Thai bar girls in Phuket
Every time we look at Google analytics for this website we’re always a little surprised by some of the search terms that people find us through. Apparently there are an awful lot of people searching for Thai bar girls, among other things. While it is true that there are a lot of Thai bar girls in Phuket, they make up just a fraction of the population.
It’s an undeniable fact that Thai bar girls are one of the reasons why a lot of Western men visit Phuket. You may not like it, but that’s how it is and it’s not likely to change any time soon. We’re indifferent to the matter.
The highest concentration of Thai bar girls in Phuket can, of course, be found in Patong, predominantly on Soi Bangla. At this point, you may be wondering what a “bar girl” is. It sounds kind of like a waitress, right? In some ways, that’s not far from the truth. Bar girls do work in bars and they spend at least some of their time greeting customers and serving drinks.
However, Thai bar girls in Phuket have a little extra something that they’ll serve up if the price is right: sex. Thai bar girls are essentially prostitutes. Thailand is a country full of paradoxes. Prostitution is illegal in the country, and yet there are rows of beer bars in Phuket with busty Thai women offering sexual services to punters.
When it comes to Thai bar girls, there isn’t a whole lot you need to know. Some websites and tour guides try and turn dealing with bar girls into some kind of science or even an art. All you really need is a little common sense.
If you get suckered into a game of Connect 4 with a Thai bar girl, bear in mind that you will never win if the girl makes a wager with you. If you buy one of the girls a drink, you will possibly be overcharged. The bar girls will keep you company and whisper sweet nothings in your ear so long as you’re polite and the drinks keep flowing. They’ll basically try and get as much as they can out of you.
Hanging out at Phuket’s beer bars is an interesting, fun exercise even if you have no intention of taking one of the ladies home. It figures that Thai bar girls seem to enjoy the company of people who aren’t on the prowl for sex.
For those men (or women) who decide that they want to take a Thai bar girl home, the process is straightforward. After a few drinks and some flirty conversation, the punter pays a bar fine, which relinquishes the bar girl of her duties for the night. The bar fine is usually about 500 baht. After that, the two parties can agree a price for short time or long time. Romance, it ain’t.
Some men even have the unusual tendency to bar fine a girl and then take her out to dinner before moving onto more serious matters. This, among many things, makes Soi Bangla one of Phuket’s best areas for people-watching. We can sit on a bar stool for hours and just watch the foot traffic drift by. You see Thai bar girls arm in arm with their newfound loves; ladyboys out on the prowl; Thai boys camping it up; and drunk tourists trying to work out where they spent their last 1,000 baht.
If you’re going to mess with Thai bar girls in Phuket, keep your wits about you and remember that there is no such thing as love at first sight, no matter how hard she tries to persuade you there is. Also, bear in mind that not all Thai girls in Phuket are bar girls.