You know, no matter how many articles are published online about Thai bar girls it seems we can never seem to get enough of them.
Although some of you are very familiar with this topic, there are still many readers who are new to the girly bar scene in Thailand.
I wanted to write a whole article dedicated to the bar girls, and to really give an in depth analysis on what they are like, and how foreigners can get the most out of their experiences with them.
The story of most bar girls usually starts off the same way: they get introduced to the industry by a friend, cousin, or even there own mothers.
Many of these young Thai ladies who end up working in the bars have had a aunt or mother who also worked in the industry. So it is not uncommon for many of the bar girls to get somewhat introduced to this type of lifestyle from an early age.
They come to the popular tourist cities in Thailand, for a chance to work and make money off the huge tourism industries in such places like Bangkok, Pattaya, and Patong. And although they may start off as innocent as they look, they usually end up very experienced and business minded as they age.
In Thailand, there are two types of bar girls, and they have some differences to them:
Thai Go Go Girls
They tend to be more younger and attractive ones. The reasons for this is because they work in the go go bars, which usually have the “higher spending” customers, who have a demand for the most attractive dancers.
Another reason is that the overhead to run a Thai go go bar costs more than a beer bar, so the managers tend to hire the best girls, in order to attract the big spending customers and push the business into high profits. So the Thai go go girls have the bragging rights in most cases, and tend to make the most money.
Thai Beer Bar Girls
They are another class of bars that hire Thai girls to work for them. In these bars the ladies tend to be somewhat older, and generally speaking, not as attractive as the go go bar girls.
Now don’t get me wrong, there will always be exceptions, and you could sometimes see that a beer bar has a couple girls that are on the same attractiveness scale as some of the go go girls. However, for the most part, the beer bars can only hire bar girls that fall within their business class, which is, decent looking Thai girls aged from 30 and up.
The “Interview” Process With Bar Girls
So eventually, once you are in Thailand you will get to the point of visiting a girly bar. And for most guys, they will end up having a few drinks and would like one of the bar girls to come and sit with them, and potentially, bar fine her.
The interview process is the step where you buy the bar girl a Lady Drink, and get have some conversation with her. Most guys call this the “interview”, because it gives you a chance to know more about here in these ways:
- Her history at the bar
- The type of personality she has
- things she likes and doesn’t like
But most importantly, the interview process gives you insights to see whether or not she is worth the bar fine. It also gives you an idea if she is fun to be with.
Some good advice is to let loose during the interview. Enjoy the whole scene, and also make sure that she knows you are enjoying her company.
The way to get bar girls to relax around you is to lead by example. Generally, the more confident and happy you appear, the more she will too.
The whole point of attracting bar girls, besides money, is to make her intrigued about you. The way to do that is to not appear stingy with your money. Rather, make her feel that being with you is associated with fun times.
If you notice that she is acting “cold’ in the bar, or seems not interested in you then you have 3 choices:
- Let her know that you are not interested, and would like to have a drink by yourself. This also gives you a chance to buy another girl a Lady Drink
- Barfine her anyway. Just keep in mind that this is risky. It most likely will be a rushed experience, and very business-like.
- Leave the bar and go to another place to find a Thai girl.
Many gentlemen want to the know the current Thai bar fine prices and all in costs. Here is what you can expect in 2020:
Barfine: around 500 Baht
Short time: 1500 – 2000 Baht
Long Time: 2000 – 2500 Baht
GO GO BARS
Barfine: from 600 – 1000 Baht at most places
Short time: 2000 – 2500 Baht
Long Time: 3000 – 5000 Baht
As always, you should do your best to get the best prices by negotiating, and taking the girl that are interested in going with you. By doing that you will end up getting the lower end of the prices.
Also, keep in mind that certain girls will never budge from their price. If she knows here value, and is in demand, she will know her worth.
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Thai Culture and Bar Girls
There are many misconceptions when it comes to bar girls in Thailand.
For many tourists, they still aren’t familiar with the mindset of Thai Culture. They may not understand why the bar girls would want to work in the girly bars. What those people fail to realize is that prostitution in Thailand is not as taboo as it might be in some other places in the world. It was legalized during the previous Kingdoms.
In many Southeast Asian countries, including Thailand, sex is looked upon as a therapeutic release that both men and woman need for physiological and psychological well-being.
The history of women who work in these types of establishments in Thailand spans decades, and maybe even centuries. And contrary to what most think, many of the girls that work in the bars to so on their own accord. They look at it like a job, a means to make money, and to support there families and themselves.
Speaking to many of them personally, I realized that many of them seem to enjoy working in the bars. They find it exciting to meet tourists, having some drinks in the process. These girls get to experience a part of Thai tourism that most other women never will.
Dating & Relationships With Bar Girls
Getting involved in relationships or dating bar girls is a hot topic in today’s world.
For the experienced guys, who spend lots of time in the bar scene, it becomes almost certain that they meet a few girls that they actually like. For the new guys, the curiosity of dating a bar girl, and having her as his Thai girlfriend is always there.
The attraction to bar girls is hard to deny.
It all starts out like a fantasy at first. We see these hot girls in the bar, have some drinks with them, and experience them in the bedroom. It is a fast paced game where we may fall in love within a short amount of time.
Another point is that most of the gentlemen that frequent the girly bars are already looking for some female attention. and are open to their advances.
Whatever the reasons are, the reality is that these types of relationships exist in Thailand. For the bar girls, dating a foreigner is also looked upon as a novelty, especially if the man has some lots of money and status. The girls also like to show off their “farang” boyfriend to their friends, family, and others who work at the bar.
Whether these types of relationships can stand the test of time is a complex matter, and is too big of a topic to cover in this article here. In my personal opinion and experience, most of them will not work out in the long run, but some do.