Guide to Manila bar girls

Manila bar girls are sultry temptresses

Manila bar girls are sultry temptresses

The contradiction that is Manila is home to both conservative Filipinas and friendlier go go girls who are ready to show you a fun night out. There are still many bars and clubs lining the world-famous Ermita strip, but lately, due to stricter laws, these hostess bars have been a bit more wholesome – at least from the outside. If you’re in Manila specifically to enjoy the red light district, you’ll be pleased to know that the red fluorescent neon still glows as brightly before.

Who are Manila bar girls?

Manila bar girls are typically from the urban slum areas of Manila. Most of them work to support their family. They’re usually teenagers with parents who have no jobs and have other siblings to support. Some are even single mothers.

Legally the drinking age in the Philippines is 18, but sometimes, go go bars sneak in Manila bar girls who are far younger. So the Manila bar girl is typically in her teens to her early 20s. She has the signature Pinay tan skin and petite frame, black hair (unless she had it coloured), and barely-there clothes.

These girls come in all shapes, looks and sizes. Bar girls are usually looking for foreigners to entertain and are into this kind of job hoping that it can be a ticket out of poverty. They are correct to be hopeful as it is very common for Filipina go go girls to eventually marry foreigners. Many of them also successfully migrate abroad with their new husbands, although recent immigration laws have made that more and more difficult. 

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Be ready to flash the cash in a Manila go go bar. The city’s bar girls have become very professional; they tend to order far too many ladies’ drinks which are diluted so as not to make them too drunk. Private performances cost extra. 

One of the most sought after type of Manila bar girls are the ‘cherry girls’. These girls are untouched and would only provide you with alluring company, nothing more. But most Manila bar girls are hospitable, polite and sweet. Most of them know how to speak English well enough to make conversations interesting.

Ladies’ drinks for Manila bar girls
Drinks usually cost Php250-300, but some bars even go higher than that. There are cheaper options that charge only Php175. Bring extra cash, as some bars would ask you to buy ladies’ drinks every 30 minutes. Be wary of cheap looking and sleazy bars. They water down drinks, especially the ones in towers. It’s safer to get drinks in bottles.

Bar fines for Manila bar girls
The usual bar fine is around Php2,500-3,000 – yes, it is really that expensive. Some bars price even higher than that. But sometimes, if you buy a set of lady drinks – usually about 10 drinks – the bar fine is waived. The cheaper locations charge around Php1,000 for bar fines.

Meeting horny local girls for free
Most 'bachelors' visiting Manila opt for the easy solution of visiting go go and girlie bars, but there are also lots of regular girls who aren't prostitutes but keen on meeting foreigners for a fling. Hundreds of lonely and horny modern city girls go looking online for sex with visiting or resident Westerners, no strings attached. They aren't expecting money or a boyfriend and haven't been with scores of other men. The best place to meet these girls is on Adult Friend Finder, where there are thousands of registered Filipino female members.

The Manila bar girls scene

Bars usually open at around 21:00 on weekdays, but during the weekends, they can go on as early as 18:00. Picking out a decent bar is crucial to whether you’re going to have a good night or not. Check out the building. Is it too old? Are there cockroaches creeping out? Are there even air-conditioners? (There better be, as Manila heat can be disorienting).

The look of the building tells you a lot about what kinds of bar girls you’ll meet there and the rates/prices. Another tip is to check out the other customers. Are you the only foreigner in there? If yes, then find another place because if you’re the only foreigner, you’re the only one they’re going to milk money from. It can get expensive.

When going to bars, it is best to remove any jewellery or watches. Valuables are likely to be ‘misplaced’ and you’ll probably never find them again. Now, if the place looks good (usually newer buildings with tarpaulins printed with pictures of their attractive bar girls), then be ready with some cash.

Different bars have different selling points. Some have KTV’s – either a big room with one TV where you can sing out loud or more private rooms with individual karaoke where you can also take a bar girl. You have the choice of taking the girl out if you weren’t satisfied in the confines of the private KTV room.

Other bars have large dance floor areas and a stage where bar girls can put on a sexy dance show; sometimes, they do peek-a-boos. Remember that Manila bar girls are not limited to the dancers – you can also pay the bar fine for the girls who greet you by the door, or even the waitresses.

So, which bar is the best place to go to? The safest one with reasonable prices is the EDSA Entertainment Complex (Open: 19:00-02:00; Pasay City) – a building with about eight or so bars inside. The bars are not too high-end like the ones in Makati or Quezon City, but also not too sleazy and too cheap like most bars in Ermita.

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