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Life can get you down, but nothing turns your day around like alcohol. Good and bad days are better with friends, just like alcohol is better with bar chow.

Go as fancy as cheese platters or as familiar to the palate as sisig and good ol’ chicken skin. There are so many to choose from, all surrounded by the perfect concoctions! Inom na!

Also read: The Ultimate Guide to the Best Bars Around Poblacion, Makati for Your Night Out

19 East – Sucat

The perfect haven for music-lovers and foodies alike, 19 East serves up a truly unforgettable dining experience! Featuring top acts from all over the country, be serenaded by great tunes, incredible flavors, and a spectacular view of the city lights at 19 East.

Must-try dishes: Sisig Nachos, Truffle Oil Popcorn, Crispy Pata

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KM 19 East Service Rd, Sucat, Muntinlupa
(02) 837-6903; (0949) 498-4405

Prima Facie – Tomas Morato

Prima Facie is a speakeasy hidden inside Vitto’s Wine Bar & Restaurant serving bar chow to go with a hefty drinks list. Apart from hard drinks like vodka, whisky, gin, tequila, brandy, and rhum, Prima Facie also has a nice selection of local and imported beers.

Must-try dishes: Prima’s Sisig, Cheese Sticks, Parmesan Truffle Fries

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114 Scout Lozano Street cor Tomas Morato, inside Vitto’s, Laging Handa, Quezon City
(02) 374-2299

Planet Grapes – multiple branches

Planet Grapes is an upscale wine shop and restaurant that caters to anyone who wants to enjoy wine with local comfort food. It is place where budding enthusiasts can discover wine, one grape at a time.

Must-try dishes: Cheese Platter, Street Food Platter, Sisig

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Tipsy Pig – Burgos Circle

Tipsy Pig is a man pub most popular for it’s signature brews, extensive beverage list and good food. It’s the newest venture from the group that brought us Locale Gastrobar and Reserve.

Must-try dishes: Tipsy’s Boneless Crispy Pata, Beer Can Chicken, Belly Good Sisig Tacos

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TETSUO – Esteban Abada St.

A fresh concept out of Katipunan, TETSUO is known for constantly reinventing and updating their brand. Try out their signature fried chicken, soba, baos and katsudon in their own standout bar.

Must-try dishes: Signature Fried Chicken, Beef + Egg Bowl, Pork Bun

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88 Esteban Abada St, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(0917) 852-1567

Backwell by BBZ – Poblacion

Backwell by BBZ is a resto bar tucked between the bar strip of Poblacion and the Rockwell area in Makati. It’s the first and only restaurant concept from the same guys behind the famous Beer Below Zero freezers.

Must-try dishes: Chorizo and Gambas, Bone Marrow, Chili-Parm Fries

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Rockwell Drive cor Kalayaan Ave, Poblacion, Makati
(02) 777-2229

Tittos Latin BBQ + Brew – Kapitolyo

Tittos is the newest taco place located along foodie strip of Kapitolyo. It serves a menu of unique Filipino dishes with a Latin American twist. The sisig tacos uses pork maskara, chicharones and melted cheese.

Must-try dishes: Nacho El Gigante, Dos Tipos Calamares, Street Tacos

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16 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig
(02) 532-3414

Gringo – multiple branches

Gringo is a homegrown restaurant serving Latin American and Tex-Mex specialties such as ribschickenburritos and more. It has become a favorite stop for lunch breaks and quick bites thanks to their meals which are quite affordable, considering it’s located at the heart of the central business district.

Must-try dishes: Nacho Grande, Chili con Carne Fries, Southern Spice Chicken

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Big Bad Wolf – BGC

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. This is a great spot for dinner and drinks with your bros before heading out for a night on the town.

Must-try dishes: Fried Potato Skins, Smoked Hot Wings, Bar Mix

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Forbes Retail, Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 822-5833

The Bowery – BGC

The Bowery is a 24-hour hot spot for some of the best musical talents in Manila. So if your gang is looking for some strong drinks and sick beats, this is the place for you. It’s by the same group behind Borough, so you know its NYC-inspired food is on point too.

Must-try dishes: Classic Mac and Cheese, Short Rib Grill Cheese, French Fries w/ Lemon Aioli

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Forbeswood Heights, Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(0936) 929-6073

Vengo – Legazpi Village

When they first opened in Kapitolyo, Taco Vengo rose to popularity as a modern taqueria. Today, the brand’s new concept – VENGO Neighborhood Cafe, is proving itself to be a hit among the working set as it’s the perfect spot to transition from coffee to cocktails

Must-try dishes: Vengo Street Corn, Nachos Todos, Carne Asada

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G/F, Jose Cojuango & Sons Organizations Bldg., C. Palanca St., Legaspi Village, Makati
(0917) 164-6655

Thirsty Barber – San Juan

Equal parts modern barbershop and contemporary speakeasy, Thirsty Barber delivers a truly unique night out. Whether you’re on the lookout for a place to get a fresh new cut or a bar to unwind and let loose, Thirsty Barber’s chill vibe, classy interiors, great music, and refreshing drinks are sure to cook up a night that you won’t soon forget.

Must-try dishes: Tusok Platter with Three Kinds of Sauce, Chicharon Bulaklak, Crispy Bagnet Slices

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G/F Promenade Building, Wilson St., cor P. Guevarra St., Addition Hills, San Juan
(0977) 360-8130

OTO – Poblacion

Enjoy booze, brew, and beats in this hip new hangout spot in Poblacion. Oto is a craft cocktail room, specialty coffee shop, and listening room, all in one.

Must-try dishes: OTO Beef Burger, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Sausages

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TIP: Music geeks will go crazy for their Hi-Fi set up! We also love the fact that their music is played on vinyl.

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5880 Enriquez Street, Poblacion, Makati
(0917) 836-1516

Kite Kebab Bar – Makati

Kite Kebab Bar serves authentic Mediterranean street food such as hummus, falafels, Wagyu sticks and various kebabs.

Must-try dishes: Spicy Bastard Chicken Wings, Fresh Oyster Mushroom Fries, Classic Chicken Kebab

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117 Finman Bldg, Tordesillas St., Salcedo Village, Makati
‭(02) 851-9103‬

TAS Roofdeck – Aguirre Ave.

You don’t need to go camping to see the stars. Hit a hip and happenin’ bar where you can stargaze with your lover at TAS. It offers Filipino and international fusion dishes including grilled skewers, street pizzas and wraps. Try the crispy adobo flakes or s’mores. P.S. They’re closed on Mondays.

Must-try dishes: Steak Salpicao, BBQ Platter, Tortilla Chips with Dip

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3/F 31 Aguirre Street, BF Homes, Parañaque
(0917) 719-4840

El Chupacabra – Poblacion

El Chupacabra was one of the first establishments around Poblacion in Makati. It offers badass street tacos and cheap beer. You and your bros can spend the whole night at this dive bar just talking, eating and drinking—all the essentials for a good friendship.

Must-try dishes: Carne Asada, Lord of the Wings, Enchiladas

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TIP: Sit inside La Cueva del Chupacabra (a.k.a. where there's airconditioning) to avoid the heat. Or don’t, and enjoy the delicious sight and smell of street tacos being cooked right in front of you. Either way, you win.

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5782 Felipe Street cor. Polaris St., Poblacion, Makati
02 729-3358

Dulo – Poblacion

Dulo is a unique find in Poblacion as it’s a cafe by day and a bar at night. From the beginning of your day to the end of your night, Dulo has got you covered.

Must-try dishes: Samosa Nachos, Fried Chicken (for sharing), Fries

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4992 P. Guanzon St, Poblacion, Makati
(0975) 694-9176

The Perfect Pint – Molito Commercial Complex

The Perfect Pint is the perfect place for those on the look out for the best local beers and barchow. Proudly claiming to be the first gastropub to specialize in finding the perfect pairing of local craft beer and Filipino cuisine classics, The Perfect Pint is the bar to go to for a fresh and fun night out.

Must-try dishes: Oyster Sea-Sig, Cirpsy Pork Knuckles, Heap of Fresh Bacon

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Agimat Bar – Poblacion

Agimat Foraging Bar & Kitchen offers Filipino craft cocktails and cuisine. Adding a layer of sophistication, they offer Filipino tapas (an array of elevated favorites such as pork cracklings, lengua, tenga and kambing) and amazing Filipino-themed cocktails like Gayuma ng Paraiso, Anting Anting ni Malvar, Agimat ng Sawi, and more!

Must-try dishes: Tengas, Pata, Lengua, Manok

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2/F 5972 Alfonso cor. Fermina Street, Poblacion, Makati

Versus Barcade – Taguig

Versus Barcade is the first bar-arcade in the Philippines where you can eat, drink and play. Serving classic drinks from a wide selection of alcohol and even more classic arcade games like PacMan, Street Fighter, NBA Jam, Pinball, and more – you name it, they have it.

Must-try dishes: Kwek Kwek, Pork Sisig, Garlic Mushrooms

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G/F Uptown Parade, 9th Ave cor 38th St, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

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