Makati Place guide




The venue for young office workers and party hunger


Makati may be known as Manila’s central business and financial district, but this does not mean that it does not know how to show its visitors a good time. You might see people rushing in and out of their offices during the day, but once all the towering buildings are cleared out, late night establishments are filled with individuals treating themselves after a hard day’s work.

The Greenbelt malls complex is filled with bars and restaurants surrounding a tropical garden. It is one of the best spots in Makati to start your evening. If you are the type of person who does not mind eating under dimly lit lights, then Buddha-Bar Manila will gladly give you a seat. Buddha-Bar is a high-class venue, with sophistication written all over their walls. Here, you can feast on popular dishes from the Pacific Rim (e.g. sushi, chicken pandan, and beef rendang) and pair it up with their fine selection of wines and alcohol. There is also a private pool on the roof, which you can reserve beforehand. For a more gastronomic journey, visit BAGA Manila, a food bazaar located in A. Venue, Makati. Best visited during the weekend, BAGA treats its guest with Filipino favorites, such as barbecue, isaw (chicken intestines), and betamax (coagulated blood) hot off the grill. Rules here: no outside drinks, and sharing a table is a must. With live bands filling the air, and local beers served cold, BAGA is the perfect place to start your late night weekends. Close to A. Venue is also located Burgos Street, Makati red light district. Not far from there, when most of other venues close, Time Club in Makati Ave starts getting crowd. This is the place for party hunger and techno music lovers and keeps open until early afternoon.

Getting to Makati from Manila is easy. Taxis are everywhere, and they are the easiest ways to get from point A to point B. Fares usually cost around 100 to 200 PHP, but costs a bit more if you get stuck in traffic.

Trip Guru would like to remind travelers to be mindful with what you eat. It may be tempting to savor foreign flavors, but if your stomach disagrees with it, it is best to try something else. Most of Makati’s late night establishments open from 4:00pm and close around 3:00am.

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