End your day strong, and party the night away.
Let’s admit it, being a part of the Metro Manila”s nightlife doesn’t only make our day more interesting but it also brings out our social self. And where better place to unleash your inner fun side and experience the city’s nightlife than at bars and pubs?
Whether you’re in for a quiet and gossip-filled night with friends or a loud, lively night with officemates, one thing’s for sure, you’re bound to find bars in Metro Manila that are perfect for you!
Need some help? Simply check out our ultimate guide below for some options of the bars in Metro Manila you can head to depending on your location. Also, don’t forget to add these restaurants to your ‘Must Try’ lists on the Booky app.
Whether you plan to drink at Poblacion – the drinking hub of Makati – or at the famous villages in the area – Legazpi Village and Salcedo Village – you’re sure to find bars where you can have a post-drinking session.
Dulo – Poblacion
If you’re looking for chill bars in Makati, then Dulo might be the place for you. 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, they’ve got you covered.
Polilya – Poblacion
Serving up reinvented global bar chows, Polilya is the place to be for everything beer-related. Their dishes and cocktails are infused with local craft beer by Engkanto Brewery.
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The Curator Coffee & Cocktails – Legazpi Village
The Curator is a backdoor cafe and drinking lounge hidden inside Cyrano Wine Bar that serves handcrafted coffee all day and cocktails by night from the finest ingredients. It also serves a small day menu including pastries and sandwiches.
Prohibition Liquor Lounge – Greenbelt 3
Look for: Dillingers
Found inside Dillingers 1903 in Greenbelt, Prohibition is the ultimate speakeasy. It is an exclusive VIP liquor lounge inspired by the mystery and glamour of the underground partying spots during the Prohibition era of the 1920s.
Reservations are accepted
3/F Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati
Cartel Deli – Salcedo Village
Cartel is a cafe, a bakery, a deli, a market, a bistro, a bar and a whole lot more! It is a place where you can come in and experience a variety of wonderful things.
Insider tip: You can get two glasses of sangria for the price of one! Check it out here.
Tapella – Legazpi Village
Tapella by Gaudi is your best bet when you’re on the look-out for sangria and Spanish dishes in the Greenbelt area. .
Must-try dishes: Classic Tapas (Gambas Al Ajillo and Basque Chorizo Sausage) and Tapas with a twist (Sisig Sausage and Egg on a Bed of Shoe String Potatoes).
Buddha Bar – Poblacion
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.
With 3 different drinking hubs located in Quezon City – Tomas Morato, Eastwood, and Katipunan – you’re sure to have a great time sipping on wine or chugging down beer at these bars in the area.
Seventy7 Bar and Resto – Kamuning
Located along Kamuning Road, Seventy7 Bar and Resto is a callback to the classic and unpretentious home-away-from-home bars that every barkada needs. Cozy interiors, a welcoming and friendly vibe, and great food make Seventy7 Bar and Resto food spot that you and your friends won’t want to miss.
Get up to P300 off your bill along with P290 Buy 1 Get 1 Cocktails on Booky!
First impressions matter, and speakeasy bar hidden inside Vitto’s Wine Bar & Restaurant certainly makes an impression. Prima Facie serves bar chow to go with their hefty drinks list.
Apart from hard drinks like vodka, whiskey, gin, tequila, brandy, and rhum, Prima Facie also has a nice selection of local and imported beers.
WYLD – Mother Ignacia Ave
An exciting and fresh bar that takes the wilderness concept to a new level WYLD Kitchen x Bar is a restaurant that offers a nature-infused menu, some drinks, and interesting interiors.
Must-try drink: Flora x Fauna
Taggo Bar – multiple branches
If you’re looking for a place that feels like home, then Taggo Bar is the place to be. This speakeasy type of bar serves international comfort food, beer, liquor, and cocktails and keeps the volume of the music at a comfortable level, making it an ideal chill-numan spot.
Salamangka – Eastwood
Offering coffee and drinks no matter what time of day it is, Salamangka offers a Filipino twist to both the cocktails that they offer as well as the dishes that go well with the drinks.
Liberty Kitchen + Bar – Eastwood City
Liberty serves Asian fusion cuisine, specializing in noodles, baos, skewers and other contemporary dishes.
Insider tip: Get TWO orders of their Matcha Beer Cocktail for the price of ONE when you use Booky.
Grape Escape – Maginhawa
Grape Escape Wine Lounge + Kitchen is a casual wine and dine experience where you can pair wine with a Spanish-Italian inspired cuisine that offers Brick Oven Pizza and Tapas.
Walrus – Katipunan
Walrus is an urban beach bar that serves affordable cold beer and comforting pub grub. It is located right across Ateneo de Manila University.
Not only is Taguig the city where offices are abundant but drinking places as well. Why? ‘Cause bars are some of the perfect places to de-stress.
Ocean’s Telephone Co. – Forbes Town Center
Lookout for: the red phone booth above Frank and Dean
Ocean’s Telephone Company (or OTC) is a super cool speakeasy hidden above café and kitchen, Frank and Dean.
If you’re feeling fancy and are craving for some cocktails made with top shelf liquor, this is the place for you. They usually have great DJs spinning until the early hours of the morning.
Insider Tip: Get Buy 1 Get 1 Red Phone with Booky. Read more here
Bank Bar – Fort Bonifacio
Bank Bar is a top-shelf drinking den by The Moment Group. Here, you “invest” on world-class service in a stunning and most unexpected setting. Their gin and tonics are garnished anyway you want. Aside from the extensive range of liquors, spirits, and cocktails, they also serve delicious bar chow!
Popular choice: The rose and cucumber based G&T made with Tanqueray Rangpur, rose ice, and Fentiman’s tonic.
Borough – Bonifacio High Street
Borough is a snazzy spot that serves NYC comfort food like bagels, all-day breakfasts, grilled cheese and tomato soup. They’re most known for their milk and homemade cookies and pastries. For anyone looking for a bit of comfort in the big city, Borough is the place for you.
Indulge in their new Craft Cocktails menu! Putting a modern spin on the classic cocktails, a few of their specials include their Wasabi-atch (3-year old Havana Rum, lychee, basil, and wasabi), the Wild Card (Olmeca Tequila, pineapple juice, homemade Cardamom syrup, chili salt, and lime), and their O’Jito (Jameson Whiskey, mint leaves, lime, and ginger ale).
Alegria Cozinha Moderna & Sangria Bar – Fort Bonifacio
Alegria Cozinha Moderna & Sangria Bar offers Latin flavors with a modern twist. They’re known for tostadas and churrascaria but taking from the Spanish influence in Latin American cuisine, the restaurant also serves small bites as well as a variety of flavored sangrias.
The Brewery At The Palace – Uptown Bonifacio
The Brewery At The Palace guarantees to serve the freshest beer in the Metro as well as dishes crafted by Chef Carlo Miguel.
Tomatito – Fort Bonifacio
Tomatito is a “sexy tapas bar” serving Spanish-influenced dishes like paella, pintxos, and montaditos. The fluorescent atmosphere was inspired by Spanish bars in the 80’s, hence the retro aesthetic.
Recommended dish: Croquetas and Salmon TNT
Tap Station – Burgos Circle
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.
Insider tip: Get TWO orders of various drinks for less like Mommy Boy, Easy Ride, No.2 Hakan Hard, and more when you use Booky.
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.
Lit Manila – Serendra
Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 5 PM to 2 AM, head on to Lit Manila if you’re looking to try and enjoy Japanese whiskey spirits.
All Around the Metro
Even if you’re not near the bars in the alcohol hubs in the metro, you can definitely still experience Manila’s nighlife at these bars!
Three Little Pigs – Kapitolyo
Nothing like the Three Little Pigs’ cocktails to keep the wolves in envy. This is a pig-themed speakeasy bar in an upstairs room, accessible through a hidden door. Located in Kapitolyo, it’s a hidden gateway to a surreal, peculiar, and altogether magnificent experience. Plus, they sometimes hold Classic Cocktails 101!
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.
Get up to P300 off your bill with Booky
Thirsty Barber – San Juan
Thirsty Barber is a new neighborhood barbershop and speakeasy bar that serves bar chow, rice meals, specialty cocktails, beer, and more.
RM 16 – Kapitolyo
Look for: Tittos Latin BBQ
Just when you thought you knew where all the secret speakeasy bars are all located, RM 16 makes its way to Kapitolyo with their iconic Coca-Cola vending machine secret entrance. This one’s located just beside Tittos Latin BBQ, but you need to know the passcode before you can enter.
Fino Deli – Marikina
The first wine bar and delicatessen in Marikina City, Fino Deli brings rustic Italian and Spanish flare in an inviting and relaxed atmosphere. They serve wide variety of imported wines, cheeses and cold cuts.
Picada Tapeo Restaurante – BF Homes
Picada Tapeo Restaurante is a Catalan-inspired restaurant serving up affordable Spanish fare such as tapas, paella, wine, and sangria. They’re open from 4pm to 1am daily
Tita Tip: Pair their pintxos with a good bottle of wine, they offer unlimited wine daily for ₱499 per head!
Barcino – multiple branches
Barcino is famous for its delicious Spanish cuisine and wide selection of wine. It also has several conveniently located branches across the metro, allowing you to plan accordingly and meet up with your friends, no matter where you’re coming from.
Bar Pintxos Tapas y Mas – Alabang and BGC
Bar Pintxos was one of the South’s secret gems until they opened their second branch in BGC last year. Now, every tita (and her countless amigas) has heard of the tapas bar serving authentic Catalan and Basque-inspired dishes by Miguel Vecin and Tinchu Gonzalez.
Tita Tip: Amigas of the North! Head down South and save up to ₱500 when you book a table at Bar Pintxos Alabang. It's a good reason for a day trip!
INT – Cubao Expo
Serving up creative drinks and great food, INT bar is an authentic speakeasy where you don’t only get your tummy filled but your night packed with memorable experiences
Cubao Expo, General Romulo Ave, Cubao Quezon City
Three Little Pigs – Kapitolyo
A speakeasy that hidden above Sisig Society along East Capitol Drive, Three Little Pigs is a hidden treasure cove filled with delicious classic alcoholic drinks and delectable dishes that pair well with them.
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