Manila Nightlife: Things to Do at Night in Manila
Manila, the Philippine capital, is a fascinating city. The food, numerous points of contact, and beautiful sceneries all make Manila a charming place to be. Many tourists only use Manila as a gateway to hundreds of other Philippines Islands. Still, there are a lot of fun activities that can keep you in the city for a couple of days, especially at night.
Let’s explore the fun best things to do in Manila at night.
Watch the sunset in Manila Bay
Sunset in Manila Bay is a must-see experience; even if it is still early in the morning, just wait for it because it is worth it. The sunset views have something romantic about them as well as relaxing. The spectacular sight when the sunset turns the skies, sea, and the land into gold can take your stresses away. Manila Bay is one of the best places in the world to watch the sun go down, especially along Roxas Boulevard.
Dinner at the Bayleaf Sky Deck
Catch a bus to the Bayleaf for some scrumptious dinner. One of the most sought-after restaurants in this area is Sky Deck. The restaurant has fantastic scenery with a rooftop that offers a 360-degree view of Manila. Sky Deck restaurant also places its delights strategically so that guests can watch as the city moves by its typical bustling pace. Additionally, the restaurant serves some of the best Filipino dishes in the area, such as Bayleaf Tapa, which is served with garlic rice and eggs.
Visit Star City
Star City does it well-mixing retail and amusement; although it is now a common trend in most malls, Star City is second to none when combining shopping and enjoyment. Some of the best things to do here include; indoor carnival for kids – located indoors so that kids can enjoy their ride even as it rains, unique adult scary rides, the surf dance – a 44-seat family gondola ride with the height of a five-star story building, snow world, star flyer, as well as Peter Pan and Land of the Giants Attractions.
Sunset Cruise on Manila Bay
This is the best way to end your day, a gorgeous sunset cruise on Manila Bay. You can add a delicious dinner of Filipino cuisine to your cruise itinerary and enjoy it over the scenery of palette-sky caused by the sinking sun.
Visit a Comedy Club in Malate
Malate has several comedy clubs, but one that stands out is the Library Malate, with their well-known enthusiastic performances. The Library Malate includes a bar and a restaurant with a cozy ambiance and a good mix of locals and visitors.
Visit one of the many videoke spots in Manila and sing until the sun rises. One of the most popular venues for a videoke night is the Music 21 Plaza Family KTV and Restaurant, which has been around since 1995. The venue is quite pocket-friendly too, charging each person P42 per hour during ‘Happy Hour” between 3 pm and 7 pm. Another videoke nightspot is the No.38 Sports Lounge and Grill, located along Jupiter Street in Makati City.
Walk in the Walled City – Intramuros
This is the oldest part of Manila and has been around since the 16th– century. This tight network of structures is enclosed by sturdy ancient walls giving a contrasting image to the surrounding high-rise cityscape. Visit Intramuros to view European-inspired architecture and other attractions such as the statue of King Carlos IV, Puerta de Isabel II gate with a Queen statue, and the Ayuntamiento building, which was recently restored.
Roam around Rizal Park
Rizal Park – also known as ‘Luneta’ covers 60 hectares of space and features ornamental gardens, pons, open lawns, wooded areas, and paved walks, as well as scattered monuments of Filipino heroes. Rizal Park is an excellent place for walking or jogging, especially on weekends, late afternoon and early evening. It is also at this park that Spanish colonial authorities executed Jose Rizal.
Try your luck at the City of Dreams
When you arrive at the City of Dreams, you will not fail to notice the exhilarating casino atmosphere on every corner. The 201,823 square feet space includes a 365 table game with various games like Baccarat, Poker, and Blackjack, as well as over 1,600 gaming machines. Signature Club is also a members-only club that offers beyond compare privileges for just a few players. City of Dreams also has a daily tournament featuring PokerStars and from 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm.
Visit the Mall of Asia
Mall of Asia, sometimes abbreviated as SM MoA, is a massive shopping complex in Bay City, Pasay Manila. For years the Mall of Asia has been one of the top tourist hotspots in Manila, and rightly so. The mall has several spots you can check out, such as the Exploreum on the ground floor, Mall of Asia Arena along J.W. Diokno Boulevard, SM Bowling on the ground floor, and SM Skating Rink.
Watch Amazing Show
Amazing Show takes place at the Manila Film Center building right in the middle of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). It is usually a one-hour show featuring a beauty contest, as well as all types of trans people. The admission for the Show is open for all.
Try Filipino Food at the Aristocrat Restaurant
This Filipino-owned family business is located in Roxas Boulevard, and they serve chicken barbecue, chicken honey, crispy pata, Kare-kare, pancit canton, lumpia, and dinuguan. Aristocrat Restaurant has other branches in Metro Manila, all serving quality Filipino foods, making it the most popular restaurant in the Philippines. The restaurant accepts cash and credit card as a mode of payment, and if you are having a party, they can deliver to your venue.
Chill at Café Adriatico
Located in central Manila, Café Adriatico has been a fascinating guest for over 36 years. This Filipino-Spanish bistro offers one of the best chilling spots in Manila. Despite its age, Café Adriatico still offers its loyal patrons unending charming.
Bargain shop till you drop at Tutuban Night Market
No time to shop during the day? No problem. Tutuban Night Market, just as the name suggests, offers a non-stop shopping experience from sunrise to sundown, to dawn again, and it personifies the phrase “shop ’til you drop. The Night Market starts at 6 pm and ends at 5 am, and customers have over 330 stalls to browse in. When you are done with shopping, go and try the Tutuban Virtual Zoo, which has fantastic 12 3D figures of real-life animals. Another spot you can try in Tutuban Market is the Tutuban Food Strip. The place is quite spacious and is perfect for a family or group of friends.
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