As with other tourist places in Thailand, Chiang Mai comes with a bar girl scene that caters to tourists and expats. Although Chiang Mai is nothing like Bangkok or Pattaya, the sex scene is still a big attraction for many, where bar girls can be bought for the night for sex. What’s more, Chiang Mai bar girls and escorts are among the cheapest of the major destinations.
Unfortunately, the selection is limited as very few people come to Chiang Mai with the intention of making it with bar girls and escorts as they would with Bangkok, Pattaya or Phuket. There are plenty of beer bars, though, and you will have no trouble finding a room mate for the night; just don’t expect flawless beauty.
The best place to head for fun at night is Loi Kroh Road (south of Thapae Gate and near the moat), Moon Muang Road (across from Loi Kroh), and areas near the Night Market. Loi Kroh is the hotspot for Chiang Mai bar girls and there are clusters of bars all the way down it, with the best of the action near the moat end.
Further on down Loi Kroh Road (heading east) is the Chiang Mai Entertainment Centre; an arcade with a couple of dozen bars or so. It is full of Chiang Mai bar girls and also comes with a ladyboy bar and a Muay Thai boxing ring, although you’ll find the girls here less attractive. Opposite here is the Star Xix go go bar. You will also notice many massage places between the top end of Loi Kroh and this arcade. Some of these places offer a ‘happy ending’ oil massage.
There used to be a significant collection of bars off the Night Bazaar Road, although this area was turned into a hotel and the action was shifted over to the Chiang Mai Entertainment Centre. There are, however, some bars off one of the lanes still, yet these are mostly of the ladyboy type, with a gay section over the road.
How it works
Chiang Mai is more laidback than other places in Thailand for pulling the ladies, although it’s best to know the score than go in blind, so to speak. The Chiang Mai bar girl scene is all business and you are the customer, pure and simple. Keep this in mind while that little cutey is bouncing on your knee and when it comes to pay time.
A typical night out in Chiang Mai’s sexy areas for those looking for pussy would be to have some beers in various girlie bars, talk to several of the girls and then pick the one you like. You don’t have to go with the first one, or even buy them drinks (they will ask as they make commission on them). Simply plonk yourself down, order a beer and they will approach you.
The subject of going back to your hotel will come up, at which time you need to ask how much. She’ll say ‘short-time’ or all night, with the former meaning an hour or two quickie, after which she goes back to the bar. Whatever you decide, you’ll need to pay the ‘bar fine’ to release her from the bar. This is the bar’s fee (usually 300 baht for bar girls) and doesn’t go to the girl.
The fee for sex is usually 1,000 for short-time and 1,500-2,000 for all night. Obviously, the hotter, more popular girls command more money and if it’s a busy night you might have to pay top whack. This fee is more than for freelancers and less than the go go girls and escorts. You can also ask for daily or weekly rates if you like her.