About Soi Cowboy GoGos – Bangkok’s Famous Red Light District
Soi Cowboy is one of three major red-light districts in Bangkok Thailand (the other two are Nana Plaza and Patpong Road). Soi Cowboy is a street which is about 150 meters long and is created for one thing, sex and prostitution in Thailand. It is located between Sukhumvit Soi 21 and 23 and is full of “girl bars” and “gogo dance clubs”.
About Soi Cowboy in Bangkok Thailand
Colorful, sexy, fun, and relaxed are the best descriptors for Soi Cowboy, where there are nearly always crowds and plenty of girls inviting you in to this or that bar. The go-go bars here are loud and bright. Each one features a center stage and some feature other areas for dancers.
You won’t find too many Thais hanging out in the bars of Soi Cowboy, but there may be a few. It’s especially popular with older male expats and with tourists from Japan or Western countries. Everybody is pretty friendly and it is very laid-back. There aren’t any entry fees, and you can be confident that drink prices are set.
You can generally choose seats close to the stage or further back. Pole dancing is the main show, performed by scantily clad girls late into the night. Most bars close between 2:30 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Usually, a drink will cost between 100 and 150 baht (3 – 5usd). Some places are little more expensive, and you may have to pay nearly 200 baht (6usd). Some venues charging the latter include the well—known Midnite. Unlike some areas of Bangkok, at Soi Cowboy the girls aren’t usually too forceful about buying drinks. But if you want the girl to sit and talk with you, it is expected that you purchase drinks for her or tip continually.
When it comes to SEX in Soi Cowboy, one thing you must be aware of is the difference between the GoGo Dancers and Coyote Girls. The GoGo Dancers ARE available for sex. While the Coyote girls are simply hired dancers who earn their money on tips and drinks bought for them. (Though this doesn’t mean you can’t negotiate something once the establishment closes).
Prices for sex with GoGo dancers in Soi Cowboy will start from 2,000 baht (60usd) for short time (one fuck) and 4,000 baht (120usd) for long time (all night).
If you’ve never visited Soi Cowboy before, here are 3 great starting points:
Midnite Go-Go Bar
Midnite Go-Go Bar is one of the best venues in Soi Cowboy. It is a little more expensive than many others, but in return it is quite nice overall and is always kept up properly. Enjoy the large center stage, complete with plenty of comfortable seating. Most beers cost about 180 baht.
This crowded, much-frequented go-go bar is one of the top nightlife spots in Soi Cowboy. If you head here, do your best to get in early, as it can be quite hard to find some space later on. Baccara is so popular in part because it does have some great, comfortable sofa seating (even if it isn’t always enough!). Clean, modern, and well-lit, Baccara has a center stage that gets as crowded as the rest of the place. Still, there’s lots of fun to be had here, and it’s especially popular with Japanese visitors. A bit more expensive than other go-go bars, Baccara makes up for it in popularity and style.
Déjà Vu A Go-Go
Drinks can be had for about one hundred baht at Déjà vu A Go-Go, one of the top go-go bars in Soi Cowboy. There’s a big stage here, complete with all the necessary poles for the girl dancers. These shows usually take place on Fridays through Sundays. One major attraction of Déjà Vu is that its employees, including the dancers, typically speak English better than those of other venues.
Posted on Gods of Thailand November 16, 2014 in Bangkok Nightlife