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From drinks out to post-walwal session, this list has it all!

Along the busy streets of Makati, you’ll find bars and hangout spots where you can bring your friends after a long day (or long week) of hustle. Prominent among these spots is Poblacion, known for its vibrant nightlife and diverse selection of venues.

Read also: 5 of the Best Bars in BGC for Every Type of Night Out

With this list, we give you the top restaurants and bars to head to—from the inuman session itself to the post-walwal moments when you’re trying to shake off the alcohol before calling it a day at home. Bottoms up!

Dear Adam / Sweet Lucy

Dear Adam / Sweet Lucy has it all. When you need to work remotely, Dear Adam Cafe is available from 11 am to 6 pm, serving lunch combos and coffee. When it’s time to clock out, Sweet Lucy comes to your rescue, serving craft and classic cocktails from 6 pm onwards.

Sweet Lucy also offers interesting bar grub: Beef Pares Spring Rolls (braised beef in soy-ginger sauce with house chili) and Kalabasa Fritters (deep-fried veggie fritters with herb salad and lime chili vinegar).

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2/F, 6060 R. Palma cor Osias, Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila

Kosumosu

Chow and cocktails? Get them at Kosumosu, located in Poblacion. If you fancy Japanese alcoholic drinks, they offer Japanese whiskey, classic cocktails, and signature cocktails. Pub grubs include Dashi Crackers (housemade dashi rice crackers with aonori and mignonette), Galaxy Gyoza, and Horumon Korokke (curried beef croquette with dashi cream sauce).

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5421 Gen Luna St, Poblacion, Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila

2nd Street Oysters

Oy, you might want to try 2nd Street Oysters, where the menu offers a wide variety of oyster dishes. They have Regular Baked Oysters with flavor selections like Aburi, Garlic Overload, and Nori Butter. For drinks, you can choose from white wine, sparkling wine, and beer.

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Ginza Gyu

Japanese food and alcohol? A perfect combination! Fill your stomach with Ginza Gyu’s House Signature Bowls, such as Wagyu Steak Claypot, Wagyu & Foie Gras Claypot, and Golden Bowl. Then, share some alcoholic drinks with your friends.

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Mijo Comfort Food

Late chill-numan with friends can be cathartic and comforting. Drop by Mijo Comfort Food in Poblacion and enjoy their mains such as Sisig Rice Bowl, Pot Roast, and Asado, among other dishes. Then, indulge in their wide selection of alcoholic beverages including signature cocktails, classic cocktails, whisky, and more!

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4987 P Guanzon St, Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila

Evet Köfte

Some friend groups prefer to keep it simple. If you’re up for a quick food trip with a hint of alcohol, head to Evet Köfte! Enjoy their Köfte Grande Meal, featuring grilled Turkish beef meatballs sandwiched in pita bread, served with fries and a drink.

They also have Budweiser available!

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7481 Bagtikan Street, Makati, Metro Manila

NEO Cafe & Bar

NEO Cafe & Bar features classic cocktails, pitcher cocktails, and signature cocktails. Interestingly, they also offer two unique items on their menu: the Dirty Chai Martini and Irish Coffee, both part of their Fusion Sun & Moon Coffee Cocktails series. Cool to enjoy the best of both worlds, right?

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2/F, 5663 Don Pedro St, Vine Bldg, Poblacion, Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila

Auring’s

A certified neighborhood hidden gem, Auring’s is home to Pinoy-flavored chicken wings and pasta. Have you tried wings in flavors like Sisig, Kare-Kare, or Sinigang? If not, this is your sign to try them alongside signature cocktails such as Auring’s Favorite, Chimo’s Choice, and Muni-Muni.

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6073 R Palma St, Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila

Nolita Joe’s

Find pizza and beer all in one place at Nolita Joe’s! They offer fresh pizzas in flavors like Regular Cheese (with mozzarella and Nolita Tomato Sauce), Pepperoni, Wild Mushroom Ricotta, and Spicy Italian Sausage. Plus, they have a wide selection of alcoholic beverages to choose from. Best of all, they’re open until 3 am daily!

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5666 Don Pedro St, Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila

Commune

Now, let’s move on to the part where you need to sober up a bit before heading home. Commune is a great place to grab your after-drinks bites. Open until 1 am on weekends, they serve all-day breakfast items, rice bowls, and pastas!

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36 Polaris cor Durban St, Poblacion, Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila

Indorasa

When you’re in need of a warm, comforting meal after a night out, Indorasa has got your back! Grab a bowl of Lontong Sayur, a traditional dish featuring Lontong pieces in creamy coconut milk soup, and prevent that impending hangover!

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1162 Chino Roces Ave, Makati, San Antonio, Makati, Metro Manila

Kirakuya Ramen

Adding to the roster of Japanese night out spots, we have Kirakuya Ramen in Jupiter. Their bestseller, Shoyu Ramen, is a fantastic way to cap off the night. It features a special tonkotsu soup mixed with a shoyu base, egg noodles, and is topped with chashu, menma, Japanese egg, naruto, nori, and garnished with spring onion—a true fiesta in the mouth!

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