If you’re fresh off the boat in Olongapo then the place to get your party jollies in National Highway Barrio Baretto. It’s not exactly walking street (it is not pedestrianised at all), but it’s a street full of great bars to get down and dirty.
Hot Zone is about halfway down the strip on 55 Barrio Baretto and without doubt one of the craziest bars on the strip.
The bar is owned, or at least managed by a cool American guy who seemed to be partying harder than anyone else (always a good sign for a bar).
The waitresses at Hotzone are super cheeky, fun, but most importantly not overtly pushy on drinks.
Effort has also been made with the dancers, who are all dressed in swimming costumes, and actually look like they want to be there.
Happy hour drinks are 75, regular drinks 95, a girly drink 300 PHP, and the EWR (bar fine) 2500-3000 PHP.
By far one of the best bars on the Barrio Baretto strip.