The rate depends a lot on how she looks and where she works. If a bar girl is pretty but she works in Thai Neighborhood Bars then she would go for an approximate range of :
Rates in Thai Neighborhood Bars
- 1,000 baht (1 shot/short time) excluding bar fine which could be from 300 baht to 500 baht
- 2,000 baht (2 shots/ long time) excluding bar fine which could be from 300 baht to 500 baht
Rates in Sukhumvit Area
- 1,500 baht – 2, 000 baht / $50-$70 (1 shot/short time) excluding bar fine which could be from 300 baht to 500 baht.
- 2,500 baht – 3,000 baht /$85 – $100 or more (2 shots/long time) excluding bar fine which could be from 300 baht to 500 baht
If you’re a first timer then make sure you don’t let the bar girls know that. When you get in a bar make sure you order a beer and don’t just drool there with wide open eyes. Try to be friendly with the bar girl you like and give her a smile. Offer her a drink or two and then you’ll come to know whether she is interested to go with you or not.
Bar girls are quite rough and tough girls usually from north-east part of Thailand (Isaan area). They have a unique way of ripping off foreigners so always be careful as they just try to milk you off. For them its pure business. For every beer you buy them they get commission on top of their little salary which is less than $270 or less. So beer commission adds up to a big chunk of their income.
Well the golden rule of not getting ripped is never to let the bar girls know that you are a rookie. They love rookies as you are not used to attention from so many girls they will get wild with you and you will end up spending unnecessary money without any enjoyment.
Bangkok has places specifically for foreigners which is usually the Sukhumvit area. If you don’t fancy going out with a bar girl then you have plenty of other options like street bars. Sukhumvit street has ample number of street bars and over there it’s quite easy to pick up girls as well.
Rates in Sukhumvit Area or for Foreigners (Street Bars) – Small shops
- 1,500 baht / $50 (1 shot/short time) excluding bar fine which could be from 300 baht to 500 baht.
- 2,000 baht / $85 (2 shots/short time) excluding bar fine which could be from 300 baht to 500 baht.