After the intimate festivities of Christmas, New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to go out and celebrate with a bang. If you’re thinking of kicking your celebration up a notch to greet the year 2018, why not celebrate the turn of the year high above the sky?
If you want a better view of the fireworks and a more romantic panorama of the metro’s lovely night sky, we’ve compiled a list of rooftop bars where you can celebrate New Year’s Eve with some extra spice. Be the star in your circle of friends as you flood their Instagram feed with your enviable top-of-the-world images.
1. Chill Top Roofdeck Restobar
266 P. Tuazon Boulevard, Cubao, Quezon City
Penny pinchers who don’t want to skimp on the view of New Year’s crazy fireworks will definitely find a home at Chill Top Roofdeck Restobar. Nestled a few blocks away from Araneta Center, the roof deck bar is a good venue for people who are looking for a place that runs wild with frenetic energy. Cheap booze, affordable food, pretty sure your budget will see you dead drunk the morning after.
2. The Nest: Dining in the Sky
Vivere Hotel and Resort
5102 Bridgeway Avenue, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Everyone needs some funk, jazz, and soul in their lives. And this is what the Nest intends to deliver to the people before 2017 ends. Located at the more laid back south of Metro Manila, you can have a less frantic New Year celebration enjoying one of Alabang’s most breathtaking views starting at P2,900 per person.
3. Straight Up
Seda Bonifacio Global City
30th Street corner 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Imagine this: a picturesque bird’s-eye view of Bonifacio Global City lit by explosions in the sky, a smorgasbord of sumptuous dishes like ribeye and lamb, unlimited house wine and local beer, and a band to make things more exciting. You will get all these and more during the New Year celebrations of the BGCs most prestigious rooftop bars. If you have P4,000 to burn and want to experience a more upscale salubong, Straight Up’s New Year’s Eve celebration is definitely for you.
4. Firefly Roofdeck
City Garden Grand Hotel
8008 Makati Avenue corner Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City
City Garden Grand Hotel has prepared a delectable feast of dishes from all over the world for New Year’s Eve. Baba ganoush, potato au gratin, seafood paella, lechon, roast beef— take a gastronomical journey to the seven corners of the world. Aside from the food, City Garden’s Firefly Roofdeck has also prepared a party that will combine the magnificence of their rooftop view accented by DJs pumping up the night. New Year’s Eve party tickets are sold at P2,500 per person.
5. Sky Deck View Bar
The Bayleaf Intramuros
Muralla corner Victoria Streets, Intramuros, City of Manila
While most rooftop bars offer a neon-lit glimpse of the city several feet above sea level, Sky Deck View Bar offers a more intimate vista for curious partygoers: a pacific view of Manila Bay and the history-rich city of Manila. For New Year’s Eve, check in at the Bayleaf for only P6,900 and it comes with perks difficult to beat. Package includes a deluxe room for two, complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, brunch at Raffaele on January 1, and reserved dinner at, where else, Sky Deck View Bar.
6. The Penthouse 8747
8747 Paseo de Roxas Avenue, Makati City
Make the first seconds of your 2018 extra fabulous as you revel in the glitz and glam of the Penthouse 8747’s decadent view and glamorous Art Deco interiors. Located right in the middle of Makati’s bustling Central Business District, the Penthouse 8747 is a charming rooftop bar that pays homage to the Roaring Twenties of the United States. The party starts at 8 pm on December 31 so you may want to book a table as soon as possible.
7. Z Hostel
5660 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati City
No list of rooftop parties is complete with Z Hostel, every trendy yuppie’s favorite rooftop bar. This coming December 31, dress up with your best white outfit, prepare P1,000, and indulge in free-flowing drinks (while supplies last, of course). Although the view isn’t as high as the others in this entry, Z Hostel is the perfect destination for those who want to ring in the New Year while making a new bunch of friends.