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    TIME: It's TIME for Pure HOUSE and TECHNO in Manila!

    by ALINEPOMUCENO Updated Mar 8, 2011

    If you wanna experience world-class clubbing and hear pure HOUSE and TECHNO in Manila, TIME is the place to be.

    TIME - 7840, Makati Avenue lies in the heart of the big metropolis of Manila – the address speaks a lot about the history of our country’s clubbing scene. This address has earned its reputation as a can’t miss for dance fans. It is a reputation well-deserved.

    A modest-sized area that sports a roof deck and designed with a rugged minimalist style inspired by NY's meatpacking district, providing an intimate feel. The atmosphere is made even more compelling as state of the art sound system and lights, definitely enhancing the impressive electronic dance music performed by local and international DJs. Whether you want to surrender to the hard bass or just want to relax to the ambient beats at the roof deck, then this is the place to be - minus the steep price tag.

    This is a new club - a new nightlife spot that is definitely worth looking forward to. With the goal of propelling the Philippine’s dance music culture forward and leading the country to the forefront by pushing boundaries, the club aims to raise and set a new standard that will defy the common. It's a place where you can move forward to the future or go way back memory lane, and of course embrace the present with more good vibes. What better name for it than TIME? Makati's newest driven night spot, the new frequency is here - it's about TIME!


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    Pharoahs: Pharoahs: Drinking and Videoke

    by dtonin Written May 3, 2012

    Pharoahs is best described as an adult KTV. You go, get some drinks, and sing your heart out, either with or without a female companion provided by the establishment, for a price.

    Before I continue, I can't say that I have any experience with the adult offerings, and I haven't been able to get much information from those who have. What I do know is that you can hire a girl by the hour, and get a private room with her... for singing of course. Otherwise I know nothing about how this place works on the adult side.

    What I can talk about is the Public KTV room. It's first come first serve on the Kareoke, and the song selection is the best I've seen in the city. Drink prices are very reasonable, including an all-you-can-drink beer for 300 pesos offer.

    The place is not in the heart of Makati, and that's part of what makes it charming. It's further away from most of the nightlife, and really only those in the know are already going there. This makes for an additional plus in that you can dominate the public room with a decent size group, and not worry about embarassing yourself in front of too many others.

    Because its an adult place, they try to only allow you in if you already know one of the managers. This is very very easy to get around however, as you can usually waltz in, say you forgot your managers name, and they'll provide you a new one. If you're like me and have no intention of renting a girl, the manager won't mean anything to you once you're in the public room.

    All around, I very much recommend the place if you enjoy singing, or watching others sing badly, as its affordable, fun, and comfortable!

    Dress Code: No dress code to speak of.

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    Havanas: Drinking, Hookah, and avoiding prostitutes

    by dtonin Written May 5, 2012

    One of the very first night spots I visited when I came to Manila was Havanas. It is a very popular location in the Greenbelt complex, at Greenbelt 3 to be exact.

    The majority of the bar is located outside. This can be very pleasant as you can soak in the night time air and watch people pass by. It can also be extremely humid, as Greenbelt can act like a trap for all the heat in Manila, or so it seems.

    The inside area is quite small, and can really only accommodate a few dozen people, most of which who will be standing and dancing. They will have live bands inside however, which makes things pleasant.

    Outside is much larger, and theres enough seating for roughly 100 people. Drinks are reasonably priced for a hip Makati area. Beers will run you about 80-90 pesos typically.

    The draw of this area for me is watching people walk by as you puff on a delightful hookah. They will cost you about 450 for a pipe. They don't have the best hookah in town, but they have the best location.

    Cons: This place SWARMS with prostitutes. They are never allowed inside the bar, but they will be allowed to sit outside, occupy a table, and nurse a single iced tea for hours, or until a kind older, foreign man starts buying them drinks. Not only that, but practically surrounding the place will be roaming teams of prostitutes looking for someone to join as they arrive. Also there will be a decent number of ladyboys amongst this group. If you don't like being in the same vicinity as the red light district, avoid Havanas.

    Also, the bathrooms are very limited for the number of patrons, so seek out relief in another area of the mall perhaps.

    Overall I'd recommend it for a large group that just wants to settle in a beautiful area for drinks, but not if anyone in the group is adverse to lots of heat or whoring.

    Dress Code: No dress code

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    The Embassy @ The Fort: Bananas

    by wreckloose Written Jan 17, 2006

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    Hip hop, house and whatever else gets you going. The drinks are cheap, the people are plenty and the music non-stop. What are you waiting for?

    Dress Code: Nice clothes. No flip-flops.

    The homeboy Brent Mark, Mary and I
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    Makati--- Greenbelt: Party all the time.. party all the

    by broxx Updated Nov 4, 2006

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    This has so much to offer from eating to bars/clubs. all the time..
    Great place to people watch and Girl watch... haha
    Check it out..

    Cafe Havana

    Dress Code: Club chic.

    Temple Pinay's at Absinth Absinth Live Band/DJ Cafe Havana

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    Makati: Live Band

    by sweet_sentiments Updated Oct 25, 2006

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    There are a lot of bars and restos in Greenbelt 2 and 3 that offers live music like the Tavern, Mercks, Masas , etc....

    Dress Code: No dress code.

    greenbelt 3 garden
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