Literally get high and see the city like you’ve never seen before from five of the chillest rooftop joints – 5 Hidden Rooftop Bars with Amazing City Views. From low key grill houses to art gallery turned late night bars, we’ve scoured the streets to find the best elevated spots with a flawless backdrop of Manila’s skyline.
The South’s newest hangout, grill house Fat Butchik’s is located along BF Homes’ El Grande Ave. Sitting on the top floor of a three-story building, the 40-seater hole-in-the-wall offers a beautiful uncluttered view of Manila’s sunset. With soothing lanterns hanging above, the warm glow of the lights exude a chill vibe perfect for drinks after sundown.
364 El Grande Ave, Parañaque
Sky Deck View Bar
Rising nine floors above the historic town of Intramuros, boutique hotel The Bayleaf Intramuros’ rooftop restaurant Sky Deck View Bar, is the alternative choice to a boisterous night out. Away from the flashy city lights, you can relish an unobscured 360-degree view of Old Manila, as an acoustic live band serenades you on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Bayleaf Intramurous, Muralla corner Victoria streets, Intramuros
Berlin-inspired rooftop bar Bunk, is more things than one. Apart from being a hidden hideaway in the heart of Mandaluyong City, it’s also an art gallery, movie house, and music venue on the eighth floor of Jovan Building. Get ready to grab a beer with friends and lounge on the comfy bean bags while enjoying shisha and the amazing cityscape.
Jovan Buillding, Shaw Blvd, Mandaluyong
Atop the seven floors of BGC’s W Global Building, tapas bar and restaurant Vyne overlooks the whole stretch of Taguig City. Wine and dine within while admiring the playful street art, then head to their terrace bar for some drinks and feel-good music. If you like to take it easy on your Saturdays, then check out their weekly afternoon affair Saturday Sundown.
W Global Building, 9th Avenue corner 30th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Seven floors tall, Makati’s Z Hostel houses two adjoining roof decks that have gained popularity for hosting some of the city’s craziest parties. Illuminated in fluorescent neon lights, the surrounding skyline is just as vibrant as its bar. With an extensive drink list that include original cocktails like the Whatever and Puñeta, you can drink yourself into check-in.