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Manila Nightlife, Philippines

When you're in Manila, you'll never run out of things to do. Come sundown, Manila transforms into a city of lights and lively social vibe. Interesting and filled with warm people the attractions of the city are certain to captivate you from sun up to sunset. With its wide selection of fine dining restaurants, ingenious fusion cuisines, highly-innovative bars and lively casinos Manila is definitely one city you would want to explore to the limit.

Manila Bars and Cocktail Lounges

In Manila you'll be able to find an extensive array of bars in the Malate area and also in Eastwood Quezon City. Here socialites, yuppies and night-loving folks converge to partake in the warm Manila night and exceptional entertainment. Different bars are open until the wee hours of the morning so anyone who wants to cool off with a drink can do so anytime. Patrons are able to avail of various bar promos like the happy hour where beer is sold way cheaper than its ordinary price.

There are inexpensive pubs that make available affordable drinks and fares with each bottle of beer costing no more than 35 pesos. There are top rate bars that cater to those with bigger spending capacities as well as requiring entrance fees and offering drinks at slightly higher prices. These expensive bars are usually the hang-outs of local celebrities and famous personalities. Whatever your preferences are, you are bound to find the ideal bar for your nighttime excursions.

Cocktail lounges are typically located inside first-class hotels such as in Sofitel Philippine Plaza Pan Pacific Hotel and Makati Shangri-la. Ideal for people who want easy relaxation indoors, these cocktail lounges offer excellent cocktail drinks, first-class entertainment and lush ambiance.

Manila Casino Venues

If your idea of a great nightlife is playing with slot machines while enjoying drinks, Manila is also home to world-class casinos. These casinos are located in top hotels within the city such as the Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila Waterfront Pavilion Hotel and the Heritage Hotel Manila.

Night Markets and Other Entertainment Options

Night shopping is also great in Manila especially during the Christmas season. You can find amazing deals and outstanding bargains at the Divisoria night market. These markets offering a range of products are normally open until the dark hours of morning. From shoes to handbags and from statement shirts to collectible knickknacks your bucks are sure to go a long way.

Comedy bars are also huge in Manila where the stand-up comedians are able to deliver quick repartees and harmless bantering in front of the amused audiences. You can order a round of drinks and your selection of delectable dishes while watching the stand-up comic shows onstage. Comedy shows are a great alternative to bars and pubs and are ideal for families traveling together.

Brimming with verve and activity Manila nightlife is one exhilarating adventure. Manila night scene offers diverse venue choices for those who wish to experience Filipino entertainment at its best. From pulsating bars to colorful night markets, this city is definitely beyond what meets the sight.

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    It was never on plan that my husband and I are going to Manila. It was out of necessity. Since we are planning to get married at that time and we think we can process some papers here in Cebu at the Consul but however due to some circumstances out of our hands we never did. The consul was out of...
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    We booked our flight going to Manila for a 2am flight. My husband who is really very keen on following rules, policies etc said we should be there 2 hours before our flight. So we rode a taxi going to the airport and arrived around 12 midnight. Wow I was really amazed, only a number of people are...
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    Place Manila is the capital of Philippines. Such a very huge city. I never seen anything like it. It has a lot to offer to every person who comes and visit the place. The roads are huge It can fit around 3-4 cars, if I remember it rightly. There are even huge buildings with beautiful facade and...
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Manila City Ratings

  • Rating94%
    City Rank51
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  • Food: rated for 100%
  • Sightseeing: rated for 50%
  • Shopping: rated for 100%
  • Public Transportation: rated for 100%
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