Top 10 gogo bars in Bangkok

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Top 10 gogo bars in Bangkok

 

This list was compiled from the last few years of drinking in the gogo bars of Bangkok. These are the best gogo bars that I currently visit regularly and enjoy drinking in. This is purely based on my opinion and bangkok112.com is independent and not affiliated with any bar or company.

 

There are 3 red light districts in Bangkok:

 

  • Soi Cowboy – Baccara, Lighthouse, Crazy House, Shark
  • Nana Plaza – R & B Bar, Spanky’s, Bangkok Bunnies, Angelwitch, Billboard
  • Patpong – Bada Bing

 

Gogo bars in Bangkok are full of girls that dance scantily clad. Customers can buy these girls drinks, or take them out of the bar for additional services if desired. A barfine is needed to pay to take the girls out of the bar, this ranges from 500 to 3000+ baht depending on the girl. There is no cover charge for entry to these bars.

 

Soi Cowboy

 

 

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Soi Cowboy coyote girls outside Deja Vu

 

 

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Baccara

The original ‘Jap Trap’ bar in a bar area frequented by many Westerners. Baccara is the busiest gogo bar by far in Bangkok. 2 floors full of gogo girls, from below you can perv see up the skirts of the upstairs dancers through the glass dancefloor. Many younger, whiter skinned maidens with cosmetic surgery are on offer here. Every girl is available and nearly every customer in this bar is Japanese.

Entry is never guaranteed. I’ve seen many times blatant discrimination with Indians and Western women being refused entry and even denied service on the front patio area. Reasons given are that it’s members only, or simply straight up that it’s not possible. Beers start at 180 baht.

Prices: A 180 baht must be purchased on entry. 600 baht for the barfine inside, 3000/6000 baht for short/long time. With a compulsory minimum of 2 200 baht lady drinks bought for a girl you barfine.

 

Lighthouse

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Lighthouse girls take their breaks from dancing outside

 

A gogo bar full of gogo and coyote dancers. The barfines here are 600 / 1500 baht. While waiting their turn to dance the girls all have to stand outside the bar and they form a bottleneck that passing Soi Cowboy customers have to walk through.

A very good bar with tons of girls to choose from.

The happy hour is probably the best on Soi Cowboy at only 80 baht a drink, rising to 145 baht after 9pm.

 

Crazy House

A gogo bar full of younger, naked dancers. It is located just off Soi Cowboy on Soi 23. Known for it’s loud music and in your face raunchy action on stage, it’s a bar you will either love or hate.

There is a 2nd floor upstairs where the girls are even more liberal with their performances (if that is possible!). Beers are 150  baht.

This place is known to be open when other bars have to close, and on these nights it can get extremely busy inside.

Pro-tip: Don’t sit near the speakers or you can expect your ears to be ringing for days.

 

 

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Soi Cowboy girls, including one with an impressive tattoo!

 

 

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Shark

Shark was always known as the second best bar on Soi Cowboy. In Dec ’15 I was amazed at the 80+ girls they had at happy hour, some really good looking ones too. They have regular gogo girls who wear impossibly short skirts and see through tops, coyote dancers wear black.

The lineup of this bar is sometimes inconsistent so make sure you have a good peek through the curtain before buying a drink.

This bar has long been a favourite of mine, probably because it was the first gogo bar I ever entered. The layout inside is perfect, with a raised central dancefloor and double tiered seating all around.

Pro tip: if you sit on the stools around the stage, you will see some thigh gaps to die for.

The happy hour runs from 6:30-8:00pm and is 80 baht. After this the drinks start at 165 baht.

 

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Japanese customers are common at the Baccara end of Soi Cowboy

 

 

Patpong

 

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A typical ping pong scam bar menu in Patpong

 

Bada Bing

Over on Patpong (the home of the ping pong scam bars and thuggish touts) the best bar by far is Bada Bing. Featuring some very raunchy dance action on stage, it’s literally overflowing with pretty girls.

The last few times I’ve been there it seems the customers haven’t caught on and the bar remains relatively quiet. This is good as you can pick almost any seat you want and stare into the sea of attractive, scantily clad women dancing.

Barfines in Bada Bing have a sliding scale of 1800 / 800 / 600 baht for Coyote / premium / gogo dancers.

 

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Bada Bing in Patpong – 3 ‘premium’ girls sitting outside on the left.

 

Nana Plaza

 

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Nana Plaza Bars (5 make this list)

 

R & B Bar (Rainbow 4)

 

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The old Rainbow 4 sign

 

Formerly named Rainbow 4 this bar has a history of having the best lookers in Nana Plaza, and is very popular. Many times late at night in Nana Plaza I’ve strolled past to see the boxes upon boxes of empty beer bottles, a sure sign a bar is doing well.

They had to change the name in November 2015 due to some problems with the authorities.

Its a much more hardcore bar, and definitely one for the guys participating. I suspect customers obviously just looking (eg. tourist couples) would be denied entry here.

Very Popular with Japanese guys.

Beers are 155 baht, barfines are 600 baht.

 

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Spankys and Angelwitch sit side by side on the first floor of Nana Plaza

 

Spanky’s

This whip-themed bar just celebrated 7 years in business in Feb ’16, so they must be doing something right.

It’s quite a small bar and it can fill up fast. The staff like to pack the people in the seats, and Western females and Indian guys have no problems getting in.

The whipping is all harmless fun and all the girls are used to it. If you see a dancer you like, you can just start whacking her for all you’re worth until you get her attention [sounds like caveman behaviour but it works :)].

Probably best to go with a friend so you can have a laugh at all the crazy spanking action going on in the bar, it does often descend into bedlam when busy. There is also a nice shower cubicle where you can have a good perv at a girl soaping herself.

They have shows here that add to the fun, drinks start at 155 baht.

 

 

Bangkok Bunnies

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Nana Plaza’s newest and largest gogo bar is impossible to miss due to the eye catching sign on the ground floor to the left. They opened in the late summer of 2015 and are busy most nights as they did the right thing by stocking the bar full of hot girls.

Inside it can be hard to know where to sit as it’s a bit like a labyrinth. One thing that is good is the girls aren’t shy about getting your attention, and pretty much every time I go there is hardly any guy sitting alone (including myself, I’ve never had one beer and left here).

I previously did a review of Bangkok Bunnies here (including taking an unsanctioned video).

Beers start at 160 baht.

Pro-tip: Some of the girls are quite skilled in the dirty lapdance department, so if that’s your thing then enquire with the staff.

 

Angelwitch

Angelwitch is a gogo bar with a rock / heavy metal theme. All the dancers wear black lingerie to go along with it and it works very well.

The shows are often crowd pleasing, with humorous moments thrown in.

After hearing the same generic techno-pop that is popular in Bangkok’s gogo bars, it’s refreshing going to Angelwitch because of the rock / heavy metal music played.

Angelwitch gogo bar has been around for a while and they do the basics right. Nice girls, a strong theme, no hassle and this bar has a very loyal following.

Drinks start at 160 baht.

 

 

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Nana Plaza as viewed from the top floor near Billboard

 

Billboard

Billboard is a bar on the top floor of Nana Plaza that has a huge jacuzzi and a big revolving dancefloor. It’s also a very large bar so if there are not many customers inside it can lack atmosphere.

This bar changed management in late 2015, and the new owners have done a great job in recruiting lots of new hot girls.

Drinks start at 160 baht.

Pro-tip: sit by the jacuzzi 🙂

 

 

Honorable mentions / Afterthoughts:

Tilac bar on Soi Cowboy some people rate as the number 1 gogo bar in Bangkok. For me, I never seem to have a good time in Tilac. It’s like the x factor is missing in there.

An example would be my last visit at happy hour; the staff were all grumpy brutes, who scoffed at me when I ordered drinks and scowled in my general direction when I refused to buy lady drinks. I do find the gogo dancers are also overly pushy for lady drinks. Not a good recipe for a good time.

Sitting outside at Tilac is ok, but I wish they would remove the useless plant features. It must be a mosquitos dream to hang around in those damn bushes waiting for the next lightly dressed victim to show up.

 

 

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Suzie Wongs on Soi Cowboy is another bar people rate highly. They do have fully naked dancers and nice raunchy shows so it should be a good bar right? Well, I don’t think I ever saw a girl worth barfining in there, good lookers are thin on the ground. Beers are also expensive at 175 bat a bottle.

I will concede that the shows in Suzie Wong are memorable, and it’s nearly always a packed house. If you do go try to get a front row seat. These shows are usually full of naked lesbian action, I remember one where 3 naked girls opened Heineken beer bottles on stage, poured the beer all over each other, before rubbing themselves with the bottles and inserting them up their shaven havens. Nice!

 

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Club Electric Blue on Patpong is also a great gogo bar if you go on the right night. The drinks are very cheap here so this place is recommended if you are on a budget.

 

…And then there are some Coyote bars on Soi Cowboy that are run by one bar group. These bars include Rio, Sahara, Midnight, Kiss, Deja Vu, Spice Girls and Rawhide. The bars have young, attractive maidens outside, who once inside will get as many drinks as possible out of you in as short amount of time. These girls don’t go with the customers and will faff you around if you want to barfine them. They usually have 1 or 2 post-op ladyboys around who will be more than happy to be barfined and taken to the nearest short time hotel. It’s probably best to avoid these bars unless you like setting money on fire for a prick tease.

 

NB. No ladyboy gogo bars have been included in this list, and also I have omitted bars which pass off the odd couple of post-op ladyboys as ladies. This is because I think it’s wrong not to inform customers that the ‘lady’ being barfined out of the bar is actually a ladyboy (post-op or not).

Bars should be up front about this so everything is black and white, lady or ladyboy! The amount of comments and messages I get on my YouTube channel about guys being unsure or worried about not knowing whether it’s a ladyboy or not is unbelievable!

 

Finally Bangkok gogo bars can be fickle from night to night, and good bars can go bad quickly with management and staff changes. But I stand by this list as a solid guide to Bangkok’s best gogo bars as of February 2016.

 

Thank you for reading this article on the 10 best gogo bars in Bangkok, feel free to leave a comment below with your thoughts.

 

 

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  1. Jay Dawg

    Of the many LOS bar scene “Expert” websites Bangkok112 has got to be the best. His knowledge is tops, and his videos are nice and up to date. Some new comers to this scene have put up web sites and they have no idea what they are talking about. Keep it up brother!

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      Bangkok 112

      Cheers for your comment Jay. Hopefully this website will improve and grow in the future to compliment the YouTube videos. Thanks for watching.

  2. Jason Bourne

    I just got into Bangkok last night and almost took home a bar girl from shark bar in Soi cowboy! So if I am to understand correctly, are u saying that the girls in black are “coyote dancers” and are not available for extra services but the one in pink and see through tops and skirt ARE available for extra services?

    I ask this because I did see a guy pay a bar fine for a girl in black (who I was gonna pay a bar fine for lol but he beat me to it) and thus I assume she was available to him for extra services be they may ST or LT.

    So is it 100% certain that shark bar girls in black are not available for extra services?

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      Bangkok 112

      The Shark bar Coyote girls in black are more expensive for the barfine and also for Short/Long time (if they even go). Coyotes on Soi Cowboy are usually more picky who they go with so they might not even let you barfine them. Nothing is 100% it always depends on a few factors including your appearance, your wallet size and her experience around the bar scene. Thanks for your comment and hope you enjoy your trip 🙂

  3. Jason Bourne

    Nana plaza, I haven’t been there since 2003!
    Taxi drivers are Soi cowboy are telling me that nana plaza go go bars are 99% ladyboys!

    Is this true?
    If not, what is the ratio then?
    I don’t want to be fooled into choosing a ladyboy, I’m strictly a natural girl fan!

    What is better place for natural females? Soi cowboy or nana plaza?

    Also, where am I gonna get the most value for female go go bar and coyote entertainment… Bangkok or Pattaya?

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      Bangkok 112

      Don’t believe the Soi Cowboy taxi drivers about Nana Plaza with regard to the ladyboys (what do you expect them to say?). Yes, there are around 6 ladyboy bars in NP but also there are over a dozen lady only bars. Soi Cowboy is better than Nana Plaza if you want natural females as there is only one ladyboy bar called Cockatoo.

      In my opinion Pattaya is better than Bangkok for female gogo bars and coyote entertainment. There are a lot more bars in Pattaya meaning more women and more choice.

      Enjoy the rest of your trip 🙂

  4. Rob

    Hey, your website and videos are great! I’m heading to Bangkok for the first time soon for a few days. Would you say it’s all good heading to a go-go bar by myself?

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      Bangkok 112

      Yes, no probs. Loads of people visit gogo bars alone and flying solo is actually preferable to drinking with friends in some Thai bars. Thanks for your comment.

  5. LonelyP

    I am planning to travel to Bangkok for 3 weeks but I have few questions hope you could help to guide me as you have experience in Thailand.
    1. It is safe to keep cash inside hotel room when bring go-go girl for over night stay? Usually where you keep the cash?
    2. Which go-go bars/night club you would recommend with the most beautiful ladies that can bring back to hotel
    Awaiting for your reply, thank you

    1. Haydn Leseberg

      Many hotels have a small safe in the room where you can put extra cash and your passport. Just carry enough money for that night and you should be fine. B5000 should do it. The rest of your money will be safe AND SO WILL YOUR PASSPORT. Most hotels require the girl[s] to hand over their ID Card when entering with a guest so that is protection as well.

      What is the best bar for beautiful women ? This changes every night. Pick an area, either Cowboy or Nana Plaza, and go “sight-seeing”. You will soon get reward from your wandering.

  6. Justin

    Hello bro, I’ve subscribed and watch almost all your posted videos on YouTube. And brother, I loved all your videos. It’s gave me the reviews I need and the best places to go. 🙂 anyway, I plan to go to either Bangkok or Phuket somewhere in the middle of July and I’m thinking whether you can show me around. Well it’s my first time and rookies tend to get lost. I love travelling alone but places like this, appreciate the help of someone who knew this place better. So what say you brother? 🙂

    1. vinser

      Hello Javier,

      I have been to Thailand thrice since January 2015, well i would recommend Bacarra. Why there is bunch of 18 to 25 and yes they have two floors full of them most of the time 1 floor is filled with young girls. Bar fine 600 ST 2500 LT 4000- 5000 depends. One advice let the girl select you rather than you select the girl, certainly you can buy a lady drink to the girl you like its for 120 Baht.

      Cheers
      Vinser

  7. LonelyP

    I am planning to Bangkok for 21 days vacation soon.

    I heard of a gentleman club “The Pimp” in Bangkok is pricey but worth every penny of it due to exceptional nude show on stage by many sexy and beautiful ladies. Would appreciate if you could video it with your hidden camera and give comments on your personal experiment. Thank you

  8. vinser

    I was in Bangkok and Pattaya for 10 days from 2 June till 12 June. I checked Bangkok bunnies they actually have two doors bangkok bunnies and bangkok milfs I personally like the bangkok milfs as girls had some flesh.
    Bacarra is still the no.1 in soi cowboys, tried the crazy house i found them a bit rude possible of my tan skin color. I would recommend the Soi 7 as well with several bars beer for 80 to 110 Baht

    In pattaya on Soi diamond new gogo bar as overmind first floor reopened in March have fresh faces and polite staff.

  9. Alex

    I agree with your list! With one exception. Long Gun in Soi Cowboy is always in my top 10. Great shows. Friendly girls and mamasans. Not fancy but it gets the job done.

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  10. Dan

    Hello Bangkok 112
    October 13th 2016…. Heard the King has passed away.
    Could you kindly give us updates on how the nation of Thailand is doing during mourning and what it entails for us visitors in the coming weeks?
    Such as how long the bars and such will be closed?

    Thank you!!!

  11. Johnny Boy

    Ok, for all those wondering… Oct 23rd – just done 2 nights on Cowboy. VERY subdued. Very dark – No neon outside whatsoever, no live music, no nudity to speak of (except CHouse for a while). Everything closing 12 midnight sharp (at gunpoint in CHouse!!!)
    Expect it to continue like this during the 30 days mourning period.
    Difficult time for Cowboy etc. as they desperately what to join in showing their deep respect for the passing of the most revered and loved figure in Thailand, but at they same time, like everyone else, they want to keep business going somehow, otherwise, they are all out of business.
    Still the girls are happy to give you some good company and a decent evening out.
    Hope that helps.

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      Bangkok 112

      Thanks for your message Johnny Boy. I agree, looks like Soi Cowboy is having a harder time of it as with all the neon lights off and lack of girls outside the bars it looks closed. The situation is fluid and can turn on a hat anytime. I’m expecting the lights back on sooner rather than later. Have a good one – Bkk112

  12. Roland

    I agree. Let the girls choose you. Don’t think all girls like westerns. Be generous but not stupid . If she ask for a lot money, more than normal, she probably don’t prefer you and you will have a bad time. Believe me. Lived in Bkk many years.

    It’s more difficult if you’re colored. Indian, african or middle eastern. Stay away from go go bars in Bkk.

    The girls preferr younger guys that looks good. Same every girl in this world. If your young very handsome and talk nice there is a good chance you can have sex with a go go for free. They are all competing and proud if a handsome guy pick them for all other girls to see. Don’t forget they are all whores 100%.. 😎

  13. phil

    where do you take them for st/lt if you don’t want to go back to your hotel? is there one near this area specifically for ST and how much are those places? thx

    1. Speetaman Arjani

      Some of the gogo bars have a room at the back near the bathrooms and where the girls change. But be careful…you cannot lock the door as there is no door…only a curtain and the guys going for a pee can hear the oohhs and aaahhhs…..that is the cheapest ST you can get. You get one hour and when you are done, you and your girl go back to the bar.

  14. Mandos

    I am planning a trip to Bangkok in January 2017. What percentage of the girls and mamasans speak English? Can I get away with knowing NO Thai?

    1. Speetaman Arjani

      Oh yes….all of them understand English….some to a certain extent and some more…but they all do. So dont fret.

  15. Dc

    I haven’t been to Thailand in over 10 years. Back then in Phuket I was like paying a girl 2000k to stay over night with me sometimes even only 1500. What is the going rate now for overnight. I am spending 3 nights in bkk and 10 in Phuket

  16. Jason Q

    Looks like Billboard has changed the way of management, I visited it again this weekend, though still lots of girls, however the stuff were way too pushy and asked to order at least two drinks per lady that really pissed some people off.

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      Bangkok 112

      It happens. Gogo bars are very fickle even from night to night. I was in a popular Nana Plaza gogo recently and was served local Thai whiskey instead of Jack Daniels, I told the staff who didn’t replace the drink so I paid and left. You have to chalk it down to experience and move on. I won’t be going to that bar again for at least 6 months or mentioning them in any video or website post. Thanks for your comment.

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