I travel to Bangkok few times a year, so I decided to write Bangkok Bar girls guide to help people coming to Bangkok. It contains useful tips information from my latest trips.
What’s new in 2022?
Most go go bars are already open, officially no dancing allowed but many offer a lot of fun and things slowly improve. Spankys was the best party go go bar I visited in 2022. Crazy house is best for hands on action. Kazy Kozy and Hillary 1 have great live bands. Billboard has beautiful girls to barfine and the carousel is running again. I visited Random go go bar inside Nana Plaza for the first time and it was a pleasant surprise. Many sexy girls dancing in school outfit, the same type of girls also in Rainbow 5 too.
The beer bars on soi Nana already have a lot of girls and punters. There is a huge amount of freelancers in Sukhumvit area and nice girls in Thermae but not many customers.
Check my guide below for the latest tips and Bangkok bar girl prices in 2022.
Bangkok Bar Girls Tips
Find a guest friendly hotel in Bangkok
Luckily, most hotels in Bangkok are guest friendly and allow visitors without extra charge. However, not all of them! I know at least a few hotels in Patpong and soi Cowboy area that don’t allow visitors at all, even if you are willing to pay. You can check my updated list of guest friendly hotels in Bangkok for the latest information and reviews.
Where to stay in Bangkok?
The most famous red light districts in Bangkok are soi Nana (Nana Plaza), soi Cowboy and Patpong.
- Patpong is the oldest area but its glory days are past. Although there are still some nice bars and it’s worth to visit the Patpong museum to see how it all began, the other two areas have a lot more to offer.
- soi Nana has everything, a lot of go go bars, beers bars on soi Nana and the sois nearby, massage places, freelancers, restaurants and coffee shops. The entertainment is day and night.
- soi Cowboy is a night time area with mostly go go bars and Terminal 21 shopping mall with its nice and cheap food court is right across the street.
Probably the best place to stay in Bangkok for nightlife is close to soi Nana or on Sukhumvit road between soi Nana and soi Cowboy. Patpong is a bit far from them but you can always take a taxi, BTS or MRT to go there.
Where to find girls in Bangkok?
- go go bars
Nana Plaza has probably the highest concentration of the best go go bars. Spankys has excellent party atmosphere, Angelwitch has great shows, Billabong and Butterflies are huge places with many beautiful girls, rainbow bars are full of cuties and many more. The girls are mostly business oriented, if you are looking for quick pick up and barfine, Nana plaza is the place to be.
Soi Cowboy is more of an easy going party and touristy place. Crazy house is a very hands on place, Dollhouse and Baccara worth a visit and Kazy Kozy has live music. Padded bills are not uncommon in so called “arab” bars (Spice Girls, Sahara, Deja Vu, Kiss, Rio, Midnite) and some girls don’t go with customers. They are still temporary closed.
Patpong is worth to visit at least once as it’s part of the Bangkok history and still has some nice go go bars like Black Pagoda and Pink Panther. The area has also gay scene and male strip clubs.
- beer bars
There are plenty of beer bars all over the city and many on the sois between soi Nana and soi Cowboy. I like a lot the beer bars on soi Nana – Morning night, Stumble inn, Big dogs and Hillary group bars like Hillary 1 and 2 with nice live music and girls. Soi 7 beer bar complex is good too.
- Happy massages
There are hundreds of massage places in Bangkok but how to tell if it’s legit or happy massage?
Legit massages have big glass windows, the girls are not in sexy dresses and they usually don’t stay outside. If the girls are dressed sexy, they stay outside and try to convince you to come inside at the back, upstairs or private rooms, most probably they have a lot more to offer. Such places also tell you to take off all your clothes and don’t give you pants or towel. The chances they offer extras are also much higher if they are located near soi Nana.
Some famous full service massages in other areas are 101 Premier, Mai Chan and Momo.
- BJ bar
Some of the most famous BJ bars are located between Sukhumvit 7/1 (Wood bar) and 8 (Lolita, Kasalong). 7-heaven on Sukhumvit soi 33 is a great BJ bar with really hot girls but prepare to pay much more.
- freelancers in Bangkok
Best areas to find freelancers are soi Nana, Thermae café, the area in front of Thermae café – Sofitel – Hayatt Regency and online on Thaifriendly or Tinder.
Thermae is the most famous place to find high quality but expensive freelancers, including semi-pros with normal daytime jobs.
Sukhumvit area between Thermae and Hayatt hotel at night has a huge number of freelancers, girls and ladyboys.
Soi Nana has a lot of working girls and ladyboys and also freelancers from abroad, black girls, Filipinos, Vietnamese.
Thaifriendly has the most options online but bear in mind that unlike Pattaya girls, thaifriendly Bangkok has much more girls looking for genuine relationship.
How to take bar girl out of the bar?
Bangkok is not only for tourists but there are also many business travelers and the bar girls in Bangkok are straight into business too. Some of them are even so pushy that you better learn how to say no politely than worry about finding a girl. As soon as you enter the bar, the bar girls will approach you and ask for a drink. If it doesn’t happen (very rare case) just make an eye contact with the girl you like and she will come. If you don’t like the girl, just refuse buying her a drink and move on, it’s completely acceptable.
To avoid unpleasant situations, better negotiate the price in advance and for how long, short time up to two hours or for long time till morning. After that, just pay her barfine (payment to take the girl from the bar) and leave with her. Never give the girl money in advance, always pay when the job is done.
Bangkok bar girls prices (going rates) in 2022
The bar girl prices in Bangkok in 2022 are similar to pre-covid times. You can always negotiate the price down but expect the following prices: The hot freelancers in Thermae ask for 2500-3000 baht ST and 5000-8000 for the whole night. The BJ prices start from 700-800 (Wood bar, Kasalong) to up to 1300 (7-Heaven bar). Girls in Thaifriendly ask for 1500+ ST. The freelancers in the Sukhumvit area ask for 1500-2000 ST and 2000-4000 LT.
For a go go girl (soi Nana and and soi Cowboy area) expect to pay 3000 ST and 3500-5000 LT but some girls agree for 2000-2500 ST. The bar fine is 600-700 in most bars and few ask for 1000. Many girls in the beer bars are happy with 2000 ST and 3000 LT.
The tiger bottle beer price starts from 90 baht (beer bars on soi Nana happy hour) to up to 170-180 in Nana- Cowboy go go bars. Lady drinks cost 160 baht (Nana beer bars) and 170-180 in most go go bars. One of the few exceptions is Random go go bar in Nana Plaza. They have tiger beer for 100 baht but charge 200 for lady drink.