7 Best Bars in Makati [Update 2024]

Looking for the best bars in Makati? Well, you’re in luck! We have a list of recommendations that are sure to satisfy your cravings for a night out on the town. Whether you’re in search of craft cocktails, live music, or a cozy atmosphere, Makati has it all.

In the heart of the city, you’ll find a vibrant bar scene that caters to all tastes. From trendy rooftop lounges to hidden speakeasies, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to finding the perfect spot to unwind with a drink.

One popular choice among locals and tourists alike is The Curator, located in the bustling Poblacion neighborhood. This cozy bar is known for its expertly crafted cocktails and warm ambiance. With its carefully curated menu and knowledgeable staff, it’s no wonder why The Curator has become a go-to destination for those seeking a unique drinking experience.

If you’re in search of a livelier setting, head over to H&J Sports Bar and Restaurant. This popular hangout is a favorite among sports enthusiasts, offering a wide selection of beers on tap and big screens to catch the latest game. With its friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere, H&J Sports Bar is the perfect place to kick back, grab a cold one, and cheer on your favorite team.

Looking for a bar with a view? Look no further than The Belle and Dragon. Nestled high above the city streets, this rooftop bar offers breathtaking panoramic views of Makati. Sip on a refreshing cocktail while taking in the stunning skyline, and let the vibrant energy of the city wash over you.

For those seeking a more intimate ambiance, there’s ABV (Alcohol by Volume). Tucked away in a hidden corner of Makati, this speakeasy-style bar is a true hidden gem. Known for its creative concoctions and vintage decor, ABV offers an immersive experience like no other. Step back in time and enjoy expertly mixed drinks in a cozy, dimly lit atmosphere.

Whether you’re in the mood for a laid-back evening or a night of excitement, the bars in Makati have something to offer for everyone. So why wait? Grab your friends, head on over, and experience the vibrant bar scene for yourself. We have a list of recommendations about bars in Makati that are sure to enhance your night out.

Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse
Address5012 P Burgos, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone Number+63 2 8897 2053
Operating HourMonday: 12:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Tuesday: 12:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Wednesday: 12:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Thursday: 12:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Friday: 12:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Saturday: 12:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Sunday: 12:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM
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Real Customer Reviews at Crazy Horse:

Nina C00:03 11/13/19
Fun pool bar.

Dale Godkin03:49 09/04/19
Small and smelly

Masahiro Kojima01:11 04/11/19
Ladys are many, but customers are not so many. So they gathering like piranha...

Ploffy Kha13:27 01/12/19
Nice place, for Burgos St area that is, one does not expect much here so it doesnt take much at all to score two stars. With most of the “girls” being embarassingly old, and no stage show, its hard to find justification for why the beer is 130. Maybe the trick is to go here during happy hour only.Choice of music is very non-club and not very suitable, varies wildly from straight up unpleasant to barely acceptable.

Rich penny Nardo17:28 06/12/18
Found my new wife

Shooters Sports Bar & Cafe

Shooters Sports Bar & Cafe
AddressShooters Sports bar and Restaurant Ground Floor, E. Mercado Corner F. Calderon Street Kalayaan Avenue, Mercado, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila, Philippines
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Operating HourMonday: Open 24 hours, Tuesday: Open 24 hours, Wednesday: Open 24 hours, Thursday: Open 24 hours, Friday: Open 24 hours, Saturday: Open 24 hours, Sunday: Open 24 hours
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Real Customer Reviews at Shooters Sports Bar & Cafe:

Kyle Christian Breegan14:25 06/15/23
Mmmm Steak and a cider, comforting. Decent sports bar, with excellent western dishes, 10 quality screens for any live sport you desire. Pool tables and even live music & open mic some weekdays. Friendly staff & get this... a proper full English in Manila 247!

Lew Codge11:24 05/15/23
About six months ago I somehow squeezed out of the sardine can that is the Red Planet hotel and went next door to Shooters. I was was warmly greeted and had a great breakfast. After changing hotels many times I still come back to shooters often with my partner, she loves the pool tables and the friendly vibes and is a fan of Magners cider, its not on tap but at least it is Magners. I found the G&Ts acceptable (not Run Rabbit Run good but at least cold and decent tonic) and bourbon and coke is the same anywhere. Nachos are geat value for 2, Lasagne is pretty good, the tomahawk steak isn't great meat but is still great value for Philippines steak. Sport on all the TVs, great to watch live AFL games,. The band - well soloist that sometimes plays on fri/sat nights plays familiar songs (well, to a 50yo me) and the bar is good fun esp if there is a sports team staying in the Red Planet, I was just dissapoionted it was Kiwi and Fijian rugby players and not the Swedish female beach volley ball team. Fully recommended for a quiet game of pool and drink, or to catch up on TV sport. Friday nights and special occasions like Valentines/Halloween are a little more pumped up. I have a good time there nearly every time.

Jonas S Karlsson (大鱼)15:24 04/26/23
Decent meatballs but no cider on draft.I think they have moskitos living in their indie sofas.... :-(And you can't get a whiskey Coke, you have to order two drinks. The coke costs 95.

Oliver08:23 04/08/23
Cool AC, plenty of seating, good music and a pool table. If you are staying at the adjacent hotel, the WiFi reaches. If you've been to the previous iteration (Insider's), it's the same feel with a smaller menu for now. I used to find power outlets I could use but not this time.A very chill sports bar to hangout at and avoid the seedier/louder places. Or a great meetup starting spot before you head out to BGC or the late night party scene.Staff are all very sweet and service was fast.

camilo montoya08:25 09/28/22
I have been here 3 times. Had lunch once and dinner twice. Ordered the Pasta Bolognese once and the Shooter's Steak twice. Each meal was wonderful. I was told the menu will be expanding soon so look forward to new dishes. I am.The staff are extremely welcoming and inviting. The atmosphere is great. It's really nice to have a good meal and maybe some drinks in a relaxing environment. Definitely, going to continue to come here while I'm in Poblacion.

Filling Station Bar And Cafe

Filling Station Bar And Cafe
Address5012 P Burgos, Brgy Poblacion, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone Number+63 917 833 7837
Operating HourMonday: Open 24 hours, Tuesday: Open 24 hours, Wednesday: Open 24 hours, Thursday: Open 24 hours, Friday: Open 24 hours, Saturday: Open 24 hours, Sunday: Open 24 hours
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Real Customer Reviews at Filling Station Bar And Cafe:

dalyn abel11:23 07/29/23
The restaurant is really pretty! They have all sorts of classic stuff inside and the customer service is really good,the portion is really worth the price it's just that the food taste okay lang.There's also toilet inside and lots of unique stuff that you can take pictures.Also we were here around 3 am 🤭

Marlo CP03:47 07/10/23
Food serving and quality is superb. The number of selections are overwhelming. Truly a one-of-a-kind American dining experience!The place is moderately clean, but can improve more (sticky floors, dusty decors, etc). The decors are cute and Instagrammable, but some needs majore aesthetic restoration already.All in all, it was a great experience and definitely worth coming back!

Char Lessenger12:28 06/27/23
Really not worth the hassle for the price. 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻Yes this place is cool and you can get some good pics for the gram but the food was not great and it was hard to get the waitress’ attention.I’m not sure if they were having an off day or not but the vibe of the place did not match the vibe of the staff. It seemed like everyone there really hated working there.I think there’s some changes that can be made in order to make the staff job easier so they actually like showing up to work.

Puput Ertiandani13:08 06/05/23
A cozy and unique bar and cafe in the Poblacion of Makati, Metro Manila. It provides an 80s American style with many cools spots to take photos. The food is nice with the worth it price. You can order alcohol or non alcohol drinks. If you want to celebrate birthday, you can ask the waitress to serve a birthday cake and play the birthday song. A nice place to enjoy with family or friends. But I don't recommend to bring your kids here. The location is strategic and easy to find. The service is nice.

kaylz abercromby14:47 05/23/23
Amazing!!! You get exactly what you pay for!Its not cheap, its the normal prices youd pay for any kind of food like this American restaurant as you would elsewhere in the world. I got the taco and nachos and strawberry smoothie all exceptional! The strawberry smoothie was more a sugary American version than a pure fresh one, still tasted great.The air con inside is actually really good, dress to expect it be cool/ cold.Really cool the amount and quality of decor and everywhere has something different and new to catch your eye, even the staff are dresses in the themed style!Easily spend 0000's peso, varies depending on what you want.

Benjamin Violago03:07 04/24/23
Food is definitely awesome and the portions are big. Staff are awesome as they are very courteous and attentive. They had us seated at the car table in the middle of the place which was very cool. Though next time we eat there I will just opt to use the regular seats as that car table isn't really for big guys like me 😂 ( I could barely fit). The atmosphere is great. I love what they did with the place. It feels like you are back in time in a 50's diner. I would say that it's one of the places that you should try when in Poblacion.

uriah pancho18:30 04/11/23
Ambiance is the best!!! This cafe is retro themed. There are special shiny cars with tables you can fancily eat in on if you expect your orders to reach up to 2000 pesos.Food is good too! They're a bit pricey compared to other local restaurants but it's acceptable considering all the electricity needed to keep this place aglow.They have all sorts of old things in the cafe. All are well-maintained, shiny and bathed in neon light like it's the 80s in America and everything is plastic and new.This is a good place to take new visitors, friends and family from the province, because most are easily awed by the beauty of this place.

Eugine Carlo Pascual11:04 02/07/23
Hearty dishes served in a kitschy American-themed diner decorated with 1950s memorabilia.This place would definitely bring you back to the 50s era where vintage cars, the interiors, old posters, other collections, they were immense. So I would advise, before you sit, do walk around and just appreciate the bits of history that surround this diner.It wasn’t too busy when we arrived so we got a seatt very easily. They handed us the menu and can I just that all the dishes looked delicious. May I also add that the staff were also very friendly and always smiling. That makes a difference too overall!We ordered some Long Island Teas to start with and other cocktails. Then we decided, instead of ordering main courses, to order a selection of the best starters they could offer.

D Skyred08:54 09/20/22
Probably one of the coolest American diner experiences in all of Philippines. They have walls upon walls of memorabilia - it feels like stepping into the good old times when diners ruled. The food is amazing. Fresh always. The wait staff are all dressed up in retro uniforms from that era and everyone is well put together, clean and professional. Speaking of clean, you would think that, with all the memorabilia, it would be dusty or grimy but they keep it all so clean. The location is fun - right in the heart of Burgos St with lots of people watching and bars within very close distance. It’s non-smoking therefore allows for a fresh atmosphere.

Neil Melecio11:24 08/06/22
I really like this place its so lively and the designs are so eye catching. You can never get bored at it.The food quality is fantastic, our pasta and steak has a generous serving and really worth it. I'm too excited to comeback and try other food in the menu 😁.There are so many places you can take pictures with, as the place is surprisingly bigger than what I have expected.Their service is also good as well the staffs are kind and mindful also I like how they are wearing different costumes specially 'chucky' who always try to surprise you. Hope he continues doing that. really fun guyOverall, would definitely bring my family and friends here when I came back.

The Curator Coffee & Cocktails

The Curator Coffee & Cocktails
Address134 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati, Kalakhang Maynila, Philippines
Phone Number+63 916 355 4129
Operating HourMonday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 11:30 PM, Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 AM, Thursday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 AM, Friday: 7:00 AM – 2:00 AM, Saturday: 7:00 AM – 2:00 AM, Sunday: 7:00 AM – 12:00 AM
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Real Customer Reviews at The Curator Coffee & Cocktails:

Etain Xu13:26 08/09/23
Highly recommend bar. The cocktail 🍹 menu design is so creative with attractive stories. And the service is soooo sweet and wonderful. we two come here to celebrate marriage registration, Erica (?) a very pretty women provided us extra two cups of 🍾️ for celebration. 🥰🥰🥰

sevypiet06:23 07/30/23
I usually go here to get a decent cup of coffee after eating at the weekend market nearby. Place is a little bit small but offers a wide range specialty drinks. You can always bring your drink outside if you want al fresco and “people watch” lol

Eizen Barleta01:54 05/29/23
The Curator is the type of cafe-bar ideal if you want to simply chill out. It’s somewhat hidden, making it more interesting especially for cafe hunters like me.Given its location, there are still a relatively huge number of guests here. They have limited space, so your time of visit is a crucial factor here.A door away from the main counter is where their bar’s at (opens at 6:30 PM). Inside it are two tables which can accommodate up to 8 guests each. If these are full, you may opt to enjoy your drinks outside instead (although it could get a bit hot).I think they could benefit from serving finger food; they only have cookies and sandwiches as of my visit.Their coffee could please those who love their cup bitter.Prices are higher than expected, but reasonable provided the location.There’s only one toilet for all genders.

Julien Melendez10:38 04/16/23
This place was so awesome it’s hard to describe. Really swanky back of house hidden bar from the main interior. The drinks are outstanding and the bartenders know exactly what they are doing.The vibe is so nice and everyone was really sweet, informative and engaging. They were full when we got there but allowed us to drink in the main space until the bar cleared up, which was super nice.The coolest thing about the place was the drinks concepts, based off of icons both on and off the bar scene.HIGHLY recommend!!!

Kira Cortes00:05 07/17/22
Only giving a 3 star because I find the place a little expensive for the taste of their coffee. Although ambiance is nice and the service crew were friendly. Just the price to the coffee taste doesn't match for me. The cold brew was a little acidic but very fruity.

Secret Door

Secret Door
Address8456 Doña Carmen St, Corner Kalayaan Ave, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone Number+63 963 049 9999
Operating HourMonday: 9:00 PM – 10:00 AM, Tuesday: 9:00 PM – 10:00 AM, Wednesday: 9:00 PM – 11:00 AM, Thursday: 9:00 PM – 11:30 AM, Friday: 9:00 PM – 11:30 AM, Saturday: 9:00 PM – 11:30 AM, Sunday: 9:00 PM – 11:30 AM
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Real Customer Reviews at Secret Door:

David Gittings13:04 08/07/23
A fun bar to go to with 2 pool tables , a DJ and dance floor.Drinks like all bars around here are overpriced . Food is ok. Staff are very friendly but will assist people to jump the pool table queue if given a large enough bribe.There’s a 500 pesos entry fee on Friday and Saturday.After 3am many girls from the nearby go go bars come to relax and look for business..On the downside I probably had my bank card cloned here.So use cash only.

rojelyn villamor07:48 07/30/23
Awesome place to party, let's get drunk so crazy people out there lovely,love it for party friendly staffs

Iel Cabahug15:51 07/09/23
Hands down to the management. I got so drunk one time that I left my bag at this place. Messaged them the morning after and my bag was returned to me. Very cautious din sila in confirming if you're the rightful person to claim the lost and found item.

Trish Banayag07:53 03/12/23
They play really good music. I love the fact that you can party all day and night! Some known personality drink there too! Worth trying.

Rachel Nam10:57 02/26/23
I liked the music here (hip-hop and R&B). Drink prices are a bit higher for the venue to be honest, since it's not that fancy place. People smoke cigarettes inside, fyi.

The Bolthole Bar

The Bolthole Bar
Address5354 General Luna, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone Number+63 2 8727 4394
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Real Customer Reviews at The Bolthole Bar:

thiara02:41 06/24/23
Club mostly for the young ones who likes to dance and let loose. Make sure to message their page for reservation and choose the couch. Bouncers in every area and they will remind you each time to take care of your belongings. Food was good, music was good. I just don't like how it gets so crowded.

행복하게 살자21:57 06/08/23
Visiting on Friday in 2023Different music for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor.I think 3rd floor was temporarily closedMostly young Filipino college studentsNot a good place to hook up purpose since most of them come as a group5,000 pesos for a standing table upto 4 guests. Then, 500 pesos for each extra guest500 entrance feeGood atmosphere with good musicSo many people insideWaiting for a while to go insidePrice of drinks and food are reasonableMostly friendly staffFew staffs who keep asking for tip, which somewhat annoysMostly, I enjoyed my experience here.I can revisit this place again in the future

Xtra Vista20:51 03/25/23
Nice place to get high with EDM. Good for teenage and college students to hangout night party. Most of the customers are pioneer of the era.Notice: normally 320P/person, and 500P/person during weekend.

Kevin04:05 02/06/23
My friends and I had a great time! Music was great, drinks were great! Got a few of em drunk too. Few bottles even broke. It was truly an unforgettable (forgettable for some!) night.

DJ Villanueva10:37 01/22/23
The place is a bit small but somehow can accommodate a lot of party-goers. The crowd is wild; music is good; food and drinks are great and have reasonable prices; and staffs are really friendly and accommodating. There's an entrance fee but have a free drink to claim. You would also have better experience if you have your own table/couch.

Funky Monkey 143 Bar

Funky Monkey 143 Bar
AddressBrgy Makati, 4950 Guerrero, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone Number+63 917 138 0134
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Real Customer Reviews at Funky Monkey 143 Bar:

Merry Rose Guzman12:27 07/06/23
Had a good time. Staffs are friendly and lovely

Breavis05:08 02/14/23
My favorite low-key bar in makati. Very friendly waitresses, not too much drink pressure.

Andy Charters09:48 12/10/22
Amazing place with great staff, genuinely welcoming atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Jaya Demayo13:49 07/13/22
I love it here, nice place to chill very accommodating staff.

Pablo Javier III13:45 07/13/22
i love working here great team and a great boss .!! visit us here soon! we have happy hour here as well .

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