Top Choice Live Music in Manila


A wonderfully decrepit dive bar with a jam-packed roster of indie, punk and new-wave bands that kick off at 10.30pm. Check Facebook for the schedule.
Top Choice Live Music in Manila

Hobbit House

This quality blues bar has been attracting some of Manila's finest musos since 1973. Beloved American founder Jim Turner passed away in 2016, leaving the bar in the hands of his height-challenged staff. Also has an …
Arts Center in Manila


Nonprofit VivaManila is an arts-and-culture organisation run by passionate locals who are on a mission to revive downtown Manila to its pre-war glory through a diverse combination of hipster initiatives, community b…
Jazz in Manila

Tago Jazz Cafe

A fantastic and intimate jazz lounge hidden off the grid in Quezon City. They put on top local musicians plus the occasional imported guest, and their open jazz jams (usually Sunday) draw some real talent. Thursday …
Performing Arts in Manila

Cultural Center of the Philippines

Manila’s major cultural guns perform here, including Ballet Philippines, the nation’s premiere dance troupe; Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, the nation’s main classical orchestra; and Tanghalang Pilipino, a theat…
Cabaret in Manila

Club Mwah!

The best of the city’s drag stage shows take place at the opulent Club Mwah!, an incredibly shiny, sparkly and simply fabulous place with obvious Las Vegas interior-design influences. On par with anything in Bangkok…
Theatre in Manila

Philippine Educational Theater Association

This ‘open’ theatre group does both comedy and tragedy, most of it original. Arguably Manila’s best troupe, but check whether performances are in English. The 10am shows, when happening, are geared to children. Also…
Live Music in Manila

Salon de Ning

Hidden away inside the luxurious Peninsula hotel, this is a 1930s Shanghai–style drinking den full of dark nooks and hidden spaces. Themes range from bohemian lounge to air zeppelin cockpit to Thrilla in Manila (ie,…
Casino in Manila

City of Dreams

Here you'll find acres of gaming tables, variety shows and a branch of celebrity Japanese restaurant Nobu. Three high-end hotels, including a Nobu-branded property with hush-toned interiors and black bathrobes, shar…
Casino in Manila


Okada is the newest and most ambitious of Manila's three Vegas-style casinos, occupying 43 hectares of reclaimed Manila Bay waterfront. You'll spot the metallic colossus and its record-setting fountain (the world's …