Restaurants and Bars That Are Perfect for Your Barkada Christmas Celebrations

Christmas is right around the corner and I’m sure by now, you are planning your holiday get-together with the barkada. Whether it’s an annual celebration or a small dinner party to end the year, here are some restaurants that can accommodate big groups and will surely make your holiday shindig memorable.

Studio 300

If your barkada is up for an adventure, Studio 300 in Makati and Kapitolyo has different activities that the whole barkada will enjoy. From bowling to billiards to karaoke, they got it. Don’t forget to try their amazing food too!


Down for some fresh pizzas and cocktails? Your tita hearts will jump in excitement as Pizzulu offers one of the best pizzas in Manila that are best paired with their signature cocktails. Extra carbs from the pasta wouldn’t hurt too! They have branches in SM Mall of Asia, Burgos Circle BGC, Proscenium Rockwell, and soon in SM Megamall!


Want a cool evening a BGC? 205 In Central Square is one of our go-to’s for celebrations. The whole place can be closed up for private events or just reserve a table to enjoy some highball and delicious food. Their Seafood Risotto and Truffle Mushroom Cream pasta is a must-try!


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Salvatore Cuomo BGC

Another gem in BGC is Salvatore Cuomo in Uptown Parade. With its open kitchen set-up, you can make sure your food is always made fresh. They also have a private room that you can reserve for celebrations with friends or family. Their Quattro Formaggi pizza, truffle pasta, and lamb chops are a killer trio that will surely make a memorable feast.


Art + great food + great space? Kondwi in Poblacion Makati got you covered. As you enter Kondwi, you will immediately be impressed with the curation of art, it is then combined with tasteful and artsy food and cocktails that you will never forget. Don’t forget to get some buy1 take1 oysters that are flown in fresh daily from Aklan!


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Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

A celebration wouldn’t be complete without some delicious and juicy steaks! Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is definitely a go-to for steaks and special celebrations. Whether you want to dine in at one of their branches or even enjoy the whole shebang at home, they got you covered. Wolfgang’s Steakhouse has branches in Newport World Resorts, Podium, BGC, City of Dreams Manila, and Araneta Center.


Margaritas and Fajitas? Chili’s has delicious cocktails that will not break the bank. Their ongoing buy1take1 mojitos are definitely for your holiday get-together with friends! Their menu is filled with delicious food but their new items like fried ribs and blackened sirloin steak are our faves. Oh, if your barkada is bringing kids, kids can eat free on weekdays (T&C applies).


A new cafe and bar in San Juan-QC area, Snooze is becoming a crowd favorite because of its delicious food and great vibes. The location is a great middle point to meet up with friends from all around the Metro. The steak donburi and chicken poppers are surely something that you would keep coming back for.

Fun Roof

Neon lights and memorable nights? The newly opened Fun Roof in Poblacion has everything you need for a fun night out with friends. Baseball, Basketball, Mini golf and arcade games, you name it they got it!


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Manduca Taberna

If wine and tapas are the vibe of the barkada, Manduca Taberna in BGC is a wine bar & Spanish restaurant in BGC that is great for your celebrations. They also offer private events if you want the place all to yourselves. Complete the celebration with their iconic Cochinillo!


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Tipsy Pig

Definitely one of our favorite spots in BGC and QC, Tipsy Pig is not just a place for drinking. Their food is amazing too! With its huge seating capacity in its branches, Tipsy Pig is a great place for holiday celebrations! They also have live performances for their drag brunch series and even live musical performances.


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GEN Korean BBQ

If the barkada loves Korean BBQ then Gen Korean BBQ in SM Mall of Asia is the one for you. With its unlimited and wide array of meat items, there will never be a shortage of good kbbq. The place is also huge so no matter how big your celebration is, they can accommodate your party.