Listening to live music with friends almost always beats being alone at home especially on weekend nights. UDOU PH has a list of the best places to enjoy live bands in the metro.

Before we start, it goes without saying that you should order a beer or two when going to these places. Not only does it help set the mood, you are also supporting the business itself.

Aloha Bar and Grill (Makati)

Aloha Bar and Grill Makati

If you had a long day from working in Makati, you can pop by Aloha Bar and Grill and listen to good old live music. Most of their live music nights entry fees already include a free drink.

Aloha Bar and Grill  is located at The Collective 7274 Malugay Street, San Antonio Village Makati. They open at 3:00PM which means you can get their authentic Huli-Huli Chicken right after you clock out.

Pineapple Lab (Makati)

Pineapple Lab Makati

Besides good live music, Pineapple Lab also features art exhibits from time to time. They also feature performance arts which means it’s the perfect place for all sorts of artists.

Pineapple Lab is located at 6071, R. Palma Street, Barangay Poblacion Makati 1200. If you are an organizer, the place is also a good venue for your events.

The 70’s Bistro (Anonas)

The 70's Bistro Anonas

Do not let the name fool you. The 70’s Bistro can still stay relevant with good live music performances by today’s local artists. Banda ni Klegg, Stellar, Gracenote, and Moonstar88 recently just played at the venue.

The 70’s Bistro is located at 46 Anonas, Quirino 2-3, Quezon City. Door charges for their performance nights also include free drinks. Frequenters also love their pizza and pasta.

Tago Jazz Cafe (Cubao)

Tago Jazz Cafe Cubao

If you have a different taste in music, Tago Jazz Cafe might just be the place for you. This hidden gem somewhere along EDSA features mainly performances from local jazz artists.The place is quite small but the acoustics are great.

Tago Jazz Cafe is located at #14 Main Avenue (Justice Lourdes Paredes San Diego Ave) Cubao, Quezon City. You will need to cross EDSA because it’s on the other side, not the side where SM Hypermarket is.

Chill Top P. Tuazon (Cubao)

Chilltop P. Tuazon Cubao

Tired of bars and cafes without any good views? Chill Top in P. Tuazon will give you a 360-degree view of the city while you’re sippin on cocktails and listening to live bands. You can also choose to drink at the topmost floor for a better view.

Chill Top P. Tuazon is located at 17th Avenue AMIO Tuazon Building Cubao, Quezon City. They also have a KTV room if you prefer to sing your heart out.

Where is your favorite place for live music and/or bands?