Welcome to Hard Rock in Makati
Hard Rock Cafe in Makati should definitely be on your list when you visit Manila. It remains a very popular bar and restaurant for Westerners and Filipino’s alike with a wide variety of food, drinks, great music and a cool ambiance that will make your night most enjoyable.
It’s ambience has not changed for many years and it still has that distinct American feel. It still has the world renowned collection of rock memorabilia and posters from many different artists. And the walls are still decorated with original clothes worn by famous artists, electric guitars used by Kiss, an Elton John gold album and many other music related items all on display.
Great live music
Hard Rock Makati has some fantastic live bands playing most nights with a wide variety of styles including your favourite RnB, Hip-Hop, 80s and 90s pop music and much more. It is a large venue which can hold 500-800 customers. The stage is just the right size and location for a good view from anywhere (including the upstairs area which is opened up for very popular events) and has all the usual lighting effects.
Food is good with a generous portion size, probably big enough to share for two. And whilst prices are certainly higher than your average resto-bar, you get what you pay for where Hard Rock is concerned with a world class menu and service second to none. The Filipino management have the system well established and the Filipino service makes the evening smooth.
Hard Rock also has pool tables in a separate bar where you can still see (and hear) the band. The other bar is currently a smoking bar although I guess that will change in the future as it become more environmentally friendly.
Hard Rock Location
Hard Rock is unusually located inside the Glorietta 3 building which has a large Hard Rock sign on the outside which you could not miss. However, this means you have to enter the building (even when all the other shops are closed) and go up the escalators to get to the venue. An entrance fee is usually payable at the door which is partly consumable. This is standard practice for popular bars with live bands but I still consider it to be good value for money.
Hard Rock Cafe, Makati,
Address: Levels 3 & 4, Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati City, Manila
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