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Manila Nightlife: Best Clubs and Bars in 2017

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Manilla nightlife is one of the best in Asia: Clubs and bars are crowded almost every night of the week. Pretty girls are everywhere, alcohol is cheap and foreigners are welcome.

This review will cover everything you need to know about partying in the whole Metro Manila, a huge urban area which is made of several cities including Manila, Makati, Pasay, Taguig and Quezon City.

I will answer the following questions: Why choosing Manila? Where to stay and party? What are the best clubs and bars in Manila? Where to meet Filipino girls? Where are the red light districts, massage parlours, strip clubs and gogo bars? 

If you need more information or if you feel I missed something, please just leave a comment below at the end of the review.

Is Manila Recommended for Party?
I would recommend Manila nightlife for the following reasons:

- Cheap prices for alcohol, entrance fees and taxis: Even high-end nightclubs like Revel only charge  a 10$ entrance with 2 strong drinks included. You can easily get yourself drunk for 30 dollars in Manila, which is the price for one cocktail in some bars in Singapore.
- Foreigner-friendly: English is spoken everywhere in Manila, even by security guards or taxis. Filipinos are open-minded and easy-going. Dress codes are almost never implemented.
- Girl-friendly hotels: There are no issues with bringing girls back to your hotel in Manila.
- Rather easy to meet pretty girls that are not prostitutes: While prostitution is big in Manila with several red light districts, you also have a great dating and flirting scene with normal local girls.
- Clubs and bars open late and every day: You can go out any night of the week in Manila, you'll always find a crowded bar or nightclub. Sunday nights can be spent in B-Side, Mondays in ZZYZX and Tuesdays in Privé. The rest of the week is busy almost everywhere. There are no real curfews: Many clubs close at 6am, a few keep going until 8am.

There are a few negative sides about Manila though. The city is still developing and you won't see the kind of sophisticated bars and clubs as you would in Singapore, Bangkok or Jakarta (except maybe for Chaos). 

Hotels are usually a bit more expensive than elsewhere in Southeast Asia and their quality is average. The internet is terrible, even when advertised as being fast. During the day, you may spend a lot of time in traffic (not as much as in Jakarta anyway). There is a metro but it is packed and hot. The food is not great unless you are a fan of junk food/American food.

If you are into paid sex, be aware that Manila is rather expensive too: Bar fines can reach almost a 100$!. Finally, security is an issue but it is quite exaggerated in my opinion. As long as you stay in safe neighborhoods  and use reputed taxi companies, you are not particularly at risk.

Where to Party in Manila?
Metro Manila is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. You cannot visit everything in one night of course.

The nightlife is active in the following areas, by order of personal preference:

- Makati is the first business district in Metro Manila and it is home to many expatriates. It is the most interesting place for party because there are both high-end clubs and bars + a lively red light district. It is also centrally located with many options for hotels and apartments. Go to Makati Avenue for coffee shops/bars/clubs, P Burgos Street for gogo bars and brothels and near Havana Café in Greenbelt 3 for freelancers.

- Bonifacio Global City (BGC or The Fort) is a newer business district that currently competes with Makati. It is more modern and attracts younger Filipinos and expats. It is built on a grid, meaning it's easy to go from one place to another. It's probably the safest area in Metro Manila. Accommodation is hard to find, especially in the budget segment. Go to The Fort Strip or to The Palace for trendy bars and clubs.

- Ermita/Malate are two districts of Manila located next to each other near the Manila Bay. They attract budget travelers, backpackers, tourists and Koreans/Japanese businessmen. It is also where most government buildings are. The area can be considered a red-light district with its Korean-style karaokes and its pubs with freelance prostitutes. You also have some street prostitution and a few popular expat bars. Go to Adriatico and nearby streets.

- Quezon City is actually the most populated city in the Philippines, before Manila. It is very authentic, mostly residential, with at least 10 good nightclubs, dozens of bars and a few karaokes/massage parlours. The crowd is usually young and almost 100% local. Prices are low. There used to be a red light area with naked striptease but it was closed down by the Mayor a few years ago. You can go to Tomas Morato Avenue, Timog Avenue, Quezon City Avenue and Cubao X (for hipsters).

- Pasay/Parañaque are two municipalities located around the airport, south of Manila. It is not the most recommended area except if you are looking for sex. In particular, you have the EDSA International Entertainment Complex, a sort of smaller local version of Nana Plaza with 6 bars lined up next to each other. You also have a few bordellos and gogo bars scattered around, for instance Universe Strip Club or Air Force One KTV. Finally, this is where the mall City of Dreams is located, with its 2 luxury nightclubs (Pangaea and Chaos).

You have secondary nightlife areas like in the Ortigas Business District (Metrowalk). The ambiance there is good natured with live music and families. 

Best Nightclubs in Metro Manila
I have written reviews about each nightclubs in Manila and Quezon City. You can find the full articles here: Best Nightclubs in Manila and here: Best Nightclubs in Quezon City.

I list here my 11 favorites starting with the best. I usually go clubbing with 1 or 2 persons maximum so I tend to prefer when there is a dancefloor, a nice bar area and where it is easy to meet new people.

1) Black Market
The current trendy club in Manila among expats and hip Filipinos. Music is anything but EDM. Lots of pretty girls but not so easy to chat with them.

2) Valkyrie
Located in The Palace in Bonifacio Global City, it is huge and modern with a great party atmosphere. If you are new in Manila, Valkyrie is my first recommendation as you can meet girls easily. It is also connected to the Pool Club and Revel.

3) Chaos
Chaos is located in the mall/casino City of Dreams. It looks neat with a perfect sound system and high-end crowd. It is best enjoyed if you book at least a small table near the dancefloor.

4) Time
This small underground nightclub is famous for staying open until late in the morning. It has also the best DJs playing techno, minimal and electro-tech. Many expats.

5) Prime
Located in Quezon City, about 30 minutes from Makati without traffic, Prime is worth a visit if you want to experience another side of Manila nightlife: Younger, cheaper and more relaxed.

6) Revel
Revel is crowded with 30+ years old executives and expats. It could be a fantastic club but there is almost no dancefloor so unless you book a sofa, you don't really feel comfortable. It is connected to Valkyrie and The Pool Club. Easy for meeting girls.

7) Pangaea
Pangaea is the sister nightclub of Chaos in City of Dreams. It is rather intimate with a low ceiling and an NY-underground vibe (though it is a luxury place). They play mostly Rn'B.

8) Privé
Maybe the most exclusive nightclub in Manila, it is located in the Fort in BGC. You have a good crowd of expats and rich Filipinos. Some celebrities as well. They have a popular retro night every Tuesday.

9) Gramercy 71
Located on the 71st floor of the Gramercy tower in Makati, you have an indoor and an outdoor area with a nice view over Manila.

This little club in Malate is packed every night of the week. Though targeting mostly Koreans, it is still one of my favorite places for party in Manila, especially on weekdays. You have a lot of pretty girls but 90% of them are freelance prostitutes.

11) URBN
URBN is more like a pub turned nightclub after midnight. Located next to the Fort Strip, it is considered to be a pick-up joint by many expats.

Clubs usually close around 5am-6am. If you want to keep going after that, you can go to Time, LA Café (open 24-hour with many freelance prostitutes) or Bronx (also a bar with working girls).

Best Bars in Metro Manila
You have hundreds of bars in Manila, from low-class joints in working-class neighborhoods to luxury rooftop bars in Makati.

I listed a few of them here: Best Bars in Manila.

Among my favorites, I like Cable Car, Borough, El Chupacabra and Draft. They are busy, they serve food and they get you all pumped up before party.

There are some more sophisticated venues targeting mainly expats and high-class Filipinos. The best ones are Hooch, famous for its cocktails, and Finders Keepers (next to Black Market).

Speakeasies are so trendy in Manila that it is kind of ridiculous to see so many bars having the same concept. Finders Keepers is the best. The other good ones are The Curator, ABV (Alcohol by Volume) or Blind Pig.

If you need alternative/hipster places, you can visit Today X Future and Fred's Revolucion in Quezon City (Cubao X). B-Side in Makati is great on Sundays for reggae lovers.

Manila is one of the best places in Southeast Asia for live music. You can listen to any genre in hundreds of bars, but these are the current top spots:

Rock Music: Craft, The Brewery @ The Palace, Handlebar
Oldies/Retro: Strumm's
Indie Rock/Acoustic: 12 Monkeys, Saguijo, Tomato Kick, Route 196
Jazz, World Music, Reggae: Tago, The Bar @ 1951, B-Side

Where to Meet (Normal) Filipino Girls?
Filipino girls are very friendly and they are interested to meet with foreigners. Most are quite religious though (Catholic), and living with their families. For this reason, one night stands and hook-ups are not that common unless you go to the right clubs and bars.

A good idea is to download a few dating apps like Tinder, Badoo or Skout. If you are more a laptop person, you can also visit FilipinoCupid. If you fill your profile with an honest, witty description and nice pictures, you should get a fair number of matches.

The big problem with those apps is that most girls are looking for expats who actually live in the Philippines. If you are in Manila for a few days only, they will see you as a tourist hungry for casual sex and they hate that. Those girls might be ok to meet with you, but they will act cold and they will make you waste your time. Personally, I filter girls to meet only the ones who enjoy going to clubs and who drink alcohol. Girls who don't like those are usually uptight and still looking for their Prince Charming. Avoid at all cost unless you're looking for a wife.

If you are looking for one night stands, then clubs and bars are probably your best options. You can either invite a date from a Tinder/Badoo or find someone directly there.

If you are an expat, I would say your best chances to meet with a Filipino girl are in the following venues: ValkyrieChaosRevelPangaeaPrivéURBN and Paradis. Quezon City is a bit more difficult compared to Manila nightlife because girls are not used to be approached by foreigners. You may try Guilly's there.

Gogo Bars, Striptease, Red Light Districts, Massage Parlours:
There is a lot of prostitution in Manila (though less than in the city of Angeles). For foreigners, you have 3 main red light districts:
- P Burgos Street in Makati (mostly gogo bars, massage parlours and street prostitution) - Beware, there is also a Burgos street in Manila but it's not the right one.
- EDSA Entertainment Complex in Pasay: A similar, yet cheaper alternative to Burgos
- Malate/Ermita: A mix of everything from street prostitutes, Korean KTVs, spas and freelance bars

In the past 10 years, the local governments of some municipalities have put pressure on venues owners in an attempt to curb prostitution. This can be seen in Malate/Ermita and Quezon City where most gogo bars and naughty massage parlours have shut down. Police raids are rather common on such establishments.

You also have some very local places in working class neighborhoods but for safety reasons, I would strongly advise you to avoid unless you are familiar with the city.

In the past few years, a lot of the action has moved online, particularly on WeChat. The app is full of prostitutes and escorts that are quite easy to contact using the "Look Around" feature.

Massage Plus Plus:
In terms of quality, massage parlours in Manila cannot compare with those in Bangkok or Jakarta. They are mostly disguised brothels without a real massage. You usually pay for the room a certain amount and then pay a tip to the girl depending on the service. It is rather pricey: The decent ones will cost you at least 50$.

The most high-end massage parlour in Manila is probably Flight 168, which is attached to the KTV Air Force One. Several services are included there for a price starting 90$.

The best-value massage parlours plus plus in Metro Manila are located in Quezon City on Quezon Avenue. The famous ones are Kremlin, Wilderness and Pegasus.

Nuru massage / Thai Massage / Soapy are available in Starfleet in Parañaque, not too far away from the airport.

For 24 hour massage parlour in Manila, there used to be Palacio Don Pedro in Makati but it was shut down by the police.

Many street girls will offer you massage on the streets of Burgos in Makati. The quality is usually poor.

Gogo Bars:
Gogo bars in Manila are quite similar to those you can find in Bangkok in places like Soi Cowboy or Nana Plaza. The main difference is that prices are much higher, in particular for the bar fine which can reach between 50$-80$ in Burgos street. This does not include what you pay to the girl, usually another 50$. The best ones are Kojax, Ringside Bar (a kind of blowjob bar too which features Midget Boxing) and G-String (very friendly). More venues: Best Gogo Bars in Manila.

Some of the bars have rooms where you can have sex. I'll recommend Plan B for that. Price is the same as the bar fine + tip for the girl.

EDSA Entertainment Complex has cheaper prices, but the bars are not as numerous and the quality of girls is lower.

You can also look at my list of the Best Girlie Bars in Manila where I included all the gogo bars and the venues with a high proportion of freelancers.

In terms of striptease, there is only one place that I could find with full nudity in Manila. It is called Universe and it is located in Pasay. Horizon Gentleman's VIP Club has real pole dancing shows, Las-Vegas style, but the girls don't strip naked.

Some gogo bars in Burgos street are hotter than others. In particular, Bottoms Bar where ladies' drinks can create miracles and make bras disappear.

Karaoke and Digital KTV
Popular family karaokes in Manila include CenterStage (Pasay and Makati) or the chain Music 21 (several locations).

My guess is that you are more interested in sexy karaokes with hostesses and hot lady companions. In this case, most of them are in Ermita/Malate (Korean and Japanese). You also have a few in Burgos Street (Makati), in Quezon City and around the airport.

In Ermita/Malate, you can just walk on Adriatico, Mabini, Bocobos and Remedios street and you'll see a lot of of them with girls waiting outside in sexy dresses.

In general, you pay an entrance fee of 500PHP. This gives you access to free booze and food for a certain amount of time in the common area. The common area is quite similar to any bar with hostesses/bar girls except that you can sing. There might be a show sometimes (just singing). You can call the girl you like, chat with her and buy her ladies' drinks. You can also get some private time with her in a room, but this generally does not include anything sexual. The girl will usually give you her phone number and you can meet her outside for lunch or dinner. What happens next is just between you and her.

The famous ones are Room 526 (the most luxurious with the hottest girls), Subaru (but girls there are mostly interested with Japanese and Korean customers), Mysterious Lady Angel KTV Bar, Vogue KTV and Upstage.

KTVs in Malate rarely have bedrooms inside. If you want sex, you must go to other municipalities:

In Quezon City, check Classmate, Pegasus and Heartbeat.

Around the airport, the best one is Air Force One (next to the massage parlour Flight 168). You also have Liberty Island and Universe Strip Club. Other good places to check are Genie Magic KTV but it is far in Rizal municipality and East Asia KTV in Roxas. Some other names mentioned on internet are Studio 69 and Apeira but I cannot confirm if there are still open or not.
If you think I missed something in this Manila nightlife review about the best clubs and bars in the city, please leave a comment below!

Photo credit: Goks.

Top 30 Hottest Filipina and Pinay FHM Models

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
This ranking of the 30 Hottest Filipina FHM Models is a follow-up to one of my most read articles Top 20 Hottest Indonesian FHM Models.

I also wrote it after spending a few weeks trying Manila Nightlife. We often say that Indonesian girls look similar to Filipinas/Pinays but, as you can see below, they are actually rather different. They tend to look more "European" and to have a fairer skin. The country is less conservative as well so it is not rare for some of the models below to do nude or topless shots.

I took most photos from the girls' Instagram, Facebook or Twitter account. Here are the 30 girls, ranked in no particular order. Don't hesitate to add a name in the comment section below if you think I forgot someone.

About Dating Filipinas and Pinay Girls
If you are interested to meet with hot Filipinas, you can check the dedicated website Considering they have a huge database of 3,5m users, you always have at least a thousand girls connected at any time. Many of which are looking to meet and marry a Western guy. You will be surprised how even a 40 years old guy can match with cute 20 years old Pinay girls.

The website is free but I recommend you to upgrade to the premium features (it costs just 25$ per month). You can sign up and browse to the girls profiles before making your decision anyway. You can use this link: Filipino Cupid - Sign Up.

If you are familiar with the great dating site Thai Friendly, you should know they also have one in the Philippines. It is called Pina Love and you can register here if you want to see the girls pictures: Pina Love - Sign Up.

AJ Sachi
Born in 1989, AJ Sachi is from Manila. She was FHM Babe on August 2012. She has some plastic surgery done and she did some nude shoots.

Instagram: ajsachi

Nicole Alexandria
She is certainly one of the hottest FHM models of all-time in the Philippines. She was the FHM 100% Hottie in January 2014 and appeared in several male magazines since, sometimes semi-nude. She is half Malaysian and she has been modeling since she was 15.

Lhea Bernadino
The 20 year-old model is one of the country's most beautiful women. She has already done some topless pictures and she is a ring girl for the Asian MMA competition PXC. Her first photoshoot with FHM was in 2013 when she was just 18.

Instagram: lheabernardino

Sam Pinto
Sam Pinto is a model who appeared on several ads on print and TV. She became famous as a participant of Pinoy Big Brother in 2010 and then she has been a regular in several other shows, sitcoms and movies. She was voted twice the Sexiest Women in the Philippines by FHM. She was born in 1989.

Instagram: sampinto

Ellen Adarna
Ellen Adarna was born in 1988 and she has been modeling for over 10 years already. With her perfect face, she was in the Top 10 finalists of the FHM Sexiest Filipinas for 5 years in a row. She is also an actress who appeared in over 30 movies and telefilms.

Instagram: maria.elena.adarna

Solenn Heussaff
30 year-old Solenn is mixed French (by her dad) and Filipina. She has done a bit of everything from TV hosting, reality shows, acting, modeling, singing, designing and painting. She was FHM cover girl in March 2011.

Instagram: solennheussaff

Crizelda Roberts
Born in 1996, 20-year old Crizelda is one of the most pretty Filipina girls I've ever seen. Not only that, she has a slim, tight body with a beautiful cleavage. She was featured on FHM magazine when she was just 18 as "New Crush".

Twitter: crizeldaroberts

Cindy Miranda
The super slim and classy Cindy was crowned Miss Filipina Tourism in 2013 (Binibining). Born on December 18th, 2013, she also appeared on the reality show Big Brother. She was the cover girl of FHM magazine on October 2015.

Instagram: mscindymiranda

China Roces
China Roces was born in Makati in January 1993. She is a smart girl who is a radio host on several popular shows in the Philippines. She is also an actress and model. She appeared in FHM in June 2014.

Instagram: chinaroces

Shane Ramos
Born in 1990 in Bulacan, she was FHM's January 2016 New Crush and Girl of the Month. A girl-next-door kind of beauty, she has been doing mostly modeling on motor shows and expositions until now.

Instagram: shaneramos14

Ann Mateo
Originally from Quezon City where she was born in 1993, Ann was FHM New Crush in May 2015. She does mostly product endorsing for a living.

Instagram: annbmateo

Maica Palo
She was FHM online Babe in February 2014 at 21 and FHM Idol in January 2016. I don't really like the face, but the rest is pretty awesome.

Instagram: maicapalo

Kim Domingo
Half French and half Filipino, Kim is a model and endorser for several products. She made the front page of FHM magazine in December 2015.

Instagram: therealkimdomingo

Alex Moreno
Openly a lesbian, she declared that she never slept with a man and that she was still technically a virgin. Men still love her apparently as she has done already 4 shoots with FHM!

Instagram: ladykisser082

Ashley Cayuca
She is the hot girlfriend of the basketball player Chris Lutz and the mother of a son. She is beautiful with sexy curves. She has at least 2 visible tattoos.

Facebook: ashley.cayuca

Aiko Climaco
Aiko Climaco was born in Quezon City in 1989. She appeared several times on the pages of FHM in 2014 and 2015. She is a popular figure in the Philippines as a part of the show Banana Sundae. She was also a singer in the band SexBomb Girls.

Instagram: aikolicious06

Kookai Sarmiento
The FHM 100% Hottie from August 2014 had the great idea to do some nude and topless shoots that can easily be found on Google. She still do some modeling and she is the owner of Habits by Kookai beauty salon.

Instagram: kookiisarmiento

Jahziel Manabat
Pinay model Jahziel is hot beyond reasonable. She usually makes sure in her photos that you can see her enormous rack. If she became a pornstar, she'd probably be world-famous overnight. She actually did a few topless and semi-nude shots. She was born in 1987 in Quezon City and was a participant in the reality TV show Pinoy Big Brother (2011).

Instagram: zajruiz

Abby Poblador
Abby sparked a controversy and generated a lot of interest after she publicly declared having "anal sex" with her lover, an executive in the Philippines Basketball Association. Apart from arousing almost every Filipinos, she is also a model, a playmate, a dancer and she made several appearances on TV. She did several nude pictures too.

Danielle Castaño
One of the most famous girls on this list, she is half American and half Filipino. She has been doing everything including TV, films, reality TV and modeling. She is also a beauty queen who went to the Miss World competition in 2008.

Twitter: lovedanicastano

Nina Saputil
Primarily a DJ, Nina Saputil was featured in FHM in March 2015 and August 2015 as an FHM Idol. She may have done some plastic surgery.

Instagram: iamdjnina/

Liza Soberano
The insanely gorgeous Liza Soberano just turned 18 in January 2016 and she already has a long career as an actress and model. She is half-American and she was born in California. 

Instagram: lizasoberano

Angela Gabrielle
Angela did the world a favor by doing some topless shoots that I won't post here but that you can easily find on internet. She is a small-sized Pinay hottie with a cute face who was FHM Model in November 2013.

Facebook: dubidudumdummm

Tricia Santos
Born in 1995, Tricia is a multi-talented woman who first rose to fame by appearing in the local version of Big Brother's reality TV show. She then became a university volleyball player and was featured in the online version of FHM in March 2015 as New Crush.

Andrea Torres
Andrea Torres is widely considered as one of the sexiest actresses in the Philippines. Her face is average so I think it mostly has to do with her generous boobs. She was born in 1990 and she has been in over 20 movies and TV shows so far. She was twice finalist of the FHM Top 100 Sexiest Women in 2014 and 2015. She was a runner-up to Jennylyn Mercado on that year.

Instagram: andreaetorres

Ritz Azul
More a cutie than a hottie, Ritz Azul is still very sexy, particularly if you look at her generous bra size (maybe a result of surgery?). She is very popular on TV and she appeared on dozens of shows since 2011. She was featured 3 times in the rankings of FHM sexiest Filipinas.

Instagram: ritz_azul

Maja Salvador
Maja Salvador is among the most famous actresses and models in the Philippines. Born in October 1998, she won the national award for Best Actress in 2011 for the movie Thelma. In total she has appeared in over 40 films and television shows. She also released two albums. Though not an FHM model, she was among the finalist of FHM Top 100 Sexiest Women twice.

Instagram: iammajasalvador

Micah Sosmeña
Micah is a beautiful girl with the body of a catwalk model. Currently working in the nightclub Valkyrie, she did shoots for FHM in May 2014 and September 2015. Her measurements are 32-24-33.

Instagram: itsmayka

Rachel Anne Daquis
Born in 1987, Rachel is a volleyball player who participated in the SE Asia Games while still a student. She was also a cover model for FHM in October 2014. She is thin, tall with beautiful legs and a cute face. She placed 8th in the Top 100 FHM models of 2015.

Instagram: rachdaquis13

Jennylyn Mercado
Though I'm not a huge fan, I must include Jennylyn Mercado here because she was voted FHM Sexiest Filipina Girl Alive in 2015. Born in 1987, she has been acting and singing for over a decade. She was 12 years in a row in the Top 20 Finest Filipinas rankings of FHM.

Instagram: mercadojenny

Ashley Vee
A super hot Pinay model currently living in the US. She has a huge following on her Instagram (almost 1 million people). She did a few implied nude shots and anyway, she rarely puts too much clothes on.

20 Famous Prostitute Bars in Luxury Hotels in Asia

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
If you are familiar with 5-star hotels in Asia, you know that they are often the best places to find freelance prostitutes in a particular city. Many will have a bar or a nightclub where working girls can offer their services without any problems. They are even encouraged to do so in some venues with free entrance and free drinks. The tolerance of the hotel managers/owners for prostitution activities within their walls may seem surprising. It is actually very logical and it can be explained easily.

First, most of the clients in these hotels are male who are traveling alone, usually for business purposes. For them, the availability of (paid) sex is the main reason they will choose a brand over another. Any hotel with a happening pick-up bar is guaranteed a high-level of occupancy.

Second, many clients prefer staying in hotels that have in-house bars because it is a sign they will be girl-friendly. They will feel more comfortable bringing a girl back to their room: That's what other guests do and the staff is used to it. In the morning, the same people won't feel too ashamed going to breakfast with a girl half their age and wearing a mini-skirt from the day before.

Finally, those bars are money-making machines: They are packed every night, particularly during week days because that's when business people are traveling. They can charge pretty much any prices they want since the expenses can be claimed to the company. And they draw an important crowd from outside, interested to meet with hookers and willing to spend hundreds of dollars on alcoholic drinks.

The famous 5-star hotel chains are rather discreet about all this. They are probably afraid that too much publicity would draw the ire of some feminist groups. I'm doing a favor to the latter by listing below all the most famous prostitute bars and nightclubs in Asia that are located inside 5-star and luxury hotels. Note that this is not organized prostitution: All girls are freelancers who have no affiliation with the hotels. In some places, they make up for 95% of the total women crowd while in other they are a small minority.

I could not find much information for cities like Osaka, Tokyo, Taipei, Delhi and Mumbai. Please leave a comment below if there is a hotel bar you recommend there.

Dating Asian Girls
I've always found it was a waste of money to pay for sex in Asia considering how easy it is to date girls. This has never been more true today thanks to the number of dating sites in the region.

If you are interested to meet Asian girls from any nationality, you can check It is part of the group and features over 2,5m members. There are thousands of women online at anytime, and you'll be surprised to match even with much younger beauties.

The sign up is free and fast. You can immediately start checking profiles and try to match with girls. I recommend you to upgrade to the premium membership though as it will allow you to send an unlimited number of messages. Probably the best 25$ you'll ever spend. To register and view the girls, you can click here: Asian Dating - Sign Up.

Intercontinental Hotel - Mixx Discotheque
This Bangkok nightclub is one of the most popular in the city. There are 2 dance floors, one with hip-hop and one with EDM. Very expensive but pretty escorts everywhere, among which many are Russian.

Grand Hyatt Erawan - Spasso (CLOSED)
You will find here classy escorts asking for 150$-200$ for sex. Clients are mostly white male above 40. Live band every night.

Climax is another famous freelance club but it is located in the basement of a mid-range hotel, Ambassador. More about Bangkok nightlife: 30 Best nightclubs in Bangkok.
Very crowded live music and DJ bar. It is unique to my knowledge in Asia for the number of prostitutes' nationalities. I would say you have girls from at least 20 countries on any given night. Most are Thai, Filipinas, Indonesian, Vietnamese and Chinese. Many African girls as well.

Cé La Vi on top of Marina Bay Sands has always some prostitutes too.

Two bars in Jakarta get most of the business crowd in the city. CJ's is more expensive and popular with an Arab, Chinese and Indian crowd while BATS is full of European, Australian and American executives. Both have dozens and dozens of working girls and live music every night of the week.

Shangri La Surabaya - Desperados
One of the few bars with foreigners in Surabaya, you'll find local live music, steaks and several friendly prostitutes. It is laid-back and fun, just like the rest of the city.

Kuala Lumpur
Hilton KL: Zeta Bar
Crowded with expats, this bar is the best place in KL for live music. You also have many women, most of them above 30 and a few prostitutes too (Indonesian). More information: Read my guide about Kuala Lumpur Nightlife.

Caravelle Hotel - Saigon-Saigon Bar
Owned by the Vietnamese government, this rooftop bar always has some money-oriented women, especially on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. It is discreet though as you would expect in Vietnam.
You also generally have high-class Vietnamese escorts in the bars of the luxury hotel casinos such as Catwalk in New World Hotel Saigon. To access those places you must be a foreigner and bring your passport.

Previously called Palladium, this nightclub has a mixed crowd of both normal girls and prostitutes. It is not so crowded though except on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Though this is hardly the only hotel bar in Shanghai with escorts, it is a favorite because of the amazing view and sophisticated design. You also have a large tourist and expat women crowd.

One of the most famous pick-up bars in Beijing. Great for meeting pros and normal girls. Rooftop location with live music every night. Beware of lady boys.

W Guangzhou: Fei Ultralounge
This trendy club has a foreign cover band every night playing top 40 songs. They usually have some semi-pros looking for wealthy foreigners sitting at the bar.

Grand Hyatt Seoul - JJ Mahoney's Seoul
This club has existed for years and it is still very popular with foreigners. Though most girls are not professional, you can always find a few ladies asking between $300 and $500 for a night in your room.

The Venetian Macau - Bellini and MGM Macau - Lion's Bar
Both are similar: Expensive, inside 5-star hotels, next to the casinos, with good live bands and many tourists. 

Parkroyal Yangon by PanPacific - Club 5
This is probably the best place in all Myanmar to hook up with beautiful local girls. Their number is limited by the management to only 20 per night so it's better to go there early.

This popular nightclub is mostly crowded with Burmese but you have some expats and tourists as well. Gorgeous girls available for a cheap price.

Sedona Hotel - Ice Bar
This bar is similar to Club 5 but less crowded. It is popular with businessmen from neighboring Asian countries. Live music every night.

Phnom Penh
Naga World Hotel and Casino - Darlin' Darlin'
The most expensive nightclub in Phnom Penh, it is next to the casino and mostly crowded with Japanese guests. Girls are very pretty but pricey.

Hong Kong
LKF Hotel by Rhombus - Azure
Chic rooftop bar that also serves food. Quiet during the week, it is better to go after midnight.

A reader also mentioned the Peninsula Hotel HK with Felix au Peninsula Bar.

Do you think I forgot to mention a famous pick-up bar? Maybe I should add a few other cities? Please leave a comment below to help me complete this list!