7 Types of Ratchet Girls You Will Find In The Nightclub

7 Types of Ratchet Girls You Will Find In The Nightclub

In a loud, dark environment like the nightclubs, where you might be inebriated, or your senses might not be as keen as usual, it might be hard to identify the ratchets. The ratchet female, in one of her favorite atmospheres, is sometimes an elusive creature to the untrained eye. This guide will help you spot the ratchets in the nightlife scene.

1. Mating Call

Often heard shouting “YOLO” in response to any rational voiced concerns, the ratchet mating calls signal the men in the nightclubs that “she a freak doe.” This woman is exceptionally loud and her calls will not be missed by anyone surrounding her.

2. Ritualistic Dance

Twerking is a polished skill for the ratchet women, and they will show off their expertise to an audience—whether the audience is willing or not. Twerking upside-down, right-side-up, and in conspicuous areas are common for these women.

3. War Paint

Bright colored eye shadows, vibrant blushes, and loud lipsticks all worn in combination with each other are a major tell-tale sign of the ratchet. Neon green and blue eye shadow with purple hued cheeks and bright pink lips show peers that the ratchet woman is ready to get her night started.

4. Claws

Pointed, bedazzled claws are an identifying factor of the nightclub ratchets. Usually kept-up weekly at the discount nail center of her choice, the ratchet makes sure to have her claws sharpened as a safety precaution, in case of attack.

5. Cultural Decoration

Ratchets often sport weaves that may be ripped out by other ratchets upon their frequent altercations. The ratchets can also be identified wearing over-sized clear heels, skin-tight mesh dresses with cut-outs, and unnaturally colored clip-in hair extensions.

6. Written Code

Alternating capitalization, code words, and visual embellishment on texts and social media updates are a sure sign of the ratchet. ~*ShE tYp3 LyKe DiiS ?!? 0H Sh3 r4TcHeT*~

7. Societal Norms

Ratchet girls may also be a part of the ever-present Blackfoot Tribe who can be seen walking shoe-less in the nightclubs. Other common behaviors may include offering unidentified narcotics to men and rapping 32 bars flawlessly when 2 Chainz songs play at the clubs.


Joe Vargas has been an expert in the nightlife & entertainment industry for over 9 years and continues to provide you with real reviews, opinions and news about the industry. He’s known for “telling it like it is.”


View Comments (16)


  1. Brandon Hawkins

    June 28, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    But Joe, how can you tell if she’s a “written code” ratchet when you meet her in the club?

  2. Joe Vargas

    June 28, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Easy. “Hey girl, text me your number so I can save it before I leave this club.” *$ave Dis numba iT b3 van3$$a b00. H0lla* – You’ve found yourself a ratchet.

  3. Kelli Modica

    June 28, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Aren’t most girls ratchet in the club?

  4. Joe Vargas

    June 28, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    No. Going to a nightclub doesn’t mean you’re ratchet. smh

  5. Kelli Modica

    June 28, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    WHo said that?

  6. Vee NewPort

    June 28, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    is that girl holding her freinds stomach up? lol gross

  7. Joe Vargas

    June 28, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    kelli Modica – No. “Most” girls that go to a nightclub are not ratchet. That’s a stereotype. 90% of the people in the nightclub on a weekend in Vegas are tourists coming here for vacation.

  8. Kelli Modica

    June 28, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Sheesh it was a joke.

  9. Kelli Modica

    June 28, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    That would mean i am calling myself ratchet and i am the complete opposite of that.

  10. Joe Vargas

    June 28, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Don’t lie. You know all of 2 chainz lyrics to his songs. ;)

  11. Kelli Modica

    June 28, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    I maybe know 1 song if that.

  12. Kelli Modica

    June 28, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    But i will be in Vegas July 13-15 ! I have not been in a long time.

  13. Joe Vargas

    June 28, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Fireball for you.

  14. Kelli Modica

    June 28, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    I am going for work but going to head out Saturday night. I dont even know the cool spots any more since i have not been in 2 years.

  15. Let Me Be The Judge

    September 25, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Pretty weak attempt at humor. The one about the nails is accurate, however.



    February 20, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Loll, so accurate, made my day.

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