The capital city of Philippines is Manila. On the northern side, Navotas and Caloocan cities border it. Northeastern border is by Quezon City and San Juan. Madaluyong borders the east while Makati forms the southeast border. To the south, there is Pasay.
You name it, it’s there. That just kinda sums up Manila’s nightlife. The specialty of Manila is that it is one of the greatest night life cities of Asia. The Filipinos’ love of music and the enthusiastic attitude in Philippines translates to a multitude of night time activities. Manila is the place from where most of the singers of Asian lounges hail. From the bongo-infused hang outs of Quezon City to Malate’s live-music bars, action calls at all hours. You can enjoy karaoke bars and the party atmosphere of the open-air restobars at Manila. Filipino live music clubs also are packed with beer-swilling punters.
Manila has some ‘go go’ bars where girls dance in skimpy bikinis. If you are a foreigner, you can g to P. Burgos Street in Makati, that is the metro Manila and at the ESDA Entertainment Complex in Pasay. The brilliant cigar bars in Manila, that includes Kipling’s in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Makari adds up to the splendor of Manila’s nightlife. You can laugh your hearts out at the local comedy acts in Quezon City night clubs.
For tourists who wish to visit the casino, The New City of Dreams Manila Casino is the perfect destination for you. You can even see the performances going on, on the elevated stage from the main casino area. Local and international drinks are offered at this place. A huge collection of cocktails, mocktails, liquors and beer like San Miguel beer, Stella Artois, Hoegarden and Guiness are the most popular drinks over here. Erwin’s Gastrobar is also an amazing night hang out place offering craft beers along with assorted alcohol drinks like vodka, gin and brandy. Smoking area also is provided for smokers. It is like a booze lover’s heaven.
For lounges with live music, you can head to Sky Lounge Music Bar and enjoy drinks in the background of jazz, lounge and house music. They offer wines, spirits, cocktails and liquor besides iced tea and many kinds of bar chow and meals.
Glorietta is a mall complex with shops and restaurants that are open 24 hours a day. You can choose international or local brands according to the sections given in the mall. You can also visit Socialista, a dance club for some latest music from the house genre and good crowd.
Having said all this, Manila is certainly second to none when it comes to nightlife. Just make sure you have some casual as well as happening outfit to suit the awesome bars and dance clubs.
Joannes Rhino – Bali Writer