Sheez, Manila is supposed to be Asia’s “friendliest city” and when we say friendly, it means gay. And what could be gay-er than a visit to a gay bar!! 😛 I’ve brought a few foreign friends here and the most memorable part of their visit is not the hanging out in Makati’s ritzy malls nor the sumptuous buffets in Manila’s Chinese restos. No…. not even the calesa rides in Intramuros or roaming the length of Baywalk and Luneta. The highlight always is the trip to the gay bar where (aherrmm) pretty, sexy and independent women like us ogle at well-endowed men in their
full naked glory.
” At least I know now why men patronize those girlie bars,” my well-heeled LA-based Chinese friend Charlene told me one night, in between drinking a San Miguel Beer Light and staring at a young man performing on stage. He was no more than 20.
The operation of these bars couldn’t be possibly described as clandestine as they are located in the major thoroughfares of Manila and Quezon City. My favorite (I mean the only one I’ve been to, heheh) is White Bird along Roxas Boulevard. Yay! It would be so naive to think that these establishments do not enjoy the protection of City Hall and the police. In fact, I was able to discover this bar because a police reporter friend of mine gave our group of six free entrance (at P200 per head, it was quite a lot already, but still a lot cheaper than if you patronize similar bars in Asia )
From the last time I visited a year ago, it seems the client mix of WB changed already. For sure, there are now quite a number of Korean women mixing with local matrons and gays. It seems the show too has become “wholesomer,” owing to the fact that there has been a few raids in the place. Howell, Ajay was actually cringing at the fact that the cops would come barging in while she was staring at Mr. Gigolo in tiger-print briefs, lol. I could probably abuse my newspaper and claim journalistic/ tourist guide immunity.
Between us girls (and gays), the guys at WB are really well-built and good-looking. My foreign friends agree so too.
The uninitiated may ask: what happens in this gay bar? I would like to believe that the shows are “artistic” to say the least 😛 since the men do not really go all out and if some manage to flash their assets, this is toned down by the lighting effects. At one point, a male dancer entered the stage already fully erect and my ever-curious female friend naturally muttered: “he takes some kind of drug so he can be like that, doesn’t he?” to which the funny gay bouncer Greta replied: “hindi, lotion lang yan (that’s only lotion)” lol.
As we saw that some of the matrons were calling the dancer they liked to their table and buying him drinks, I asked Greta (stupid of me) what happens then and she said: “Puwede mo siyang amuy-amuyin at haplos-haplusin (you can smell and cuddle him.)” Hahaha. It was a funny experience actually, especially as during the intermission, they featured gay impersonators. Somebody was lipsynching Jennifer Lopez and I thought “she” looked the part, until she came up close to us and I could see her pimple holes…aaargh.
But then again, I have the sympathy for the young boys drawn to the trade to support their studies, their family or some other reasons. I wonder what kind of life awaits them, same with their women counterparts, just because life is hard in these islands. What remains is that everything happens in Manila , the city that never sleeps. I bet there are worse shows elsewhere, and we haven’t even seen them yet.
oh..gotta check that out when i go to manila,hmmm…
paki check ajay if you can access na my site please? thess unblocked na the said IP already. thanks!
At last, hurrah, alleluia!! I can access your site now sachi… and vedy nice USA pics, btw. Cheers my friend:wink:
nag white bird ka pala ha. ahahahha
Jerome Daclison says
guuuurrlll! would you believe me if i say that i havent been to a gay bar before? it’s true! but it is a true gender shift of power when women “ogle” at men. my friends said that there’s this gay bar in quezon ave called gigolo where the main feature is a macho dancer named, mr. huge. honey, they said when you see mr. huge, all you will ever say is: “move over, girls. i’m gonna go nadia comaneci on all of you and swing away.” (rolls in laughter)
Jerome Daclison says
mali yung syntax ng “would you believe…” sentence… 😕
mmm might send my hubby with the boys so i can have time with the girls ahahay!- gee Manila have kept up with the times. thanks, ajay- look forward to the next part.
Ahaa talaga Eric, hahaha…
I can’t believe it Jerome, but coming from you, I have to:lol:
Exciting ‘to Vicky..one thing you shouldn’t miss, with hubby’s permission may be. Regards:smile:
kelan tayo punta dyan? ahahaha
ahihi Ajay, nakapunta ka na pala dyan 🙂 MY friend owns that place nga… and may kapatid na yan, yung Wilfredo’s Place (para naman sa men looking for women/girls) along Zobel Roxas 🙂
hehehehehe ive been to one long time ago… college pa. all girls din w/ a gay friend 🙂
there are alot of other gay bars ” macho dancer bars ” in manila similar to white bird check pinkmanila.com and they have a list of updated “:macho dancers bars in quezon city and malate area.
I perfer visit Manila among 1-13Dec2009, someone can tell me where can i watch the male (underwear )model show and how can i go to the place like the movie (Havenly touch) find a boy for comfortable…?
Peter Zegers says
Hey everyone I hope to be there if im there in manila.Im in manila up 3 may 2011 so I hope to be ever to looks in gaybars .I dont know where in manila but I hope to see it al if im there in may.
Bye Bye : Peter.
Guys balak ko sana magwork sa whitebird to support my studies 🙁 i nid a mamasang u can add me on fb firstname.lastname@example.org tnx