Manila Gay Bars

The city’s main gay nightlife is in Malate area in Manila City, although more gay bars have opened in other parts of Metro Manila.

Malate

Malate district is located at the southern end of Manila City, bordered by Manila Bay to the west and Ermita district to the north. Some of the city’s best gay nightlife can be found near the intersection of Maria Y. Orosa St and Julio Nakpil St.

Chélu

1802 Maria Orosa Street, (Maria Orosa & Nakpil Street), Malate, Manila | map

| facebook | +63 2 708 5471 |

Weekday opening times: 21:00 - 04:00

Weekend opening times: 21:00 - 07:00

Audience Rating: 4.3 stars from 3 votes - Click to vote

Popular gay bar, grill and late-night dance club in the Malate gay area.

Features: bar, music, dancing (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | Updated: 04-03-2015

Latest user reviews:

  1. “The owner of Chelu has organized a street party for this coming Friday. Entry is just 50 pesos. There will be plenty of entertainment and lots of friendly people. It is a safe environment. If you want to visit but do n...”

    David on 12-09-2013 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  2. “Friendly mixed bar in Malate--reasonably priced drinks, decent food and friendly people. Good disco inside or sit outside and chat to new or old friends. Good place to meet the guy of your dreams.”

    David on 11-22-2013 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  3. “I love this place. This is where I usually go to unwind after a stressful day from work <3 you dears”

    Jasper on 05-18-2013 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

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The Library Malate

1739 Maria Orosa Street, Manila | map

| website | facebook | +63 2 522 2484 |

Audience Rating: 3.5 stars from 2 votes - Click to vote

The Library is a bit of a Malate institution.  This comedy bar & restaurant has been entertaining crowds for almost 30 years with a fabulous combination of camp comedy and divas banging out hit after hit.

The audience is mixed in every sense of the word.  Locals, tourists, gay, straight – all enjoy nightly shows of good, clean fun.

Features: bar, restaurant, cabaret show (酒吧, 餐厅, 歌舞表演) | Updated: 04-03-2015

Latest user reviews:

  1. “It was a real mix of people on a Friday night. Most women and mostly straight. Show was to long. It was like a play production. The club next store was more fun FAB and it was all gay.”

    Mike on 03-31-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

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Red Banana – CLOSED
Red Banana – CLOSED
Red Banana – CLOSED
Red Banana – CLOSED

Red Banana – CLOSED

Heaven Courtyard (corner of Orosa & Nakpil Streets), Malate, Manila | map

| facebook | +63 2 354 2199 |

Audience Rating: 3.0 stars from 3 votes - Click to vote

CLOSED.  Gay cocktail bar & nightclub – part of the Destination Heaven complex, located opposite Chélu Bar.

Red Banana features great Burlesque-style cabaret shows and hot go-go dancers.  Friendly staff and customers.

Features: bar, music, dancing (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | Updated: 04-03-2015

Latest user reviews:

  1. “Seems this placed closed due to a conflict with its management and the landlord. Don't try to go. There's nothing there.”

    Joe on 02-28-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

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Metro Manila

O Bar

Ortigas Home Depot, Doña Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Manila | map

| facebook | +63 919 996 4154 |

Weekday opening times: Wed-Fri 21:00 - 06:00

Weekend opening times: 21:00 - 06:00

Audience Rating: 3.4 stars from 19 votes - Click to vote

Audience Awards     2014
4 Star Winner

The ever-popular O Bar, now at the Ortigas Home Depot in Pasig City.  Expect plenty of fun, good-looking crowd, reasonably-priced drinks and a fabulous shows by drag queens and go-go dancers.

Busiest on Friday and Saturday.  Look for the recognizable pink “O” sign.

Features: bar, music, dancing, cabaret show (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 歌舞表演) | Updated: 04-03-2015

Latest user reviews:

  1. “OBar's current new cover charge rate is 400 (for Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays). It is inclusive of 3 stubs for local beers/sodas/juices or a cocktail drink (which would already cost you all 3stubs)”

    Manila_ on 04-12-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  2. “I'm a local (Filipino) and a frequent going to this bar. First and foremost, it has recently transferred to a bigger venue to accommodate the number of patrons/customers going there every weekend. They've transferred to ...”

    Manila_ on 04-12-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  3. “Avoid at all times. The place is a rip off they want 650 peso before you get in the door and have to buy a minimum of outrageously priced drinks. The staff are rude! Don't go there!!!”

    Richard on 02-20-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

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The Formula 690 Entertainment Bar

27 Mother Ignacia Street, Quezon City, Manila | map

| facebook | +63 917 810 4690 |

Weekday opening times: 20:00 - 06:00

Weekend opening times: 20:00 - 06:00

Audience Rating: 4.0 stars from 14 votes - Click to vote

One of the first gay bars in Quezon City with nonstop entertainment every night.  Formula 690, (opened February 2012) features some of the hottest go-go dancers and aims to live up to its promise of “Real Men..Real Entertainment!”

The bar has an eye-catching pink & black façade and a state-of-the-art light & sound system and an array of gorgeous male models and top-calibre artists.

According to president and owner Wilbert Tolentino, Formula 690 aims to redefine gay entertainment gay bars and remove the stigma that they cater only for “flesh”.

“We put up Formula 690 to cater to customers seeking for good, clean fun – good-looking models never before seen in other bars and good, quality entertainment in one modern and beautiful place.  Precious hunks, non-stop entertainment in the finest venue…what more can you ask for?” said Wilbert, who is also a gay icon in his own right and the Founder and President of Fahrenheit Bar and Health Center.

Expect great performances from male group dancers, impersonators, sing-along comedians and other talented artists along with special events and one-of-a-kind pageants.

Located on Mother Ignacia Street opposite Moomba Restobar.

Features: bar, music, dancing, cabaret show (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 歌舞表演) | Updated: 04-03-2015

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King Machette Bar

Crosswinds Ocean Hotel, 3993 Airport Road, Baclaran, Parañaque, Manila | map

| facebook | +63 917 538 9522 |

Weekday opening times: 21:00 - 05:00

Weekend opening times: 21:00 - 05:00

Audience Rating: 3.8 stars from 5 votes - Click to vote

King Machette is a gay entertainment venue for those seeking good, clean fun in a modern KTV bar environment with free WiFi and karaoke facilities.

Expect good-looking models, great shows from male dancers, impersonators, singalong comedians and other talented performers, plus special events and one-of-a-kind competitions.

Located at Crosswinds Ocean Hotel in Parañaque (adjacent south of Pasay City).

Features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, cabaret show, free wi-fi (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 卡拉OK, 歌舞表演, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 04-03-2015

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