5 legit Manila bars to chill out in peace

Gelo Lasin

After a week of work and stress, going to a bar seems to be a good idea

But with the tons of bars around Metro Manila, the real question is: who offers a combination of quality drinks, exquisite interiors, and a solid, peaceful vibe?

Here are the best 5 bars where you can chill in peace.

Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli

Have you ever been to an all-Filipino pub? Well if not, this place is for you.

Serving all kinds of classic pulutan plus local crafted beer, Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli is a paradise.

Alamat’s ambiance is very homey, as you’re pretty much welcome to enjoy with friends even in the most laid-back of looks.

Location: 2/F 5666 Don Pedro St., Barangay Poblacion, Makati, 1209 Metro Manila

Contact Info: +63 917 530-2580

Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.; Sunday 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Price per head: P350

Signature drinks: MOMOL (Melon Melon Lang), Salabatman, Sago’t Gulaman, and Filipino craft beers.

Chill Top

Chill Top is the first 4 level roof deck restobar offering a 360-degree view of Quezon city City. The place also offers great food and sulit combo deals for the barkada to try. Even for non-drinkers, this joint is worth a try!

Phone Numbers: +63 9287976656

Estimated cost: PHP900 for two people (approx.)  with alcohol, PHP65  for a pint of beer (approx.)

Operating hours: 24 Hours

Address: Roofdeck, Amio Tuazon Building, 17th Avenue Corner P. Tuazon Boulevard, Cubao, Quezon City

Default: Cafe Pub

Default: Cafe Pub’s chicken wings plus a bucket of beer is a pretty solid combo that clocks in just a little over P500! A must try!

Phone number: (02) 5626726

Estimated cost: PHP700 for two people (approx.)  with alcohol, PHP60  for a pint of beer (approx.)

Opening hours:  6pm – 1am

Happy Hours: 5PM – 9PM

Address: 1844 Pilar Hidalgo Lim, Malate, Manila

Tacio’s Bistro

If you’ve gone to the famed Cubao Expo and haven’t been to Tacio’s Bistro, then you’re def missing out.

The ambiance is very nice, with hanging fixtures and dim lighting, giving off comfy and rustic vibes. Plus, they’re also one of the last bars in Cubao Expo to close down every night, so you can squeeze in more quality time for yourself or with friends.

Phone number: +63 9165643675

Average Cost:  PHP500 for two people (approx.), PHP55  for a pint of beer (approx.)

Opening hours: 3pm – 12am

Address: Cubao Expo, 3 General Romulo Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City

Yes Please

A must try in their menu would be the four cheese pizza cooked, chicken sate. With its modern rustic furniture and earth-toned colors, this bar is like straight out of a 90s movie.

Phone number: +63 9171407777

Average cost: PHP1000 for two people (approx.) with alcohol

Operating hours: 6pm – 3am

Address: 11th Street Corner 38th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

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