Hey man! You’re in the right place. I am going to answer all your burning questions about the pay for play scene in Pattaya, Thailand.
While there’s no standard price, I can help you find a figure.
Costs vary depending on the type of bar, the bar fine, short-time or long-time, and lady drinks.
And how HOT is she? Super attractive girls are in demand and command a higher price.
Let’s dive in…
Update April 2021: Thailand is accepting tourists but they must quarantine at an approved hotel. The duration is getting shorter and depends on if you have been vaccinated. All countries are welcome, well the ones that were welcome before the craziness of 2020. Land borders remain closed. For more information, look elsewhere. Now, let’s dig in…
What Do Thai Bar Girls Do?
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. Expect to find naughty nurses, slutty schoolgirls, and frisky flight attendants.
Outside the bar, a bar girl might be anything you choose and she agrees to, from a casual ‘one night stand’ to a long term casual ‘no strings attached’ Thai girlfriend and travel companion or GFE, Girlfriend Experience.
Here’s an overview of an evening including everything a night with a Thai bar girl in Pattaya costs and how it works. And this guide is in line with the price you’d pay for having sex with Thai bar girls in Pattaya, Bangkok, Phuket or any other place in Thailand.
You walk into a bar, take a seat, and order a drink.
If the bar has girls available one will likely come by and introduce herself or be introduced to you by the mamasan.
What is a mamasan? The mamasan manages and oversees the girls. In many bars, the mamasan is looked upon as a mother figure and a boss.
Often a retired middle-aged bar girl, she will understand English very well, act as a translator if need be, and has seen every trick in the book. You’re not as clever as you think you are.
If the girls are all busy, or disinterested, move on to the next bar. However, most of the time, in a well-managed bar there will usually be a girl or two eager to keep you company.
Did you strike out at three bars? If no one wants to keep you company. Take stock of yourself: Do you smell and look like you slept in a zoo?
Are you loud, obnoxious, and severely intoxicated? Are you swearing and talking bad about the indigenous population?
Yea, you might want to take a shower and sleep this one off mate. You will attract the wrong kind of attention.
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.
If you speak 12 words of Thai, now is not the time to use them. It’s not cute. You’re saying it wrong and making it harder to be understood.
Furthermore, these girls want fresh meat. Don’t be the “turtle” who knows too much.
Stick with a hello and thank you in Thai if you must speak Thai.
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.
They are not priced the same as your drinks.
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 a 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. You may offend her by telling her she’s not your type: too old, too fat, too tall, too ugly or you find her stretch marks unsightly.
If you wish to excuse yourself without offending her: Tell her you are tired from travel, recovering from surgery in the hospital, or any white lie that lets you excuse yourself from her company or potentially all company at that bar.
Moving on, you’ve had a few drinks, bought the girl a few lady drinks, she’s cute and you can’t resist her charms.
You want to take her out of the bar and enjoy her company for the rest of the night or at least the next hour or so.
Before you can take a bar girl out of the bar, you have to pay the bar fine.
Bar Fine Prices in Pattaya
What is a bar fine? Before you can take a girl from a bar, you must pay a bar fine. The bar-fine is paid to the bar as compensation for the temporary loss of one of the bar staff.
If you take a girl for a night you will pay the bar fine for one day. If you keep her for longer, you will pay for every day that she does not return to work in the bar.
Sometimes, the girl will pay her own bar fine, but this will be worked into the agreed upon price for her companionship.
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 1,000 baht, and 1,500 baht is typical for most, but some reduce the rate after midnight.
Why? Are the girls inherently better at go-gos? No, but they are a more active form of entertainment for the establishment’s clientele.
At a beer bar, their responsibilities are lower and they may not be noticed as much if they are missing.
At a go-go, she may be part of a featured show or routine that is dependant on her.
At the end of the day, it’s a higher rent real estate that specializes in dancing (or shuffling) and nudity.
Pattaya Bar Girl Prices
So far, you’ve bought lady drinks, paid the bar fine, maybe hit the town for a game of pool or partied into the night.
It’s back to the hotel room now to get to know each other even 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 on the price before you take a girl out of the bar.
2) Never pay a bar girl in advance or you might find you end up with less than you bargained for or maybe even end up alone in your room.
If you take a bar girl from a typical Pattaya bar or beer bar to stay in your room overnight (long time) for 2,000 baht you are very lucky or a very good negotiator. Expect to pay 3,000 baht & up for an all-night guest.
You may find a short-time rate of 1,500 baht. But don’t be surprised if it is higher.
The reality is there is no set rate.
A bar girl will negotiate the highest price she can, it ain’t love honey, it’s transactional.
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 2,000 baht short time and you’ve done well.
Good looking go-go dancers could cost as much as 4,000 – 5000 baht.
Negotiating the Price with Bar Girls in Pattaya
Some bar girls are upfront and 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.
Short Time or Long Time
Short time is not a defined period of time, but usually a defined action. While I hate to put more pressure on you, when you bust your nut it’s over.
Altogether, you could be with her for less than an hour to not more than 2. She’s in a hurry.
She is a highly efficient human sex machine whose number one goal is to get you off as fast as possible and take her pay. This is why you both agreed to a “lower” price.
You may be spent but she is heading back to her bar to drum up more drinks, get some tips for shaking her ass, and maybe even find another guy.
At the very least she’s having drinks with her friends.
Long time is paying for overnight company. You can, stamina allowing, expect 2 or 3 rolls in the hay. Maybe you get 2 in that night and she’s shagged out the following morning.
Or maybe you are too drunk to perform that night but have a glorious morning. You might be satisfied with a single go, or none at all, but wanted someone to cuddle overnight.
Cash in hand or purse, she is highly unlikely to draw out the process of parting with you. The time for cuddling is behind you.
Breakfast is a crapshoot. (How good is the spread your place putting on? How hungry is she?)
If she stayed overnight, she’s likely to leave before noon and head home to eat and sleep some more.
About the only thing you can do to prolong her departure is to offer more money.
Be mindful, she may still need to go home to change clothes. Unless Daddy Warbucks is fronting the cash to shop for some new clothes.
Yes, money can buy happiness. Bring plenty if you fall in love easily or just can’t let her out of your sight.
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 and hotels.
Tinder and other dating apps are a popular way to meet freelancers, from the hungry hooker looking for a free lunch to a seasoned shark who hunts on her own schedule.
Freelance girls hang out online, in popular nightclubs and discos such as Insomnia or Lucifer on Walking Street, where they might even have a deal with the owner and earn a commission for lady drinks, similar to that of bar girls in beer bars and go-gos.
The last resort, and one we don’t recommend, is the Coconut Bar.
Not a bar at all, but the name given by locals and regulars to the sidewalk next to the beach.
Here you will find addicts, down and out ladies and ladyboys, swindlers, and pickpockets hiding in the shadows looking for their next victim or fix.
This is the sad and depraved. Stick to the safety of the bars. If you are an extra Cheap Charlie, you may even have this hurled as an insult at you,
“You want fuck for cheap, go coconut bar.”
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 4,000 baht or more.
Peak Season Bar Girl Prices
It’s not unknown for bars to raise their bar fine prices, especially at go-go bars, and especially over the Christmas and New Year period.
Some of the more sought after girls also ask for more money. It’s partly due to supply and demand, and also for the bar to prevent girls from paying bar fine for themselves so they can return to their families for the New Year.
Yes, a bar fine is due whether you take them out or they are a no-show for work. No girls often mean no customers which is bad for business.
Paying Joiner Fees to Take a Bar Girl to Your Hotel Room in Pattaya
If you intend on inviting company to your hotel room you should make sure the hotel is guest friendly to avoid paying unnecessary joiner fees every time you take a girl to your room.
Ask on check-in or by messaging the property before booking. They will clearly answer this for you.
They will tactfully be referred to as “non-registered guests” and whether they are allowed in guest rooms for a fee or free will be answered.
The Price of Playing Bar Games with Bar Girls
Games like Connect 4, Jenga and pool (or billiards) are often used to get to know each other and to encourage you to stay longer and spend more money.
In Pattaya, the bar girls game of choice is Connect 4. They love to play for money or a drink! Playing Connect 4 with a bar girl is a sure but fun way to lose money.
Giving Bar Girls Tips
You don’t have to but if you give one hundred baht it’s a nice 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 finding a sympathetic listener.
If you are susceptible and easily generous you may find yourself contributing to her family’s ailments, real or invented.
Popular causes include a mother’s sick buffalo, a brother in jail, a father who is hurt and unable to work or buying 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.
Nimble-Fingered Bar Girls
Temptation and the love of money may be the root of all evil, but an unattended wallet is extremely 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
You can get expert diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) for a couple thousand baht or less at most clinics and hospitals in Pattaya.
Condoms cost considerably less than the treatment of diseases and the misery they cause.
Consider you may infect someone else: from another bar girl to someone back home. If you’re a selfish prick and that’s not reason enough, your junior member will need to take a holiday while undergoing treatment, so Wrap It Up!
Why It’s Safer to Take Bar Girls Back to your Hotel Room
If anyone tells you to “never take a Pattaya bar girl to your hotel room” they are giving poor 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 hotel’s front desk.
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.
Don’t be embarrassed or worry about taking bar girls to report at the front desk. They have seen it all before and it’s a routine part of their job, day and night.
As an alternative, there are dozens of short stay hotels in Pattaya that are cheap and clean. Some even have an hourly rate. Be warned, they might be carefree at check-in and not ask for any ID. That’s your risk to calculate.
Always, always, wear a condom. You can buy them at any 7-Eleven, pharmacy, convenience store or supermarket. They may not have your brand or size in stock, so bring your own if you’re picky or well-endowed.
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 and it’s for your own safety. Her information is recorded should there be any unexpected problems.
Choose a hotel with an in-room safe box: leave your valuables, passport, and cash you don’t want to spend/lose that night in it before you go out.