Go and listen to some philippine cover bands.
Philippines is famous for is their cover bands that plays well known western tunes.
Some of these bands are incredibly good and really manage to pull it off which is also why you see them all over Asia.
If you have been on holiday to places like Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam or elsehwere in Asia and seen a really good band playing western rock music then they have most likely been from the Philippines as cover bads is one of the Philippines biggest export articles these days.
One thing that i really like is how popular AC/DC is among these bands.
I am a big AC/DC fan myself and it's funny to see how the asians, even the girls sing this very well but i guess it has to do with both Bon Scott and Brian Johnson having quite high voices themselves.
So get out there and listen to this fine aspect of Philippine culture and i would be suprised if you get dissapointed.Related to:
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Little Tokyo in Makati: Japanese Food
Little Tokyo is a Japanese restaurant row which comes alive after sundown. Indoor and outdoor seating. Japanese food cooked the Japanese way.
Tried Nodasho, where you can sit at the bar, table or the traditional Japanese room. Very wide selection of sushi, sashimi, ramen, grilled food. But surprisingly, no dessert. Menu has photos.
Lots of Japanese customers, so it seems to cater to the Japanese taste. Servers speak Japanese.
P800 - P1,000 per person.Related to:
- Food and Dining
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Bars, Restos, comedy bars, discos etc.: night life
In manila its nice to have some little party party ...manila is known for having a lively night life
Some popular places to visit:
Eastwood City in Libis, QC
The Fort Global City in Taguig
Greenbelt in Makati
Mega strip in Ortigas
try sisig, flavored lambanog, san miguel beer etc.
Cowboy Grill: Awesome Live Bands
I was very impressed with this bar. I love live local bands no matter where i visit. I will tell you i have never been to a live venue that gave me that total enjoyment. The bands were from different types of music and they all were very good. I love the outfits that the wait staff wear its a perfect match to the atmosphere. Great food and cold beer it was great. I will definitely return and encourage everyone that has a chance to do the same.
Dress Code: Come as you areRelated to:
- Food and Dining
- Beer Tasting
Videoke bars: City versus provincial nightlife
While big cities such as Manila have an array of swanky clubs and bars, out in provincial towns these simply do not exist. Nightlife is limited to videoke (karaoke with video) bars almost exclusively populated by men and sometimes used as fronts for brothels.
The national obsession with karaoke is not limited to these bars, however. Many Filipinos have a videoke machine in their home and will meet up with their friends in the evening to sing. Whether at home or in a bar, usually any drinking will either involve Tanduay rum or San Miguel beer.
In smaller or more remote provincial towns (or even in less touristy areas of Manila!) as a foreign visitor you are very likely to be invited to join in in the drinking and singing. Give it a go - everyone sings no matter how badly and there's almost no way you can be worse than some of them!Related to:
- Beer Tasting
Carousel: Bars, Bars and more Bars
I decided to try this bar because my wife recommended it. Great atmosphere with lots of dancing girls and friendly people as always when in the Philippines. Drinks are priced a little higher when in a bar but still great value compared to home. Once again, keep tabs on what you buy or else you will be paying for a lot more than you have had.
Dress Code: Jeans, trainers, shoes, trousers, shirt or t-shirt. Anything goes really.Related to:
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Zirkho: Its Time to Laugh
This is a comedy bar but i will classify it as PG (Parental Guidance), since some of the comedy acts or jokes are for adults. They also sing songs, at times even with their audience.
Dress Code: anything, casual will doRelated to:
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- Gay and Lesbian
- Road Trip
O Bar: Sexy Dudes
Wow, sexy male go-go dancers, load music, friendly crowd, and room to grove on the dance floor. The crowd was mixed- straight and other- very frendly/ no attitude. Being the only white boy in attendence, I was getting a lot of attention. Spent the night dancing w/ some local Filippino girls and a German girl or line dancing w/ the boys. The waiter (see photo) was great and kept the long island ice teas coming. Fun spot, even if you are a middle aged straight guy.
Dress Code: anything goesRelated to:
- Gay and Lesbian
Cafe Havana: Cuban Music
Great bar to have a Mojito and watch the world go by. An open air cafe that faces all the activity on Remedios Circle. Cafe Havana features a stylish cigar bar, great Cuban music, and best of all, a beautiful waitress that will show you a few Salsa moves.Related to:
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The Fort Strip: Embassy: @ 12 Midnight
The Fort Strip is a very busy spot at Fort Bonifacio, Global City, Philippines. There are a lot of clubs in the Strip, just go by each one and check the party scene. It is beside other great clubs like Jaipur or East of St. Louis, so people can easily club hop. The music gets cranked up and loud at around 11pm till sunrise. One club that I love is Embassy. Here is a quick review of this club listed below..
The clubscene: Sexy, Wild, Loud, Dancing, Smoking, Drinking
Drugscene: Low. Drug trade inside.. i heard. haha (I haven't actually seen)
Drinks: All sorts, from Alize to Zólensky Ice
MUsic: R&B, Hip-Hop, House, Trance, Dj, Clubmix
Days: Wildest at Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays (for regular clubscenes). Other events like Oktoberfest or Cuervo Nation depends on the scheduled day.
People: Mix of celebrities, Young socialites, Locals and Tourists
Age: 18 and above
Guys: A hotness..
Girls: A++ hotness..
(click pictures to see more photos)
Dress Code: Smart Casual, Casual, Trendy. No slippers or Undershirts.Related to:
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Manila Baywalk: Night Life on the Baywalk
Walking along the bay of Manila at night offers a few things for tourists. Besides having that cooling breeze come in from the bay, it's a great place to stroll from each open air restaurant for food, drinks, and great entertainment by the many bands that play along the walk.
Music ranges from disco to hip-hop; performed by local bands.
This is a great place to "people-watch" as it is a great attraction for the "out-of-towners".
On a side note, make sure you check out the restaurant that has wait-staff that is comprised of nothing more than "Little People". I apologize if I am PC-incorrect...no offense intended.
Pictures up comming!!!
Dress Code: Very casual...although I wouldn't wear speedos or a tank...you have to have SOME standards.Related to:
- Arts and Culture
19 EAST: A1 MUSIC AND CHEAP BOOZE
19 East is located along the east service road near Sucat, Paranaque. As the name suggests, it is 19 kilometers from the center of Manila, which I believe is the Rizal Monument. It's an easy 20 minute drive from Makati. Their happy hour is from 6 to 9 pm and their feautured happy hour singer or band starts playing at around 6:30.
Where in the world can you drink all the beer you can for 3 hours for a measly P150, approximately $3.00?
Mind you this is not a sleazy and cheap joint. I believe that this place has the best sound system in Metro Manila and the main bands that play after happy hour are the best that the country can offer. So what are you waiting for, drink up dude!
Dress Code: No sandals and sleeveless shirts.
Magic Lagoon: First Class Association Party
This was a cool little bar that we had our First Class Association Party at. We all sat around drinking for free for about 5 hours before we went out that night. During the day it's a regular bar. At night it picks up a little bit. They had a singer and guitar player for entertainment. They were a pretty good duo.Related to:
El Circulo: Night Music and Dance
Entertainment often follows a sumptuous meal. Heralded as Asia's
entertainment capital, Metro Manila is awash in neon in the evening.
Nightlife is a source of adventure to many people, the adrenaline rush that
goes through your system as you walk in a jumping loud bar with beautiful
people surrounding you is to make this experience something to look
forward to during your holiday in the Philippines. There are hi-tech discos,
bars and pubs, coffee shops, music lounges and night clubs with nightly
show bands performing a wide range of music to choose from. For visitors
who enjoy cultural shows, the Cultural Center of the Philippines is the
favoured venue, aside from the cultural dance troupes that perform
regularly in some hotels and restaurants. Casinos are also open 24 hours for those who want to try their
luck at the slot machine, roulette, black jack and baccarat tables.
Padis Point Bar & Restaurant: Cool, Groovy and Cozy
Padi's Point is my favorite night spot when I want to relax and enjoy cool and lively music
Padi's Point offers a unique selection of food like sizzling seafoods or cripsy sisig. The ambience is cool, cozy and friendly. Price is inexpensive and very affordable compared to other bars.
Dress Code: No typical dress code except no slippers or undershirts.
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