The Drinking Coach, Manuel Barandiaran, has opened another business with his usual style and swagger–the Retro KTV–the first themed KTV bar in Bacolod. Also the owner of Botella, Garahe, and the Bounce Mobile Bar, you can expect nothing less from him.
Retro KTV is the funkiest KTV and Bar concept here in Bacolod. You will know based on the photos I have below. It has psychedelic designs on the walls, a mirror ball in each room, and one even has provisions for pole dancing. Yeeha! Even their rugs and place mats have musical designs! Such a happy and interesting place. Everything spells partehhh!
Affordable, Clean KTV Rooms
There’s a total of seven KTV Rooms with different capacities. The smallest rooms can be rented for P700 for three hours, consummable for food and drinks. It’s good for up to 6 people, but even if there’s just the two of you, you can easily rent if because the minimum is very affordable. The biggest room is P2,200, which can seat up to 15. The rooms are really affordable! There’s no smoking in the rooms.
Aside from the KTV Rooms, there are tables outside and on the second floor for al fresco dining and also for smoking guests. The design is fancy yet ergonomic.
Below is Barbie, short for Barbie-cue-han or an outdoor grill. Barbie is the outdoor grill that was custom built with a 1970 Volkswagen Beetle hood. From the junk yard, it was painstakingly restored by Cooper Built for Retro KTV. Barbie is not only a piece of art now but is also the funkiest piece of culinary equipment of its kind. Only Manuel can think of details such as these. With its hood closed, it would be nice to have your picture taken here.
Retro KTV Unique Menu
Aside from the most colorful rooms, Retro also good food (judging from his other bars) that has the most interesting names. Here are some of his funny menu entries:
Mariah Curry (for chicken curry)
Black Eyed Fish (for fish fillet)
Hootie and the Milkfish (for sizzling bangus or grilled bangus)
Fireworks (for flaming chicken)
Pata Don’t Preach (for crispy pata)
Jessica Shrimpson (for sizzling gambas)
Bruno Marshrooms (for sizzling garlic mushrooms)
Alicia Cheese (fried mozarella)
Rice Rice Baby (even rice wasn’t spared. this is garlic rice)
Imelda Papcorn (for you know what)
What’s surprising is that, Manuel makes sure that his food tastes good. The food that he serves could very well be served in a nice sit-down restaurant for Filipino food lovers and not just side dishes in bars. So when you go to his vars, you get the total experience, not just the drinks and the party hype (which he lacks nothing of).
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Maria Sigrid D. Lo is a multi-awarded Bacolod lifestyle blogger and social media advocate. It is her desire to make the city known to the world through her online presence. She promotes Bacolod restaurants, food tourism, social media etiquette, breastfeeding, and a greener Bacolod City in her blogs and talks. She loves taking photos, mostly of her children and of food. She is a proud member of the Negrense Blogging Society Inc. (NBSI) or the #NegrosBloggers.