The SPOT.ph Guide to 24-Hour Places in Manila
Early birds and night owls welcome!
(SPOT.ph) Let’s face it: We’re living in a time where nothing is too late or too early anymore. There are those who work until the wee hours of the morning, are awake at an ungodly hour because of jetlag, or just simply making the most of the night with their friends. Who needs sleep when there are places that are open round-the-clock, right? Here’s a list of establishments and restaurants for anything that you need within the Metro, at your service all day long.
Newport Mall Cinemas
4/F Newport Mall, 100 Andrew's Avenue, Newport City, Pasay City
Contact: 908 -8833; email@example.com
Perfect for: Travelers and all-night hangouts with the gang
When you want to kick off the weekend with a late-night movie date, make sure to head over to Newport Mall. They’re open 24 hours from Friday to Sunday to make sure that moviegoers get their dose of the latest local and international flicks. The Ultra Cinema has La-Z boy chairs for the coziest experience, as well as a butler service and some couple booths with reclining seats.
Perfect for: BPO professionals with an erratic schedule
Fairly new in the scene, Uptown Mall is proving just to be the perfect spot for a night out. When there’s a movie that you’ve been dying to catch, you don’t have to stress over catching it on time; its cinemas are open 24 hours on weekends! The VIP cinema has reclining loveseats and butler service for when you need a refill of your popcorn and drinks, which already come with your ticket. There are also two Dolby Atmos cinemas that give you a movie experience that’s as real as it gets!
Kanto Freestyle Breakfast
549 San Joaquin Street, Barangay Plainview, Mandaluyong City
6 Aquillina Street corner Col. Divino, Sto. Niño, Marikina City
Perfect for: Early birds who are craving a hearty breakfast
One of Kapitolyo’s hidden gems is Kanto Freestyle Breakfast. Serving only the best tapa from Batangas and tocino from Pampanga, this hole-in-the-wall eatery lives up to its name by serving delicious meals at affordable prices. Make sure to try the Pampanga Tocino Meal (P95), Chocnut Champorado with Tuyo (P85), and Eggs Benedict (P95). Don’t let its looks deceive you; this sossy tapsihan is definitely a bang for your buck!
Must-try: Batangas Beef Tapa (P80), Mixed Berry Pancakes (P95)
Perfect for: Vegetarians and health buffs
Juju Eats is determined to make fast food much healthier, so much so that one of its branches remains open 24/7. When hunger pangs strike at an ungodly hour, head over to its Eastwood branch and snack on a feel-good fix, whether it’s an Ay Caramba! (from P190 to P220) or Pesto Pasta (from P145 to P175). You can even cheat with a serving of bacon!
Must-try: Big Boy Salad (from P230 to P260), Falafel Panini (P240)
Juju Eats’ Eastwood branch is open 24 hours from Monday to Saturday.
F151 Forbeswood Heights, Rizal Drive corner Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City
Contact: 0936-929-6073; firstname.lastname@example.org
Perfect for: A gastronomic splurge
While BGC is already flooded with restaurants serving food to cure your workday blues, there are only those few reliable hangouts that you go back to again and again. The Bowery takes inspiration from New York’s Bowery Street and translates it into generous servings of quality comfort food. You’ll see what we mean once you dive into the Bowery Burger (P480), Manhattan Greek Salad (P420), and Death by Chocolate Cake (P360).
Must-try: Steak and Eggs (P460), Classic Mac and Cheese (P360), Po’Boy (P490), Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae (P360)
Staple and Perk Bakery
Ecoplaza Building, 2305 Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City
Contact: 832-9276; email@example.com
Perfect for: Weeknight slowdown with a cozy ambience
You might be surprised to find that there’s a quiet and homey café right smack in the middle of the busy streets of Chino Roces Avenue. With Staple and Perk Bakery’s floor-to-ceiling windows, clean brick walls, and a high-ceiling sitting area, it’s hard not to sit back and just relax. Its menu proves to be an inviting mix of bread, pastries, meals, and coffee, too. Make sure to head over the next time you need a steady dose of caffeine.
Must-try: Fried Chicken Skin and Chicken (P200), Bacon and Black Pepper Cream Pizza (P300)
Perfect for: A retreat from the busy streets of Makati
Frequented by yuppies who drop by after work as well as Makati residents, The Plantation is known for its delicious dishes and free-flowing beer at affordable prices. Thanks to its fresh interiors and chill tunes, you can destress after a long week’s work over your favorite comfort food. Stuff yourself with the Margarita Grilled Tuna Steak (P280), Spicy Spareribs (P170), which go well with the beer, and Cajun Chicken Pasta (P210), among many others. Oh, and did we mention that it’ll be opening a branch in Ortigas CBD soon?
Must-try: Chicken Parmigiana (P200), Pinangat (P100)
1790 Adriatico Street, Remedios Circle, Malate, Manila
Contact: 514-2255, 913-8736, or 556-0608
Perfect for: Romantic dates
In spite of the countless developments in the city, it’s a comfort to know Café Adriatico still stands on its famous spot. Spanning generations and surviving a kitchen fire, this old-time Malate favorite is a hit for its romantic vibe and wide range of cuisines. Spanish, English, American, Italian, you name it. Hit up this ‘80s hotspot and find out why people keep coming back for its Lengua Estofada (P399), Salpicao Rice (P380), and Pancit Palabok (P230), among many others.
Must-try: Chicken ala Kiev (P395), Chocolate Eh (P75)
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Contact: 631 -0454; firstname.lastname@example.org
Perfect for: Workaholics who finish late at the office
With over 20 branches in the country, Anytime Fitness makes sure you have no excuse not to to hit the gym. Every location is just within your reach, whether you're coming from home or at work. While the monthly fees may vary per branch, Anytime Fitness says they’re nothing more than the daily cost of a cappuccino or the average monthly mobile phone bill. With tight security, an inviting atmosphere, and modern equipment, you know that you just have to sign up, stat!
UGF Le Mirage de Malate Condominium, 2126 A. Mabini Street, Malate, Manila
429 Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City
Contact: 524-9322 or 726-0091; email@example.com
Perfect for: Aspiring athletes
Whether you’re just a beginner or training to become an athlete, Eclipse Gym has got your round-the-clock training covered. Aside from being open 24/7, what makes it a winner are its training facilities and affordable rates. Eclipse Gym is equipped with custom-designed machines and free weights and kettlebells, as well as coaches who will guide you through training programs that promise noticeable improvements.
2/F Spirit of Communications Building, 106 C. Palanca Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City
Contact: 0999-994-3267; firstname.lastname@example.org
Perfect for: People who want to burn calories
It’s probably a good thing that Empire Boxing is open 24 hours (note: only on weekdays, though). When the guilt from eating too much hits you, you know that you just have to burn those calories off right away. Boxing, when done right, is a proven way to shed pounds while also bringing out the fighter in you. Coupled with Empire Boxing’s equipment and top trainers, you’ll be in tip-top shape in no time.
110 Legazpi Street, Makati City
Contact: 846-0856; email@example.com
Perfect for: Professionals who need a change in work environment
Coworking spaces are becoming a must-have nowadays, especially for those who are looking for unconventional workspace. Need to put your thinking cap on for a presentation? Hit up A SPACE Greenbelt and find that much needed inspiration. This coworking space boasts of a bar, an art gallery, a snack station, and even a professional kitchen. The real kicker? They promise high-speed Internet and it’s open 24/7!
H&J Sports Bar and Restaurant Makati
Felipe Street, Poblacion, Makati City
Perfect for: Sports enthusiasts
Formerly known as Heckle and Jeckle, H&J Sports Bar and Restaurant Makati mostly attracts people who love to enjoy food, sports, and music all together. They're open all day on weekends, and it doesn’t matter if you have a drink at the bar or play a game of billiards; you won’t miss a second of sports with all the TV screens installed in the bar.
Snaps Sports Bar
Perfect for: Boys’ night out
While you've probably enjoyed staying over at Sofitel or having your fill of their delicious buffet over at Spiral, you shouldn't discount Snaps Sports Bar which is open 24 hours a day. This sports lounge is perfect for groups who just want to chill and have a couple of drinks. You won't miss out on the game with their large LCD screens, while having some bar chow. You can even hit the billiard and foosball tables all night long.
Dangwa Flower Market
Dimasalang, Sampaloc, Manila
Perfect for: Last-minute surprises and gift ideas
Dangwa is everyone’s go-to flower market for special occasions, whether it's Valentine's, Mother's Day, or any other celebration. With over 50 stalls in Sampaloc, it’s where you can get a bouquet of flowers for great bargains. If you look hard enough and make friends with the vendors, you might even score discounts and freebies!
CCP Complex corner Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Pasay City
G/F and 2/F Pasda Mansion Building, Panay Avenue corner Timog Avenue, Quezon City
Contact: 375-1398 to 99; 372-5822; firstname.lastname@example.org
Perfect for: Girlfriends looking for a pampering sesh
Looking for an out-of-the-box gimmick with your girlfriends? Try Wensha Spa! It doesn’t matter whether you’re from the North or South; its branches are conveniently located in Pasay City and Quezon City. Both are open 24/7, so you can get your pampering fix anytime. Aside from the number of treatments that Wensha Spa offers, it also has a sauna, Jacuzzi, an eat-all-you-can buffet, and shabu-shabu that you can check out.