Apart from the novel about AC – there is not much info on this blog for Manila, PH. If one goes to AC there is only one thing to do and it aint work. You cannot even remotely fake it. AC is all about the puss and that’s it. I guess the eating as well but I generally don’t go to a destination just for the food. Point is if you say you are going to AC everyone assumes you a seeking p4p. No drama but it needs to be said but many people have to go to Manila and that is not a bad thing but you have to know where to go.
The place largely breaks down to these groups go-gos, freelance, massage/karaoke, online and clubs. As always please chime in to correct the details, or augment them or criticize. Let it be said – Manila is not Bangkok and never will be so get that out of your mind from the get go. It looks slummier and one would think it might be cheaper than Bangkok but it is not. Also – the taxi drivers suck. Best to know about how much you expect to pay or negotiate it upfront. They may start to use the meter but about 5 mins in they shut it off and then start quoting ridiculous prices. Reminds me of KL – I hate it.
There are 2 areas with go-gos. Most people only go to P. Burgos street. This is like 2 streets full of bars, go-gos and massage joints. Frankly other than Davinos which has Russian strippers – I find no reason to go to Burgos. In my opinion the drinking is not cheap, the girls are not that hot and the service is generally crappy. There are a few exceptions but even the notable exceptions are lacking on some nights with talent. Feel free to browse but if you are making any comparisons to BKK get ready for a major letdown. Pushy mamasans, no nudity and frankly not that many hotties. The music is good but in general the music across PH is better anyway. Clubs and so on included.
About the only reason to go to Burgos is this place: http://www.zigguratcuisine.com/
The other area with go-gos is EDSA complex. A small nana plaza like setup but there are only 5-6 bars but in general for go-gos I think they are better than burgos. Prettier girls, the go-gos are nice, less touts and the prices seem better. Drinks are cheaper and the barfine is like 1500 pesos and then anywhere from 1500-3000 pesos for the girl. About 3-4k baht though. Considering one can go to Cowboy and pay bar of like 600 baht and the girl 2000 baht – you can see that BKK is cheaper and higher quality.
There are 2 major freelance places that I know of. If there are others please add them in the comments. The most famous is probably LA Cafe in Ermita district. Like a big 2 story pub/bar with tons of girls, food and dance music. The downstairs is free and girls are not hassled for drinks. THe upstairs they charge 100 pesos to everyone. The idea is the better girls who have some coin or upstairs – this is what people say but I did not see much of a difference. The upstairs has a band which for me means to avoid it. There are a lot of girls and the model is like the beergarden in BKK – just walk around and pick one. It runs like 1500-2000 pesos for st/lt. Probably the cheapest of the options but frankly I did not see much worth going after but the average flip does not get my motor running and LA Cafe is not full of above average girls. However it is a scene and worth checking out.
The other spot is Havana Cafe which is across from the New World Makait hotel. It is in Greenbelt – a major shopping mall. As a sidenote cruising Greenbelt is fun and there are a lot of middle/upper class flips running around. To find Havana Cahe either go to the hotel and walk across or go to Greenbelt. Everyone knows where it is. Situated in a large outdoor area next to Starbucks there is outdoor seating and an indoor spot with a band and dance floor. The places stays open until 2am or 3am on some nights. It is a big FL meatmarket but the quality is better given the setting and the prices at the Cafe. Even if you are not pulling it is a fun place to people watch. You will see many mixed race flips here and they are fun to talk to. Met a girl who looked columbian, spoke 3 languages, could dance like shakira and was only asking about 2000 pesos. You won’t find this quality in Burgos or LA Cafe. The food and drinks are okay as well.
Just like in Thailand the locals won’t be found at Burgos, EDSA or the freelancer places. You will see them at Davinos in Burgos due to the Russian girls but the locals are not into the local dark skin girls – so just like BKK the locals are in the Karaoke joints or Massage places. This is by no means an exhaustive list.
Fusion massage is a normal oil type of place with HJ. Specializes in 2 girls. I had fun here.
Wilderness is okay – I think none of the massage/soapie places hold a candle to BKK but this is cheaper and has a better selection of talent than the go-gos. There are tons of KTV places that have massage and I am sure some real lookers.
As an FYI there are ways to get the models that fool around for money. This will set you back about 15-20k pesos. Still looking into this.
In general I don’t like Karaoke but the one thing that is nice about Karaoke in Manila is all the girls love to sing, they wear lingerie if you pay extra and tend to get very frisky. This place is one example: http://pharaoh.ktvphil.com/. You get a room, pick some girls, pay to get them in see through nighties, buy drinks and watch them sing whilst you play with them. Just about anything goes with money and the quality is high. Some of the youngest, sexiest girls I remember in p4p in manila came from the karaoke joints.
The girls are all online in PH. So get on Date in Asia or Tagged and work it. Easy to find girls willing to meet up.
Throughout Quezon City, The Fort area and Makati there are clubs. Tabu in Makati is cool and Tuesday nights is model night. The Embassy in the Fort is cool but I have not been and people talk about Jills as well. There are tons of clubs so best to ask around for what which is happening. Dress up a bit for the clubs or expect to be totally ignored.
In general Manila is no Bkk but nothing is. However it can be a fun time if you get stuck there but not sure I would make a trip to Manila over Bkk if I was just into the p4p.
ps. As a sidenote there is supposedly some apartment/dormitory scene that people talk about but I have not seen. The taxis and a few reputable flips I know talk about it. But it is a place you go and talk to a manager who knows which girls are on the game and you choose to meet them in a hotel. Sounds a tad shady but he said there are some FL uni types. Hmmmm.
In Burgos a few times we would see an absolute stunner cruising with her pimp it would seem but was not sure the process and I don’t like pimps.