The Beer Bars in Bangkok are an excellent way to spend your time in this city, especially in the afternoons. Yes, the city has great things to do like visiting some awesome nightclubs or checking out the famous go go bars.
But all those are during the evening time. During the days and afternoons the beer bars are your best bet to for some fun.
Also called “girlie bars”, they are quite popular among male tourist who want to have some nice cold drinks, and get to meet and greet with some cute Thai girls and waitresses.
In this guide I will get you guys familiar with the best places to visit to get your beer bar fix. I will also give you some insights on the prices, the general vibe, and some personal tips for you the get the best experience in Bangkok.
Intro to Girlie Bars in Bangkok
For most guys that have experience in Pattaya they will have a good idea of what these types of venues are.
Just keep in mind that that Bangkok it is a bit different.
The Beer Bar scene in this city is not as profound as Pattaya’s. However, there are a few places that are worth checking out, especially for the fact that there isn’t much to do in Bangkok during the days.
Your other options are to check out the massage shops, soapy massage parlours, or do some site-seeing, walking in a mall, etc.
The only issues with those is that there is tons of traffic during the days, and it gets very hot and humid. So the girlie bars can offer another great experience — without moving around so much.
You can simply relax, have some food and drinks, play pool, and have the opportunity to chill out with some bar girls.
Of course you can also have the option to bar fine her if she is willing to go back with you. Just make sure to stay in one of Bangkok’s girl friendly hotels, to avoid extra fees. But even if you choose not to take out a bar girl, it can be cool just having some drinks and people watching.
You’ll notice that many of the male tourists of expats have been doing the same thing. Which brings me to my next point.
These types of bars are also a good way to meet some other tourists or expats and have some conversation about the latest things happening in the city. The point is it can be a cool way to spend some time while planning your next move in Bangkok.
You may be interested to read more on the nightlife areas in Bangkok.
Bangkok’s Best Beer Bar Areas
Most of the foreign oriented girlie bars will be around Sukhumvit, especially around the Nana Plaza red light area.
Here are the places to keep in mind:
Hillary 1 & 2
Located in Soi 4, just outside the Nana Plaza entrance.
Both venues are worth checking out, simply for the fact that it is just outside the hustle and bustle of Nana plaza, but just close enough to do some people watching (including seeing all the women and freelancers walk by).
But besides that, they have live bands, and pool tables, with bar girls and freelancers working in them.
Hillary 2 is a bit more “flashy” with modern designs and lighting. So it typically attracts more tourists, which in turn brings in the bar girls and freelancers. Expect prices for drinks and food to be bit more expensive than Hillary 1.
Generally speaking, Hillary 1 has fewer girls — more of a relaxed vibe, with cheaper prices. That is why usually guys staying in Bangkok long-term or expats are known to frequent the place more often than your typical tourist.
In any case, check them out and see how you like them.
Drinks: 100 – 190 Baht (70-90 Baht Happy Hour)
Lady Drinks: Around 150 Baht
Bar Fine: 600 Baht
Nana Beer Garden
Located inside the Nana Plaza Entertainment complex. The bar will be situated in the courtyard grounds on the main floor.
This area also gets quite busy in the evenings as the go go bars open and most tourists will be walking in and out of the complex.
The atmosphere of the open-air bar beer garden is quite relaxing and is an excellent place to chill out while doing some people watching or having a drink before checking out the go go bars.
Sit back and relax. Watch some sports or events on the T.V’s. There are a few girls that are available for take-out. Do some chatting with her to see if you like her first.
Drinks:120-190 Baht (70-90 baht during Happy Hour)
Lady Drinks: up to 150 Baht
Bar Fine: 600 Baht
Beer Garden on Soi 7
Located on Sukhumvit Soi 7, almost all the Thai women who come here are freelancers and are not employed by the bar.
You don’t pay a bar fine, and there are no “lady drinks”.
You simply pay the regular prices on the menu for yourself and the lady. Prices are typically between 100 – 190 Baht for most drinks, and there is happy hour specials everyday.
Another great thing about this place is that it serves decent food, as it is also one of the better restaurants in the area. It’s a great place to hang out, watch some sports on T.V. and plan your next move in Bangkok.
Who knows, you might find a nice pretty freelancer to take home with you.
Another place to find freelancers in a Bangkok bar would be the Thermae Cafe.
There is a large round style bar in the middle with seating around.
The Bar Girls in Bangkok
Once you step inside the bar simply order a drink and see how the vibe is. Usually you will notice a few bar girls give you attention. If you want to get to know her better simply buy her a drink and take it from there.
Have some light conversation and decide if she is worth your money and time. If you feel the connection then you pay the bar fine and take her out. Typically the prices for short-time is around 1500-2000. If she feels really comfortable with you or if you bought her a few drinks some will go with you for even 1000 Baht. It can depend on that specific situation. For long-time expect somewhere 2000 – 4000 Baht.
Another thing to keep in mind is that some of the girls in the beer bars are not allowed to be taken out. They are also known as “beer girls”. They simply serve you beer, or are there to promote certain beer brands. And usually they are a bit more attractive and younger than your typical bar girls.