The Ultimate Guide to the Coolest Bars Around Katipunan


Let’s talk about the North.

We’ve already featured some of the coolest bars around places like BGC and Tomas Morato, so it just seems fitting to feature Tomas Morato’s late night bars that you and your friends can check out after hours or every weekend.

Do you want a taste of the HK night life, an alfresco rooftop bar or a jazz cafe? Read on and you’ll find what you’re looking for.

Lan Kwai Speakeasy

Lan Kwai Speakeasy is a newly-opened bar and restaurant inspired from the owners’ trip to Hong Kong. Lan Kwai Fong, it’s namesake, is a popular nightlife spot in Hong Kong.  Read more here.

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42 Esteban Abada St, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(0917) 805-0180

Walrus

Walrus is an urban beach bar that serves affordable cold beer and comforting pub grub. It is located right across Ateneo de Manila University.

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3/F 318 Katipunan Ave, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(0917) 808-8332

Tortuga

Tortuga, meaning sea turtle, is a tropical tiki hideout that serves fresh beachside grub like elote, kare-kare bites, ice cold cocktails and beer.

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42 Esteban Abada, Katipunan Ave, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(0995) 590-8803

The Barn by Tipsy Pig

The Barn is the newest restobar concept by the same people behind Tipsy Pig Gastropub. Catch some of their old favorites and new dishes like Crab Mac and Cheese, Beef Shank, Potato Shrimp Balls, Sisig Tacos, and more.

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G/F Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 981-1386

78-53-86

78-54-86 is a jazz cafe filled with more than 10,000 vinyl records. They serve whiskey, wine, and more.

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2/F West, 42 Katipunan Ave, White Plains, Quezon City
(02) 819-9297

Garage 88

Garage 88 is an American bar and restaurant that serves dishes like burgers, steaks, and more. They also have Filipino rice meals and all-day breakfast dishes.

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3/F Kopi Roti Bldg, Blue Ridge, Katipunan Ave, Quezon City
(0917) 815-6693

Katips Bar

Katips Bar & Grillery is a popular spot in Katipunan serving dishes like oysters, chicken wings, and more.

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209 Katipunan Ave., Blue Ridge, Project 4, Quezon City
(02) 912-9437

Route 196

Route 196 is a hotspot for bands and live music. Both mainstream and indie artists come here to play and is a perfect spot for music junkies who wants to enjoy a good drink with their fr

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196-A Katipunan Avenue Extension, Blue Ridge A , Quezon City
(02) 439-1972

Drews

Drews is one of the popular and favorite hangout spots of the students residing around Katipunan.

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Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

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!

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