Inside Go Go Bars – What really happens in Go Go Bars?

Inside Go Go Bars – What really happens in Go Go Bars?
Inside Go Go Bars – What really happens in Go Go Bars?
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Inside Go Go Bars

What really happens in Phuket Go Go Bars?

The concept of Go Go Bars in Soi Bangla varies a little in each place, but basically always rotates around few common features, so what really happens in there?

A center elevated stage or two, surrounded by stools and accessorized with few stainless poles. Sofas and small tables are lined up around the room, sometimes on two levels and loud music will be played with flashing colorful lights. Few girls permanently dance in a minimalist attire with more or less conviction depending how late it is and how popular the place is. It usually is pretty quiet before 10pm but later the place will warm up a little as customers start to flow in and in most places show will start.

Go Go Bars in Phuket


Important Note about Touts:

Touts are not working for bars! Never follow a tout in the street with his little card of whatever he says you will see in the show! It’s often no real and you will be charged extra, just walk away! The bars are easy to find (they are actually difficult to miss!)


Every now and then, the girls will leave the stage and an elder lady will come up, usually carrying interesting accessories in order to perform all kinds of tricks that will make your jaw drop.

The list is extensive but, except maybe at ‘Money Night A Go Go’ which also includes a snake show, you will never see all what has been advertised at once, and even at Money Night, the shows and the prices vary so much I can’t really recommend it.

The show can be more or less well executed depending how experienced is the girl but you are in for a serious surprise (well, let’s call them ‘ladies’ since they are usually way past their prime). Suzy Wong’s, Devil’s Playground, Rock Hard A Go Go are more relying on sexy girls putting on a very sensual show. Don’t try (most of) this at home!

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What you may see inside a Go Go Bar

menuThe Classics:

  • Whistle Blowing
  • Pop a balloon with darts 3 meters away
  • Little bird (looking very sleepy)
  • Few gold fishes, or some weird eels or even weirder: up to 20 catfishes coming out and back into the fishbowl!
  • Ugly toads, turtles… you name it
  • Blow the birthday cake candles (no thank you I’m not hungry… anymore)
  • Pull a ten meter fluffy string out
  • and of course: Smoke some cigarettes (up to ten!) but I can’t talk about it, since this is a non smoking blog.

More risque:

  • A garland of needles attached to a strings
  • Two dozen shaving blades attached to a string… yes, she will let you check if blades are sharp: they are!
  • Open a bottle of coke…. without a can opener, and not with the hands! (read between the lines) Here too she will ask you to verify if the bottle is real and sealed…

Never saw before but I’m dying to see (from the list on the photo above):

  • Knitting!? seriously?

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List of all Go Go Bars in Soi Seadragon:

Go Go Bar in Soi Bangla:

Go Go Bars in Soi Vegas:

  • Moulin Rouge
  • Money Night (complete show, but pricey and not the most ‘friendly’)

Go Go Bars in Soi Gonzo:

  • D-Club
  • Moulin Rose (A ladyboy cabaret) Go Go

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Devil's Playground Bar Devil's Playground A Go Go

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Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world in my 20s and never stopped until I finally settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 22 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I now manage 30 online travel guides in Asia and beyond, including Phuket.com, Bangkok.com and Bali-Indonesia.com