About

The Manila Clubbing guide is created because of the lack of up-to-date, frequently updated nightlife sites and clubbing guides that cover the best nightlife and hotspots in Manila, Philippines. There are quite some sites and blogs that cover clubs, nightlife and the party scene in general, but most of them are outdated, hard to navigate and usually only cover a small selection of what Manila has to offer. Also it seems that most of the biggest clubs don’t even bother to update their websites and calendars (if they even have a website). And even when you know the name of a club, it is still hard to find up-to-date information about the club. When you search for any particular club or hotspot you will usually get results from (outdated) blogs and old news articles. The official websites from most of the clubs are usually very hard to to find, because they are made in flash and are not optimized to be found in search engines.

The goal with this website is to provide inside information about the best clubs, bars, lounges, parties, clubnights, hotspots and general info about nightlife in Manila. We are trying to make the Manila Clubbing website the best, most accurate and most up to date Manila nightlife guide. We visit the hottest parties, clubs, bars and lounges multiple times a week. We always try to find and cover the latest hotspots and the hottest and hippest places in town, so all information on this site is from first hand experience. We don’t get paid to write about the clubs and places featured on this site. All information is based on our own knowledge and experience. We love to party and we like to share our information with other people that love to party. Especially for people that are new to the Manila party scene and for those who want to get up to date information about the latest clubs and hotspots. This site also covers frequently asked questions that always get asked (but rarely answered) on the clubs’ Facebook pages and on Twitter, such as how to book tables, how to get in, entrance fees, dress-codes, crowds, music, the best nights to go, etc. etc.

People in Manila and the Philippines in general love to party. There are literally hundreds of places to go out drinking and have a good time. You can party in Manila every single night of the week. Manila never sleeps! No matter what your taste in music is, no matter what your budget is, you will always find a good place in Manila to party!

Of course we can’t cover every place in Manila, and some places we rarely visit, but we will try to cover as many clubs and lounges as we can.

95 Comments

  1. Anon
    May 24, 2011 @ 18:29:38

    Hope you keep this going!

    good stuff :)

    Reply

  2. Gman
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 14:22:54

    This is great dude, keep it up & let the music,dancing and wild chiks take away the manila nights

    Reply

  3. Allan
    Jul 25, 2011 @ 10:40:35

    Hi,
    I really like your blog site coz its truly very helpful specially now that I am doing a magazine section which features DJs, clubs and events organized or sponsored by Pinoys.
    On a separate note:
    I’m also a DJ (since 1986) and at the same time the creative director/writer for a Dubai-based Filipino magazine. My section talks about DJs in the UAE, particularly in Dubai but also feature DJs elsewhere in the world and also do some bits of information of the clubs and venues of DJs that I interview.
    Anyway, I would like to take this opportunity to ask for your recommendation of best clubs to go to when I arrive in Manila and look for DJs, events and venues to feature. I will be in Manila starting August 1.

    Looking forward to your response.

    Cheers,
    Allan
    :D

    Reply

    • admin
      Jul 27, 2011 @ 03:53:51

      What kind of music are you into? House or hiphop/mashup?

      Reply

  4. Yoon Ji Kim
    Aug 06, 2011 @ 04:47:12

    It’s my first time to see this site and I like it, this is very helpful especially for my upcoming birthday this septmber.

    Reply

    • admin
      Aug 08, 2011 @ 06:16:03

      Glad you like it. For the best party I recommend Friday’s in Republiq.

      Reply

  5. Yoon Ji Kim
    Aug 06, 2011 @ 04:50:03

    I’ve been to a lot of clubs bit I think there are lots of places still to discover. I really want to have a super party hope you can help me find one.

    Reply

  6. Kate
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 07:03:27

    This is really awesome!!!! Thank you for making a really nice site. You are smart pioneer of this! Keep it up :D

    Reply

  7. Miss B
    Sep 25, 2011 @ 22:58:20

    I’m so glad that someones put up a site like this. I’ve been going back to the Philippines every year for the past 4-5 years, and every time i go back i try to look for the nightlife in Manila. You’re right, it’s so damn hard to find a website about the hottest clubs in Manila. Eventually I end up giving up and just relaxing at the beaches for the duration of my stay.

    I’m going back this Nov- Feb but I’ll definitely be staying in Manila this coming Jan, and I’ll be bringing (hopefully) one of my best mates from Australia for my 21st. I can’t wait to check out these places.

    Again, thank you very much and keep up the good work…

    Miss B :)

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  8. Dotty
    Sep 30, 2011 @ 11:18:15

    Hey there!
    I saw your blog when I was google-ing for clubs in Makati/Fort area. Anyway, I am hoping that you could recommend a club/bar that has a stage big enough to hold a mini dance show. Something like 7th High’s Club, around that size or bigger. It’s really hard to rely on search engines to give me the information I need.
    Please PM me your recommendations!
    Thanks a LOT!

    Dotty :)

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    • admin
      Oct 11, 2011 @ 11:29:11

      In Makati try Icon or Palladium. Those would be your best bet.

      Reply

  9. Mark
    Dec 11, 2011 @ 21:34:21

    Hi, do you still need to stand in line even though you have a platinum table at republic?

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    • admin
      Dec 14, 2011 @ 08:33:25

      There is a separate table entrance, but if multiple groups with tables arrive at the same time, you still might have to wait a little.

      Reply

  10. Cynthia
    Jan 07, 2012 @ 18:27:11

    Hi, My friends and I are Hip Hop/RnB/Dancehall lovers, we will be staying a whole week in Manila and plan to party everyday til we drop:) Which clubs and days do u recommend us to go that will give us the scenery we’re looking for?

    Thanks.

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    • admin
      Jan 08, 2012 @ 06:02:49

      Most clubs play hip-hop/r&b/mashup, but it’s all commercial (mainly top40 and classic hiphop hits). Republiq on Friday is a must, and maybe KYSS (small club in Makati, but awesome DJs) or 7th High on Saturday (7th High has a younger crowd and is more laid back). You can also party in Manor, they have great DJs, but it’s mainly local people and a younger crowed. Thursdays you could go to Guilly’s in Quezon City (mainly locals), they have good DJs. If you like more high-class places you can try Prive on Wednesdays. Republiq on Wednesdays is great as well.

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  11. chris
    Jan 08, 2012 @ 10:20:18

    What’s a good spot to go to on a Sunday? My friend and I are staying in Makati and wanted to know if any of the nicer clubs or lounges are open.

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    • admin
      Jan 09, 2012 @ 09:31:23

      Sunday is not a big night in Manila. You could check some bars like The Distillery on Jupiter or the sports bars around P.Burgos such as Heckle and Jeckle or Handle Bar. Or just hang out in Greenbelt where you can find plenty of bars and restaurants.

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  12. Melissa21
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 05:34:43

    I wonder how much is it to get in to buddha bar, please let me know……. I wanna bring my girlfriends there!!!

    Reply

    • admin
      Jan 28, 2012 @ 06:28:48

      There is no entrance. You can just go and have some cocktails with your friends :) If you go on Friday or Saturday you should go early, it get’s busy fast.

      Reply

  13. anne
    Mar 18, 2012 @ 03:45:31

    Hi How to get in to LMFAO after party at Repub? Thanks..

    Reply

    • admin
      Mar 20, 2012 @ 14:16:00

      No info yet, as soon as there is info we will post it :)

      Reply

  14. edde
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 13:06:01

    where would you recommend we go for hip-hop/dance this saturday? showing a friend around, and we’re not big fans of house so no republiq for us. :)

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    • admin
      Mar 22, 2012 @ 07:05:33

      try 7th high, or prive if you want more luxury

      Reply

  15. DJLilAndy
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 04:06:20

    Nice write ups and very informative. Manila has needed a site like this for a while. I’m looking forward to getting back there soon from the US and checking out some of the new clubs. If I’m lucky I will get a few gigs when I’m there. Keep up the great work on the site! Cheers!

    Reply

  16. dah
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 09:19:47

    This is such a brilliant website! Big help to party people and newbies as well. Good Job!

    Reply

  17. Kat
    Apr 12, 2012 @ 23:48:10

    Cant wait to party my ass off!!! wish i knew about this website lastym I went to Manila (2yrs ago) wooopp see you soon Manila! xoxo

    Reply

  18. Ashton
    May 09, 2012 @ 04:57:07

    Great website!!! Just wondering if hardstyle music is big in Philippines club scene like it is in australia???im bringing 5 of my friends to experience manila night life for the first time.Im filo/american and i love the Philippines and i dont want to dissappoint them which i highly doubt it will! With some of the stories ive heard about manila nightlife…just wondering which clubs play either hardstyle RnB hiphop music with good pulsating drum and bass dance music…. anywhere in makati would be prefered??

    Much help will be appreciated!

    Cheers!

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    • admin
      May 10, 2012 @ 06:15:08

      Not that I know of, sorry.

      Reply

  19. Ankur Verma
    May 12, 2012 @ 14:55:43

    I appreciate your efforts.keep on adding new exciting Places.CHEERS!!

    Reply

  20. yannie almacen
    May 17, 2012 @ 11:04:29

    nice site. i’m kinda excited to party for my 18th birthday on the 24th though! :)

    Reply

  21. Tin Brazil
    May 20, 2012 @ 19:49:15

    Nice blog you got here! I was wondering if you could recommend some clubs that plays rnb/hiphop music on a thursday night? And how much does it cost to get in? Thanks! :)

    Reply

    • admin
      May 21, 2012 @ 06:16:27

      Thursday’s you could go to Quezon City for hip-hop in Guilly’s. It’s a lot of locals there, not expats, but great music.

      Reply

  22. Victor
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 07:10:47

    Staying in Makati Shangri La – it appears, the closest clubs are ICON and Palladium… which one do you recommend… I am just looking to have a good time and unwind after the hectic week at work ;0)… How are these two clubs different?

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    • admin
      Jun 24, 2012 @ 05:25:40

      Palladium is better. Both are filled with working girls looking for foreigners though. Especially Icon is almost hooker club.

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      • Victor
        Jun 28, 2012 @ 11:54:47

        Thanks, went to Palladium, and you were right, lots of working ones, left at midnight… didn’t work for us.. Need to explore more

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        • admin
          Jul 06, 2012 @ 15:00:26

          Try 7th high (the Fort/Fort Bonifacio) or Republiq / Opus in Resorts World

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  23. Bau
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 15:39:28

    Hi! Im new at the manila club scene and I just wanted to ask, How much should be the minimum amount of money you should bring when you want to party at 7th high, Fiamma, Amber, etc. Just a college student by the way. :D

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    • admin
      Jul 26, 2012 @ 06:21:47

      Depends on what you drink. If you get on the guestlist and just drink local beers you just need a few 100 peso. But if you want to drink some nice mixers etc you should bring at least 1000+

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  24. BeN
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 21:39:07

    Some friends and I will be In Manilla Next weekend. what are the most popular things to do on Sat and Sunday?

    I tried to check the Republiq site but I can’t get past the “Are you 18+ page”. My friends and I are from So-Cal and have partied in upscale places in California and Vegas. Hoping that PI will be able to hold up to our standards.

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    • admin
      Aug 13, 2012 @ 01:31:23

      You should go to Republiq on Saturday. It’s the best Miami/Vegas style club. If you want to go to a club with many expats and ‘easy’ girls, you could also check out Palladium in Makati. Sunday is not a big night in Manila, mainly sports bars etc.

      Reply

  25. Raver
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 07:33:47

    Where’s the best place to hit during weekdays? Keep this site groovin’ as its hard to find news about Manila’s scene…

    Reply

  26. Makoy
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 23:39:39

    I will be back in Manila 2nd and 3rd week of September. Any upscale”mixed/gay” clubs with great progressive music in Makati/Pasay/Malate area? I know most of these clubs come and go. What do you recommend?

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    • admin
      Aug 17, 2012 @ 02:52:54

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      • Makoy
        Aug 17, 2012 @ 23:39:47

        are memberships open to U.S. citizens for BED? The membership form and terms and conditions does not specify the amount of the membership fee for the Black card, do you know what it is?

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        • admin
          Aug 22, 2012 @ 06:18:57

          Please contact the club directly, I don’t know about the BED club membership fees and structure.

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  27. an
    Aug 19, 2012 @ 02:41:52

    hi is there a club that you can recommend on a sunday night? my cousin from LA is here to see how Filipinos party. Shes staying in makati. please help…

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    • admin
      Aug 22, 2012 @ 06:19:30

      Sunday is not big for clubbing. Only sports bars etc are open.

      Reply

  28. ester
    Aug 19, 2012 @ 12:56:26

    hi great site u got here!
    im 22, going to manila this sept. tues n wed. any clubs u would like to recommend near qc?

    Reply

    • admin
      Aug 22, 2012 @ 06:20:32

      Nu‘Vaine, Dragon and Excess

      Reply

  29. CrusT
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 09:55:50

    Hi admin. really nice website u have here.its very much informative. i am going to visit manila next month. may i now what clubs or pubs local of manila always hang out?Im so not into hookers. I just enjoy to see and get to know with young Manila local girls. Thanks

    Reply

    • admin
      Sep 18, 2012 @ 08:38:35

      It’s probably the best to go to clubs in Quezon City such as Dragon, Excess, Guilly’s, Eden.

      Reply

  30. Vinces
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 13:09:16

    Hi,

    Just wondering what places you recommend to party on a Sunday night?

    Cheers

    Reply

    • admin
      Oct 01, 2012 @ 08:01:36

      Sunday nights are not big in Manila. You could go to sports bars or girly bars in Makati if you are into that. You can also try B-Side in Makati, they have a night called Irie Sundays, which is Reggae, Dancehall and Roots Music.

      Reply

  31. jaenaffer
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 12:41:01

    this is my first time on this site and was very interesting… (about places to discover)
    and also i would like to ask if u know some bars or clubs that has coyote dancers? coz im really searching for one

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  32. Chris
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 02:34:41

    If you want to party on a Sunday night check out B-Side in Makati, they have a night called Irie Sundays, which is Reggae, Dancehall and Roots Music, was there last night and it was really busy for a Sunday night.

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  33. Ava
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 13:51:25

    Hi! Could you recommend upscale bars/clubs in Makati/Fort area that’s not too young (good for people in their late 20s)? Thanks!

    Reply

    • admin
      Oct 08, 2012 @ 03:13:16

      Prive in the Fort and Opus in Resorts World

      Reply

  34. sam
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 12:58:54

    Hi,

    Just wondering what places you recommend to party
    at makati

    Reply

    • admin
      Oct 19, 2012 @ 08:12:39

      In Makati: Palladium, Prohibition Lounge
      Close to Makati: Opus, Republiq (Resorts World), Prive, 7th High (The Fort)

      Reply

  35. joey
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 17:26:26

    Hey…been looking around…what’s the best place to go to be it in makati, manila or qc where one can meet and “hook up”? Not into “working hook up” pls…tnx

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    • admin
      Oct 24, 2012 @ 04:10:14

      You can hoop up everywhere. It’s easier in clubs like Icon and Palladium. Depending on your looks and skills you can easily hook up everywhere though.

      Reply

  36. anon
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 15:36:46

    hi i know this is a stupid question but if i wanted to reserve a table at fiamma (the 8k one) does the table include drinks already? do you recommend even getting a table? does the door price (i think its at 500 or so) include drinks as well? because it’s my friend’s birthday coming up and there’s around 10 of us and i’m treating her. how much do you think this will cost?

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    • admin
      Nov 12, 2012 @ 15:58:32

      The price you pay for the table is fully consumable, so you can use the full 8K on booze. It’s usually worth it to get a table :)

      Reply

  37. anon
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 15:38:18

    i don’t really know how it goes in clubs in manila. do you just show up? how much money should you bring per person if you wanna head to 7th high/fiamma and you’ve got no table?

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    • admin
      Nov 12, 2012 @ 15:59:31

      If you just show up you usually can just pay entrance fee (different per club, but think about 200 – 500 php), which usually includes a free drink (or two).

      Reply

  38. cleo
    Dec 06, 2012 @ 05:29:29

    I have a silver booth for new year’s eve at Republiq which is good for 12 people and I have 6 people in our group. I paid $1000.00 for the booth but its all consumable (liquor & food). Let me know if anyone has a group of 4 & pay me just for what it cost for your group. I am looking for people who are chill & just want to have a good time. Email me at cleoford@gmail.com

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  39. crista
    Dec 26, 2012 @ 11:19:46

    hey ^_^
    just want to ask, if what is the best lounge or club for New Years eve.
    because me with my French boyfriend will gonna celebrate our new years eve together to some best club and bars around makati/manila/pasay..
    please do reply us soon…
    thanks a lot..

    Reply

    • admin
      Dec 27, 2012 @ 09:39:37

      The best ones are Republiq, Opus, 7th High and Prive, but you can expect very long lines. You could also try Palladium in Makati.

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  40. RJ
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 02:42:03

    Hi, great site! Just wondering, which clubs are open on Monday nights?

    Reply

    • admin
      Jan 03, 2013 @ 08:15:58

      Opus, Imperial, Aracama

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  41. JC
    Jan 11, 2013 @ 16:15:38

    Gald to find this site!!! Just curious though, are there really no clubs open on Sundays in Manila or just no special events (according to the Events Calendar)? We’re looking forward to going there end of Feb and that date happens to be on a weekend. However, it looks like Sundays are quiet days am I wrong or are there other places open to party?

    Reply

    • admin
      Jan 14, 2013 @ 07:50:26

      Sundays are really quite. All the big clubs are closed, but you can check out B-Side (underground club)

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  42. AWAB
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 16:31:10

    What are good places to hangout at night? May it be a club or a lounge. Somewhere fancy sana. I don’t wanna go to cheap places (Not literally cheap, but if u get what I mean). I’ll be there for like a week and I want my whole trip to be a blast! Hope u could help. Thanks! Cheers! (:

    Reply

    • admin
      Feb 04, 2013 @ 09:44:31

      Opus in Resorts world.

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  43. alm
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 14:50:37

    Hi :) can you give me an idea on what it is like to be in imperial ice bar? how’s the music? crowd? My friends and I are looking for a club where we can celebrate our graduation day this thursday 28th, maybe around fort? Great site by the way :D keep it up.

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  44. pieces
    Mar 14, 2013 @ 01:17:35

    My friend is looking for a place to celebrate her birthday and we will put to good use all the information that you have given. Thanks so much and very nice site! Keep up the good work!

    Reply

  45. Pj
    Mar 18, 2013 @ 04:45:05

    Is there a guestlist at URBN? If none, how much is the entrance fee. Thanks!

    Reply

  46. rickyanne
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 18:08:19

    WHERE CAN ME AND MY COLLEGE FRIENDS PARTY? with lots of college boys? not jeje. not too expensive either. thanks!!!

    Reply

    • admin
      Apr 11, 2013 @ 05:51:02

      7th High would be the best probably, or Eden in Eastwood

      Reply

  47. Yeahboi
    Apr 27, 2013 @ 19:44:44

    hey im coming overthere with 4 friends at the end of next month were all males, were all from australia and 22 years old…. i was wondering where the best places to party for us would be?? like hiphop and Rnb music with trance, dubstep, wherever the partys at really for people our age, girls not to young and not to old! haha

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    • admin
      May 22, 2013 @ 10:33:00

      Try Palladium and Republiq

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  48. Ronald
    May 16, 2013 @ 02:28:04

    Thank you for provided such updated info

    Most appreciated

    I will be there soon on vacation, and I look forward seeing on the cool clubs and sites.

    Cheers!

    Reply

  49. Kevin
    May 17, 2013 @ 05:14:19

    Hi, What are the best current R n B clubs to go and what nights?

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    • admin
      May 22, 2013 @ 10:27:44

      Republiq on Wednesdays and Fridays and 7th High on Fridays/Saturdays.

      Reply

  50. Kellybells
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 12:00:29

    Keep up the good work guys! People need to know how amazing Manila nightlife is! :-)

    Reply

  51. Li Ann
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 02:01:28

    where’s a good place on a saturday night that plays RnB, Hip Hop, Top40′s, or reggae?

    Thanks :)

    Reply

    • admin
      Aug 23, 2013 @ 05:53:16

      Try Prive.

      Reply

  52. Carlo
    Aug 17, 2013 @ 15:33:27

    Hi Im a fresh grad and Im so new to this clubbing. If I got myself on the guestlist how do I come in? are those in line are guestlisted? How do you pay for your drinks? do you pay them at the bartender as you order or before you leave the club? I don’t drink heavily, do you think 800 pesos can go for a 3- drinks usually? Sorry for being noob haha thanks for answering keep this kind of website up man!

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    • admin
      Aug 23, 2013 @ 05:47:38

      If you are on the guestlist you usually have to wait in line. There will be a separate line for guest list which is usually clearly marked.
      You pay as you order, unless you have a VIP table.

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  53. hime
    Aug 19, 2013 @ 10:15:34

    Hi there,

    great site you have here. Me and girl friends are planning to go to a club. Some of us are ‘first-timers’ to this though. What club would you suggest for us? We’re 20 -23. Can you tell us what type of audience/clubgoers does Palladium/Republiq/7th High have?

    And do these club also serve mocktails?

    Thanks!

    Reply

    • admin
      Aug 23, 2013 @ 05:45:29

      Really depends on the music and crowd you like. Read the comments and articles about the clubs for more info.

      Reply

  54. Lauren
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:57:47

    Which club is open on thursdays and goes hard? With a younger crowd.. Thanks!

    Reply

    • admin
      Sep 01, 2013 @ 09:24:59

      Guillys in QC

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  55. mai
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 09:03:56

    hi can you recommend a club that only plays hiphop??

    Reply

    • admin
      Sep 01, 2013 @ 09:20:06

      Republiq

      Reply

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