Manila’s EDSA International Entertainment Complex
EDSA complex is 7 bikini bars and a disco all under one roof in the Pasay area of Manila. On the EDSA freeway before Roxas Boulevard, you can’t miss the neon signs on the outside.
EDSA bars are open for business from around 6pm – 3.30am. Go early if you’re hoping to find a sexy Pinay.
Or search EDSA Int’l. Entertainment Complex on Google maps.
Enter EDSA complex via an alley complete with guard and metal detector
Cost of Sex in EDSA
Pretty much all EDSA bars have the same 1950 pesos barfine ($40) to take one of the Filipina bargirls home to your hotel or apartment. I hear it used to be 1000 not too long ago.
Then a tip of 2500 – 3000 for short time (3 hours), or 4000-5000 long time, is paid to the girl afterwards. As with anywhere that’s very negotiable depending on how much the girl likes you, what you’d like to do together, how many lady drinks you bought her, etc.
Lady drinks were 315 in almost all bars. Most bars fall under the same ownership so pricing is standardized – at the time I was there one of the girls said only Cotton Club and the upstairs disco had separate owners.
EDSA Bar List
If you’re early some of the bargirls will be eating at the food court
Straight ahead as you go in, this is one of the largest bars and had a few younger Filipinas on stage. I’d probably pop my head in here first. Maybe it was just variance but the girls here seemed more interested in Korean customers, and were whiter-skinned.
Bullets & Arrows
Next to Cotton Club, the girls in this cowboy themed saloon were a bit older, darker skinned, and less pretty, but more friendly. I was told 3000 short time 5000 long time by the mamasan.
In Pitstop when talking to girl directly she offered 2500. The minimum girls want on Burgos is 3000, so it makes sense ESDA should be 2-2.5k. Also we were the only guys in the bar at 9pm on a Tuesday.
Maybe I’m picky but none looked worth paying 4450 pesos for. As Dante put it EDSA is ‘a good place to overpay to bang a 6‘. One called out ‘come inside’ pointing at her pussy and cackling.
Next to Pitstop, Space girls only had a few hardened old battle-axes with thousand dick stares.
Water feature in the middle of EDSA plaza
Same drill at Firehouse. Maybe all the hotties taken by 10pm.
Once again didn’t see any sexy Filipinas, none of the sweetness of Angeles girls.
One exception was Samba which had a few younger cuter Pinays and 385 peso lady drinks. An ok looking girl here offered 4000 long time after I bought a drink and chatted to her for a bit.
She seemed really desperate for a customer. Bikini bar girls in the Philippines get paid a lot lower salary than Gogo dancers in Thailand, so barfines are more crucial.
Up some stairs next to Samba is a late night Arabic disco, Shahrazad. The girl said it only gets going around 2am so we didn’t go up.
Doorway to Samba and stairs up to Shahraza
EDSA Complex Review
After checking out 11 bikini bars in Cebu and seeing 5 hot Filipina bargirls out of about 200, the 7 EDSA bars in Manila weren’t much different. About half a dozen decent ones, and Korean guys quickly took them.
It’s not Pattaya but as far as things to do in Manila it can be fun. ESDA is cheaper than Burgos for bargirls (4450 vs 5900) and beers, and is close to the Mall of Asia and Roxas Boulevard. It just needs more bars across several floors like Bangkok’s Nana Plaza, some fresh faces, and nudity (as do all PI girly bars).
A pizza restaurant takes orders by the food court area too
Red light districts are overpriced in general in the Philippines, as Dante says the best value is in freebies on sites like Filipino Cupid and Pinalove and freelancers, many of which use online dating too to reach more customers or find a long term sponsor. There’s really no need to pay barfines or anything more than ‘taxi money’. For hookers stick to Thailand.
EDSA Short Time Hotels
For a short time hotel walk over the footbridge as you leave EDSA to cross over the highway, and down the turning you’ll see signs for the Sogo Hotel where you can stay for around 250+ pesos per 2 hours.
It’s a drive-in or walk in sex hotel. Finally some value for money! Although the themed rooms are more expensive at around 1000 for 2 hours.
Overnight stay plus breakfast for two is 2500. .
EDSA Manila Location
Use Grab or Uber (discount link) to get a taxi as the drivers by EDSA are known for scams.