With clandestine cocktails and saucy speakeasies abound, Taguig has the perfect scene for those nights (and paydays) when you want to unwind in style. So it’s time to leave the shorts and sandals at home and get dressed to the nines. Here are our top four picks for the classiest BGC bars:
RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Center, 26th and 25th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Can you still call a bar a hidden gem when it gets this jam-packed?
Push past the unmarked white door inside the RCBC Building’s nondescript 7/11 and you’ll find yourself in the cozy Bank Bar, currently ranked #2 on TripAdvisor’s Luzon nightlife list. With lovely ambiance and the coolest bartenders, this speakeasy works both as pre-drinks and nightcap.
30th St, Taguig, Metro Manila
Look no further than BGC’s Shangri-La to find #50 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars.
More of an experience than just any old after-hours bar, The Back Room is a posh Prohibition-style nightspot that will make you feel part of an exclusive club. Every item on the menu has been carefully crafted, and each cocktail has its own clever story. Check out the lab at the back to see how their signature Bee’s Knees is concocted.
Ground Floor, Shangri-la at the Fort, 5th Ave, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila
Need a date night idea? Grab some world-famous Pink’s hotdogs and fries for dinner, then duck into Hotel Bar right behind the restaurant’s black curtains. This moody, dimly-lit hideaway has its own roster of regulars, as the excellent DJs and delicious cocktails keep the BGC work crowd coming back for more. You can also have a drink customized and named after you.
Hot tip: head into the bar-within-the-bar for an even more intimate feel.
Icon Plaza 26th Street, cor Federacion Dr, Taguig, 1630 Metro Manila
One of famed restaurateur Elbert Cuenca’s latest ventures is the new after-hours joint Elbert’s Upstairs Bar. Located on the second floor of the building, you can find its entrance inside the Taguig branch of popular ramen joint Mendokoro. This charming lounge is a great option should you find the neighboring Bank Bar too crowded and noisy for your classy night out.
Everyone deserves a beautiful life, and it shouldn’t be too hard to make one when you’ve got great music, perfect company, and the most exclusive cocktails Metro Manila has to offer. Explore Taguig’s nightlife and create yours now!