Billboard is one of the biggest go go bars in Bangkok. Thai go go bars are pretty straightforward. Chicks dance on stage to make money. Most of them also have sex with customers for cash. It’s pretty broadly accepted and as far as I know, no one has ever been arrested for having sex with a go go dancer in the history of Thailand.
Billboard is on the top floor of Nana Plaza. Nana Plaza is a big complex filled with go go bars and a handful of regular bars too. In most of the go go bars in Nana and Bangkok in general, the women wear bikinis when they dance. Nudity is apparently officially prohibited. In spite of that, there are fully nude bars like Crazy House around. The more “regular” go go bars sometimes slip nudity in too however, and that includes in Billboards.
There are a lot of bars in Nana Plaza. Some have been around for many years. Others are a lot newer. Billboards hasn’t been around for that long, but it’s already gained a good reputation. You’ll see why in this review.
Billboards Bangkok agogo
Billboards takes up a rather large space. It can be kind of empty looking early in the evening but it quickly fills up. On top of that the openness is appreciated. Other places like Baccara can get so packed that you can barely move. The open space lets you see around the bar too, which is great since there are three stages and lots of ladies around.
At the very far left of the floor there is a large bathtub with a stage built around it. There are usually three or more ladies there dancing in the soapy water or on the wood around the stage. They are of course fully nude. They tend to be some of the better looking babes in the place too. Customers can sit around the tub at specially made seats or on seats along the wall with a long view.
There are two big stripper style stages complete with poles too. There are usually ten to twenty women working those stages in their bikinis. I have seem some with their tops off on stage too, but I don’t know how regular the practice is. It may depend on the situation. The 10 to 12 chicks over in the giant tub are usually naked though. And that’s great.
The chicks and the costs
As with any place there is a mix of women. Sure they’re all Thai, but there is still a lot of variation. They’ve got the super skinny chicks, the chunky chicks, and even the occasional thoroughbred. Some are natural and some have colored hair and tons of tattoos.
There’s no on stage tipping at Thai go go bars. At least it was never a regular practice. Some guys now feel the need to tip the dancers on stage as they go about their uninspired two step. It’s like they want to introduce the ways of strips clubs in America to Thailand.
The main way dancers at Billboard and any other Thai go go bar is through lady drinks and extracurricular activities. When a customer buys a lady drink, the lady he buys the drink for gets a cut of the money. Normally guys buy these drinks for dancers they like if they want to get closer to them, talk, or ask them to go outside. Lady drink prices at Billboards are reasonable and fair for Nana Plaza at around 160 Baht. Drinks for customers aren’t bad either, with beers at 80 Baht.
Customers who want to have sex with the dancers just ask them if they’re up for it. Usually they are, because they want to make money. A lot of them are hot, especially when it comes to their bodies. Still it’s not that expensive. The bar fine is 700 Baht, or about $21 US Dollars. That money goes to the bar. The dancer gets her own tip which is negotiable but usually 1500 Baht, or about $48 bucks.
Most people in this situation probably just use the short time hotel rooms right in Nana Plaza. There’s one right next to Billboard. They are 500 Baht for two hours and they get a lot of use. They even sell condoms right at the counter. You don’t see that in Minneapolis!
Billboard is located in Nana Entertainment Plaza on Soi Nana, Bangkok, Thailand. The club is open every day from 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM.