As with elsewhere in the Kingdom, there are many more normal beer bars than there are full-on go go bars. Despite this, there are plenty to be found, with most Phuket go go bars and girls residing along Bangla Road in Patong along with the beer bars. There’s a big difference between the two types of bars, as you will see.
Along Bangla Road you will find a good selection of go go bars. They tend to be down the sois here. Soi Seadragon is one of the best for go go bars and girls, with many spread across the two levels. They include the likes of Suzy Wong, Playschool, and Exotica. Soi Easy is best known for The Secret go go, Soi Tiger for Hot Rock, and Soi Vegas for Money Night. Soi Eric also has them and there are also options right on the main road and elsewhere in Patong.
The main differences between the go go bars and run of the mill beer bars are that they’re not open to the street and that the girls dance on stage.
They are also, generally, a lot sexier and better looking than your regular beer bar which focuses more on quantity of willing ladies than quality.
Beer bars are just that; bars that serve beer (and spirits) with women milling around in them, while some go go bars will put on a good show for the punters. Many go go bars have the girls wearing outfits – schoolgirls, nurses, etc – and some may even be topless. Some of these girls are also really good, seductive, erotic dancers, although other places will have bored-looking females bumbling about. Don’t waste your time in these or feel obligated in any way.
The biggest difference, though, is the price; go go girls often being twice as expensive as an equivalent bar girl. However, if you have money in your pocket and are looking for a smart chick for the night, it’s best to stick with the Phuket go go bars and girls.
Phuket go go bars revealed
There is always music playing in Phuket go go bars, along with flashing lights and some girls dancing on the stage or working the pole. Punters either sit around that (with a space between) or at an adjacent bar to ogle the ladies. It’s not like a lap-dancing club that you’d see in the States, although the women will bounce on your knee when they’re not dancing. The best way to get them to do this is to motion them over and buy them a drink.
Drinks are pricier in Phuket go go bars than in the beer bars and you’ll find there’s more of a push for you to buy more drinks for yourself and the girls, too. That said, you don’t have to buy a beer if you’re just quickly checking the place out, but will have to if you stay or sit down.
In order to pull a girl and take her to your hotel for sex (they are all available, even the really beautiful ones), just call them over and buy them a drink and get chatting. The subject of going to your hotel will probably be brought up by the girl first anyway – this is the real reason why they’re there, to go home with you! The girls wear number tags, so if you can’t get her attention, ask one of the servers behind the bar to tell her.
You will need to pay a ‘bar fine’ to take the go go girl home with you, which goes to the bar and is up to 500 baht. This is not the cost of the sex, which you will have to negotiate with the girl, and do so before you pay the bar fine. The cost of sex with a Phuket go go girl is about 1,500-2,000 for an hour or two of ‘short-time’ (either at your hotel or onsite) and as much as 3,000 or even 4,000 baht for all night. This upper price is for the real beauties & movers.
There’s no reason to feel intimidated by Phuket go go bars and girls; keep in mind that all these girls are working as prostitutes. While not to be looked down upon, and they do deserve a measure of respect, don’t go all gaga over them or, God forbid, start waiing them. It’s all meant to be fun and harmless and you get to have sex with a beauty, to boot. More on prostitution in Phuket.