O Bar: The Home of Manila’s Finest Drag Queens

Being part of the LGBT community, sometimes looking for a place to hang out where you can just be yourself and loosen up is quite a challenge. Worry no more because O Bar, a venue of choice by the LGBT community and an entertainment haven located at Ortigas, promises to deliver pure fun, no drama, and definitely no pretensions needed.

O Bar, which has been in the business for almost a decade now, started as a small bar in Malate. Now, it boasts a spacious place in Ortigas (no more dirty shoes after partying). They have the best ledge and poi dancers in the metro. I went there last weekend and being at O Bar feels like second home. Everyone was having fun. You can see the smiles and hear the laughs of our fellow friends and bekis. You’ll meet old and new friends (and possible partner? Yes!) too.

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O Bar is open to all gender, race, and status. Even celebrities like Vice Ganda, Divine Lee, top fashion designer Rajo Laurel, and more are frequent visitors, so you guys have a huge chance of partying with them.

O Bar’s biggest pride are their drag queens also known as the O Divas. You’ll be amazed on how they transform and channel our favorite foreign singers like Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, and Madonna. Believe me when I say that O Bar is the home of Manila’s best drag performers.

So allow me to introduce to you some of the Philippines’ finest drag performers from O Bar:


O Bar: The Home of Manila’s Finest Drag Queens


Katkat Dasalla

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Known for her provocative and captivating performances, Katkat is definitely one of the most famous divas at O Bar. She recently appeared in a fashion magazine as one of their favorite transwomen and was hailed by a magazine in Thailand as one of Asia’s Best Drag Queens. Watch her as she impersonate Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, and Ariana Grande flawlessly. You’ll surely love her right after.


Precious Paula Nicole

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Be mesmerized by Precious’ sweet smile, but don’t be deceived as she can deliver an electrifying ensemble right on the spot. Known to be at her best when she is Beyonsay My Name, Say My Name, she even recently won as the grand champion in a make-up transformation contest in Eat Bulaga where she imitated the moves of the queen Beyoncé Knowles.


Gigi Ehra

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Photo by: Benson Logronio

Gigi may be the newest addition to the O Divas, but she created a name for herself and can be at par with the rest of the girls. Actually, Gigi is my favorite queen. She is a breath of fresh air; not into the typical impersonation. Her artsy performances has the right mix of androgyny, glamor, fierceness, and class. Her repertoire includes songs that sound familiar, but attacked and arranged in an innovative way. Her make up is always on point and seamless, and her couture stance and stares will give you chills down the spine.

Bernie Barrantes

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A crowd favorite, Bernie’s dominating presence and energy on stage is contagious. She gets the loudest cheers because of her fearless stunts, explosive performances, and her seamless impersonation of Nicki Minaj. She can set the stage on fire. She, together with Katkat, represented Team Manila at the recent Songkran 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand.


Eva Papaya

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Eva Papaya has been in the drag industry for a long time and considered a pioneer at O Bar. Being the total diva, Eva’s style of drag is classic, but with a subtle touch of surprises. Once she steps on the stage, you’ll never know what you’re gonna get. Fabulous outfits, classic songs with a funny twist, Eva Papaya is definitely a joy to watch onstage.

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So if you want to spend your night with just good vibes, party with us and show off your true colors. Let the queens of O Bar serve you their sickening fish realness. Party out. Party loud! 

O Bar is located at Ortigas Home Depot Julia Vargas Ave. Ortigas, Pasig City.



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