Best Late Night Drinking Spots

Around Metro Manila

to Throw a Birthday Bash

By Therese Aseoche

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Looking for a place to celebrate your birthday with great company and even greater booze? Check out these late night joints around the Metro!

Tipple & Slaw

The Forum, 7th Avenue Corner Federacion Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
(+63) 917 654 3318 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Sunday to Tuesday from 5 P.M. to 2 A.M., Wednesday to Thursday from 5 P.M. to 3 A.M., Friday to Saturday from 5 P.M. to 4 A.M.

Tipple & Slaw is a hunger-buster by day and a vibrant party location at night. Celebrate with a bang alongside friends in this tiny spot that most BGC party-goers have called home. If you’re a frequent visitor (or hope to be), you can even request your besties to get you a Tipple & Slaw VIP card! You’re guaranteed to have a blast, whether or not you’d be able to remember it in the morning.


Early Night?

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The Fort Strip, 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
(+632) 519 68 15, (+63) 917 874 7738 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Monday to Saturday from 5 P.M. to 2 A.M.

Glowing amidst the quiet restaurants at the rear of The Fort Strip, Early Night? welcomes everyone who enter through its doors — the late-night casual drinkers, the lives of the party, and those who are good with just one drink. It’s a spacious place that can comfortably sit big groups indoors and outdoors so you don’t have to worry about losing a friend in the crowd during the birthday bash. Must-try cocktails are those that also come in pitchers!


Yes Please

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11th Avenue corner 38th Street, Uptown Bonifacio, The Fort, Taguig
(+63) 917 140 7777 | Facebook, Instagram
Open from Monday to Saturday from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.

This place is abuzz with Millennials and post-millennials easily overwhelmed by the modern day partying scene. Yes Please fosters a more casual environment than most bars in the Metro, but still maintains that upscale vibe. It’s perfect for sophisticated birthday celebrations after office hours.


Dulo MNL

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4922 P. Guanzon Street, Poblacion, Makati City
(+632) 246 90 69 ext:769 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Monday to Saturday from 8 A.M. to 2 A.M.

This undiscovered bar in the quieter parts of Poblacion is the first multi-hyphenate hang out spot of its kind where you’d want to start spending weekday nights at. It’s a restaurant-bar-cafe and events space which treats you to a varied selection of uniquely crafted creations as you relax on its cozy couches with your friends. Plus, everyone is welcome to bring their furry friends along to the party too!


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2 Scout Dr. Lazcano Street Corner Mother Ignacia Avenue, Quezon City
(+63) 955 210 9014, (+63) 917 651 8852 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Monday to Saturday from 5 P.M. to 2 A.M.

5YNCO Bar is one of the newest late night spots to be discovered in Quezon City. It’s a cozy cocktail bar with artsy interiors (including a brick wall and a red neon sign hanging on it) — perfect for your Instagram selfies before you get buzzed over their wide selection of beer and liquor. The place is small enough to have an intimate gathering of friends to celebrate your special day, but you better come in early before the evening crowd rolls in.


Pura Vida

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Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati City
(+632) 2469069 ext:464 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Monday to Saturday from 6 P.M. to 2:30 A.M.

Located beside Z Hostel, Pura Vida is a chill hang out spot that serves good Costa Rican eats and plays good Reggae beats that’ll put you in a bright mood. Celebrate your special day over cocktails and cold beers over at the swing bar, and dance the night away to live DJ sets.


LOBO Filipino Tavern

4898 Durban Corner Polaris Street, Poblacion, Makati City
(+632) 810 73 88 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Sunday to Thursday from 5 P.M. to 3 A.M., Friday to Thursday from 5 P.M. to 4 A.M.

You’ll feel like you’re entering somebody’s home when you visit LOBO Filipino Tavern, and it’s kind of true in the sense that you’ll feel right at home there. You won’t be able to help reminiscing your childhood birthdays surrounded by family here but bring along your friends and loved ones and you’ll get to experience the same vibe.


El Chupacabra

5782 Felipe Street, Poblacion, Makati City
(+632) 729 33 58 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Monday to Saturday from 11 A.M. to 4 A.M., Friday to Thursday from 11 A.M. to 12 A.M.

A delicious Tex-Mex restaurant during the day and a vibrant pub in the evening, El Chupacabra seems to have everything you could ever need to keep you satisfied the entire time you’re celebrating your special day there: great food, an even greater selection of drinks, and an energetic ambiance.


Where else is a great late night hangout spot for your special celebrations? Share them with us below!


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