Bar girls are the girls you find working in the beer bars or go go bars in the tourist areas of Thailand. In any other country in the world they would be called prostitutes or hookers as these girls make most of their money going home with guys for sex. The girls work in the bars and are employed by the bars mainly to entertain the men and keep them in the bar drinking as long as they can. At the end of the night if the girl likes you she will go home with at a price or if you want to leave earlier you have to pay the bar a bar fine to allow the girls to leave the bar earlier.
The majority of bar girls in Thailand come from Isaan which is the northeastern province of Thailand which is the poorest part of Thailand. A rural area where most people are farmers. The average wage in Isaan is around 3928 Baht per month.
For the poor girls in this region moving to the capital of Bangkok or the other tourists areas of Thailand and making 3000 baht for an overnight stay with a Western man is an attractive option.
Family is very important in Thailand and especially in Isaan so an uneducated women can make some decent coin to help support their poor family
Short Time - Long Time
The bar girls in Thailand offer either a short time session of sex which can be up to 2 hours in your hotel room, or in a private room at some of the bars (usually you'll only find bars with short time rooms in Bangkok) or a Long Time service which will last all night and the girl will leave in the morning or stay and have breakfast and longer if she likes you.
The prices for bar girl in Thailand vary on the different areas though they average for a Short time at around 1500 - 2000 Baht and Long Time for an average of 2000 - 3000 Baht. The girls who know they are gorgeous may ask for more especially earlier in the night. The later it gets into the even and the more desperate the girl gets to makes some money then the prices will come down.
The bar girls are employed in the bars and there jobs within these bars are the serve your drinks and entertain you to keep you in the bar spending your money on drinks. The girls may get paid a very small amount for this service though they will make most of their money from either getting you to buy them lady drinks (see below) or a lot more money from Short time or Long time service.
TIf you want to take the girl away from the bar before it closes for a short time or Long time then you will have to pay a bar fine which is paid to the bar to compensate for them not being at the bar making you buy drinks. Bar fines vary from the different tourists areas and can range from 500 Baht up to 1000 Baht. You will need to work out if it is worth paying this sum or sitting in the bar until closing time buying more drinks to keep her entertained and making sure another customer does not bar fine her and you miss out.
Some girls (very few) are not interested in offering short time or long time service and make all of the there money from lady drinks. The girls with the better English can be very entertaining and a bit of a tease to keep you in the bar for the longest time buying her lady drinks.
Lady drinks are drinks you buy for the girl you are chatting too. The bar pays the girls a commission for these drinks. They are always more expensive than a standard drink and usually a half nip of alcohol or just a straight soft drink so the girls don't get too drunk. Lady drinks can range from 100 - 200 Baht.
Some girls are not working at the bars and are freelancers. Often they are not permitted to enter a bar where bar girls are working. These girls are usually better looking, costs more money. You will find freelance girls either outside on the streets of the entertainment districts or in some of the high class bars and night clubs. One risk with taking a freelance girl is you may not find her again if you encounter any problem like things being stolen from your hotel. If this thing happens with a bar girl then you can go back to the bar you picked her up from and the management will sort it out for you. It is not good business for the bars if their bar girls cause problems.
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