In an effort to tap the lucrative Australian job market of off shore oil platform workers, and miners, who typically spend long holidays after every couple of months of work, Australian tour companies are targeting this high-earning demographic with exotic tours to Pattaya.
Joe Lizzerd ran across one such tour offered, and for our Aussie visitors, here are the 9 most popular places they take their customers, with a brief description of each. And at the end, there are some ‘customer testimonials’ from their satisfied Aussie customers!
Remember that most of their customers are fun-loving single men who work hard for a couple of months, and want somewhere to play hard and relax during their holiday!
Or open air bar. They usually consist of stools arranged around a tight horseshoe bar and perhaps a few tables. You are able to pay the bar for ladies at beer bars. In many cases they are grouped together with other beer bars in a complex. Drinks are cheap here about $1-$2 AUD.
Short Time (ST) Bar
This is usually a closed air-conditioned establishment. The ladies in ST bars will generally give you a lot more personal attention than those in a beer bar. They have rooms attached to the premises or close by. As the name suggests these places concentrate on providing ladies that go short time. It is possible to take a lady long time but it will cost you more than from a beer bar and the ladies are not always keen to go long time. Soi 6 has many short time bars.
AGoGo (or Go Go bar)(Strip Club)
Is a closed door,air-conditioned bar. These establishments have ladies that dance for your viewing pleasure. You may bar fine any of the dancing ladies who is willing to go with you. Many go go bars also have show girls. The showgirls perform special shows which may be sexually explicit or choreographed dancing. These ladies may also be bar fined but in most establishments, however they will cost more than the dancing girls. There is also a third option in these establishments. The service personnel (ie the ladies serving you drinks) they may also go with you if they like you. To confuse things a little more, some go go bars also have hostesses. Bar fines and drink prices are higher in these establishments than in beer bars. You can pay up $5 AUD for a mixed spirit drink in some places.
Hostess bars are closed, air-conditioned bars and sort of occupy the middle ground between beer bars and gogo bars. They are somewhat classier than beer bars but on normal nights lack the dancing ladies of the gogo bars. They have ladies that you can bar fine if you find one that you like. Bar fines and drinks and prices are between those of beer bars and gogo bars.
Coyote bars are similar to a hostess bar except that it employs coyote dancers. These ladies dance fully clothed although the clothes tend to be skimpy. As with the hostess bars not all the ladies will go with customers.
If you think of a British/Aussie/Irish pub that is more or less what you will find in Pattaya. They do have ladies that you can pay for however it’s not the norm. Some of these type of places have live music and put on a free buffet meal during select party times of the year (Songkran/New Years). However, you can try your luck with the service personnel just like you can anywhere in the world. You probably stand a higher chance than you would in Australia. Drink prices are fair and often have deals as low as $1 AUD for bottled beer.
These are more or less like what you will find at home with one rather large exception. At these places you are almost guaranteed to pick up a lady. Freelance women swarm to these establishments. Many of them are sponsored ladies, students or 'normal' ladies looking for a bit of fun and/or extra money. In Pattaya there is no entrance fee but the drinks are comparatively expensive to back home.
While not strictly a bar they are a popular alternative for having some fun. These places are massage parlours where 'extras' are part of the deal. Typically you will pick a lady from one sitting in an area behind a glass screen (commonly known as the goldfish bowl) and head to a private room. The lady will wash you then subject you to a massage involving lots of soap and bubbles. Pattaya has custom built high rise resorts to cater for this. It is something that everyone should experience at least once. If you are still up for it you then proceed to the bed for some more fun.
Thailand is famous for massages, although not a bar, these establishments also offer sexual pleasures. Typically after your massage, you will be blatantly or subtly be advised that extra services are available. Not every massage parlour offer extras so you won’t always get a happy ending.
Andrew - Melbourne
Hi All, that was the best tour I've ever been on. Absolutely Fantastic without doubt. I have told my mates and were all booking again real soon. Tell Stuart he's a champ, he knows how to have a great time.
Steve - Mandurah
Hey blokes, Just want to thank Matt for showing me the the craziest time of my life. I'm definitely coming back.
Jerry - Bathurst
That was the most out of control trip I've ever had. Pattaya is amazing, the women are just as amazing. I didn't know places like that existed and it lived up to everything you described plus more. Cheers
Mick - Rockhampton
Just a quick note to say thank you for taking me on this tour. My only regret is I didn't stay longer. I've told my mates and were all booking for Xmas.
Geoff - Dampier
No where in my life, all 48 years of them, have I ever come across a place like Pattaya. WOW!
Mike - Carins
Fantastic, Over the top, Awesome, Crazy! Thanks for showing me another side of life.