Cebu City’s Bikini Bars – Mango Avenue

Cebu City’s ‘Mango Avenue’ (General Maxilom Avenue) is home to about a dozen bikini bars / KTVs where you can find a nice Filipina lady to keep you company for the night. All in all it’ll cost you around 3000-4000 pesos ($60-90) plus drinks. The bars are open from around 8pm – 3.30am or later if there are customers.


Does Cebu have Barfines?

In Angeles City or Manila you pay for sex in two transactions – the barfine paid to the bar, then the tip paid to the girl after sex. In Cebu though it’s one lump sum upfront to the girl that covers everything, and doesn’t really have a name.

In Cebu they seem to be keeping the fact that sex is on sale a little bit more hidden – on this trip I was often told ‘up to the girl, talk to her‘ most times I tried to ask the bar staff or mamasan how much the barfine was. Prostitution is illegal in the Philippines, but Manila and Angeles seem a lot less shy about that fact.


Shooting pool at Kanbai bar

In some bars they still called it a ‘barfine’, or at least used the term once I did. In others they cagily replied ‘oh it’s not a barfine just pay the girl’, and one place even had a sign up ‘strictly no barfines’ but the mamasan assured me the girls were definitely available to take home for sex. Confusing.

Then in one place after I paid 4000 to the girl in the bar she left by a rear exit, walked around the building, and stood by a waiting taxi the security guard had hailed. Then he came in and gave me the nod to go out, ushering me quietly into the taxi. They seemed to want to keep things as discreet as possible. In other bars I just walked out with the girl though. It varies.


Dancer on stage at BG’s

Price of Sex in Cebu

You can find Cebu’s girly bars a short walk 300m East of the Mango Square area of discos. 600m from Fuente Circle. They’re easy to spot, lit by neon signs on either side of the street. Have fun dodging the ladyboys and child beggars that come up to you.

On a recent trip I checked out all the girly bars – below are the prices I paid or was quoted in each place. It’s fairly negotiable in every Cebu bar, it just depends on the girls’ mood. Buying a lady drink or two can make it cheaper, but not necessarily. Girls only keep about 80 pesos from each lady drink you buy them.


Planet X and Sisters seen from outside Dimples


In Sisters I paid 3000 to the girl after buying two lady drinks at 250 each. Going back another time, a different girl said ‘maybe 4000, maybe 3500, maybe 3000’ with a giggle.

This is the first bikini bar you’ll come across if you’re walking on the South side of the road. The door before Sisters is a karaoke place without girls, avoid that.

Usually only 1-2 girls will dance at a time on the podium in the middle, or none at all. Most girls will be sitting around on the long sofas. It’s an easy bar to pop your head then move on if nothing grabs your eye, as you can see everything from the door.


Girls lining up for a customer in Sisters bar

The guard outside Sisters picked up some Cialis for me too, apparently it’s really strict there for needing a prescription.

Planet X

Next to Sisters, Planet X bar has a better layout with 2-3 girls dancing, booths where you can sit with a bit more privacy, two bars and a pool table. I didn’t take a girl from here but was told it’s 4000.

Lady drinks were 200 pesos. It’s a bigger, darker bar with two entrances and you’ll need a bit more time to check if there’s any talent in there.


Girls on stage at Planet X

Erik D’Red

Past Sisters and Planet X you come across another row of three bars, the first of which is Erik D’Red. Here I was told 3000 pesos for the barfine and 180 for lady drinks.


Next door is BG’s. This is the place that had the security guard come in and give me the nod. I took 2 girls from BG’s over the week, both asked for 4000. Lady drinks were 180 again.


Another dancer on stage at BG’s


Viking has two entrances, one next to the door to B-G’s and then a basement door leads to a lower level of the same bar. I was told 3000 barfine here. Didn’t stop to buy a lady drink.

Da Pillo

Across the street from the strip of bars so far, is Da Pillo. 3300 pesos barfine and 230 lady drinks – sadly the quality of girl was even lower here so it wasn’t worth the more expensive drinks.


BG’s bar TV screens & waitress


Dimples is also a 3300 barfine, it has the same owner as Da Pillo. Around the corner from Dimples is a sports bar, that one isn’t a hooker bar it’s just a regular pub with some local expats hanging out.

Love City Belle’s

In between Da Pillo and Dimples, this is more of a KTV (karaoke bar) and this one had the ‘strictly no barfines’ sign. However when I asked the mamasan she told me the girls would go home with me if I wanted and the price was ‘up to the girl’.


‘Strictly no barfine’ sign by the door to Love City Belle’s

She then told me lady drinks were 292 and I had to buy her one too, as well as the girl who would sit with me for a set amount of time. They lined up 10 Pinays for me but all were old women.


A guy working outside Dimples put me in touch with a guide who said they’d take me to a ‘boarding house’ or ‘casa’ where girls are 2500. That was down in the Colon area and turned out to be just me staying in the taxi while a pimp took one girl out from some random house and walked her up to the cab window.

That seemed really sketchy and the Colon prostitutes were old and hagged, so I told them to take me to a bikini bar I hadn’t seen yet – that was Kanpai. It’s around the corner to the right past Viking and Jolibee.


Pool table area at Kanbai

The girls were cuter here, and 3500 barfine with 250 lady drinks and two pool tables. No customers as it’s a little hidden. I didn’t end up taking a girl but I’d recommend checking this place out.

‘Kanpai’ is ‘cheers’ in Japanese but the girls here like both Asians and Caucasian guys (‘American’ or ‘Kano’ Filipinas often call all white guys).

They messed up the sign and wrote Kanbai but ‘b’ and ‘p’ are close in Tagalog (and Thai).


My guides then took me to Azami, but it was closed by the time we got there. I’m assuming 3000-4000 barfine like the others.


Volvo KTV & Bar has a small cover charge and I was quoted 5000 barfine. I called over my guide and that very quickly dropped to 4500 long time. I asked if short time was cheaper and the mamasan replied ‘same’.


Volvo KTV & Bar

Some 7/10 girls like in Kanbai but I didn’t end up taking one at that price. My guide ended up suggesting checking out the street outside Vacation Hotel Cebu where a lot of freelancers stand and wait for customers. Found a cute 19 year old there for 2500 pesos, paid upfront, and headed home.

I gave the guide and the driver 400 each for the mini tour they took me on, and they seemed happy.


Cebu Bikini Bars Review

Overall there aren’t many sexy Filipinas in the Cebu bikini bars, sadly. Many are on the older side and have a baby already, hence why they’re working in the bars. I saw maybe 5 hot girls out of 200. Of the three I took home one stayed long time for 3000, the others short time for 4000. Not great value for money compared to Angeles City or Thailand. Great personalities and GFE though.

I’d say the bars are maybe worth checking out as a pre-drinking spot early on before heading to J Ave disco in Mango Square for hotter freelancers. The later you leave it the worse the quality will get as the best bargirls get snapped up. If you were a regular customer I’m sure you could negotiate a discount too.


Cebu bargirls will look roughly like this

Bikini bars in the Philippines aren’t comparable to the ‘gogo bars’ of Pattaya or Bangkok – no nudity, no shows, just 1-2 girls doing a half-hearted ‘dance’ on stage while the rest sit around waiting for you to buy them a drink. You might be able to get a lap dance.

I can see why Dante mostly sticks to live game at the malls or sites like Filipino Cupid and Pinalove when he’s living in Cebu, as the regular local girls are much hotter there and happy to have sex with a foreigner for free. Online dating is big in Cebu as there aren’t that many foreigners so all the girls get on the internet. The bikini bars are more aimed at Koreans, and the prices reflect that.

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    • jspill says:

      when this site is #1 in google for philippines barfines…. and your article was pitifully lacking in info cos you’re too nitty to go into bars… it’s a bit embarrassing.

      someone had to step up and actually get some details / pics 🙂

  1. kick2dante says:

    or it all could have been summed up when i said cebu sucks for girly bars and it cost me 10k less then you to come to the conclusion :p

  2. jspill says:

    That wouldn’t be too great for SEO though. No worries I’ll just skim some profits off the top to recoup losses 🙂

  3. Big_Jim says:

    Are you planning on writing about all the other bikini bars in Metro Cebu at a later date? I was hoping for a follow up on Silver dollar since they moved to Escario and how things are going at Lonestar since Graham sold out.

    IJM have been very active in Metro Cebu for several years, forcing the police to enforce anti trafficking in women laws. That is why no one in the bars want to talk about bar fines, unless they know you..

    • jspill says:

      Interesting, I’m taking another trip to Cebu next month, I’ll try to check those out. Yeah to be honest you sound a lot more knowledgable than us, Dante sticks to freelancers and online dating, never bars, and as for me I’m mostly in Thailand. So Cebu bikini bars isn’t this blog’s strong suit at all. Now you’ve given me some ideas for my next trip though, I’ll see what I can do!

  4. kick2dante says:

    i went to the new silver dollar bar, little smaller then the old one, pool tables right up next to the bar, same booths as before, only 1 cute girl inside

  5. rico says:

    hi guys,i heard that they change the opening times due to the new curfew?
    anybody knows about this?

    • jspill says:

      Duterte’s new curfew? That only applies to minors under 18, no? Shouldn’t affect adults in bars.

      Edit: Just heard the rumor that as of July 1st all bars will close at 2am. That would suck, as Dante says we’ll have to wait and see. When Duterte did that in Davao bars aimed at foreigners still stayed open after 2am. Only Filipino street bars closed early.

      In Thailand officially bars have to close at 2am, that’s been the legal closing time for years, but afterhours clubs full of foreigners and bargirls stay open til 5am (places like Climax, Insanity, Shock 39, Swing, etc.)

  6. kick2dante says:

    there could be a lot of changes coming in Phils or none at all, right now it is kind of wait and see

    hard enough to predict how and how quickly a government in a first world country will react let alone in third world

  7. bob says:

    Stay away from Planet X. After paying a 4000 paso bar fine for a girl, she split on me. When I went back to the bar the mamasan practically told me to go fuck myself. A total scam. Stay away

  8. Tim says:

    Are bartenders available for barfine too or only the dancers?

    • jspill says:

      Many will be, if you talk to them a bunch, buy them drinks, and phrase it a bit more discreetly, rather than using the word barfine. Might take a bit more time but should be doable if they don’t have boyfriends.

      Quite often you’ll see from Facebook that the waitress are friends with the dancers, party together after work, are the same age range etc.

  9. kick2dante says:

    in the philippines you never know, any girl might be available

    that said ive heard a lot about waitresses getting pulled, not so much about bartenders

  10. guy says:

    Hey there, big fan of your site, we recently wrote up a blog post on the Cebu City nightlife and since we had read this great post on the girly bars we dropped you a link here:

    Thought it was better to just put up a link instead of plagiarize your work, hope you don’t mind! :

  11. coco says:

    CoCo Martin was here 1/14/17

  12. Johna says:

    Cam girl bar girl W /E Jonah magdali Cebu Philippines

  13. Mikey Johnson says:

    Anyone on the ground know what the Mango situation is? I heard from a little birdie that it’s dead…completely..

    • NormalNomad says:

      Can’t speak about Mango as I never went. But I can tell you that the situation women wise has gone straight to hell in the past few months. Even my blonde-hair blue eyed German friend has stopped having success here.

      Flakes upon flakes upon flakes. Even daygame results are abysmal. If you hated it before you’ll kill yourself when you come back. lol.

      Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

      • Mikey Johnson says:

        Cebu isn’t for notches. I banged about 15 girls within 6 months while I was with my main girl. It’s good for a small harem type situation.

        In my FIRST month in Manila, I destroyed my Cebu record. However, since living here, it’s just not a conducive city– traffic, noise, pollution, etc. But the girls are hotter and give me less bullshit and more variety.

        I’m actually kind of missing Cebu, but only because of the nice laid back lifestyle I had. If I can learn to insulate myself from those annoying locals, then I’d consider moving back.

        • NormalNomad says:

          That’s pretty impressive. I didn’t do that well in Manila. I actually had the opposite experience—more bullshit and less success. The girls are hotter though.

    • jspill says:

      Went to Mango the week I was in Cebu and met you guys, yes it was more dead than before, didn’t see any normal looking girls on a night out, only hookers, ladyboys and pimps, every 30 seconds a different pimp, male or female, would come up offering girls, and a ton of them looked underage, claimed to ‘not have ID’ when challenged. So I didn’t take one. Another night one pimp misunderstood me when I said they look like minors, she thought I wanted minors and replied yes that one’s a minor, but don’t worry she can use her friend’s ID card, and she asked if my hotel checks closely. Scary stuff. The whole scene felt way creepier than Burgos in Manila or Fields in Angeles. Only 2 out of 20 or so that I saw were hot. Quoted prices from 1500 when I asked a girl directly, to 2000-3000 (lol) when I asked a pimp. Some were ugly I’m sure they’d take 1000.

      Some new club is now where J Ave was, was pretty empty, club next to it completely empty, checked out the clubs up the escalator, almost empty again. And the Comedy bar that I posted about is completely gone as people pointed out, which would explain less normal chicks around Mango. Went to all the gogo bars on the main strip, seemed more dead than usual and saw nothing worth paying for, let alone the 4000 they want including barfine. The only good gogo is the one around the corner where Jolibee is, ‘Kanbai’, found a really hot girl there well worth the 4000, stayed long time and let me bareback her 5 times, ate her pussy and ass every time, didn’t complain the whole time. Sweet girl great tight body, GFE, DFK. 6 showers together later, she left about noon the next day. Wouldn’t be surprised if she’s sponsored and taken out of the bar by some Korean, as a girl like that is rare in Cebu gogos.

      • NormalNomad says:

        You ate out a hooker?


      • Mikey Johnson says:

        Jspill, do you know how much Jollibee 4k can buy me? A lot 🙂

        The part about the underage girls is not surprising. Seems like every taxi driver and his ‘friend’ were trying to offer me ’16 year old girls’. Seems legit.

  14. max pol says:

    Last bar is called Dolvo, not Volvo

  15. David says:

    Mango is totally dead since last year. Most places torn down. On mango square, Greek taverna gone. Burger stand gone. Last the ice cream booth gave up. Beat long gone. Renamed Diva with same old horrible music, and same old girls most of you know 5-10 years back in time. Yes, you read that right.
    Near Vacation hotel in Juana osmena, used to be a late night pick up, although the going rate is 1k. Not more, unless it shines ‘newbie’ on your forehead. Quality here is very poor, they lie their arses off, and service not even worth 1k. Many of the girls here are the rejects from mango square, earlier that evening.
    Bars down the road from mango square, same older girls, just gained weight every year. PlanetX have some lookers early at night, before 9-10pm. After that time, not much.
    Daytime mongering at Ayala is usually a big miss and waste of time. A very few less than 5* walk around. After dark more ladyboys, than real girls. 2nd floor around Bo’s coffee shop attract some fl, but nowhere same say 5 yrs ago. Top floor around Social, have many pretty girls 9s+ but usually out with friends, so not much to find here either.
    In short, Cebu is not a place to go for fun anymore. Both daytime and nighttime it’s difficult to find better than a average 5.
    Angeles and Manila sure much better.

  16. Bart says:

    Don’t be shy Thi I’m here if you want to talk to me ok that’s all right I had a feeling it was all a game but none of you play head games sure yah yah sure sure .

  17. Anonymous says:

    Hi i want open minded girl available

  18. Turk says:

    Hi guys, I got one night in Cebu in January, what would you recommend for the best time possible?

    • jspill says:

      I’d pop my head in all the gogos at 8pm opening time to hopefully find a hottie before she gets barfined

      Google maps is saying kanpai bar is ‘permanently closed’ so not sure if it’s still open but that was the best one, if it’s gone try the other gogo bars just around the corner

      Search planet-x bar to find them on google maps although they usually prefer koreans in my experience in that bar, but next to it all in a line are Sisters, BG’s, Erik D’Red, Viking

      Hopefully you find one there then if the bang is good and you want to hang out with her maybe head up to eat at Fifties bar on a high floor of crown regency hotel, or go dance at J Avenue disco with her, it’s changed name now but it’s in the same spot, main disco in mango square. Or hit the gogos again to find another girl

      Get a nice suite at crown regency one with a jacuzzi, maybe take the girl to the pool too it has a nice view

      During the afternoon when nothing’s open yet get a nuru massage girl delivered to your hotel, I used this site before

      Most do full sex after the body to body nude massage, some just blowjob / handjob

      If you want to try for a non hooker maybe set up a date on filipinocupid, take a girl up to dolce cafe on the hilltop with a nice view of the city, or Maya is a good mexican restaurant

  19. Robin Lamott says:

    At a time Filipino bar girls are getting fatter and more expensive I cant see how Cebu girly bars are going to even survive in another 5 years unless they come up with something new. Ladyboys are taking over the place which is really damaging everything even more. A similar thing is happening in Manila. It seems Filipinas are more reluctant to work in bars anymore especially since Duterte came to power and will rather look online for a foregner husband instead of working in a bar.
    Pay for play is costing more and more at a time it should be getting cheaper to stop the decline. In 10 years from now these bars wont exist and people will be talking about what bar girls used to be. You can thank the Catholic church and the do gooders.

  20. L Ron Hoyabembe says:

    Has anyone been to Cebu lately? I browsed a few sites like DIA, Cupid, etc and it seems the girls got even fatter and uglier and older too. Mostly crackhead looking hookers and single moms Hardly any young girls (18-20) available online. Plus most these girls drop convos and leave one word replies.

    What’s it like over there now? If it’s this bad I’m definitely not going back to that dump.

    • jspill says:

      Haven’t been to Cebu but it seems way worse in Bangkok as well since I got back

      It’s like all the cute ones wifed up when the tourists stopped coming and the money dried up, so they could get a dowry from guys

      • NormalNomad says:

        So it’s not just me.

        Also: Flaking has become a MAJOR issue. I’ve gotten 2 dates. Only one lay. And the one I fucked is honestly a 5. Chubby, ok face, very nice girl (pays for her own shit) but not attractive.

        Countless flakes.

        The amount of dudes traveling right now makes this a horrible time to be abroad. Too much supply and not enough demand.

  21. L Ron Hoyabembe says:

    That sounds really bad. Is Khao San Road the same at least, filled with backpackers and foreigners?

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