Angeles City, Philippines hosts the world's largest concentration of go-go bars. Coupled with the budget pricing found in the Philippines in general, Angeles City proves constantly popular with overseas visitors. Unfortunately, the City is often a victim of its own success, as small bars are often overrun by larger ones, and turnover of owners, management, and employees is frequent. As most of the bars are found clustered around Fields Avenue, it's not hard to find another establishment, should you find your favourite closed down.
One of the first bars to open after the Mt. Pinatubo eruption covered Angeles City, Gilley's Roadhouse was transported almost piece by piece from Ermita, in Manila. The Roadhouse is known for its large and complete sound system and rock video collection. The club is open every night from 6pm until 3am, with a 2-for-1 happy hour from 6pm until 8pm every night. On Wednesdays and Fridays happy hour is extended.
Gilley's Roadhouse 300 Lower Fields Avenue Balibago, Angeles City 2009 Pampanga Philippines +63-45-322-1703 roadhouseclub.com
Insomnia was the first nightclub in Angeles City, and has frequently updated itself over the years. Management dedicates itself to excellent customer service at reasonable prices. Insomnia boasts the City's only fireman's pole, a mid-stage swing, and special house drinks in an effort to keep itself current and distinct from the local competition. Happy hour begins right when the club opens at 2pm, and drinks run 60 pesos apiece until 7pm. The bar generally remains open until 5am.
Insomnia Nightclub 121 Tinio Street, Sta. Maria 1 Balibago, Angeles City 2009 Pampanga Philippines +63-45-892-3959 insomniagroup.com
As the name would imply, the Carousel Lounge features the only rotary carousel style dance floor in Angeles City. A circular bar sits adjacent to the rotating dance floor, so patrons can watch the dancers as they rotate by. Comfortable couches are also available for sitting, drinking, and relaxing. Bar hours are 6pm until 5am, and the capacity approaches 100 patrons. Local drinks are listed at 95 pesos.
Carousel Bar 14-4 Lower Fields Avenue Balibago, Angeles City 2009 Pampanga Philippines pashagroup.ph/
The Lollipop Bar is known for its special pricing on various days of the week. For example, while a standard happy hour is offered every day from 2pm until 6pm, on Sundays, two different drink specials are offered every hour, including 100 peso shooters and 100 peso tequila. Overall, the club is small, however it feels larger inside, as it connects with its next-door neighbour Ziggy's. There are no pool tables or video screens, but Lollipop hosts ample couch and table seating. The club closes relatively early, at midnight nightly.
Lollipop Bar Fields Avenue Balibago, Angeles City 2009 Pampanga Philippines lollipopbar.com