After an intense day exploring Manila’s main landmarks, it’s time to get a drink! But where should you go? No matter your tastes, you can’t get wrong with any of these local pubs!

Best Bars in Manila

Finders Keepers

This speakeasy bar lives up to its name: once you have found this hidden gem you’ll run to grab a seat! What makes this pub unique is that it’s not allowed to smoke inside. This way, non-smokers can enjoy drinking their cocktails or beverages in peace.  Aside from that, Finders Keepers is just perfect for engaging into a conversation with a stranger or bringing a friend along for a healthy dose of late-night laughs.


Location: 2241 Don Chino Roces Avenue | Warehouse 5, La Fuerza Plaza, Makati

20: 20

If you are looking for a sophisticated night out, don’t look any further. 20: 20 caters to the mature and classy crowd with its “Old Americana meets Steampunk” vibes. Its dimly lit bar offers a wide variety of premium international drinks selections to let you enjoy the ultimate lounge experience.


Location: 20A-20B La Fuerza Plaza, 2241 Chino Roces Ave. (Pasong Tamo), Makati

Mandalay Whisky & Cigar Bar

Mandalay Bar is designed to pique the interest of whiskey lovers anywhere. Its huge whiskey selection is hold in high regard, although they also have many other drinks to choose from like top-shelf vodka, gin, rum, and a wide selection of cocktails.


Location: The Belle & Dragon, 100 Don C. Palanca St., Legaspi Village, Makati City

Opening hours: 6:00 pm – 3:00 am, Mondays to Saturdays.

Bank Bar

This hidden gem is cleverly located behind a 7-Eleven convenience store in an unassuming building in Bonifacio City. But don’t be fooled by these surroundings: once inside, you’ll find a super classy venue packed with an impressive collection of top-shelf drinks!

Location: RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Center, 26th and 25th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila.


Opening hours: 5 pm on weekdays and 8 pm. on Saturdays

Polilya Bar

If only the best crafted beer and ice-blended cocktails in Manila would work for you, then you’re at the right place. Located in the Makati neighborhood, Polilya offers a wide variety of top-notch international drink selections in a stylish chandelier setting.


Location: 5658 Jacobo Street, Corner Don Pedro, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila

Opening hours: Mon- Thurs-5: 30 pm to 1: 30 am and Fridays and Saturdays- 6: 30 pm to 2: 30 am

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