At Paseo the Roxas the sunset in Manila shows its beautiful colours reflected on the Manila bay.
In the evening the boulevard gets crowded of people walking around, looking for restaurants or even for some nice spot.
Polluted, but Malate was a must. The very genuine Filipino corner.Cheap hotels,Fast food,Shopping malls, night clubs, It's safe..................................................................................................................................
Nothing really compares the experience if 'ur in Malate especially the Baywalk and Remedios Circle. One can simply take the options of enjoyment, from fine dining, street party, ballroom dancing, live bands and acoustic jam, ktv or watching the night passes-by while drinking the finest beers or wines with your friends.
Dress Code: From formal to casual to rugged type, shirts, jeans etc....we're in a democratic country. As long as you can pay your bills, it doesn't matter anyway.
I have been to manila many times and alternate my stay between malate and makati. When in malate I always enjoy the street scene that revolves around adriatico st, remedios st and around. Many great cheap places to get cold beers and local food. I usually start out at Randevous, opposite Rainbow suites on adriatico. Fun place to sit and watch the mix of people in this crazy part of Manila. Walk out and go left to remedios circle, then left again you have a street with a few clubs like cowboy grill and Socialista, also many great eaterys. Sometimes annoying with all the hawkers but can also be nice when they actually sell stuff you need or want, like smokes and peanuts.
Dress Code: None what so ever unless you want to enter some of the nightclubs.
The Hobbit House is a restaurant and bar built around a Lord of the Rings theme located not far from the Baywalk and the Hyatt. Most interesting about the Hobbit House is that the wait staff is made up entirely of little people (dwarfs and midgets) who are the hobbits. They are a very genial group and happily pose for pictures or chat with you. Their English is great!
As for the offerings, the dinner food is sketchy. I had a particularly bad steak and no one in our party of six really liked their meal. On the otherhand, the beer list is extensive, with copious bottled brews from Belgium, Germany, Britain and Ireland. The entertainment is first rate also, so the next time I go I'll eat some place else first!
I bet they really do St. Patrick'd Day well here!
Malate is the best place for going out. You have a lot of bar and pub, especially bars with live local bands, it 's a nice place to drink some beers and meet Filipino people.
Dress Code: Some bar have dress code, but not a lot ask us dress specially
for a native of manila city once you mention the word malate it denotes a lot of things:
> it is where you can find plenty of Nightclub , tasty food, a recomended Eating and Drinking session place with a Live Music.
> everything is possible you can do Dancing, People Watching, a good Family Spot and same thing as with Adult Spotting.
> and for those who love Casino, Concert , Theater and other stuff that you can think, this is the best place that you should be in...
> this is the pLace for ALL.. gay, Lesb!an, any third party are weLcome and be who they reaLLy are!!!
Dress Code: .... what is Dress Code?? heck wear whatever clothes you want.
Will tell u some of my favorite places in Manila/Makati/ Malate and around!
Some restaurants, bars and discos!
- Malate area try:
. Cafe Havana, a latin bar, also full of tourists, or how they say here, White guys, lots of hookers as well, wonderfull food and music! Live band on saturdays night;
. Cafe Adriatico (facing HAvana) offers good food as well;
- Hobbit house - this bar is curious, all the staff are dwarfs! U have to take care not to hit them when they come near to give ur drink! :)
Theres also the gay area of Malate, lots of bar, a really good disco that i cant remember the name now, and the most famous bar, Fidel.
Dress Code: Casual
Hobbit House. This is a Manila institution which employs only midgets.It's been here as far as I can remember. It's basically a brasserie with local musicians playing folk music. But the highlight has to be the efficient and friendly midgets that run the place
Dress Code: Neat casual. Nothing flash.
Malate [prounouced: mah LAH tay]
Handsdown, the most happening place in Manila for night life is Malate - when I was there at least. No other place else I have been to have I seen such a concentration of people in such a concentrated area devoted to bars and clubs. Ok, perhaps not as concentrated as Lan Kwai Fong in Hong Kong, but Malate is bigger. All the clubs I went to were quite packed. The loungy, sit-down kind of places were always almost to capacity as well. Very lively. And when there was a street party, it was fun-o-rama!! Always had a great time when I went there. And at night, without the traffic, getting around Manila was surprisingly fast. I was staying in Makati, and still that was the place I went to the most on the weekends. If you're staying in Manila proper, then you might even be within walking distance to it! Definitely worth checking out. Suitable for practically all sorts, though the not-yet-legal and 20-somethings dominate. Lots of tourists and ex-pats as well.
Dress Code: Depends on where you're going, dress accordingly. Club wear would be most appropriate. If you're a foreigner you can get away with anything though.
Interesting clientele, good drinks, good entertainment. Not as self-consciously upscale as the Makati clubs.
Dress Code: Informal but chic. Too hot for jackets in Manila in general but designer labels much in evidence.
lim also shut down baywalk in malate several years ago, it was moved to sm mall of asia in the back but it maybe a mile or so long also by the bay with outside music and the like,guards every where also.bars remain in malate and clubs but the street bars on baywalk are gone, now it is only a nighttime walk by the bay without all the bars and music along the way,ok
Dress Code: none
You will be surprised how many bars there are in Manila that cater for bi-sexual, gay, lesbian and transgender groups, so i thought that i would mention a few of them. The area near Remedios Circle in Malate is famous but most of the bars have moved to new locations.
BED BAR This was a club with three floors that was packed out late in the evening in Malate but has now transferred to Greenfield District
CHE'LU BAR 1804 Orosa street, Malate. Still hanging in there, packed out for the shows. Opens at 5.30 and has a huge dance floor as the DJ's pump out music.
O BAR Moved to a new location in Julias Varga Avenue, Ortigas Center , gets going after 10 pm with male dancers, drag divas and DJ's pumping out music.
THE FORMULA 690, 27 Mother Ignacia Street Quezon. Opens at 6pm, male dancers, models, comedians.
There is always a street party in Orosa and you should not miss the parties in June (Pride) and October (Halloween).
Dress Code: Dress up
Nice tasting Japanese and Korean food with a live band to accompany you. Right on the bay so it's a very nice view. Only problem is the smell.
Dress Code: Dress whatever... but it's always best to look good.