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In Focus: Where To Spend Your Fridate in Poblacion, Makati

In Focus: Where To Spend Your Fridate in Poblacion, Makati



Spending your Friday night with a special someone is certainly something to look forward to at the end of a long and tiring week. Some may prefer to just stay in and chill while all cuddled up, but there are some who still choose to go out and spice the night up with good food and drinks.

However, deciding where to go becomes a problem more often than not. Well fret no more! If you’re looking for new places to celebrate TGIF in, here are some of the restaurants in Poblacion, Makati worth checking out during your Fridate with your bae:

1.    El Chupacabra

This food joint serves a wide variety of American-Mexican food – from street tacos, nachos, burritos, to rice plates, burgers and other good stuff. They also serve beer, your classic margarita, and mojito at very reasonable prices.



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 El Chupacabra is located at 5782 Felipe Street, Poblacion, Makati City.


2.    Tambai

If you plan on going low-key, as in find a new go-to hangout place, Tambai is the place for you. Other than its homey vibe and cheap beer, their yakitori is all sorts of comforting – fresh, juicy and, very yummy too!



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Tambai is located at 5779 Felipe Street, Poblacion, Makati City.


3.    Señor Pollo

This hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Makati is definitely worth your visit on a Friday night. Señor Pollo is known for its Latin American chicken oozing with flavors and a decent number of delicious side dishes, too.



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 Señor Pollo is located at 5767 Ebro Street, Poblacion, Makati City.


4.    The Wild Poppy

Looking for a more romantic place for a night-out? The Wild Poppy is a rooftop-inspired restaurant, with a menu that serves different flavors from Asia and quirky cocktail drinks you can never imagine until you try them here.



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The Wild Poppy is located at Second Floor, 5666 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati City.


5.    Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli

Your typical Filipino pulutan with a twist served with locally crafted beers are available at this pub and deli. And oh, its well-designed interiors will bring out the makabayan in you!


 Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli is located at 5666 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati City.


6.    The Smokeyard

Who doesn’t love BBQ? The Smokeyard is just one of the newest places to check out in the gastronomic strip of Poblacion. Their authentic American barbecue is grilled to perfection, making a name for itself among the myriad of barbecue places around the Metro.



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The Smokeyard is located at Ground Floor, 5666 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati City.


7.    The Social on Ebro

With all the number of food parks being born in open spaces around the city, what makes The Social different is how three restaurants, one bar, and a pop-up store are converted into one. With its al fresco area, you can easily enjoy the breeze of a Friday night.



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 The Social on Ebro is located at 5770 Ebro Street, Poblacion, Makati City.


With all that’s on our list and more, you and your S.O. can surely say Thank God It’s Friday! If you think we've missed your favorite place, give us your reco below!


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