For your reference!
One of the best places to go to for a drinking sesh and a good night out will always be BGC. Good food, unique drinks, and interiors that you’ll want all over your feed – this is definitely where you should be.
We present to you the ultimate guide to some of the coolest bars all over BGC, for you and your friends for your next night out. Enjoy, and don’t drink and drive!
Downtown & Halsted – Burgos Circle
Downtown & Halsted is a hipster gastropub that serves a wide array of international comfort food created by Chef Marco Legasto, owner and chef of Prime101. Fun fact: Halsted is a street in Chicago. Read more here.
Locavore – Forbes Town Center
Locavore serves locally grown and produced Filipino dishes with a French touch from Chef Mikel Zaguirre. Their sugpo con mayesa is one of their must-tries along with their sizzling sinigang, and lechon and oyster sisig.
Backyard Kitchen + Brew – Uptown Mall
Backyard Kitchen + Brew is a farm-to-table bar and grill concept from Chef Edward Bugia of Pino, The Burger Project and Pi Breakfast and Pies fame. It serves modern comfort food with a twist, as well as a wide selection of beverages and craft beers.
Also featured in: Booky’s Ultimate Guide to Leche Flan-Inspired Desserts
Vask Tapas Room – Clipp Center
Vask Tapas Room is an eclectic fine dining space that offers classic Spanish tapas with a modern twist. You may want to visit ASAP, operations will cease starting January 13, 2018 to make way for Gallery VASK’s expansion. Read more about this restaurant.
Reserve Gastro Tavern – Burgos Circle
Reserve Gastro Tavern is an American restaurant and bar offering lunch, dinner, classic bar chows & comfort food until late night.
Tipsy Pig – Forbes Town Center
Another masterpiece by Ton Gonzales, Tipsy Pig Gastropub is not only a go-to bar to get drinks with your friends, but it’s also a one-of-a-kind restaurant that offers a delectable gastronomic experience to your taste buds!
The home of your favorite comfort food, Relik offers classic lunch specials such as Chicken BBQ Leg Quarter, Marlin with Black Pepper Relish, Lapu-Lapu Parmigiana, and Pork Belly with Herbed Butter.
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Big Bad Wolf – Forbes Town Center
Big Bad Wolf is an art gallery and restaurant that serves big bad meals ranging from sandwiches and pastas to steaks and also offers a wide range of wines, beers and cocktails.
Price: 2 Mojitos for just ₱340! See more deals here.
Agave Mexican Cantina – Bldg. B4
Agave is a Mexican restaurant that serves favourites like nachos, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and more. They have unli margaritas and mojitos here!
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Tipple & Slaw – Forum South Global
By day it’s a restaurant with some of Manila’s best sandwiches, by night it’s a packed-to-the-ceiling bar with great music by awesome DJs. Tipple has slowly built up its roster of regulars, made up mostly of yuppies looking to unwind and have fun after a long week.
Price: Get Frozen Margaritas for just ₱198! See all the BUY 1 GET 1 coupons here.
Tap Station is a proudly Filipino brewery that serves fresh, off-the-tap beers. They also offer an extensive list of local and international craft beers.
Price: 2 drinks for just ₱235! See more deals here.
Bugsy’s Bar and Bistro – Forbeswood
Bugsy’s is a full service bar and bistro serving drinks and comfort food. They offer lunch specials and a monthly specials menu with a rotating roster of meals like Grilled Tenderloin, Salmon Belly, and Stuffed Porkchop.
Price: 2 Margaritas for just ₱185! See all the BUY 1 GET 1 coupons here.
The Keg – The Fort Strip
The Keg is a casual bar and restaurant known for its themed and entertainment-filled nights, flavored beers and delicious beer matches.
Price: Get BUY 1 GET 1 It's Not You, It's Me and BUY 1 GET 1 Mai Tai when you use Booky.
Ocean’s Telephone Company – Forbes Town Center
Ocean’s Telephone Company (or OTC) is a super cool speakeasy hidden above café and kitchen Frank and Dean. If you and your friends are feeling fancy and are craving for some cocktails made with top shelf liquor, this is the place for you.
Insider Tip: Get Buy 1 Get 1 Red Phone with Booky. Read more here
Tomatito – BGC Corporate Center
Tomatito is a tapas bar from Shanghai serving Spanish-influenced dishes like seafood paella, pork and chicken croquetas, and patatas bravas. Its aesthetic is inspired by Spanish bars in the 80’s which provides a retro fluorescent atmosphere.
Also featured in: Tita’s List of the Best Tapas Bars for Chismis Sessions with the Amigas
Early Night – Fort Strip
Early Night? is a new resto-bar in BGC with chic interiors, that serves drinks and dishes like sisig fries, crispy nilasing na hipon, and more.
Yes Please – Uptown
Yes Please, the newest concept from Erwan Heussaff, is one of the newest bars that serves cocktails named after popular 90’s icons such as Devon Sawa and many more. It’s located on the 2nd floor of Palace Pool Club.
Cocina Peruvia – Bonifacio One Technology Tower
Cocina Peruvia is a 24/6 Peruvian restaurant by Chef Him Uy de Baron, serving South American specialties including ceviches, anticuchos, arroz, and tres leches for dessert. Read more here.
Niner Ichi Nana – The Globe Tower
Niner Ichi Nana is a craft cocktail bar by Erwan Heussaff and Rob Pengson that serves bespoke cocktails, craft beer, and gourmet dishes.
The Brewery – The Palace
The Brewery is The Palace’s in-house brewery and bar. It promises to serve the freshest beer to the partying crowd of Manila. Aside from fresh beer, they also offer beer matches such as the Sisig Pizza and other comfort food.
In case we missed out on your favorites, do let us know in the comments section below! Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @bookyapp and use the hashtag #bookymanila for a chance to get featured next time!