Makati Nightlife

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    RED Box Karaoke Bar: Eat w/ delight and sing with all your might

    by nixca316 Written Mar 6, 2007

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    Good food...30, 000 + songs to choose from...I support this place because they are very charitable and help the handicapped (same owners of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf ---they distribute sign language post cards)

    Click this to read Therese J. Camet of the Manila Bulletin's article

    Dress Code: Except for your birthday suit, you can come as you are ;D

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    Cafe Havana: Where you can listen to good music and dance to it

    by nixca316 Updated Feb 19, 2007

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    the buffet
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    Their choices of live bands are fantabulous and though the dance floor is very, very small, you'll definitely have fun.

    (I don't have night time pictures...what I only have are the ones during lunch time buffets)

    Weekdays (Mondays to Thursdays) 9:30PM-2AM
    Fridays to Sundays 9:30PM-4AM

    =)

    Usually, these are the bands that play:

    Guarana, Arriba!, Nuevo Ritmo among others

    Dress Code: No dress code...okay, just don't go there naked, I guess ;p Still I believe that Smart Casual is the way to go

    =)

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    hardRock CAfe: hardRockin' at Glorietta

    by missmarianne Updated Mar 27, 2008

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    I suppose it's the same hard rock that everybody goes to at night time in any part of the worLd. well, the comparison (amongst the bars here)..is.. I find it a little sophisticated in terms of music. They won't bore you to death. Their performers are really good. The food, the ambience, the facilities.. the service.. they're all the same with the other nicey bars around. uhm.. they're selling haRDRadrock garments, too. For reasonable prices.. designed by some famous INternational artists.. like shakira..?

    Dress Code: casual. just wear casual outfit. I think the staff will STOP you at the entrance if you're wearing something revealing that 'll make their bar appear like a hideout for prostitution...

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    Absinth: If you want to just dance and let loose all night

    by KookieDough Written Dec 15, 2006

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    Went here with my work colleagues after an office party and we had a great time! If you are in the mood to dance and have fun, this is the place to be. They've got good current dancing music here.

    Crowd is mostly of the younger set - the usual crowd you see in discos. Of course, expect the crowded room and loud music ambience.

    However, we just found the seating areas not that well-maintained. When we arrived, the attendant showed us to an area that still had spills of some beverage on the floor and on the table. We are not meticulous about cleanliness in bars and we know that you are to spend most of the time dancing, anyway, but considering all that, the place still needs a bit of improvement on this area.

    In general, though, I would still recommend this to those who would want to get down and boogie to the wee hours of the morning.

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    HardRock Cafe - Glorietta: No surprize

    by vinc_bilb Written Jul 31, 2008

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    A hard rock like others seen (Kuala Lumpur, Singapore):
    - Good live music (too noisy for me, I had to go to the smoking area)
    - Good service, barmens
    - Reasonable prices
    - Working girls (fair)

    ... but nothing magic, no wooow

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Tavern on the Square: Still Under Renovation!!!

    by monina_c Updated Jan 23, 2007

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    Friends with Joey B. of Side-A at the Tavern

    In its latest incarnation, Tavern on the Square is still the place to listen to the music of the best bands in Philippines like Side-A, Retrospect, MYMP, Freestyle, Fat Session just to name a few. Its location makes it a good place to spend an idle night.

    UPDATE:

    Tavern is closed for renovation right now and will resume serving the public on February 2007.

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Red Box Karaoke: Karaoke to Death!

    by monina_c Updated Aug 1, 2008

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    A friend singing her heart out at Red Box ;D

    The Red Box is a good place to give pent to your passion for singing. They have 41 rooms of different sizes. A small room can hold five to six guests, while the biggest room can fit 40 guests. According to the staff there are also two rooms, good for 25 guests, that have pool tables.
    It is open daily from 12 noon to 3 a.m.

    Dress Code: Casual

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    There are ample bars on the strip: Stroll through Padre Bourgos

    by whvcebu Written Aug 4, 2005

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    Neon signs all over the place

    If you can't do without night clubbing, there are lots of bars along Makati Avenue and Padre Bourgos.

    Girlie bars, discos, shows, better ones lousy ones, cheap ones, expensive ones (and cheating is the rule in a few establishments)

    Be careful!

    Dress Code: mostly casual - to business (take off your necktie)

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    Museum Cafe: The Art of Clubbing

    by KookieDough Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    It is what it is - a cafe in a museum. Of course, as you would expect, the establishment has that exquisite modern design that complements the museum itself.

    While Museum Cafe is already open before 7am daily, the best time to come over is still at night, after dinner. They got great drinks and appetizers - they really go well with lounging around with friends or a date. Try Rockstar, one of their original cocktails, and the seared tuna.

    Dancing could probably be well in your agenda, too, as they have good club music.

    Maybe you can even mingle and meet new friends. Tourists won't feel out of place here. The place has generally a cosmopolitan crowd.

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    Where do you begin? When will the night end?

    by MVDELROSARIO Written May 11, 2005

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    Manila/Makati has one of the best nightlife! The question my friends and I always ask ourselves is not "where are we going?" but rather "where do we begin?". And it's not "what time are we meeting?" but "when will the night end?"

    Manila/Makati was home for me for a number of years and I fondly remember those nights spent going out, having fun, until the sun rises the next day!

    When I visited back in 2002 and 2003, Makati and Manila still offers the best nightlife in that part of the world!

    Great way to start is the Remedios Circle in Malate. Hop from one bar to the next. There is Havana, Cafe Adriatico, walk over to Fidel's, have tapas at Casa Armas. Sometimes, they close the street for a block party on weekends!

    Back in Makati, there is Greenbelt 3, Makati Ave and Pasay Road, lined up with countless restaurants, bars.

    Nightlife starts at midnight and ends until the sun rises the next day...I don't remember hearing a "last call for alcohol" last time I visited. I would surely hope not!

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    embassy: clubbin

    by P-unit_3000 Updated Oct 20, 2006

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    Went to the embassy on a wednesday night. Played RnB all night, gorgeous girls, awesome crowd. Me and my friends are from Australia so we didn't recognise anyone famous but my cousin told me they were everywhere. Cover charge of 400p but definately worth it. I'll be back next year!

    Dress Code: Shirts need to have a collar

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    Greenbelt 3: Intimate Engagements

    by KookieDough Updated Oct 31, 2006

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    Chris Botti live at Greenbelt

    Always watch out for the upcoming live events at Greenbelt 3, which has already staged concerts featuring some of the most talked-about and most promising personalities like pianist Maksim, American Idol's Constantine and the lovable Fab 5. Aside from the performance (or talks, in the case of the Fab 5), the mall arranges a meet and greet segment so fans and the curious public can have CDs signed, photos taken and chat with the featured personalities. This sets these events apart from the big concerts, where you would very rarely get the chance to see your faves up close.

    Recently, I watched and met trumpeter Chris Botti :) Together with his band, he performed before an SRO audience in one of the Greenbelt 3 cinemas.

    So how do you get access to these events? Usually, Greenbelt has particular guidelines to get tickets - such as buy a CD by the artist and present the receipt at the mall's concierge in exchange for tickets.

    You can check their concierge or website for announcements of events.

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    Beer Paradise: 100 beers...

    by monina_c Updated Jan 10, 2010

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    A Toast for Titabell who is in Brugge!
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    It is conducive to winding down after a night out. :)
    The bar is situated in a quiet street. It looked to me like a private residence converted into a more upscale hang out for the beer enthusiasts. The bartenders claimed they carry more than a hundred kinds of beers from all over the world.

    The Belgian Beer (Chimay) I drank cost about P240++/bottle plus tax (about US$5.30++).
    They carry a lot of fruit flavored beers which seem to be popular to the group that we found there. The sitting arrangement was cozy and conducive to easy conversation. The bar seat were comfortable enough. The ones we tried were mostly Belgian and German Beers (not surprising since the owner is Belgian) with unpronounceable names.

    The bartenders were nice and seem to be knowledgeable about their stock. Hehehehe! It doesn't hurt that they were young and good-looking!

    BTW, the bar is open daily:
    * Su: 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
    * M, T, W, Th, F, Sa: 5:00 pm - 4:00 am

    Dress Code: Smart Casual.
    I did not see anybody there wearing cargo shorts and flip-flops. :)

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    Government Club: alternative nightlife

    by legolaz69 Written Nov 5, 2007

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    during one of their most celebrated party

    Government club is one of the best gay meeting places in this mega city. Be ready to meet hot local guys.. I mean really hot! ( some celebrities or some just chilling out ).. whatever!?

    Dress Code: For men.. Shoes is a must!
    For Women.. just be sexy

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    Cena and Masas: Sing with the Band

    by dcmanicad Updated Nov 6, 2007

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    percussionist for the night
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    Along these restaurants is where you can eat and drink while listening to a band perform live. Mostly acoustic, these bands will perform your favorite tunes whether it be from the 80’s, 90’s or what not. Sometimes, they may even let you hit a few notes with them (as with my colleague’s case).

    As they peform in an open area, there is no entrance fee. They perform for the enjoyment of Cena and Masas's patrons.

    Dress Code: No special dress code

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