When the sun goes down, fun must continue even then. This is what we believe, so does the streets of Manila, as it seems. Manila, the capital city of Philippines, has a rich nightlife full of pep and animation that never stops to live. Shopping Markets lit up in colourful neons, café hubs buzzing with nocturnal rock and the sunset scenery whiffing with romance, this is but a speck of what actually makes Manila nightlife interesting.
Though there are quite a number of places to visit, the city’s nightlife mainly revolves around three areas, Makati City, Malate and Quezon City. Here’s our pick of the top most interesting places to explore and things to do in Manila at night. So, if you too are in for an overnight tour through Manila, let’s read along this Manila nightlife guide.
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Manila features some of the hottest party clubs. Every year, these clubs make up a significant portion of the revenues coming from the nightlife in Manila. Following are some of the most popular night clubs in the city.
1. Valkyrie – If clubbing is your thing, it’s the best!
Every night in Manila, Valkyrie attracts a large crowd, comprising both of tourists and local party lovers. Located in The Palace in Bonifacio Global City, the club indeed gives you a royal, high-end party experience like never before, that too with polite hosts, cheap drinks and full-on dance music. See the latest happenings at Valkyrie by visiting their Facebook Page.
Address: 36 9th Avenue corner, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 917 680 8888
2. Chaos – An experience larger than your City of Dreams!
Situated in the Fortune Egg in the City of Dreams casino, Chaos is one of the biggest and the most posh of night clubs in Manila. Dazzling interiors, VIP tables and a world class sound system makes it a must try to experience the truest of Manila’s nightlife. See the latest activities at Chaos by visiting their FB Page.
Address: Upper Ground Floor, Asean Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, Parañaque, Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 917 886 3678
3. Time – Fun doesn’t have time limits!
Indeed, fun doesn’t have a time limit, neither does this Manila nightclub time. Time remains open until 8 in the morning, thus giving the clubbers an intimate experience of partying in the night. Furthermore, the music that plays here is different from the mainstream music played in other clubs and mostly influenced by European electro. See the latest events at Time by visiting their FB Page
Address: Central Bus. Dist. Makati City, 7840 Makati Ave, Makati, Philippines
Phone: +63 2 519 8903
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Bars: The Booze of Manila’s Nightlife
Bars in Manila are far more than cocktails and rums. With breathtaking interiors, bespoke drinks and yum-yum meals, the bars here have something like an infusion of peppy tranquillity that never miss to take you to another world.
1. Speakeasy – Go Light, Go Heavy!
Whether you are looking for custom cocktails or a delicious snack, Speakeasy offers it the way you want. With a light atmosphere, Speakeasy is a great place for get-togethers with your family and friends. Visit Speakeasy FB Page.
Address: Ground Floor Unit 10, Alphaland Makati Place, Ayala Avenue Extension, Makati City
2. The Exit – Exit, But from Your Worries
While Zeppelin sings to you the blowing lines of Stairway to Heaven, waiters of The Exit bar will serve you soothing crystal wine and a variety of snacks. The Exit is a perfect place to dine when you are tired of your day’s travels.
Address: Plaza Cafe, Corinthian Plaza, 121 Paseo de Roxas, Legaspi Village Makati (across Greenbelt 1 and AIM)
3. Le Café Curieux – Rum, And Some More Rum!
Yes, the speciality of this bar lies in offering a wide varieties of rums to choose from. From sweet banana to pimente and spicy cinnamon, the bar has shelves after shelves running with the many flavours and blends of rums. Apart from rums, Le Café Curieux serves tasty French food and is the house of many cultural Pinoy events. Checkout their Facebook page for more information.
Address: Unit G1, Ground Floor, Soho Bel Air Building, Bel Air Polaris cor. Badajos Street, Poblacion, Makati City
Cultural Events: The Take Away Gift from the Nightlife at Manila
Apart from the high-end party city, Manila is also known for its evening and late night cultural shows and events that attracts the interest of party lovers and peace lovers alike. Here are some of the best shows you can’t afford to miss.
1. Ocean Park Symphony Show
Before you pack your bags to see off Manila, this evening show is a must visit. It features colourful water fountains, including the one tallest in the Philippines, swaying and whooshing at different angles. The breathtaking dance moves of water playing amidst the jazz and pop tunes will give you a memory you’ll cherish forever. So, do visit this park to make most of your nightlife in Manila.
Address: 666, Behind Quirino Grandstand, Luneta, Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 2 567 7777
For all those who love to be in moods light-hearted and humorous, Zirkoh is an excellent place to feature stand-up comedy. The comedy-cum-music bar also hosts dinner with tables dressed in glasses of wine.
Address: Toms Morato Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 2 376 7287
3. Barbara’s Heritage Restaurant
With antique chandeliers, silver mirrors, out-of-the-world beverages and mouth watering pastas & salads, the buffet cum theatre takes you to the timeline of Spanish era. The Barbara’s Heritage Restaurant will definitely complete your Manila nightlife tour.
Address: Plaza San Luis, General Luna St, Intramuros, 658 Zone 70, Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 2 527 4083
These are some of the recommended things to do in Manila at night. So, who’s got place in your itinerary of the Manila Nightlife. Tell us and feel free to share other places that you love in Manila.
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