4 “rainbow-friendly” night spots in Manila

ATTENTION: LGBT peeps and heteros as well! Thinking of going out tonight? Are you looking for a place where you can express your sexuality and be comfortable being happy and gay? Or are you straight who wants to explore new places and get drunk in a new environment?

Well, here are the 4 places that I could suggest which are either built for gay people or have gay-friendly atmosphere. Plus, due to my great night out experiences and cute guys who frequent them (if you’re looking for a good aura hehe).

today-xPhoto courtesy from Today x Future Official Facebook Page

Today X Future

Today X (as me and my friends call it because it’s near from Cubao X) is a resto-bar and art gallery at the same time. They have artworks, music records, and books that you can view inside the place. There is a Cubao X shop-which-sells-vintage-items feels when you enter the place. They also feature artists with their art collection once in a while. It’s kind of small inside though they also set tables and chairs outside. Hippie customers frequent this place.

Address: 7-T Gen. Malvar St., Araneta Centre, Cubao, Q.C. 1109 Quezon City
Entrance fee: none
Table rates: none
Operating hours: Tuesday | 7 pm – 3 am
                                  Wednesday to Saturday | 7 pm – 4 am

o-barO Bar Divas. Photo from my gallery.

O Bar

O Bar has been the go-to place for 11 years of many gay patrons if they want to drink and party. I always end up having an awesome night in this bar because of the drag performers, ledge dancers, and great crowd. The drag performances are the best here in Manila plus the ledge dancers are all hot and handsome. You will get to meet new sets of people as well who are nice and fun to be with, that is if you are friendly and open for socialization. Yuppies and celebrities frequent this place.

Address: Ortigas Home Depot, Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas, Pasig City Manila
Entrance fee: P400* Wednesday & Thursday
                          P500* Friday to Sunday
                         *inclusive of 3 local drinks or one cocktail
Table rates: P4,000* good for 4-6 pax
                       P6,000* good for 6-8 pax
                      *exclusive of entrance fee
Operating hours: Wednesday to Sunday | 10 pm – 6 am

unit-27Photo courtesy from Unit 27 Bar+Café Official Facebook page

Unit 27 Bar+Cafe

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that Unit 27 is a gay place rather it is a gay-friendly place. Actually, the first time me and my friends went here, we were not expecting that we would get to see lots of gay people who go to this place. I have this friend, a girl, and she decided to celebrate her party here. She thought that she might get a boylet that night but to her surprise very few were straight ones.

Moreover, the crowd and music here are very pleasant. The place is very cozy and lovely. By 12 midnight, they put away the chairs in the bar area so it will be more spacious and I think also for the patrons to start getting the party feels. Yuppies and celebrities frequent this place.

Address: 26 Street corner Icon Bldg. Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Fort Bonifacio
Entrance fee: none
Table rates (3rd floor Bar): P5,000 for Cocktail table
                                                    P10,000 for Couch
Operating hours: Monday | 10 am – 10 pm
                                  Tuesday to Thursday | 10 am – 2 am
                                  Friday & Saturday | 10 am – 4 am
                                  Sunday | 10 am – 10 pm

raptureDJ rocking the Black Party last October. Photo from my gallery.

Rapture

This café bar is open to cater their patrons everyday. It has a comedy bar on the ground floor and KlubDude dance club on the second. The comedians here are excellent in singing and comedy acts. They will surely make you “rolling on the floor laughing.”

KlubDude opens by 12 midnight for the patrons to dance and party the night away. There are no chairs here, just cocktail tables. By that, you have no choice but to interact and dance with your friends or with your newly found acquaintances. The DJ booth is right in the middle and they play great music. Guests here are professionals.

As the happy regulars would say, you might find your special someone here. I believe them 🙂

Address: 903 Aurora Blvd. corner Harvard St. 0101 Quezon City
Entrance fee: None during weekdays
                          Friday & Saturday | P100 inclusive of 1 local beer
                          P200 if they have an event
Table rates: none
Operating hours: Open every night | 10 pm – 8 am

If I have written some wrong information, kindly write a comment or message me so I could correct them. Thank you very much.

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