Top 27 Bars in Manila

I like to go out to have a few glasses of wine, craft cocktails, and catch up with my friends and loved ones. For the Philippine Star’s 27th anniversary, I wrote an article on my 27 bar recommendations around the city. Some are old favorites and some are new discoveries, but all great places– where you can still hear each other– with great drinks (from wines to cocktails to beer).

Top 27 Bars in the Philippines

In case you’re wondering, these are the 27 that made the cut:

1. Appenzeller
2. Bar M
3. Barcino
4. Blind Pig
5. The Bottle Shop
6. Brasserie Girolle
7. Brotzeit
8. Bugsy’s
9. Cav
10. Cyrano / The Curator
11. Draft
12. Dragon Bar/ Eclipse at Solaire Resort
13. El Chupacabra
14. Exit
15. Fred’s Revolucion
16. Handlebar
17. Kasbah
18. Las Flores
19. Le Bar at Sofitel Philippine Plaza
20. Long Bar at Raffles Makati
21. M Café/ Kabila
22. Martinis at Mandarin Oriental Manila
23. Red Rabbit
24. Rocket Room
25. Salon de Ning/ The Bar at Peninsula Manila
26. Tapeo
27. Vask

For the actual article, please visit my column in Philippine Star. It’s a great guide to where to go at night, too :)