January 30, 2016

The View From Above: A Rundown of the Metro's Best Roof-deck Bars

Marvel at city lights and breathtaking views from Manila’s best elevated bars
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If you're in Metro Manila and looking for a place to spend good times with friends or just unwind, more than just the city lights, you’re sure to find all the good food and drinks to treat yourself and your company with. Perfect for such occasions are the different rooftop or roof-deck restobars in the Metro! Check out these places that have delectable dishes, awesome drinks, and a great view of the city!


Z Hostel Roofdeck

There is something about the environment at Z hostel Roofdeck—the topmost level of Z Hostel—that would make you want to visit the place over and over. For one, the roof-deck offers two different sides from which you can have an awesome view of the surrounding areas. On the turf side, you can see Bonificio Global City and Makati; from the wooden deck side, there's the view of Rockwell and Ortigas. Considering Z Hostel offers accommodations for both local and foreign travelers, you'll never find yourself as a complete stranger. The cozy vibe in the place makes one feel familiar, comfortable, and not out of place.

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Z Hostel front desk lobby

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View from the wooden deck side (Photos courtesy of Z Hostel Roofdeck)

They serve beer, hard drinks, and finger food which are a perfect match to the bar's relaxed atmosphere. Regular performers, such as DJ's and musicians, frequent the bar as early as 5:00 PM on Sundays, though live music is also available in other days of the week.

It's easy to find the hostel; the key is to get there from Makati Avenue. Find Giles Hotel and enter that corner. A few meters ahead is Don Pedro Street. Be mindful, though, of the one-way streets to avoid any traffic violations.

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Z Hostel bracelets for non-hostel guests get you in (Photo by Writer)

For non-hostel guests, a minimum of Php 150.00 must be paid at the hostel's front desk. This fee is consumable and converted into credit, which is encoded in a chip inside a bracelet given to the customer. This is how transactions are done at the roof deck: When the credit is consumed, reloading can be done at the roof deck bar.

Address: 5660 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati City
Contact Number: +63 (2) 8560851


The Roof Deck Bistro

There is always a bistro or a bar in every corner of Quezon City. It is safe to say that there are as many bars in the city as there are people looking for a place to just hangout and relax. If you want a quiet yet fun evening, there are a few places that standout. The Roof Deck Bistro is one of those.

roofdeck bars in manila bistro roofdeck

The Roof Deck Bistro is worth the walk up four flights of stairs

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Enjoying the country feel of the bistro (Photos courtesy of Roof Deck Bistro)

Though situated at the top of only a four-storey building in Examiner Street, the height of its location belies the enjoyment there. Adorned with wood decorations and tables, the place exudes a very local and Filipino vibe. The lighting at The Roof Deck Bistro is just right—not too bright to take away the laid-back atmosphere and too dim to make one want to lie in bed. Everything in this place is the right balance of good time and relaxation.

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Alcoholic beverages and Pinoy food are also served (Photo courtesy of Roof Deck Bistro)

The menu consists of Filipino staples and favorites like pansit, bagnet, chicharong bulaklak, bangus belly, fish fillet, and liempo among others. You'll be surprised at the alcoholic beverages available they offer. Aside from local beer, international beers and other popular hard drinks are available as well.

The night will not be complete without music in the background performed by local talents. You can ask them to sing your favorite classics or top-40 hits. Just call the venue first to inquire about the scheduled performances and make sure that the night will go on with the perfect music in the backdrop of good company, food, and drinks. Just be prepared to climb the stairs from the ground floor to get to the roof deck.

Address: Roofdeck, Times Square Building, Examiner Corner Times Streets, West Triangle, Quezon City
Contact Number: +63 9158186018


Sky High Bar

Located at the 21st floor of Ace Hotel and Suites, this place is perfect for any occasion. Sky High Bar has two levels where they charge you a consumable fee of Php 500.00 per person for the topmost level. That is a really nice deal, considering the posh and elegant atmosphere here. Also, the view of Pasig City from this place is simply breathtaking. Their menu, which is a mix of Western, Japanese, and Filipino food, is really satisfying. Their food and many of the drinks they offer, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic, are also reasonably priced.

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This is the topmost level of the bar; Table charge for this kind of spot at the bar is around Php 2,000.00 per group, consumable. (Photo from Sky High Bar)

The top most level is open only on Fridays and Saturdays, unless you have booked the space for parties or any other function. Happy hour is from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday to Friday, where individual cocktails and beer are at 50% discount. Last order is at midnight.

Address: 21st Floor, Ace Hotel & Suites, United Corner Brixton Streets, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Contact Number: +63 2 4628262


100 Revolving Restaurant

Found at the top of MDC 100 Building in Eastwood, Libis, this resto is a wonder on its own. It is the only revolving restaurant in Metro Manila. That alone is enough for you to try out the place. A full revolution of 100 Revolving takes an hour and 45 minutes, which gives you ample time to enjoy fine dining there. Owned by multi-awarded Chef Jessie Sincioco, the restaurant serves nothing short of delicious.

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The tall buildings in the background are in Ortigas Center, Pasig City (Photo courtesy of 100 Revolving Restaurant)

Delight yourself with the many choices of appetizers, soups, sandwiches, pastas, desserts, main courses, and even Japanese specialties. You’ll have all this while relishing the view of Quezon City and even the communities at the outskirts of the Metro on the mountainsides. 100 Revolving is actually a fine dining restaurant, but you will also find there an impressive lineup of drinks available at the bar. You can choose among local and imported beers, popular hard drinks, and wines. They also have a number of non-alcoholic blends, which are equally satisfying.

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100 Revolving's bar (Photo courtesy of 100 Revolving Restaurant)

It is always best to get a reservation especially if you want to be seated at the revolving spot of the resto, which you should do so you can maximize your experience there. Sitting at the revolving spot can be dizzying at first, though. If you have terrible motion sickness problem, then don't pick a spot at the revolving side. Otherwise, by all means stay at the windows and relish the view. You can enjoy the place during the day or at night as the 100 Revolving opens at 11:00 AM. Daytime view has its own beauty different from the night so you'll have enjoyable scenery either way.

Parking is at the basement levels. The elevator going to the restaurant is at the ground floor. All-you-can-eat buffet is available on Sundays for Php 1,000.00.

Address: 33rd Floor, MDC 100 Building, E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue Corner Eastwood Drive, Libis, Quezon City
Contact Numbers: +63 2 9621016 / +63 2 9625654

Jason Rondero

Jason plays bass for Silent Sanctuary and Brisom. A League of Legends and anime/cartoons junkie, he hates not finishing one's food and sleeps most comfortably with a blanket even when it's hot. He also just recently mended his lost ties with desserts and the beach. His personal blog is: https://pseudoquintessence.wordpress.com/

Jason Rondero

Jason plays bass for Silent Sanctuary and Brisom. A League of Legends and anime/cartoons junkie, he hates not finishing one's food and sleeps most comfortably with a blanket even when it's hot. He also just recently mended his lost ties with desserts and the beach. His personal blog is: https://pseudoquintessence.wordpress.com/

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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January 30, 2016

The View From Above: A Rundown of the Metro's Best Roof-deck Bars

Marvel at city lights and breathtaking views from Manila’s best elevated bars

If you're in Metro Manila and looking for a place to spend good times with friends or just unwind, more than just the city lights, you’re sure to find all the good food and drinks to treat yourself and your company with. Perfect for such occasions are the different rooftop or roof-deck restobars in the Metro! Check out these places that have delectable dishes, awesome drinks, and a great view of the city!


Z Hostel Roofdeck

There is something about the environment at Z hostel Roofdeck—the topmost level of Z Hostel—that would make you want to visit the place over and over. For one, the roof-deck offers two different sides from which you can have an awesome view of the surrounding areas. On the turf side, you can see Bonificio Global City and Makati; from the wooden deck side, there's the view of Rockwell and Ortigas. Considering Z Hostel offers accommodations for both local and foreign travelers, you'll never find yourself as a complete stranger. The cozy vibe in the place makes one feel familiar, comfortable, and not out of place.

roofdeck bars in manila z hostel

Z Hostel front desk lobby

roofdeck bars in manila z hostel

View from the wooden deck side (Photos courtesy of Z Hostel Roofdeck)

They serve beer, hard drinks, and finger food which are a perfect match to the bar's relaxed atmosphere. Regular performers, such as DJ's and musicians, frequent the bar as early as 5:00 PM on Sundays, though live music is also available in other days of the week.

It's easy to find the hostel; the key is to get there from Makati Avenue. Find Giles Hotel and enter that corner. A few meters ahead is Don Pedro Street. Be mindful, though, of the one-way streets to avoid any traffic violations.

roofdeck bars in manila z hostel

Z Hostel bracelets for non-hostel guests get you in (Photo by Writer)

For non-hostel guests, a minimum of Php 150.00 must be paid at the hostel's front desk. This fee is consumable and converted into credit, which is encoded in a chip inside a bracelet given to the customer. This is how transactions are done at the roof deck: When the credit is consumed, reloading can be done at the roof deck bar.

Address: 5660 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati City
Contact Number: +63 (2) 8560851


The Roof Deck Bistro

There is always a bistro or a bar in every corner of Quezon City. It is safe to say that there are as many bars in the city as there are people looking for a place to just hangout and relax. If you want a quiet yet fun evening, there are a few places that standout. The Roof Deck Bistro is one of those.

roofdeck bars in manila bistro roofdeck

The Roof Deck Bistro is worth the walk up four flights of stairs

roofdeck bars in manila bistro roofdeck

Enjoying the country feel of the bistro (Photos courtesy of Roof Deck Bistro)

Though situated at the top of only a four-storey building in Examiner Street, the height of its location belies the enjoyment there. Adorned with wood decorations and tables, the place exudes a very local and Filipino vibe. The lighting at The Roof Deck Bistro is just right—not too bright to take away the laid-back atmosphere and too dim to make one want to lie in bed. Everything in this place is the right balance of good time and relaxation.

roofdeck bars in manila bistro roofdeck

Alcoholic beverages and Pinoy food are also served (Photo courtesy of Roof Deck Bistro)

The menu consists of Filipino staples and favorites like pansit, bagnet, chicharong bulaklak, bangus belly, fish fillet, and liempo among others. You'll be surprised at the alcoholic beverages available they offer. Aside from local beer, international beers and other popular hard drinks are available as well.

The night will not be complete without music in the background performed by local talents. You can ask them to sing your favorite classics or top-40 hits. Just call the venue first to inquire about the scheduled performances and make sure that the night will go on with the perfect music in the backdrop of good company, food, and drinks. Just be prepared to climb the stairs from the ground floor to get to the roof deck.

Address: Roofdeck, Times Square Building, Examiner Corner Times Streets, West Triangle, Quezon City
Contact Number: +63 9158186018


Sky High Bar

Located at the 21st floor of Ace Hotel and Suites, this place is perfect for any occasion. Sky High Bar has two levels where they charge you a consumable fee of Php 500.00 per person for the topmost level. That is a really nice deal, considering the posh and elegant atmosphere here. Also, the view of Pasig City from this place is simply breathtaking. Their menu, which is a mix of Western, Japanese, and Filipino food, is really satisfying. Their food and many of the drinks they offer, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic, are also reasonably priced.

roofdeck bars in manila sky high bar

This is the topmost level of the bar; Table charge for this kind of spot at the bar is around Php 2,000.00 per group, consumable. (Photo from Sky High Bar)

The top most level is open only on Fridays and Saturdays, unless you have booked the space for parties or any other function. Happy hour is from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday to Friday, where individual cocktails and beer are at 50% discount. Last order is at midnight.

Address: 21st Floor, Ace Hotel & Suites, United Corner Brixton Streets, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Contact Number: +63 2 4628262


100 Revolving Restaurant

Found at the top of MDC 100 Building in Eastwood, Libis, this resto is a wonder on its own. It is the only revolving restaurant in Metro Manila. That alone is enough for you to try out the place. A full revolution of 100 Revolving takes an hour and 45 minutes, which gives you ample time to enjoy fine dining there. Owned by multi-awarded Chef Jessie Sincioco, the restaurant serves nothing short of delicious.

roofdeck bars in manila 100 revolving bar

The tall buildings in the background are in Ortigas Center, Pasig City (Photo courtesy of 100 Revolving Restaurant)

Delight yourself with the many choices of appetizers, soups, sandwiches, pastas, desserts, main courses, and even Japanese specialties. You’ll have all this while relishing the view of Quezon City and even the communities at the outskirts of the Metro on the mountainsides. 100 Revolving is actually a fine dining restaurant, but you will also find there an impressive lineup of drinks available at the bar. You can choose among local and imported beers, popular hard drinks, and wines. They also have a number of non-alcoholic blends, which are equally satisfying.

roofdeck bars in manila 100 revolving bar

100 Revolving's bar (Photo courtesy of 100 Revolving Restaurant)

It is always best to get a reservation especially if you want to be seated at the revolving spot of the resto, which you should do so you can maximize your experience there. Sitting at the revolving spot can be dizzying at first, though. If you have terrible motion sickness problem, then don't pick a spot at the revolving side. Otherwise, by all means stay at the windows and relish the view. You can enjoy the place during the day or at night as the 100 Revolving opens at 11:00 AM. Daytime view has its own beauty different from the night so you'll have enjoyable scenery either way.

Parking is at the basement levels. The elevator going to the restaurant is at the ground floor. All-you-can-eat buffet is available on Sundays for Php 1,000.00.

Address: 33rd Floor, MDC 100 Building, E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue Corner Eastwood Drive, Libis, Quezon City
Contact Numbers: +63 2 9621016 / +63 2 9625654

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Jason Rondero

Jason plays bass for Silent Sanctuary and Brisom. A League of Legends and anime/cartoons junkie, he hates not finishing one's food and sleeps most comfortably with a blanket even when it's hot. He also just recently mended his lost ties with desserts and the beach. His personal blog is: https://pseudoquintessence.wordpress.com/

Jason Rondero

Jason plays bass for Silent Sanctuary and Brisom. A League of Legends and anime/cartoons junkie, he hates not finishing one's food and sleeps most comfortably with a blanket even when it's hot. He also just recently mended his lost ties with desserts and the beach. His personal blog is: https://pseudoquintessence.wordpress.com/

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