Friday, September 29, 2006


It seems to be very easy. Just walk over a bar, ask phone number from a girl and call to her after she will finish the work. You will save the bar fine, correct?


Think again, what are you doing?

You are cheating. Even worse, you are stealing something that not belongs to you, and the worst: the girl is stealing the same.

You can save some 300 baht, but you collect bad karma. Nobody wants to see you at this particular bar again. If the girl agrees, she will be lost her trustfullness for the owner. The worst case: she will be fired.

It was happened sometimes in our bar, but not very frequently. Of course, all the ladies in bar are free to go away anytime, but they don’t. If you met the girl in the bar, she cannot go with you even after the bar is closed.

It’s because the bar is their job and even more: their life. It’s a mix of loyalty, friendship, business, tradition etc. Thai people take care about each other. As long as the relations are good, you can trust them and they will trust you, too.

So, if a customer makes a proposal to cheat, it will be sometimes very difficult for the lady in bar. The most of the ladies just refuse.

- Why not take a seat, chat with ladies, have some drinks and fun?

If you’d like to save your money, go to Walking Street or Beach Road. There are always lots of freelancers waiting for you. No bar fine. But, if you are in the bar, you have to accept the rules.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Old jokes

If you are a bar owner, you find yourself in chatting with customers frequently. After „nice to see you” and „where are you from?” it seems there are no more topics.

That’s right in case of new customers sometimes, especially if the customer is not very much intended to talk with the owner rather than ladies in bar. But sometimes he wants to relax only and sometimes it seems he needs some sort of friendliness.

Old jokes would help.

Couple of weeks ago there were no customers in my bar neither in neighborhood. Suddenly a bunch of drunken farangs arrived to our bar. They ordered a lot of drinks, arguing, and then start fighting and then they run away, not paying for anything. Our ladies were running out to catch them. After ten minutes they arrived, satisfied. Thanks to police the bills were paid.

The next bar owner was watching the whole story. He had no customer for a long time at this particular night. I came to him and told:

“John, do you know the old joke: bad news and good news?”

“No, what it is?” replied John.

“The bad news,” I continued, “we have nothing to eat but shit.”

“Ok, but what about good news?”

“The good news is that we have shit a lot.”

That hits the spot!

If you have in your memory some old jokes for various situations, it may help you to make new friends, establish regular customers in your bar and much more.


“What is better than beer?” – “Cold beer, indeed!”

“What is better than sex?” – “Group sex!”

The bottom line: what is better than customer? – A regular customer.

Thursday, September 21, 2006


It was my birthday in bar last Wednesday, not a big party, just some friends but lot of fun.

The staff is renewed again together with some new ladies. On the picture above there are only few of them. Right now we have seven ladies in bar, which seems to be a reasonable number.

The coup did not affect the business, everything is same as usual. Thai people don’t pay too much attention to these events.

Sunday, September 17, 2006


As we considered:

We need to get at least 2000 baht in every single day. We can get this amount if we sell 50 beers every day. The bar is open from 5 p.m. until 3 a.m., 10 hours. It means the customers should order minimum of 5 drinks in every hour.

Is it reasonable? -- In the practice, no!

Ok, if you're just a customer going to your favorite bar every night in prime time, you may think that this is the permanent reality: lot of customers, lot of money etc. But this is an illusion. The truth is, that (1) not all the bars are favorable and (2) very long time there are no customers in any particular bar.

What it means? -- It means that you cannot sell another drink in every 20 minutes in your bar. Because, the most of the time you simply have no customers.

You have to make some corrections in your calculations.

The low season began in May and it lasts still now. During this period we actually had no profit. The balance was around zero.

Right now the high season will begin soon. Some of our regular customers are coming back and we have some new regular customers already.

In the bar business you need time. Nothing happens if you cannot wait. Anyway, this business is not for making big money in short time. Maybe it's not a real business but hobby or something like an art?

Friday, September 15, 2006


"...all my trouble seemed so far away..."

Indeed, it's not easy to run a bar sometimes, especially during the low season with heavy rains every day. There are very few customers in every bar. And, which is even worse, the ladies working in our bar tend to run away.

Yesterday, for example, we were forced to close the bar at midnight because all the ladies simply left. Lord was very angry and me too.

Fortunately, some new ladies will come soon and some of the previous staff is still loyal and coming back too.

So if you are planning to visit us in next couple of days, don't be surprised to see only few ladies or, for the regular customers, to find some new ones.

The bottom lines:

"And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on"."

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Daytime activities

What are the bar ladies doing at daytime?

Obviously sleeping? Yes, but not always.
Nobody can stay active more than 24h, one might think. You can try to be happy and have fun permanently. I bet, you can't, but the ladies can.

A couple of days ago our staff took a day and visited Koh Larn, an island near Pattaya. As you can see, we had lot of fun.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


One of the advantages is learning. What do you know about Qatar? Probably nothing.

Believe it or not, this is a country and there are living some nice people. I met two men from Qatar in my bar yesterday.