Meeting a Good Girl in a Bar? – Jools Cabaret, Burgos Street
The day after Horizon bar from the previous post I went to Jools Cabaret which is next door, so also on Burgos Street. It has the same setup as Horizon, the girls can’t be barfined. Instead you just buy lady drinks and watch the dance performances.
Sign inside Jools Cabaret, head up the stairs
I ended up having sex for free although that wasn’t my intention and I tried to insist on paying. Just like in Horizon the girl I bought drinks for was super happy to give me her number, wasn’t shy about the mamasans seeing just grabbed my phone and put it in.
I asked about barfines which I thought made it clear I was looking to pay for sex, she said there’s no barfine but she can come over to my place, just ‘don’t let them know’.
Jools showgirls in traditional costume
Drinks at Jools are a bit cheaper than Horizon (350 instead of 500), the girls get 100 for each one.
I bought her 3 drinks while watching the cabaret shows and playing some pool, unlike Horizon it has a separate room with pool tables so I preferred this place. Like most Filipina girls she started acting like a girlfriend immediately (GFE, the ‘girlfriend experience’) asking why I’m single etc.
Pool / smoking room at Jools
As with the Horizon girl I said I don’t want a girlfriend, get bored easily and just stick to bargirls, again making it clear I wanted to be a customer. I wasn’t trying to lead her on for free sex at all.
She said she’d never even gone to see a guy from the bar before (hmm) but would be happy to come over to my condo the next day.
They wear these cute bikini style uniforms
She might have been telling the truth though because she ended up refusing any payment.
Some of these girls make enough money from drinks to get by and choose to work in bars without a barfine so they don’t feel like prostitutes. They only agree to meet guys they actually like.
Of course some would say they’re going for ‘the long con’ of hoping you fall in love with them and support them financially long term, but I did make it clear I don’t live in Manila and was flying out in a few days. She didn’t seem to mind.
In the room she seemed shy and surprised when I started taking her clothes off. We banged then went swimming for a couple hours, she said omg wow when she saw Gramercy’s pool.
Overlooking Makati skyline
Then when she left I tried to hand her 2k and she refused it, and didn’t even want taxi money. I texted her later to remind her I said I didn’t want a girlfriend, and offered to take her out for dinner before I fly out.
She had this old school Nokia texting style.
This sometimes happens in Thailand too, I’ve had girls ask to come over for free the second time (after paying the first time) just because they want to hang out.
Or prefer staying at your place to sharing a dorm room with three other girls, or just had a fight with their boyfriend and need a place to stay.
Hookers in South East Asia are just totally different to the Western perception of what a prostitute is, quite often they genuinely like you, want to be friends with foreigners, etc. They’re just normal people.
The lines often get blurred between normal girl and hooker, there are 50 shades of grey in between.
Since Jools Cabaret doesn’t have a barfine all it cost was a few lady drinks, I’ll definitely be taking a trip back there and Horizon bar.