TOP PICKS: Where to Eat, Explore, Dine, Drink, and Stay in Makati

Urban centers where first-rate hotels like Eton Tower Makati are cradled definitely put you in the heart of the metropolis. But with the many places to explore in an urban center like Makati, it would be hard to decide exactly what to do and see, where to eat, drink, and dine, and where to retreat after a day of exploring.

Here are our top picks for places to try in Makati which will definitely give you the complete city experience.


Image from Ayala malls

It doesn’t really matter if you’re a shopaholic or not, exploring the shopping centers in Makati is a city experience of its own. Found near Ayala avenue are a group of malls comprised of Greenbelt, Glorietta, Landmark, and SM.

All of these are connected to each other by bridges and walkways that make exploring a lot easier. Apart from that, each mall also caters to people of different tastes and backgrounds, so you are sure to find something you would like.


Image from Ayala museum

One of the great things about Makati is that despite the fact that it’s all about progress and innovation, it never forgets to pay homage to the Filipino culture and heritage. A small distance from the city’s main shopping centers, the Ayala Museum stands proud.

With its collection of artifacts, artworks, and other pieces that speak of the country’s rich history, this place will give you a glimpse of the foundations of the nation that we are now.


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The whole Makati Central Business District is a melting pot of several food hubs and restaurants. But hopping from one restaurant to another could take so much time, which is why trying out food from Legazpi Sunday Market is our best recommendation.

In this weekend communal event, a portion of the Legazpi Park is transformed into a farmer’s market where the best restaurants in the city set up food stalls. Ease yourself of the hassle of going several places for food. In this community event, you get served the best meal options all in one place.


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Among the many places to visit in Makati, the district of Poblacion is known because of its numerous pubs and watering holes. Whether you’re into some wholesome drinking or if you want to waste the night away with an awesome time with friends, this district has a bar that would suit your liking.

One notable pub is called The Apartment wherein they have beds and other house fixtures making the whole place resemble an apartment. This provides customers a different nightlife experience wherein people can easily crash into the beds whenever they feel like they’ve had enough to drink.


Image from The Mini Suites

Being one of the booming cities in Metro Manila, it’s no longer a surprise that you have a ton of options of where to stay in Makati. But if you would like to experience the ease of being near places, The Mini Suites Eton Tower Makati is the best option.

As the only hotel that is directly connected to elevated walkways, it makes it easier for you to get from one place to another. It also puts you within comfortable distance to the above-mentioned attractions, allowing you to get the fuller Makati experience without the transportation hassle.