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Bar Fines & Services Fees

The bar fine system applies to bars that employ hostesses, dancers, or bar girls who are available to "go out" with customers. The bars pay their staff a salary to work in the bar. If you wish to take a staff member away then you must compensate the bar for the loss of their employee's service. This is called a bar fine. In the bars, it is colloquially known as "off" or "pay bar".

It is not a fee for ANY services! It just enables a staff member to leave their place of work without financial penalty. What (if anything) is going to happen after you leave the bar is between you and the girl. She will expect to be tipped over and above the bar fine for any services she may agree to provide.

You can expect to pay the following bar fines (in baht):

Bangkok Pattaya Chiang Mai
Beer Bar: 200 - 500
Go-Go Bar: 500 - 1000
Upmarket Bar: 1200 - 1500
(ex Soi 33)
Beer Bar: 200 - 400
Go-Go Bar: 300 - 600
Beer Bar: 200 - 400
Go-Go Bar: 500 - 600

Short Time / Long Time

Short time means 1 - 2 hours. When you “barfine” / “pay bar” or “off” a girl, she will either stay with you short time or long time. Some girls will only go short time.

Long time means all night. Some long time girls will want to leave early in the morning (8am) other will hang around all the next day unless you throw them out. If you have a strong preference you should discuss it with the girl BEFORE you pay the bar fine.

Also if you make long time (that is a few days or weeks) arrangements with a particular girl, you should consider that the bar fine will have to be paid for the entire period!

Massage Parlours – Oil or Soapy - Take Out

Massage parlours work a little differently from the bars. Generally, you will not take the girl away from the premises because of the cost - although you could if you wanted to! If you’ve really hit it off with a lady, it is far better to persuade her to take a few days off, and negotiate a daily rate with her.

To take a girl out from a massage parlour, the bar fine will range from 2,000 - 3,500 baht. She will - as a matter of course - expect to be paid as well - from 2,000 baht to more. Plus a tip if you are happy.

Why so much more? If she's a popular girl, she’s losing serious money to leave the premises with you.
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Fees For Services

As mentioned above, if you take a girl out of a bar (pay her bar fine) you will still have to pay her for services rendered. You can either negotiate this upfront if you like or just pay the rate suggested here. Some girls want more than others and some less.

Fees for Services (in baht)

Bangkok Pattaya Chiang Mai

Beer Bar
Short time: 400 - 700, usually 500
Long time: 800 - 1200, usually 1,000

Go-Go Bar

Short time: 1000 - 1500
Long time: 2,000 - 3,000, usually 2,000

Beer Bar
Short time: 400 - 700 baht. Usually 500
Long time: 800 - 1200 baht. Usually 1,000

Go-Go Bar

Short time: 800 - 1500. Usually 1,000
Long time: 1,500 - 2,500. Usually 1,500

Beer Bar
Short time: 400 - 700, usually 500
Long time: 800 - 1200, usually 1,000

Go-Go Bar

Short time: 800 - 1500, usually 1,000
Long time: 1,500 - 2,500, usually 2,000

Oil Massage Parlours – Services & Fees

Standard Prices: HJ is 500 baht, BJ is 1000 baht, and FS is 1500 baht. ( Glossary Page )

For a full service massage on the premises, the usual mode of operation is this; Choose either Thai massage at 500 baht for 2 hours, or Oil massage at 800 baht for 2 hours, or Aromatherapy at 1000 baht for 2 hours – You pay this upfront, it goes to the management for administrative costs, the lady (usually) gets none of this!

You give the standard “Full Service” charge of 1500 baht to the lady at the end of the 2 hour session. If you are very happy, give her a little “tip” on top of that.


Freelancers do not work in bars and so there is no bar-fine. The payments expected varies a lot so you really do need to negotiate up front. Expect to pay around 1000 baht short time and 2,000+ long time.

Location Short time (ST) Long Time (LT)
Nana Plaza Bars 1,000-1,500 1,500-3,000
Patpong Bars 1,500-2,500 3,000-4,000
Spasso (Hyatt Erawan) 2,500-3,000 4,000-6,000
Thermae Basement of the Ruamchitt Hotel
(between Sukhumvit Soi 13 and Soi 15)
  500-1,000 1,000-2,000
Bars (e.g. some pool bars) 1,000 1,000-2,000
CM2 (Novotel Hotel at Siam Square) 1,500-2,000 2,000-3,000
Siam Hotel Coffee Shop 1,100-1,500 2,500-3,000
Bier Garden (Sukhumvit Soi 7)   500-1,500 1,000-2,000

Freelancer Bars