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Gramercy 71 Rooftop Bar (Manila)

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Gramercy 71 is one of the most popular rooftop bars/sky bars in Manila . Also a restaurant and nightclub, it is located on the 71st floor of the Gramercy Tower in Makati. The tower is not far from other clubs like Time and Royal . The rooftop area is rather small and surprisingly, it is not as busy as the inside. The view is honestly not that great as there is no skyscrapers to look at. Manila is also very dark at night so you can barely see anything apart from a few lights. It might be better if you come at sunset (they only open at 6pm, might be too late for that). I paid an entrance  fee of 500PHP with 2 drinks included. That's quite a good deal I thought. The music was a mix of famous hits remixed by house and Rn'B DJs.

Club Haze (Manila)

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If you are new to the Fort (in Bonifacio Global City), you might find that Club Haze is a bit hard to find as there are several buildings that look alike. It is next to Imperial Ice Bar and not far from Privé.  It is a medium-sized, mainstream music club playing EDM, Rn'B, Top 40 hits or any music that gets over 500M views on YouTube. It is designed in a simple way: The room is a square with the dancefloor in the middle, tables and sofas around, an the DJ on a podium. The décor is a bit pompous, that faux luxurious classic style usually popular in Chinese nightclubs.

Below Nightclub (ex Paradis) - New World Hotel Manila

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Update 2017: Paradis has changed its name to BELOW . It is pretty much the same space and same concept that before. Located in the basement of the New World Hotel in Makati, Paradis Nightclub replaces Palladium. While Palladium was recommended, I didn't really feel Paradis was nice. It is big yet rarely crowded and it is in a weird T shape. The best nights to visit it would be on Tuesdays (Model Night) and Saturdays. They also have special themed events regularly. The music can be anything popular including pop, Rn'B, house, electronic, trance and oldies.

Zero Point Nightclub (Manila)

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Zero Point is one of the only nightclubs in Manila specializing in Hip-Hop and Rn'B. Many of its clients are really into it: They know the songs, they dress with street clothes, they wear hats and they walk like gangsters.  The place has a lot of girls, some of which may be hostesses or PR. On average they are quite young, between 18 and 25 years old. It seems like an easy pick-up place. The place is large with a main dance floor in the middle and plenty of space to sit down. They have lots of special events including pole dancing competitions, dancing battles and sexy dancers. The music is loud and there is always a DJ yelling on the microphone.

Prime Upscale Club (Quezon City, Manila)

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Prime Upscale Club is one of the best nightclubs in Quezon City. From all the party spots I visited there, Prime was the one with the hottest girls, the friendliest people and the most lively atmosphere. It also looks nicer than other clubs in the area (though the word"upscale" is a bit exaggerated). Clubbing in Quezon City is cheaper than in Manila , Makati or BGC and you have a younger crowd of mostly college students. There is no real dress code but I would advise you against dressing like a tourist if you want any chance to flirt with a girl (no short pants and no sandals).

Guilly's Bar and Club (Quezon City, Manila)

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Guilly's is the oldest nightclub in Quezon City and one of the most popular. It is also one of the biggest and it is open every day including on Sunday. It has a more mature crowd than other nearby venues such as Prime, Cliniq or Vanity . As always in Quezon City, they offer reasonable prices. In particular, from 10pm to midnight on weekdays, you have a promotion on local beers (San Miguel) at 35 PHP while tequila shots only cost 88 PHP. After midnight, the price of spirits is between 150 PHP and 180 PHP and local beer costs around 80 PHP (130 PHP for imported). The entrance is free except on Friday and Saturday when you have a First Drink Charge (from 100 PHP to 300 PHP depending on the event).

Chaos Nightclub (Manila)

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Chaos, located inside the City of Dreams Mall and Casino in Manila is one of the poshest in the city. It is next to Pangea , who belong to the same group. The main difference between the two is that Chaos has EDM/House DJs and Pangea mostly Rn'Bs. Both are famous international brands of nightclubs with locations in London, Egypt and Singapore. Chaos was built by nightlife professionals, meaning by people who know how to make money from a nightclub. In particular, they know that people are ready to spend lots of money to feel special and important. For instance, with expensive bottle purchases come firecrackers and hostesses. You also have a hierarchy of guests between those in VIP sofas and those at the bottom of the scale, on the dancefloor. I was there alone and I didn't like that there was not one place where I could enjoy my drink without being rushed by other people (considering I was just starting my night out). My recommendation would be to go to Chaos only for

Pangaea Ultra Lounge (Manila)

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Pangaea is a luxury nightclub in Manila's City of Dreams Mall and Casino. It is next to Chaos , which is owned by the same group. Both are worldwide brands that you can find in Singapore, London or New Delhi. Pangaea is smaller than Chaos, with a low ceiling and a more laid-back atmosphere. Almost all the space is taken up by VIP tables and sofas. There are two bars, one in the back and one in the entrance, next to the piano. It is more intimate and less flashy compared to Chaos.

Privé Nightclub (Manila)

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I visited Privé Luxury Club in The Fort, BGC, Manila, on a Wednesday at 2am.  The entrance was free and it was almost empty except for a few small groups. Apparently, the good night to go to Privé is on Tuesday (Retro night). Naturally, on weekends also it gets very busy. It competes with Revel as one of the most exclusive nightclubs in Manila. The nightclub is nice, with a good design but almost no dancefloor. Just below the DJ you have some high tables. Lots of sofas in every corner as well as in the mezzanine.

Exklusiv Nightclub (Manila)

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Exklusiv is a nightclub in Malate, Manila which was opened in 2014 by the same team behind Insomnia. It has a good setting on two floors with an Ibiza style outdoor club atmosphere. Good lighting and good sound system. The dance floor is spacious and you have several private areas. The club was not really full when I visited but maybe it was too early (1am). The crowd was a weird mix of foreigners (including Koreans and Chinese) and Filipinos. You also had quite many sexy and charming girls which are probably money-oriented. The dress code is not enforced: People were walking in with sandals and shorts. Cheap entrance: 100 pesos including a beer. Music was loud house and EDM. Overall: Decent place in the backpacking district of Malate. I think it is worth trying. Fairly easy to pick up girls but you might end up paying... 

Bronx (After Hour Club) Manila

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I visited Bronx in Burgos Street Manila on a Saturday at 6am. Even though I didn't really enjoy it because the hostesses were old and tired, it is worth mentioning because it is the last nightclub to close in the area at 8am. It is medium-sized with a small dance floor and a podium. You have to go down a few stairs to reach it as it is located in a basement.

URBN Nightclub (Manila)

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URBN is a medium-sized nightclub located in Bonifacio Global City, next to the Fort in Manila. It is an area rich with bars and clubs such as Haze, Prive or Cable Car. About a kilometer away you also have Revel , Valkyrie and the Pool Club . I arrived around 4am (closing time is 5am). It started with a bad experience as the waiter tried to cheat me. I asked for a San Miguel Light and he gave me a really high price. I was surprised and asked the menu to check. It turned out he doubled the actual price. It ended up with a slap on the wrist. Anyway, the club was starting to get empty already. The music was again EDM, which I hate. Many foreigners among the customers, and many girls who seemed open for flirting. Many of them were not pretty though, spending more time in McDonald's than at the gym. You had one who was throwing up near the entrance and it seemed to amuse everyone. Surprisingly male and female toilets were not separated.

Valkyrie Nightclub (Manila)

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Valkyrie is located in The Palace in Manila, an entertainment complex with several clubs and bars such as Revel , the Pool Club and Brewery. It is the largest nightclub in Manila and one of the most popular with foreigners (including foreign girls). If you are in Manila for the first time, I would advise you to visit it first because it is easy to meet people there. Single guys will be happy to know lots of Filipino girls come to Manila for flirting. It pretends to be luxurious but it is rather mainstream. DJs play famous EDM songs, sometimes Rn'B. They have foreign guest DJs several times a month.