Metro Manila · Spots In Metro Manila Meant For Music Lovers

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Metro Manila has a vibrant music scene and Megacitizens can choose from a number of venues to listen to live music. From techno to rock to jazz – the Megacity has it all.

Metro Manila’s music scene is alive and kicking and you can find live music in different corners of the Megacity – from the obscure watering holes to mainstream clubs. Below are some of the places you can go to. And no we didn’t rank them. It’s up to you to decide which one is the best.

TIME in Manila

Type of Music: Techno | House | Electronica

Address: 7840 Makati Avenue

Website: Facebook

Tel. 63 (2) 519 8903

The perfect place for those who love techno and house music, this underground club is a place for nonstop dancing. 

saGuijo Café + Bar

Type of Music: Indie

Address: 7612 Guijo Street, San Antonio Village, Makati

Tel. 63 (2) 897 8629

Website: Facebook

Located in a rather dark street on Guijo Street, this place is the perfect spot for indie music fans. There is an outdoor area in saGuijo as well as an area with air conditioning where the bands play.


Address: SM Megamall, Mandaluyong

Website: Facebook

Comfort food, vintage décor, and often hard-to-find vinyl records are the main reasons why music lovers go to Satchmi at Mega Fashion Hall.


Type of Music: Reggae | Ska

Address: B-Side, The Collective 7274 Malugay Street, Makati

Website: Facebook

Love reggae and ska? This is the place to go to. B-Side is located at The Collective in Makati City.

12 Monkeys

Type of Music: Alternative | Rock

Address: 5/F Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue cor Salamanca Street, Poblacion, Makati

Tel. 63 917 570 3222

Website: Facebook

12 Monkeys is the place to be if you want to listen to Filipino rock bands the likes of Kamikazee, Wolfgang, and Razorback. 


Route 196

Type of Music: Alternative | Rock

Address: 196-A Katipunan Ave Extension, Blue Ridge A, Quezon City

Tel. 63 (2) 439 1972

Website: Facebook

Route 196 is a small homey place that offers live music and good food.


The Brewery at The Palace

Type of Music: Alternative | Rock

Address: 10th Avenue cor 38th Street, Uptown Fort, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Industrial chic interiors and brewing machines make The Brewery a unique hangout area for those who love to listen to live music.


Type of Music: Blues | Jazz

Address: 14 Main Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City

Tel. 63 922 357 5869

Website: Facebook

If you would like to listen to blues and jazz while you are in QC, this is the place to be. Aside from jazz and the blues, Tago is known for their kebab and thin crust pizzas.

Pete’s Place Music Room

Type of Music: Jazz

Address: 19 E. Quirino Street, South Admiral Village, Parañaque

Website: Facebook

Pete’s Place offers jazz music to jazz fans but since a lot of musicians frequent the place expect jams that cross between genres. Performers often play blues, folk, and rock songs.


The RoadHouse Manila Bay

Type of Music: Classic Rock | Blues

Address: Sm by the Bay, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay

Tel. 63 (2) 836 7382


This watering hole by the bay is often frequented by big bike aficionados complete with a Bikers’ Night every Tuesday. If you want to see vintage guitars signed by singers the likes of Bruce Springsteen, this is the place to be.