“Normal” Bars in Manila

If Girly bars, Loud and expensive Nightclubs or bars full of freelancers aren’t your thing or you just want a break to relax with a nice beer or cocktail then there are of course plenty of options for your taste.

The best bar in Manila is without doubt in the Peninsula hotel with an adjacent cigar room where you can buy a Cuban cigar to have with a 12yr old McCallan Scotch Whiskey. Best tip for this place is be there in the late afternoon for happy hour 2 for 1 on all drinks! 

Other bars include to SkyDeck bar on the top of the I’M Hotel in Makati not far from Burgos street. This bar has undoubtedly the best 360 Degrees view of Manila and it’s a great spot to sit and sip a cocktail as the sun sets, or at night to look out over all the lights of metro Manila.
Bank Bar in Fort Bonifacio is a hidden bar through the pantry of the 7/11 underneath the RCBC building, an uber cool upmarket cocktail bar for the jet setting and financial players of the BGC corporate scene. One of the coolest bars in Manila is also a hidden back bar and you can find it at Pinks Hot Dogs underneath the Shangri-La in Fort Bonifacio.

If you’re looking for a bit of an adventure then why not try and find your way to all the hidden bars in Makati, this has become a big trend in the Manila bar scene and there’s some cool and interesting bars to be found in unusual places, best tip is if you can find them most of them have a hidden secret menu, or another small bar that you can only gain access too if you know the secret password! Shhhh…..

Looking for a hotel in Manila?  Check out our list of recommended hotels below

Shagri-la at The Fort BGC 

Right at the heart of Manila’s lifestyle city in Taguig, Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila towers over Bonifacio Global City boasting of an outdoor swimming pool, several dining options, and free WiFi throughout the property. This 5-star hotel is within 260 m from the Mind Museum and 850 m from Bonifacio High Street, boasts

With luxuriously furnishing, all rooms at the hotel offer views of the city and are fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, air conditioning, and a safety deposit box. Every room is equipped with a private bathroom with shower or bath facilities, slippers and free toiletries.

At the hotel, guests can indulge on the daily buffet breakfast and different culinary experiences. The High Street Cafe and High Street Lounge features international selection and freshly baked pastries. The Canton Road serves authentic Chinese Cuisine and the Raging Bull Chophouse & Bar is a steakhouse that serves a la carte options while the Raging Bull Burgers offers American specialties. Samba delights guests with Peruvian cuisine. In-room dining may be arranged for guests.

The outdoor swimming pool provides a relaxing urban setting for guests who simply wish to lounge and marvel on city views. The pool bar is open to serve drinks. Guests can workout at the on-site fitness centre or make use of the sauna. Spa at Kerry Sports Manila can help guests relax and melt their stress away with Spa at Kerry Sports’ signature massage. The Kid’s Club is also available with extra cost.

The 24-hour front desk can assist guests with services such as laundry, dry cleaning and luggage storage. Airport shuttle and car rental may be arranged for guests at an additional cost. The hotel’s meeting/banquet facility may also be used at an extra charge.

Glorietta Mall is 4 km away while Greenbelt Mall is 4.1 km from the hotel. The nearest airport is Manila International Airport, 7.2 km from Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila.

Taguig is a great choice for travellers interested in nightliferestaurants and food.


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