the more sought after girls also ask for more money. I guess it’s due partly to supply and demand, and also to prevent girls paying bar fine for themselves so they can return to their families for the New Year.
Paying Joiner Fees to Take a Bar Girl to Your Hotel Room in Pattaya
If you intend inviting bar girls to your hotel room in Pattaya, you should make sure the hotel is guest friendly and avoid paying unnecessary joiner fees every time you take a girl to your room
Here’s a little more information about Pattaya hotel joiner policies.
The Price of Playing Bar Games with Bar Girls
Games, including Connect 4, dice games and Jenga, are often used as ice-breakers, and to encourage you to stay a little longer and spend more money. In Pattaya, the bar girls game of choice is Connect 4, and they also love to play for money. Let me tell you playing Connect 4 with a bar girl ( see photo below ) is a sure, but fun way to lose money in Pattaya.
Giving Bar Girls Tips
You don’t have to, but even if you only give a hundred baht it’s a gesture to show your appreciation.
The Sob Story
Some of us are more susceptible to sob stories than others. Bar girls are better judges of character than most, and some are very good at bending a sympathetic ear. If you are susceptible, and you have a sympathetic ear, you may well find yourself contributing to her mothers sick buffalo fund, or buying next terms school books for her daughter.
The Taxi Fare
If you gave a tip she might not ask for a taxi fare, but most will ask for some “small money” for a motorcycle taxi, and maybe even breakfast as well.
Light-fingered Bar Girls
Temptation and the love of money might not be the roots of all evil, but an unattended wallet is often too tempting. Only leave what you are prepared to lose in your wallet, leave your valuables, cash and cards in a safe, or hide them.
The Price of Unprotected Sex With Thai Bar Girls in Pattaya
You can get expert diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) for a few thousand baht at most clinics and hospitals in Pattaya. Condoms cost considerably less than the treatment of diseases and misery they help prevent, so it makes pretty makes good sense to use them – don’t you think?.
Why it’s safer to take bar girls back to your hotel room in Pattaya
If anyone tells you to “never take a Pattaya bar girl to your hotel room” don’t listen, that’s not good advice. Your hotel room is actually the safest place to take a bar girl. Yes, you have your valuables in the room, but they should already be locked away in the in-room safe box, or in a safe box at the front desk or hotel lobby.
Even if you did happen to pick up a bar girl who might otherwise be tempted to steal from you, she’s not very likely to take that risk if the hotel front desk have kept or copied her ID card and possibly even have her recorded by CCTV cameras.
If you’re embarrassed about taking bar girls to report at the front desk (the walk of shame), don’t worry they have seen it all before, several times every night.
There’s a lot of short stay (love) hotels in Pattaya, they are cheap, some have an hourly rate. But be warned, they might also be very carefree, and not care to ask for any ID.
- Always, always, wear a condom. You can buy them at any 7-Eleven – pharmacy – or supermarket in Pattaya, but they may not have your brand or size in stock, so better to bring your own.
- Make sure your hotel is guest friendly: otherwise, you might have to pay a joiner fee.
- Make her report to the hotel front desk with her ID: It’s the law, it’s also for your own safety.
- Choose a hotel with a in-room safe box: and leave your valuables in it before you go out.