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Wave from Such Great Heights at These Metro Manila Rooftop Bars

by Paulina Paras

What’s better than a nightcap? A nightcap with a view, of course.

Though having great conversations over drinks already seems like the perfect plan for a night out with friends, the evening can be made even more memorable when paired with an amazing vista. Not sure where to start? Whether it’s the Manila sunset or Makati at night, you can catch some of the best views at these DG Traveler-recommended rooftop bars:

1. Straight Up

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Considered the premier rooftop bar of the north, Straight Up at Seda Vertis North is definitely worth a visit. With its signature cocktails and pica-pica, we’re sure your first visit won’t be your last!

Seda Vertis North
Astra cor. Lux Drive Vertis North, QC

2. Z Roofdeck

If you’re looking for a more laid-back vibe, consider Z Roofdeck at Z Hostel. Known for their weekend rooftop parties and DJ sets, this famous nightlife spot serves ice-cold beers and fresh cocktails perfect for any day of the week.

RELATED: The Impressive Z Hostel Changed My Mind About Hostels

Z Hostel
5660 Don Pedro Street
Brgy. Poblacion, Makati

3. Rooftop 11

Sip on a cocktail while lounging by the pool at Rooftop 11. DG Tip: If you’re catching an early flight or arriving late at night, consider booking a room at the Belmont Hotel Manila, which is situated near NAIA Terminal 3.

RELATED: Belmont Hotel Manila: The Airport’s Luxury Next-Door Neighbor

Belmont Hotel Manila
Newport Boulevard
Newport City, Pasay

4. Antidote

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Other than a 360-degree view of the Makati skyline, Antidote at I’M Hotel boasts a stunning jellyfish tank immersed in luminescent lights. The bar also offers bespoke cocktails created in collaboration with Christian Dominguez, the chief bartender of the acclaimed Bar Mace in New York.

I’M Hotel
7862 Makati Ave. cor. Kalayaan Ave.
Makati City

5. Verona Roofdeck

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Have a drink (or three!) as you catch the majestic sunset at Privato Hotel’s Verona Roofdeck. The lounge, located on the 23rd floor of the hotel, also offers delicious international fare that’s sure to satisfy your discerning palate.

Privato Hotel
706 Shaw Boulevard
Ortigas Center, Pasig

6. Oz Bar

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Every hour is happy hour at Oz Bar! Whether you’re looking for beer or bourbon, the rooftop bar at Holiday Inn & Suites Makati has got you covered—with a gorgeous panorama to boot.

Holiday Inn & Suites Makati
Palm Drive, Ayala Center
Makati City

7. Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge

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Situated at the 45th floor of the Marco Polo, Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge offers an unparalleled view of the Ortigas skyline. While there, you can enjoy a unique experience at the Shisha lounge and nightly performances from Red Picasso, the Mulatto Band, and more.

Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila
Meralco Ave. cor. Sapphire St.
Ortigas Center, Pasig

8. Firefly Roofdeck Bar

Choose from a wide selection of beer, wine, and cocktails at the Firefly Roofdeck Bar. DG Tip: If you’re staying as a guest at the City Garden Grand Hotel, you can also take a dip in the pool and jacuzzi while enjoying the view.

City Garden Grand Hotel
8008 Makati Ave. cor. Kalayaan Ave.
Makati City

9. The Penthouse 8747

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Nestled in the heart of the Makati CBD, The Penthouse 8747 is the perfect place to unwind after a long day at work. The rooftop lounge exudes a classic and chic vibe inspired by the Great Gatsby era.

The Penthouse 8747
Paseo de Roxas, Makati

10. Sky Deck

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Watch the sunset bathe the historic city of Manila at Sky Deck, a rooftop restaurant on the top floor of The Bayleaf Intramuros. Pair your drink with their wide selection of bar chow, or enjoy a buffet dinner with a glorious view on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Bayleaf Intramuros
Muralla cor. Victoria Streets, Intramuros, Manila

For tips on discovering the best spots in the city, check out DG Traveler’s Manila section.

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About Paulina
Paulina is a 24-year-old content specialist with an unparalleled love for beauty, food, cute animals, and iced coffee.

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