Nightclubs and bars in Manila

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    Erwin's Gastrobar: One of the Bars at City Of Dreams Manila

    by machomikemd Written Jun 13, 2015

    Erwin's Gastrobar is one of the many Restaurants and Bars (not owned by the Complex but tenants) and even coffee houses located at the second floor area of the City of Dreams Manila. This is a Singapore export as it is their first franchise in the Philippines (there are many Singapore Establishments that have franchises in the Philippines such as Brotzeit, Wee Nam Kee, Kaya Restaurant, etc).

    Erwin's Gastrobar is located at the second floor, at the southern end of the complex. This Gastrobar offers an international array of bar chow and sumptous food ranging from burgers, pastas, pizzas, singaporean dishes and a long list of assorted cocktails, both local and international beers and even craft beers plus assorted liqours like vodka or gin or brandy, etc.

    Prices of the bar chow ranges from 250 to 450 pesos and main courses at 350 to 900 pesos, local beers like San Miguel or Red Horse at 120 Pesos a bottle, imported beers like Tiger Beer (hey this is a singaporean joint after all) or heineken or carlsberg and more at 180 pesos and up. Craft Beers both local and international at 220 pesos and up. Cocktails and mocktails at 220 pesos and up.

    they have a main dining area and a separate enclosed smoking plus dining area for smokers.

    opens: 11:00 am to 2:00 am everyday except sunday (closes at 12:00 am on sundays).

    Dress Code: Casual, you can come in jeans and shirts but no flip flops.

    main dining area menu the enclosed smoking room dining area paulaner draft beer singapore sling cocktail
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    Centerplay: Main Bar at d Casino Area of City of Dreams Manila

    by machomikemd Written Jun 13, 2015

    If Resorts World in Pasay City has it's Bar 360 in the middle of the casino and Solaire Casino has it's Eclipse Lounge inside the Casino, The New City of Dreams Manila Casino has it's Centerplay located in the middle of the gaming tables of the Casino Area. It is like the Bar 360 in Resorts World in that it has a elevated stage circling around the rounded bar where various live acts and live bands and other front acts perform at certain times of the day (no cover charge) and up to the night and wee hours of the morning (24/7). The circular bar is fully enclosed and there are only two entrances of the place and you can olny see the performers on the elevated stage if you are in the main casino area.

    The Bar has a large selection of both local and international drinks like San Miguel Beer, Stella Artois, Hoegarden, Guiness (and a lot more beers) and many kinds of bar cocktails and mocktails and various liqours. Prices of the local beer is at 150 pesos a bottle and the imported ones at 250 a bottle. cocktails and mocktails from 250 pesos and up and liqours lile whisky or brandy at 300 pesos a shot.

    they also have an extensive seletion of bar chow.

    Dress Code: casual, you can come in very casual attire, except wearing slippers

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    Sky Lounge Music Bar: Rooftop Bar of Manila Diamond Hotel

    by machomikemd Written Apr 13, 2015

    Sky Loung Music and Bar is one of two bars in the Manila Diamond Hotel complex, the other one is located at the lobby and this lounge is located at the 27nd floor and is a smoking area of the hotel. The Lounge offers wonderful views of the Manila Bay and Sunset and a place where you can unwind and hear live music from their jazz band nightly from 8:00 pm to midnight and also they plase jazz, lounge and house music. drinks like local beers cost 150 pesos and up and foreign beers at 220 pesos and up. they also offer various wines, spirits, cocktails, liquers and many kinds of bar chow and meals.

    opens: 5:00 pm to 2:00 am mondays to saturdays

    according to their website:

    The Sky Lounge Music Bar at the 27th floor is the place to be for a fun-filled after office night out. Enjoy the breathtaking sight of Manila Bay and the magnificent night lights of the city while grooving to the tunes of the different live bands and performers.

    Enjoy half price on local beers, chilled juices and iced tea daily during Happy Hour from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

    Live entertainment begins at 9:00 pm. Waived cover charge.

    Sky Lounge Music Bar is open from 5:00 pm to 2:00 am, Monday to Saturday.

    Dress Code: casual

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    Dakota Cabin: Ermita Bar

    by littleman Updated Sep 27, 2014

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    A small low key bar on Mabini St. This bar is a pleasant change from the other noisy, crowded bars in the area.The décor is art deco/Dakota airplane theme and the owner has clearly spent some money on the place to make it something differant.It is the nicest bar in the area and has a pool table.Meals are available, although I thought more expensive than other bars in the area.The clientel appears to be more respectable then other bars in the area.The staff are friendly and out going.It is well worth going there just to view the décor!

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    El Pueblo: center of the Nitespot in the Ortigas District

    by machomikemd Written Aug 23, 2014

    El Pueblo is one of the main nite spots in the ortigas district of Pasig City in Central Metro Manila, it may be the nearest to the business district but is eclipsed by the more popular nite spots of Saint Francis Square and Metrowalk nearby. It is a walking distance from the Podium and SM Megamall and inside the Square are assorted restaurants and bars like 1771 Cafe, Congo Grille, Rack's, Song Do Korean Restaurant, Archipelago 1771, Pasto,Tubby's BBQ Grill and more. they have a parking area within the complex and most of the restos and bars here are open from 11:00 am to 12:00 midnite.

    Dress Code: smart casual, no flip flops are allowed

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    Figaro Bonifacio High Street: cool place to Unwind

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 23, 2014

    a coffee house in the high end bonifacio high street area of Taguig City. local coffee house chain and it's branch at the bonifacio high street which is a popular nitespot.

    Figaro is one of the Pioneers of the Philippines Local Coffee Scene in the late 1980's as filipinos were mostly used to the instant coffee brands, rather than having fresh brew of different Blends of Coffee, both Iced and Hot Varieties. This local chain has stood the test of time and the competition from the other famous Local Coffee Chain Bo's Coffee and international Coffe Jaggernauts like Starbucks, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Seattle's Best Coffee, etc. They now have more than 30 branches across the country and even have franchises in Coffee Crazy Malaysia, China, Saudi Arabia and Papua New Guinea.

    They have assorted coffee blends mostly sourced from local arabica beans and robusta beans and iced coffee blends like Iced Latte or Iced Mocha cost 120 pesos a medium cup here (no large cups available)

    This is their branch at the Bonifacio High Street in Fort Bonifacio Global City which is a popular hangout and nite spot and it offers free wifi too.

    Opens: 7:00 am to 12:00 am everyday

    Dress Code: smart casualcasua

    view inside, darkly lit romantic ambience to high street gang pose
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    Grappa's (now closed): Brittany Bay

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 23, 2014

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    this branch at brittany bay is now closed as of 2009

    If you like to eat pizza or pasta to the accompaniment of noise, commotion, and lots of people parading past, this is the place for you. Grappa's is decorated like a trattoria, but with big glass windows.

    Grappa's Brittany Bay is the latest addition to the Grappa's franchise (Grappa's Started in Hongkong and Branched out in China and Philippines and was started by the El Grande group in 1990's). Situated along East Service Road, Sucat, the Brittany Bay branch caters to the community in the South. The interior façade is stylish and elegant, with a beautiful outdoor landscape that gives the restaurant a relaxing and soothing ambience after a long day's work.

    The open kitchen, while providing some diversion, adds to the noise. Still, this is certainly the best place for Italian food anywhere in the area, even though it is strictly standard fare. Homemade bread, served with olive oil and fresh Parmesan, is brought swiftly to every table (and replenished if desired); it is so delicious that you may be tempted to eat your fill before the meal arrives, especially if the place is full and service is slow. The salads are good here, as are the dozen or so authentic Italian pizzas and the even larger selection of homemade pastas. The entrees lean toward the tried and true, from veal-shank stew in Barolo red-wine sauce to roasted lamb chops with rosemary. The Italian wines here are affordable.

    Dress Code: Smart Casual Dress Code.

    Grappa's Offer Lunch and Dinner Buffetts at 550 and 650 pesos daily and is really GOOD! and ala carte service, they also offer The Czech Micobrewed Beer Pivo Praha which cost 60 pesos a glass and 150 pesos a pitcher (The Best!) also available as ale or light or as dark weissen and for appetizers, their Baked Rockefeller Oysters at 260 pesos are the Best!, also tryy their Osso Bucco (Italian Beef Shank Steak) at 450 pesos and Quattro Formaggi Pizza at 350 pesos, a knockout with the Microbrewed beer. Don't Forget to try what else "Grappa's", it's the Northern Italian Meal Wine and cost 150 pesos a glass.

    Brittany bay has free live bands on fridays and saturdays!

    Opens: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm Mon to thurs and up to 2:00 am Fri-Sat.

    Grappa's Ristorante Brittany Bay! Brittany Bay, The New Night Spot South of Manila Inside Romantic Ambiance Minestrone!
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    Howzat: Howzat English Sports Bar

    by Madasabull Updated Feb 4, 2014

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    Right on the edge of the red light district of Makati City is Pub called Howzat, named after the well known cricket term of course. It was a great little Pub with loads of large screen TV's for watching all the sports from around the world.

    It serves all sorts of familiar beers from the UK, so the place was frequented by mostly people from the UK, happy to have a slice of home in Manila.

    It wasn't just beer it served either, it served Sunday dinners, and full English breakfast, and other meals you could get in the UK.

    And, in one corner of the bar, there was a mini deli, selling some things you would never imagine being able to get hold of in Manila, like Fray Bentos pies, Heinz Beans, HP Sauce, and even Marmite, as well as loads of other things.

    There is a Happy Hour too. This bar was great, and the prices were cheap really. I would be back no problem.

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    Center Stage Family KTV Bar: Karaoke and Bar

    by machomikemd Updated Nov 7, 2013

    Filipinos are fond of Singing and Karaoke and some filipinos claimed that the Karaoke was invented in the philippines, instead of Japan. Center Stage Family KTV is one of the Karaoke Clubs around the Metropolitan Area and they have 3 branches. they have 2 areas for guests here, the main dining cum singing area with a stage for budding frank sinatra wannabes and separate function rooms for large families and friend who want to sing and eat and drink booze in privacy. Rental Rates of rooms costs 5,000 pesos or more per hour for guests (it is consumable, you can order drinks, booze and food while singing).

    Opens: 11:00 am to 1:00 am everyday

    according to their website:

    Various promo packages are offered to suit the guests’ preferences. Sing-All-You-Want for only Php249+ per person applicable to room rates only from 7pm onwards Sunday to Thursday. Be a recording star in your own right with a Karaoke Recording of your favorite songs for only Php199+ per CD recording of 10 songs. For the early birds, catch the Happy Hour Promo at Php100+ per person/hour consumable with free room use from 3pm-6pm only during Sunday to Thursday. On Wednesdays, ladies get special attention with Ladies’ Night – 50% off on regular room rates for all ladies, minimum of three (3) persons. Beer Promo is a bestseller with 5+1 and 9+3 on all local beers daily. Enjoy family bonding time on Family Day every Sunday with 50% off on regular room rates.

    Dress Code: casual

    no flip flops or shorts allowed

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    MIDGET KINGDOM

    by davidjo Updated Sep 8, 2012

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    If you are stuck for something to do why not visit the Hobbit House in Del Pilar Street near the Ermita church. This is a long established restaurant where the staff are midgets. There is even an occasional show by midgets, consult the website www.hobbithousemanila.com for list of performances and activities. Besides the attraction of the staff, the food is very good.

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    Decades: Decades: Drinking and Dancing

    by dtonin Written May 3, 2012

    When Friday night rolls around, and it's getting near the witching hour, Decades is one of the more popular nightlife establishments in the Ortigas/Pasig area.

    Decades to me is a place that wants to be a big club in atmosphere, but tries to remain cozy and close at the same time. The emcee can be loud and obnoxious, but he's fun at the same time, and will interact with everyone on the dance floor, even goading some of the more relaxed patrons into dancing. The music is a mix of top 40 and hip hop on weekends generally, which leads to a "love it or hate it" kind of opinion.

    This is one of the better pickup joints I would recommend for singles. It can be hit or miss in terms of the quality of single people, but the atmosphere and layout lend themselves well to approaching someone on the dance floor and then inviting them for a drink at a nearby table.

    The crowd can be very mixed. On average I would say it is 90% Filipino, 10% expats, which feels like a good mix most of the time. Of that, most are in their mid 20s, but sometimes you will find younger and older, as everyone can find a comfort level. Because of the mostly relaxed vibe in the place, noone really feels left out unless they just hate loud music.

    Drinks are reasonably priced compared to some Makati clubs: Beer will cost you 90 pesos. One comment: waiters and bouncers will occasionally harass you for an extra tip. Completely up to you if you want to give it, and in what amount. Sometimes I will slip them 100 pesos. Pro: You will get tremendous service the rest of the night when you do this. Con: Do it very quietly, because if any other bouncers or waiters notice the gesture, they will be like moths to a flame.

    Beware of ladyboys. I have had more than 1 friend tricked by their lure. The 100 peso tip to your waiter comes in handy here.

    Dress Code: I'm not aware of any being enforced, but better you dress for a casual nightclub.

    Decades
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    TGI Fridays: A Favorite Nite Spot Too

    by machomikemd Written Mar 24, 2012

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    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.

    The employees here are young, with wacky uniforms, and every time you had someone's birthday, the whole restaurant crew came around with a cake, and singing Friday's traditional Birthday song but what I love at TGIFridays is their bar area since they have a separate enclosed room for their bar area to accomodate smokers.

    They have the usual bar things like local beers at 100 pesos a bottle, imported beers at 220 pesos a bottle, assorted cocktails like the mai tai, tequila sunrise, long island ice tea and more at 250 pesos for a glass and 750 pesos for a pitcher and more.

    Dress Code: Casual wear but no flip flops allowed.

    Opens: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm everyday

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    Tap Room: Main Bar of the Manila Hotel

    by machomikemd Written Mar 24, 2012

    the tap Room is the main Bar area of the Iconic manila hotel and the motif inside is like an old type English Pub. Smoking is allowed in the bar unlike in the other areas of the hotel. he crowd here is mostly on the older set and most are foreigners. Drinks are varied as they have assorted beers, both local and international (they cost 180 pesos for local beers and 300 pesos and above for the imported beers), assorted wines, liqours and spirits and assorted cocktails and costs 300 pesos a shot of scotch ad 250 pesos and above for a glass of cocktails. they also have assorted bar chow available. They also have a live jazz band that performs on the evenings starting at 9:00 pm and there is no cover charge for it.

    according to their website:

    The Taproom, with its old English pub-inspired interiors, dark timber ceiling, and plush armchairs accented by a magnificent Tiffany bay window, offers a unique soulful and friendly atmosphere, making it the perfect place to unwind after a tiring day’s work. It offers an extensive selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to accompany our sumptuous bar menu delights.

    Dress Code: Casual, no flip flops and sleeveless shirts allowed

    Opening hours

    Mondays to Sundays 10: 00 AM to 2: 00 AM

    the bar menu tequila sunrise cosmopolitan me with my mai tai
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    G point and Southern cross: Night life in Ermita

    by seetharam Written Sep 8, 2011

    Southern cross is a nice joint for a drink and friends to chat up. Serve nice food too. Drinks are real cheap here. Only 45 peso for a small glass of San Miguel pils draught beer.Girls come and go and entertain you.Place liked by foreigners

    G point just across is equally good with a dance and music. Drinks are good so is the company. You meet some quality crowd here not cheap stuff.

    Both are open till late and are near Mabini street /UN Avenue/Padre faure street

    Dress Code: casual no rules

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    Republiq: High Clubbing in Manila

    by Ramonq Written Mar 25, 2011

    Republiq is located within the New World Resorts Complex near Terminal 3 of Manila International Airport. It's a trendy place where the chi chi younger crowd flock to be seen. Ultra cool ambience sip trendy cocktails between dances with the latest DJ hits from overseas.

    Dress Code: Dress to impress

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