June 18th, 2011 / No Comments » / by Barretto Bob
This week’s Sons of Bacchus, Subic, Bar Girl Dance Competition was held at Rum Jungle, Barrio Barretto, Subic.
There were more girls at this event than I’ve seen at any of the others. Usually, a bar would bring three girls – tonight, most had 4 or 5, plus they brought their cheering sections with them. Of course, Rum Jungle has something like 90 girls working there now, so no wonder it was packed. There appeared to be a good turn-out of fans as well, though I don’t know the official count. The Judge’s Row at the dance stage was filled, so it must have been pretty good.
The events started out as normal, with the girls from all nine bars dancing on the stage together.
The nine competing bars were:
- Wet Spot
- Rum Jungle
- Hot Zone
- Cat Walk
- Bar Barretto
Rum Jungle started first. Everyone was expecting to see a new routine, with new uniforms, and maybe new dancers. But no one had any idea what was about to take place.
Robert and Chris brought out two long benches, covering them with a red cloth material. As the dance routine began, four girls came on stage, in pairs, and sat down on the benches, facing each other. As the show progressed, well, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves! Rum Jungle was the clear winner with this erotic, amazing routine. Hot Zone came in second with a sizzling performance, and Angelwitch took up third, dancing hard in very sexy, attractive outfits with huge colorful flowers in key positions.
Here are a few pics to get you started. Don’t forget to browse through the complete image gallery.
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June 12th, 2011 / 2 Comments » / by Barretto Bob
I’m starting this new “feature” called “Bar Bits”. I want to round up all the little news items, rumors, events and small happenings in one post, rather than trying to create a new article for all these little things. There’s no schedule for these – it won’t be a weekly or monthly thing – I’ll just pop them out as the situation warrants.
1. Wild Orchid Resort in Baloy installed an ATM machine. It’s up and running and works great. It passes out php1,000 and php500 bills. I pulled 10k, and it gave me 9 php1,000 notes and two php500 notes. Nice to have a couple of the smaller bills.
2. Rumor has it that Dryden is working with a bank to provide another ATM machine. You may recall that Dryden had an ATM in the past. They were managing it themselves, and it turned into a nightmare trying to keep it full of cash, etc. Constant runs to the bank, carrying around a million pesos, etc.. This time around is sounds like they’re negotiating with a bank to provide the service. It would be GREAT to have another ATM. Currently, there are only two – one at ZamBank down by the market at 164, and the new one at Wild Orchid. Otherwise, you’re going to Subic City or Olongapo. Not fun in rain and traffic.
3. The next Sons of Bacchus Subic will be at Rum Jungle on Friday, June 17th. Doors open at 4:00 and the fun begins at 5:00. The php550 door charge gets you an open bar and finger food from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, and happy hour pricing in all the participating bars all night long. Pay a little more and be a judge! You get reserved seating right up front. I always take on the judge role when I go. Everyone is a winner in the drawings for discounts and special prizes, ranging from 10% off at area restaurants to 1/2 price EWRs. Woohoo!
4. Toga! Toga! Toga! This Saturday, June 18th, join the fun with a 6 bar Toga bar hop! Starts at Surrender Bar in the Lips Complex at 8:00pm, passes through Lips, Rum Jungle, Angelwitch, and Foxhole, and ends up at Wet Spot 11:00pm. If you wear a toga you get buy-1-take-1 all night long. If you bring a girl in a toga, her 1st drink in each bar is free. Drawings for discounts and free drinks, etc, will be held in each bar. Also, there will be a Best Toga prize awarded at Wet Spot. Panties and Undies are optional.
5. Looks like there’s a new bar opening next door to the General’s Command Post. No details yet, but I’ll ask around. If you know anything about it, please leave a comment.
6. There are a LOT of apartments available for rent now. Friends tell me that every year, at the start of the rainy season, people pack up and move, leaving a glut of apartments and houses for rent. If you want to move to Subic, or just rent a place for a few months, now is the time to do it. NOTE: Please don’t write and ask me to post details of what’s available. It’s nearly impossible to keep up, as they go very quickly. The best thing to do is come here and stay in a hotel/resort for a week and look around. You can not get a good feel for the place without seeing it in person. I wouldn’t even consider renting a place over the internet – way too many variables. As an example, my buddy just got a three story, three bedroom duplex on a side road off Baloy Beach Road. It has a huge sun deck on top, is about 100 yards from the beach, and has an incredible ocean view. It’s far enough down the side road to be nice and quiet – very few trikes, etc. Rent is only php20k per month. Can’t beat it!
7. Treasure Island Resort has a pool party scheduled for July 3rd, weather permitting. These are always a lot of fun, with around 100 girls from 6 or 7 bars.
May 30th, 2011 / 1 Comment » / by Barretto Bob
The Philippines Nightlife Guide has posted an image gallery and review of the Catwalk Club in Barrio Barretto, Olongapo, Subic Bay, Philippines.
I’m grabbing a few pictures to show here – please head over to Philippines Nightlife to see the full gallery and read the descriptions.
May 28th, 2011 / 1 Comment » / by Barretto Bob
Wow! The Sons of Bacchus dance contest events here in Subic just keep getting better and better!
This post does two things; presents the photos from the latest SOB event at Surrender bar, and presents the brand new Surrender Bar!
This week’s winner was Bar Barretto:
The competition was fierce, with 8 bars in attendance. The dance moves are becoming more sophisticated as time goes on. At this SOBS Event, the food came fast and furious, and was hot and delicious. I really loved the little meat pastries and the chicken fingers. It was easy to get a fresh cold beer, as Surrender must have had 10 waitresses running around. Speaking of waitresses, they have some real hotties there. It was hard to keep my eyes on the dancers.
Surrender is in the Lips Complex at the corner of Del Pilar street and National Highway here in Barrio Barretto. The bar is on the ground floor directly past Lower Lips in the back. It’s where the late night disco used to be.
The bar has been completely developed from the ground up. If you remember the disco, you won’t recognize the place. Check out the pics and you’ll see what I mean. One nice touch – are you getting tired of seeing the “ring the bell” sings all over, with a huge ship’s bell hanging inconveniently, threatening to bump your head as you stare at the girls? Well, this bar has that too, but they also added a big-ass gong on the wall. When you smack that thing, everyone knows – it’s loud! It’s also a lot more fun than ringing the bell.
Surrender has a great dance stage, good seating with great views of the dancers, a pool table and a really excellent sound system. I walked around the entire bar and couldn’t find a flat spot in the sound system anywhere, except around the corner in the back of the pool area. That’s kind of cheating – the system sounds great everywhere. They have a combination of round and rectangular tables, and padded bench seating along the back row. The lighting is pretty good. They are revising the lighting over the next week or two, and I expect it to be the best in Barretto soon.
I’d like to suggest less yellow and white lighting – it makes it difficult to take quality photos because it washes out the skin tones and throws an odd color cast over the girls. Anyway, that’s just me. The lighting is great for watching the girls dance, and that’s the entire point!
Here’s a few pictures of the new bar.
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For the complete Sons of Bacchus gallery, click the Read More:
May 9th, 2011 / No Comments » / by Barretto Bob
Tropical Storm Aere (international) / Bebeng (Philippines) is currently lashing out at the Subic Bay area of the Philippine Islands. Bringing rain and high winds, this is the first storm of the season for Central Luzon.
Damage here appears to minor, so far. All I can speak to is the Baloy Beach area – I haven’t ventured out farther than this. I may go for a drive later and see what’s up in Barretto.
The Blue Rock Floating Bar was was ashore early this morning. The Comfort Room is trashed, and there appears to be damage to the railings. It is currently stuck on the beach in front of the resort. The damage seems to be minor, but I’ll wager it won’t be going back into service until next year.
Beach Erosion and the Floating Bar – click the pic to see more photos and videos:
Blue Rock Washed Ashore, Beach Eroding
The Voodoo Floating Bar was pulled out early this year – looks like they made the right decision! I’ve heard the Arizona Floating Bar is ok, but the last I heard was a few hours ago.
Johan’s Dive Resort was able to get all but one of their dive boats over to the harbor at the old Subic Bay Naval Station. The boat that was left behind is swamped and upside down in the water, though the line is holding.
The beach is eroding very quickly. About half of the beach is gone near Blue Rock and Wild Orchid, and the area near the Nipa Huts is almost completely gone.
I’ve posted videos and pictures over on Subic Bay Living - the link will open in a new window.
May 1st, 2011 / No Comments » / by Barretto Bob
The Dryden Group held their annual Feed The Kids event this Easter Day in Barrio Barretto, Olongapo, Subic. Over 400 meals were served in just over one hour. This photo gallery shows many of the smiling and excited faces from this event. This was the 11th Feed the Kids event put on by Dryden, who also holds the event at Christmas every year. This was the 4th event in Barrio Barretto, with the prior events being held in Angeles City.
Many expats and locals pitched in to help out with this important event. The local police even stopped by and helped pass out meals to the hungry kids. It was pretty amazing to see entire families bringing their children to get a free meal, and there were many grateful smiles and words of appreciation. People were even bringing their kids straight from the beach!
It was interesting to see so many older kids carrying their younger siblings down the road to get their free meal. Family means everything in the Philippines, and you saw that sentiment in spades on this day.
The Philippine Islands has many hungry children, and there’s nothing worse than seeing them look up at you when they are hungry and sometimes alone. I like the fact that expat businesses don’t only take from the local community – they also give back.
Check out the entire photo gallery by clicking “read more” and don’t forget to comment!
April 14th, 2011 / 6 Comments » / by Barretto Bob
I stopped by The Office Bar in Barrio Barretto the other night and had a really good time. I met the owner who is a very hands-on manager, and he’s a very knowlegable guy. He knows a lot about the area, and is a great source of information, as well as a nice guy.
The bar is on the north end of the main bar strip on National Highway, to the left of Midnight Rambler, on the West side of the street (ocean side).
I liked the lineup at this bar. The girls are very energetic and playful, and like to have a good time. As you probably know, when the girls are having a good time, WE have a good time.
They play a good mix of music, with an emphasis on good rock music. The volume level is just right – loud enough for the girls to dance to, and low enough to carry on a conversation without having to strain to hear. I wish more bars would follow this rule. It’s fun to go to a loud bar now and then, but it gets old fast. Not every night needs to be “party hard” night.
I haven’t spent a lot of time in this bar, but I’m adding it to my list.
See the full gallery of photos below. Enjoy!
April 4th, 2011 / 2 Comments » / by Barretto Bob
What a great day! The day started out with cloudy skies, lots of wind, and high humidity. I was almost certain it was going to start raining, and drizzle all day.
Happily, I was wrong. The day turned out to be perfect for partying poolside with over 70 girls from 8 different bars!
Treasure Island Beach Resort in Baloy Beach, Barrio Barretto, Olongapo, Subic, sponsored another of their legendary pool parties on Sunday, April 3rd, 2011. For a handful of pesos, we were able to spend the entire afternoon eating, drinking and partying with the gorgeous girls. The food was excellent, the beer was cold, and the girls were hot!
I went to another of their pool parties in February, 2010. It was also a great time, but I think this one blew it out of the water (pun intended)! As you’ll see in the picture gallery, the girls had a great time, which made sure we all had a great time too!
Whoever says Subic doesn’t have any good looking girls must have lived in Angeles City too long. Or has never been to Subic. Or really needs glasses! Keep reading on the full page to see the complete photo gallery with over 235 photos!
April 2nd, 2011 / 6 Comments » / by Barretto Bob
Just the name adds excitement and energy, and that’s what this bar has in spades. Rum Jungle is one of my favorite bars in Subic, and for good reasons.
Rum Jungle has recently been completely remodeled. They’ve incorporated the old Dryden Diner and Surrender Bar into space, converted the old rectangular bar into a great dancing stage, added a new bar in the back, and changed the old, small dance stage on the right into a raised VIP section. In addition, they’ve painted and cleaned and added all new lighting. If you know the old Rum Jungle, you need to stop in and check the all new bar.
Rum Jungle Bar, Barrio Barretto, Subic Bay, Philippines
Here’s a picture of the new dance stage:
Here’s a close-up of the new stage – nicely populated and portrayed:
April 2nd, 2011 / No Comments » / by Barretto Bob
Wet Spot has been considered the #1 bar in Barrio Barretto (Subic) for a long time now, and for very good reasons.
It’s arguably the best looking bar in the area, though some other bars are catching up quickly! The management is top notch – Brett is a fantastic host who is always looking out for his customers. The staff at Wet Spot is not only friendly, they are hot and sexy as well. It’s a toss up which bar has the hottest staff – but Wet Spot certainly holds it’s own in this regard. The staff is trained very well, and they are friendly and very hands-on.
Speaking of hands on, I get my massages at the Wet Spot a few times a week. Ask for Kim, and prepare to be sent to heaven tonight and sore the next morning. Note: These are casual massages in the bar. If you are really, really lucky, you might be able to talk Beth, the waitress manager, to give you a massage. All I can say is “wow”.