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Roof Deck, W Building
11th Street corner 28th Street,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Tel. no.†(02)478-4284, (0932)856-7593
Open from 6 p.m. onwards from Monday to Saturday
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(SPOT.ph) A sprawling rooftop bar with comfy couches, cocktail tables--each with its own beverage tub to hold your bottles of bubbly or beer, and steady beats to accompany sunset drinks and tapas. Yes, you're still in Manila.
The Skye Lounge at the roof deck level of the W Building near Bonifacio High Street, The Fort, attracts a laidback, after-hours drinking crowd who has seen enough of the usual loud, jostle-your-way-to-the-bar club scene. A short ride on the exclusive elevator brings you to the rooftop bar and Skye Lounge's indoor dining area. Doors open to the outdoor open deck with sweeping views of the Fort Bonifacio skyline and seats of your choice: there are taller cocktail tables and cushioned lounge chairs or you can park yourself by the bar where you can have the bartender's full attention.
Tasty nibbles are served in brightly colored plates and are a perfect match to your drinks: get the palate-teasing spicy gambas cooked in crab fat, the cheesy Oyster Rockefeller and the reliable croquetas. The menu is limited to tapas for now, shares Skye Lounge's Abba Maramba, but the kitchen accommodates advance notices for paella, callos, and chicken Iberico.
The deck takes on a totally different atmosphere come sundown: the casual upscale bar gets lit up by subdued lights. Says Maramba, "We're thinking of doing weekend barbecues so people who live in condos actually have a place to grill their meat and just chill out. We don't have a lot of these places in Manila." He adds, "This spot will be a great place to ring in the New Year."
Photos courtesy of Skye Lounge and by Trixie Zabal-Mendoza