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One of the hottest places in the metro, Poblacion is known for its hole-in-the-wall bars and restaurants. If you’re planning to head down here for some drinks with a couple of friends, then here’s a handy guide for you on some of the coolest bars around Poblacion.

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YOI

YOI is a Japanese and Scandinavian experimental kitchen and sake bar that serves dishes like salmon with spinach uni rice and flaeskestag (fried oysters over pork and ham on homemade brioche).

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5579 Alfonso St. Corner Fermina St, Poblacion, Makati
(0917) 719-1881

Agimat Bar

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!

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

NoKal

NoKal “North of Kalayaan” is a New York inspired, three layer concept in the center of Makati’s party district, Poblacion. The ground floor is your local neighbourhood diner! Fast, casual, New York style comfort food, mixed in with your local favorites. The higher up you go, the more interesting your night will get.

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8486 Kalayaan Avenue Makati, Poblacion, Makati

Boogie MNL

Boogie MNL is a two-storey bar housing the best hiphop scene in Manila. Serving meals, bar chow, cocktails, and even Barik Supremo Lambanog, it’s open Wednesdays to Saturdays for some turnt night and about 5 hours of dancing.

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8483 Kalayaan Ave corner Matilde St., Poblacion, Makati

Ms. Gee – Poblacion

Despite being a new kid on the block, Ms. Gee has already made a name for itself as one of the hottest and most popular bars in Poblacion. Featuring an immersive and well thought-out theme, incredible music, and great food and drinks at affordable prices, Ms. Gee is definitely one spot that any Poblacion regular needs to visit!

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5666 Don Pedro St., Poblacion, Makati
(0995) 914 0046

Esqinita

Take your kanto-dining experience to the next level and make your way to Eqsinita! Nestled in the popular streets of Poblacion, Esqinita is a modern carinderia experience that serves up premium, must-try takes on Fil-Asian street food and more! Featuring beautiful and classy interiors against a modern mural, you’re sure to enjoy an elevated experience on the classic carinderia.

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Insider tip: You can get P500 off your total bill!

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4988 Guanzon St, Poblacion, Makati
(0961) 320-1680

Backwell by BBZ

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.

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

Alchemy Bistro Bar

Alchemy is known for their unique concoction of drinks and good food. The menu is a mix of some of the European staples and other dishes from different cuisines.

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4893 Durban Street, Poblacion, Makati
(02) 500-7398

The Social

The Social on Ebro, an outdoor venue currently featuring 2 restaurants, a bar, and a pop-up store. 

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5770 Ebro, Poblacion, Makati

Polilya

Polilya serves reinvented global bar chows. Some dishes and cocktails are infused with local craft beer by Engkanto Brewery.

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5658 Jacobo St, beside Z Hostel, Poblacion, Makati

The Odd Seoul

Hidden behind Gaja Korean Kitchen, The Odd Seoul is a new bar in Poblacion that specializes in signature soju cocktails, beer, and modern Korean bar chow.

Insider tip: Want to pre-game with some Korean comfort food? Check out Gaja before you start the night, you can get up to ₱500 off your bill!
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8445 Kalayaan Ave., Poblacion, Makati
(0906) 493-0799

Filling Station

Filling Station is a 50’s-themed diner and sports bar that serves American, Mexican. and Filipino dishes. 

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5012 P Burgos St, Poblacion, Makati
(02) 897-2053

Dulo

DULO is a Restaurant-Bar-Cafe and Arts Event Space that serve good food, good coffee, and (of course) good drinks. They host events like poetry nights, acoustic nights, and even art exhibitions.

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

Run Rabbit Run

Run Rabbit Run offers signature cocktails such as the Halo Halo M-18 and Mad Hatter’s Juice as well as classic cocktails.

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4991 P. Guanzon St, Poblacion, Makati
(0908) 897-0668

Buddha Bar

Buddha Bar is a bar-lounge-restaurant that prides itself for its world-class experience. It got its name because of the large statue of Buddha that dominates the restaurant

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Picar Place, Kalayaan Ave, Poblacion, Makati
(0998) 983-3918

Kite Kebab Bar

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

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5772 Ebro St, Poblacion, Makati
(02) 810-7388

Pura Vida

Pura Vida is the first Costa Rican lounge in Manila that offers cold beers, authentic Costa Rican favourites, and reggae music all night long.

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Don Pedro Street cor Jacobo Street, right next to Z Hostel, Poblacion, Makati
(0919) 310-0535

Lobo Filipino Tavern

Lobo Filipino Tavern pays homage to the classic Philippine architecture and flavors, serving modern Filipino food with dishes like lamb adobo, sizzling bulalo, pork sisig nachos, and squid ink pasta.

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4898 Durban St, Poblacion, Makati
(02) 805-9380

The Mermaid Pool Bar

The Mermaid Pool Bar is the rooftop bar of the I’M Hotel, serving signature cocktail drinks and late night eats. 

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I’m Hotel, Makati Ave, Poblacion, Makati
(02) 755-7888

OTO

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

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

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