Makati truly sets the bar
Trying to find things to do in Manila and Makati but tired of the same old sweaty Poblacion bar crawl? We’re here to remind you that some of the best bars and clubs in Makati can be found outside Poblacion, all over the city! Take a trip with us as we go explore Makati and look for a slice of that legendary Manila nightlife.
The Bonbon Club – Legaspi Village
If you’re looking for a night out that’s off the beaten path, then The Bonbon Club is a great place to start. Makati’s friendly hipster neighborhood bar, The Bonbon Club prides itself on fostering a fun and intimate vibe and having an impeccable selection of gin.
Fun fact: The Bonbon Club actually doubles as a barbershop by day!
ABV – Jupiter Street
With a name like ABV (abbreviated from Alcohol by Volume), you know they aren’t messing around. The first of many secret bars on this list, ABV is a genuine speakeasy that can be found behind the large wooden door of Lazy Bastard. Boasting a veritable “bible” of alcoholic beverages, ABV is one secret that’s definitely worth sharing.
Strumm’s Makati – Jupiter Street
The hunt for a great jazz bar in Makati begin and ends with Strumm’s. If you’re trying to avoid the heavy-drinking, high stress part of a night out, then Strumm’s is where you should be headed. Decompress with friends and enjoy great food and incredible music.
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110 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air
Black Market – Chino Roces Avenue
Featuring minimalist, industrial interiors and the hottest new DJs and music acts, Black Market has established itself as a pioneer in Makati’s underground scene. They may be known for their tongue-in-cheek Bad Decisions Wednesdays, but a night spent at Black Market is always a good choice.
Finders Keepers – Chino Roces Avenue
There’s very little hidden about this “secret bar” located right next door to Black Market. Initially touted as a beloved and well-hidden secret of Makati, Finders Keepers has become famous for great drinks and an intimate setting, perfect for either pre-gaming or just to enjoy a chill and easy night.
Fun fact: From jazz night to reggae, Finders Keepers often has live bands performing for your pleasure
The Perfect Pint – Greenbelt 2
In the mood for a food trip on your Makati night out? One of the most exciting restaurants in Makati, The Perfect Pint is a gastropub that puts a focus on locally made craft beers and barchow! On a mission to find the perfect combination and achieve that incredible gastronomic balance between great alcohol and amazing eats, The Perfect Pint should definitely be on your radar.
The Belle & Dragon – Legazpi Village
The Belle & Dragon is a versatile Brit-inspired sports pub that can provide whatever kind of adventure you’re on the prowl for. Cultivating a classy yet relaxed vibe, you can have a satisfying sit-down dinner or meet new people at their fun weekly themed-nights.The Belle & Dragon is one Makati bar you shouldn’t pass up on.
Mandalay Whisky & Cigars – Legazpi Village
This secret bar feels like something out of a storybook. Mandalay Whisky & Cigars can be found inside The Belle & Dragon, but what’s really cool is that you have to go through a giant closet straight from Narnia to get there! Once you’re inside, smooth whisky and premium cigars are the name of the game, great for a chill night out.
The Penthouse 8747 – Salcedo Village
If a night out that will take your breath away is what you’re after, then pay a visit to The Penthouse 8747, one of Makati’s premier rooftop bars. Step into luxury with The Penthouse 8747’s lavish interiors and dine on amazing food as you bask in the Makati skyline.
20:20 and XX XX – Chino Roces Avenue
We hope you’re ready for this entry on our list, because it’s a 2-for-1! 20:20 and XX XX are brother and sister bars located right next to each other and offer two different yet complementary experiences.
20:20 carves out a name for itself in Makati’s crowded bar scene by offering a chill but fun drinking experience. Created with a more mature and easy-going crowd in mind, 20:20 serves up a robust cast of expertly-made drinks and satisfying barchow that keeps the night cool and well-paced.
XX XX is 20:20’s wilder sibling and the place to be for an absolutely dancing good time. With an unapologetically positive and manic energy and a strong affinity for infectiously dance-able electronic music, XX XX is where you need to go if you want to do nothing else but dance the night away.
Centerstage Family KTV and Resto Bar – Jupiter Street
Let’s face it- for all of the secret bars and high-concept gastropubs, there are nights where nothing can beat a good, old-fashioned KTV. Centerstage Family KTV and Resto Bar delivers on exactly that with affordable party food and up-to-date kareoke machines, it’s time to let your inhibitions go and belt out your go-to song!
Hopefully, we’ve proven that you don’t need to go to Poblacion to have a good time in Makati! Looking for more? Download the Booky app and discover even more great bars, restaurants, and even fitness and beauty partners around you!