Metro Manila · Whole Night Long Malate
Before Makati became the central business district of Megacity Manila, it was the city of Manila (which is one of the cities within Metro Manila) that served as the business hub. In the heart of Manila lies Malate, a cozy and somewhat graciously aged part of the city. Malate has everything that you need for an enjoyable night out with the guys or gals.
Whether you want to dance at Café Havanna, have dinner at Café Adriatico or watch and listen to a pure rock live performance in Bedrock, this HotDot has it all. Malate is famous for its nightlife – which can be regarded as local nightlife without any doubt. If you look for a night out with a lot of adventures and coming out again when the sun is already rising: this is your HotDot to be. Malate has a lot of character and it waits for you to experience it. A word of advise though, be a bit more careful when strolling around Malate at night, looking for the next bar to have a local beer in.
A typical day in the HotDot is actually a night – and what happens in Malate, stays in Malate.
The district starts from the Pedro Gil junction going towards the Malate Church. Many of its streets still has a number of moneychangers, convenience stores and bars alongside a few old restaurants that still serve their signature dishes like they did decades before.
Like its stablemate Ermita, some parts of Malate are often described by tourists as rundown but it still is a party hub for those who are in this part of the metro especially for those who are staying in the many hotels and multi-storey apartment blocks in the area. The best thing to do in Malate is a bar crawl with friends. You can start your bar crawl at Remedios Circle right on Adriatico Street or visit the bars along Mabini Street.
Bedrock is one of Malate’s most popular bars. Although there have been many changes in Malate in the past few years with many of Bedrock’s neighbors losing business, Bedrock, along with other Adriatico Street’s old-timers, still stands.
Established in the 1970s when the art community in Manila dominated this part of town, Café Adriatico is still as artsy as it was decades ago.
Quaint and romantic, the rather secluded Casa Armas offers fans of Spanish cuisine a respite from the business of Malate. The tapas bar was nominated in 2010 for the Manila’s Best Kept Restaurant Secrets Awards.
Cowboy Grill is one of Malate's old timers when it comes to entertainment. Many still go to Cowboy Grill on Remedios St and that of Ermita to listen to live music, drink a few beers and just have fun.
Sumptuous seafood dishes, a relaxing ambiance, and cultural shows every single night are the very combination that makes dining at Zamboanga Restaurant special.
Diamond Hotel is a five-star accommodation that offers a wondrous view of Manila Bay’s sunset. It is one of the older hotels in Manila, situated near many of the capital’s tourist attractions.
Malvar Hostel, a two-storey budget hostel right in the heart of Malate, offers comfortable rooms for those who would like to be near many of Manila's attractions.
Sitting right in the heart of Malate, the luxury 376-room hotel offers five-star service and amenities. Aside from being located in one of Manila's most popular entertainment destinations, the hotel is also just a few steps away from the capital's historical attractions.
This elegant hotel is deemed as one of the best in the region thanks to its effortlessly efficient service, complete with round-the-clock butler service. Pan Pacific Hotel is also a premier culinary destination for many locals.
Malate´s Hostel 1632 is a well-equipped hotel ideal for those who come to the Megacity for its nightlife and for the tourist attractions.
Karaoke around the clock: the four Music 21 branches are open at least until five in the morning, and some even for 24 hours. The Family KTV welcomes adults and kids alike and provides a shuttle service for its patrons.
The city of Manila - which is located in the Megacity with the same name - has previously been the business district of the Metro region and as such has a lot to offer for Megacitizens - until today. It . Today, our Megacities team visited the Hotspot Chinatown and the Hotdot Malate and presents to you a unique view into the 'old town' - a stark contrast to the glamorous parts of the Megacity such as Makati or The Fort.