by Mich Escultura
It’s all over the news – our newly inaugurated president, in his bid to rid the streets of crime, wants to enforce a 1am liquor ban. Yes, that’s bad news for drinkers out there, but the good news is it still hasn’t been enforced. So for those of you looking to find watering holes that will serve you liquor at all hours of the day, here’s our list of 24-hour drinking spots all around the metro.
We suggest making the best of this list before the liquor ban is in full effect. Think: Metro Manila-wide pub crawl!
1. 121, Eastwood and BGC
With Eastwood teeming with BPOs, it only makes sense to have a 24-hour drinking spot where employees can drink after their shift. That’s why 121 is a popular spot for those who work in the BGC, Mckinley, and Libis area. Aside from beer and all sorts of liquor, 121 also specializes in Filipino cuisine at a very affordable price!
Address: Third Floor, BGC Stopover Pavilion, Rizal Drive Corner 31st St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Ground Floor, Venice Piazza, Upper Mckinley Road, Mckinley Hill, Taguig
Unit G1B and G2B Eastwood Citywalk, Phase 1, 188 E., Rodriguez Jr. Ave., Bagumbayan, Quezon City
Contact Number: +632 624 4183 | +632 246 9069 ext. 466 | +632 709 3860
We know you’re reading this for the alcohol, but just because The Plantation serves alcohol all day, doesn’t mean they don’t also specialize in scrumptious dishes. Try out their City Wings, their extensive seafood choices, and of course, their selection of gelato! And once you’ve had your fill of food, you can also bask in some live music every Monday to Thursday evening!
Address: 106 Carlos Palanca St., Legazpi Village, Makati
Contact Number: +632 501 5727 | +6327 687 4153
3. H&J Sports Bar
Looking for a place where you can drink, party, listen to live music, and watch live sports in the strangest of hours? Though you might not want to do these things all at the same time, at H&J Sports Bar you totally can! Hang out with fellow sports lovers, have a couple of pints and never miss a single game again!
Address: Ground Floor, Villa Bldg., 5781 Felipe St., Makati
Contact Number: +632 954 1130
4. Skinny Mike’s Sports Bar
Here’s another Sports Bar option for your 24-hour drinking needs. Skinny Mike’s is a spacious venue where you can comfortably watch live the NFL, NHL, MLB, and NBA while downing a couple of beers and partaking of delicious bar fare. Though you must take note that they’re only open 24 hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
Address: 32nd St. corner Justice Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Contact Numbers: +63917 853 6998 | +632 551 1853
5. Joey’s 4xForce
Al fresco seating, free-flowing drinks, a wide variety of bar chow, and a huge albino python named Ginger as their lucky charm? Sounds like a fun 24-hour drinking spot if you ask me! Joey’s 4xForce is a popular Quezon City drinking venue that serves you whatever alcoholic concoction you might desire at any hour of the day!
Address: 10 Granada St., Brgy. Valencia, Quezon City
Contact Numbers: +632 414 1195 | +6323 719 6333
6. Oyster Boy
Oyster Boy is known for being an affordable, straightforward place that serves as a 24-hour drinking spot every Friday and Saturday. They have a fairly wide selection of both red and white wine, alongside a couple of options for those who prefer hard drinks, cocktails, and beer. And since it’s located in Cubao, one of the metro’s most accessible places, it’s become a popular option for drinkers who want more beer after their bar of choice has closed.
Address: Shopwise Arcade, Aguinaldo Avenue, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
Contact Number: +632 911 2222
7. Kuwagos Island Grill
As the name of the place implies, this ones for the night owls. Kuwago’s Island Grill has three branches, all of which serve budget-friendly food and drinks as acoustic acts play live music to entertain patrons. Each branch has that distinctly seaside-esque vibe that, if you have a vivid enough imagination, can convince you that you’re having cocktails by the beach.
Address: Eastwood Citywalk 1, Libis, Quezon City
Unit 2-3 Madison Square, Pioneer St., Buayang Bato, Mandaluyong City
7836 Kaja Building, Valdez St corner Makati Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City
Contact Numbers: +632 345 6311 | +632 570 4455 | +632 896 9071
No list of 24-hour drinking or dining places would be complete without the classic WhistleStop. This popular venue for insomniacs serves some pretty standard fare like breakfast food, sandwiches, bar chow, and some main dishes for those who are really hungry. However, the thing that drinkers on a budget would love about WhistleStop is how cheap their alcohol is!
Address: Milady Square Bldg., 28 Jupiter St., Bel-Air, Makati City
The Fort Strip, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Ground Floor, ElJCC Building, Sgt. Esguerra Avenue, South Triangle, Tomas Morato, Quezon City
Contact Numbers: +632 896 1989 | +6392 538 8008 | +632 431 9360
If there’s a will, there’s a way. That is, unless what you’re looking to do will be banned in a couple of weeks. So why not go on that one last until-morning-comes drinking spree before the curfew hits with these ever-reliable 24-hour drinking spots? It’s now or never, guys!