I was single for a veeeery long time, but this much I can say—I was never #foreveralone. I’ve always had my friends, and I’ll always have this city: Makati.
And here are the two things I love love love most about it: the night life, and the food.
From brunches to lunches, dinners, and late-night grub, deciding on where to eat in this city often becomes a challenge, not because of the lack of good options but the opposite—there are just so many. And it doesn’t matter if you don’t have a date—who says you need romance to enjoy all these places? This city is yours for the taking. Give your BFFs a call or, if you’re feeling up for it, hey, have a nice quiet dinner on your own. After all, nothing says “I’m independent” more than that!
So here, we’ve come up with a list of our personal favorites around Makati. Our go-to places for when you just need a good night (or day) out with good friends who are just like you—single, free, and loving it.
10. Chicken skin at Tambai
Seriously, who doesn’t love chicken skin. And Tambai’s just stands out. Partner it up with their signature kimchi rice and a bottle of beer and you got yourself a good meal. The casual street-side setting of Tambai (with stacks of beer cases as table-base) has got inuman session all over it, perfect for catching up with friends.
5779 Felipe Street, Poblacion, Makati
9. The non-brownie by Bucky’s
Is it a brownie? Is it a cake? We’re not really sure, although the owners of Bucky’s have described it to be like a lovechild of the two. That non-brownie (with different flavors available) when topped with their oh-so-good soft serve ice cream and syrup drizzle is the perfect balance of sweet with a kick of salty—just like you.
1210, 5666 Don Pedro, Makati