12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub, on the 5th Level of the Century City Mall in Makati City, is now one of the hottest places in town where Manila’s beautiful people, party goers and music lovers converge. Its greatest attraction is its lineup of DJs and live bands. Among those who have played in recent weeks were Up Dharma Down, Wolfgang, Rico Blanco & Kamikazee.
I was at 12 Monkeys for the first time with some friends & acquaintances during the South Border gig last August 20 and thoroughly enjoyed it. South Border did some nice covers of present hits (like John Legend) and of course their bestselling singles. The P300 door charge was so worth it! I rarely go out on gimmicks now and admittedly, I missed this.
(Photo grabs from the official FB page https://www.facebook.com/12MonkeysPH)
On some days, the bar also offers a chock full of celebrity sightings. On this page, the Eigenmanns…
The Chito Miranda and Neri Naig..
12 Monkeys menu offerings also rocks. They call it ‘progressive’ and rightly so. Their Palabok Pizza (P350) is an interesting creation. It has palabok sauce with generous toppings of shrimps, squid, boiled egg and white goat cheese. Whew, I found this addicting 😉
Their sizzling balut called St. Peter’s Eggs (P350) is also a must-try. The sinfulness level of this dish is amplified with the addition of crab fat and garlic chili butter sauce. Believe it or not, it was my first time to try balut (without the chick, of course) and I guess this makes me a full-blooded Filipino now
Other items on 12 Monkeys’ menu has a full range of Picha Pie and pica-pica for the bar crowd like Spam fries, nachos, chicken wings, tokwa’t crispy pata and pork chicharon combined with chicken skin…yowza!
The bar is quite spacious but it gets really jampacked especially when popular bands are performing.
My favorite spot is actually this outdoor seating area with the Union Jack design on the chairs and a glittering view of Makati’s skyline. Can’t wait to be back and have fun!
12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub
5F Century City Mall
Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City
6pm till the wee hours
Call 0917 570 3222 for reservations and band schedule