Scammed and extorted at Bangkok bar

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    Jeff W

    Me and by buddy wanted to go out for a couple of drinks without the girls, so we took a tuk-tuk and asked the driver to take us to a fun bar. He dropped us off at a strip club that he said was the most popular bar in town, and we figured we could just have a couple of drinks and have a fun night. When we walked in, there was a sex show being performed on stage, and a couple of half dressed girls immediately came towards us. We decided this maybe wasn’t such a good idea after all, but before we knew it, we each had a bottle of beer in front of us. We took one sip and told the lady at the bar we wanted to pay for the beers. When she brought the bill, it said 5.500 Baht total, that’s 185 Canadian Dollars for two beers! We protested against these ridiculous prices, but 2 big bouncers came out of nowhere, blocked the exit and told us to pay up. We tried to see if we could get them to accept a little more reasonable price for two minutes inside and one sip of our beers, but there was no negotiation possible.

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    Hi Jeff,
    thanks for posting your experience here. I’m sorry to say you’re not the only one who’s been scammed this way. It happens all over the world, and Bangkok is especially infamous for these extortion methods. Read more at

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