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Rooftop Bars Manila

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Rooftop Bar Manila
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Manila Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

Escape the bustling streets and see the Philippine capital from a new perspective. Like any major Asian city, Manila offers a wide range of sky-high rooftop terraces, cocktail lounges and sky bars. But which is the best rooftop bar Manila?

This complete guide will help you find out, packed with all info you need about each venue: opening hours, dress code, photos, maps and much more. With a warm climate, lots of skyscrapers and a buzzing nightlife, Manila is a great rooftop city. Many of the rooftop bars Manila are located at luxurious hotels, so they are quite often the top-class spots for a night out. Just scroll down and find the Manila rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list

11 best rooftop bars in Manila

Rooftop bar Mistral Rooftop Bar in Manila

Mistral Rooftop Bar

$$$$ | 10th floor | Makati
  • Highlights
  • Great cocktails
  • Panoramic views
  • Live DJs

A stylish and chic Manila rooftop bar, set on the 10 floor of Raffles Makati. Here you find a a contemporary and seductive indoor lounge, as well as an open-air terrace with amazing views over the city skyline. Serving a nice selection of bar bites and cigars, the rooftop bar is mostly famous for their creative and beautiful cocktails, which you can enjoy at the beautiful sunset or to live DJ beats later at night.

Rooftop bar Encaramada Rooftop in Manila

Encaramada Rooftop

$$$ | 18th floor | Pasay
  • Highlights
  • 360° views
  • Rooftop pool
  • Tapas & pizza

Perched on top of the TRYP by Wyndham Mall of Asia Manila in Pasay, Encaramada Rooftop bar offers some of the best views you can find in Manila. Amazing 360° views over Manila Bay and the city, extra magical at the golden sunset. Here you can enjoy relaxing cocktails and craft beers, as well as a nice selection of hot and cold Spanish tapas and baked style pizza. Everything you need for an elevated evening in Manila.

Rooftop bar The Penthouse 8747 in Manila

The Penthouse 8747

$$$ | 22nd floor | Makati
  • Highlights
  • Art deco inspired
  • Skyline views
  • Extensive menu

The Penthouse 8747 offers a redefined Manila al fresco dining experience. Truly a beautiful venue, the rooftop comes with loads of inspiration from The Great Gatsby era, where plush lounge furniture and dining tables are surrounded with black and gold. And also, amazing views over the Makati skyline. The extensive rooftop menu holds everything from Japanese and Taiwanese whiskey and sparkling wine cocktails to food that mixes the local with the international.

Rooftop bar Antidote in Manila


$$$$ | 40th floor | Makati
  • Highlights
  • Art deco inspired
  • Skyline views
  • Extensive menu

Perched on top of the I'M Hotel in Makati, Antidote offers a Manila rooftop experience unlike any other. The multi-level venue comes with amazing 360-views over the Manila skyline, as well as a large jellyfish aquarium bathed in luminescent lights. Bespoke cocktails comprising top-shelf spirits are mixed with modern bites and plenty of wow-factors.

Rooftop bar Manila Alabang The Nest in Manila

The Nest Dining in the Sky

$$$ | 31st floor | Alabang/Muntinlupa City
  • Highlights
  • Hand-crafted cocktails
  • Lush terrace
  • Restaurant

This cosy and romantic restaurant and rooftop bar is perched on top of the fantastic Vivere Hotel and Resorts, located in Alabang in the southern parts of Metro Manila. The stylish indoor dining room leads out to a very lush and green terrace, decorated with both dining tables and lounge sofas along with a rooftop pool. Along with stunning views, you can enjoy a fusion of local and international dishes and hand-crafted cocktails. With a relaxed and cosy ambience and a very friendly service, this is a perfect rooftop bar for a romantic evening.

Rooftop bar Manila Straight Up in Manila

Straight Up (BGC)

$$$ | 22nd floor | Taguig City
  • Highlights
  • Live music
  • Great views
  • Craft beers

At the hotel Seda Bonifacio Global City rooftop you will find this amazing cocktail bar and lounge, with a luxurious and modern interior and one of the best views in the city. Serving a good selection of classic cocktails, crafted beers and an extensive wine list, this is the perfect place for pre dinner cocktails or just drinks, lounge vibes and views chatting with friends and colleagues. The intimate terrace comes with a chill mix between house, 80s and 90s remakes, sometimes replaced with live entertainment.

Rooftop bar Manila Top of the Alpha in Manila

Top of the Alpha

$$$$ | 34th floor | Makati
  • Highlights
  • Jazz lounge
  • Panoramic views
  • Cocktails & cigars

An upscale rooftop bar and lounge, serving jazzy vibes and incredible views. Set 34 stories up at the Alphaland Corporate Tower in Makati, Top of the Alpha has both a stylish indoor music lounge and an open-air wraparound terrace, offering amazing and panoramic views over the Manila skyline. Sophiticated and trendy in setting and atmosphere, you can visit for handcrafted mixology cocktails, top-class wines, spirits, hand-rolled cigars and well-known jazz bands performing nightly.

Rooftop bar Manila Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge in Manila

Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge

$$$$ | 45th floor | Pasig
  • Highlights
  • Upscale
  • Panoramic views
  • Shisha lounge

Floating high, high above Manila, Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge is the top floor gem at the hotel Marco Polo Ortigas Manila. With both indoor and outdoor seating, perched 45 floors above the bustling city streets, the atmosphere is towards upscale, and this is really a stylish place to enjoy panoramic views over Manila. Enjoy a vast selection of signature cocktails, wines, fine spirits, champagnes and bar bites, complemented with a Shisha lounge and lounge vibes.

Rooftop bar Manila Sky Deck View Bar in Manila

Sky Deck View Bar on Bayleaf Hotel

$$$ | 9th floor | Intramuros/Metro Manila
  • Highlights
  • 360-view
  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • Live music on weekends

An al fresco lounge and restaurant located on top of The Bayleaf Hotel, within the historic walled city of Intramuros. Decorated in classic lounge style, with a mix of wicker dining furniture and lounge sofas, from here you get an outstanding 360-degree view of the entire Manila skyline. Enjoy classic cocktails, an extensive wine list, great local and international food, all in a relaxed atmosphere with live entertainment on the weekends. Popular place, especially for the fantastic sunset views.

Rooftop bar UNWND Lux Hostel in Manila

UNWND Lux Hostel

$$$ | 5th floor | Makati
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop jacuzzi
  • Skyline views
  • Chill vibes

Multi-level and filled with comfy and colorful lounge furniture and a fantastic rooftop jacuzzi, the UNWND Lux Hostel rooftop comes surrounded with fantastic views over the Makati skyline. The rooftop bar offers everything from refreshing signature coktails and flavored beer, to international comfort food and classic Filipino favorites. All served in chill vibes from day to night.

Rooftop bar Manila Sky High Bar at ACE Hotel and Suites in Manila

Sky High Bar at ACE Hotel and Suites

$$$ | 21st floor | Kapitolyo/Pasig City
  • Highlights
  • Great atmosphere
  • Skyline views
  • Live bands + DJs

Centrally located rooftop bar in Manila and, just as the name suggest, a sky high place for drinks, food and magical 360-views of the city skyline. With two levels, one a bit more lounge and one more towards dining, Sky High Bar comes with a great atmosphere and serves both refreshing beers and sweet cocktails along with food that is towards the classic pub-fare. Enjoy casual and fun vibes with live bands playing every night.

Hans Ebenman
Hans Ebenman

Hans has visited over 500 rooftop bars, 200 rooftop pools and 300 rooftop restaurants since 2015. This vast experience has made Hans a true rooftop expert, and one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Today, numerous of travel magazines, bloggers and media websites contact Hans to get his expertise on rooftops.

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City info

Rooftop bar Manila

Rooftop-grade: 7/10

Prime season: all year

Residents: 11,5 millions

Climate: tropic

The climate is tropical with an average temperature of 20-30 degrees celsius all year round. As a results there is a great variety of fine rooftop bars in Manila. The roof terraces are often in a classic Asian-style, with superb views and a modern decor.

So, which is the best rooftop bar in Manila? Lots of rooftop bars in Manila offers fantastic city views. Located high up in sky scrapers or luxurious hotels. If you like grand city views and cheap prices you should visit one or more sky lounges in Manila.

About Manila

Manila is the Philippines capital and also the largest city. The metropolitan area is known as Metro Manila and it is linked to several smaller cities. The city is located at Manila Bay, providing a fine natural harbor and good views over the water. Manila is one of the world's most densely populated cities and has the country's largest harbour. Food, tobacco, clothing and tourism are otherwise what brings most money to the state. About one million tourists visits the city every year.