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    The Ringside bar: Midget boxing

    by heydelin Written Nov 25, 2014

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    For a change, I brought my bf to Red light district to see midget boxing. Neither of us know that there is a lady boxing before that. It was very funny experience, the club is a strip club too (i NEVER knew). Well, it was my first time and it was heaps of fun!

    TIP: Do not volunteer to be a referee if you don't want to spend drinks on the midgets after the fight.

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    Andale By Agave: Mexican Cantina & Bar

    by machomikemd Written Nov 7, 2014

    Andale by Agave is a chain of Mexican Cantina Style Bars that offers classical mexican food and pub fare ranging from humongous burritos to giant nachos and carne asadas and assorted tacos and mexican street fare and also a variety of mexican inspired drinks such as the iconic margarita (they have many versions such as frozen classic margaritas, strawberry margaritas, orange margaritas) and various tequila and mezcal type of spirits and various cocktail drinks. they also offer mexican beers such as Corona, Dos Equiis and Tecate. this is their branch at the Century City Mall in Makati City and is an open type of bar setting all of which are al fresco.

    Margaritas here cost 170 pesos and up, tequila or mezcal based cocktail drinks from 180 pesos and up, mexican beers at 180 pesos and up and bar chow and foods like burritos and nachos at 250 pesos and up.

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    Sunday to Wednesday 11:00am to 11:00pm Thursday 11:00am to 12:00am Friday and Saturday 11:00am to 2:00am - See more at: http://www.clickthecity.com/food-drink/b/uQ68813/andale-by-agave-century-city-mall#sthash.qSblIAmW.dpuf

    Dress Code: casual

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    Long Bar: Famous Luxe Bar of Raffles Hotel Manila

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 12, 2014

    The Raffles Hotel Chain evokes luxury and the sky high prices to boot! The World Famous Long Bar in Raffles Hotel Singapore had sky high prices and is known the world over and The Raffles Hotel in Makati, riding on the popularity of Long Bar, Establish a Long Bar in it's Premises Too. And like in their singapore branch, you are given unlimited complimentary peanuts and you can throw leftovers on the floor anytime!

    They have ala carte meals and assorted bar chow that cost from 350 pesos and above but you go here to have a drink and they have a long list of international beers that cost 330 pesos and more (cheaper than in Singapore long bar where beers cost 700 pesos and more) liqours and assorted cocktails like tom collins or mai tai or screwdriver that cost 380 pesos or more (still cheaper than in singapore where it cost 800 pesos or more) and they have the iconic singapore sling that cost 650 pesos (it cost 900 pesos in singapore) and their special cocktail called Manila Sling, filled with gold leafs and cost 700 pesos!

    hours:

    All day dining: Daily 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM
    Entertainment: Monday to Thursday 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
    Entertainment: Friday and Saturday 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM

    Dress Code: smart casual, no flip flops or walking shorts allowed.

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    Spicy Fingers: Live Bands and Cocktail Hour Promos

    by machomikemd Written Aug 12, 2014

    Spicy Fingers is a Restaurant cum Bar (but more of the latter) located in Greenbelt 2 strip of bars and restaurants at the ground level and just beside Burger Bar and Draft Gastropub. This Joint is famous for it's cocktail hours of which they have small vodka infused cocktail shooters (on small shot glasses) that cost only 50 pesos per shot and buy one take one too boot from 9:00 pm to 12:00 am. They have an inside non smoking section which has a nightly live band on a stage with no cover charges (from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am) and an outside al fresco smoking area. besides the vodka infused cocktails, they also have wonderful international menus and bar chows like nachos, satays, sizzling sisig, pizzas and a lot more. The beer list has both local and international brews and the cocktail list besides the shooters is also extensive and drinks here cost 180 pesos and up for the cocktail drinks and 170 pesos and up for the international beers.

    hours: 11:00 am to 2:00 am everyday

    Dress Code: casual, but no flip flops allowed

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    Bubba Gump: My Friends Fave Hangout

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 11, 2014

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    the ultimate nite spot for bonding and drinking

    this will be my Bar Section Tips, I have a separate tip for the Restaurant Section.

    we all know who made this restaurant chain popular!

    Bubba Gump Shrimp and Company Restaurant is easily one of my favorites . Almost everyone is familiar with the movie "Forrest Gump," and this is an excellent commercial adaptation of that theme and story in a fun eatery. Launched in 1996 by Viacom Consumer Products and the Rusty Pelican Company, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. became the first theme restaurant inspired by a film. The restaurant has also gained fame for its unique paging system consisting of two license plates on the tables marked "Run Forrest Run" from Jenny's famous quote and "Stop Forrest Stop" based on the signs used to help Forrest when he played football at the University of Alabama. The red "Stop Forrest Stop" sign is used to signal that a table needs service and the blue "Run Forrest Run" means that all is well. This is their Only Branchin The Philippines, located in the Swanky area of Greenbelt 3 in Makati City.

    Hours:
    Mon-Fri. 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

    Sat. 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.

    Sun. 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

    Their Bar Section is located beside the Main Entrance Area and they have two sections of it, an outside Al Fresco Smoking Section and a Smaller Airconditioned Main Bar Section. You can order the famous Bubba Gump Foods like Boat Trash or Pop Corn Shrimp or Cajun Calamari as Bar Chow and they have a large selection of local and international beers like Corona, Heineken, Becks, Stella Artois and more at 220 to 280 pesos per bottle and local beers at 130 pesos a bottle. Cocktails like their Signature Delta Surprise and Blue Bayou cost 290 pesos per glass and regular cocktails like Mai Tai or Tequila Sunrise at 250 pesos and up.

    Dress Code: smart casual

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    Greenbelt: Nite Spot too (Greenbelt)

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 11, 2014

    greenbelt complex is also famous as a nite spot and watering hole. and the various sections of Greenbelt 2, 3 and 4 and 5 have their separate lively nitespots that are a combination of sports bars, lounges, gastropubs, resto bars, dance club and more. These Nitespots include Spicy Fingers, Draft Gastropub, Dillingers, Grappa's, Dencio's, Cafe Cubana, Larry's Bar, Chilli's and a lot more.

    Most Nitespots are open starting at 11:00 am but the action really starts from 5:00 pm up to 2:00 am. Most Have Happy Hours where there are many discounts for the various bar chow and alcoholic drinks offered at the establishments and these are usually from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

    Dress Code: smart casual

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    Hooters: Hooters Now in Makati City

    by machomikemd Updated Nov 6, 2013

    Hooters now has a second branch in the Philipines. the second branch is located at the A. Venue Mall in the expatriate district of Makati and is now a favorite nite spot of both locals and foreign expatriates and tourists.

    Hooters is a chain of Restaurants cum bars that started in Clearwater Florida in 1983 and the main draw here is the fabulous Hooter Girls and the world famous chicken wings. The hooter girls greet guests if they are celebrating their birthday at hooters and also dance around the restaurant. they have an extensive collection of international beers and cocktails and prices range from 180 to 300 pesos for the international beers like beck's or corona or heineken and cocktails start from 250 to 450 pesos, ranging from mojitos, tequila sunrise, zombie, tom collins, cosmolopitan and more.

    opens: 11:00 am to 12:00 am everyday

    Dress Code: casual wear, no flip flops and tank tops and halter tops allowed.

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    Barcino's: Spanish Tapas and Drinking Spot

    by machomikemd Written Nov 5, 2013

    Barcino's is not the oldest Spanish Restaurant cum wine bar in the Philippines, but it surely popularized Spanish Tapas to filipinos and also became part of the growing wine appreciation of filipinos, who are more addicted into beers and liqours. Tapas before is only known as a filipino fried beef dish and now, filipinos know that spanish tapas are small servings of hearty meals, much like the amouse bouche or appetizer platters. Barcino's Tapas and wine bar is now more popular as a drinking joint than as an eating joint, hence my separate nighlife tips on it. they have 3 branches in Makati City, this branch at Greenbelt 2, at Greenbelt 5 and at Powerplant Mall.

    besides the traditional spanish ans other wines from around the world, which they offer by the glass or by the bottle, ranging from 300 to 500 pesos a glass to the Estrella Galicia Spanish Beers that cost 120 to 140 pesos (depending on the type, whether lager or dark ale or light) and their assorted cocktail drinks and their really strong Sangria Drinks (280 pesos a large glass and 800 pesos for a pitcher) and the favorite bar chow cum tapas of gambas (450 pesos), croquetas (350 pesos), calamares (380 pesos) and more, this is among the more famous nitespots in greenbelt 2 drinking area.

    opens: 10:00 am to 12:00 am sundays
    10:00 am to 2:00 am regular days

    Dress Code: casual

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    Draft Gastropub: European GastroPub & Beer Place in Powerplant Mall

    by machomikemd Written Nov 5, 2013

    this is their branch at the third level of Powerplant Mall, located at the former Kabisera By Dencio's Spot.

    The Draft Gastropub is now like mushrooms sprouting all over, as it now has more branches as before as filipinos are now getting used to drink more varieties of International Beers (mostly European brands and some asian beer brands too) and learning to drink beer without ice cubes as not to dilute the flavor. They now have 2 branches in makati city alone and more around the metro.

    Draft Gastropub is a European Style Pub with a lively crowd and lots of european expatriates among the patrons hence the place is really authentic plus they have an international selection of beers like stella artois, chimay, Tuborg, Beck's, hoogarden, tiger beer, Heineken, Sam Adams and more. Both the bottled and draft versions of beers but the price is NOT that expensive for Philippine Standards, comparable to the beer price in 5 star hotels. Average price of local beers like san miguel lite and pale pilsen at 100 pesos an order and for 1 glass of stella artois draft or beck's beer is 250 pesos an order. Other beers like tuborg at 140 pesos a bottle, Chimay at 220 pesos a bottle. This is esily one of the more popular nite spots in the greenbelt 2 area as it it packed with people even on weekdays. they also have vodka cocktail specials at buy one take one at 200 pesos and assorted cocktails like zombie or mai tai or tequila sunrise at 180 to 220 pesos an order.

    Bar chows are aplenty too and are mostly european stuff like assorted sausages and saurkraut at 400 pesos an order or German Pig Knuckles at 650 pesos an order.

    opens: 10:00 am to 2:00 am everyday except sunday, closes at 12:00 am

    Dress Code: they have a separate smoking area outside and there is no smoking area inside the air conditioned area.

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    Draft Gastropub: European Gastro Pub and Beer Place in Greenbelt 2

    by machomikemd Written Nov 5, 2013

    The Draft Gastropub is now like mushrooms sprouting all over, as it now has more branches as before as filipinos are now getting used to drink more varieties of International Beers (mostly European brands and some asian beer brands too) and learning to drink beer without ice cubes as not to dilute the flavor. They now have 2 branches in makati city alone and more around the metro.

    Draft Gastropub is a European Style Pub with a lively crowd and lots of european expatriates among the patrons hence the place is really authentic plus they have an international selection of beers like stella artois, chimay, Tuborg, Beck's, hoogarden, tiger beer, Heineken, Sam Adams and more. Both the bottled and draft versions of beers but the price is NOT that expensive for Philippine Standards, comparable to the beer price in 5 star hotels. Average price of local beers like san miguel lite and pale pilsen at 100 pesos an order and for 1 glass of stella artois draft or beck's beer is 250 pesos an order. Other beers like tuborg at 140 pesos a bottle, Chimay at 220 pesos a bottle. This is esily one of the more popular nite spots in the greenbelt 2 area as it it packed with people even on weekdays. they also have vodka cocktail specials at buy one take one at 200 pesos and assorted cocktails like zombie or mai tai or tequila sunrise at 180 to 220 pesos an order.

    Bar chows are aplenty too and are mostly european stuff like assorted sausages and saurkraut at 400 pesos an order or German Pig Knuckles at 650 pesos an order.

    opens: 10:00 am to 2:00 am everyday except sunday, closes at 12:00 am

    Dress Code: smoking area both inside (separate air conditioned smoking area) and outside (al fresco) of the pub. casual wear.

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    Cafe' Cubana Bar and Cafe: Place to Drink at Meet Girls in Burgos Street

    by machomikemd Written Feb 6, 2013

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    Cafe Cubana Bar and Cafe is one of the many restaurants and bars in the popular royal bellagio hotel that sits in the middle of sleazy burgos street in Makati. the Cafe Cubana is open 24/7 but the crowds go there during the evening hours as this area is a favorite meeting place to pick up local girls by horny foreign male tourists to have a drink and have some "extra service" This place is a micro mini version of the sports bars of bangla road in phuket but they don't have go go dancing girls here since this is an open faced bar (they are more conservative than in sinful bangla road).

    If you plan just to have some drinks and some bat chow, the place also have excellent choices of cuban chow like arroz cubana, tamales, cocido and more and they have an extensive list of cocktails like mojito or cuba libre at 150 pesos a pop and some local beers like san miguel at 120 pesos a pop and foreign beers like heineken or tiger beer at 180 to 200 pesos pop.

    Dress Code: casual

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    Burgos Street: The Red Light District of Makati

    by machomikemd Written Feb 6, 2013

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    The former red light district of the capital was in Ermita District in Manila but the place was gentrified during the 1990's and since then, the disco bars and go go bars started congregating at the Burgos Street and it's environs in Makati City where there are many mostly male foreigners staying and doing the usual favorites. Burgos Street is a lowly cousin to the lively Pub Street in Siem Reap and Patpong Area of Bangkok and the Party Capital of Asia, Bangla Road in Phuket (see my tips there). Burgos Street has an assortment of go go bars, sports bars, restaurants, apartelle, guest houses and hotels and most of the establishments here open for almost 24 hours.

    if you want to experience the nightlife similar to bangla road or pub street of phuket or siem reap in makati, this is the place to be (but with less foreign tourists and crowds).

    Dress Code: casual

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    TGI Friday's: Also A Nite Spot Too

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 14, 2012

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    TGI Fridays has separate areas for dining and some drinking action (they also have a separate enclosed smoking area). this tip will be at the Bar area of the restaurant. The Bar area is located in the huge complex and is near the entrance, the ambiance here is more mature but you have the same menu and drink lists as in the main dining area but they have a big bar where there are lcd screens playing various sports channels.

    They have an extensive collection of Cocktails and beers and the selections are similar in the US Mainland but the prices are slighly cheaper here. A Big Glass of my favorite Ultimate Long Island Iced Tea Cocktail will cost 295 pesos, regular glass will be 180 pesos. Other cocktails like pina colada at 190 pesos for a regular glass and 300 pesos for an ulitmate glass. Local Beers costs 100 pesos an order and foreign beers at 180 pesos and up.

    Opens: 10:00 am to 1:00 am on weekends
    10:00 am to 11:00 pm on weekdays

    TGIFridays is popular American restaurant chain focusing on casual dining, usually of the typical american huge servings,with over 500 restaurants across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and the UK, as well as many other countries around the world including here in the philippines. The name is taken from the expression "TGIF", or "Thank God It's Friday." The restaurant chain is known for its appearance, with red-striped canopies, brass railings, Tiffany lamps, and frequent use of antiques as decor. It has a large menu with an emphasis on alcoholic beverages. A section of their menu is dedicated to the "Jack Daniel's Grill", a selection of items flavored with a special Jack Daniel's sauce.

    Address: 3rd Floor, Quad 3, Ayala Centre, Makati

    Dress Code: casual but no flip flops and tank tops are allowed

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    Conway's Bar: The Main Bar of Makati Shangrila Hotel

    by machomikemd Written Jul 14, 2012

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    Conway's was a favorite Hang Out of Mine in the 1990's but i can't find my old analog pictures then. This is the lively area of the makati shangrila hotel, catering to the younger set (younger but also rich dudes as prices here are on the high side). there is no cover charge but the prices are high. they have a separate smoking area that is enclosed and they have a live band that plays the current music like RNB, Pop, Alternative, Lounge, Chill Out and more.

    Prices here are on the high side as local beers like san miguel beer will cost 200 pesos an order, imported beers like heineken or stella artois at 300 pesos and more. cocktails like black russian, cosmopolitan and mai tai will cost 350 pesos for a small glass. assorted bar chow and meals will cost from 350 pesos to 1,000 pesos per order.

    opens: 8:00 am to 12:00 am on weekends and up to 10:00 pm on weekdays

    The Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is a World Renowned International hotel chain based in Hong Kong. It is the largest Asian-based deluxe hotel group in the region.The group started in 1971 with its first and flagship hotel in Singapore, and now has 49 deluxe hotels and resorts located in key Asian, Australian and Middle East cities with hotel room inventory of over 23,000. The hotel group also has a sister brand called Traders Hotel, established in 1989 to cater mostly to business travellers. In the philippines it has 3 Shangrila Hotels and 1 traders hotel.

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    Level 2
    Operating Hours

    5pm - 2am
    (Monday to Thursday)
    5pm - 3am
    (Friday and Saturday)
    5pm - 12midnight
    (Sunday)
    Dress Code

    Smart Casual
    Smoking Policy

    Conway’s accommodates both smoking and non-smoking guests. (there is and enclosed smoking area at the end of the bar).

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    Lobby Lounge at Makati Shangrila: Spacious Area with Live Jazz Music

    by machomikemd Written Jul 14, 2012

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    The Lobby Lounge of the Makati Shangrila Hotel easily is one of the best and largest lobby lounges in the Philippines. It competes with the nearby Lobby Lounge of the Manila Peninsula Hotel in sheer grandness and with statospheric prices to boot! It is one of the famous nite spots in Makati for upscale people and of the older set who enjoy jazz music more than the current RNB, Pop, House, Trance Music. The live 14 man orchestra is free with no cover charge and they play a variety of Jazz and sentimental music. The view is very lush, with the landscaped gardens of the hotel and a waterfall and with views of the Makati Skyline.

    Prices here are on the high side as local beers like san miguel beer will cost 200 pesos an order, imported beers like heineken or stella artois at 300 pesos and more. cocktails like black russian, cosmopolitan and mai tai will cost 350 pesos for a small glass. assorted bar chow and meals will cost from 350 pesos to 1,000 pesos per order.

    opens: 8;00 am to 1:00 am everyday

    The Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is a World Renowned International hotel chain based in Hong Kong. It is the largest Asian-based deluxe hotel group in the region.The group started in 1971 with its first and flagship hotel in Singapore, and now has 49 deluxe hotels and resorts located in key Asian, Australian and Middle East cities with hotel room inventory of over 23,000. The hotel group also has a sister brand called Traders Hotel, established in 1989 to cater mostly to business travellers. In the philippines it has 3 Shangrila Hotels and 1 traders hotel. I

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    Lobby Level
    Operating Hours

    8am - 1am
    (Sunday to Wednesday)
    8am - 2am
    (Thursday to Saturday)
    Dress Code

    Smart Casual
    Smoking Policy

    Smoking is not permitted at the Lobby Lounge.

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