Best Cocktail Bars and Lounges in Manila

The Curator Coffee & Cocktails 

This hidden speakeasy put Philippines nightlife into the international scene in 2008, when it was included into the “Asia’s 50 Best Bars” list. Its extensive cocktail selection is highly recommended to anyone looking for a good chilled drink. The place is quite hard to find, but that’s also part of the adventure!


Location: 134 Legaspi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati, Metro Manila

Opening hours: Cocktail Service Mon -Sat 6: 30 pm- 2: 00 am

The Penthouse 8747

It’s said that The Penthouse’s inception was inspired by the roaring 20’s, when lavish parties and the whole Great Gatsby-esque glitz charmed the planet. It offers a wide selection of drinks ranging from champagnes, cocktails, original beverages, vodka, cognac, and malt whiskeys.


Location: 1209, 8747 Paseo de Roxas, Makati, 1227 Kalakhang Maynila, Philippines

Opening hours: 4 pm and 2 am on Monday, and 4 pm to 3 am from Tuesday to Saturday.


Acronym for Alcohol by Volume, ABV, is a hidden gem behind an old elevator-style door at a burger joint! It provides a high-quality drinking experience, with beverages crafted by top-notch, award-winning bartenders. Whether you try a custom made cocktail or go with one of their best-sellers, you’re in the right place to drink!


Location: Basement Floor, 1209, 22Jupiter, Makati, 1209, Kalakhang Manila

Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 5 pm-4 am

Skydeck Lounge at Bayleaf Hotel

The Skydeck Lounge atop the Bayleaf Hotel offers great beers, cocktails, and delicious food in a charming outdoor setting, giving patrons and visitors alike a chance to unwind surrounded by a gorgeous 360° view of Manila.


Location: The Bayleaf, Muralla St, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila, Philippines

Opening hours: Mon – Sun: 5 pm to 1 am

Acustica Bistro & Lounge

According to locals, Acustica Bistro & Lounge is known to offer the best variety of cocktail drinks along España Blvd. Apart from drinks, you can also be sure to enjoy great live acoustic performances in a chill atmosphere.


Location: 2nd floor, Didache Building, #1508 España Boulevard corner Valencia Street, Sampaloc, Manila

Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 4 pm-2 am         Sundays: 6 pm-2 am

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