Remembering My Review of Penguin Bar in Manila, Philippines
Penguin Bar is a good chill out place where you don't have to carry those expensive signature branded bags, where you don't have to dress up with collared shirts, where you don't have to watch out how fast you drink because the drinks are really cheap anyway, where you don't have to think about just anything else but you having a good time. Long known as an artist's haven right smacked in the country's capital Manila in the heart of bustling and alive city of Malate, this place is highly recommended for artists, laid back travelers, backpackers, just about anyone who is not looking for a posh club to have drinks.
Good music abound as some nights are accompanied by world class Filipino performers from rock, ska, reggae, psychedelic beats, and world music. The performers are within reach so keep a little space for them to breathe out. It's a pretty small place but with the homey interiors and a creative vibe, you would likely to think it's an artists home turned into a work space but it's a quaint place to relax, have a few San Miguel beers, listen to good music, and swing those hips.
There is an entrance fee on some days for about P200 or $4. San Miguels shouldn't cost you more than P50 or $1. Food is relatively cheap as well as cocktails. The friendly staff makes you feel like you're paying so much because you are definitely well-taken cared off.
Penguin Bar, Malate
Remedios Circle cor. Bacobo St. Malate
Manila, Metro Manila