A Bikini bar is basically a bar that is utilised to meet women for the night. Although prostitution is illegal in the Philippines the business owners get around this by people paying for staff members to leave the establishment early. Which is called locally a “barfine”. Although technically different it is the same as a brothel as the primary function of the businesses is to encourage women to leave work early so the bar makes money. At the same time the agreement of what services are available afterwards is between the person paying the fine and the girl.