Manila is a very lifely city and you will find that there is plenty to do in the evenings and nights. The tourist area of 'Malate' is always busy as well as the clubs and bars in 'Makati'. If you like live music performances: Manila is the place to be.
I was abolutely surprised by the number of venues that offered live performances. And there's plenty variety too. Whether you like jazz, rock, soul, country or any other type of music: you are likely to find a suitable spot. I enjoyed the nights out with my collegues and friends when we went to different clubs for performances of our favorite Filipino bands.
I loved the fact the the Filipinos consider food (munchies & snacks) part of a night out. There was no way we could go somewhere and just order drinks without something to to munch to go with it :-)
Dress Code: Basically dress as you like, but for the more international & trendy clubs you might feel more comfortabel if you'd dress the part.
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!
Dress Code: NO SLIPPERS/SANDALS/SHORTS
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
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..
Dress Code: Club chic.
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.
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.