The Ultimate Guide to Bars in Metro Manila Where You Can Experience Manila’s Nightlife!


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?

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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.

Makati

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.

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

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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5658 Jacobo St, beside Z Hostel, Poblacion, Makati

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.

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194 Legazpi Street cor. Palanca Street, Legaspi Village, Makati
(0917) 585-9005

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. 

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3/F Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati
(02) 621-6790

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.
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119 L.P. Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati
(02) 772-8270

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).

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G/F Greenbelt 5, Legaspi St, Legazpi Village, Makati
+63 2 757-2710

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

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

Quezon City

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.

Prima Facie – Tomas Morato

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.

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114 Scout Lozano Street cor Tomas Morato, inside Vitto’s, Laging Handa, Quezon City
(0906) 136-1712

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

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2/F The Grandia Place, 143 Mother Ignacia Ave, South Triangle, Quezon City
(0919) 990-8805

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.

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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.

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Eastwood Citywalk 2, Libis, Quezon City

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.
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Eastwood Citywalk 1, Libis, Quezon City
(02) 975-9750

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.

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99 Maginhawa Street, Teacher’s Village, Quezon City
(02) 405-2546

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.

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

Taguig

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.

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Inside Frank & Dean, Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(0917) 445-7056

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.

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G/F RCBC Corporate Center (inside 7/11), 25th & 26th St., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

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.

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4/F C3 Annex (Uniqlo Building), 7th Ave cor 30th St, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(0945) 264-7828

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.

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The Palace, 9th Ave cor 32nd St, Uptown Bonifacio, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(0917) 813 9429

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

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G/F BGC Corporate Center, 30th St corner 11th Ave, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 805-7840

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.
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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.
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G/F The Fort Strip, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 659-5484

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.

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G/F Serendra, 26th St., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 832-1600 | (0917) 510-0014

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!

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.

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

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. 

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Inside Tittos Latin BBQ & Brew, 16 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig

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.

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151 Dao St, Marikina Heights, Marikina
(02) 997-5024

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!
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252 Aguirre Ave, BF Homes, Parañaque
(0956) 805-3676

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.

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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!
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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

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Cubao Expo, General Romulo Ave, Cubao Quezon City
(0917) 806-9991

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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12 East Capitol Dr, Kapitolyo, Pasig
(0917) 317-7705

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