Che’lu Bar

1802 Maria Orosa St, Manila, Philippines | map | directions

audience rating: Che’lu Bar, 4.3 out of 5 based on 21 ratings click to vote:
Rating: 4.3. From 21 votes.
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Che’lu is a popular, long-running gay bar & restaurant, and late-night dance club. One of a few remaining gay venues in Malate.

Open every night from 9pm.

weekday: 21:00 - 04:00

weekend: 21:00 - 07:00

venue: bar (酒吧) | features: bar, music, dancing (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | customers: gay

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last updated: 21-12-2017



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based on 7 reviews
  1. Fabulous

    “Thats the best place to be on Friday or Saturday night. You can drink, dance, chat, meet and flirt with pinoys. Pure gay. The show is more or less ok but lets just say that Philipinos dont really have it. Many foreigners as well. Lots of fun“


      on 22-11-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. good for having fun

    “The guy at the entrance was very friendly explaining how this bar works. It was Saturday night so I had to pay an entrance fee of 350 pesos including 3 coupons for a variety of local beer and a very funny show at 2.00h. Very good and friendly service. I enjoyed the night with all these friendly guests dancing to the world wide spanish hit from Puerto Rico.“

      on 03-09-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Rude Owner & Rude Staff

    “Having written a review directly after my experience at this bar I had many mistakes in my review and it was hard to follow. This is a summary of my review once again. The owner of this club likes to hang outside or inside with patrons, it's good he pays attention to his locals. The problem with this attentivness has drawbacks for him and the perception he gives to would be patrons. Not being a local to Manila and from Canada & US, I felt this owner gave me the impression that I'm undersirable to be in his bar. One thing he has to learn about running a bar is not to prejudge your patron regardless of his nationality or country of origin. My friend was curious to know if the bar was busy and didn't want to risk 200 pesos to enter so he had asked me to maybe ask the owner at the door if we can have a peek, he can accompany us. He flatly refused and told us to pay 200 pesos just so we can go in and according to him it was really busy. So we paid our entrance this comes with 3 coupons for local drinks. I don't order local beer so I don't have a use for this and being a visitor to Manila I am ready to spend money to enjoy the night. While we stood in our spot and my friends having fun with drinks, Ihad mine in hand. The owner goes upstairs instead of going around as the place was very busy and people are bumping into each other, the owner decided to walk in front of me and my friend. Having someone spill my drink on my shirt is very annoying and very disrespectful but coming to a bar and the owner does this to you? The owner had to go out of his way to bump into me just to hug a local patron for some stupid reason needed to bump into me to do it, no excuse me or sorry. I'm sure Chelu wont miss my patronage but I will also keep note of the fact that this bar is very unfriendly to Canadian and or US citizens, of course unless you're of caucasian or (white).“


      on 06-03-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Hot guys

      “Love it!“

        on 28-04-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Hard to believe

      “I have been to Che’lu many times and have had drinks with the owner a few times too. I don't know him personally (beside having a few drinks and chats) but he seemed like a very nice chap to me. Not saying that I don't believe you but my experience is surely different.“


        on 06-10-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?


    “Just yesterday we have been there (Thursday), we came around 1:30 am and there was many people inside. Entrance 100 php, but for this you get 1 beer.
    Around 1;45 started travestie show and it was really nice and funny.
    Good place for night drink ;)“


      on 13-11-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. Wonderful venue

    “Went last night and of course (being a Tuesday) it was empty but it had a really good feel to it and I am sure on weekends it is a hot place to be. The music was good and the drinks very reasonable. The staff were also very friendly and efficient.“


      on 04-11-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. Christmas Street Party Friday 13th December 2013

    “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 not know anyone just ask for Jeff, David or William and they will be happy to help.“

      on 09-12-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. Chelu Bar Napkil Street Malate

    “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.“


      on 22-11-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

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


      on 18-05-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

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