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Top 10 Sing-Along Spots in Manila asked singer-designer Kate Torralba to recommend the best places where you can sing your heart out in Manila.
By: Kate Torralba  |   Published on: Sep 2, 2010 - 3:00pm

8. Attica Bar and Lounge
G/F, A.Venue, Antel Lifestyle City, 7829 Makati Avenue, Makati City
Tel. no. 729-5121
Acoustica@Attica is held every Wednesday from 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

The yuppie hangout at A.Venue morphs into open mic heaven with acoustic guitar player RJ Torres. The song selection is limited, but the crowd is good-lookin' and the food is delectable. Renowned Chef Rolando Laudico came up with the European-fusion menu.

The Bad Shepherd's Pie (P320) is a favorite. You should also try their array of Grilled Skewers (P160 to P210) and Tapas, Attica-Style (P195 to P270). Their Signature Pizzas--Quattro Queso (P250) and Salmon Gravlax (P260)--go very well with the imported beers that they offer (Hoegaarden, Stella Artois, and more).

Attica's plush interiors and beverage list attracts an upscale clientele, but Acoustica Wednesdays reels in more casual, relaxed guests versus the rest of the week.

Acoustica warning: If you sing more than once, you may get drunk. Every brave soul who goes onstage to sing gets a free shot of Jose Cuervo Tequila. If you want to get an early warm-up, Php 299++ gets you unlimited draft beer from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. You may get too sloshed to go up to the mic after that.

7. Music Platinum Family KTV & Restaurant
#47 Polaris St., Bel-Air Village, Makati
Tel. no. 890-3060
Open from 3 p.m. to 4 a.m. daily

Platinum is a videoke lover's shangri-la tucked quietly in Bel-Air (near Handlebar). Their 17 rooms are cozy and decently decorated, each with a 42-inch plasma TV screen and a killer sound system. You can sing like a madman with their cordless microphones and their 68,000-song library, which is constantly updated. Though it's a no-smoking establishment, they still installed an air-cleaning machine in every room. So, no stale, musty scent that, sadly, some KTV places in town still have.

Considered pricey versus its Jupiter Street competitors, Platinum offers great value nonetheless with its comfortable atmosphere and efficient service. Their smallest room can seat up to 6 people (P400/hour), and the bigger rooms range from P700 to P900/hour, accommodating 25 people max. They do require a minimum of P500 order of food and drinks, not including the room charge.

Their menu offers standard KTV munchies. Their Pork Sisig (P290), Calamares (P280), and Chicharon Bulaklak (P280) are bestsellers. Beer is at P80 per bottle (when you buy five, you get one free plus free Kropeck, and when you buy 10, you get two free plus a free bowl of mixed nuts). Another interesting promo to avail of is their P3,000 package on Sundays to Thursdays: You get 35 drinks (beers/juices/softdrinks) and a three-hour singing extravaganza on selected rooms. Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays to Thursdays, with 30 percent discount on room rates.

Tip: Get a Platinum staffer to guide you on how to use their relatively massive remote control (I couldn't figure it out right away). And if you're from the Pasig/Ortigas area, check out their Metrowalk branch, which closes an hour later than their Makati counterpart. They don't have a website yet, so call them for inquiries and reservations.

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  • lezah
    hi good day meron ba kayo ma recommend na affordable na music bar?
    Jun 24 2013 @ 02:46pm     Reply   Hide replies
    • kass
      Try this Bunker Avenue Bistro this the address unit 6, 2nd floor congressional town center ,congressional ave,bahay toro quezon city..
      6 months ago     Reply  
  • LV
    And please, the term sing-along died in the 90s. Keep up with the times will you.
    Feb 23 2013 @ 08:58pm     Reply  
  • LV
    Sing Along Spots? Have you people even been to some of these places?! Not all of them are sing-along places. Spot is slowly going down the drain...
    Feb 23 2013 @ 08:57pm     Reply  
  • Rob
    Is there a corkage?
    Nov 10 2012 @ 03:58am     Reply  
  • allan
    Try Giffy's in Ortigas Home Depot if you want a budget meal KTV. rnhttp://giffysbistro.multiply.comrn
    Jun 02 2011 @ 09:16am     Reply  
  • biritera
    how about world music ktv in promenade, greenhills?
    Nov 10 2010 @ 12:31pm     Reply  
  • rene
    Ako wala comment. di ko pa napuntahan lahat iyan. Pang mayaman at may pera lang. Sa bahay na lang ako. may 32" LCD TV with Home Theatre tapos ka table ko pa Misis ko!
    Oct 21 2010 @ 03:02pm     Reply  
    Oct 10 2010 @ 09:25pm     Reply  
  • wayne
    ehem!who is no.1?
    Sep 15 2010 @ 05:10am     Reply  
  • wayne
    centerstage jupiter the best! also have mic covers but even without it, they also have mic sanitizer, i only saw centerstage ktv using mic sanitizer not like others using covers... service? excellent! to those who saying poor service, maybe they only get mad for hardly getting a room coz of plenty of waiting...
    Sep 15 2010 @ 04:59am     Reply  
  • kiki
    Centerstage the best! superb service!!
    Sep 14 2010 @ 09:43am     Reply  
  • Ferdie
    try nyo music match.....rnrn - good foodrn - affordablern - 3 venues to choose from: timog, ortigas and macapagal ave
    Sep 09 2010 @ 04:14pm     Reply  
  • kki
    i agree, mama v should be on the list.. cult tambayan among students from csb, la salle and ssc
    Sep 09 2010 @ 12:37am     Reply  
  • Jersey
    sa may Providence Tower, mura lang. token lang na P5 ang babayaran tapos wala ng bayad sa room. :)

    okay din sa top Grill at Maru sa may Jupiter St. Makati.
    Sep 06 2010 @ 11:45am     Reply  
  • derbs
    Mama V sa may Providence tower, La Salle. ‹
    Sep 04 2010 @ 06:02am     Reply  
  • tinkikay
    agree, music bank along macapagal rocks! great modern interiors, and we got a free upgrade to their party room with the giant projector screen when we went there. and the microphones have little disposable covers so no stinky spit smell. :)
    Sep 03 2010 @ 09:24pm     Reply  
  • hotshot_jm
    where's Music Bank along Macapagal Ave.?! the best!! d=)

    worst is CenterStage in Jupiter Street... poor service!!! >_<
    Sep 03 2010 @ 02:56pm     Reply  
  • taratitat
    centerstage is the best
    Sep 03 2010 @ 02:10pm     Reply  
  • claudz
    Meron ba dyan na C-pop or Mandopop sa KTV...
    Saan ba meron ganyang KTV sa Manila? May I ask lang po...
    Sep 03 2010 @ 12:20pm     Reply  
  • Mel
    Walang bang Genie KTV? LOL.
    Sep 03 2010 @ 10:07am     Reply  
  • Mimi
    No. 38 rocks! It's so much fun. The beer is cheap and comes in gigantic mugs for just P180.
    Sep 03 2010 @ 09:33am     Reply  
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