Safety Scouts Advice: Hostess Bar Rip-off Scenario: A friendly stranger or a hostess approaches you in the street and invites you into an entertainment bar to have a drink. When you leave, they ask you to pay a fortune for the hostess’s drinks. Threatening bouncers forcibly detain you, escort you to the ATM, or beat you up until you pay. Advice: Never follow a stranger who insists you enter a specific bar and always ask for the price before you order a drink.