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Forgot your password? Remember me? Evidence of Pinoy musical talent can Bar with live band in quezon city found in almost every country in the world. Think about it. Recently, Charice Pempengc o landed on the top 10 of the Billboard the first Asian ever to accomplish that feat.
Arnel Pineda is now front man of the world renowned American band Journey. Tony Award-winning Lea Salonga earned her reputation by stepping up that London stage, and giving it all she had. These are but some of the more popular Pinoys who have put us on the map in terms of music. The Filipino music scene is dynamic. There is growth and a consistent influx of fresh talent. Today, people make the effort to get out there and see what the scene has to offer--no matter if the performer has already gained a specific level of popularity or not.
Also, that we have a thriving independent scene allows us to choose from a wider range of genres, without any mainstream constraints, allowing for greater creativity for our musicians, and a more worldly outlook on music for the audience in general. We have become known for having one of--if not the most--productive music scenes in Asia. We Pinoys are born with an almost innate love for entertainmentwhether as a performers or spectators, and nothing beats live entertainment because it calls for the use of the senses and a greater connection between audience and performer.
Numerous venues play live music in the city, places like Music Museum or the CCP will deliver huge shows every so oftenbut what to do when you feel a spontaneous itch to go out and catch a live band without having to plan way ahead? Manila is crawling with bars that specialize in this particular brand of entertainment.
And though we would like to list them all, that would probably necessitate a top 50 instead of a Top Here, in no particular order, are some interesting bars located within the city limits, and feature live bands on an almost regular basis:. Ten 02 opened in January ofthe brainchild of award-winning jazz sensation Skarlet former front woman of Pu3ska and the Brownbeat Allstars. As Skarlet revealed, "We wanted a jazz t like The Cotton Club a speakeasy concept where the jazz is hot, the blues are cool, the world beat is festive, and the rock is underground.
Ten 02 is best known for its jazz acts. Actually, it is probably one of the few remaining bars in Manila where you can catch a big band a horn section, upright bass, you name it--the works ; namely, the AMP Bigband every Monday at 8 p. It is well Bar with live band in quezon city risking a pounding hangover the next day for. Last Home Resto Bar opened its doors to revelers, weary of the sound of electric instruments and craving for some intimate downtime with good friends coupled with good old fashioned acoustic rock and roll, in August of Open 6 p.
Saguijo opened ina collaborative effort between three OPM fans to show some support for the local music industry. More than anything, the bar is known for its eclectic and vast array of featured acts. A music lover, regardless of preferred genre, is sure to find an act or two that will blow their mind one way or another.
Many well-known acts and fledgling productions today such as Pedicab, Up Dharma Down, and Taken by Cars have considered Saguijo their second home, their music and a loyal following growing within its walls. ed or indie, big time acts or niche artists, members of the contemporary music scene have all played in Saguijo at one point. The bar is known for its great food, ranging from pizza to pasta to sandwiches try the Cheeseburger to full meals you can really dig into with gusto.
They also carry some imported beers like Stella Artois and Heineken, and are one of the f ew music bars that offer Bloody Mary on their menu. Saguijo also houses a small art gallery The Theo Gallerywhich showcases Bar with live band in quezon city works of many upcoming young artists. Call ahead to reserve a table because it can get packed. Celebs who have been spotted here include Jericho Rosales, Iza Calzadoand of course nearly every relatively young, big name in the music industry.
There are also outdoor tables with umbrellas in case it rains for those who prefer to dine and drink al fresco. Check their website for gig schedules --there are bands every night except for Sundays and Mondaysbut if you would rather dine than watch, have dinner and then leave before the music starts at 10 p.
Situated smack dab in the middle of a place known as The Collectivea group of establishments deed to be a one-stop nighttime dining, shopping, and entertainment destination, B-Side is known for its live acts, ranging from rock to reggae to electronica to house.
Already quite a popular venue despite having just opened its doors earlier this year, the bar is the brainchild of Mulan Ong, Red-I and Jeff Ong. Chow is good too.
They also serve cocktails in white ceramic teapots--Mad Hatter-style. The bar, which opened inis named after one of its owner Luis, known as "Checkpoint Louie" to his poker-playing buddies. Checkpoint was established as a means to bring Rock and Roll to the South. Patterned after the original Club Dredd in Timog and Mayrics in Espana, Checkpoint started with a roster of then virtual unknowns.
The menu is also undergoing renovation but sure staples Bar with live band in quezon city Checkpoint Rice and Mixed Sausages. Drinks to be sampled with caution are Disgrasya and Total Wreck. Explanation unnecessary. A good tip is to go early in order to get seating either in front or around the stage. The place can get pretty packed. Checkpoint has a laidback vibe, the people are friendly, and the music is unapologetically rock and roll. As technically the second longest-standing establishment on this list 70s Bistro opened inthe bar has seated, fed, watered, and entertained many for two decades.
Though the interiors have acquired an aged patinathe continuous patronage of its customers and performers have upheld its reputation as one of the most established venues for live performances in the city--that and its undeniable contribution to OPM history.
Customers can opt to drink by the bar, or better yet reserve a table in the main seating area in front of the stage beforehand call Nestor Marayag or Elsi Gealone though reservations are valid only until 9 p. SRO is a common occurrence. For more privacy, get a table discreetly situated behind the wooden railings. Though initially known for serving a wide and tasty variety of the drink it was named after, Martinis has also gained a reputation for featuring talented Bar with live band in quezon city acts.
They have also expanded their musical menu by featuring DJs who specialize in everything from 80s music to house. Martinis entertains reservations. Call ahead to make sure you get a good table. Cabarrus serves up a particular wine and Habayeb warms up the crowd with his music.
Besides the formidable range of alcoholic beverages try the Choco-Chilli Martini and the Sake MartiniMartinis also offers a great selection of cigars. Originally located in Malate, Penguin Cafe was established in the early 80s and was situated at the corner of San Andres and Adriatico Streets. It moved to the corner of Remedios Circle and Bocobo Street some time after, where it remained for over two decades. Today, it has relocated to Makati. The new Penguin is a bit of a departure from its last location in terms of interiors.
Though some of the chairs and tables come from the old bar, many of the knick-knacks and furniture pieces have been disposed of due to their age. Penguin serves tasty and comforting fare, and is considerate of its vegetarian patrons. Their pizza sauce is homemade, made from real tomatoes, and their cocktails have an extra special kick meaning they always add just a bit more. They serve a mean Mojito and Cuba Libre.
And to serve you, the new Penguin has retained its well-trained staff, with the exception of their cook who passed away recently. Penguin, while known for showcasing diverse musical acts, is big on world music and jazzfeaturing the likes of Kalayo formerly PinikpikanKadangyan, Brass Munkeys, and Johnny Alegre. Some nights they also have poetry readings, film showings, or one-act plays. Many well-known artists, musicians, stage actors, and writers call it a second home. Penguin does not have a and is recognizable by the orange walls flanking its entrance. Check out the map for directions as it can be quite tricky getting there due to all the one way streets in the area.
Rarely do you find a music venue in Manila that lives up to the true talent of its featured performers. Their Music Hall has virtually the best sound system in the city and possibly one of the best in the countr y. According to the owner, the hall "has been acoustically treated to provide optimum appreciation of the amazing quality of the sound system.
It is a true pleasure to watch any of their featured acts from almost every conceivable genre due to the sound quality and spacious seating. Nyoy Volante, Nina, the late Bar with live band in quezon city M. Oran Coltrane, son of the legendary John Coltrane, has also performed here. The Garden Bar opened before the Music Hall in while the latter was established in Customers wanting to go for the al fresco experience should bring light outerwear, as the weather can get quite cool, especially when it rains.
Parking is, thankfully, not a problem at all. Music fans, even if they call the North home, should take the trip to watch their preferred band.
Soon, word spread and Handle Bar gained quite a cult following, especially when it introduced live rock and roll acts into the formula. The unpretentious vibecool clientele, and the outdoor grill, where customers can actually cook prime Aussie beef, fish, sausages, or lamb with generous servings of your choice of sidings: beans, coleslaw, corn or baked potatoand the row of bad-ass bikes outside help complete the Handle Bar experience. It also opens earlier than most bars, in time for lunch, catering to bikers who just want to relax and hang out after a ride, or anyone hankering for a steak meal.
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10 Spots in the Metro Where You Can Enjoy Live Music and Good Food