Wongamat Expats at Naklua Bars pay 300 baht bar fines and 1000 baht long time, and they get treated far better by Naklua Bar girls than they would by go go girls.
Here’s the difference. I will use the bar in the video as my example for a typical Naklua beer bar experience. The expat who lives on Wongamat Beach goes to the bar. More often than not a girl will offer to sit with him. If he accepts, she will sit with him for an extended period of time, oftentimes not even asking him to buy her a drink. She might give him a short back rub or she will wipe his face down with a moistened towelette that many beer bars keep in sealed packages. She will nurse her drink if he buys her one. Oftentimes it’s a beer, and it takes a lot longer to drink a beer than say a shot of tequila, B-52, etc. The bar in this video charges a 300 baht bar fine. The customer in my example decides he wants to take the girl home with him. So he takes her back to his condo or hotel room, they do their thing together and eventually both fall asleep. In the morning he might have another go with her, he might take her to breakfast with him or he might just send her home on a motorbike taxi. But he pays her 1000 baht. Until then nothing’s been said about the price. Your typical Naklua beer bar girl assumes the price is 1000 baht for long time and she assumes that her customers understand that. In my personal experience many Naklua beer bar girls will also do a quick cleaning of my place by picking up the clutter, or running a mop or broom across my living room floor. In this particular bar, the bar in this video just two nights ago, my friend did not have his motorbike with him. We had gone drinking together in the beer bars down on Soi 8 and then he took a baht bus taxi to Drinking Street. I took my motorbike so I did not have to contend with taxis. I then drove him, to the Pen Bar in Naklua where we had several beers with a couple of the girls. He bar fined one of them. I didn’t because I had my girlfriend back at the condo waiting for me. Facing more than a 1 kilometer walk back to his condo with the girl he had just bar fined he asked the bar owner if she could arrange a ride. A girl who’s worked for this bar owner for years put my friend on the back of her motorbike while the girl he had just bar fined got on my motorbike and the four of us went back to our condo building. The girl who drove my friend on her motorbike then drove herself back to the bar. My friend, his bar fine, and I took the elevator to our condos.
We will now visit the a typical Walking Street go-go bar. A go go dancer spies her target. He’s either sitting at the stage or he’s seated at small table or couch close by. Within five minutes, and oftentimes within seconds upon first contacting her target she’s asking him for a drink. He offers to buy her a beer. In most cases she will refuse, asking for a lady drink instead that is usually a small glass of orange juice, or she will ask for a shot of tequila, whiskey, etc. The reason is it takes too long for her to drink a beer, and since money number one is her entire object, she wants to hit him up for as many drinks as possible in the shortest time possible. She sits down next to him. It takes her only a few seconds to gulp her drink down. Within five minutes she’s asking for another drink. She knows she must sell a lot of drinks because the go go bar is paying her a big salary, perhaps something like 12,000 baht a month and she must pay him back by meeting a drink quota. She gets a high percentage of each drink she sells.
The customer now feels his libido urging him to take the next step. Chances are she’s got her hand on his crotch which helps things along. He agrees to pay her bar fine. If he’s lucky it might be as low as 600 baht. But it could be as high as 1500 baht. Meanwhile his beers are costing him 135 to 145 baht each. If he had gone to a beer bar instead they’d be running him 80 to 90 baht. He now makes the mistake of asking her how much he has to pay her for sex. She will probably quote him 2000 baht for short time. But there’s a good chance it will be 2500 baht. But this particular customer has got romance in his heart. He wants a deeper connection to a girl than a short time will give him. “No sire. Slam bam thank you mam is not for me. I want the girlfriend experience”. She quotes him 3000 baht for long time and he accepts. They go back to his hotel room, have sex together and then she pretends to go to sleep. An hour later she’s waking him up. “Tilak. I must go. I must take care of my baby.” Or…”You snore too much. I cannot go sleep. Must go to room.” Or she gets a phone call, and it’s “My friend me. She have big problem. She have accident or she sick. Must go home take care of her.” But the real classic is the one I put in another post of “Mosquitoes. I have mosquitoes all over my ass. Cannot sleep. Must go room.”
It’s always something and these girls constantly rehearse such lines. The trouble with the “I must take care of baby” line is if she’s got a baby her mamma is taking care of it up in the village in Sakhon No where land. The reality is she’s sharing a small room with at least one other Thai bar girl or with her Thai boyfriend. You just paid her 3000 baht long time. That’s $100.00 American dollars not to mention the bar fine of $20.00 or more, and all those high priced drinks you had together. So what does she do next? More often than not she will go to a disco and pick up another farang. The disco’s stay open very late at night. A lot of cheap charlies go there to pick up free lancers, which is exactly what that sexy little go go dancer has become. But chances are he will pay her 1000 baht. Or she might go out to a Thai karaoke bar where she will cavort with a bunch of Thais drinking what’s left of the night away.
In general tourists go to go go bars because they don’t know any better. The guys who live here all the time know the score and they avoid them unless they are called upon by their neophyte friends to show them around.