Nightlife MNL: SUD x Johnoy Danao at Jess & Pat's, Plus More

Nightlife MNL: SUD x Johnoy Danao at Jess & Pat's, Plus 9 More Hot Events

Another weekend in Manila is upon us and this spells for a jam-packed schedule of happy hour and cocktail nights, fresh raves, and club nights you must not miss. We saved you the stress of planning your weekend with our rundown of the best nightlife events you cannot miss.

To keep your finger on the pulse of the city, follow The Beat Manila to see what’s best in store for nightlife and partying in the city from this Friday to next Thursday.

1. 'No Public Address Systems: De La Haze'

De La Haze Jazz
Photo by Facebook/78-45-33

Jazz places are hard to come by, but they aren't extinct. There are still a few good ones left in the metro if you know where to look. This Friday evening, neighborhood jazz bar 78-45-33's "No Public Address Systems" – its series of live jazz nights – will be presenting "De La Haze." Jam to jazz artists Dan Gil, Marga Jayy, Enrique Santamaria, and Alex Price as you nibble on the bar's crowd favorite truffle popcorn and sample its maskara platter and latest cocktail "Zoe's Dirty Chocolate Cream Soda." Reservations are highly recommended. Reserve a table via Viber: +63 917 597 6661.

When: 8 PM, April 14

Where: 78-45-33, G/F (rear), 44 LPL Mansions, San Agustin Street, Makati City

How much: P500 cover charge

2. Summer Jam Gig

Ang ineeeeeet! Thank God for gigs like Summer Jam to help us cool down and unwind with Filipino music. Make a beeline for this gig this Friday and catch local acts Isid, Joshua Cantes, The Jack, Kahel, Asksoulman, Mundane Morning, Last Days of December, and Leyo! Happy hour is from 5 PM-8 PM. For inquiries and reservations, contact +63 960 444 6750.

When: 7 PM, April 14

Where: Balcony Music House, 4637 Molina Street, corner Singian, Makati City

How much: P350 door charge

3. Jeck Pilpil & Peacepipe's 'Set It Free' Album Launch

Jeck Pilpil and Peacepipe Album Launch
Photo by Facebook/Jeck Pilpil & Peacepipe

Fans of reggae are no stranger to Filipino band Jeck Pilpil & Peacepipe, known for hits like "Watawat," "We Are Poor," "Sweet Reggae Music," and "Filipina Island Gyal," among others. This Friday, the band will be launching its fifth album and will be joined by fellow reggae artists Lion and the Scouts and Marcus Moon, as well as alternative rock band Katha Na.

When: 7 PM, April 14

Where: The 70's Bistro, 46 Anonas, Quirino 2-3, Quezon City

How much: P350 door charge

4. Tribute to Beatles Night

If you're a self-proclaimed Beatles fan, this tribute night at iconic live music bar Hard Rock Cafe should be a must-go. None other than Beatles cover band Love Me Dudes will be taking over the event to sing all the English rock band's greatest hits! While you're at it, chow down on hearty, greasy fare like cheeseburgers, sizzling sisig, baby back ribs, ribeye steak, grilled pork belly, and more. For drinks, the cafe offers cocktails, wine, beer, and premium spirits.

When: 8 PM, April 15

Where: Hard Rock Cafe Manila, Level 2, S Maison at Conrad, Seaside Boulevard, Manila City

How much: P500 entrance, inclusive of a beverage

5. 'Jeremiah Tiangco: Dare To Be Different' Concert

Jeremiah Tiangco, the second grand champion of GMA's singing competition "The Clash," will be holding his first-ever major concert this weekend. All set to kick off his music career, Tiangco will be having guest artists in his "Dare To Be Different" concert, such as Christian Bautista, Mariane Osabel, This Band, and The Viktor Project, among many others. Don't miss this rising artist's maiden concert, get your tickets via TicketWorld.

When: 8 PM, April 15

Where: Music Museum, Greenhills, Ortigas Avenue, San Juan City

How much: P824-P2,575

6. DJ Sets by Martin Pulgar, Kat DJ, Ace Ramos, MC Chunk

Party the night away this Saturday at the hottest nightclub in the country. Put on your best outfit and let loose to electrifying house and underground music by renowned DJs Martin Pulgar, KATDJ, Ace Ramos, and MC Chunk. For reservations, contact +63 917 680 8888 or the club's website. Go here for this month's DJ lineup schedule.

When: 10 PM (doors open), April 15

Where: Xylo at The Palace, 9th Avenue corner 36th Street, Uptown Bonifacio, The Fort, Taguig City

How much: P1,500 door charge

7. SUD x Johnoy Danao Gig

SUD and Johnoy Danao in one night? Yes, please! This back-to-back intimate gig is perfect for you if you're after a chill night with good music from some of the country's OPM greats. Be serenaded and soothed by SUD, known for songs like "Sana Bumalik" and "Dumaloy," to name a few, followed by the familiar tunes of Danao, whose albums "Dapithapon," "Samu't-Sari," and "Salubungan" have been embedded among the best of the indie scene. This gig has "very limited slots" only, so message and make your reservations pronto!

When: 6 PM, April 15

Where: Jess & Pat's, 2/F 63 Maginhawa Street, UP Village, Quezon City

How much: P500 door charge

8. Lola Amour Gig

If you happen to find yourself in Bataan this weekend, seven-piece indie band Lola Amour will be in the area to play at Vista Mall. Known for experimenting in different genres such as modern rock, funk, and pop, Lola Amour started between two rival bands, Sinigang Na Baboy and Decaf, before merging to become the group it is today. Among its most popular songs are "Fallen," "Pwede Ba," "Maybe Maybe," and "Sundan Mo Ko."

When: 4 PM, April 16

Where: Vista Mall Bataan, Barangay Cupang Proper, Roman Superhighway, Balanga City

How much: N/A

9. Autotelic, Gracenote, The Vowels They Orbit, Hey June! Gig

A gig is the perfect thing to cap off the hump day. For more indie music, head on over to 19 East next Wednesday night to catch rock bands Autotelic, Gracenote, The Vowels They Orbit, and Hey June! As seats are on a first-come, first-served basis, it is recommended that you head to the venue early with your gang. Reservations are not allowed!

When: 8 PM, April 19

Where: 19 East, Km. 19 East Service Road, Sucat, Muntinlupa City,

How much: P500

10. Urbandub, Chicosci & Typecast Gig

Rock fans, this gig is not to be missed. Catch Urbandub, Chicosci, and Typecast under one roof next Thursday for a crazy, rockin' night! Jam with these legendary rockstars, who are known for hits such as "First of Summer," "Raspberry Girl," and "Will You Ever Learn" and headbang your night away. For reservations and inquiries, you may call +63 917 570 3222

When: April 20

Where: 12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub, Estancia Mall Capitol Common, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

How much: P1,200 door charge 

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