Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Palawan 1

Palawan 1 bar is now one of the iconic gay landmarks in Manila. It ia a favorite hangout among gay men particularly those who want to display their singing prowess. It used to be that dirty and poorly ventilated place but is now teeming with early twentysomething gay men in their cool Bench and Folded & Hung Outfits. Palawan 1 is now bigger than before. And there is more room to breathe.

Thank you to its equally successful competitors (Starlight and Saellite), the street right behind the Gateway mall in Cubao is now an official gay district every wekend.

There is no entrance fee. Beer is relatively cheap. At Php250, you get about 5 bottles and an interesting night flirting with gay men all around the area.

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