Malate is right next to Ermita and is mostly popular among Korean and Japanese men, with a high concentration of KTV (Karaoke) bars where you  pay 400-500 Pesos per 1-2 hours of unlimited drinking, plus 300 Pesos per girl unlimited time accompaniment, plus 300 Pesos per lady drink. There are easily 50 KTVs in Malate and the highest concentration can be found in and around Adriatico Street. The girls in these bars are generally more attractive than elsewhere, and usually dressed up in formal attire to make them look more glamorous and appealing to the Japanese and Koreans with price tags to match.


There are also plenty of freelancers to be found in Robinsons Mall Malate, as well as the night clubs Exklusiv and ZZYZX.

Looking for a flight to Manila? Check out all available flights at the best prices at Jet Radar

Malate Key Summary


Girls Ratings:  9/10 Accommodation options:  8/10 Price range beer: P50-P180
Girls Quantity:  7/10 Food options:   9/10 Price range spirits: P70-P450
Competition for girls:  9/10 Things to do in the daytime:  6/10 Price range lady drinks: P120-P300
Number of bars: High Price range bar-fine:  P5,000-P6,500 WeChat/Tinder Rating 8/10
Quality of bars:  High Price range freelancer:  P1,500-P6,000

Key pointers

If you are Korean or Japanese then you will no doubt love Malate.

There are some really good Korean, Japanese and Middle Eastern restaurants in the area.
Robinsons Malate is a great place to meet normal girls in the daytime or freelancers at night.

There are some regular nightclubs in the area that have freelancers, easy to spot as they are generally alone or in group of 2 girls and not sitting at a table i.e. standing near the bar or along the wall of the club etc.

Best bars

– Exklusiv


Top hotels


AG New World Manila Bay Hotel 

Offering sunset views over Manila Bay, AG New World Manila Bay Hotel features an outdoor pool and spacious rooms with 32-inch flat-screen TVs. It provides 4 dining options and free parking.

Located along Roxas Boulevard, AG New World Manila Bay Hotel is within walking distance of Intramuros and Philippine International Convention Centre. It is a 30-minute drive from Ninoy Aquino Airport.

Boasting stunning views from floor-to-ceiling windows, AG New World Manila Bay Hotel’s 5-star rooms feature ample workspace, high-speed internet access and a DVD player. Marble bathrooms come with a deep soaking tub and separate rain shower facilities.

Guests can relax with sauna and spa pool facilities or with a soothing spa massage. Staff can provide business, childcare and travel services for guests’ convenience.

Fine Cantonese dishes are served at Li Li Restaurant while hearty international buffets are available at Market Cafe. Pastry Boutique offers a wide selection of breads and cakes.

Malate is a great choice for travellers interested in nightlifebudget-friendly travelling and entertainment.



Hotel Jen Manila 

Hotel Jen Manila on Roxas Boulevard is just 400 m from Manila’s conference and exhibition venues, including Cultural Center of the Philippines and World Trade Center. Its rooms offer LCD TVs and views of Manila Bay and Roxas Boulevard.

The modern and bright rooms and suites are air-conditioned and have a cable TV, refrigerator and safe. Private bathroom comes with a bath or shower, hairdryer and free toiletries.

Hotel Jen Manila provides guests with recreational facilities such as the Paseo del Sol outdoor swimming pool, children’s wading pool, and a fitness centre. The hotel also offers in-room massage.

Intramurous, an architectural legacy from Spanish colonial era, is an approximate 7-minute drive from the hotel, while a 30-minute drive can take you to the ASEANA business park, SM Mall of Asia and Bonifacio Global City. Hotel Jen Manila is a 20-minutes’ drive from Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

The signature restaurant Latitude, serves an international lunch and dinner buffet. The Lobby Lounge offers nightly entertainment, while café offers light fare and free broadband Internet access. The hotel also boasts an authentic Japanese restaurant and guests can enjoy drinks overlooking Manila Bay at Window by the Bay.


Malate location map

Keywords: Malate, Manila, Philippines, Travel, Girly Bars, Freelancers, Escorts, Massage, Lingam, Ladyboys, KTV, Nightclubs, Bars, Hotels, Flights