12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub
12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub is one of the best places in Manila to listen to live music from many different genres. Head over here if you want to enjoy intimate performances with some of the best local musicians while devouring authentic Filipino food. You can improve your experience even more by sipping on one of their skillfully prepared cocktails or venture out outside to be dazzled by the skyline view of Makati.
Address: 5th Floor, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Ave, Pobalcion, Makati City
Opening hours: 5 pm to 4 am
Laugh Out Loud at Zirkoh
If for any reason you are feeling a bit down while in Manila, here’s the best remedy: laughter! Located along Tomas Morato Avenue in Quezon City, Laugh Out Loud at Zirkoh is a famous comedy club where you can share a good laugh with friends, family or even complete strangers. Along with the stand-up of comedians they also feature singers, dances, actors and other performers to lift your spirits.
Location: #88 Tomas Morato street, Barangay Laging Handa, Quezon City, Manila
Opening hours: Mon-Sunday, 7 pm to 3 am
70’s Bistro is a great place to get intimate with the Philippines culture and arts. This Pinoy Rock (or Filipino Rock) haven has been around since 1993, being crucial at shaping what Filipino music is today. Different bands headline every night, performing original pinoy music, reggae, and rock n’ roll. Sometimes the mood can get a bit hipper with live poetry and folk songs. And if you get hungry while enjoying the live performances, the bar serves great food with their house specialty Sigsig.
Location: 46 Anonas Street, Project 2, Quezon City
Route 196 Bar
This weekend hangout spot is a popular favorite among young crowds because of its close proximity to two universities. So if you’re in for a livelier night, just come and be ready to rock with independent musicians from the Filipino local scene.
Location: 96-A Katipunan Ave Extension, Blue Ridge A, Quezon City
Aare you up to some good live music? This is definitely the place to be in Manila. Located in Makati City, Strumm’s has been giving its audience great music since 1993. Every night, renowned performers set the tone of the night with a mesmerizing mix of pop, reggae, rock n’ roll, soul, and R&B.
Location: 110 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati
Opening Hours: 7 pm – 2 am