For single men that indulge in Pattaya’s famous sex and naughty nightlife scene to meet Thai girls for sex and enjoy female company while on vacation, paying to have some fun and sex with girls in Pattaya is mostly an everyday ritual made up of unavoidable and sometimes costly formalities.
What formalities there are and how much Pattaya girls cost depends on where girls work, the service they perform, and how attractive they are.
Pattaya is best known for its sprawling naughty (adult) nightlife, most notably for the many thousands of Thai bar girls (bargirls) working in various agogo clubs, beer bars, gentleman’s clubs, and short-time bars that make up the several hundred girlie bars (aka lady bars) in Pattaya.
It’s in the Pattaya girlie bars that the formalities of buying lady drinks costing 150–220 baht and paying bar fines of 300–3000 baht (bar-fining girls) add to the 1000–5000 baht it costs to get more friendly with Pattaya bar girls.
The services single men pay Pattaya bar girls (and freelancers) for are most commonly termed “short time,” aka “boom boom” (1–2 hours), “long time” (overnight), and a Thai girlfriend experience (long-long time).
Along with the formalities, there are some common girls and nightlife scams, hidden costs, and Pattaya girls that are not always what they seem.
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1: Avoid paying hotel joiner fees for girls by Booking a girl friendly hotel in Pattaya.
2: Use the must-have dating app for single men in Pattaya to hook up with Pattaya girls online and swerve paying bar fines and buying lady drinks.
What are Bar Girls in Pattaya?
Thai bar girls are women employed as servers, hostesses, and dancers who are also available for sex at girlie bars such as beer bars, agogo bars, and gentleman’s clubs in Pattaya and most other touristy sex destinations in Thailand.
A bar girl’s primary role is attracting, entertaining, and selling drinks to male customers who may pay a bar fine for the privilege of hiring bar girls for “adult activities” outside (sometimes inside) the bar.
What’s it like with Pattaya bar girls?
Pattaya’s bar girls have a reputation for being, among other things, mainly very welcoming, outwardly friendly, and fun to be with, like having a girlfriend. Until the money runs out.
The Thai girlfriend experience is one of the best and potentially worst things about Thai bar girls (and freelancers) in Pattaya.
What is a Mamasan?
The Mamasan is the girls’ boss; she manages the girls employed at the bar, especially in gogo bars that employ many girls. She is also a matriarchal figure who sometimes liaises between customers and girls.
Freelance Girls in Pattaya
Freelancers, as they say in Thailand, are “same same but different.” The difference between freelancers and bar girls is freelancers are not employed by bars. That means unless they have an arrangement with the bar, there are no bar fines to pay and no hiked-up prices for lady drinks.
The best places to meet freelancers in Pattaya are on online dating apps, Beach Road (aka the Coconut Bar), in nightclubs and discos such as Ibar—Insomnia, Lucifer, 808, and Candy Shop on Walking Street, and in numerous freelancer-friendly bars in Pattaya like Billabong on LK Metro and Bamboo bar near Walking Street.
How to Pick Up Bar Girls in Pattaya
These are the formalities of picking up Thai bar girls in Pattaya and what to expect after entering and ordering a drink at a typical girlie bar in Pattaya:
The Introduction …..
Aside from the transaction, picking up bar girls (and freelancers) in Pattaya is like picking up “normal girls” at pubs and clubs back home, but mostly without fear of rejection.
What happens shortly after sitting with a drink at many girlie bars in Pattaya, especially gogo bars, is girls come along and introduce themselves, or the Mamasan asks customers if they would like a lady to keep them company.
TIP – It’s perfectly okay to decline the company of a bar girl/hostess in girlie bars and drink alone. Politely tell her NO, not now, maybe later after a drink or two.
Bar Girl Meets Boy!
It’s usual for a guy to buy “lady drinks” for Thai bar girls while chatting and getting to know them and if there’s any chemistry between them.
Things Pattaya Girls Say:
Most bar girls in Pattaya open the conversation with the obvious “what’s your name,” followed by:
- Where do you come from?
- How long have you been in Thailand?
- Is it your first time in Pattaya?
- Do you speak Thai?
- Where do you stay?
Depending on their motives, they can soon evaluate whether a guy is a newbie in Pattaya who might be easily deluded and separated from his cash. Or if he’s wealthy, single, knows the score, or might be boyfriend material—if that’s what a girl is looking for.
Pattaya Bar Girl Lies:
Some secrets to being a successful bar girl in Pattaya are to keep secrets, tell lies when necessary, and always tell a guy what he wants to hear.
Hence, regardless of a guy’s looks and age, so long as he has money in his pocket, in Pattaya, he will always be a handsome or sexy man.
Bar girls are not all free and single. Many have Thai husbands and kids waiting at home, one or more foreign boyfriends sponsoring them from abroad, or they’ve worked in girlie bars longer than they dare admit.
Common lies that (some) Pattaya bar girls tell:
- It’s my first day/week working in Pattaya
- I don’t usually go with customers
- I don’t have a boyfriend
- I don’t like Thai men
The oft-repeated advice “never fall in love with a Thai bar girl” is well-intentioned but not strictly true, even a little unfair. Some bar girls, however difficult to find, really are different.
Playing Games with Pattaya Girls:
The real purpose of playing games like Connect 4 (photo above) with bar girls is not to connect four; it’s more about spending time and lots of money while making a connection.
The Games Pattaya Girls Play:
Pattaya bar girls love to play for money. It’s symbolic of how it is with Pattaya girls. And knowing the rules of the Pattaya girls’ game, the game of squeezing money from customers, is the secret to having fun with girls in Pattaya.
What are Lady Drinks in Thailand?
Any drinks a customer buys for Thai bar girls employed at girlie bars in Thailand are called “lady drinks.” Girls earn a generous commission on lady drinks bought for them by customers.
Lady drinks can cost up to twice the price of standard drinks. For example, if a girl has a Leo beer, it will likely cost around 150 baht, whereas the guy’s bottle of Leo costs around 80 baht.
While it’s frowned upon by bar owners, some girls are happy to drink slowly and would rather have a large tip than one drink after another.
At some bars in Pattaya, girls must reach a monthly “lady drink” sales quota.
Pattaya Lady Drink Problems & Scams
Drinks Queens: Some bar girls string customers along, gladly accepting drink after drink, despite having no intention of leaving with them. To save money on drinks, always ask if the girl is available and interested sooner rather than later.
Pushy Girls: At some bars in Pattaya, girls can be pushy when it comes to lady drinks, often asking for drinks before properly introducing themselves and then drinking like a proverbial fish.
No happy hour prices: At many bars in Pattaya, happy hour prices do not apply to lady drinks. It’s always a good idea to ask first.
A minimum amount of lady drinks: At some gogo bars in Pattaya, there is a requirement to buy a minimum number of lady drinks for a girl before she can be barfined and leave with a customer.
Pattaya Lady Drinks Prices
The price of lady drinks at most beer bars and gentleman’s clubs in Pattaya is around 150 baht. Lady drinks and regular drinks are generally cheaper in the Soi Buakhao area.
At Gogo bars/clubs, lady drinks cost 150–220 baht. Expect to pay, on average, around 170 baht at gogo bars in Soi LK Metro and 190 baht in Walking Street.
Some Pattaya gogo bars have a 2-tier pricing system for lady drinks (and bar fines), with premium lady drink prices for the most beautiful girls.
For comparison, the price of a standard drink in Pattaya, a bottle of Leo beer, for example, costs 70–90 baht in most beer bars and gentleman’s clubs and 120–170 baht in gogo bars.
Paying the Bar Fine for Girls in Pattaya
If there’s some chemistry, and a girl likes a guy, she might ask if he would like to barfine her. Otherwise, it’s up to the guy to ask if he can “barfine” her or if she would like to go with him.
It’s always best to negotiate the girl’s price first and to arrange the details, including how long she stays. Then pay the bar fine and drinks bill just before leaving.
Haggling the Price with Pattaya Girls
It’s not worth haggling over small amounts and can spoil the mood. But if they sense a guy is new to Pattaya, girls will almost ask for much more than the going rate. It’s best to offer the going rate for girls in Pattaya and take it from there.
What is a Bar Fine in Thailand?
Before customers can take a Thai bar girl or hostess from a bar, they must pay a bar fine. The bar fine is compensation paid to the bar for the temporary absence of staff and the revenue lost due to the girl not being in the bar selling lady drinks.
The bar fine is not payment for the girl; it is to release the girl from her responsibilities, to take her off-hire—so to say. During that time, whatever happens between a bar girl and her customer is their own business.
If a guy pays a girl to stick around for a few days (long long time) for a girlfriend experience, to show him the sights in Pattaya, or whatever, he has to pay the bar fine for every day she stays with him.
When To Pay Girls
Some Pattaya bar girls ask for money upfront. They may offer a reason to hand over the money, and soon after, they invent a reason to leave or develop a sudden headache.
When paying bar girls, it’s best to think of it as paying them to leave. In other words, never pay upfront. If it’s for a girlfriend experience or a few days, pay day by day.
Should you give bar girls a tip? It’s a nice gesture, a show of appreciation. Some girls will also ask for money for a taxi and to grab breakfast on the way home.
The Walk of Shame
TIP – Most hotels insist that joiners, such as a man’s nightly bar girl companions (aka barfines), are at least 18 years old and report to the front desk with their ID cards. Many men find it embarrassing, hence “the walk of shame.”
Pattaya Girl Prices
Even though there are approximate “going rates” for girls in Pattaya, girl prices can vary from bar to bar and from one nightlife area to the next.
The fact is, regardless of where girls work, the type of bar, and what they do, due to their looks and popularity—some Thai bar girls command a higher price than others in the same environment.
Pattaya Girls Long Time Prices
Other than at agogo bars, girls ask for a minimum of 2000 baht for a long-time. Bar fines can range from as little as 300 to 600 baht at beer bar complexes. At some of the most popular bars—including numerous short-time bars on Soi 6, the bar fine for long-time is 1000–1,300 baht.
At agogo bars in Pattaya, girls cost 3000–5000 baht for a long time. Bar-fine prices can vary from less than 1000 to well over 2000 baht for a long-time at agogo bars, but many reduce the prices late at night.
Pattaya Girls Short Time Prices
Other than at Agogo bars, short-time bar fines cost, on average, 300 to 600 baht in Pattaya, and girls will usually ask for a minimum of 1000 baht and up to 1,500 baht.
At agogo bars that offer short-time in Pattaya, girls cost anything from 1,500 to 3000 baht, and the bar fine prices range from 800 to 1,500 baht.
Pattaya Girls Online Booking Prices
Many single men that visit Pattaya for sex and want to hook up with girls on the cheap make use of online dating apps, where the majority of girls online in Pattaya are freelancers and bar girls.
Prices for girls online on popular dating apps are no different from prices in bars, except outside working hours, or for freelancers, there’s no need to buy lady drinks and pay bar fines.
What is Long Time and Short Time?
Long time is typically overnight. So, for example, a guy picks up a bar girl or freelancer during a night out; she stays with him overnight and leaves in the morning or at whatever time was agreed.
Short time is when a customer hires a girl for an hour or two of “short time activity.” Typically, the girl will take her customer to a short-time room in the bar or a nearby hotel with short-time rooms and hourly rates, such as the popular “love hotels” in Pattaya.
There are long-time and short-time prices for girls in Pattaya, and many Pattaya girlie bars also have different long-time and short-time bar fine prices.
Paying for Girlfriend Experience in Pattaya
To hire Thai bar girls or freelancers for a girlfriend experience (rent a girlfriend) in Pattaya for a day, week, or month costs the girl’s daily rate, daily bar fine (if she’s a bar girl), and living expenses.
When it’s just for fun and mutual, and both parties understand it is a purely casual relationship, there’s nothing wrong with having a girlfriend experience in Thailand.
The problem with having a Thai girlfriend experience is the risk of becoming emotionally attached and entering into a relationship with a girl who is only interested in getting herself another overseas sponsor.
Best Places to Hook Up With Bar Girls in Pattaya
- Agogo bars in Pattaya, predominantly on Walking Street and Soi LK Metro
- Beer bar complexes in most Pattaya nightlife zones
- Gentleman’s clubs, very popular in the Soi Buakhao area
- Shop-house-style girlie bars, throughout Pattaya
- Short-time bars, throughout Pattaya, most notably on Soi 6
After closing time for regular bars and gogo clubs in Pattaya, girls often try their luck picking up customers in discos and nightclubs on Walking Street.
For more information on types of bars, nightlife areas, bar etiquette, and the best places to stay for single men in Pattaya, read this First Time in Pattaya Guide For Men.
Picking Up Pattaya Girls at Discos and Nightclubs
Discos and nightclubs on Walking Street are among the best places to meet girls in Pattaya, including normal “good Thai girls,” freelancers, and Thai bar girls.
Prices for bar girls and freelancers at discos and nightclubs are negotiable, and there are no bar fines to pay, so popular places to pick up girls for guys doing Pattaya on the cheap.
To avoid misunderstanding, ask where girls work or if they are freelancers.
Sick Buffalo Syndrome
Thai bar girls are very perceptive. They can soon determine whether a man is susceptible to their charms. If a guy is good-hearted (jai dee), girls might tell him a sob story in the hope of squeezing a little extra money out of him.
The story might be that they don’t have enough money to pay the electric bill or need to buy medicine for dad’s sick buffalo. Such sob stories invented by Thai bar girls are known as “sick buffalo syndrome.”
Paying For Sex With Pattaya Girls That Aren’t Girls
In Pattaya, girls are not always what they seem. Some of the prettiest girls in Pattaya are ladyboys (transgender people), aka kathoeys.
It is often difficult to spot a Thai ladyboy—until it’s too late. When your girl happens to be a ladyboy—politely tell her you didn’t know, and your preference is strictly for girls. Give her some taxi fare home, compensate her for her time, put it down to experience, and try again.
Paying for the Most Beautiful Girls in Pattaya
Hooking up with the hottest, most sexy girls in Pattaya, whether they are “superstar” gogo dancers or freelance girls online, costs whatever you can negotiate.
The sexiest, most in-demand bar girls and freelancers in Pattaya can earn a comparative fortune, so they can afford to be choosy, knowing that a more generous offer will come soon enough.
Online Pattaya escorts – For comparison, Pattaya escort girl prices range from around 3000 baht for one hour to around 8000 baht overnight.
Hooking Up with Foreign Girls for Sex in Pattaya
Many Russian and East European girls freelance in discos and nightclubs and work as dancers at Russian clubs on Walking Street. But be warned that Russian clubs and gogo bars have earned a reputation for being clip-joints in the past.
Russian girls in Pattaya cost 6000—10,000 baht. In the past, Russian girls have DEMANDED large tips for lap dancing, and the bill for drinks was much higher than the advertised price.
Paying the Price for Unprotected Sex with Girls in Pattaya.
What is the risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease in Pattaya? Who knows, but consider this: Thai bar girls typically have far more sexual partners than most girls, and with guys that—while on vacation in Pattaya—have sex with more girls than average.
Condoms can be purchased at convenience stores, supermarkets, and pharmacies in Pattaya. If you have a favorite brand, or you are hung like a donkey, fetch your own.
Pattaya Girls Quick Tips
- Book a guest-friendly hotel
- Check the joiner policy for the minimum age of joiners
- Lock valuables away before going out
- Don’t be shy to ask about the price of lady drinks and bar fines in Pattaya
- Expect “most” girls in Pattaya to tell lies and stroke your ego
- Make sure the girl is actually a girl
- Always ask girls the price
- Never pay Pattaya bar girls and freelance girls in advance
- Always, always, always wear a condom
- Always give the girls a tip
- It’s nice to be nice, so treat the girls with respect.
The best advice for single male tourists in Pattaya for girls and sex: keep yourself to yourself, don’t flash your cash, and don’t fall in love. Don’t fool yourself into believing that what happens with girls in Pattaya is reality.