Elevate Your Drinking Experience At These 7 Must-Visit Rooftop Bars
The view of the skyline undoubtedly gives off a sense of calmness — freedom from the chaos and the disturbance that the concrete jungle puts on us everyday. The hustle and bustle of the metropolis seem to not matter anymore when you’re way up high, sipping a good cocktail while luxuriating in a breathtaking view of the cityscape.
We added some new places on the list of the finest rooftop bars and sky lounges where you can indulge in exquisite cuisine and experience the best views of the cityscape as it lights up for the night:
Edge is definitely one of the rooftop bars that will take your drinking experience to the next level with their specially curated selection of bar chow inspired by a world of flavours and a wide range of drinks from revived classics to playful original mixes. The bar prides itself in using home-brewed elements that are aged in-house through unique infusion vessels called Portholes. Situated at the sixteenth floor of Discovery Primea, the bar offers a stunning 180-degree view of Makati and Fort Bonifacio skyline with a garden lounge that is an ideal setting for casual night outs.
Discovery Primea, Apartment Ridge Rd, Makati, +632.955.8888
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The Penthouse 8747
The Penthouse 8747 claims to provide an extraordinary experience that will relieve guests from life’s pressures — by taking them back to the 1930s. The place roars a classic and chic lounge that is greatly inspired by the art deco period also recognised as The Great Gatsby era. Aside from the bright and bold colours, chic lounges, and sophisticated designs, the place boasts of “consistent high quality” menu, exceptional customer service, and of course the majestic view of the Makati and Taguig skyscrapers. The Penthouse might be your next favourite late-night spot to cap off the night!
8747 Paseo de Roxas, Makati, +63917.801.0655
Top of the Alpha
Top of the Alpha claims to be the premier jazz bar and lounge in the country. It features all genres of jazz performed by the finest jazz bands and talents in Manila as well as acclaimed foreign artists, right in the heart of the bustling Makati Central Business District. Aside from fine music, guests can indulge in good food, amazing cocktails, and a spectacular panoramic view from The Bird’s Nest, the lounge’s outdoor wraparound seating area. Literally at the top, this bar and lounge can be found on the penthouse floor of the Alphaland Makati Place Corporate Tower.
34th floor, Alphaland Corporate Tower, 7232 Ayala Avenue Ext., Makati, +632.901.2758
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Nestled at the 32nd floor of the City Garden Grand Hotel Makati, the view of the cityscape from Firefly Roofdeck Bar and Restaurant will take your breath away. The place boasts a high standard dinner experience, complete with a full menu and full-service bar with a wide selection of beer, wine, and cocktails. Firefly offer distinct flavours of Asian cuisine, expanding from Japanese to Indonesian. Its amazing drink concoction and calming view of the Makati skyscrapers make guests come back.
8008 Makati Ave. cor. Kalayaan Ave., 32/F City Garden Grand Hotel, Makati, +632.554.3429
Mistral Rooftop Bar
Located on the tenth level of Raffles Makati, Mistral sits amidst the glittering cityscape and claims to offer an amazing view of the metropolitan nightscape. The rooftop bar was formerly known as the Mirèio Terrace. Now, the bar takes its name after the forceful wind that blows in Southern France, marking the start of the sunny weather. Mistral specialises in bespoke cocktails and a great range of savoury bar chows that guests must not miss. The overall fun vibe of the chic rooftop bar is complemented by grooves from different DJs that will surely make anyone dance.
Raffles Hotel, 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, San Lorenzo, Makati, +632.795.0707
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A music lounge, a rooftop grill restaurant, and a multi-level bar in one, The Peak definitely raised the bar, as it happens to also offer a grand 360-view from the tallest building in the Philippines. The Peak is Grand Hyatt Manila’s rooftop bar perched on the skyscraper's 60th to 62nd floors. The concept is 'inspired by “penthouse living”, one space flows seamlessly into, up to, and down to another..' It features a lively music bar and serves a long list of whiskies and handcrafted beverages that can be well paired with their tempting steaks and grilled dishes.
Grand Hyatt Manila, 8th Avenue Corner 35th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, +632.838.1234
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Take delight in a stream of homemade Venetian cicchetti or “small bites” of tapas and pasta and indulge in reinvented classic cocktails with Italian twists at Mazzo, an al fresco lanai-inspired lounge in Bonifacio Global City. The rooftop deck and lounge offers not just amazing food and fine cocktails but also good music hosted by different DJs each week, perfect for enjoying a slow simmering evening with a drink in hand and the city beneath your feet. Unwind and relax with your friends or go solo in this hidden gem by casual luxe restaurant Cicchetti.
8th Floor, MDI Corporate Center, 10th Avenue 39th St., BGC, Taguig, +632.987.4756
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