I have always had a fascination with rooftops. Maybe it’s the sensation of being high up above it all, or the feeling of seeing everything through a new perspective.
There’s just something about seeing the world from above–something peaceful and quite serene. This is probably why rooftop restaurants are all the rage nowadays, especially with the need to escape from all the stress on the ground. Rooftop restaurants are definitely the place to eat and relax. It’s always more than just the good food, but about the experience as well.
We’ve rounded up a few rooftop restaurants in the Metro to try when you just want to get away from it all while enjoying some good food.
Check them out below:
Jazz Up in The Sky is a newly opened rooftop steakhouse on top of Heroes Hotel in Malate. It takes pride in its affordable steaks that are outstandingly delicious. Plus, it’s got a cafe with original blended drinks that you can enjoy whatever your preference is.
This is the place for when you want a scrumptious meal on a budget but you also want to enjoy the view.
This bar sits on the 32nd floor of City Garden Grand Hotel in Makati. With its location this high, it’s easy to enjoy the lights of the city at night. Firefly Roofdeck Bar also comes with a wide range of cocktails, drinks, and delicious food from international cuisine.
32nd floor, City Garden Grand Hotel,
8008 Makati Avenue, corner Kalayaan Avenue,
5. Sky High Bar
Located on top of Ace Hotel & Suites in Kapitolyo, Pasig City, this bar boasts a 360-degree view of the Metro. With its open-air dining area, you can enjoy the beautiful view of Pasig, Mandaluyong, Makati, and Fort Bonifacio wherever you turn!
It also has different levels, so you can choose whether to party the night away (lower level) or just enjoy a romantic dinner with the view (top level). So really, this one’s for any type of night out you might want.
21st Floor, Ace Hotel & Suites,
United Corner Brixton Street,
Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Open daily from 5PM-1AM
Z Hostel is a go-to place for many backpackers who visit the country, and their roof deck bar is actually the best place to chill after a long day of traveling and going around to see Manila. It’s a place where travelers can come together, hang out, and build connections. It’s got a homey feel that allows guests to really relax while enjoying the view of skyscrapers and lights around them.
5660 Don Pedro St., Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City
3. Sky Deck
Sky Deck rests atop The Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros. It’s got an unobstructed 360-degree view of Manila City where you can also enjoy the beautiful Manila sunset. You will surely get some well-needed relaxation at this restaurant as you watch the skies change colors; like looking at it being painted itself.
Muralla corner Victoria St.,
Intramuros, Manila City
Open daily 5pm-12mn
2. Chill Top Roofdeck Resto Bar
This one’s a rooftop resto-bar with KTV rooms! If you’ve ever dreamt of singing along to the greatest hits while enjoying the view from a roof deck, your dreams can finally come true. Chill Top has pretty much everything you could ask for at your next night out with friends. They offer great food and drinks, a great view of the Metro, KTV rooms, good music, and even board games! Plus, they’re open 24/7.
Roofdeck, Amio Tuazon Building,
17th Avenue Corner P. Tuazon Boulevard,
Cubao, Quezon City
1. The Penthouse 8747
This rooftop bar will take you straight to the 1930’s. With their black and gold color scheme, cozy lounge couches, golden chandeliers hanging above our heads, it’s pretty much like stepping inside The Great Gatsby’s world–which was actually the inspiration for their interiors. It’s got glitz and glamour aside from the breathtaking view of Makati that it offers.
Lepanto Bldg., Paseo de Roxas, Makati
Open Mondays 4pm-2am, Tuesdays-Saturdays 4pm-3am
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