Soi Cowboy which is one of Bangkok's red light districts, is a street that is home to numerous bars, strip clubs (A-Go-Go bars) and sex shows.
This 300 meter long strip is full of girls in hot pants or bikinis trying to lure potential guests to their bars.
While years ago this street was a sleazy, dodgy and unwelcoming place, this street has become a safe and well visited entertainment strip. With all the shiny neon lights and loud music, it resembles a colorful carnival nowadays.
Well known from the movie "The Hangover 2", it's a popular place to visit and hang out for tourists and expats. Both men and women can come here to have some drinks without any concerns. The girls here never approach a man if he is with his girl or wife.
Of course, men who seek intimacy can choose from a large number of bargirls and A-Go-Go girls. Expect to pay up to 4000 THB for a night with a pretty girl from a A-Go-Go bar.
Reading your body language, these girls here easily see your true intentions for coming here. You will be left alone, if you come in a group, focus on your conversation and don't stare at the girls. However, if you are on the 'hunt' (e.g. keeping eye contact, smile etc.) they will approach you to have a casual conversation. At some point, they will ask you for buying them a drink. It's called a "Ladydrink". Usually, the girl gets commission for this drink. It costs about twice the regular price. If you don't want to have a small talk with her and don't want to buy her a drink, you can politely ignore or decline her approaches. It's totally fine to watch the shows without buying lady drinks.
Recommended A-Go-Go bars are Baccara and Crazy House, where girls are usually completely naked. A beer there starts with 170 THB.
Location: Soi Cowboy, Asok intersection, Bangkok
How to get there: Soi Cowboy is a 5 minutes walk from the Asok intersection. BTS Skytrain: Asok Station, MRT: Sukhumvit Station
Recommended Hours: 8 PM - 12 AM