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Quezon City Nightlife Tourist Spots: Where to Stay and Party

The largest city in the Metro Manila urban area, Quezon City is a bustling metropolitan area where life revolves around the modern-day pleasures of shopping and socialising. Previously the national capital, Quezon City now boasts an incredible array of late-night entertainment options and is legendary as the nation’s undisputed live music capital. Those who prefer late nights on the dance floor over early-morning museum visits will love this non-stop party destination.

While other parts of Manila lay on the glitz, Quezon City revels in its urban eclecticism, with quirky boutiques, stylish eateries for every conceivable taste, grungy bars, electrifying club nights and an alluring cafe culture. Whether travellers want to party until dawn or enjoy a more cultured night sipping cocktails in a swanky rooftop lounge, Quezon City’s buzzing nightlife fits the bill for every mood.

With more than 300 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve showcased the most popular hotels, convenient for the city’s hottest entertainment districts, from the 24/7 buzz of Timog Avenue to the hip enclaves of Cubao and Eastwood City.

Top Nightlife & Hotels Near Timog Avenue

Top Nightlife & Hotels Around Timog Ave

Known simply as the “entertainment district”, Timog Avenue is the beating heart of after-dark Quezon City. It is a four-lane road running east-west through South Triangle and filled with restaurants, dance clubs, live music venues and bars.

Arguably less cosmopolitan than other parts of Metro Manila, the bar and club scene attracts urbanites for its low prices and friendly, unpretentious party vibe. Notably, it is a hotbed for quality live music. At its centre, Timog Area is intersected by Tomas Morato Avenue which is Quezon City’s celebrated “eat street”, showcasing an array of chic restaurants and late night cafes.

Things to do in Timog Avenue at Night

 

Oblivion
Oblivion is a massive club attracting an energetic, upscale crowd of mostly young hipsters. It provides the full package with top name guests DJs, psychedelic visuals and reputedly Quezon City’s most deafening sound system. It also features a stylish VIP lounge to mingle with the city’s in-crowd. Pulsating themed nights rotate throughout the week, ranging from sultry floor shows, fashion launches and sizzling live performers.

Ka Freddie’s Music Bar & Restaurant
A must-visit on any city bar-crawl, this grungy bar is almost always full to the rafters. Its popularity is mostly thanks to the star quality of famous host Freddie Aguilar, a Pinoy guitar legend who whips up the crowd into a frenzy of adulation. Freddie himself, his offspring or guest bands play seven nights a week belting out Filipino and western classics. It’s is a great hangout to kick off the night, with an electric atmosphere and free-flowing beer.

Cowboy Grill
An unpretentious early evening pre-party spot, Cowboy Grill attracts a diverse crowd of after-work and pre-clubbing groups keen to indulge in a vibrant mix of live music, drinking and tucking into a hearty fusion of Filipino and Tex-Mex style dishes. Three different live bands take to the stage each night for virtually non-stop entertainment until the early hours. Most nights a week there are special all-inclusive food and drinks promotions.

Casa Marcos Restaurant
The origins of Casa Marcos Restaurant dates back all the way to the 1940s, and after various incarnations, it continues to delight foodies with classic Mediterranean tapas and Spanish-Filipino fusion. The intimate brasserie-style interior perfectly complements the refined and relaxing vibes. The paella and Filipino staple Sisig are the headline dishes in an ambitious menu, supported by a fancy wine list and cool cocktails.

Zirkoh Comedy Bar
There a huge dose of hilarity in the air at Zirkoh Comedy Bar and a typical night involves about half a dozen quirky acts. Entertainment is aimed at a global audience with lots of English language slapstick, music and visual performances that all nationalities can understand and enjoy. It’s laugh-a-minute mayhem with on-the-fly quick fire material as the performers mingle among the audience. It’s a fine way to get in the mood for a big night out with great cocktails.

Popular Hotels Near Timog Avenue

 

Red Planet Quezon City

Red Planet Quezon City

Located right in the heart of the Timog Avenue club and bar scene, Red Planet Quezon City is the perfect launch pad for late night fun. This sleek contemporary hotel offers stylish pop art public spaces and warm, cosy guestrooms in crisp white and brown tones. In a choice of double or twin configurations, the 140 rooms each feature fast Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and an in-room safe.

En-suite bathrooms are spacious with a soothing power shower. Aside from the myriad of entertainment options right on the doorstep, Red Planet Quezon City is just a short stroll from Quezon Avenue MRT Station and noted tourist attractions including Quezon Memorial Circle.

Star Rating: No Rating
Price: PHP673 – PHP2326
Guest Rating: 8.0
Address: 100 Timog Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines

 

Luxent Hotel

Luxent Hotel

Rated highly by HotelsCombined customers for its stylish open-air pool and bar, Luxent Hotel is a true resort-style urban haven in the heart of the city. The spacious rooms offer a touch of class and can accommodate up to five people in comfort. Guest rooms have sleek furnishings in neutral tones, while the larger suites exude a refined period look.

The lobby and public spaces are adorned with visually appealing modern art features in vibrant colours. Comprehensive leisure amenities at Luxent Hotel includes a fully equipped gym, pampering spa treatments and a rooftop pool complete with sublime skyline views of QC. The hotel is also a noted local culinary hotspot, as the Garden Cafe serves up an all-day spread of buffet and top notch Western and Filipino favourites.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: PHP3044 – PHP4492
Guest Rating: 8.4
Address: 51 Timog Ave., South Triangle, Quezon City, Philippines

 

Sequoia Hotel

Sequoia Hotel

Guests looking to paint the town red will find the Sequoia Hotel suitable for their needs. It’s a stylish place just minutes from a host of pulsating late night bars, restaurants, comedy clubs and live music venues. The tastefully furnished rooms are warm and inviting, furnished in neutral colours with reliable Wi-Fi, cable TV and tea and coffee making facilities.

The hotel’s trendy eatery Ombu Restaurant is a highlight, serving up classic Filipino and fusion dishes in an elegant art-inspired setting. The Style Hub Salon provides a full array of pampering spa and beauty treatments for guests to look their glamorous best before hitting the clubs.

Star Rating: No Rating
Price: PHP2015 – PHP2556
Guest Rating: 7.1
Address: Timog Corner Mother Ignacia Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines

 

Haeinsa Condotel

Haeinsa Condotel

A superb value for money option, a stay at Haeinsa Condotel means fuss-free homely comforts in surprisingly spacious accommodation. A good bet for groups of friends, rooms feature a separate dining table and lounging area and also have satellite TVs, Wi-Fi access and fully equipped bathrooms. They are furnished in bright, summery colours with little ornamental touches for that unmistakable home away from home feel.

Room rates include a hearty breakfast, and the on-site Tamarind Grill restaurant serves up tasty Filipino bites at attractive prices. Haeinsa Condotel is a great base for a big night of bar hopping along Timog Avenue, yet is located on a quiet road just moments away.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: PHP657 – PHP1240
Guest Rating: 7.5
Address: Barangay Pinyahan, 23 Makisig Street, Quezon City, Philippines

 

Sir William’s Hotel

Sir Williams Hotel

Based on price and the prime location, Sir William’s Hotel is pretty hard to beat. It is right in the thick of the Timog Avenue action, surrounded by happening cafe bars and a host of buzzing restaurants. There is a welcome respite from the constant hum of activity found in the hotel’s spa and wellness centre, which includes a relaxing sauna and indoor pool. The well-equipped 24-hour fitness room allows guests to keep in trim with a daily workout regime.

The clean, unpretentious rooms are simply furnished yet are spacious with a separate lounging area, TV, Wi-Fi access and tea and coffee making facilities. Staff service levels are also highly rated by HotelsCombined customers.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: PHP1027 – PHP1352
Guest Rating: 5.0
Address: 39 Timog Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines

 

Hotel Location

Top Nightlife & Hotels in Cubao

Top Nightlife & Hotels in Cubao

Surrounded by classy condo high-rises, Cubao is a bustling commercial centre noted for several huge shopping malls. It’s an upscale district with a decidedly more stylish feel for both foodies and partygoers. Araneta Center is the main focal point both for daytime retail therapy, as it features no less than half a dozen malls and a variety of nocturnal bar hopping choices. The area is lined with an array of chic bars, comedy clubs and kitschy karaoke lounges.

Just a stroll away is Cubao Expo, an area where hipsters meet and mingle in quirky bars and pavement cafes. This arty enclave is dotted with eccentric shops and chilled out bars screening indie movies, perfect for a more cultured night out. Motorised tricycles, driven by knowledgeable locals, are also a great option for bouncing around from one bar to the next.

Things to do in Cubao at Night

 

Gourmet Bar
Gourmet Bar serves up enticing global flavours in a sleek modern lounge. Located at Novotel Manila Araneta Center, it is a go-to spot to unwind after a day of shopping in the nearby malls or as an early evening hangout, thanks to the daily happy hour deals. There is a huge range of imported beers and creative cocktails to sip alongside tantalising tapas bites. Enjoy the cool contemporary flair of the decor which nicely matches its laid-back ambience.

Tago Jazz Cafe
Tago Jazz Cafe ticks all the right boxes for the quintessential urban Jazz club vibe. It’s small and dimly lit with bright neon lights illuminating the performances on the tiny stage. A cosy hangout spot, it attracts a wide cross-section of urbanites, from young hipsters to mature Jazz fans. The roster of bands on any given night is just as eclectic with authentic trad Jazz, big band swing, blues and soul. It’s also noted for its top-notch menu of soul food and Filipino tapas.

Fred’s Revolucion
Cubao’s self-styled “revolutionary cafe” is arguably the most iconic watering hole in the city. Plastered from floor to ceiling with images of Che Guevara, Lenin, Mao and a host of whimsical vintage art, there is vibrant eye candy all around. Fred’s Revolucion attracts a loyal following of local drinkers and curious tourists, and despite the diminutive size, serves up an ambitious menu of bar snacks and a surprisingly wide selection of designer beers.

Bellini’s
Bellini’s has set the marker for true Italian style dining in Quezon City and oozes authentic character. The huge menu features classic shortcrust pizzas, pasta and risotto alongside some amazingly calorific desserts. It has an unpretentious retro feel complete with quirky murals depicting iconic Italian scenes, which only adds to its charm. There are numerous sharing dishes and platters to choose, so it’s a great place to dine as a group.

Habanero Kitchen Bar
A trendy gastro bar that is always seemingly busy, Habanero Kitchen Bar presents a modern twist on traditional Filipino cuisine with a touch of Mexican and Mediterranean flair. It has a lively vibe, and with both indoor and al fresco seating, it attracts groups for pre-clubbing evening cocktails and craft beers as well as a steady stream of diners who like their food with a spicy kick. Named after the Habanero chilli, it is one of the hottest places to hang out in every sense.

Popular Hotels Near Cubao

 

The Contemporary Hotel

The Contemporary Hotel

There is a smart minimalist vibe to the rooms at the Contemporary Hotel with a dramatic contrast of black and white shades. Subtle lighting and colourful artwork add to its appeal and the expansive suite rooms also feature a fully equipped kitchen with all mod cons. All units have plasma TVs, air conditioning and full bathroom amenities.

The standout feature is the inviting open-air pool for a lazy afternoon with a refreshing cocktail in hand. The hotel’s snazzy lobby follows the same black-white colour template and features a restaurant serving simple international fare. Overall it has a quiet, relaxed vibe even though Cubao’s buzzing bar scene is easily accessible on foot.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: PHP1277 – PHP3674
Guest Rating: 6.8
Address: #8 G. Araneta Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines

 

Novotel Manila Araneta Center

Novotel Manila Araneta Center

The midscale Novotel Manila Araneta Center is one of QC’s few real urban lifestyle havens with a tonne of fun amenities under one roof. The open-air pool is an obvious lure during sunny days and a tranquil spot to nurse a hangover after a late night. Comprehensive fitness and spa services will have guests feeling fit and fabulous throughout their stay.

It’s a culinary hotspot too with interactive dining at all-day restaurant Food Exchange Manila, tasty tapas style bites at Gourmet Bar by Novotel and the Pool Bar & Lounge is the place to meet and mingle with cool cocktails late into the night. The hotel’s 401 rooms showcase sleek modern décor and ergonomic comforts bathed in a splash of vibrant colour.

Star Rating: No Rating
Price: PHP3218 – PHP6201
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: Gen Aguinaldo Avenue Araneta Center QUEZON, Quezon City, Philippines

 

Fernandina 88 Suites

Fernandina 88 Suites

Just steps away from Araneta Center, Cubao’s premier shopping and entertainment hub, Fernandina 88 Suites unlocks a world of retail therapy, dining and pulsating bar-hopping. Despite the location, it exudes a homely, retreat-like ambience in a choice of comfortable one to four bedroom suites. Each has a separate lounge and fully equipped kitchen, and decor ranges from home-spun earthy tones to boutique-chic contemporary style.

Perfect for large groups, the cavernous Premier Four Bedroom Suites can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests. A small swimming pool and in-room spa services are also available. Breakfast is served daily at 1572 Bar and Restaurant, an elegant colonial era-inspired dining room offering expansive 360-degree views of the Metro Manila skyline.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: PHP1533 – PHP3282
Guest Rating: 6.8
Address: 222 P. Tuazon Blvd., Araneta Shopping Center, Metro Centro Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines

 

Metro Room Budget Hotel Philippines

Metro Room Budget Hotel Philippines

A great bet for travellers on a budget, the peso stretches that much further at Metro Room Budget Hotel Philippines. A top pick for HotelsCombined customers travelling as a group, the 20 studio style rooms are neatly furnished in modern style with an uncluttered, functional layout. The rooms here have ample storage space, satellite TV and air conditioning.

The larger suites offer full kitchen facilities and a dedicated private dining area. It is just the spot for an uncomplicated fuss-free stay at a great rate, and HotelsCombined customers rave about the attentive staff. The hotel is situated just to the north of the Cubao entertainment district but is also within easy reach of the buzzing Timog Avenue bar and club scene.

Star Rating: 2*
Price: PHP445 – PHP1701
Guest Rating: 5.0
Address: 20 Unit I KG Street West Kamias, Quezon City, Philippines

 

Hotel Location

Top Nightlife & Hotels in Eastwood City

Top Nightlife & Hotels in Eastwood City

Clean, green and orderly, Eastwood City is a master-planned high-tech commercial and residential enclave that resembles a miniature Singapore. It is a fairly compact series of mostly pedestrian pavements with attractive manicured landscaping and fountains that are illuminated in a riot of colour after dark.

The area is a breeze to get around on foot. Eastwood Citywalk is the main social hub for tasty tapas bites before a lively night of bar hopping or catching a live band. It even has its own Hollywood-style Walk of Fame. Eastwood City is a neighbourhood for connoisseurs and conversationalists, lovers of music and food, and those who simply prefer a higher class of drinking buddies. It attracts a mixed crowd of young hipsters, expats and tourists staying in the nearby hotels.

Things to do in Eastwood City at Night

 

Club DREDD
Club DREDD has launched the careers of a huge number of well-known Pinoy bands since the 1990s and remains the place to see the best indie and rock gigs in town. A small grungy venue, the atmosphere is electric once the bands take to the stage, while the outside terrace offers a more laid-back atmosphere to sip an ice cold beer and mingle.

Route 196
This cosy, upmarket bar is a mecca for live music lovers. Route 196 has a stylish lounge vibe and hosts mainstream and up-and-coming artists of all genres. There is a huge roster of live acts at weekends and regular indie film screenings and launch parties. The beer is cold and cheap, and the eclectic crowd is friendly and every bit as entertaining as the artists on stage.

The Distillery
Located in the heart of bustling Eastwood Citywalk, The Distillery is the hangout of choice for Quezon City’s fashionable social set. It fills up early in the evening with an animated party atmosphere and as the name suggests, is a watering hole for serious drinkers. There is a huge range of malt whiskies, wine, premium beers and cocktails, accompanied by awesome party tunes all night long.

Cyma Restaurant
An excellent spot to gather for good food, Cyma Restaurant is a top pick in the city for social dining. It is one of the few in Metro Manila offering authentic Greek flavours with its own distinctive Filipino twist. There are numerous combos and samples to share, mezze, Souvlaki, seafood, Greek paella and more including the rare pleasure of many wholesome vegetarian options. The restaurant decor is modern metropolitan style but still exudes a classic taverna ambience.

Liberty Asian Refuge + Bar
Liberty Asian Refuge + Bar is a trendy gathering spot for al fresco drinks or comfort food in the upstairs restaurant. There is an excellent array of innovative sharing dishes which are completely unique, including the likes of sea urchin and eggplant or Miso butter rib-eye steak. The industrial-chic minimalist decor perfectly matches the chilled sophisticated ambience, which gradually heats up as the night wears on.

Popular Hotels Near Eastwood City

 

Eastwood Richmonde Hotel

Eastwood Richmonde Hotel

The plush modern comforts of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel will set the tone perfectly for a weekend of sophisticated wining and dining in the Eastwood City lifestyle hub. The hi-tech contemporary rooms have loads of style and benefit from stunning skyline views through wall-to-ceiling windows.

Offering everything required for a leisurely stay is right here under one roof. By day the outdoor pool is the go-to spot to soak up the rays and socialise, while the on-site nightclub attracts a stylish crowd of locals and hotel guests for dynamic live music and nocturnal fun. The Lounge eatery provides the ideal hangover cure with hearty breakfast buffet each morning. Eastwood Richmonde Hotel also boasts a plush spa and salon offering blissful pampering.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: PHP3330 – PHP5769
Guest Rating: 7.0
Address: 17 Orchard Road, Eastwood City, Bagumbayan, Quezon City, Philippines

 

Microtel by Wyndham Acropolis

Microtel by Wyndham Acropolis

A fuss-free urban lifestyle is found at Microtel by Wyndham Acropolis, where smart room interiors are bathed in subtle colours and seamlessly blended with a mix of minimalist style and elegance. They feature plush beds, cable TVs and full-size bathtubs. An extensive buffet breakfast ensures the right start to every day.

Eastwood City has a dynamic round the clock vibe and staying at Microtel by Wyndham Acropolis puts guests right in the heart of all the action. Shopping malls, cinemas and Quezon City’s coolest café culture are waiting to be explored in the vicinity, while the commercial centres of Ortigas and Makati are just a short taxi ride away.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: PHP2327 – PHP3581
Guest Rating: 7.8
Address: 878 E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave. (C5) Brgy. Bagumbayan, Quezon City, Philippines

 

Hotel 878 Libis

Hotel 878 Libis

A top pick among groups booking with HotelsCombined, Hotel 878 Libis offers a huge range of room options, from cosy doubles, lofts, lavish Duplex Suites and “Team Rooms” for up to seven guests. Each of the interiors is designed with an artist’s eye for detail, featuring a playful mix of colour and texture, but exuding a cosy ambience.

Cafe 878 coffee shop is the hotel’s relaxed social hub serving up speciality dishes, snacks and sweet treats through the day. In-room massage and spa service take care of guests’ pampering needs, while the hotel’s prime location in Libis unlocks the best of the neighbouring Eastwood City entertainment zone in an instant.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: PHP1623 – PHP1756
Guest Rating: 6.5
Address: 878 E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave. (C5) Brgy. Bagumbayan, Quezon City, Philippines

 

Hotel Location

Where Will You Party in Quezon City?

A shopper’s haven by day, Quezon City really comes into its own once night falls, and as Metro Manila’s main university town, it buzzes with a youthful exuberance. It is also a surprisingly green city with ample opportunity to find respite from the fast-paced intensity of urban life, while cultural landmarks such as wartime memorials and centuries-old churches dot the contemporary skyline.

Quezon City’s nightlife scene mostly revolves around the three main entertainment hubs of Timog Avenue, Cubao and Eastwood City, which deliver more drinks, pumping bass and packed dance floors than a Pitbull music video. At HotelsCombined, we find that travellers tend to prefer hotels close to all the nocturnal action and nearby shopping. Featuring an array of accommodation options, from 5-star luxury to comfortable budget hotels, the perfect stay is just a click away whether travelling solo, as a couple or in a group.

What makes Quezon City so special as a nightlife and entertainment mecca? Join the conversation by leaving your comments below.

Resources

  1. Quezon City Tourism Department
  2. Philippines Department of Tourism – Quezon City
  3. Manila Clubbing – Quezon City
  4. When in Manila – Nightlife & Events
  5. Quezon City Transport

 

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1 thought on “Quezon City Nightlife Tourist Spots: Where to Stay and Party”

  1. It’s true that you’ll never run out of things to do in this city. I’ve enjoyed numerous after-work-Fridays here. The Distillery & Rue Bourbon in Eastwood is one of our faves. Then we’d nurse our “hangovers” by eating good food at Something Fishy.

    If you’re a tourist and your itinerary consists of visiting the Metro as well as the beaches in North Luzon, it’s best to stay for a couple of nights in Quezon City. Apart from the parties, QC is also known for good food and cafes for just chilling out. Around Timog Avenue and Tomas Morato, you can find restaurants and pubs (check out Barley Gastropub). A few kilometers away from Timog Avenue is Maginhawa Street, a strip of unique cafes that will bring out the foodie in you—try The Sweet Spot, Nook, and Cool Beans Library Cafe.
    In Eastwood & Cubao, occasionally there are shopping bazaars in the park where items are locally made and inexpensive. You can also find good Filipino street food in bazaars.

    Filipinos love to party and this city is indeed most vibrant and fun on weekends. Enjoy QC!

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