9 Best Rooftop Restaurants In Manila, Philippines

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Nestled in the National Capital Region, Manila is a stunning and highly urbanized city in the Philippines that is also the official capital of the country. It is characterized by its busy cityscape with skyrocketing buildings that dominate the metropolis’ skyline. More so, it is both an economic and cultural hub, and it has diverse offerings for its guests. Manila has busy shopping districts, vibrant nightlife, colonial landmarks, lovely parks, and a multitude of excellent restaurants that offer diverse cuisines. If it’s the nightlife and social scene you’re after, here is a list of the best rooftop restaurants in Manila, the Philippines, where you can have the best time in the city.

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1. Firefly Roofdeck Bar

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Planning an elaborate itinerary in Manila for your upcoming trip to the Philippines’ capital? If so, you might want to celebrate your trip to the metropolis by capping your first day with a few drinks at Firefly Roofdeck Bar. Firefly Roofdeck Bar is located in Makati Avenue, a vibrant district in Manila that is home to upscale bars, clubs, and fine-dining restaurants. It features a semi-open poolside dining area with picturesque views of Makati’s busy skyline. It is perfect for dates, parties, and even typical get-together with friends on a weekend night. Firefly Roofdeck Bar offers premium drinks and creative cocktails, as well as delicious international eats.

Firefly Roofdeck Bar

Address: 8008 Makati Ave. cor. Kalayaan Ave., 32/F City Garden Grand Hotel, Makati, 1200 Metro Manila

Website: Firefly Roofdeck Bar

Opening hours: 10am - 1am (daily)

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2. Fyre Roofdeck Lounge

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Just like Firefly Roofdeck Bar, Fyre Roofdeck Lounge is located in the bustling and vibrant nightlife district of Makati. It is a few blocks away from Firefly Roofdeck Lounge, and they are polar opposites when it comes to vibes and price range. Fyre Roofdeck Lounge has a more laidback vibe, and its views are limited to the area where it is located, but it is a favorite hangout place among millennials for its affordable food and drinks and its live music that features trending songs.

Fyre Roofdeck Lounge

Address: 5060 P Burgos, cor Guerrero, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila

Website: Fyre Roofdeck Lounge

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 6:30pm - 2am (closed on Sun)

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3. Top of the Citi by Chef Jessie

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Top of the Citi by Chef Jessie is located in Paseo de Roxas Street in Makati. Nesting on the 34th floor of Citi Bank Tower, Top of the City by Chef Jessie is an upscale dining place, owned and managed by a renowned Filipino chef, after whom the eatery is named. The restaurant boasts sleek decors and contemporary furnishings. Also, because of its location, guests are treated to lovely views of Manila’s cityscape. Top of the Citi by Chef Jessie serves international gourmet dishes that cater to all types of guests. This romantic spot is perfect for dates and anniversaries, as well as birthdays and social nights.

Top of the Citi by Chef Jessie

Address: 8741 Paseo de Roxas, Makati, 1226 Metro Manila

Website: Top of the Citi by Chef Jessie

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 11pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

4. Sky Deck View Bar, The Bayleaf Intramuros

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Another excellent rooftop bar that you should check out while you’re on a vacation in Manila is the Sky Deck View Bar, The Bayleaf Intramuros. Sky Deck View Bar, The Bayleaf Intramuros is conveniently close to the famous Spanish colonial district in the city, called Intramuros. This fantastic restaurant showcases a gorgeous Al Fresco dining setting with stunning views of Intramuros. It is a favorite hangout place of couples on a romantic date, young professionals, and even tourists for its cozy ambiance, and of course, the views.

Sky Deck View Bar

Address: The Bayleaf Intramuros, Muralla St, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila

Website: Sky Deck View Bar

Opening hours: 5pm - 1am (daily)

Traveler's tips

This is a rooftop bar located in a hotel in Manila. The best time to visit is at night, not only for the stunning view of the Manila skyline but also to avoid the scorching sun. While you're here, be sure to order some cocktails and bar chow to enhance your experience.

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5. Antidote

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Antidote is located in the business and financial district of Manila - Makati. It nestles on the top floor of the luxurious I’M Hotel, and it offers breathtaking city views that will enchant you with its multitude of sparkling city lights. A haven for social butterflies and foodies, Antidote boasts its jellyfish bar, where it showcases jellyfishes, swimming gracefully in an 8 m (26 ft) aquarium, highlighted with neon lights. More so, Antidote is a favorite hangout place by party-goers for its more relaxed ambiance, compared to the clubs in the area. It offers palatable eats and a diverse menu of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.


Address: Roofdeck, I’M Hotel, 7862 Ave, Makati, 1210, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila

Website: Antidote

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 5pm - 2am; Fri - Sat: 6pm - 3am

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6. Encima Roofdeck Restaurant

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Encima Roofdeck Restaurant is situated on the topmost floor of the superb City Garden Hotel Makati. Set in Poblacion, the most vibrant nightlife scene in the city, Encima Roofdeck Restaurant is another cozy late-night lounge in the metropolis. It showcases a modern interior design with minimalist decors, accentuated by ornamental plants. Also, it is a semi-open-air space with direct access to lovely city views of Poblacion. Additionally, it has a pool area for guests who want an evening dip. Encima Roofdeck Restaurant serves sumptuous Texan and Mexican fares, and it also offers premium drinks to pair with your meals.

Encima Roofdeck Restaurant

Address: Topmost Floor City Garden Hotel Makati, 7870 Makati Avenue, corner Durban, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila

Website: Encima Roofdeck Restaurant

Opening hours: Sat - Thu: 4pm - 12am; Fri: 4pm - 1am

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7. Buddha Bar Manila

Editor’s note: Establishment is permanently closed

Looking for a hip place where you can unleash your inner social butterfly and party all night? If so, you might want to check out the food, the drinks, and the vibes at Buddha Bar, a rooftop restaurant in Makati. It showcases an elegant oriental interior design that boasts of vibrant colors, highlighted by excellent lighting. Though not entirely an outdoor terrace bar, it is built with expansive windows that showcase the view of the area. This hip restaurant serves Asian cuisine with top-quality drinks that will make your dining experience even more memorable.

Buddha Bar Manila

Address: PICAR Place, Kalayaan Ave, Makati, Metro Manila

Website: Buddha Bar Manila

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 1am; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 3am; Sun: 4pm - 12am

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8. Jazz Up In The Sky Steaks And Grills

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Craving for some sumptuous grilled culinary delights? If so, satisfy your craving by booking a table at Jazz Up in The Sky Steaks and Grills. The eatery is situated in San Andres Bukid in Manila, right opposite to the noisy Poblacion. This restaurant in Manila with a view boasts modern interior design with simple yet elegant decor. It is built with dramatic windows that allow guests to marvel at the enchanting city views while gorging on their sumptuous fares. The jazzy restaurant serves delicious steaks, pasta dishes, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Jazz Up In The Sky Steaks And Grills

Address: Florentino Torres, San Andres Bukid, Manila, Metro Manila

Opening hours: 6am - 10pm (daily)

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9. The Penthouse 8747

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If you’re the type of tourist who is into expensive things and lavish experiences, The Penthouse 8747 will surely pique your interest. It is an elegant and over-the-top dining and hangout place in Paseo de Roxas, Manila. It boasts extravagant interior design with gold tones and genius lighting for its romantic vibes. Each lounge is separated from one another for guests’ privacy and intimate-feels. More so, it has a terrace dining area where guests can enjoy the views and the fresh air. It has a colossal bar area that conjures your favorite cocktails and other favorite alcoholic beverages.

The Penthouse 8747

Address: 8747 Paseo de Roxas, Makati, 1227 Metro Manila

Website: The Penthouse 8747

Opening hours: Mon, Wed, Thu: 4pm - 2am; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 4am; Tue: 4pm - 12am (closed on Sun)

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Experience the vibrant nightlife in Manila

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Manila is a stunning metropolis with lots of offerings to its guests. It has colonial heritage sites, shopping districts, public parks, and vibrant nightlife. It also features amazing accommodations, such as hotels with rooftop bars and hotels with in-room hot tubs. Whatever type of tourist you are, Manila has something in store for you. If you are the foodie and party-goer type, use this list as your guide in choosing the best place to celebrate your vacation in the Philippine’s capital city.

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