Mar 18, 2012

Epitome’s last week at Leon Guinto

tarus top, one of the managers of Epitome, has posted the following comment in several of my blog posts about their bathhouse announcing the final week of their operations at their Leon Guinto location:

Important Advisory: Epitome Club Malate will have its FINAL Week of Operations at Leon Guinto St from March 18 to March 25 before we pack up and move for a better home. A Big Finale Show will be on March 24 Saturday. Thanks for all the love, loyalty, bonding and memories we shared since 2004. Until we meet again.

I think that this would be a good move for Epitome. Compared to the other bathhouses in Metro Manila, Epitome’s is the one needing quite a bit of maintenance and some updating in its facilities. I hope that when they reopen, it would be with better facilities (such as beds) and better air-conditioning.

I also hope that they would still have a discreet location like in Leon Guinto. Their entrance is so unassuming that people have been leaving comments here on Discreet Manila saying they’re having trouble finding it! :-)

Here’s to Epitome’s new chapter! Epitome was the first local bathhouse I’ve visited and I’ve had some good memories inside it.

If you’ve been to Epitome, what do you want the management to do better next time? Come on, let’s collect all the suggestions here!


Mugen wrote on March 18, 2012 at 5:50 PM:

Wonder, when was the last time you were there. Hehe.

Anonymous wrote on March 18, 2012 at 9:35 PM:

Are they moving out of Malate?

Anonymous wrote on March 19, 2012 at 2:04 AM:

Anonymous wrote on March 19, 2012 at 5:18 AM:

the GYM should be given much attention. they can attract more butch that will lead more patrons if they have a good one...

i was in the place last october and every time i'm in pinas E is on the list.

greetings from dubai

Nathantology wrote on March 19, 2012 at 8:27 AM:

Just keep the Jacuzzi and the dry sauna. Plus more rooms please. I look forward to Epitome's re-opening. =P

Anonymous wrote on March 19, 2012 at 3:03 PM:

cleaner tiles. more variety of drinks and food. safer stairs. bigger TV on viewing room. more access to condoms and lubes. a functioning sauna. bigger steam room. more showers. hope they still have a maze.

Anonymous wrote on March 19, 2012 at 4:30 PM:

update us epitome if wer is da new location...thanks

virgingem wrote on March 19, 2012 at 5:52 PM:

how much is the entrance fee for new member for its final week?thanks

Anonymous wrote on March 19, 2012 at 10:56 PM:

lilipat b ng location o mag renovate lang b? sayang nman pauwi p nmn ako next month nsa list ko n ang E,,sana may update lage tungkol d2,kiala uli magbubukas

Anonymous wrote on March 25, 2012 at 2:24 AM:

They are transferring location, according to an insider. Hopefully, it becomes spacious, clean/well-maintained, decent rooms, good ventilation, and yes... safe and cleaner tiles...

gym equipment should be checked and maintained as well...

I've been to several bath houses in Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia -- all have that "expensive spa" look and feel once you enter, and they're well-maintained. And entrance fee is as low as 150 pesos (in Vietnam) or as high as 400-500 in Sg.

Looking forward to the new Epitome!

Anonymous wrote on March 29, 2012 at 10:25 PM:

please txt us if when they were ready to open..sana dito pa rin sa Malate area.

Anonymous wrote on April 2, 2012 at 10:04 PM:

....naman kare-renew ko lang ng card ko last february...hahaha...any way I am really looking forward for the time whwen EPITOME re-opens its door...sana with in the Malate area...oks din kung doon din along Leong Guinto...kasi very accessible para sa akin EPITOME many thanks....

Vince (Discreet Manila) wrote on April 10, 2012 at 12:54 AM:

@Mugen, the last time was more than a year ago. :p

To the others, I'll try to post word when I get more information. :)

Anonymous wrote on April 10, 2012 at 4:16 PM:

I've never tried any other bath house. For me epitome is enough although they could always improve their services. First thing, maybe they can clean up the area, apply some paint over the dark areas. Perhaps they can also change the lighting in there, its so dark, cant see much. add more dim lights even in the wet sauna room. and more gym equipments, more strippers on other days not just mondays. and maybe they can add a masseur on a particular day.

Anonymous wrote on April 11, 2012 at 9:01 PM:

I have checked out the place about 3 times last January, unfortunately i unable to see this bathhouse because i didnt see any signboard . I hope the new location will be more easy to find, and hopefully can visit on the upcoming August.

Anonymous wrote on April 17, 2012 at 12:06 PM:

i was there last sunday april 15, but unfortunately close na pala... i'm from the province and i frequent E when i happen to visit manily, its part of my itenirary.. can anyone guide me me where i can find the new location of E? thanks.. 09277237818 or email me at

Vince (Discreet Manila) wrote on April 18, 2012 at 11:56 PM:

@anon (Apr 17), I don't think they have opened yet in their new location.

Anonymous wrote on April 22, 2012 at 8:02 AM:

oo nga can u please inform us naman wr ba the new place of epitome,
my email:
my smart no. 09206000979
my globe no. 09155779555

Anonymous wrote on April 24, 2012 at 5:30 AM:

please if you guys know the new location of epitome, leave it here

Anonymous wrote on April 27, 2012 at 11:42 PM:

for me, the service as well as the staffs are ok na rin...just pay attention nalang sa cleanliness ng area proper..
sana mag open na sila as soon as possible.
never tried to come to other bath house kasi parating na reraid.
BLOGGER please let us know when they will reopen to a new location...thanks.

Anonymous wrote on April 30, 2012 at 2:54 AM:

Sayang naman yung dating place ng Epitome. Maybe some other company would renovate and reopen the place.

Anonymous wrote on June 7, 2012 at 1:55 PM:

.....Hello.....any news about EPITOME?...I for one terribly miss the place so much!...right now my only hope is the hanging statement "till we meet again..."...thanks...

Anonymous wrote on June 19, 2012 at 3:52 PM:

i went there last sunday kala ko open pa, parang employment agency na nag occupy nung spot ng epitome.

Anonymous wrote on August 26, 2012 at 10:25 PM:

there is only 2 places where they can be right now.. it's either leon guinto nakpil corner.. or pedro gil.. leon guinto.. :) i'll go visit now. and check if the two places i saw on the internet is ok. :)

Anonymous wrote on August 31, 2012 at 9:40 PM:

my favorite day in epitome is thursday, sana pagnagopen ulit, may ganito ulit, meron bang ganito sa iba? i think wala

Anonymous wrote on January 4, 2013 at 6:17 PM:

Memories of Epitome.. Yung celebrity owner nag invite sa akin to become a member. Napa ka gwapo at hunk kasi nya nung makita ko sa Harrison Plaza then when I smiled at him nilapitan nya ko discreetly at binulungan ako na mag sex daw kami pag may place ako, when I said na wala, he asked me if ok lang daw ba sa SUV nya so we ended up having a steamy sex habang nakatirik ang araw, nakabantay sa labas yung body guards and driver nya..afterwards niyaya nya ako pumunta sa epitome kasi sya pala owner at pulis din sya kaya di Ito nire-raid..

Anonymous wrote on February 11, 2013 at 3:04 PM:

Do you still have contact with the owner? News about opening E again? Please let us know. Post it here. Ty.

Rik Escudero wrote on July 1, 2013 at 11:36 PM:

Where is E now? Does anybody knows? Nakakamiss na yung grupo.

Anonymous wrote on July 30, 2013 at 12:03 AM:

I miss epitome so much, I tried other bath haus like the one near dfa but nothing beats the excitement in epitome. Epiitome rocks- I'm the tattooeed guy who always workout in epitome, dragon tattoo on my side and wings on my back. Bring back epitome please to kill my sadness

Anonymous wrote on October 19, 2014 at 6:47 PM:

there is a new bath house named "The We´rehouse". It is strategically located in Makati, How to reach the bath house.. take buendia, turn right to Edison St. 3rd block Morse St. 2421 - B.. the facade looks literally like a warehouse..they offer massage as well with turkish bath included. Otherwise you may reach this number 0927 421 3163.... i have been there couple of times. The atmosphere is almost the same as Epitome. They have theme nights as well. like sarong night, underwear colour coded, perfume, and on saturday they have a show and on friday free BBQ. And i found some familiar faces as well that i´ve met in E before.
I hope this helps