Where to Enjoy Metro Manila’s Nightlife, No Matter Your Mood

By: Crown Asia
Where to Enjoy Metro Manilas Nightlife No Matter Your Mood

Going out comes in all shapes and sizes. In a place as colorful as the capital city, there will always be something for you no matter what vibe you feel when you’re finally off the clock on a Friday night. It is also a plus if you live in a condo for sale in the Metro due to its proximity and ease of access. So if you’re not sure where to go this weekend to enjoy the Manila nightlife, check these six different nights out.


From a quiet vinyl bar to late-night live music performances, here’s a list of the best nightlife joints for every kind of mood.

1. Refinery

When you want to catch up with your friends and maybe drunkenly spill a few secrets, go to Refinery for unlimited wine.

This snazzy dinner place has branches in Salcedo Village and Rockwell and is known for its unlimited wine. It’s perfect for catching up with college friends you haven’t seen in a while, and maybe letting the truth spill out after a glass too many. Let the stories begin, and the forgetting of “using your indoor voice” along with it. Do reserve in advance as tables are usually fully booked on weekends.

Refinery Salcedo: Salcedo Village, G/F Frabelle Corporate Plaza, 129 Bautista cor, Tordesillas, Makati, 1209 Metro Manila

Refinery Rockwell: Joya Tower, 28 Plaza Drive Rockwell Center, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila

2. Belle & Dragon and Game Over PH

For when you want to show off your general knowledge, wit, and strategy skill, get a quizzical education at Belle & Dragon’s quiz night or hop on over to Game Over PH for hours of board games.

All competitive types gather round. Plenty of quiz nights have been popping up all over the place. Belle & Dragon hosts quiz nights every Tuesday and Thursday, for general knowledge and music trivia respectively. These are usually fast-paced and hectic, perfect for when you’re tired of stress in the work environment and might want it to come with some drinks, for once! If you’d like to take command of your games, check out Game Over in Xavierville, near your condo for sale, which doesn’t just have a crazy selection of board games and consoles and a great menu of drinks and bar chow.

Belle & Dragon: OPL Building, 100 Don Carlos Palanca, Legazpi Village, Makati, 1229 Metro Manila

Game Over PH: 31 Xavierville Ave, Quezon City, Metro Manila


3. 78-45-33 and Tago

For when you feel like appreciating the finer things in life, duck into a cool vinyl bar 78-45-33 or watch live jazz at Cubao’s Tago.

Sax, whiskey, and sophistication. What else could you ask for on a Saturday night? 78-45-33 is a one-of-a-kind, lowkey Makati bar that plays real vinyl on state-of-the-art turntables as you sip on their dirty martinis. Sound’s never felt so smooth! If you want something live, on the other hand, go to the recently renovated Tago Jazz Cafe in Cubao for world-class Filipino acts (they were once lauded by UNESCO for their international contributions to the genre), excellent unli-rum cokes, and a perfect way to enjoy the local music scene.

78-45-33: LPL Mansion, San Agustin Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City, Metro Manila

Tago Jazz Cafe: 14 Main Ave, Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila

4. SaGuiJo, Mow’s, and Route 196

For when you’re itching to delve into the mosh pit, drink in hand, or some live music, go to SaGuiJo, Mow’s, or Route 196 for a gig.

These legendary gig staples have been helping local talent and local bands put their feet in the door and will continue to do so for years to come. Who knows, you might catch the next She’s Only Sixteen or IV of Spades headlining one of the weekday lineups. Sway (or mosh) to the music, and don’t hesitate to mingle! Sing like you’re in karaoke bars. Love the space but want something slightly different? Stop by Mow’s on a Tuesday night for their weekly standup set, featuring some of Comedy Manila’s best performers. It’s the same music-loving crowd but with extra laughs.

SaGuiJo: 7612 Guijo, San Antonio Village, Makati, 1203 Metro Manila

Mow’s: 20 Matalino St, Diliman, Quezon City, 1100 Metro Manila

Route 196: 196-A Katipunan Ave, Project 4, Quezon City, 1109 Metro Manila


5. Apartment, Annex House, and Today x Future

For when you want the house party vibe but can’t be bothered to host, get the same feeling at Poblacion’s Apartment and Annex House or Cubao’s Today x Future.

Explore the Apartment’s seemingly endless number of units and feel like you’re in Brooklyn at someone’s massive house party. If you’re feeling even more homesick, try out the cozier Annex House just down the street. It’s a friendly, intimate crowd into ‘80s hits and yacht cocktails. For similar moods in the North, go to the classic Today X Future in Cubao, usually packed but always welcoming.

Apartment: 5663 Don Pedro, Poblacion, Makati City, Metro Manila

Annex House: 5856 Alfonso, Makati, 1209 Metro Manila

Today x Future: 32 General Malvar Ave, Cubao, Quezon City, 1109 Metro Manila

6. XX/XX, Black Market, and Nectar

For when you want to stay up all night until the sun starts to dance your shoes off at XX/XX and the neighboring night clubs at Black Market, or Nectar

You’re done with your dinner, pre-game, and bar hopping, but you know you still have plenty of energy to spare. Keep the night alive at a night club that is pretty much open ‘til dawn on the weekends, and if you want to truly get lit with friends, Nectar in Bonifacio Global City, near your condo for sale in Taguig is a great option.

XX/XX: Warehouse 20B, La Fuerza 1 Compound 2241, Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati, 1231 Metro Manila

Black Market: 2723 Sabio St, Makati, 1233 Metro Manila

Nectar: The Fort Strip, 5th Avenue, Corner 26th St, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila


Finding properties near famous nightlife destinations

Hermosa is a condo in Las Pinas that is close to the C5 extension, which opens you up to a whole lot of shopping options. The future LRT extension will also have a stop near this condo making it even easier to access attractions such as the Manila Bay Entertainment City and City of Dreams Manila. A notable club in the area is The House Manila which is located in Manila Newport City. If you are looking into investing in real estate, Hermosa might be a viable option.

If you want to be close to work and everything else then a condo in Taguig is the perfect fit. There is such a thing as a sports bar in Manila because there are a number of them. As well, if you’re looking for something more fun, the former Palace Pool Club, Xylo is one of the several nightclubs you can find in Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines. Here is a list of bars in Taguig you can explore. The Courtyard along Pedro Cayetano Boulevard gives you easy access to these places.

Go after the nights that suit your lifestyle, whether it’s a wacky night with the guys or grooving to city pop on the dance floor. The night’s long anyway and you can always mix things up! Everyone deserves a beautiful life, and you deserve to party it out the way you choose. So go grab a drink and create yours now.

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