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.
1802 Maria Orosa Street, (Maria Orosa & Nakpil Street), Malate, Manila | map
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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.
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1739 Maria Orosa Street, Manila | map
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.
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Located in the heart of Malate, occupying the buildings and courtyard that used to be home to BED Manila, Destination : Heaven is now the home of four new venues – Red Banana, Zinc, Mint and Azzul.
Heaven Courtyard (corner of Orosa & Nakpil Streets), Malate, Manila | map
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Audience Rating: 3.0 stars from 3 votes - Click to vote
Relatively new addition to the Malate gay nightlife. This gay cocktail bar and nightclub is 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. Gets very busy on the weekends.
2/F Heaven Courtyard (corner of Orosa & Nakpil Streets), Malate, Manila | map
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Weekday opening times: 19:00 - 05:00
Weekend opening times: 19:00 - 05:00
Audience Rating: 3.0 stars from 1 votes - Click to vote
Music bar located within the Destination Heaven courtyard on Orosa Street. ZINC offers a wide selection of tasty food and drinks and plenty of live music performances.
Very friendly and welcoming staff.
3/F Heaven Courtyard (corner of Orosa & Nakpil), Malate, Manila | map
| facebook | +63 2 354 2199 |
Audience Rating: 4.0 stars from 1 votes - Click to vote
If you fancy taking a break from the Red Banana or ZINC, then head for Azzul.
Located on the third floor of Destination Heaven, this alfresco rooftop restaurant/bar has a distinctive Mediterranean vibe with views of Manila’s ever-expanding skyline.
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
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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.
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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, offering nonstop entertainment every night. Formula 690, which opened in 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 and 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.
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).