Honestly, if you want the best fun night out, you and your friends should definitely go to a gay bar. There are a ton of gay bars in Metro Manila that feature shows with drag queens and macho dancers! The girls, the gays, and the theys will have the best time of their lives watching spectacular lip sync and comedy performances of the talented drag queens and ogling at the hot shirtless dancers. We’re giving you flawless drag makeup, big wigs, and glamorous outfits adorned by hot men with hard and defined muscles. Join me as we go bar hopping through Metro Manila’s hottest LGBTQ clubs, bars, and drinking places!
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Gay Clubs in Metro Manila
RAMPA Drag Club
Location: 40 Eugenio Lopez Dr. Brgy. South Triangle, Quezon City
Operating Hours: 8:00 PM onwards – Wednesdays to Sundays
RAMPA Drag Club is co-owned by the Divine Divas from Drag Race Philippines season 1 winner, Precious Paula Nicole, Brigiding, and Vinas Deluxe with director and child-star, Ice Seguerra. RAMPA’s stage design is quite impressive, featuring an LED runway or catwalk that makes every drag performance a psychedelic experience. RAMPA’s drag queens called the RAMPA REYNAS are each super talented. Every performance was unique, polished, and full of surprises. My friends and I attended their grand opening last February 10, 2024 and we were thoroughly entertained throughout their entire show! Props to the RAMPA Movers and RAMPA Boys as well. We loved everybody’s energy and it was apparent that everyone in the club felt included and had the night of their lives! Looking forward to visiting RAMPA again for another night to remember!
O BAR Philippines
Location: South Dr, Pasig, Metro Manila
Operating Hours: 10:00 PM – 3:00 AM
O BAR is Asia’s finest dancing drag queens and is ranked among the top safe queer spaces in the Philippines. O BAR is known for its spectacular drag performances from lip-sync performances, to celebrity impersonations and aerial acrobats! The world-class talents of the local drag queens will surely entertain you. O BAR is the home of not one, but two crowned Drag Race Philippines Super Stars: Precious Paula Nicole and Captivating Katkat. Other famous queens from Drag Race Philippines are Turing, Brigiding, Bernie, and Dee Dee Marie Holiday.
I’ve visited O BAR a couple of times, and I always had an enjoyable time! You’ll be amazed at how well-practiced and polished the queens are with their shows. In this article from Inquirer where they had an interview with co-owner of O BAR, Ruper Acuna “I run the entire show with the girls every night from 8:30 to 10:30, ironing out blocking and lights.” Your eyes will be glued to the stage and your jaw will drop to the floor upon seeing the queens perform. They not only utilized their massive stage but also the air space where some queens do death-defying stunts! You’ll surely be shouting and clapping at the end of every performance and giving your dollar tips! Their drinks and food are also fairly priced. I can say that if you’re thinking of paying a visit to O BAR, it will surely be worth it!
Location: The Fort Strip, 5th Avenue, Corner 26th St, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila
Operating Hours: Opens 10:30 PM
Nectar Nightclub is where a lot of LGBTIQA+ people flock if they want to party in the heart of BGC. Nectar is a DJ-driven club known for its themed parties featuring drag queens and go-go dancers! One of the anticipated events of Nectar Nightclub is DRAG CARTEL where local queens will compete with one another through a series of drag challenges, following a certain category. Some legends that came from Nectar Nightclub whom you may be familiar with from watching Drag Race Philippines include Marina Summers, Eva La Queen, Minty Fresh, OV Cunt, and Prince.
From my visits to Nectar Nightclub a couple of times, there are a couple of good and bad things. This is one of the prime gay bars here in Metro Manila which means that there would be a chance you’ll happen upon some local celebrities or influencers. I like the modern interior of the place, but there isn’t much space inside the club which doesn’t leave much room for partying. You can expect the club to be fully crowded, especially during the time of the week when there’s free entrance. The stage is also quite small so there isn’t much space for the drag queens to move around or do over-the-top performances. The food and drinks are also quite expensive compared to other local gay bars.
Location: 2F, 116 Timog Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, 1103 Metro Manila
Operating hours: Opens 10:30 PM
KRIB+ is a new queer nightclub and is deemed “a space for being + human”. It is owned by one of the beloved contestants of Drag Race Philippines season 1, Xillohuette. She was formerly one of the owners of Nectar Nightclub but has since started her own.
Rapture Cafe Bar
Location: 24 Yale, Cubao, Quezon City, 1109 Metro Manila
Operating Hours: Closes 5:00 AM
Rapture Cafe Bar is a gay club in Cubao represented by Drag Race Philippines season 2 runner-up Arizona Brandy. It is home to the Rapture Royalties who are known for their comedy acts. Arizona’s time in Drag Race Philippines where she did unconventional, unexpected, and mind-blowing lipsync performances made a lot of people want to go check it out.
Location: 2/F Fort Pointe Bldg., Fort Strip, 28th St, cor 7th Ave, Taguig, 1630 Metro Manila
Operating Hours: Closes 12:00 AM
Empty Stomach Cafe & Lounge Bar is located in BGC and hosts several themed nights featuring performances from local drag queens.
The One 690 Entertainment Bar
Location: 39 Don A. Roces Ave, Quezon City, Metro Manila
APOLLO World Class Male Entertainment & KTV Bar
Location: 717-B Roxas Blvd, Baclaran, Parañaque, Metro Manila
Operating Hours: Closes 5:00 AM
APOLLO World Class Male Entertainment & KTV Bar is one of the popular new gay bars in Metro Manila that features go-go dancers and drag performances.
BAKSILOG at Tipsy Pig
Location: 20, 1103 Timog Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, 1103 Metro Manila
Operating Hours: Brunch Time
Tipsy Pig has numerous branches across Metro Manila, but it is not heavily known for its drag performances. Only the Tipsy Pig branch in Quezon City hosts BASKSILOG: A Drag Brunch Paandar. The drag performances are organized by Adonis Prod House. If you want to enjoy drag performances in the middle of the day while enjoying good food, this is something you should definitely try out. Make sure to stay tuned on their Instagram account!
Try out a Gay Bar When You Visit Metro Manila!
It is so much fun to be gay here in the Philippines at this time. These gay bars are safe spaces for us LGBTQIA+ people to express themselves and celebrate who we are. We are the best people to party with and I hope that there would be more safe spaces for queer people in Metro Manila, night or day. No matter your SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression), you’ll no doubt have a spectacular time at any of these clubs. I bet you won’t even notice your drinks or food anymore because of you well you’ve been entertained by our top-notch drag queens and go-go dancers. Make sure to bring some bills and tip your performers well.
If you know of other gay bars in Metro Manila, fell free to go leave a comment below. Have you visited any of the gay bars in our list? Share your experience with us! We’d like to read your review as well! The night is young. Go on kids, have your gay fun!