Vikings Bar Review: Mango Avenue, Cebu – by Foreigner and The Chinese
Bang in the middle of mango avenue, main bar avenue of Cebu City – next door to BGs and the imaginarily named “Viking next door” bar. Go to the left next to the vendors and children that will ask you for money. Walk down a flight of steps and into the cellar of sin (or maybe not).
3/5 The layout is possibly the best thing about Vikings. It’s a big space with lots of red sofas & reasonable number of girls and OK dance floor – but usually just a single girl dancing at a time. There’s a couple of pool tables and the ladies will happily play you for a “rum coke” if they win, or something else a little stiffer if they lose! The bar itself is a bit of a disappointment and located a little too far from the majority of the girls – interesting and friendly bar maids might make up for this, but unfortunately they’re not. There’s a nice trans-global soup of Korean, Japanese, American and European Punters, although seems to be favoured by the Koreans and Japanese.
4/5 Cheap enough – ladies drinks around the 170+ mark and a San Miguel Light at 65. Bar fine is 1700. 700 to the bar and rest to the girl (paid in advance). Paying up front seems like a dumb idea, but apparently its policy now.
2/5 Same owner as BGs and Viking next door (a different bar). Bar maids uninterested and boring. Mamasan…what Mamasan? Too many penalties kills may have killed the atmosphere and girl’s enthusiasm.
3/5 Mostly 4 – 6’s, nothing too spectacular, maybe turn up early and you might find something nice.
2/5 Girls not so friendly – possibly due to stiff fines mentioned above (girls get charged a massive 1700 peso for being absent – enough to cause them significant financial issues for a couple weeks).
2/5 Could be a great place but doesn’t quite make it. Maybe go there early and take a few drinks with a few of the friendlier girls and move on. Different approach to management might really pick this place up. It’s a little tired now, like some of the long term girl’s there, be careful if you start here with a view to doing a spell of bar hopping – you might lose the incentive and fall asleep instead.
2/5 For sure Vikings is worth a look in, but it’s the little things that really transform a venue into a buzzing bar – Vikings just doesn’t seem to have them. My advice is go there is a mission, strictly 30 mins max then out – upwards and onwards! May have changed now – so could do with a more recent review
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fantastic placeI would recommend this to my freinds.
I live here for 5 years, this bar knows me well after ever night for 5 years. Dont be an idiot like most foreigners. Do what I do.... i dont buy the girls lots of drinks, i buy them 1 drink to satisfy the bar, i have the girls sit and have fun with me, for each girl that sits with me all night and i dont have to buy more than 1 drink for, I will give each girl 1000 pesos when i leave. because they really are sweet to you and will really entertain you. remember, if you keep them with you and then leave, then they lost the opportunity to make money sitting with another patron. these girls have nothing, and are trying very hard to survive so be good to them. everyone there is nice, of course there will always be a bad apple, but thats the risk you take for your behavior. Also i usually order a huge pizza from yellocab and have it cut into 30 pieces for the girls to share because lots of those girls have not eaten that day or for that long long night, and that is true. . if you cant afford these things, go home, dont waste a poor girls time. i love these girls and they really are so good to me for being good to them. especially westerners.... maintain our good image, dont be inconsiderate and unthoughtful. if you dont like your mamasan then ask for Jay, unless shes working upstairs or ask for ne-ne. and actually the manager is a good guy, ive called him boss for years and he really is hospitable to me and doesnt get finicky about how the girls spend their time with me. but of course i buy him a drink time to time also.
Nice place I would recommend. If you are cheap and do not buy drinks for girl or girls. Then of course you will not have a good time. But if you buy a girl a drink about every 30 - 45 minutes. They will be nice to you. I mean what are you there for if not to buy drinks and have a good time. When I order drink for me I order drink for them.I would recommend this to my freinds.
such a nice place....sometime mamasan push me buy some lady drink even i dont wanna buy LD for mamasan...i recommend ailyn...would you buy LD for her when you visit at viking? she should be good for you...
I'm the prettiest girl in the world!I would recommend this to my freinds.
I love it!I would recommend this to my freinds.