Are Bar Fines out of control?
I understand inflation, and I know that it's not as easy to make money in the game anymore due to exploding property prices and higher rent prices, everything seems to be going up. But the extortionate fees some Go Go bars are asking for makes me wonder how much further can they go?
If you're a punter coming to Thailand better pack some dosh because it's not as cheap as you think. Standard Nana Go Go bar these days on an average night is 600 baht with most bars anticipating a medium price of 700 baht bar fine across all bars this year. You'll find the same prices on Walking street in Pattaya about the same prices with some show girls costing a minimum 1000 baht fine just to get her out!
The startling thing about this trend is it's getting even harder to convince these girls to go with you. Can you imagine, there are many guys begging to take these girls out. With the advent of Facebook idolising bar girls is making it easier for the big spenders to seek out the best goods leaving normal guys the dregs. Add that to the fact that many bar owners these days hire good looking coyote girls that don't even want to go out in the first place since they make 20k dancing on the pole.
The game used to be much simpler, I have money you look good lets go. These days it's more like I have a lot of money let's have a good time or I have a little money so please pretty please can we go so you can lay there like a star fish. It's getting more complicated to find a good looking Thai whore these days. Many times it's simply cheaper and easier to find a nice Uni girl off a dating site like Thai Love Web than it is to dodge the skyrocketing bar fines and under performing Go Go girls.
It's not IF the average Bar fine will be 1,000 baht it's simply a matter of WHEN. Will it stop there? How much are people really happy to pay for a bar fine. I still know of a quite a few beer bars in Pattaya that still have 200 baht bar fines but they are of a different class and clientele. Personally If i'm going to go out of my way to get a shag then i'm paying for the best I can find and if that means 1000 baht bar fine then so be it. But that's gotta be the end of it. More than that is simply not worth the money.
To take a girl out of the Gentlemen's clubs in Bangkok it's typically 10 drinks (if the girl agrees to go and this is before her fee). On weekends and public holidays the clubs usually ask for 15 drinks. This is standard practice at the Pent or Pimp this would typically cost a minimum of minimum 3500 baht.
What is the difference in paying 3500 baht for a Coyote or 1000 baht for a Go Go girl? Not much! Except the Coyote from the Pimp is going to shit all over the Go Go girl in terms of looks and more likely in action. G Club girls are wild party animals and are less country than their Country Go Go girl counterparts.
What prices have you paid lately? Do you think Bar Fine prices are monopolized? Are prices getting to high or are they still reasonable?