End your day strong, and party the night away.

Let’s admit it, being a part of Metro Manila’s nightlife doesn’t only make our day more interesting but 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!



One of the trendiest clubs in Poblacion, Apotheka is sure to host its own Halloween party. Take a sip of their unique blend of tea and gin and dance along to edm and hip-hop beats.

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G/F, White Rabbit Blg, 5672 Dona Carmen St, Cor General Luna


Poblacion’s most packed club, expect a long line to get inside from Fridays to weekends. There’s an entrance fee but you’ll also be given drinks stubs either one gin tonic or two beers. Don’t forget to bring valid IDs because they religiously check them.

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5060 P Burgos, cor Guerrero, Poblacion, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila


At first glance, Kampai may seem like a typical Japanese bar. But when you enter their doors, you’ll find that they have much more to offer than just your traditional Japanese food. Apart from the carefully curated Japanese food, Kampai’s second floor transforms into a bar at night serving up top-notch quality cocktails paired with some good music by live DJs.

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5857 Alfonso corner Fermina St., Barangay Poblacion 
(0917) 318 1385


A Mexican-Filipino bar adorned with striking neon lights and filled with colorful interiors, Almacen offers up simple but mouth-watering Mexican dishes with a Filipino twist that are perfect to pair with your choice of alcohol.

Must-try dishes: Mexican Corn Elote, Beef Pareas Open Burrito, and Street Nachos.

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5910 Matilde St., Poblacion, Makati
(0977) 291-1920

The Spirits Library

Despite serving up one of the best cocktails you will ever have, The Spirits Library is more than just a cocktail bar. As the name of the place suggests, they are a purveyor of rare bottles, books, and bar paraphernalia.

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Quezon City

Lan Kwai – Katipunan

Once closed due to the pandemic, Lan Kwan made its triumphant return to the street of Katipunan with an even bigger location. Try their iconic fish bowl and their lemon chicken bowl.

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42 Esteban Abada, Loyola Heights Quezon City

Tipple and Slaw – Katipunan

One of the best restaurants in Pop-Up makes equally great cocktails as well. Chow down on their steak rice bowls while downing an amaretto sour!

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273 Xavierville Ave cor Katipunan Ave, The Pop Up Katipunan, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

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

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


Zion-1 PH

With dazzling neon lights and a dance floor, there’s no better way to spend the night than in Zion-1. This bar offers Asian cuisine typically Japanese, with its wagyu cubes, katsu bites, and beef gyudon bowl.

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Unit F121 Forbeswood Heights, Forbestown Road, BGC, Taguig, Philippines

Coconut Club

A classic BGC bar that has stood the test of time, even surviving the pandemic, Coconut Club is a must-visit for any party seekers or those looking to unwind. Pair your negroni with a tasty treat like their chicharon bulaklak!

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Bonifacio High Street Central (Ground Floor) 7th ave cor 30th St. , BGC

Yes Please

Conceptualized by the internet personality, Erwann Heusaff, Yes Please is one of BGC’s most popular bars. Given his culinary expertise, the food menu is top-class, serving classic bar chow like burgers, pizzas, fries, and more!

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9th Ave cor 38th St, Uptown Parade, Fort Bonifacio
0905 339 7574


For post-work drinks and top-notch Japanese food, visit Salaryman, an izakaya specializing in the best Japanese dishes and drinks! Enjoy the cool vibes and unwind!

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Bellagio Tower 2, Forbestown Road, BGC

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!

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

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. 

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78-53-86 – Mandaluyong

Originally a speakeasy located in White Plains, its success paved the way for a new branch located near Greenhills. Have a couple of drinks while listening to jazz alongside your date, and chat the night away.

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2/F West, 42 Katipunan Ave, White Plains, Quezon City

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