Cockatoo is the only ladyboy go go bar in Soi Cowboy. While the number of ladyboy bars over in Nana Plaza seems to grow every day, Soi Cowboy has only ever had this one dedicated ladyboy bar. There were some mixed nuts in one of the go go bars but that came to a conclusion. So now all the bars on Soi Cowboy are filled with women except for this one.
Cockatoo is a medium sized bar. It has a stage down the middle and bench seats on both sides. There is a bathroom in the back. A few ladyboys dance on the stage in bikinis while the others sit around in the extra seats or wait outside for customers. There is also some seating outside but it only seems to be used by the ladyboys.
A lot of the customers at Cockatoo are Japanese or Korean. They have western customers too, they just aren’t as common. Everyone is welcome. Some women even float in from time to time to check out the show. New customers usually get surrounded by ladyboys who want to have a lady drink.
The ladyboys at Cockatoo look more like real women then some of the more manly ladyboys in other ladyboy bars. There are exceptions. At least one of the dancers at Cockatoo more or less looks like a guy in a bikini with boobs, and I’m told she gets hard, stays hard, and can even do women.
Drinks at Cockatoo are 160 Baht for customers. For some reason lady drinks are even cheaper at just 140 Baht. Usually the prices are the same or the lady drinks costs more. I don’t get the pricing scheme, but I wouldn’t complain about it either!
The bar fine at Cockatoo is 600 Baht. There are even small rooms upstairs for 400 Baht, but the ladyboys say they aren’t too nice and prefer to go the short time hotels at the end of Soi Cowboy where rooms are 500 Baht.
Cockatoo is open every day from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am or later depending on the crowd and the regulations in place at the time. Their website is cockatooladyboybar.com The location of the bar is pinpointed on the map below.