Tired of traversing through the streets of the metro? You can always go up, fall in love with the city again, and enjoy its sights and sounds. Below are the five best rooftop bars in Metro Manila for that purpose.
Address: 8th Floor, Jovan Building, Shaw Blvd, Mandaluyong
One of Shaw’s best worst-kept secrets, Bunk is a must-try for art enthusiasts or hipsters looking for a new favorite place. The place is adorned with wall murals that encompass an eclectic range of concepts, with open-air seating perfect for enjoying the outdoor view. It also serves reasonably-priced good food. And it runs monthly house productions in music and poetry.
4. Sky Deck View Bar
Address: The Bay Leaf Hotel, Muralla Street cor. Victoria Street, Intramuros, Manila
Located in Intramuros, the Sky Deck View Bar of the Bayleaf Hotel provides a unique vibe that combines old-school Manila nostalgia with Moroccan beach fun. Happy hour at the bar will treat you to tasty tapa with unlimited local beers. Lovers and friends can also enjoy a great night with live music playing on weekends, while looking out over some of the city’s most significant historical landmarks.
3. Straight Up
Address: Roof Deck, Seda BGC Hotel, 30th Street cor. 11th Avenue
For those who want a respite from the shopping malls of Bonifacio Global Center, Straight Up at SEDA Hotel offers exactly that. The white and black color blocking philosophy of its interior delivers a no-nonsense feel that will appeal to those who want their beers chilled and ready to serve. It also has an al fresco area for enjoying the surrounding BGC view.
2. Firefly View Deck
Address: 8008 Makati Ave. cor. Makati City, Kalayaan Ave, Makati
The Firefly View Deck of City Garden Grand Hotel offers a prime aerial view of the skylines of Makati, Manila, and Mandaluyong, among others. Charmingly casual, the bar is ideal for chill nights where you just want to unwind and de-stress. The staff is also warm and accommodating, attentive to needs, and prompt with service.
1. The Penthouse 8747
Address: Penthouse, Lepanto Building, 8747 Paseo de Roxas, Salcedo Village, Makati City
With its lush seating, sophisticated design and lighting, and black and gold accents, The Penthouse 8747 is a present-day homage to the lush and luxurious living of earlier decades. Guests looking to while away the time or relax after a long work week can choose from a wide array of alcoholic beverages, served by stylishly dressed smiling staff. The lounge also plays DJ sets on weekends for those who want to party it up while enjoying the Makati skyline.