Philippines KTVs (Karaoke Bars) | Pics & Reviews
Pegasus KTV, Quezon City
KTVs are a form of prostitution / entertainment popular with Asian guys. Like a gentleman’s club / hostess bar with karaoke rooms.
However not all KTVs offer sex, you’ll see ‘Family KTV’ signs around the Philippines, those ones are just for singing songs in. Then some are just for guys to be surrounded by hot girls and burn money.
In the ones that do offer sex the basic idea is you are paying more for beauty and exclusivity, KTV girls are supposed to be high quality and have had less customers.
My experience though has been the girls aren’t any hotter than the best gogo bars like Kojax.
Pegasus KTV, Quezon City
No one is really sure on where the term originated from but it’s generally thought to stand for ‘Karaoke television’. Some say the term originated in China, some say Japan, or Taiwan.
Some just call it going to ‘a karaoke’. ‘She works in a karaoke’ etc. Karaokes have spread to all over SE Asia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia & Indonesia.
Guys hire a private room to sing karaoke with hot girls and a microphone, have the music video and lyrics shown on a big TV screen, buy expensive food and drinks and have a mini party.
There is usually a large main stage with one or two dancers as well to entertain the guys that don’t hire a private room, or are waiting. You can also just have a girl sit and drink with you there.
Ferrari KTV, Cebu
The mamasans or papasan will line up the girls for you to choose one or two to sit with you by the stage, or for the karaoke rooms.
Then none, some, or all of the girls can be barfined for sex, it depends on the place.
The sex might be in private rooms at the KTV, or at a hotel the KTV works with, or sometimes you can take them back to your own place.
When you go into a KTV bar staff will ask you if you’ve been before and if not they’ll explain exactly how their particular establishment works. The level of service is good but it should be given how much you’re paying.
Some charge a cover, some don’t. Some set a minimum drinks consumption amount, some don’t.
Ferrari KTV, Cebu
On average you can expect to pay more than you would in a bikini bar, agogo, or beer bar, whether it’s because of entrance fees, more expensive drinks, a higher cost of sex, being required to buy a drink for the mamasan, or something else.
Cost of Sex & Drinks
Your drinks may be reasonably priced but except to pay a lot for lady drinks. Anywhere from 175 – 1000.
Sometimes you also have to pay for a set time period the girls are with you (per hour), on top of the drinks, especially in the private room. Sometimes even by the main stage.
For sex it’s around 4000 or more short time if on the premises, or 8000 to barfine and take them home.
If you’re lucky you can pay less overall than a gogo bar, but in general karaokes are going to cost you more. Let’s look at some examples of Philippines KTVs.
KTVs in the Philippines
These are the places I’ve been to so far. Haven’t been to any Angeles KTVs yet. Panchira KTV there filmed this video and the girls look decent.
Apeiro KTV, Manila
To have a girl sit at the table would be 1000. The girls (about 15 of them) were a bit fat and not as beautiful as you’d expect in a KTV. We just watched one girl dance unenthusiastically on stage for a bit.
They then surprised us with a 600 per person entrance fee when we asked for the bill, no mention of that when we entered. So be careful of that.
We asked if they could at least deduct the cost of our beers from that. Eventually after 15 mins they agreed. Ended up paying a little under 500 each.
- Apeiro KTV on Google Maps
Air Force One KTV massage
Air Force One
I reviewed the sex massage area (Flight 168) in this post. I like going there for that, good value. Only 2700 all in for massage + sex.
The KTV area had one girl on stage, and a 500 pesos minimum drinks / food consumption charge.
- Air Force One on Google maps
In Pasay, Manila right next to Apeiro. No entrance fee.
But they were a bit weird asking to put a sticker over the camera lens on my phone, and asking if I knew any manager there, possibly trying to work out how much they could rip me off. So I left.
- The Bay Entertainment Club on Google Maps
In Pasay, Manila. No entrance fee but 550 pesos minimum drinks / food consumption, 175 lady drinks, 4500 for sex upstairs or 8000 outside.
Then left, didn’t see any hot girls. Some pics and complaints about scams on this Facebook page.
- Titanz on Google Maps
Apeiro KTV, Manila
In Quezon City, Manila. No entrance fee but 500 minimum food consumption, so we ordered some chicken wings and watched the one girl on stage. Nice food and atmosphere, the pole dancer was actually talented.
But it would’ve been 1100 – 1500 to have a girl even sit with us, depending on the girl.
- Pegasus on Google Maps
I forget the names but there are several small KTVs in Malate where you can’t pay the KTV to take them out for sex, but the girls will often negotiate with you one on one to meet up later at your place.
They also work a bit differently, you get unlimited drinks for yourself for 500 pesos, some brands of cheap vodka and whisky. You get 90 mins to get smashed.
Then it’s 300 for a girl to sit with you, and 300 per lady drink, plus tax. No entrance fee. So you could get drunk and line a girl up for later for around 1500.
Didn’t really see any hot girls of the 10 or so there so I left the one I checked out. Near Robinson’s mall.
Infinity KTV, Cebu
Near Ayala mall and Calyx Residences. No entrance fee but 463 pesos lady drinks, and you have to buy the mamasan one as well before they let you sit with a girl.
Only about 5 girls there all ugly, so I didn’t get one. One or two ugly girls on stage looking like they hate life.
I was actually already with a date and had tried to go to Liv nightclub, which it turned out is closed Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. I asked a taxi where else to go apart from Mango (had taken her there already) and he said Infinity.
I hadn’t heard of it, didn’t Google it as 3G is so slow in Cebu. Turned out he took us to a KTV hoping to get a commission as taxis usually do.
Luckily the girl didn’t mind and found it funny, said it was interesting as she’d never been to one before. But I had to pay a 200 pesos ‘ladies entrance fee’ they said. I guess they don’t want you taking a girl there to distract you from their girls.
- Infinity KTV on Google Maps
Infinity KTV, Cebu
No entrance fee but just like Infinity KTV it’s 463 for a lady drink, and you have to buy the mamasan one. Only 2 of the 10 – 15 girls looked ok, I chose one and watched the other on stage.
Most expensive lady drink(s) I’ve ever paid in my life, except Horizon Bar on P. Burgos Manila that charges 500, but you don’t need to buy the mamasan one there.
She said 5000 to take her out for sex, and wanted it to be at hotel of Ferrari’s. That quickly dropped to 4000 at my place when I said no but I still didn’t end up taking her, wasn’t that hot.
Disappointing when it’s so far out of town in Mandaue.
There are ‘strictly no barfine’ signs on the walls at a lot of Cebu places but it’s just a bluff to appease the authorities.
- Club Ferrari on Google Maps
Ferrari KTV, Cebu
Love City Belle’s
Opposite the Mango Avenue bikini bars. 292 pesos for a lady drink and you have to buy the mamasan one.
10 – 15 old unattractive girls, barely even worth a quick look before going to the gogos, considering the prices. Usually empty.
Thoughts On Karaoke Bars
I still need to check out Classmate, Miss Universe, Frenzy Hot Models (FHM club), Genie, Starwood, Darkbeat, Hollywood, Coconuts Manila posted a list of Manila KTVs.
I’m not that excited to go though. KTVs in my experience have a much more scammy, mafia style vibe than gogo bars, beer bars, or any other form of P4P.
I may be imagining it but I get the feeling I’ll be presented with a huge bill and dragged into a back room by heavies if I protest, KTVs are huge buildings with deep back rooms. KTVs do get lots of bad reviews online.
In Chiang Mai, Thailand the karaoke bars are a confirmed scam, places have been in the news for charging tourists thousands of dollars.
I feel more comfortable in other P4P spots. You also can’t really do anything fun in KTVs either.
In gogo bars you can have lap dances, some girls kiss, play with your dick, let you play with their tits, finger them, I’ve had a handjob to climax before in a BKK gogo, you get to see full nudity (not in the Philippines though), and in Pattaya you can lick a girl’s pussy on stage.
All you can basically do in KTVs is sit, talk, eat, drink and sing. Maybe in some G clubs like The Pimp in Bangkok you can get up to stuff in VIP rooms, but it costs a lot.
KTVs are too Asian for me, they seem to be about showing off with expensive bottles, fancy food, throwing money around, having a pretty girl (if you’re lucky) sit next to you as a status symbol. Being waited on hand and foot by all the staff and made to feel important.
Some places that’s all you can do, no sex or taking girls out, unless you get one’s number and ball out on her. Some girls work there because they want money but don’t want to be full-on prostitutes, only hostesses.
A lot of the Asian businessmen that use KTVs do it for the privacy, they have wives they don’t want to find out what they’re up to. Private karaoke rooms solve that. But I don’t need that.
I want a PSE (porn star experience) back at my place as soon as possible, and it’s hard to tell what you’re going to get with a KTV girl.