Metro Manila’s Best-Kept Secrets: 5 Speakeasies You Can’t Miss

Metro Manila’s Best-Kept Secrets: 5 Speakeasies You Can’t Miss


In search of a secretive escape? Check out these speakeasy bars around the urban jungle

With our country’s drinking culture flourishing, it’s no wonder that speakeasy bars have found their place in our nightlife. These secretive spots provide diverse experiences, making your night out truly memorable. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect spot, here are five speakeasy bars that should be on your radar:

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INT.Bar / EXT.Cafe

@caithleenclaire a chill bar inside a photo booth in cubao expo📍intbar.extcafe #wheninmanila #manilanightlife #cubaoexpo #barrecommendations ♬ Bro this so old lol – ꨄ

If you’re in the mood for a night of intrigue, make your way to this speakeasy bar located at Cubao. Beyond its discreet photo booth entrance lies a world of candlelit tables, classic cocktails, and live jazz performances. It’s the kind of place where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and just immerse yourself in the charm of the night.

Alibi Lounge

@alabangbulletin Secret Bar in Alabang! Alibi Lounge . Bar.Open every Tuesdays to Saturdays from 5pm to 1am. Get the passcode via 0998 5953770. Find your Alibi on the ground floor of Entrata Urban Complex, Civic Drive, Filinvest City, Alabang.#alibiMLA ♬ Mysterious sound (suspense)(173713) – JIINO

For those in search of a unique nightlife experience, this bar located in Alabang is a hidden treasure worth uncovering. The allure begins with the challenge of finding the entrance, and once inside, you’ll be immersed in a room of class and sophistication. With a menu of expertly crafted cocktails and an intimate setting, it’s a tempting invitation to step back in time.

Fauna Manila

@hieatsreych New speakeasy bar in BGC 🫶🏻 Fauna Manila 🥂 #bgcbar #barinbgc #speakeasybar #speakeasybarbgc #forbestownbgc ♬ BORN FOR THIS – Foxxi

Behind an inconspicuous facade around BGC lies a spot that captures the essence of a forgotten era. It’s a place where the art of mixology thrives, and each cocktail is a work of liquid art. With a sultry ambiance, this hidden oasis is a sanctuary for those seeking a taste of nostalgia.

The Curator


brooo this place is such a vibe 🤌🏽 go try out the curated cockatails of the Curator in Makati. they change their cocktail menu every year, so make sure to try each of them before 2023 ends. cutest and friendliest staff 🥹🤍 cocktail price range from 450-600

♬ dumb dumb – sped up – mazie

Tucked away in a hidden corner of Makati, this bar is a clandestine gem waiting to be discovered. Step through the coffee shop entrance and you’ll find yourself transported to the enigmatic era of the 1920s. With dimly lit interiors and opportunity to craft your signature cocktail, it’s a prohibition-era experience you won’t want to miss.

The Back Room 

@chanbaekkaisoo #speakeasybar #manilanightlife #backroom #shangrilafort #bgcnightlife ♬ Cinderella – EXO

If you’re searching for an unforgettable night out, look no further than this speakeasy bar nestled in BGC. A secret passage leads you into a world of classic cocktails and an atmosphere dripping with mystery. It’s the kind of place where whispered conversations and melodies mingle in the air, promising any visitor an enchanting evening.

Featured Image: ALIBI LOUNGE (via Instagram)

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