Address: G/F Greenbelt 2, Ayala Center, Makati City
Opening Hours: 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 A.M. (Monday – Sunday)
Telephone Number(s): (+632) 501-3250
Few things say "girls' night out" like a glass of wine. And few places make wine better than Barcino. Every Monday night, from 9:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M., Barcino offers free-flowing drinks for all the ladies who are still hungover (no pun intended) from the weekend. Also, Barcino's paellas are a must-try, and the cozy, laidback interiors make it a favorite haunt of yuppies and expats alike.
By the way, Barcino has branches at Greenbelt 5 and Power Plant Mall too. So no need to get out of Makati in case the Greenbelt 2 branch gets crowded!
Dillingers 1903 Steak and Brew
Address: 3/F Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City
Opening Hours: 11:00 A.M. – 6:00 A.M. (Monday – Sunday)
Telephone Number(s): (+63 2) 621-6790
Can't get enough of free-flowing wine? If you missed Barcino's Monday special, head over to Dillingers 1903 on Tuesdays, and enjoy unlimited glasses of lychee martinis all night long. Dillingers' steaks and dishes are also good, as is the music beating from their speakers courtesy of the house DJ. Make sure you get there ASAP, because the crowds trickle in as early as 7:00 P.M.!
No. 38 Sports Lounge & Grill
Address: 114-A Jupiter St., Bel-Air 2, 1209 Makati City
Opening Hours: 11:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M., 5:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. (Monday – Wednesday), 11:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M., 5:00 P.M – 2:00 A.M. (Thursday – Saturday)
For your Wednesday night booze fix, you can't go wrong with No. 38. Tucked near the corner of Buendia and Makati avenues, No. 38 offers free-flowing, fruit-flavored shots throughout the evening. Pair up your drinks with nachos, scampi, and other American comfort foods, and you have a recipe for a girls' night out that no one will ever forget.
Address: G/F One Rockwell Building, Hidalgo Drive, Rockwell, Makati City
Opening Hours: 11:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M. (Monday – Sunday)
Telephone Number(s): (+63 2) 843-7275, (+63 2) 843-PARK
Mobile Number(s): (+63) 939-93G-RACE, (+63) 939-934-7223
Headed by 2016's Best Female Chef in Asia Margarita Flores, Grace Park epitomizes what a woman is capable of in the culinary scene. Being a farm-to-table restaurant, Grace Park brings you delectable dishes crafted from the freshest ingredients, like the lamb adobo, river prawns, and roast sous vide duck. If you'd like to indulge in a restaurant for women, by women, you need not look farther than Grace Park.
Address: 3/F Retail Pavilion, Zuellig Building, Makati Ave., Makati City
Opening Hours: 11:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M. (Monday – Friday)
Telephone Number(s): (+63 2) 625-4831, (+63 2) 625-4832
Don't let the overly stylish interiors put you off. Despite the seemingly formal atmosphere, Terraz is suitable for small, casual gatherings as well. You can take your pick from their wide variety of European dishes, or have a sip of one of their signature cocktails like the Zuellig Zling and Terraz Rocket Fuel. For that extra kick, order a watermelon lambanog — the Filipino version of vodka, and a drink that's definitely not for teetotalers!
Address: G/F Milkyway Bldg., 900 Arnaiz Ave. (Pasay Rd.) cor. Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
Opening Hours: 11:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M., 5:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. (Monday – Sunday)
Telephone Number(s): (+63 2) 813-0671, (+63 2) 817-6252
In the mood for Thai cuisine? At this cozy resto along Arnaiz avenue, dishes crafted by Chef Watee are the norm. Their Pad Thai is great, and their boneless beef ribs have a juicy, tender texture that melts in your mouth. For your diet-conscious friends, Azuthai also has a vegetarian menu on the side. If you want to show off your mastery of the Japanese language, the resto has a menu written entirely in kanji, hiragana and katakana too!
Dean & DeLuca
Address: G/F Edades Tower and Garden Villas, Amorsolo cor. Waterfront Drive, Rockwell, Makati City
Opening Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 A.M. (Monday – Sunday)
Telephone Number(s): (+63 2) 958-3644
At first glance, Dean & DeLuca looks like a coffee-shop-slash-bakery. After all, it has a prominent display of pastries, not to mention tables that can seat a handful of people at most. It's so much more than that, though: Aside from the usual café offerings, Dean & DeLuca also serves pizzas, salmon, baby back ribs, seafood in coconut red curry, and organic fried chicken with arugula salad. If the Rockwell branch is too far for you, you can always drop by their branch at the Eton Tower (Rufino cor. Dela Rosa St) instead.
Been to any of these establishments before? Where else would you take your ladies in Makati? Let's hear your answers below!