As the cold weather dies and summer approaches, more and more people have started to go out and embrace al fresco dining again. While that is all, good fun, have you ever considered taking it to the next level by inviting your friends to rooftop bars for a night of drinking and enjoying the cool breeze? From buzzy hotel hotspots to neighborhood joints, we've listed down some of the best sky lounges in the city. Check them out below:
Found high above the city, Raffles Makati presents Mirèio, a Provencal-inspired brasserie that lets locals experience the rich traditions of the French countryside without leaving the borders of Manila. If you're looking for a great post-Valentine's date spot that combines beautiful views and delicious food, Mirèio is your best bet.
Mireio Bar at Raffles Makati is located at 9/F Raffles 1, Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati City. You can call them at 795-0707.
Located at the 45th floor of the famous hotel in Ortigas, VU's takes pride in being one of the very first sky bars in the city. Regulars keep coming back for the savory Mediterranean tapas, one-of-a-kind al fresco dining, and the relaxing vibe of the place that you can't find anywhere else.
VU’s Sky Lounge at Marco Polo Ortigas is located at Meralco Avenue, San Antonio, Pasig City. You can call them at 720-7777.
Buddha Bar in Makati
There's no better place to unwind and indulge than in Buddha Bar Manila. The three-storey fine dining hotspot in Makati offers a unique ambiance similar to the world-renowned Buddha Bar Paris. This is a great spot for after-work cocktails or a Friday night out with the girls!
Buddha Bar is located at PICAR Place, Kalayaan Avenue, Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City. You can call them at 856-6859.
Adorned with intricate details inspired by the 1920s, there's no denying that The Penthouse 8747 is a chic lounge that is reminiscent of The Great Gatsby era. If you enjoy watching sunsets and city lights, this rooftop resto is a must-visit as it is overlooking the Ayala Triangle Gardens with an amazing view of the Makati skyline and the Central Business District.
The Penthouse 8747 is located at 1209, 8747 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City. You can call them at 0917-801-0655.
Azumi Boutique Hotel
Conveniently located near Manila, Azumi Boutique Hotel is home to 187 bedrooms and top-class recreational facilities—including a breathtaking rooftop deck. Whether you enjoy nighttime dips or simply looking for a spot to watch the city go to sleep, a staycation weekend at Azumi will surely be a treat.
Azumi Boutique Hotel is located at 2205 Market St, Cupang, Muntinlupa City. You can call them at 869-9888.
This story originally appeared on Realliving.com.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.