When you look at the receipt, you will notice in some establishments – bar girl 30% on top of drink price.If you plan to take a bar girl home, then you will have to pay the bar a fee.Making money means bringing in punters to buy drinks.The cost of a drink for a bar girl is usually a bit more than average.Some of the best Soi’s to visit are Soi Easy, Soi Gonzo, Son Eric, Soi Crocodile and Soi Seadragon. In most other countries, they wouldn’t dare have a place like this. It’s good to check out a mixture of places, everywhere has women, so that is not a short.Soi Seadragon is probably to the most popular road off Bangla Road, with a reputation for the best go-go bars (go-go bars are girly bars). If you want to experience the best of Bangla Road in one night, it’s better to have a local guide with you.For a beer you would be looking about 60 – 80 baht. Cocktails and whisky can be around 150-180 baht (ish).
As soon as the sun starts to set, Bangla Road closes off the traffic. The women and ladyboys start to head out and fill the road up. They are just there to make sure things don’t get out of hand.This varies from bar to bar, but usually between 300 – 1000 baht.Of course, this depends on how busy the bar is, high and low season, and so forth.The music from all the bars starts to intertwine with each other. There are many side roads (called Soi’s in Thai) that lead off from Bangla Road. Of course, you will get the odd person who has drunk too much, or who is too loud. Police are reasonable who patrol the road at night. Probably because you don’t get big bouncer type guys at the doors, so need some kind of authority. You can haggle with them, especially if you are in a larger group.Here you will find even more bars, and mini clubs packed with girls and lady boys. Hosts and promoters do fill the street, always trying to grab your attention to come into their club. The promotions they offer can sometimes include a free drink, a free shot, a free dance.