This list of the 10 best nightclubs in Manila is dedicated to EDM (Electronic Dance Music) aficionados who take advantage of the excellent selection of clubs to lose themselves on the dancefloor as soon as they hear the beat of theirfavourite dance music of choice; whether it is Acid House, Trance, Dub, or some other subgenre. One thing is for sure, Manila has the best nightlife of all the major tourist destinations in the Philippines – a country with a solid reputation for having riotous fun at night.
We’ve tested and selected Manila’s best dance clubs – it was an exhausting task, believe us – to come up with this list of great nightclubs in the capital of the Philippines. So now, all you have to do is to dress in your favourite dancewear and follow the beat…
Set in a warehouse on a tiny street of Makati District, in a rather industrial area, Black Market is a nightclub that has been attracting the crowds since it opened in 2013. Implied by its name and location, Black Market has a strong underground vibe, even emphasized by the non-commercial aspect of the music styles played here. From House to Hip Hop, and from Techno to Dub, the music changes from one night to the next, but the avant-garde spirit lasts: the bass will rock your body and you won’t hear here a commercial hit all night.
- Opening Hours: 22:00 – 04:00
- Location: Warehouse 5 on Sabio Street corner with Don Chino Roces Avenue
- Tel: +63 (0)978 294 162 / +63 2 403 5019
The most prominent nightclub at The Palace, an entertainment complex which houses stylish clubs and restaurants, Valkyrie is a huge discotheque that can host over 2,000 guests; it’s certainly one of the largest nightspots in Manila. Featuring two floors, top-notch lighting and sound systems, a host of diferent bars, and lounge areas, Valkyrie is a stylish venue to dance the night away on EDM beats played by local and international DJs such as Danny Avila, Martin Garrix, Passion Pit, and many others who tour the world from one club to the other.
- Opening Hours: 22:00 – 04:00
- Location: 9th Avenue corner 36th Street
- Tel: +63 (0)917 680 8888
Located in the City of Dreams Manila, an entertainment complex located in Tambo District, Chaos is a dashing nightclub equipped with first-rate lighting and sound systems, hydraulic DJ booth, LED curtains, Kryo sprayers, and much more. Resident and international DJs including celebrities such as Nicole Scherzinger or Lil’ Jon, deliver exciting music styles ranging from R&B to Hip Hop to Trap to Bass, and more every night, making Chaos one of the most fashionable nightclubs in Manila.
- Opening Hours: 22:00 – 06:00
- Location: Upper ground floor of the City Of Dreams Manila complex
- Tel: +63 (0)917 886 3678
Located on General Luna Street, beside Berjaya Makati Hotel, Royal Night Club is, as its name implies, a sumptuous venue to party in Manila. This classy club features a French and English inspired, palatial décor, top-quality sound and lighting equipment, and plenty of comfortable VIP lounges, both around the dancefloor and in a mezzanine above it. From Wednesday to Saturday, special theme nights are held as following: Ladies, Throwback, Fresh, and All Star. The music played at Royal Night Club is a mix of House, EDM, Top 40, Mash Up, and Hip Hop.
- Opening Hours: From 22:00 – 06:00
- Location: 5343 General Luna Street in Makati District
- Tel: +63 2 831 0184
Settled right behind Valkyrie, in the same entertainment complex, Revel at The Palace is a luxurious nightclub that “brings together Manila’s most beautiful and accomplished people” as they describe themselves. You’ll find here lavish décor and furnishing, upscale and intimate ambiance, and the cream of the international DJs’ scene. The entrance fee allows you two drinks, and give you access to Palace Pool (another famed club set around a swimming pool), and the aforementioned Valkyrie.
- Opening Hours: From 22:00 – 05:00. Closed on Sundays.
- Location: 11th Avenue corner 38th Street, Uptown Bonifacio
- Tel: +63 (0)917 550 8888
Club ZZYZX Manila is conveniently located on Remedios Circle, in the heart of Malate, a district reputed for its lively nightlife scene. Frequented by many foreigners – Malate is a popular area for visitors from abroad, Club ZZYZX occupies a large space with a mezzanine overlooking the dancefloor. It's the perfect place to dance and drink all night long, and this nightclub also serves food for you to enjoy in the comfortable lounging areas on the second floor.
- Opening Hours: From 22:00 – 06:00
- Location: J. Bocobo Street corner Remedios Circle in Malate District
- Tel: +63 2 450 1053
Located on Makati Avenue, Time occupies three floors organised as following: main DJ booth, dancefloor and bar on the first floor; the second floor is a mezzanine overlooking the first floor, it features a lounging space with bar; the third floor is an open-air rooftop with another bar and its own DJ booth. This third floor is especially pleasant to have a drink, while listening to the subtle beats of Jazzy House music. Focusing mainly on EDM/House, Time regularly invites top international DJs such as Darren Emerson, Rosie Romero, or Jazzanova, to name a few.
- Opening Hours: From 22:30 – late (closed on Sundays)
- Location: 7840 Makati Avenue
- Tel: +63 (0)906 265 8136 or +63 2 519 8903
House Manila offers a world-class clubbing experience. Part of The Remington Hotel, just northeast of Manila Airport, it is an opulent venue of large size that can accommodate up to 1,600 guests, including 400 guests seated. Electronic Dance Music and Top 40 hits rock most of the nights, yet local and international DJs on tour bring original sounds on special nights. House Manila is open for private parties.
- Opening Hours: Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, from 22:00 – 06:00
- Location: The Remington Hotel, Resorts World Manila
- Tel: +63 916 638 7666
Established in the basement of New World Hotel on Esperanza Street in Makati, B-Low nightclub is a sophisticated venue to party until late. Open only from Wednesday to Saturday, it is especially busy on weekends, attracting a mixed crowd of locals, expats, and visitors from abroad. Describing itself as “the new breed of upscale clubbing in Manila”, you’ll listen and dance to the latest EDM hits here.
- Opening Hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 21:00 – 05:00
- Location: At New World Hotel, Esperanza street, Makati
- Tel: +63 (0)917 587 3584
71 Gramercy stands a bit out of the lot on this page as it’s not strictly a nightclub. It’s more a New York-style lounge bar and restaurant at which you can dance. The second fact that makes it outstanding is its location on the 71st floor of Gramercy Residence building; 71 Gramercy is de facto the highest club in Manila. The outside rooftop terrace with full bar offers splendid views over Metro Manila, and some of the best DJs come to perform here, making this original nightclub one of the hottest places in town.
Remark: reservation mandatory
- Opening Hours: From 17:00 – 03:00
- Location: 71/F Gramercy Residences, Kalayaan Avenue Corner Salamanca St, Makati
- Tel: +63 (0)917 809 4093 or +63 (0)917 847 7535