Hip and Happening

Metro’s nightlife scene is alive and kicking at the start of the year. And it becomes even more exciting with the latest addition of new hip places that will not only electrify the vibe but also a sight to behold. Let’s do a quick rundown, shall we?

Opus Restaurant and Lounge

2nd Floor Resorts World

Named after a classic Roman masterpiece, Opus will surely enthrall diners and nightlife denizens with its 2-in-1 concept with restaurant and lounge combined. Club owner extraordinaire Erik Cua made sure that Opus is the largest and most polished bar to date on this side of the metro. With that, he drew significant inspirations from Paris, the Louvre, and Zaha Hadid’s works. The place boasts of having the most refined and mature space. Everything in Opus is a work of art from the interiors, food offerings, and the drinks.  Plus they also provide the finest in quality service. Catch a glimpse of the lounge with a cavernous ceiling and a mercury bar as its centerpiece.  Likewise, expect the entrees to be exceptional as prepared by Chef Carlo Miguel while the molecular cocktails are divine.

Salon De Ning
The Peninsula Manila

When you say elegance, there’s only one place that can perfectly fit in. Step into the decadent luxury that is Salon de Ning, The Peninsula’s extravagantly unique combination of clubby lounge venue reflects the glamorous lifestyle of celebrated Shanghai socialite and world traveler, Madame Ning. Starting with the main lounge, the place highlights her intriguing collection of objets and items. There are four more rooms depicting her varied interests and pursuits namely the Zeppelin Room (inspired by her long friendship with the German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin who pioneered the design of the first rigid airships the world had ever seen); the Boxing Room (a shrine to 1937 World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis who was rumored to have been madly in love with her and gifted her with his boxing robe displayed in a corner and Filipino pugilist from the same era, Ceferino Garcia); the Shoe Room (her homage to shoemakers who transform ordinary footwear into works of wearable art); and lastly the Shanghai Room (a recreation of her 1930s mansion along the Bund – enticing dark wood interiors, oriental rugs with Art Deco touches and sepia photographs lining the walls).

You’ll surely be delighted with their bon vivant offerings; a few notable choices are caviar and French oysters, delicious morsels of foie gras terrine with port wine on brioche, mille-feuille of blue cheese in walnut bread, quick-seared tuna with watermelon, Peking duck tartlets with plum sauce and panko-crumbled pork adobo.  Finally, taste their delicious signature “Ning Sling” cocktail and feel extra special.

Kyss Restaurant and Lounge Bar
5345 Gen. Luna Street Makati Avenue

Entice and tickle your senses in a well thought out opulent environment.  Enter Kyss Restaurant and Lounge Bar, the newest gem to open and join in the metro’s ever growing culinary and nightlife industry.  Kyss’s concept was influenced by the owner’s constant international travel and exposure to cool casual dining and innovative ideas.  Along with this concept, is the assimilation of exceptional Progressive Asian Fusion Cuisine. Kyss also got its explosive bestsellers that are said to be “the crowd-pleasers” like Kyss wings, sushi rolls, pumpkin blossom tempura, deconstructed adobo to name a few. Aside from that, it also has a veggie selection for weight watchers like vegetarian gyudon, veggie frankies, and more! Kyss promises that there’s always something for everyone, whatever their fancy may be. After dinnertime, the place transforms into a chill-out club with weekly themed nights to suit your evening vibe.  Enjoy your favorite party anthems with a roster of young DJs spinning to your heart’s content.  Of course, with Kyss main man Jon Herrera manning the turntable.  The nightly parties will surely be a blast!

Epic Boracay

Cravings for superb dining and world-class partying in the paradise island can now finally find a refuge in Epic, a newly opened restaurant slash club right in the heart of Boracay.  With its modern seaside interior and majestic view of the beach, Epic is sure to mesmerize the beach habitues.  For food aficionados, you can overly delight your taste buds with Epic’s World Grill serving up the best flavors from different countries with brunch, lunch and dinner menu.  The seasoned staff helps you relax and savor the moment as you forget all your worries and bask in true paradise. As the sun sets, Epic transforms into a dance bar.  The best DJs set the mood depending on the theme of the night.  Sip one of their signature cocktails under the starlit sky, while you indulge in intoxicating conversation.


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