BGC bars

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 8 BGC bars, including affordable and upscale options.

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

BGC Bars - The Hotel Bar at Pink's
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.

The Hotel Bar at Pink's
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

BGC Bars - i Darts DASH
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).

i Darts DASH
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

BGC Bars - The Back Room
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.

The Back Room Bee's Knees
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

Skinny Mike's Bar
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You can still enjoy a nightcap even if it’s petsa de peligro with one of the more affordable BGC bars 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).

BGC Bars - Skinny Mike's Bar
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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

BGC Bars - Bank Bar
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.

Bank Bar
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

Tap Station
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.

Tap Station 2
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

Salt and Ice
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.

BGC Bars - Salt and Ice Rogue Waves
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

BGC Bars - Versus Barcade
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If you miss the vibe of college parties, check out Versus Barcade. This drinking spot has several arcade machines so you’ll feel like you just met at a friend’s house for games and drinks.

Versus Barcade
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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

Chill out this weekend at one of these BGC bars

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

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: Oscar Liu via Google Maps, via Instagram, @versusbarcadeph via Instagram


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