4 Best Bars in Manila for a Chill, Casual First Date
So you’ve finally mustered the courage to swipe right and ask your Tinder match out. On your first date, it’s always a good idea to keep it a little casual and go somewhere you can hang out and get to know each other. Here are 5 spots around Manila that’ll make a chill but memorable first date.
1. Dulo MNL
If you’re looking to impress, take your date to hip and happening Poblacion’s not-so-secret spot Dulo MNL. It’s unassuming from the outside, but hyper cool on the inside – so hopefully he or she will feel the same about you. Their food and cocktails are as tasty as they are creative, and their interiors feature cozy couches and dark corners for you to get to know each other.
2. Black Boar
If a bar setting is more your style, or you need some liquid courage, the Black Boar in Kapitolyo is the place to be. This cozy pub has great food and cheap drinks, and their famous chocolate beer is always a hit. They also have delicious pub grub to keep the night going. Take advantage of the weather and sit in their outdoor area for more quiet conversations.
3. Up in the Clouds Ice Cream & Milk Bar
Here’s a different kind of bar: an ice cream bar! This adorable ice cream parlor in Maginhawa has fancy flavors like Butterbeer, and serves ice cream inside cotton candy. It’ll up your cuteness factor by 100%. They also serve delicious savory food such as wagyu tapa, so the pogi points will definitely multiply.
4. El Chupacabra
El Chupacabra, once a hole-in-the-wall Mexican joint, is famous for authentic Mexican street tacos. It’s perfect for the kind of person who is down-to-earth and appreciates delicious food over fancy meals. If you’re a little nervous, trust El Chupacabra and Mexican comfort food to get you two feeling comfortable quickly.
Tip: All these bars now accept payments from Coins.ph with Scan & Pay! Simply scan the QR code at the cash register to pay using funds from your Coins.ph wallet.
Not a fan of bars? Check out these restaurants and cafes in Manila that accept Scan & Pay.