Manila Nightlife

What to Do at Night in Manila

Manila nightlife offers a wide range of after dark entertainment opportunities. Filipinos personify the ‘life and soul of the party’ notion and much like their Spanish counterparts, their ability to sing and dance is an inherent characteristic belonging to the majority of the population. Combined with a great sense of humour you can guarantee some great partying while in Manila. Karaoke, as in most Asian countries, is a national sport and mercilessly encouraged by locals, so have a back up plan of sorts.

Skuzzy jazz joints, upscale wine bars, booming clubs and American-style pubs can all be found in and around Manila. Malate is one of the most famous party districts, reminiscent of, but much more lively than, Lang Kwai Fong in Hong Kong. Makati and Global City also have bar strips in the Greenbelt and Bonifacio High Street malls respectively.

In Quezon City, Morato Avenue is dotted with bars, dining places and comedy clubs. Eastwood City in Quezon City is another favourite hangout of locals. Keep in mind that night time in any city is generally when the low life factor emerges and when you should exercise caution.

P Burgos Street is the equivalent of Bangkok’s Patpong, debauched and chaotic but nonetheless very exciting if that is your scene. See below what to do at night in Manila...

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Nightlife A to z

70’s Bistro

For a taste of the real Manila head on down to 70’s Bistro, owned by a Filipino artiste. The venue features some of the most talented musicians in town. Considered to be the breeding ground for the local music scene, try visiting them when the following award-winning performers are onstage: Joey Ayala, Cynthia Alexander, Noel Cabangon, and The Jerks.

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 - late
  • Address: 46 Anonas Street, Quezon City
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71 Gramercy

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.

  • Opening Hours: From 17:00 – 03:00
  • Remarks: Reservation mandatory
  • Address: 71/F Gramercy Residences, Kalayaan Avenue Corner Salamanca St, Makati
  • Tel: +63 (0)917 809 4093 or +63 (0)917 847 7535
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B-Low Nightclub

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
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Black Market

Established in 2013, Black Market is an underground nightclub located in Warehouse 5 on Sabio Street’s corner with Don Chino Roces Avenue. Blending an enthusiastic crowd of locals, expats and tourists, Black Market is a lively place that stands out from the rest because of the original music played each night. The music style – Hip Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 22:00 – 04:00
  • Location: Warehouse 5 on Sabio Street corner with Don Chino Roces Avenue
  • Tel: +63 978 294 162 / +63 2403 5019
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Part of the City of Dreams Manila complex (read below) located in Tambo District, Chaos is a modern lounge club and discotheque equipped with top-notch light and sound systems, hydraulic DJ booth, KTV sky boxes and much, much more. House and international DJs, including celebrities such as Nicole Scherzinger or Young Gunz, set the fire on Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 22:00 – 06:00
  • Location: Upper ground floor of the City Of Dreams Manila complex
  • Tel: +63 917 886 3678
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City of Dreams Manila

City of Dreams Manila is huge complex that houses three hotels – Crown Towers Manila, Nobu Hotel Manila and Hyatt Hotel – a casino and a vast assortment of bars, lounges, family-friendly attractions, KTV rooms and nightclubs, including the famous Chaos (read above). Like a village in Manila Metropolis, you can find everything that you need here without going out.

  • Opening Hours: Always open
  • Location: On Roxas Boulevard in Tambo District
  • Tel: +63 2 800 8080
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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
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Conway's Bar

The main attraction of this joint is the Filipino cover band that attracts yuppies, expats, tourists and music lovers to the venue. Conway’s always guarantees a good atmosphere with high spirits and well-prepared drinks, albeit not the most reasonably priced in town.

  • Opening Hours: 17:00 - 01:00
  • Location: Shangri La Hotel
  • Address: Ayala Avenue at Makati Avenue
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Heckle and Jeckle

Located in the restaurant district of Makati City, this is best described as a good escape from the madness of nearby P Burgos Street (Manila's equivalent to Patpong). A welcoming atmosphere is enhanced by stand-up comedy routines and live televised sport. Drinks are reasonably priced and the crowd generally sociable. 

  • Opening Hours: 14:00 - 05:00
  • Address: Jupiter Street
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Hooch is just the right venue to spend a tranquil evening around a drink with friends. This quaint pub serves quality food and drink, including local craft beers and international brews, as well as classic cocktails, signature beverages and molecular drink. Prices are pretty steep, yet on par with the chic décor and steampunk atmosphere. Hooch is unobtrusively rocked by a DJ.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 03:00
  • Location: At V Corporate Center on Leviste Street, Makati
  • Tel: +63 915 751 1226
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This is the place to head for a pint of beer and some live televised sport. Expect little in the way of authentic Filipino characters, other than the service staff. The bar is best described as a generic expat hang out that attracts a warm and friendly crowd, always good for a laugh. Features include a pool room and great service with a smile.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 - 24:00
  • Address: 8471 Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion
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Hobbit House

For those of you who enjoy a bout of eccentricity with your drink this is the only place in Manila Metro to be. The vast selection of beer is served by none other than hobbits, who contrary to what you may hear are not game for being thrown against a Velcro wall, but are probably partial to a tip for their efforts. All in all, a good atmosphere, great food and reasonably priced food, served by midgets dressed as hobbits.

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 till late
  • Location: Arquiza Trade Center, Marcelo H. del Pilar Street
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House Manila

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
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In The Mood Dance Bar

In the mood for some ballroom dancing? You've come to right place, especially on Friday and Saturday nights. The dance floor here gets packed with all kinds of gyrators, some with their personal DI's (Dance Instructors) in tow. For dance lovers this is definitely the place to head to, even if it's just to observe the bodies being thrown around the floor.

  • Opening Hours: 17:00 - 02:00
  • Remarks: Dress to impress
  • Address: 1900 M. Adriatico Street
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Kipling's Cigar Bar

Kipling’s is something of a landmark whiskey Bar in Manila, with its extensive list of single malts and delectable atmosphere. The interior consists of rich furnishings complemented by the dim lighting and framed images of era gone by. The perfect venue to unwind and enjoy a relaxed drink.

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Revel at The Palace

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
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Royal Night Club

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
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Strumm’s is the best place to go in Manila if you like good live music. The different bands performing here mostly cover Pop, Soul, R&B and Rock from the ‘70s and ‘80s. You can tell straight away that the musicians are not only skilled, but they really enjoy what they do and are great entertainers. Drink-wise, Strumm’s serves all the usual suspects for that type of establishment, including potent cocktails, as well as food.

  • Opening Hours: 19:00 – 02:00
  • Location: 110 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati
  • Tel: +63 2 895 4636 and +63 2 890 1054
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Tabu Loundge

Men might want to take note that Tabu is particularly popular on Wednesday nights – Brazilian Night, when Manila's Latino lovelies make an appearance, and there are a lot of them. A smart, sultry and sexy establishment, using a red-and-black colour scheme for the lounge-like ambience, Tabu also features a delicious menu and an extensive cocktail list.

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 - 02:00
  • Address: 253, Salcedo St Legzapi Village, Makati
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The Palace Nightlife Manila

The Palace is a popular nightlife destination located in the hip and dynamic city of Taguig. Aiming to be one of the best entertainment complexes in Asia, it consists of nightclubs as well as a day club, bar, and restaurant. This entire facility is all about a luxurious experience so expect a good mix of rich Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 19:00 - 04:00 (closed on Sunday)
  • Location: 9th Avenue corner 36th Street, Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila
  • Tel: +63 (917) 689 8888
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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
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Valkyrie at the Palace

Valkyrie is the favourite nightclub at The Palace, an entertainment complex which houses stylish day, night and lounge clubs, as well as restaurants. With room for over 2,000 guests, Valkyrie is the largest nightclub in Manila. It features two floors, the upper one overlooking the other. Electronic Dance Music is played here by international DJs such Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 22:00 – 04:00
  • Location: 9th Avenue corner 36th Street
  • Tel: +63 917 680 8888
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