Makati Nightlife

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    The Embassy: fun times

    by RZ_Cruz Written Oct 15, 2006

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    Friends and cousins would tell me about The Embassy. I had a chance to check it out during my stay in Makati. I think it was P500 to get in. Line was about 15mins long but inside was crazy packed! They were playing House/Trance type music all night. With that entrance fee, you were able to get 3 drinks. Pretty high scale place, loved it.

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    Greenbelt 3: Chillin at night...

    by DJ_Rolo Updated Nov 8, 2005

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    Greenbelt 3 from 2nd floor

    A cool place to hang out at night is Greenbelt 3. During the day its a great place to shop, eat, or watch a movie. But at night this place gets pretty crazy. The restaurants are bars, the bars are clubs.. this place can get really packed. If you dont feel like gettin your groove on at one of the dance spots you can chill in the courtyard in between starbucks and Seattles best coffee. This spot is crowded too, most people here are just loungin, but in between the coffee shops is a courtyard filled with tables and chairs. A restaurant there, throws on some salsa music. You can even grab yourself a cigar here. Some people get up and dance, but most just chill. Its a cool spot to party it up with friends or just peoplewatch. Like i said you can do anything from watch a movie, check out a club or get some coffee.....

    Dress Code: I guess it really depends on where you go, but its pretty casual no matter what.

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    Cream: Halloween Tent Party

    by DJ_Rolo Written Nov 3, 2005

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    Cream - Halloween Party, Philippines

    Every halloween there is this party at the NBC tent at the Fort. It gets pretty crowded and the drinks are really cheap. People dress up in some great costumes. the only thing i didnt like was the music. But if you are into House music you will love it. Its more of a rave. I believe its 600Php to get in. If you are ever out in the PI during halloween you should definitely check this out..

    Dress Code: Its a Halloween party, so wear a costume!!

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    Embassy @ The Fort: We Be Clubbin

    by DJ_Rolo Updated Jan 25, 2006

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    If your into Hip Hop, you gotta check out The Embassy at Fort Bonifacio on Wednesday nights... I got to the club around midnight, there really wasnt a line. I believe the cost is 300Php comsumable for the night. As soon as i got upstairs the place was packed. It was hard to walk around, but the crowd was cool. Its kinda like the Hollywood crowd here i guess you can say. Your bound to run into a few of the Filipino celebrities here. The VIP room is pretty cool, it has private booths, but its kinda small and if i remember correctly they changed the music up in there and played house. Id rather chill in the main room. Beers are cheap and even if you keep the shots coming you arent gonna go broke. Overall a fun place to party, beautiful people, cheap drinks, great music, what more can you ask for...

    Dress Code: I dont think there is a dress code, It just looked like regular clubbin clothes..

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    Absinth: Old School Hip Hop at its best

    by DJ_Rolo Written Jun 8, 2005

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    If you are into great hip hop music then you definitely gotta check out Absinth on Wednesday nights. Im talkin Common, Tribe called quest, Nas, Digable, Roots, Hieroglyphics, Mos Def, Talib, Gang Starr, The list goes on... The Dj was spinning all the hits..

    The place wasnt too crowded, but it was a nice place to chill and lounge on the patio with a few drinks. I would definetely recommend going here having a few drinks, listening to some good music then heading over to The Embassy (club - check other nightlife tip) at Fort Bonifacio. Its free to get into, the drink prices are comparable to other places in greenbelt.

    Dress Code: No Dress Code

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf: More popular as a Night Spot than Coffee House

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 18, 2008

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    Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is A Chic place to Hang Out and is really popular in the Southern California Area but like Seattle's best Coffee then, it's popularity is limited and is mostly located in the southwestern US (California, Nevada, Arizona) but has growing popularity worldwide especially in asia.

    This branch in greenbelt 3 is their first branch here and started in 2003. The company was founded by Mona and Herbert Hyman. It is one of the oldest and largest privately held chain of specialty coffee and tea stores. The first store opened in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood in 1963. Coffee Bean stores differ from other coffee chains such as Starbucks with their broad selection of tea drinks. It also popularized The Original Ice Blended drinks and Chai Lattes.

    Here in the philippines, it is a popular place to hang out and have free wi-fi especially when the nearby Starbucks and Seattle's Best Coffee are Jampacked since prices here are slightly lower.

    Dress Code: Smart Casual.

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    Temple Bar: Party Place in Greenbelt 2

    by machomikemd Written Jul 19, 2008

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    Temple Bar in greenbelt 2 is basically a Fusion of a Lounge, Chill Out and House Bar fused with Chinese Fusion cuisine. It has a giant Buddha Statue inside and it really gets crowded especially at midnight. During the day and early evening, it serves good chinese fusion cuisine like Chicken ***ake Mushroom in Fried Wanton, Fried Spicy Squid, Buddha Soup, Temple Ceasar Salad, Oriental Seafood Soba, Pineapple Fried Rice, Lemon Chicken, Kung Pao Chicken and others. When the clock strikes 10:00 pm, it suddenly transforms into a Bar with loud music, playing house, chill out, lounge and sometimes trance music which can go up to 3:00 am.

    Dress Code: Smart Casual, no shorts or flip flops allowed!

    opens daily from 10:00 am to 3:00 am friday to saturday
    10:00 am to 12:00 am weekdays and sunday.

    Average beers costs 130 pesos a bottle, average meals like kung pao chicken starts at 300 pesos (small servings though).

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    Green Belt: Ayala Green belt, A Premier Party Place!

    by machomikemd Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Greenbelt Mall existed since the 1980's however it underwent a major face lift in 2000 and then was presented as a "Lifestyle Center that Caters to the Cosmpolitan, Metrosexual Consumer who desires High Quality Shopping, Dining and Entertainment. Greenbelt has a number of International Brands in it like Ralph Lauren, Max Mara, Nautica, etc but is it better known as a active Place to Hang Out and is a Popular DECENT Nightspot. Bars there include Cafe Havana, Ice Bar, Absinth, Cena, Gaudi Bar and A lot more! Average price of a Beer is 80 Pesos (1.80 USD) for San Miguel Beer. Guiness, Tiger, Heineken Beers are about 150 pesos (3.20 USD). Bar chow include Sisig (sizzling pig face) at 130 pesos, calamares (deep fried squid rings) at 180 pesos, Crispy pata (deep fried pig knuckles) at 350 pesos, liempo (charbroiled pork belly) at 200 pesos.

    Dress Code: Smart Casual but if want to Dine or Drink Al Fresco then Shorts and Flip Flops are enough.

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    Powerplant Mall: Rockwell Center, Mini Singapore in Manila!

    by machomikemd Written Jul 5, 2007

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    Powerplant Mall is a former Coal Powered Powerplant in Makati CIty and was renovated to become a plush Complex within Makati City. Conveniently tucked away in the verdant "city within a city" that is the Rockwell Center, Power Plant Mall provides a unique and leisurely experience for the discerning shopper.Its four-level complex incorporates a mix of specialty brands, both international and local,The mall also offers a new concept store, Rustan's Fresh,which promises to reinvent supermarket shopping. Besides shopping, the mall, lifestyle retailers, signature mini-anchors, themed restaurants and state-of-the-art cinemas equipped with Dolby Digital Surround Sound and plush seating arranged stadium-style for optimum viewing. Some sections evenhave club seats that allow sofa seating for twoa nd bowling alleys.

    Lately, it has become a popular hang out place of the South Korean Community since there is a growing korean prescence in the philippines due to it's english language porificiency wherein koreans go and study english here and spend long vacations. A Korean Town is nearby this mall in Barangay Poblacion, Makati.

    The Bars here are popular night spots!
    examples are Cork, Dencio's, Mati, U-Bar, Via Mare Oyster Bar.
    Not as congested as greenbelt, park square or Jupiter street bars.

    Dress Code: Smart Casual, Flip Flops and Walking Shorts are allowed here.

    Powerplant mall is open from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 9:00 Pm

    Bars close at 12:00 am on weekdays and 2:00 am on weekends.

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    P Burgos Street

    by Ramonq Updated May 13, 2011

    Makati has a redlight district along P. Burgos Avenue where P stands for Padre, named after a heroic priest who fought for the Philippine independence from the Spanish colonialists. KTV's abound with "guest relations officers" who massage the egos of mainly Korean and Japanese men by listening to their mournful renditions of their songs in their own language. There are also expat British or Irish bars, shisha bars, and as commonly spotted in these type of districts, restaurants and strip joints galore.

    It's no doubt very popular with the tourists and male expats with things happening late at night every night.

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