Jun 9, 2012

The latest on Epitome

Ever since word got out that Epitome would be closing down their Leon Guinto operations, with the hint that they might reopen in a new location, I've been seeing comments and questions here on this blog and elsewhere from lots of guys asking if Epitome has opened again, or asking where the new Epitome was (mistakenly assuming that it had already opened).

Just like these guys, I didn’t have any information about the status of Epitome. Only the guys behind the business would know anything about it and I haven‘t seen anything come out from their side yet.

That changed when one of the managers of Epitome posted the following statement on a forum in PlanetRomeo yesterday:

close na ang E since march 25 2012, kung tatayo man ito is anybody guess becoz...

To make the record straight...

Epitome Club Malate was closed since March 25, 2012 because the property was sold last year November 2011, without the full knowledge of the other 5 partners/owners of Epitome, until we received an abrupt notice (Jan, 2012) to vacate the property,
As for plans of putting up again is under consideration due to only 1 remaining owner who wants to continue the homey concept of E.
I have managed the place for the past 5 years (Sept 2007 to Mar 2012) and I have love and cherish the sacred bond of our guests, friends, talents (divas n mds), staff and some of the owners for being supportive. I guess, all things will come to past.Epitome Club Malate finally closes her chapter in the PLU Community history.

So I hope this would clarify all your queries....

Well, if you want to see some of Epitome regulars, some hangout at O Bar Malate...

Until we meet again....Love Love Love Sam...

So it seems final. Epitome is closed down for good. Some of the people behind it may decide to put up another establishment but those who miss Epitome’s quirkiness are out of luck.


Anonymous wrote on June 10, 2012 at 11:34 AM:

Sad to hear that Epitome is close for good. Hope that someone out there would put up another bathhouse in Malate because I think it is a good place for a gay bathhouse since it is the gay district of Manila. Any news from the previous raid at the CB in Pasay? I hope the gay community did something otherwise raids by the police will never stop.

Anonymous wrote on June 20, 2012 at 2:54 PM:

E closed down. Q will also be closing down next week. What do we have left? Lol I like CB and F, but I get guys effortlessly in Q and E, so.

Anonymous wrote on June 20, 2012 at 6:45 PM:

Q is closing down?!

Anonymous wrote on June 22, 2012 at 10:55 AM:

Q Palace will having the last show and farewell party by next week june 30....

Anonymous wrote on June 22, 2012 at 10:55 PM:

...in this day and age of cellphone and call center hook-ups...I just cant help but think that Bar and Baths' scene is becomming irrelevant....I for one is still hoping.....its just a case of hybernation.....for I do really missed it.....

davao jobs list wrote on July 12, 2012 at 9:09 PM:

close for good...

irahhh wrote on August 23, 2012 at 5:20 AM:

this is really sad..was one of the first few members. hope to hear from them in the next coming months.

Anonymous wrote on August 31, 2012 at 9:41 PM:

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

golangnggo wrote on October 1, 2012 at 3:26 PM:

sad, i went on leon ginto last saturday but then its already close...sad.. maganda ang epitome beacuse of themes everyday. gusto ko yung no briefs at facetowel lang dala mo..kakaiba talaga. kahit medyo hindi kagandahan ang facilities mas okay parin kesa sa "F" mura pa ang membership..lol hhehehe sana magreopen sila to its new location...

Anonymous wrote on December 1, 2012 at 9:11 AM:

me kumakalat na text ngayon.one of my friends received a txt from anonymous no. that epitome will re opening by tomorrow night dec 2, 2012....i know dont know if its true....well lets see from other sources....

sam..... wrote on December 1, 2012 at 11:56 AM:

whoever is spreading the anonymous text, information in the net, re-opening of E is NOT true....taking a cue from one of the owners, Epitome has already closed her doors last March 2012, and is Dead!!!
whoever is using the name of Epitome, doesnt speak in behalf of the owners and manager of the former club...let the gay community be warned and be cautious,

Anonymous wrote on January 19, 2013 at 10:47 PM:

sayang talaga ang epitome no? Dami nakaka miss sa mga happenings. Nag eenjoy kasi ako sa jacuzzi. Narerelax kasi buong katawan ko dun. Sana mag open na ulit ang epitome.

Anonymous wrote on February 11, 2013 at 2:50 PM:

Please sana magopen n ulip ang E.

Anonymous wrote on May 17, 2014 at 12:05 AM:

too bad... but epitome will always be in my heart and those violin solos I did there...


HNC wrote on February 20, 2015 at 11:08 AM:

Looks like Sam has entered a new venture. The FB group's still running, and there's Wicked Manila now.

Standard bar with shows, wala na yata yung dating private areas.