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These Bars Are Known for Hip and Yet Classy Interiors

For when you want to have a laid-back night.

When our usual hangout spots in Metro Manila gets too crowded and noisy, nothing beats escaping to a quiet bar to continue your drowned out conversations. We’ve put together a list of places that you’ll appreciate not only for the laid-back and comfy atmosphere, but also for the variety and flavors in the menu:

The Belle and Dragon

This dimly lit gastropub has been one of Makati’s best haunts for the past few years. It boasts an impressive selection of craft beers, cocktails with friendly prices, and the best lamb sisig this side of… anywhere, really.

100 Don Carlos Palanca Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
02 2469069 ext:588

Estée

Poblacion has its fair share of night spots, but there aren’t many bars that have the same casual feel as Estée, which looks like a café you’d cozy up in after hours. It’s a great place to enjoy dessert and a glass of the Dame en Rouge—its signature spin on sangrias.

5659 Don Pedro Corner Jacobo Streets, Poblacion, Makati City
+63 9272551503

Your Local

People have been flocking to Your Local for its legendary Torched Salmon Donburi ever since it opened its doors a few years ago, but regulars know that it’s also a great place to unwind with some really good drinks. Check out their Thai chili-infused Kaffir Lime cocktail if you’re looking to spice things up a little.

Ground Floor, Universal LMS Building, 106 Esteban Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
+63 9176543355
02 8236206

White Moon Bar

White Moon Bar’s outdoor deck lets you enjoy the view of a sunset over rippling waters as you sip a glass of wine after a long day.

Second Floor, Manila Ocean Park, Ermita, Manila
+63 9175200375

Mews

Take the time to unwind at this casual yet chic and artsy restobar in Salcedo Village. Check out the Rolls Royce Panizza—made with mozzarella cheese, scallops, shrimp, and sundried tomatoes—and cap off the meal with a flute of sparkling white wine.

L' Ermitage Building, L.P. Leviste Corner Toledo Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
+63 9177659440
02 7776316

Bugsy’s Bar and Bistro

Bugsy’s has become a staple for Metro Manila’s post-office hours set, and for two good reasons: satisfying comfort food and reasonably-priced alcohol. Don’t leave the place without trying the chicken wings.

Forbes Retail, Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
02 7539255

Dulo

This easy-to-miss bar in Poblacion is a favorite among the artistically inclined; it regularly plays host to live music, spoken word performances, and visual arts events. Dulo offers some of the best-known cocktails in the area, and the Pork Belly Bao is a consummate crowd-pleaser.

4922 P. Guanzon Street, Poblacion, Makati City
+63 9756949176

Chotto Matte

If you ever feel like taking a break from the endless hustle at BGC, drop by Chotto Matte for some specialty Japanese dishes and a carafe of exclusive small batch sake. There are also Suntory whiskey cocktails that can liven up any quiet evening.

Ground Floor, Net Park, 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
02 2820442
02 2832979

These bars, along with over 500 other establishments, have partnered up with Zomato for Gold, a new membership program that gives you access to exclusive privileges, adding an extra premium to your dining experience. Currently, 35,000 are on the waitlist for membership, but once it opens again, you can become a member and try the 1+1 perks on your food and the 2+2 offers on drinks when you go out after work, or over the weekend.

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