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Makati Nightlife: 8 Things To Do For A Night Out In Makati - Updated 2020

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Most Friday nights are spent drinking out with your friends or officemates, and if not that, spending some quality time with your favorite TV series at home. If you’re looking to spice up Friday nights with other activities, Makati’s buzzing nightlife may be something you’d want to check out. From cheering on your favorite teams, to clubbing with the hottest DJs, there are many things you can do in Makati after office hours. Check them out below!

1. Drink to your favorite sports team at Mulligan's

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Located along Kalayaan Avenue, Mulligan’s is a classic hangout among sports fans for its Irish gastropub feel, upbeat vibe, and huge food servings. You can watch live sports here while munching on your favorite Irish-American bar chow, hanging out with your fellow sports fans, and chugging your favorite beer. Rates here for drinks start at 95 PHP (2 USD), and entrees start at 1,200 PHP (24 USD) for two.

Mulligan's

Address: 8479 Kalayaan Ave., Corner Fermina Street, Poblacion, Makati City

Price: from 2 USD for drinks, 24 USD for entrees for two

Opening Hours: 11 am - 2 am

Website: Mulligan’s

2. Party away at Black Market

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Since its inception, Black Market is known for its unique ability to throw a cool party. Music here doesn’t include the typical pop music you constantly hear on the radio, but instead all sorts of underground music whose novelty just adds to the fun. Black Market also serves unlimited drinks from 12 mn - 3 am, and features Finders Keepers, a speakeasy lounge bar where you can hang out if you get tired from all the dancing.

Black Market

Address: 2723 Sabio St, Makati, 1233 Metro Manila

Price: 40 USD for two

Facebook: Black Market

3. Dine fancy at The Penthouse 8747

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So maybe you’re not really in the mood to be surrounded by loud music and large crowds and you want something a little more low-key with your significant other. If that’s the case, you should definitely check out The Penthouse 8747. This restaurant is adorned with interiors reminiscent of the Great Gatsby, and surrounded by a gorgeous view of Manila from the 22nd floor where it resides. It also has a rooftop lounge, where you can enjoy a few cocktails whilst enjoying the view, and it also serves hand-crafted coffee and cocktails suited to your taste. The vibe here is casual too, so you don’t have to dress up so much just to dine in luxury.

The Penthouse 8747

Address: 8747 Paseo de Roxas, Makati, Luzon 1226, Philippines

Price: entrees start at 28 USD for two, and drinks start at 2.20 USD

Opening Hours: 7 am - 1 am

Facebook: The Penthouse 8747

4. Club Royal

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Located along Gen. Luna Street, Club Royal is exactly what it sounds like - a luxurious, upscale club where you can feel like royalty while clubbing to the hottest beats. It has beautiful interiors and an electrifying lights and sounds show to boot. Not to mention - ladies, you’re in luck: Wednesday is Ladies’ Night here at Club Royal. If you’re looking to party the night away in high-class style and luxury, Club Royal is the place to go.

Club Royal

Address: 5343 Gen. Luna, Makati

Price: from 80 - 240 USD

Opening Hours: 10 pm - 6 am

Facebook: Club Royal

5. Go back in time at Strumm's

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Sometimes, you just want to dance and drink but not to the latest hits. If you’re a big fan of the 70’s and 80’s, or you’re simply looking to break away from the typical clubbing playlists, check out Strumm’s Makati. This bar features a great lineup of live bands, each playing different genres but all having one thing in common: they play music from the 70’s and 80’s and create a fun party vibe unlike any other. Energy is always high here, and it’s definitely difficult to not start dancing.

Strumm's Makati

Address: 110 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati City

Price: Entrees start at 10 USD for two, and drinks start at 2 USD

Opening Hours: 6pm - 2am, closed on Sundays

Facebook: Strumm’s Makati

6. Explore Asian cuisine at Buddha Bar

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Buddha Bar is hard to ignore, what with its catchy exteriors, the good word about their food and ambiance, and the all-around experience you get from dining and drinking here. If you’re craving for Asian cuisine, paying a visit to Buddha Bar will prove to be worth your night as they serve some of the most delectable Asian, Chinese and Japanese dishes in the metro. Buddha Bar is decorated with lush interiors, many balconies and a terrace outdoors with a pool too. The vibe here is semi-formal, and entrees for two start at 50 USD.

Buddha Bar

Address: Picar Place, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City

Price: from 50 USD for entrees for two, and 2.80 USD for drinks

Opening Hours: 4pm - 2am

Website: Buddha Bar

7. Eat to your heart's content at Belle and Dragon

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Belle and Dragon is one of the most curious places to be in Makati, where you can expect a cool fusion of eating at a restaurant and drinking at a pub. Belle and Dragon serves lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks, with cuisines that span a wide range too: here, you can get a taste of Japanese, Indian, Asian, and European, all under one roof.

Belle and Dragon

Address: 100 C. Palanca St. Legazpi Village, Makati

Price: entrees start at 36 USD, while drinks start at 4 USD

Opening Hours: 11:30 am - 12:00 am

Facebook: Belle and Dragon

8. Spend a laidback night at Z Hostel Roofdeck

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Z Hostel is a charming, humble hostel located in Don Pedro, Makati, that famously plays host to many foreign and local backpackers. At night though, their roof deck opens up to all guests, providing patrons a breathtaking cityscape view with a calm, and low-key ambiance. They serve finger food alongside favorite beers and cocktails, and are open from 5 pm - 2 am.

Z Roof Deck

Address: 5660 Don Pedro, Makati, 1209 Metro Manila

Price: entrees start at 14 USD, drinks start at 1.50 USD

Opening Hours: 5pm - 2am

Website: Z Roofdeck

Catch the buzzing Makati nightlife

Makati is peppered with so many things to do at night, that it’s impossible to run out of ideas! Whether you’re in the mood for a laid back night sipping cocktails on a rooftop, or you’re in the mood to party hard and party crazy, Makati has something for your Friday night.

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