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A well-lit bar setup in a hidden gem of Manila features a cocktail garnished with a pineapple leaf and dried pineapple slice on a wooden surface. Nearby are a strainer, shaker, jigger, and fine mesh sieve, evoking the professional mixology found in speakeasy bars.

Discover Manila’s Hidden Gems: 49 Must-Visit Speakeasy Bars

Uncover Manila’s best-kept secrets and sip on a piece of history at these top speakeasy bars—where every cocktail is a ticket to a bygone era.

Step into the allure of a bygone era with Manila’s hidden speakeasy bars. Concealed behind unassuming doors and secret passages, these 49 must-visit spots promise an unforgettable night out, blending mystery, craftsmanship, and vintage charm. Whether you’re a cocktail aficionado or simply in search of a unique experience, Manila’s speakeasy bars are ready to offer you a taste of the extraordinary. Join us as we uncover the city’s best-kept secrets and discover where the magic happens.

49 Hidden bars in Metro Manila

Bottoms Up Mobile Bar ManilaUnit 12, 2553, 1004 Consuelo St, Malate, Manila, 8000 Metro Manilahttp://www.mobilebarmanila.com/+639611344652
Unspoken BarM. Adriatico, cor Gen. Malvar St, Malate, Manila, 1004 Metro Manilahttp://www.sheratonmanilabay.com/+63253180788
GARDEN LOUNGE – formerly Dark Secret Lounge143 Mo. Ignacia Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, 1101 Metro Manilahttps://www.canva.com/design/DAFQDL8Oktg/dRfB2NZmjFm6njSz-1ODnQ/view?utm_content=DAFQDL8Oktg&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=publishsharelink+639054805787
Escapee Speakeasy27 Malingap, Diliman, Lungsod Quezon, 1101 Kalakhang Maynilahttps://www.facebook.com/escapeewhiskey+63286523922
Three Little Pigs2nd Floor, 12 E Capitol Dr, Pasig, 1603 Metro Manilahttps://www.facebook.com/ThreeLittlePigsPHNot found.
BAR GOOD TIMESGround Floor, The Proscenium Residences, Rockwell Center, Makati, 1211 Metro Manilahttps://www.instagram.com/bar.goodtimes/+639660731938
La Vie En Rose6197 Gabaldon, Makati, Metro Manilahttps://www.instagram.com/lavieenrose_mnl/?hl=en+639564576850
The Grasshopper BarOPL Building, Don Carlos Palanca, Legazpi Village, Makati, 1229 Metro Manilahttp://instagram.com/thegrasshopper.barNot found.
Dear Adam / Sweet Lucy2nd Floor, 6060 R Palma, Poblacion, Makati, 1210 Metro Manilahttps://instagram.com/dearadamsweetlucy+639055717081
BAR by EASTGF Mayor Gil Fernando Ave, Marikina, 1800 Metro Manilahttps://www.barbyeast.com/Not found.
Sneaky Seoul34 Scout Torillo, cor Scout Limbaga Ext, Quezon City, 1103 Metro Manilahttps://www.facebook.com/SneakySeoulNot found.
The Attic BarGround Floor, Park West Residences 7th Avenue, 36th St, Taguig, Metro Manilahttps://www.instagram.com/theatticbar_/Not found.
Banter and Jive3rd Floor, 5650 Don Pedro, Makati, 1210 Metro Manilahttps://www.instagram.com/banterandjive/+639692703467
BAR55 Poblacion5903 Matilde, Makati, 1209 Metro Manilahttps://www.instagram.com/bar55.ph/+639772726275
Tap Room1099 Katigbak Drive, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manilahttps://www.manila-hotel.com.ph/dining/tap-room/+639844151234
LIT ManilaUnit 1C10, Ground Floor, Serendra, 11th Ave, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manilahttp://lit.ph/+639175100014
Mansion Sports Bar and Lounge100, OPL Building, Don Carlos Palanca, Legazpi Village, Makati, 1229 Metro Manilahttp://mansionsportsbar.ph/+639771664881
ReCraftF7 Rallos, Sct. Rallos St, Diliman, Quezon City, 1103 Metro Manilahttps://instagram.com/recraft.bar?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==+639175272882
Alibi Lounge • BarEntrata Urban Complex, Civic Drive, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa, 1781 Metro Manilahttps://www.alibibaralabang.com/+639985953770
Sari Sari5661 Washington St, cor Dela Rosa Street, Makati, 1230 Metro Manilahttps://www.instagram.com/sarisaricocktails/+639171223075
Hotel BarG/F, Shangri-la The Fort, 5th Ave, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manilahttp://wildflour.com.ph/pinks#hotelBar+63279462708
Mixed Mobile Bar2786 Bolivia, Makati, 1234 Metro Manilahttp://www.mixedmobilebar.com/+639173151752
78-53-86142 Katipunan Ave, St. Ignatius Village, Quezon City, 1110 Metro Manilahttps://m.facebook.com/785386whiteplainswest/+63288199297
Agimat at Ugat Foraging Bar and Kitchen5972 Alfonso, cor Fermina, Makati, Metro Manilahttps://www.destileriabarako.com/agimatatugat+639603882024
The Spirits Library4963 Guerrero, Makati, 1210 Metro Manilahttps://www.facebook.com/TheSpiritsLibrary+639171601162
Futur:st5062 Guerrero, Makati, Metro Manilahttps://www.futurist.ph/+639285209102
Run Rabbit Run4991 P. Guanzon, st, Makati, 1012 Metro Manilahttps://www.runrabbit.run/+639263022441
The Curator Coffee & Cocktails134 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati, Kalakhang Maynilahttps://www.thecuratorcoffeeandcocktails.com/+639163554129
A’Toda Madre Mezcaleria and TequileriaSunette Tower, Durban, Makati, Metro Manilahttp://www.atodamadretequila.com/+639190957017
The Blind PigWindsor Tower, 163 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati, 1200 Metro Manilahttp://www.blindpig.ph/+639175492264
Buccaneers Rum & Kitchen5668 Don Pedro, Makati, 1210 Metro Manilahttps://buccaneersrumandkitchen.my.canva.site/+639165463243
RM-1616 E Capitol Dr, Pasig, Metro Manilahttps://eatupmnl.com/tittos/menu/rm16/+63285323414
VaultG/F OSquare 2, Greenhills Shopping Center, Ortigas Ave, San Juan, 1500 Metro Manilahttps://eatupmnl.com/tittos/menu/vault/+639178848867
KONDWI6109 Albert, Poblacion, Makati, 1209 Metro Manilahttps://m.facebook.com/KondwiPH/+639455572471
Selu’s BarUnit 200, 2nd floor, Oakridge Plaza, Santiago St., Paseo de, Makati, 1232 Metro Manilahttps://m.facebook.com/SelusBar/+639188887358
Ruby Wong’s Godown2138 Roxas Blvd, Malate, Manila, 1004 Metro Manilahttps://www.admiralhotelmanila.com/dining/ruby-wongs-godown/Not found.
Nokal ManilaBasement 1, Parking Area, Makati Square, Fernando, Legazpi Village, Makati, 1230 Metro Manilahttps://www.facebook.com/nokal.mnl+639171395178
The Odd Seoulinside Gaja Korean Kitchen 2nd Fl Zentro Bldg, Kalayaan Ave, Makati, Metro Manilahttps://www.facebook.com/theoddseoul/+639064930799
Polilya5767 Ebro, Makati, Metro Manilahttp://polilya.com/+639177145406
Almacen at Poblacion5910 Matilde, Makati, 1210 Metro Manilahttp://www.facebook.com/almacenph+639672436490
Salon de NingCorner of Ayala and 1226, Makati Ave, Makati, Metro Manilahttps://www.peninsula.com/en/manila/hotel-fine-dining/salon-de-ning-lounge-makati+63288872888
The Malt Room26 Tomas Morato Avenue, South Triangle , 1103 Quezon City , Metro Manilahttp://hotelrembrandt.com.ph/malt-room/Not found.
Oz BarHoliday Inn & Suites Makati, Palm Dr, Ayala Center, Makati, 1224 Metro Manilahttp://makati.holidayinn.com/+63279090888
78-45-33Ground Floor (rear), 44, LPL Mansions, San Agustin St, Makati, 1227 Metro Manilahttp://www.facebook.com/784533SalcedoVillage/+63285675025
Hoesik Bar & Lounge8445 Kalayaan Ave, Makati, Metro Manilahttps://www.instagram.com/hoesikmnl/+639064930799
Bugsy’s Sports Bar and BistroUnit 1, Paseo Parkview Suites, San Agustin St, Makati, 1227 Kalakhang Maynilahttps://web.facebook.com/bugsyssalcedo+639053370117
Chill Bar Bocobo – Korea Town ManilaJorge Bocobo St, Malate, Manila, 1004 Metro Manilahttp://www.facebook.com/chillbocoboNot found.
The BarGround Floor, Corner of Ayala and, Makati Ave, Makati, 1226 Metro Manilahttps://www.peninsula.com/en/manila/hotel-fine-dining/hotel-bar-makati+63288872888
Prohibition Liquor LoungeMakati, Metro Manilahttps://primer.com.ph/food/location/philippines/makati/greenbelt/prohibition-liquor-lounge-in-makati-a-prohibition-bar-hidden-in-plain-sight/+63276216790

What is a speakeasy bar?

A speakeasy bar is a type of establishment that originated during the Prohibition era in the United States (1920-1933), when the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcoholic beverages were illegal. These bars were often hidden and operated in secret to evade law enforcement. They were characterized by their discreet entrances, which were often concealed behind unmarked doors, bookcases, or other nondescript facades, and patrons typically needed a password or a special knock to gain entry.

In modern times, speakeasy bars have experienced a resurgence as themed venues that evoke the mystery and exclusivity of the Prohibition era. They often feature vintage decor, a focus on craft cocktails, and an intimate, cozy atmosphere. The allure of these bars lies in their hidden locations, unique entrances, and the sense of stepping back in time, making them popular destinations for those seeking a distinctive and nostalgic nightlife experience.

In conclusion, embarking on a journey to discover Manila’s hidden speakeasy bars promises not just an evening out, but an experience steeped in history, mystery, and allure. From the clandestine entrances to the expertly crafted cocktails, each bar offers a glimpse into the clandestine world of the Prohibition era, where secrecy was the norm and indulgence was an art form. By uncovering these hidden gems scattered throughout the city, you’re not only treated to exceptional libations and ambiance but also to a journey through time, where every sip tells a story.

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