Sep 25, 2009

How things work in Club Bath

I’ve already told you guys how to get to Club Bath and how it’s layed out inside, so, just like what I did for Epitome, I’ll do the same for Club Bath and give you a rundown of what to expect and how to conduct yourself in this bathhouse. Before we continue, you should review Club Bath’s website since it already provides quite a lot of information. I’ll just elaborate or fill in the missing details.

Club Bath’s entrance along Valhalla St. is manned by the hired security guard. He can also help with parking if ever you’re bringing a car. Just inside the gate, you just need to go straight ahead to the end and enter the registration area. If there is already somebody else at the counter, you need to wait your turn.

Once at the counter you then need to register and pay for your entrance. If you’re registering for the first time, the registration fee is 250 pesos while for renewal, it’s 100. To register, you only need to provide them an ID and to fill out a membership form. You can probably get away with providing minimal information in the form, but the name you write must match the one on the ID.

Unlike in Epitome, the membership fee does not serve as your entrance fee. (This is probably why Club Bath has this high-end, pricey air about it.) You need to pay for the entrance separately and you need to tell the attendant whether you’re availing of a locker or a private room. Also, you and a friend cannot share costs by availing a room (or locker :-)) for both of you. Each has to avail a locker or a room. The rate for a locker is currently 200 pesos during weeknights and 230 pesos for weekends, holidays, and the nights before them (e.g., Friday). The rates for a private room are 350 and 400 pesos respectively. When you hand the payment (and your ID and membership card if you’re a returning member), the attendant will then give you a card where you need to write your name and sign it. Then he will ring up your fee on the cash register, give you change (if any), staple the receipt from the cash register to the card from earlier then have you sign that receipt. Only then will the attendant press a button unlocking the inner door to the bathhouse. Just pull the door to open and get inside.

Just past the door, there is a smaller counter where you can get your bathhouse stuff and deposit your bag. If you availed of a private room, another attendant will escort you to it. If you got a locker, the attendant will usher you to your locker. Unlike in Epitome, you don’t need to deposit your valuables with the staff—you keep them in your locker or your room. Each room has a safety deposit box for your use. The aforementioned bathhouse stuff consists of a bath towel, a face towel, a pair of slippers and the key(s) to your locker or room/deposit box. Like in Epitome, the key(s) are attached to a wristband.

By policy, cellphones are not allowed in the common areas. But since you did not deposit them with the staff, you are free to check it anytime in your locker or room. Just don’t bring them out or the staff will reprimand you when caught.

Stripping down and wearing the towel is the norm, but you can get away with wearing just your briefs or boxers. I’ve even seen some people roam around in jeans (but shirtless) and a guy who wears a black tank top over his briefs. So the attire is quite lax, but expect guys to look at you askance if you go around in full street clothes.

Smoking is not allowed in the air-conditioned areas, but there are two balconies on the second floor, a dark room and lanai on the third floor and the open area at the back of the ground floor for that. Free biscuits/candy is available on the first floor (by the gym area) as well as free coffee and drinking water. If you want heartier snacks, you can buy cup noodles or chips; just ask the staff at the registration area. The available snacks can be found in the display cabinet at the back of the TV area near the Internet cafe room. Speaking of Internet, there is free Wi-Fi available though I haven’t seen anyone use it. :-)

When you’re ready to leave, just change back into your clothes then proceed to the third registration counter facing the gym area. This is where you will drop your bathhouse stuff. Then exit at the door to your right and wait for your ID and membership card (and bag). You will also need to sign the back of the card from earlier to signify that you received your things. Leave the premises and come back again next day!

Shown above is how Club Bath’s membership card looks like. Unlike Epitome’s, Club Bath’s card is a classy plastic card. Anyone who looks at it might think that it’s for a swanky gym or spa. The back side of the card has a space for the member’s signature, the expiry date, a barcode, and some legalese text which states:

Signer agrees to abide by all club rules. This card remains the property of the issuer and must be surrendered upon request. This card is not transferable and additional photo ID is required.

It’s a good thing that the card now features a nice gold-tinted gradient. I’ve seen an older card with garish rainbow colors!


Knox Galen wrote on September 26, 2009 at 1:40 AM:

Uy bakit walang layout ng CB? Lol.

mennuie wrote on September 26, 2009 at 2:11 AM:

I just can't wait to go...
reading your blog from europe is intriguing.

Vince wrote on September 26, 2009 at 9:35 AM:

Knox, meron. I linked to it in the first paragraph. But here it is. :-)

mennuie, hope you can try enjoying the places here in Manila soon!

Anonymous wrote on October 2, 2009 at 8:59 PM:

i've been there! the attendant is so strict of the requirement: ID with photo. i was with my close friend, now his hiv+, so beware to maximum level. i am not saying that he get it in the place but you cannot determine if a person is carrying the virus or not. be safe always...

now, im dubai. paranoid that i might infected...

Vince wrote on October 4, 2009 at 10:18 PM:

Anon, check out this post of mine to learn why IDs are required. And yes, always have safe sex.

Anonymous wrote on October 6, 2009 at 2:52 AM:

vince, i checked the link and i found out that i had a comment on that entry too, hehehe!

i might not leave comment on each entries, but it doesnt mean that i am not checking your site regularly.

a BIG TIME fan from dubai...

Vince wrote on October 8, 2009 at 8:00 AM:

Reader from Dubai, when I checked that post myself, I realized that it was you who commented as well. :-)

Anonymous wrote on February 1, 2010 at 4:10 AM:

went to club bath dec 2009 after xmas. It was a weekend night and its kinda busy.the place is not that hard to find. Amenities are so-so compared to bathouses here in los angeles for the same price. Crowd are on 20' to 30's but there are some older than that.rooms are small, no tv and a very small locker.I don't know if I will come back again once I have my vacation to the Philippines. I went to wensha. Spa in pasay and its good. If the amenities at club bath will be like that of wenhsa with an optioon for a massage,tv on rooms showing blue films,an indoor pool, I will definetely comebck! Or am I just dreaming?that's all. Its just my honest opinion/observation.

Anonymous wrote on February 1, 2010 at 4:13 AM:

Since migs is already here in california, why don't you try some bathouses here for comparison?

Vince (Discreet Manila) wrote on February 1, 2010 at 11:37 PM:

@Anon, I agree that bathhouses here can still improve quite a lot more when compared to counterparts overseas.

Anonymous wrote on July 23, 2010 at 7:53 AM:

I have been to CCB three times. Each time I saw this daddy who looks like Erwin Tulfo. He is so picky though. Last time, he was in the steam room and his butt was in front of me. I want to pinch. can I do that?
Also, are there more daddies and foreigners in CB than Epitome? Can you make a crowd guide for bath houses?


Vince (Discreet Manila) wrote on July 30, 2010 at 1:39 AM:

@Anon, pinch him? How about a simple touch because pinching him would make him defensive. Hehehe.

And yep, I think CB's crowd have more "daddies" and foreigners than other bathhouses.

As for the crowd guide, let me see what I can do. :-)

Anonymous wrote on December 14, 2010 at 8:45 PM:

Is it true that 95% of Club Bath members are HIV positive? I know 3 people who have AIDS and 2 of them used are still going in Club Bath.

Anonymous wrote on December 14, 2010 at 8:51 PM:

You might be very careful in having intercourse with someone but those who already have the VIRUS cannot be expected to behave so. There are some of them intentionlly damage the condom and vwala . . . you both got it. Welcome to the world of HIV, some rumors even said, that syringes are being used inside those Bath houses to spread HIV without being noticed by the victim.

Vince (Discreet Manila) wrote on December 19, 2010 at 9:43 PM:

@Anon (Dec 14), those are simply baseless allegations. It's like those urban legends about people who spread HIV via syringes in movie houses.

james wrote on July 7, 2012 at 3:04 PM:

i finally went to club bath last sunday.. wow,,.. crowds are better much nicer.. kind and its very clean and best experience ever... i wanna go there again.. 09235798303who wants to come

grojin wrote on August 8, 2012 at 12:54 PM:

My bf did not tell me he was here a number of times and I just stumbled upon the membership card. I did not know what bathhouses are (excuse me for being naive) until he suggested to see an episode on Queer as Folk and viola! With a bath house scene! Confronted and admitted... Heated argument! Now I am more curious what it is like inside... I'll probably try it soon!

james wrote on August 12, 2012 at 2:45 PM:

@ grojin: try it =) your bf is going to the bathhouse kahit na kayo?

Anonymous wrote on August 13, 2012 at 3:59 AM:

i haven't been there but im interested in going there tonight 13 aug 12..text me 09055574343.

Anonymous wrote on August 20, 2012 at 11:35 PM:

any bikers na pumupunta dito? i like to meet someone in biker gear :)

koi.pond28 wrote on November 3, 2012 at 3:51 PM:

I will be in MNL by Nov 15. Anyone want to accompany me (preferrably someone who knows Bisaya).

Availability: Nov 15 around 8pm onwards.

email me


koi.pond28 wrote on November 22, 2012 at 4:11 PM:

Whoever you are na nakasabay ko sa room 33 nung November 17, 2012 around 11:30pm to 1:00am, please email me. Naka round 1 tayo sa may dark room and nung may vacant na room na for me, dun na tayo nag round 2 sa room 33. if totoo yung sinabi mo, you will send me and email.... :)

Anonymous wrote on January 16, 2013 at 11:24 AM:

it is my first time in CB last week and it was a blast.. had fun with 6 guys (with goodlooks because i only make fun with goodlooking guys).. the place is cool coz you're like shopping for fresh meat.. haha.. and find a spot to consume what you have shopped.. and last night, i went back and ended with 5 catches.. very good catches.. so i say going to CB is fun so far.. and i hope to have better experience next time.. maybe this weekend :).. oh, btw, i'm a top doing play with my fellow top..

Anonymous wrote on February 17, 2013 at 7:56 PM:

I've been planning to go there but I'm not sure if ill be welcomed since I am fat...punta pa kaya ako dun or should I not waste my time?

Anonymous wrote on February 28, 2013 at 2:42 PM:

First time ko kagabi. Thanks Vince, at least kahit papano nalaman ko na yung way dun sa loob.

Yung first hour ko, ikot lang ako ng ikot. Di ko alam kung paano mag approach e, kung pano yung tamang etiquette. Buti na lang may naka eye contact ako na guy, na tipo ko naman.Cute naman and maganda yung body nya, especially yung chest nya. Gusto ko pa sana mag round 2 sa kanya, kaya lang hinahabol ko yung LRT.

Kaya sensya na, di ko man lamang nakuha yung name mo. Hope to see you again in there.

PS. Ang sarap makipag make out sa iyo, as in!!!

Anonymous wrote on March 2, 2013 at 5:24 PM:

may pupunta ba tonight? please email me

Anonymous wrote on April 3, 2013 at 5:45 PM:

Anyone interested to meet up at CB next week? I've been there once but I think to have a "buddy" along would work better... If all else fails, at least you got each other! Ha!

Anonymous wrote on April 9, 2013 at 4:32 PM:

Hi everyone!..gusto ko pumunta ngaun sa CB, never been there pa!..pasama naman's my number 0916-646-4225

Anonymous wrote on May 19, 2013 at 10:15 PM:

kapag galing ka ng south.. ano ang pwede sakayan??

Blue wrote on May 22, 2013 at 4:48 AM:

Call me "Blue". Good morning. I just want to ask if the CB bathhouse still exist in the location? Hehe . I want to try and explore. I never been to such places. Hope someone can be my buddy to accompany me there. Young guy here :)

Anonymous wrote on May 22, 2013 at 9:27 AM:

By the way... Is it easy to find shaved guys? I personally don't like to see/touch any hair when I am doing a HJ/BJ...

Newbie here... Is people walking around with the towel at all time, or do you just walk naked after a while...

Sex (HJ/BJ/anal...) can be seen/done openly in all areas: corridors, lockers, showers, etc...?


Anonymous wrote on May 22, 2013 at 10:53 AM:

ang condom ba at lube ay libre sa CB or do i need to bring one?? thank you

Blue wrote on May 22, 2013 at 1:36 PM:

gusto ko pumunta pero gusto ko may kasama ako. hehe sino pwede?

Anonymous wrote on May 23, 2013 at 10:17 AM:

Had a great time last night with Ed not sure if that is his real name. It was an awesome night with you Ed, thanks.

Anonymous wrote on May 23, 2013 at 8:36 PM:

Bakit ang tagal ma post yung comments ko?

Aiden medina wrote on June 6, 2013 at 10:54 PM:

ill go there june 12 next week... want katrip na guy... text me at 09084894762... from QC here...want a match...ages 25-30, with pleasing personality, give me a nice job...

Aiden medina wrote on June 6, 2013 at 10:55 PM:

text me ill be in CB on june 12 6 pm to 10 pm...09084894762

Anonymous wrote on June 8, 2013 at 2:38 PM:

I'll be in CB on July 19 and July 20. Whoever wants to meet me, shoot me a message. Traveler here from Davao. :)

email me

Blue wrote on June 9, 2013 at 5:56 PM:

Gusto ko pumunta ng CB kaya lang wala ako makasama. sino pwede? young guy here but at legal age.

Anonymous wrote on June 10, 2013 at 4:53 PM:

gusto kong I try pumunta ng cb txt me if sino pwede ?09055947099

Anonymous wrote on June 10, 2013 at 4:55 PM:

txt me if cno punta sa june 12 pasabay 09055947099

Pong David wrote on June 15, 2013 at 6:12 PM:

hi who wants to accompany there--

im planning to go there tomorrow june 16. txt me at 09283136695

thank you

Pong David wrote on June 15, 2013 at 6:13 PM:

hi sino pde mag accompany sa akin-- heres my digits 09283136695

im planning to go tomorrow june 16..


Pong David wrote on June 15, 2013 at 6:15 PM:

sino pde kasama/// txt me 09283136695

Anonymous wrote on June 23, 2013 at 10:36 PM:

450 na ang weekend rate para sa mga room, and only for 4 hours. Still, not bad. Agahan na lang nila yung steam room.

Anonymous wrote on June 25, 2013 at 4:03 PM:

July 19 ng gabi ang flight ko dvo-mla.

kita kits sa club bath mga tol maybe july 19 ng gabi or july 20. depende sa panahon at sa tawag ng kalikasan. lol :)

send me a message on PR.

profile number 12763851

Anonymous wrote on June 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM:

good day sa inyo.. message ko lng yung naging kaibigan ko sa CB nung June 22, 2013 ng gabi.. gusto kitang makilala ng husto.. kung sino man siya, email mo ako.. nag.BJ ako sa yo sa steam room kasama yung isang chubby guy, tapos inalok mo ako na kantotin at pumayag ako sa alok mo.. kinantot mo ako sa isang private free room hanggang natapos.. akala ko tapos na yun pero sinundan mo pala ako hanggang sa third floor dark room or patio.. inalok mo rin ako sa cubicle, naglalambingan tayo, usap usap ng konti.. naalala mo pa ba na inalok din kita na mag.hotel sa mandaluyong para magsiping tayo pero ayaw mo dahil nkapasok na tayo sa CB. sabi mo rin sa akin na gusto mo ako dahil pogi ako at ganun din ako sa yo..

anyway, kung sino ka man, email mo ako pls.. gusto kitang makilala: ang email add ko..

salamat sa admin dito..

Blue wrote on June 28, 2013 at 8:10 PM:

I want to go there. sino pwede kasama? reply ka nalang dito.

Gray wrote on June 30, 2013 at 2:19 AM:

Hi Blue,

I hope you'll get this message on time. I want to try to go there as well, hopefully tomorrow. Let me know if you can go there with me.

Blue wrote on July 7, 2013 at 10:24 PM:

hello gray sorry ah ngayong lang ako nag check. pumunta ka na ba dun?

aries pastor wrote on July 9, 2013 at 2:13 AM:

sino gusto ako i libre gwapo,maputi at simpatiko curious lang

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Anonymous wrote on July 11, 2013 at 10:24 PM:

Cnu pwede kasama? Txt me 09359142675 better yet wechat: timlopez98 ;) tara!

Bottomlicious wrote on July 19, 2013 at 2:21 PM:

Had a great time 2 nights ago July 17 when I went to CB. Had fun with this tattooed hot guy....gwapo and maganda katawan. Yummy! Anyway, guys just don't expect too much pag pumunta kayo dun. Mangilan ilan lang yung hotties maybe 2-5. Then mga10-20 na average. The rest...maganda lahat sa dilim. Lol! Goodluck! Also, hwag lumaki ulo sa mga pambobola or feel down with rejections...part of the scene lang yan :-)

Anonymous wrote on August 13, 2013 at 6:43 PM:

tama ba yung nakita ko sa news sa tv5 na naraid ulit sya last saturday...august 10....50 katao ang nahuli but rest assured pinakawalan din sila....

Anonymous wrote on January 1, 2014 at 10:09 AM:

Jan 1 2014 punta ko later. Sino pwede kasama? 09152726045

tuxedo mask wrote on January 6, 2014 at 10:12 AM:

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tuxedo mask wrote on January 6, 2014 at 10:14 AM:

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Anonymous wrote on January 18, 2014 at 8:31 PM:

Hi vince... is this place still operational on said location? I wna go thr next week. Gd looking guy here with average-athletic built from Cebu

Anonymous wrote on January 23, 2014 at 2:27 AM:

hay sobrang saya!! nakapunta rin sa wakas! worth paying for!!

Anonymous wrote on April 24, 2014 at 8:01 PM:

I went there the other day with a friend..ok nmn...nice place.

Anonymous wrote on May 1, 2014 at 7:52 AM:

Marami pa din bang pumupunta dito? The last time I went there I think last July 2012 pa. Okay na okay to for me before, I'm not sure kung maraming cute guys pa din ang pumupunta dito. :) I'm planning to go later.

Anonymous wrote on May 2, 2014 at 2:01 AM:

I was there last 28 April (Monday). Passable crowd; not much "cute" (on my own terms) but I got to meet two "good-looking" (from my own perspective) guys.

While I was dressing up before going home (around 1 a.m.) I have overheard these two effeminate guys that "getting laid in Club Bath" is like "joining a beauty contest" (!) To have "one catch" is considered a "semi-finalist" while having "two" means "top finalist" (!!!) Getting three or more guys in one night will make you a "runner-up" or "Mr. Club Bath"... And they were laughing while talking about these things in front of the male usher in the main locker area. Amusing!

Anonymous wrote on May 6, 2014 at 5:50 PM:

I wanna go there too. Nood lang

Anonymous wrote on May 10, 2014 at 6:39 AM:

May condoms ba sila na binebenta?

Anonymous wrote on May 10, 2014 at 12:09 PM:

09152726045.... May 20 and 21. Sino pwede kasama?

Anonymous wrote on May 25, 2014 at 1:16 AM:

Just be careful. A friend of mine went there and got the virus.

Anonymous wrote on June 8, 2014 at 10:56 PM:

i wanted to cum i mean come but ........ takot ako sobrang health concious aq pero matry na nga haha txt nyo aq sa my gusto kasama u want to see me then add me on my wechat: billymark003 number:09055853910

Anonymous wrote on December 13, 2014 at 11:24 PM:

Hey. Anyone been there recently? Is it still the same as described in the article? I wanna try it but really scared of going alone. Reach me here guya, 09177200594.

Anonymous wrote on December 22, 2014 at 11:34 AM:

Dec 26 2014 . Sino pwede kasama?

jojo dela pena wrote on June 22, 2015 at 8:03 AM:

Went there last saturday dami action at wild guys hihi sarap manuod at mag pa bj hmm

paolo malditoh wrote on October 21, 2015 at 8:18 PM:

I have a crush sa CB pero mukhang suplado. I see him there every Sunday, tisoy, nice chest, tayo tayo hair parang anime. Anyone here know him?

Anonymous wrote on October 21, 2015 at 8:23 PM:

Me crush ako sa CB, tisoy, nice chest, tayo tayo buhok parang anime. Lagi ko sya nakikita every Sunday. Anybody here who knows him? Mukhang suplado kc

Anonymous wrote on December 8, 2015 at 3:34 AM:

sino pwede kasama (09208097630)

Anonymous wrote on April 18, 2016 at 12:11 AM:

am curious. i want try CB this week. nuod muna cgro as first timer. who's with me

jojo dela pena wrote on May 1, 2016 at 7:19 AM:

Went there again last night action sa steam room bj kissing,shower room handjob romance, sa dark room full sex, hmm sarap.. Dami pw daks last night yum yum.