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Opus Lounge

Opus Lounge (2/F, Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City, Manila) – this trendy lounge attracts a mostly 20-something (both locals and expats). The music played here ranges from electronic dance music, to Top 40 pop, and even some Hip Hop.

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Museum Café

Museum Café (Greenbelt 4 in front of Ayala Museum, Makati, Manila) – this venue, located at Greenbelt 4 Mall, is a new Asian restaurant during the day, and trendy lounge at night (with DJs playing electronic dance and chillout music). A lot of expats from USA and elsewhere hangout here, as well as local yuppies.s.

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Club Haze

Club Haze (26th Street, Taguig, Metro Manila) — located on the Fort Strip in Bonifacio Global City, Club Haze is another popular venue for electronic dance music fans in Manila. Like its competitors (such as the Palladium and Skye Lounge), Club Haze books local and international DJ talent, along with throwing parties for dance music […]

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Chihuahua Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

Chihuahua Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar (7838 Makati Avenue, Makati, Manila) – every Thursday and Saturday evening, this Mexican restaurant & bar plays Latin music (ranging from Salsa, to Bachata, Merengue, Kizomba, and Reggaetón). At 10:30 pm during those evening, there are also free Salsa lessons for beginners.

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Teddy’s Bigger Burger

Teddy’s Bigger Burger (Greenbelt 3, Makati City, Manila) – for those who want a break from Filipino food, this Hawaiian burger restaurant is a good start. With a base of 100% U.S. Black Angus ground chuck, the hand-packed burgers served here are flamed broiled, and a variety of sauces are available. One burger worth trying […]

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Sentro 1771

Sentro 1771 (Greenbelt 3, Makati City, Manila) – another restaurant within the Greenbelt mall, Sento 1771 serves Filipino cuisine — offering a variety of items, such as Fresh Smoked Fish Spring Rolls, Sinigang Na Corned Beef, Boneless Crispy Pata, and Lechon Kawali.li.

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Lusso

Lusso (Greenbelt 5, Makati City, Manila) – located within the Grrenberlt shopping mall at the Makati business district, this restaurant’s Mediterranean-influenced menu offers items such as Spinach Taglierini (spinach pasta with asiago, mushrooms and parma ham), lobster & river prawn roll, and the (highly rated) foie gras burger. Lusso’s fine interior décor also gets high […]

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La Cabrera Grillado and Bar

La Cabrera Grillado and Bar (6750 Ayala Avenue Business Tower, Glorietta Complex, Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Manila) – this is a restaurant rarely found in the Far East, since it serves Argentine cuisine (especially grilled meats). Using the Argentine style open pit to cook, this restaurant’s favorite include: Ojo de Bife, Bife de Chorizo, and […]

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Izakaya Kikufuji

Izakaya Kikufuji (Little Tokyo, 2377 Pasong Tamo, Makati City, Manila) – located in Manila’s Little Tokyo district, the busy chefs – the first thing one notices walking into this restaurant, are one of the star attractions here. Situated in an open space at the center of the room, diners are free to see what the […]

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Ilustrado

Ilustrado (744 General Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila) – this restaurant, housed in a Spanish colonial-style villa, is best known for its breakfast foods (such as ensaymada – a savory brioche, and Spanish hot chocolate). Along with that, the house favorites are Paella Ilustrado, Callos Madrilena, Lengua con setas, and Adobong Bagnet with Prawns and Crab Fat […]