14 BGC Bars & Clubs Where You Can Let Loose As Soon As You Clock Out From Work

BGC bars and clubs

Bonifacio Global City or BGC in Taguig is known as a hub for big corporations and startups alike. But after hours, the business district transforms into a vibrant nightlife.

Whether you want to switch up your regular drinking spots or you just want to explore the lesser-known but equally happening nightlife in Taguig, check out these 14 BGC bars and clubs, including affordable and upscale options.

What do I need to know before visiting a bar in the Philippines?

Individuals of legal drinking age are welcome to enter bars and clubs in the Philippines. However, many establishments in urban areas enforce a no-sandals policy and may discourage men from wearing sleeveless shirts and shorts.

Read reviews of the bar you’re planning to visit to make sure the bar you’re visiting suits your preferences and to avoid any dubious establishments.

Many places allow walk-ins but if you’re going in a big group, it’s best to check out the bar’s socials to find out how to make a reservation.

Lastly, drugs are prohibited in the country so refrain from bringing or consuming drugs at bars and clubs to avoid legal consequences.

What are the alcohol laws in the Philippines?

In the Philippines, the minimum legal drinking age is 18. So, it’s essential to carry a valid ID as proof of age when visiting bars and clubs.

Additionally, be aware that liquor bans may be enforced in specific areas on certain days. These bans are commonly imposed nationwide during election seasons. However, localities may also declare them during religious holidays such as All Souls’ Day and Holy Week.

While this usually doesn’t impact tourists, this could mean that the bar or club you’re planning to visit will have fewer patrons and will be less lively than usual.

– BGC bars –

1. The Hotel Bar at Pink’s – speakeasy behind a diner

Image credit: @pinksmanila via Instagram

Behind the diner Pink’s hides a speakeasy – The Hotel Bar at Pink’s.

The bar has a White Lotus-esque aesthetic with exposed brick walls, tufted leather seats, and vintage-style decor. It’s also dim-lit and has limited seats, making for a more private drinking experience.

Image credit: @pinksmanila via Instagram

They have a wide variety of cocktails at P495 (~USD8.88) but you can get 2 for P900 (~USD16.15) during Happy Hour every day from 5pm to 9pm.

As for food, they serve the diner’s offerings, including burgers, hotdogs, and onion rings.

Address: Ground Floor, Shangri-la at the Fort, 5th Avenue, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
(02) 7946 2708 | Facebook

2. i Darts DASH – electronic darts bar

Image credit: @idartsdash via Instagram

If you want to something more active for your night out, go to the bar i Darts DASH in BGC. Here, you can bring up to 11 other friends and use one of their electronic darts machines for an hour (P300, ~USD5.38).

As you play, enjoy cocktails, shots, as well as a wide variety of other alcohol from P160 (~USD2.87). Or if you go during Happy Hour from 5pm-8pm, you can get 2 drinks for P369 (~USD6.62).

Image credit: @idartsdash via Instagram

You don’t have to worry about getting famished while having fun with your friends. The bar also serves an impressive menu of delicious, budget-friendly bar chow from P190 (~USD3.41).

Address: 4/F, C3 Annex Building, 7th Avenue corner 30th Street, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Sun, Wed & Thu 5pm-2am | Fri & Sat 5pm-3am (Closed on Mondays an Tuesdays)
0917 898 5803 | website

3. The Back Room – posh bar serving an exclusive gin blend

Image credit: Oscar Liu via Google Maps

Entering The Back Room‘s dim, arched hallway will make you feel like entering a posh 1920s spy headquarters. The interior is also on brand, with an office table and vintage-style chairs.

The drinks this bar serves are also on par with its luxurious interiors. They make custom drinks using their own dry gin blend, Bee’s Knees, infused with native ingredients such as sampaguita, dalandan, and malunggay.

Image credit: @backroomph via Instagram

To help introverted guests make new friends, they attach notes with intriguing questions to their drinks that make great conversation starters.

Address: 30th Street, Shangri-La The Fort, Taguig, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Tue-Sat 6pm-2pm (Closed on Sundays and Mondays)

4. Skinny Mike’s Bar & Restaurant – sports bar with a budget-friendly menu

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You can still enjoy a nightcap even if it’s petsa de peligro with one of the more affordable bars in BGC such as Skinny Mike’s Bar & Restaurant.

They have cocktails starting at P185 (~USD3.32) and also sell beer by the bottle or bucket. Plus, there’s a wide selection of food, the most highly recommended one being their sisig (P320, ~USD5.74).

Image credit: @dnomliw_01 via Instagram

If you’re the type to enjoy fun activities while you drink, the bar has pool tables, ping pong tables, and dart boards. On weekends, you can catch live bands performing.

Additionally, this affordable drinking spot in BGC is also a sports bar where you can request to stream certain matches, including basketball, MMA, and more.

Address: 2nd & 3rd Floors, F&B Building, MC Home Depot, 32nd Street corner Justicia Drive, Taguig, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Mon-Thu 6pm-3am | Fri 6pm-12am | Sat Open 24 hours | Sun 12pm-5pm; 9pm-3am
0956 204 9135 | Facebook

5. Bank Bar – bank-themed speakeasy

Image credit: via Instagram

Bank Bar is a luxurious speakeasy hidden behind an unassuming 7-Eleven in BGC. As it shares a building with a major bank’s HQ, it took on a bank theme, featuring elegant arched windows.

Image credit: via Instagram

The bar serves fun selection of cocktails from P425 (~USD7.63) and you can even customize your gin and tonic. But you can also get drinks of a more wallet-friendly price during Happy Hour on weekdays from 5pm to 8pm.

Meanwhile, the bar’s s expansive food menu includes the local burger chain 8Cuts’ famous onion rings.

Address: RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Center, 26th and 25th Street, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Tue-Wed, Fri-Sat 5pm-1am | Thu 5pm-12am (Closed on Sundays and Mondays)
(02) 8801 4862 | Facebook

6. Tap Station – wide variety of beers on tap

Image credit: Tap Station Forbes Town via Google Maps

If you’re more of a beer person, Tap Station in BGC has an impressive variety of local and imported beers on tap.

Don’t worry about getting overwhelmed. You can ask to sample their beers before you order. One of their highly recommended beers is Easy Ride, a locally made cream ale with 4% abv.

Image credit: @tapstation_ph via Instagram

Their beers start at P255/glass (~USD4.58) but they have B1T1 offerings. Catch this daily from 11am to 4pm and on Mondays to Thursdays from 7pm to 10pm.

For guests’ entertainment, they also stream live football games.

Address: 7C Ground Floor, Parklane Building, Forbes Town Center, Forbes Town Road corner 26th Street, Taguig, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Sun-Tue 11am-12am | Wed-Thu 11am-2am | Fri-Sat 11am-3am
(02) 8541 2414 |Facebook

7. Salt and Ice – artfully made drinks

Image credit: Bene Garcia via Google Maps

For IG-worthy drinks, head to Salt and Ice.

In particular, get their famous cocktail Rogue Wave (P510, ~USD9.15) which boasts the beautiful art piece The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Japanese artist Hokusai printed on sugar paper.

Image credit: @saltandiceph via Instagram

You’ll get to enjoy this delightful, fruity drink in a dim-lit, modern space, which adds to the luxurious vibe.

If you love pairing drinks with seafood, they also serve a variety of seafood dishes (from P55, ~USD0.99), including fresh and baked oysters.

Address: Retail 13, Ground Floor, Uptown Parade, 36th Street, 11th Avenue, Taguig, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Sun-Wed 4pm-1am | Thu-Sat 4pm-3am
0969 141 4688 | Facebook

8. Versus Barcade – classic arcade machines

Image credit: @versusbarcadeph via Instagram

If you miss the vibe of college parties, check out Versus Barcade. This drinking spot stands out among other bars in BGC, with several arcade machines that’ll make you feel like you just met at a friend’s house for games and drinks.

Image credit: @versusbarcadeph via Instagram

They have classic arcade games, including Street Fighter and Tekken. You can also groove to live music by a DJ on the dance floor.

The bar serves cocktails starting at P300 (~USD5.38). They also have local beers from P150 (~USD2.69).

Address: Ground Floor, Uptown Parade, 9th Avenue, Taguig, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
7pm-3.30am, Daily
0956 083 9166 | Facebook

9. Out Of Office – Southeast Asian diner-slash-cocktail bar

Image credit: @portentificus via Instagram

Out Of Office is perfect BGC bar for unwinding after a hard week at the office.

Go for their signature, office-themed cocktails that taste so good they make you forget your workplace worries. Confidential (P500, ~USD8.84), as its name suggests, has top-secret ingredients. But don’t worry – those who have tried this mysterious concoction absolutely loved it.

Image credit: via Instagram

Out of Office also boasts a menu featuring Southeast Asian fare from Vietnamese, Thai, Malaysian, and Singaporean cuisines, promising to soothe your soul with every bite. It’s definitely worth adding to your roster of must-try BGC restaurants.

Address: Ground Floor, High Street South, 26th Street corner 11th Avenue, Taguig, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Sun-Wed 4pm-1am | Thu-Sat 4pm-2am
0908 353 5027 | Instagram

10. Dr. Wine BGC – French bistro and bar with an expansive selection of wines

Image credit: @drwine.bgc via Instagram

If you’re scouting for the ultimate titahan spot for your next barkada meet-up, look no further than Dr. Wine in BGC.

This wine bar spoils you with an extensive selection of reds, whites, and even orange wine (from P350/glass, ~USD6.19). With wines sourced from various corners of the globe, you’re sure to become a wine connoisseur by the end of your catch-up sesh.

Image credit: @drwine.bgc via Instagram

They also also offer a selection of champagne, sparkling wine, cocktails, and various other liquor.

If you’re on the lookout for BGC restaurants, you can also consider Dr. Wine. Besides being a wine bar, it doubles as a French bistro serving up bottomless weekend brunches. It ensures that you’re not only filled with lively conversations but also delectable food during your hangout.

Address: 8 Forbes Town Road Condominium, Parklane, Forbestown Road, Taguig, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
7am-2am, Daily
0917 715 2807 | Facebook

– BGC clubs –

11. Xylo at The Palace – younger crowd and a huge dance floor

Image credit: Xylo at The Palace via Google Maps

Perhaps you want to go to a real party instead of a chill drinking spot. If a huge dance floor is a must for you, head to Xylo at The Palace.

With a crowd of mostly young adults dressed to the nines, you’ll feel as if you’re in the TV show Euphoria here. Plus, enjoy live EDM music from well-known Filipino DJs such as Mars Miranda and Marc Naval.

Image credit: Xylo at The Palace via Google Maps

Walk-ins are allowed for P1,000 per person (~USD18.22) inclusive of 2 drinks. But since the club can get crowded especially on weekends, it’s best to make a reservation. A table reservation starts at P15,000 (~USD273.25) consumable – which means you can use this amount to pay for your drinks.

Address: 9th Avenue corner 36th Street, Uptown Bonifacio, The Fort, Taguig, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Wed-Sat 10pm-4am (Closed from Sundays to Tuesdays)
0917 680 8888 | website

12. Nectar Nightclub – LGBTQ+ nightclub with drag performances

Image credit: Rose Marie Ramos via Google Maps

If you like watching people have fun more than doing the partying yourself, treat yourself to spectacular drag performances at Nectar Nightclub. Here, drag queens and go-go dancers will do most of the dancing.

Image credit: Vic Huang via Google Maps

If you want to join more drag community events, this BGC club is also hosting Drag Race Philippines Season 2 viewing parties.

Entrance is free on certain days but can go up to P1,500 (~USD27.32) on weekends, inclusive of 3 drinks. Table reservations start at P5,000 (~USD91.08).

Address: The Fort Strip, 5th Avenue corner 26th Street, Taguig, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Wed 10pm-5am | Fri-Sat 10.30pm (Closed from Sundays to Tuesdays & Thursdays)
0917 542 8831| Facebook

13. Revel at The Palace – frequented by local and international celebs

Image credit: Revel at The Palace via Google Maps

Rub shoulders with local and international celebs at the luxury lounge Revel at the Palace in BGC. This party spot is frequented by stars. In fact, American rapper Saweetie was there to party earlier this year.

Image credit: Phil B via Google Maps

Enjoy luxurious interiors and music by popular DJs carried through the club by a state-of-the-art sound system. And get ready to splurge on some high-end liquor.

While drinks can be pricey, the cheapeast table reservation at Revel is among the most affordable among clubs in the area starting at P5,000 (~USD91.08) consumable. Meanwhile, walk-ins cost P1,500 (~USD27.32).

Address: 11th Avenue corner 38th Street, Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Wed-Sat 10am-5am (Closed Sundays to Tuesdays)
0917 311 8800 | website

14. The Island at The Palace – beach-themed pool club

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For a beach party vibe without having to leave the metro, head to The Island at The Palace this weekend. This BGC club is reminiscent of beach clubs in Bali and St. Tropez. While it’s al fresco, it’s also fully tented so the party goes on even when it’s raining.

Image credit: The Island at The Palace via Google Maps

What makes it unique from other BGC clubs is that it has several bars with different themes peppered across the space such as Rum Jungle, El Pirata, The Secret Garden, and The Hola Chica Tequila Bar. Of course, this means that there are also a lot of food choices.

The walk-in rate costs P1,000 (~USD18.22) per person while table reservations start at P8,000 (~USD145.73) consumable. If you want a chill dress code, this BGC bar is also the perfect place to go.

Address: 9th Ave corner 36th Street, Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Fri & Sat 8pm-3am (Closed from Sundays to Thursdays)
0917 689 8888 | website

Why is BGC so famous?

Due to its upscale buildings and high-end shops and restaurants, BGC is a popular spot in Metro Manila, especially for expats.

But beyond these, BGC also boasts markets, outdoor parks, theme parks, and museums, providing visitors with a plethora of activities to enjoy within the city. Moreover, it serves as a sprawling art hub adorned with vibrant murals created by local artists.

Chill out this weekend at one of these BGC bars and clubs

If you work in the business district, these BGC bars and clubs will let you unwind without having to go too far. There’s even a bar and club for every type of drinker and partygoer, from sports enthusiasts to drag fans.

But should you want to explore other drinking spots in Metro Manila, check out these bars and gastropubs in Poblacion. Or try unique drinks from bars all over Makati.

Cover image adapted from: @idartsdash via Instagram, Revel at The Palace via Google Maps, Rose Marie Ramos via Google Maps, via Instagram

Article originally posted on 24 May 2023, updated on 8 April 2024.



Kim Shelly Tan

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