Manila, the capital city of Philippines hosts thousands of cafes, bars nightclubs, striptz clubs, casinos and more. That is the reason Pilipinos are saying that “it’s more fun in the Philippines” yea, that is really true. I would like to introduce one of the so-called cafe but its more or like a retro-bar and the famous fun place in Manila called “LA CAFE MANILA.“
By coincidence I found this bar but thanks to this coincidence, I have found a new stop for the nightlife fellows where they really can find whatever you may wish to happen in your night.
La Cafe Manila is located on 1429 M. H. Del Pilar St, Ermita, Manila. This is an official address but for those who know Robinson mall, it’s around 7 minute walking distance to the Robinson mall.
LA Cafe is open year around and 7/24. Yea it’s true. This bar never closes its doors but during day time starting from 7:00 AM, it’s more silent and not much fun. For those who want to keep drinking and enjoying the time, LA Cafe is still on your order. You may find few girls around in this time who couldn’t find a hero but they would be probably tired. The best time to go LA Cafe is right after 1:00 AM when the girls are fresh and active.
LA Cafe is kind a mixture of restaurant & club. They have local but good live band usually between 23:00 PM – 6:00 AM. They also have happy hour between 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM. The LA Cafe restaurant offers some international and local breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner options anytime of the day. This venue is 2 floor establishment. Ground floor is the most crowded and free of charge floor. You would probably prefer the ground floor as most of the freelancers are enjoying there. Live band and dancing is operated at second floor where you will pay entrance fee. There is also pool boards if you want to play. It’s at the first floor.
Most visitors are worry about safety in LA Café but this is just a delusion. LA Cafe is absolutely safe. I have been there almost every day and stayed about 6 hours. Nothing happened and nothing will happen to you if you are not the trouble himself!
LA Cafe Manila secured by bodyguards and the short guys welcoming you at the entrance. No scammers allowed inside as they know the people around. They really care about their guest except the greedy waitress asking for tip all the time. You don’t have to give but its kind an embarrassing for me.
ENTRANCE FEE, PRICING, DRESS CODE
LA Cafe entrance is free of charge. There is no special dress code for the bar which means whatever you want to wear, you are welcomed. Pricing in bar is quite cheap. You will only pay 90 pesos for a beer which is cheaper than a causal restaurant in Manila.
They don’t charge anything extra. You just need to check your bill whether it’s true or not. Each time you order, you will get a bill for your order. When you are ask for the bill they will collect all the vouchers and give you back your final bill.
LA CAFE MANILA FREELANCER GIRLS
Well this post may not be fit for the ladies as LA cafe is not only a bar but also a hot meeting spot for those fellas who are looking for love, romance and fun or whatever you want to call it. Its kind a girlie bar where many freelancer Philippine waiting for men to be picked for the night. No exaggerating but 9 out of 10 guest inside are women. But those girls are almost all freelancers. Don’t forget that only money talks in LA Cafe Manila, nothing else!
If you are handsome and looking for a girl for free, this place is not for you, for sure. Don’t trust your handsomeness. It may help you with decreasing the deal but it won’t help you to pick a Filipino girl up for free. Yes it’s really true, do not push yourself hard, just bargain with the girl without hesitation.
There are many girls at age of 17 – 40 inside. Once you are in, the girls will compete to grab you first. You will feel like Brad Pitt once in a life time as many eyes will be on you.
- Bargain with the girl before you go out and make sure that she understand you well. In some cases, they are asking more money after love. So make sure the deal is deal!
- Don’t let the women take you upstairs in the LA cafe. There is entrance fee for upstairs which they charge for live band. And the drinks may be more expensive for the ladies.
- Do not pay any bar fine if requested. Don’t forget, there is no bar fine in LA Cafe.
- Deal for a night-over visit not for short time. Most of them are leaving right after the first love. Ask them to make sure that they will stay until morning.
- Politely ignore the little beggars and Viagra vendors. Do not eye contact with them. They are not dangerous but annoying.
Pricing generally starts from 2000 pesos per night depends on you and the women that you picked. They may ask for 5000 pesos but this is just a bait. If you are newbie, they will easily get you trapped. 2000 pesos may only available in case the girl likes you. If you are old enough, unfortunately the price will hike up! An average lady may come with you for all night somewhere around 2500 to 6000 pesos depends on many factor with you.
GUEST-FRIENDLY HOTELS NEAR LA CAFE
If you’re coming Manila just to have fun with different girl every night and drink as much as you can, you just need a guest-friendly hotel near LA Cafe and enjoy the day and night around Ermita, Malate. You should be careful while choosing a hotel, here is why;
⇒ Hotel must be guest-friendly. Otherwise you may be asked extra charge for your guest.
⇒ Hotel must have reliable security to rely on while sending off your guest. They should call you for your approval of release your guest ID. You never know what would happen with someone you have just met. That is the reason that hotel security must be your first priority!
⇒ Hotel must be closer or walking distance to LA Cafe Manila to get back to your fun shortly. Additionally, Closer hotels can save you not to deal with taxi scammer at the middle of the night.
While my stay in Manila, I have search some hotels exactly fits all your needs. You can pick one of the hotel below mentioned depends on your budget. The hotels are really located right in the center (Pedro Gil Street) and a very safe spot. As you can see below, there is a big shopping mall called Robinson Place and on the same street, there is a police station.
I will start from where I stayed and why I recommend here;
THE BRICH TOWER
This is the most amazing location right next to Robinson mall and the most secured, comfortable, budget hotel for me. I paid 2000 Pesos per night but price may differs depends on season and vacancy. Well, this is a tower which consist of 5 different hotels. Hotels provides daily cleaning, restaurant, free Wi-Fi and more. I just really surprised how good the location is.
Anyway, thıs tower is just 7 minutes walking distance to the LA Cafe Manila and its quite secured place. They are completely guest-friendly hotel. You can host your guest right after she leave her ID to the security. No one will ask you any single question. This is guaranteed! The only disadvantage of this hotel is the elevators. Sometimes it really busy that you may wait around 5 min.
There are 5 different hotels in this tower. Here are the hotels list in Birch Tower together with the links that you can book right now.
You can just click on the hotel to see full details and pricing of the hotel that you wish to stay. Well, if you want other options like more closer but on the same street (Pedro Gil Street), here are the other Guest-friendly hotels you may wish to check.
AG NEW WORLD MANILA BAY HOTEL BOOK NOW (Distance to LA cafe: 3 Minute walking distance)
LAS PALMAS HOTEL DE MANILA BOOK NOW (Distance to LA cafe: 5 Minute walking distance)
PALM GROVE HOTEL BOOK NOW (Distance to LA cafe: 6 Minute walking distance)
Have fun and comment below your experience or any questions you may wish to ask. Have fun!