2315 Aurora Boulevard, Pasay City
Metro Manila, Philippines
Entrance Fee: 200 pesos per person
First Drink Order (Obligatory twin drinks): 300 pesos (Cali Carbonated Drink, San Miguel Beer Light, or canned Del Monte Pineapple Juice)
Macho Drink (Male Dancer’s Drink): 350 pesos per bottle of San Miguel Beer Light or iced tea.
Service Charge: 10%
Value Added Tax: None
VIP Room: 2 (Big Papa management refers to a VIP unit as a Private Room):
VIP Room Charge: 2,000 pesos for 1 hour. The price is inclusive of 4 drinks, 2 for the guest and 2 for the dancer joining him. To extend your stay in the private room, simply order drinks for the dancer.
Dancer’s VIP Room Charge Commission: 600 pesos (this according to one floor manager)
Music Room: 6
Music Room Charge: 3,500 pesos for an hour plus 500 pesos for the use of a karaoke machine. The charge of 3,500 pesos is inclusive of 10 drinks good for four dancers, that is, if you wish to have four dancers joining you in the small cubicle. A maximum of four dancers can join you in the tiny place. To extend the use of the music room, just order drinks for the dancer or dancers.
Dancer’s Commission on the Music Room Fee: (now this is a gray area as even floor managers do not seem to know at all how much goes to the dancer)
Bar Fine (off fee): 2,500 pesos
Dancer’s share of the off fee: 700 pesos
Dancer’s Budget (Work allowance given by the bar owner before the dancer goes home): 200 pesos (others receive a bigger allowance)
Dancer’s Drink Commission: 100 pesos per bottle
ATW incentive: A few bold dancers do dance naked but it is not clear whether management offers them some incentives for doing this.
Peak nights: Friday and Saturday nights
Big night: Saturday night
Rest Room: newly-renovated; place reeking of urine and human waste; dancers and guests spit all over the place including the sinks;
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Entrance Fee: 150 pesos on regular nights; 250 pesos on Friday and Saturday nights
First Drink Order (obligatory two or twin drinks): 300 pesos (San Miguel Beer Light or Del Monte Pineapple Juice; 250 pesos for Beer Na Beer Pale Pilsen); subsequent orders at 100 pesos for a single drink
Macho Drink (male dancer’s drink): 250 pesos for a bottle of Beer Na Beer Pale Pilsen; 300 pesos for a bottle of San Miguel Beer Light
Service Charge: None
Value-Added Tax: None
VIP Room: 4
VIP Room Charge: 1,600 exclusive of drinks; drinks may be ordered at the same standard prices; The fee is inclusive of “unlimited” use of the so-called VIP unit.
Dancer’s VIP Room Charge Commission: 300 pesos
Bar Fine (Off Fee): Offing a dancer is strictly prohibited
Dancer’s Budget (Work allowance given by the bar owner before the dancer goes home):
Dancer’s Drink Cut (Commission on each drink): 75 pesos
Other Drink Incentive: An additional 75 pesos is given to the dancer if he gets to down at least ten (10) drinks
ATW Incentive: No additional cash incentive is given even when a dancer dances naked. A dancer has to do “table-hopping” to earn more.
Tipping: Some dancers are as aggressive as the impersonator-floor manager; they frankly ask for tips or tell you to shoulder their transportation fares. A firm “no”, however, is enough to get the message across, and the humiliated bar workers cease their harassment.
Peak Nights: Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights
Big Night: Friday and Saturday Nights
Rest Room: smelly, dirty place; no running water; cobwebs in the ceiling; graffiti in the walls