Top 6: Best Go Go Bars in Bangkok

Last updated: May 8th, 2020 | in Bangkok | Nightlife | Thai Girls

When you come to visit Thailand’s capital it’s probably not just for checking out BKK’s main tourist attractions and the electronic shopping malls, but to experience the city’s infamous red light districts. There are three of them namely Soi Cowboy, Nana Plaza and Patpong that I explain in great detail here.

If you come to any of BKK’s red light districts you can get quickly overwhelmed by the huge range of go go bars. It’s hard to make a decision what place to give a try not just because there are so many bars around but also because at most places the hottest girls are trying to get you inside while inside the dancers are a lot more average and you might be disappointed just after having ordered your drink.

To make you avoid such bad surprises here is the ultimate list and description of the Top 6 Best Go Go Bars in Bangkok and their exact location on the map:

1. Baccara – Soi Cowboy

Best Go Go Bar in Bangkok

Baccara is an institution not just on Soi Cowboy but in all of Bangkok. It’s packed every night and if you come after 9pm you might have difficulties to find a place to sit down. Unlike a lot of other go go’s the girls inside are as hot and beautiful as the ones outside trying to get you in (not that they need to put in a lot of effort).

There are two floors in Baccara with stages surrounded by red couches and a bar on the black wall, on the second floor the floor is of glass so if you sit downstairs you can enjoy the best views in Bangkok.

Baccara doesn’t only have the hottest dancers, it also seems to have the most dancers on the Soi which is part of its huge popularity. The girls usually wear school skirts and that may be one of the reasons why it’s especially popular among Japanese and Korean men.

  • Prices: No cover charge like in all other A Go Go’s in Bangkok, but you should buy drinks (most drinks including beers and spirits cost 180 Baht) to stay and watch. Lady drinks cost 200 Baht and the bar fine is 700 Baht for all girls at all times.

2. Cowboy 2 – Soi Cowboy

Bangkok Go Go Girls

It’s almost impossible to miss this place right in the center of Soi Cowboy as it doesn’t only have a huge number of girls but also some of the youngest and sexiest ones on the strip. Cowboy 2 is a true paradise if you like “fresh” girls and that means not only in terms of age but also that many of them have just recently started to work in the bar.

The girls are divided into 2 categories: Go Go Girls and Coyotes. The latter ones are more attractive and have a higher bar fine (see below). Cowboy 2 must be the only bar where it’s more fun to sit outside because of the great views all around.

There’s one big stage inside with about 10 girls dancing at all times. Unfortunately they have a no-take-off policy here but that’s typically the trade-off you have to make when visiting a Go Go Bar: Either beautiful girls in bikinis or average girls naked. The next bar on this list is an exception though and combines both advantages – see below.

  • Prices: 150 Baht for beers which is relatively cheap compared to other bars. However, the lady drinks at Cowboy 2 are quite expensive at 200 Baht (tequila) and 230 Baht (beer/whiskey-cola). The bar fine for the Go Go Girls is 800 Baht and for the Coyote Girls it’s a whopping 3,000 Baht. Are they 3.75 times more attractive? Of course not.

3. Crazy House – Soi Cowboy

Crazy House Bangkok

My favorite Go Go Bar in Bangkok. It just can’t get any better. There is a large 8-shaped stage on the ground floor that has more than ten naked girls dancing at any time. They really enjoy being on stage dancing and even better: The girls in this place are way above average, most of them are really stunning hot, young, skinny, nice boobs, you will not leave here saying I’ll go check another place because I couldn’t find a girl that I like.

Make sure you don’t miss visiting the second floor. What you get here is entertainment pure. It’s not the classic “ping pong show” but you’ll have the girls performing incredibly sexy scenes on two square-shaped glass floors like putting oil on each other then rubbing on each others body before taking a bunch of candles and sprinkling wax all over their naked bodies. There is even an elevator connecting the floors though it’s mainly the girls taking it when too lazy walking up and down the stairs.

There is also a third floor though for now it’s just the area where the girls are getting dressed and eating. Crazy House is the newest establishment in the area, it’s just around the corner from Soi Cowboy on Sukhumvit Soi 23.

  • Prices: Without doubt the best value-for-money joint in this category. Beers are 170 Baht, cocktails 200 Baht and lady drinks 160-170 Baht. The bar fine is 700 Baht for all girls at any time.

4. Tilac – Soi Cowboy

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Tilac is not just the biggest Go Go Bar on Soi Cowboy, it’s also the most modern one with fancy lighting, countless mirrors and large TV screens in case you get bored watching the dancers. There is one big main stage and six smaller stages spread around the room.

The bar has become famous in the Hollywood movie “Hangover Part 2” which is one of the reasons why a lot of money has been invested to ensure everything in this bar is of high quality and design.

The girls in Tilac are super hot and thin, however a bit overactive at times which makes it hard to just sit down and relax. No take off here but you can look under their skirts.

  • Prices: Standard prices for this great Go Go deal with beers at 165 Baht and lady drinks cost 160 Baht. The bar fine is 800/1,000 Baht depending on the girl. There is a daily happy hour until 8pm with beers for 80 Baht.

5. Rainbow 4 – Nana Plaza

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The best Go Go Bar in Nana Plaza is located on the second floor, if you walk into the courtyard take the stairs up to your right. If you’ve never been to a strip club before, it’s difficult not to get overwhelmed when you walk into Rainbow 4 as there are well over a hundred super attractive girls competing for your attention and company.

Rainbow 4 is one of the few bars in the Plaza that are packed with expats and tourists alike every day of the week. It has two big L-shaped stages, each of them with more than two dozen of girls dancing topless – which isn’t as common in red light Bangkok as it used to be.

Again the quality of girls in Rainbow 4 is among the best not just in Nana Plaza, but in all of Bangkok. They are young, light skinned and what’s really striking there are so many girls with nice and big breasts, partly natural, partly self made.

  • Prices: No cover charge, prices for drinks are at 155 Baht for beer and whiskey, cocktails cost between 170 and 190 Baht. Lady drinks sell for 150-160 Baht (cola/tequila) and the bar fine is 800 Baht.

6. Shark – Soi Cowboy

Shark A Go Go Bangkok

Located right next to Baccara on Soi Cowboy, this is another hot spot packed with some of BKK’s most sexy go go girls who wear some of the hottest outfits of the whole Soi (see-through bras!). The interiors of Shark is almost identical to Baccara with big central stages on two floors surrounded by comfortable couches.

The ceiling is transparent so you’ll enjoy sitting right at the stage on the ground floor. Of course that means the place is packed every night of the week but if you have a look upstairs there are surprisingly few people around and you can enjoy your time in a much more quiet atmosphere. However note that the girls are not getting naked at Shark.

Shark has decent techno music but sometimes the girls seem to be more enthusiastic dancing when the boss is around. Maybe the best Go Go choice in Bangkok if you are out for a relaxing drink in the bar and don’t fancy being surrounded by three girls that ask for lady drinks two minutes after you sat down.

  • Prices: Prices for drinks are at 165 Baht for beers, 180 Baht for lady drinks and the bar fine is 700 Baht for the Go Go Girls and 1,500 Baht for the Coyote Girls. There is a daily happy hour until 8pm which makes a great deal to start your night with all drinks for only 80 Baht.

Soi Cowboy vs Nana Plaza Go Go Bars

You might be wondering why most of the Go Go Bars listed here are in Soi Cowboy. Well, that’s just because Soi Cowboy has the best bars by far. I’m not a big fan of Nana Plaza, by now almost half of the building is filled with ladyboy bars and also the atmosphere is a lot more hectic and sometimes kind of rude. Similar to Patpong, BKK’s oldest red light district but with most Thai guys trying to hook you up for a Ping Pong Show Scam in Bangkok.

If you still want to give those areas a try I recommend Billboard and Angelwitch in Nana Plaza for fun and free Ping Pong shows (just order a beer for 150 Baht) and Glamour and Black Pagoda in Patpong.

What’s a Good Time to Visit the Go Go Bars?

The bars obviously try to lure in customers well before the main action starts. That means most bars have happy hours until 8 or 9pm with all drinks for 80 or 90 Baht. That’s certainly a good deal, but you better just sit outside and watch the scene. The girls start dancing either at 8 or 9pm and that’s exactly when the happy hours end. I recommend you go to the bar of your choice at 9pm, that’s usually the time when all go go girls step up on stage to present themselves before the rotation starts. Otherwise no later than 11pm or the most attractive ladies will already be taken.

Do the Girls get Naked in BKK’s Go Go Bars?

There are fewer and fewer A Go Go’s in the capital where the girls take off everything. They are mostly wearing bikinis nowadays. There are plenty of exceptions though. Like mentioned in the article you will normally make a trade-off between very attractive and light skinned girls who wear bikinis or “decent” girls who get naked once they start dancing. Baccara is the best example for the first type and Angelwitch for the second type of bar. And then you have bars like Tilac where you can see the girls’ pussies (no panties underneath their skirts) and Shark where they wear see-through bras.

Map of the Best Go Go Bars in Bangkok

Prices for Girls in Bangkok’s Go Go Bars 2020

2,000 – 3,000 Baht (short time) & 3,000 – 5,000 Baht (long time).

19 Responses

  • Peter Harcoff says:

    So was back in Bangkok for a few days recently and of course Last week I went to Crazy House. I tried being there early to see what was happening. Whilst there were several naked women they weren’t really interested in long time believing that they could have a couple of short time clients and make more money for less effort.

    Also the second floor was basically closed and the women weren’t allowed to go there between dances.

    However my night was about to change for the better. I spotted a new woman. How did I know she was new? Well she still had pubes. As I talked to her running my fingers through that lovely silky hair I asked about long time and she counted up the number of hour she would be with me, i.e. 12 hours and wondered if it was worth it.

    Another naked woman (whom I knew) saw me and they talked briefly in Thai and then my honey said that her sister knew I was a good man and she would spend 12 hours with me for THB6000. They told me that she has just started at Crazy House and wanted to make money so went naked immediately to get more money each month.

    Whilst expensive for half a day with this honey it was worth it. She loved showering with me and then the first round of sex was simply amazing. She damn near killed me. We slept well and
    then did it all again in the morning.

    She is in her early 20s and so beautiful. It shows that if you treat the women with respect you will be rewarded. Oh and her clothing leaving Crazy House was track suit pants and a boob tube. Damn sexy to be on the street with as well.

  • Wilhem says:

    Forgot to mention in the previous post:
    Prices in Crazy Horse were as mentioned in the article: bar fine was 700 BHT and Short time 3,000.

    Only thing I was not expecting is that the mamasan had me pay upfront for the whole (700+3000), instead of having me pay the girl directly once at the hotel.

    I did not have any problem, but that surprised me.

  • Wilhem says:

    Hi,
    First I want to thank RedCat for entertaining the most useful resource on nightlife in Thailand and Cambodia I have seen on the web.
    It’s a fantastic help for newcomers.

    I can share my short experience in Bangkok a few weeks ago.
    Firstly, if you don’t particularly enjoy noisy places and booze like me (and spending lots of money on alcohol) you may skip entirely GoGo bars and just book an escort – I used Smooci as suggested and found it quite good. Turns out to be of a similar price or even cheaper especially for long term.

    On a night though I wanted a quick fix and I went to Crazy Horse in Soi Cowboy, as recommended by RedCat. I just skipped all the other places.
    It was a Saturday night around 19 – 19:30. Girls were already dancing downstairs (displaying themselves). Some were naked. Some I would classify as not particularly good looking (face only) but there was a bunch of really pretty faces, and all bodies look good.
    I picked one and offered a lady drink. Less than 5 minutes of chatting and cuddling and she said she had to go back dancing. Since I wanted her I asked to barfine her.
    I wanted long term but that was definitely turned down, short time only. I suppose it was because of the early time, an Saturday, so the girls would expect to make up with several ST customers, which brings more money than just one LT.

    The mamasan who took care of the transaction (there are several) was pushy and annoying about leaving tips and getting her a drink, but I had already left the waitress tips and I brushed off the drink suggestion. We left after that, no problem.

    Had a great – and respectful – time with the girl. If I go back to Bangkok I would probably repeat the visit to a GoGo once, and probably Crazy Horse too since I got what I had come for. I would probably avoid a Saturday night though, to go for LT.

  • Gregor says:

    Is it usually frowned upon to buy a girl a drink and then not pay the bar fine and take her? I was at Crazy House but I didn’t really intend to take a girl home. I bought a girl a drink and she lap danced on me naked, french kissed me and let me touch her everywhere. This was for like 45 minutes to an hour. Not bad for the price of an expensive drink. But I could imagine they didn’t like that I didn’t take her. Or they wouldn’t like it if I did this repeatedly. What are the feelings on this?

  • goofball says:

    Leave Cowboy2 off your list.. is way too expensive and you can find the same or better at any other place. At Cowboy the girls will order a ‘chaser’ lady drink which means you are paying for two at a time and plus they are trying to get you to buy drinks for all the other girls in the bar. All that and the 3,000 ‘Coyote’ bar fine and you are going to be shocked with the bill when you decide to leave. Forget it!! Crazy House was much more fun, heck a lot of places are more fun.

    Eventually I found a nice bar girl and stayed with her for the rest of the trip. She was still spending my money but nothing like the one trip to Cowboy! Plus I got a chance to have her show me around to some places in Thailand which I would not have been aware of.

  • Mc Jack says:

    Don’t (never) go to ‘Sakura’ go-go bar near the start of the street. They’ll charge you with a high price, 190 for bottle beer & 250 for lady drink, which they sallow at one stroke. I with my friend, was charged 1900 batts in 20 min there.
    Soi Cow Boy 2 is my recommended one.
    In Nana Plaza, Rain Bow 4 in the second floor is a good bar, some girls dancing topless. Drink is 165 batts & Lady drink is ~150/160 batts.

  • Boozebag says:

    First time in Bangkok GO GO bars. Have been to Pattaya walking street. I visited both Soi Cowboy and Nana. Nana I felt was friendlier and people more honest. Went to Baccara prices there are WAY too high. ST is 3000B with 700 bar fine which is expensive. Drinks are 150-250B again too high. Picked out a girl for ST, then the handler or helper asked me to buy her a drink. I said ok next thing I know it cost 900B. Eff that. Then she asked me for a tip. DO NOT buy drink for the bar employees. Just give them 100B to shut up. Nana was a different experience. Bar fine max 2500B and the helpers never asked me for drink or tip. I tipped them anyway. Skip Baccara and Soi Cowboy. Nana is the place to go. I recommend Twister and Rainbow 3.

    • Mc Jack says:

      yes, I just want to Soi Cow Boy 2 yesterday & hook a girl to my hotel. The Bar fine is 800 and 3000 Batts for the girl. I bargain the price but it didn’t work. There are many attractive girls there. My girl is sexy one with Big boobs. 2 shots @ 3hrs.

  • jagy says:

    Hey folks,

    I am an indian guy and would love to share my many years experience in Thailand on nightlife scenes and club experiences. The best experience i ever had was in ibar in pattaya where i met a woman in her early thirties. surprisingly she came to the bar with her maid and young daughter. By the way i dress well and smell good too and tall and average looking sporty guy. I approached this beautiful woman just for a chit chat and after introducing us each other i quietly left her table after a smile. After the bar closed i went to her table again and shook hands with her and asked her out with me. Bingo!!!. We both left the bar together and we had awesome sex in my place till morning and i must admit that she was fucking hot in bed and rode me like a wounded tigress. LOL. In the morning her daughter picked her up from outside my hotel and we all went together for a brunch in a nearby mall. This was the best free damn good fuck with a thai woman and the whole incident is still like a sweet memory for me.

  • DeeJay says:

    Hey folks, first big thanks to the admin for the amount of useful insight and info found on this site, made my first trip to BKK yesterday and had an easier time navigating the A gogo scene on my first day because of Redcat.

    I wanted to give specific feedback regarding the “black guy” experience, more specifically the “black American guy” as I’ve seen one or two gents asking the question of whether or not we get love in the A gogos, I’m 36, fit, but not overly, attractive, so I hear.

    I visited nana plaza a few hours after arrival as just something to do, I wound up at Angelwitch and probably drank a lot more than I should have, I received quite a bit of attention and requests to buy drinks and bar fine, I was even asked to take two girls for a threesome, which I’m pretty sure was an attempt to milk me at that point; I wound up taking one girl for a short time, then took another girl back for LT a little later, the prices I paid were within the averages I’ve read here.

    All in all I had a wilder night than I intended, but what the hell,1st time in BKK right?!

  • Peter Harcoff says:

    So back in Sukhumvit for a few days and went to Crazy House last night. Incredibly loud as usual, always wear ear plugs. Seemed to be a funny night, no one really interested in being bar fined. Tried a few and they weren’t even interested in having a drink.

    Saw something new, a couple of women in bikinis opposed to either being totally nude or with cloths ties around them. Spoke to them and they weren’t available for bar fine, just there to do pole dancing shows. They did the show well but seems waste not to be able to fuck them as well.

    Some naked women up stairs who weren’t at all attractive and you wished they would get dressed.

    Gave up after awhile and went to Thermae bar where I found a nice honey for the evening.

  • rahael diprima says:

    one more thing. myself done modeling in asia and all over thai tv for 20 years. many of the girls either hated me or loved me. 2 reasons either they thought i looked down on them. 3 in the last few years even came over to me and told me to fuck off you think u good looking. i never even said anything. the ones that did love me like the older ones and even older mamasan. did actually bar fine 3 girls at a discount as no way i would pay 3000 baht a fine but paid still too much 2000 baht but anyways. but ALL of them quite young did complain the exact same thing they felt it absolutely disgusting to go with a man from any country like older than there father. again they aint slaves. many are there cause bastard family forces them to give a lot money send back to bullshit issarn. like myself yes i would be absolutely disgusted to go with your grandmother short time. so much so u cant pay me any amount of money to do so. i would rather take less and go with someone in the range of the acceptable. many girls if you notice dont last long. like a few months and they are gone for ever. its not a easy job going with many foreigners that are stupid idiots that not know any thai or any thai customs. i just cant believe when i see at times like a very young attractive girl caviar with a old fat bald bowling ball pizza face. like just how desperate there home situation must be. thailand is a rich country now so much so 2 million burmese and 450 000 cambodians have to brought in to do all the jobs thais dont want. so bar girls are only there out of pure desperation bullshit family or greed.

  • rahael diprima says:

    yes you are absolutely correct. they aint slaves. i would never in 1 million years force situation either. as even if she did come of course would be very bad situation. what it is here caviar taste with a pizza face. try on someone of your own status in the world or older. not the absolute best looking one that everyone wants

  • Luv2H8me says:

    A public service announcement to all Indians from US/UK/CA/AU, dont waste your time and money in Gogos.

    I’m a canadian born indian. I was never “rejected” from any gogo, and I can tell you I’m a big spender/tipper. I spent $600 USD across many gogos in a night.

    If you spend a lot in a gogo and are indian you will be treated well but the hottest girls will still never go with you, so its pointless to go IMO (BTW I am good looking in shape and young, but that doesnt matter much). The main REAL reason they wont go with you is the fucking racist japanese/koreans and the girls losing “value” by being seen going with an indian.

    If a girl doesnt want to go with you she will order a tequila, but if you are spending a lot in the bar, will be extremely respectful and wai you after she finishes her shot.

    Many of these gogos keep the “lower tier” girls for all indians and I aint got no time for that!

    The funniest part was these people in the gogo are so uneducated, that because I was spending a lot I MUST not be an indian and they assumed I was some rich arab LOL. They just throw you in another damn box because in their mind indians cant spend a lot lol.

    Other reasons to skip gogos for all people not just indians

    1. Bill padding (so rampant including using receipts that barely can be read, if ask for the bill every round)
    2. Randoms Begging for tips
    3. Girls not very classy
    4. If you see the girl in street clothes many of them dont have an eye for fashion and look out of place if you want to take them anywhere nice
    5. Uneducated girls, which to be honest to most doesnt matter, but for a seasoned wolf sometimes its nice to be around a girl with more than half a brain
    6. Overall girl attractiveness is also lower than “thai focused” places like Lord/Gclubs
    7. Supporting “boiler room scammers” (Nana Plaza owners) and known rampant bill padders “the arab”(soi Cowboy)

    Thailand is a very racist country if you are indian and coming from a country with so little racism like Canada it is a bit of a culture shock.

    However outside the gogos thais hatred toward indians is mostly just a minor inconvenience (people clutching their purses when you walk by lol, serving some poor white guy first etc). If you stay in higher end accomodation and areas you can insulate yourself from most of it so I would still recommend thailand just not the gogos for indians. Ironically indian food in bangkok is amazing and they have the best indian restaurant in the world (gaggan)!

    I think I finally know what its like to be black in america lol.

    • RandomGuy says:

      I feel sorry for your experience but there are other reasons why the girls don’t prefer Indian clients.

      1. Smell bad. They never use deodorant.
      2. Bad manners.
      3. Occasionally violent to girls. There are lots of horror stories about Indian men who hurt working girls.
      4. Running away without paying. Believe or not, I just saw an Indian guy who got caught for this last night.

      I don’t think these apply to gentlemen like you but sadly it is true to many Indians. Even in my country, Indian working girls reject Indian clients and they said the same things. One funny story was that an Indian guy refused to pay the full price because he finished 20 minutes earlier and wanted 30% discount. For working girls, accepting Indian guys is basically a taking an unpleasant risk.

      Maybe you’d better try to educate other Indians from India to behave properly.

      • Raven says:

        To my fellow Indians: stop being such cry babies. You are in a foreign country buying sexual services from nubile hot girls for amounts which will not buy you a fancy dinner in India and yet you complain about how unfair life is! You are not a white man; get over it. Be glad that at least you do not need to have sex everyday with fat and ugly people to earn your bread.

        To the ‘white’ Indians: Guys, just because your parents opened a motel in USA/UK/Australia and you now have a cool accent and white buddies does not make you better than Indians living in India. Most of us in India are better educated than you. We probably read more, travel more and earn more than you. Stop thinking that you have become a white man just because you were not born in India.

        To all others on this forum: While I appreciate all your insights, you can’t honestly think it’s not racism if a decent looking young Indian is snubbed over a fat octogenarian white grandpa. To justify the ‘choice of the girls’ by saying most Indians smell bad or are rude is textbook racism. It’s no different from saying most black guys are lazy or criminals. Please get off your high horses. We are all here exploiting young thai women. There is no moral superiority that you have here over unsophisticated Indians trying to do the same.

    • Desibaba says:

      Sorry to hear this. I am an overseas born indian too. I faced some attitude from a salesgirl in siam paragon. After awhile, she asked where I was from. Her attitude changed immediately!
      I have personally not faced any racism. (I usually just stuck to nana).
      I asked some bargirls when they are in my room on this racism, (I go for overnights only) all their replies were the same. Our people don’t have courtesy, cheap and demanding. One of them have seen 2 guys sharing 1 drink, buy a lady drink for one girl and grope her all over.
      I have personally seen how some from our ancestral land cut que, are rude and very disrespectful to service providers. Not just in bangkok, but even in my country. They just don’t seem to care about anyone other than themselves. Even when they are tourists!
      Having experienced this myself, I understand the perception others may generalise with all Indians. Some are wise to judge a person for who he is, but you can’t expect that from those in the flesh trade right? Sadly, there is a reason why they are there and not in a decent job.

  • BKKfuntimes says:

    First up – Redcat, you’re a legend. Great site with excellent advice. Thanks a million.

    I’ve been in Thailand for around 2.5 weeks now (I extended by holiday for a week). The first night I was here, I went down to Crazy House. I must admit – it’s pretty wild, however I didn’t really see any stunners, so I left.

    This brings me to Baccara. I got there at around 8:30PM and was admiring the girls for around 30 mins. Wow there were a lot of them!! Spread across two levels, it was easily 80+. Finally I settled on one, who I thought was easily a 9). I went on up and sat by the bar and it didn’t take long to get her attention. After buying her a drink, I immediately bar fined her ($1k + $6k LT) and I asked her out for a drink first at a decent bar outside the strip. We got to know each other there for an hour or so and then headed back to my Hotel. She left at around 11 in the morning after 4 great sessions.

    For the next 11 days, she spent 8 of them with me. All I had to do was pay the bar fine each day or $1k – which was nothing. We’ve now parted amicably and I’m almost shagged to death.

    I had a ball of a time in BKK and will be leaving in a few days. Overall it was an amazing trip. Thanks for all the advice and reviews on this site.

  • Redcat says:

    Sure they can, they are not slaves and can basically hang out with whom they want. But if you behave normally, nobody will say no to a drink.
    It’s all Thai girls in the go go bars, but there are a couple of Russian go go’s in Pattaya (Walking Street) and Samui (Soi Green Mango, Chaweng).