Hello, this is Kei!
I am going to explain about 「MEN’S KYABAKURA」 in Japan today.
To search for establishments in Japan, copy and paste 「メンズキャバクラ」 into the search box, leave a space between the words, and then enter the name of the place where you are now, and you will get a list of suggestions.
▼ What is a 「MEN’S KYABAKURA」?
「MEN’S KYABAKURA」 are also called 「MEN KYABA」 for short, and as the name suggests, they are the male version of 「KYABAKURA」.
「KYABAKURA」 is a “restaurant” where female employees sit next to male customers and chat with them over drinks and karaoke. The same thing is done by male employees to female customers in a 「MEN’S KYABAKURA」.
There is 「HOST CLUB」 in the same business category, but it is often mistaken for a 「MEN’S KYABAKURA」 because the content of customer service is almost the same. So, first of all, let me briefly explain the difference between them.
▼ Difference between 「HOST CLUB」 and 「MEN’S KYABAKURA」
（1）Difference in nomination system
In case of 「MEN’S KYABAKURA」, you can easily change your nomination every time you visit the club, but not in 「HOST CLUB」. Once a nomination is made, it becomes a permanent nomination until the host leaves and cannot be changed.
（2）Difference in the way employees are called
Male employees in 「MEN’S KYABAKURA」 are called “cast members,” while male employees in 「HOST CLUB」 are called “hosts”.
（3）Whether there is a position system or not
There is no position system in 「MEN’S KYABAKURA」, but it exists in 「HOST CLUB」. Incidentally, typical job titles in host clubs are “owner,” “store manager,” “director,” “manager,” “representative,” “general manager,” “chief,” “executive assistant,” “host manager,” and “leader,” and there are many more.
（4）Differences in pricing
「MEN’S KYABAKURA」, which use the same “time-based” system as 「KYABAKURA」, calculate set fees by the hour, such as how much is charged for 60 minutes, or how much is charged for 30 minutes for an extension. On the other hand, many 「HOST CLUB」 use a free time system for all hours, so in such establishments, no matter how many hours you stay, there is no extension charge.
（5）Whether they can drink alcohol not
「MEN’S KYABAKURA」 allow men who cannot drink to work. And 「HOST CLUB」 are where most men who cannot drink are not working.
（6）Like a part time job
「MEN’S KYABAKURA」 allow men to work casually as a part-time job, even if they come to work only once or twice a week. Many people in 「HOST CLUB」 are working and serious about making millions or tens of millions of dollars a month!
（7）Age of male employees
The age range of male employees is lower in 「MEN’S KYABAKURA」, where there are more inexperienced workers and college students. 「MEN’S KYABAKURA」 have employees ranging in age from 20 to 25, while 「HOST CLUB」 have employees ranging in age from 20 to 40.
（8）Differences in accounts receivable
「MEN’S KYABAKURA」 cannot do accounts receivable, but 「HOST CLUB」 can. However, you must have a host in charge and be a trustworthy customer.
（9）Whether there is a hierarchical relationship or not
In 「MEN’S KYABAKURA」, where individual players play individually, there are no strict hierarchical relationships like in host clubs, which are flat. However, in 「HOST CLUB」, where sales are made by valuing teamwork throughout the club, hierarchical relationships are very important.
（10）Difference in salary system
The 「MEN’S KYABAKURA」 salary system is “fixed salary + commission”, while 「HOST CLUB」only offers “commission”. However, salary is guaranteed only during the new employee’s apprenticeship period.
▼ Attraction of 「MEN’S KYABAKURA」
「MEN’S KYABAKURA」 can be enjoyed at reasonable prices because set prices and the prices of food and drinks served in the bar are set at low prices.
Many of the cast members are college students new to the drinking business or inexperienced, who are not used to dealing with women, so they feel cute and unsophisticated.
＜#3＞ Easy to enter even for male customers
「MEN’S KYABAKURA」 are surprisingly open to a single male customer. However, I do not recommend it.
＜#4＞ Lots of good-looking men
After all, drinking with cool men is fun. Furthermore, being praised and being kind to you fulfills your need for approval and makes you feel joyful and motivated.
＜#5＞ You can drink in a relaxed atmosphere
Since there are no multiple cast members surrounding a table, but basically one-on-one service, you can enjoy a drink while relaxing and calmly having a conversation.
＜#6＞ Extraordinary experience
All establishments are particular about their interior design and furnishings, so you can experience a special and extraordinary experience in a high-quality, elegant, sparkling space while being healed by good-looking cast members.
＜#7＞ Fun to grow up
This is something that only rich people can do, but they can enjoy the growth of their favorite cast members, buying them clothes, watches, bags, cars, etc., while refining them into even better men.
▼ Price of 「MEN’S KYABAKURA」
【1】Set charge (basic charge)
60 minutes ／2,000 yen～
The set charge is a seat charge (place charge), which is always charged when you enter the establishment.
The longer you stay at an establishment, the more you will be charged. Many of them automatically extend the length of your stay, so be careful.
●Photo nomination: 1,000 yen～
Nominate a girl by looking at her picture on the website or the picture on the panel at the entrance of the establishment.
●In-store nomination: 1,000 yen～
Nominate a cast member by choosing one after entering the establishment without having nominated anyone.
●Main nomination: 2,000 yen～
Nominate a cast member who was nominated in the previous visit for the second and subsequent visits.
60 minutes／1,000 yen～（added to the regular set charge）
Accompaniment fee is the fee added when you enter the establishment with a cast member.
【5】VIP room charge
Some establishments offer karaoke singing only in the VIP room, so consult with your wallet before making a decision.
【6】Food and beverage charges (drink/food)
From 1000 yen～
No matter how conscientious 「MEN’S KYABAKURA」 are in their pricing, if you drink and drink as much as you like, the price will be outrageous, so you should set a certain budget before having fun.
From 3000 yen～
This is the price when you order by the bottle, not by the glass. Even if you don’t finish the bottle in one time, the rest of the bottle will be kept in the establishment for you.
From 500 yen～
Bring-in fee is the fee added when you bring in food for the cast members or eat with them in the establishment.
TAX fee is a tax, but many establishments charge a service fee and a TAX fee together. Some inexpensive places charge a total of 20%, consisting of 10% of the TAX fee and 10% of the service charge, but in some more expensive places, a total of 50% may be charged.
【10】Credit card fee
Fees in case you pay by credit card.
In some expensive places, 20% is charged, so try to pay in cash as much as possible.
▼ What are the business hours of 「MEN’S KYABAKURA」?
Most of them are open from 7pm to 24am. There are some rare ones from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., but in any case, they are regulated by law, so they are not allowed to open late at night.
Also, some establishments with a lot of part-time cast members, such as college students who return home after the last train, close at 23:00.
▼ Where is 「MEN’S KYABAKURA」 at?
Hokkaido Prefecture: Sapporo City
Miyagi Prefecture : Sendai City
Tochigi Prefecture : Utsunomiya City
Gunma Prefecture : Isesaki City
Saitama Prefecture : Saitama City, Kawaguchi City
Chiba Prefecture: Chiba City, Ichikawa City
Tokyo: Minato-ku, Shinjuku-ku, Nakano-ku, Taito-ku
Kanagawa Prefecture: Yokohama City, Kawasaki City
Toyama Prefecture: Toyama City
Ishikawa Prefecture: Kanazawa City
Yamanashi Prefecture: Kofu City
Nagano Prefecture : Nagano City, Matsumoto City
Gifu Prefecture: Gifu City
Shizuoka Prefecture: Shizuoka City
Aichi Prefecture: Nagoya City
Kyoto: Kyoto City
Osaka: Osaka City
Hyogo Prefecture: Kobe City
Okayama Prefecture: Okayama City
Hiroshima Prefecture : Hiroshima City, Fukuyama City
Tokushima prefecture : Tokushima city
Kagawa prefecture : Takamatsu city
Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture
Kochi Prefecture : Kochi City
Fukuoka Prefecture : Fukuoka City
Saga Prefecture : Saga City
Kumamoto Prefecture : Kumamoto City
Oita Prefecture : Oita City
Miyazaki Prefecture : Miyazaki City
Kagoshima prefecture : Kagoshima city
Okinawa Prefecture : Naha City
▼ Women who is suited for 「MEN’S KYABAKURA」
Want to experience an atmosphere similar to that of 「HOST CLUB」 at a reasonable price.
Don’t want to go to 「HOST CLUB」 because of the scary image.
Want to have a relaxing conversation with a good-looking young man over drinks.
Want to date and have sex with good-looking young men.
Want to have a pseudo love affair with a good-looking young man.
Want to change the nomination every time visiting 「MEN’S KYABAKURA」.
▼ Women who is NOT suited for 「MEN’S KYABAKURA」
Don’t have money or time to go to 「MEN’S KYABAKURA」.
Seriously thinking about finding a marriage partner at 「MEN’S KYABAKURA」.
Don’t like good looking young men.
Can’t drink at all.
Prefer to drink alone.
Jealous and possessive.
▼ Flow of 「MEN’S KYABAKURA」 from Entry to Exit
Decide your budget
First, decide your budget. Every establishment wants to attract new customers, so they offer quite drastic and reasonable courses.
“60 minutes / 2,000 yen (including tax) all-you-can-drink house bottle” is no surprise, but what I found the most amazing so far was “60 minutes / 5 yen (including tax) all-you-can-drink & let-them-drink”. They want new customers to come even if they have to go that far.
Decide on an establishment
After deciding on a budget, let’s decide on an establishment. You can find them through word-of-mouth information sites on the Internet, you should not nominate the cast members at your first visit based on their pictures on the website.
Going to the place
Once you have decided on an establishment, let’s go! It is not recommended to go there when you are not drunk and sober, so try to have a light drink at an izakaya or somewhere else and then go there when you are tipsy. You will be more relaxed and talkative there.
Arriving the place
When arriving at the establishment, let them know that it is your first time and that you would like to enjoy a special course, for example,”60 minutes / 2,000 yen (tax included) all-you-can-drink house bottle” course, which is a beginners-only course.
⑤ Guided into the establishment
Once seated, the staff will give you a brief explanation of the system, so if you have any questions, be sure to ask at this time. It is also a good idea to let them know your personal taste.
“Want someone good-looking and tall.”
“Someone with a good sense of humor.”
“Want someone who is kind and listens to me well.”
Let’s be honest in your requests.
When you enter an establishment without nominating a cast member, you will be served by a variety of cast members who will take turns serving you. Generally, one cast member changes every 15 minutes, so if you come in for 60 minutes, you will be able to see 4 different cast members.
If you find a cast member you particularly like, you may nominate him, but for the first time, try not to nominate him and talk with various cast members. If you nominate someone, you may be charged a nomination fee. I think it’s fine to nominate a cast member when you come back next time.
Having fun in conversation
Cast members take their seats and the fun begins! After a quick exchange of greetings, let’s get into a variety of topics, starting with small talk and ending with romantic advice.
Since all the cast members are told by staff that you are a new customer, they will not ask you for a drink or a bottle of alcohol or any other unreasonable sales pitch. Therefore, the first time you visit there, try to keep the price as low as possible, and only spend money or nominate someone if you really like the place.
The fun time is over. It varies from place to place, but when the end time of the trial course arrives, some places are kind enough to ask, “Dear customer, is it time for you to leave? Or would you like an extension?” On the other hand, some places extend the time automatically without any notice. So, be careful.
This concludes my explanation of the process from entry to exit.
How did you guys like it?
Was it interesting?
If you’re interested in going, definitely go!!! Especially if you take your female friends there, I think they will be very happy.
See you later, that was Kei!