We all want to travel the world and explore the world as much as we can but we can't all just say f**k it and leave all our responsibilities behind. One of the best memories we have when traveling is the food we that we eat and the atmosphere we're in. Luckily, there's a place right here in the city to try out dishes from all over the world.
In Poblacion Makati, there are a lot of hole-in-the-wall bars and restaurants that serve their own versions of specialty drinks as well as food that ranges from classic French and European cuisine, to local fusions of Filipino dishes. And to help you get around, here are a few suggestions on where to go when you're in Poblacion!
Z ROOFTOP BAR
Z Hostel Entrance
This local rooftop bar is located on top floor of Z Hostel and gives you a feel of what it's like to be in the city. Not only can you find classic Filipino dishes such as Chicken and Pork Adobo, Longganisa, Sinigang, Bagnet, and Sisig, but you can also enjoy the view of Makati skyscrapers while sipping on homemade cocktails and beers.
Z Rooftop Bar View of Makati
THE WILD POPPY
The Wild Poppy Entrance
A cozy, chill, and vibrant atmosphere, this is what The Wild Poppy offers to its diners and customers. Enjoy Wild Poppy’s take on modern southeast asian dishes and handcrafted cocktails on their outdoor garden and you’d sure to have something to add to your cozy Instagram feed!
The Wild Poppy Outdoor Garden
Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli Entrance
Craving for something local? Then alamat is probably where you should go! Located just beside The Wild Poppy, Alamat has a very cozy - home-y ambiance that’s sure to make you forget about your problems and just be in the moment! Not only does the atmosphere feel great but Alamat takes your taste buds on a journey through the country with its variety of local cuisines from different provinces and their selection of local craft beers.
Selection of Local Craft Beers
6:00 PM to 2:00 AM from Monday to Sunday.
Pura Vida Sign
Love Bob Marley? Or just a fan of Reggae music? Then Pura Vida is definitely the place for you! Come through for a night of live performances by local artists in this Costa Rican themed resto bar and indulge in Costa Rican dishes as well as their own selection of beers and cocktails. Be sure to check out their Facebook and Instagram accounts to know who will be performing the day you’re planning your visit.
Pura Vida Stairway
4:30 PM to 2:00 AM from Monday to Saturday
4:30 PM to 12:00 AM on Sundays
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Taqueria Seta Welcome Sign
Looking for something Mexican? Taqueria Seta brings you right to the streets of Mexico. It is almost impossible to miss since the walls in and out are painted with colorful murals that provide you with the perfect backdrop for you #ootd upload. Indulge in their selection of Tex - Mex fusion dishes from Mexican rice bowls to homemade street tacos paired with your choice of old-fashioned cocktails, you’ll be sure to end up wanting more!
Taqueria Seta Wall Murals
Agimat Foraging Bar and Kitchen Neon Sign
If you’re looking for something close to home then Agimat Foraging Bar and Kitchen is the one you should visit! Agimat has a very local and arbulayo feel where they serve their own take on Filipino cuisine. What’s unique about this place is the names of their dishes as well as their cocktails, some are even served with a side of rituals and enchantments.
Agimat Foraging Bar and Kitchen Interior
Waiters serving the "Ritual ng Agimat"
Closed - Monday
6:00 PM to 10 PM on Tuesday
6:00 PM to 2:00 AM from Wednesday to Saturday
6:00 PM to 12:00 AM on Sunday
Street view of Alchemy
Craving for something European? In Alchemy, you’ll get to experience a fusion of European and classic french dishes and a fresh take on specialty drinks by skilled bartenders. Try out different varieties of potions and experience locals acts and live music on the three areas in Alchemy, Solaris Oven, Elixir Lab, and Philosopher’s Patio.
Interior of Alchemy
5:00 PM to 2:00 AM on Monday
11:00 AM to 2:00 AM from Thursday to Saturday
2:00 PM to 2:00 AM on Sunday
When you don't feel like eating but looking to have a couple beers with your friends, then drop by Polilya! This local taproom not only offer a variety of craft beers for you to choose from but also gives you their own take on cocktails as these cocktails would also contain their signature Engkanto craft beers.
Bar Table in Polilya
Closed - Monday
6:00 PM to 2:00 AM from Tuesday to Sunday
Poblacion certainly does not have any shortage of unique bars and restaurants and there's still a lot in the area to explore! Although Poblacion offers us a lot of cuisines from around the world, there's nothing like being there to experience the place yourself! Click here to look for more places around the Philippines you can explore!
What do you think about these restaurants and do you know any restaurants around Poblacion worth mentioning? Let us know what you think in the comments down below!