Where to Party in Manila? Your guide on where, how, and when to enjoy the 5 hottest clubs.

Manila Party Scene, from Philstar.com

Manila has it all - the old buildings, parks, restaurants, not to mention traffic and excessive air pollution, and of course, the best places to enjoy the nightlife. The party scene in Manila has come a long way since. It started only in the red light district, which as well all know, you don't want to go there unless you're after something specific. And there will always be the karaoke bars, which isn't the classiest place to be, though there are really decent and classy bars with karaoke stages for patrons to enjoy. Then Manila became open to gay bars, which you can still find these days if again, you're after that.

And finally, with the opening of posh areas such as BGC or Bonifacio Global City and the influx of huge hotels chains opening up clubs in their properties, Manila finally got the party places it deserves.

1. Raven

Raven Boutique Club, Foursquare.com

Where: Roofdeck W 5th Building, 5th Avenue Corner 32nd Street in Bonifacio Global City (The Fort)

How to reserve: Contact 0917-807-1111
or 0918-807-1111; or send an email to info@ravenmanila.com

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday
10:00 pm - 4:00 am

Entrance fee: Varies for the event

Why Raven?

There's always something going on in this place. Whether it's a concert, a launch of a new product, new djs playing the meanest beats, or ladies night - there's never a dull moment to spend here. And they have happy hour from 5pm to 9pm on selected days where the beers are only $1.05 and the cocktails are around $3.50. For a great venue and a great crowd. This is already a bargain. Check their Facebook page and see what's happening for the night.

Name:
Raven Boutique Club
Address:
Penthouse, W Fifth Bldg (32nd St cor 5th Ave), 1201 Makati City, Makati City, Philippines
TEL:
+63 917 807 1111
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

2. Prive Luxury Club

Privé Luxury Club, Foursquare.com

Where: Unit C, The Fort Strip, 1634 Bonifacio Global City

How to reserve: 0917-8988181 for table reservations; If you want to get into the guest list contact the head promoter- Ryan Singh - xrsingh@gmail.com

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, Fri–Sat 6:00 PM–4:00 AM

Entrance fee: Depends on the schedule; Tuesdays there's no cover charge

Why Prive?

They take their name, luxury club, seriously. The space itself is designed to be appreciated by people who know what luxurious is. You will also often see local celebrities and foreign dignitaries enjoying the night away. They also have a great line up of djs, state of the art light and sounds system, and of course, a great array of alcohol.

Name:
Privé Luxury Club
Address:
The Fort Strip (at 5th Ave. & 26th St.), 1634 Taguig City, Philippines
HP:
Foursquare.com

3. Valkyrie Nightclub

Valkyrie, Foursquare.com

Where: 9th Avenue, corner 36th street, Uptown Bonifacio at BGC, 1630 Taguig

How to reserve: Call +639176808888 for table reservations

Opening Hours: Wednesday to Saturday
10:00 pm - 4:00 am

Entrance fee: Varies, from $10 to $22.45 if not on the guest list; to get on the guest list, contact +639159150140 or +639285592515

Why Valkyrie?

It's the biggest club in Manila, not to mention that beside it is The Palace's pool club, which is an entirely different club in itself. You will definitely enjoy the high end crowd here, and of course, party the night away.

Name:
Valkyrie
Address:
38th St Cor 9th Ave (North Bonifacio Global City), 1634 Taguig, Rizal, Philippines
HP:
Foursquare.com

4. 71 Gramercy

71 Gramercy, Foursquare.com

Where: The Gramercy, Kalayaan Ave., Cor. Salamanca St., Century City, 1210 Makati

How to reserve: For table reservations, call +639178477535 or +639178094093. For Private Functions / Events: +639175838981 or email events@71gramercy.com

Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays
6PM - 10PM for dining & 10PM onwards for the lounge

Why 71 Gramercy?
Have you ever been to one of those NYC lounges and bars that are found on roof decks with great city views? Well, this is Manila's version of it. The crowd are mostly expats, but that doesn't mean you won't find locals. It's classy, it's fun and the views are spectacular. Music is also great so you won't feel like you're in the company of dull workaholics.

Name:
71 Gramercy
Address:
71/F The Gramercy Residences, Salamanca St (Salamanca St), 1210 Makati City, Makati City, Philippines
TEL:
+63 917 847 7535
HP:
Foursquare.com

5. The Party Bus

From The Party Bus Manila's Facebook

Where: Wherever you want! You have three VIP clubs that you can enter

How to reserve: Email them inquiries@thepartybusmanila.com

Entrance fee: For about $150 you have a whole limousine to yourself!

Why The Party Bus?

Why not? Who wouldn't want to be drinking and partying in a moving vehicle while dropping by A-list clubs? It's a bar hop and a party ride in one!

Name:
Privé Luxury Club
Address:
The Fort Strip (at 5th Ave. & 26th St.), 1634 Taguig City, Philippines
HP:
Foursquare.com

Conclusion

Because these venues are hot and can be crowded, make sure to be in the guest list when going, you don't want to wait in line outside. The entrance fee for most of these clubs cover drinks that are only hard liquor, so if you're a beer kind of guy, might as well try to contact the numbers here first. Enjoy clubbing in Manila, you won't really regret it!

Author

Geninna
5 things I can't live without: coffee, books, my iPod, wifi, and my husband :D Born and raised in Manila, Philippines but I've lived in Qatar, Indonesia, and the UAE. I am currently living in Romania, and I have been on vacations to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam :) And does a stop over in Bahrain and Germany count?