Results 1 to 9 of 9
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Dong

Thread: Low rollers guide to Burgos street Makati-

  1. #1
    Dong's Avatar
    Dong is offline DI Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Ermita, Manila
    Posts
    121
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Default Low rollers guide to Burgos street Makati-

    I'm an expat, living in Manila for 5 years.


    While Burgos street is known for high roller playboys, there are a few decent places around there to visit, that won't over stress the budget.



    Actually, I had a friend ask me to post about the best place to stay there, so I figured I'd share what I know about the area.



    This place has clean rooms for 1600 pesos. It's been open for about 3 years already, but still in decent condition.

    L & B Suites - Home




    I used to stop by Rouge's now and then for a beer, but that place has fallen into a sad state of disrepair, and the girls there have become pushy, like most other places along the strip.


    These days, the only place I'll sit and drink, is a little place called the cat house. It just happens to be right around the corner from L & B suites-



    Cathouse - Makati Bar



    I like Korean food, and there are several Korean joints along Burgos. I found a place that is a couple of blocks behind the L&B suites, that has authentic, lower priced Korean food. It's called Min Sok. 5655 Don Pedro street, corner of Jacobo.






    I'm not in any way connected to any of these businesses, just trying to share info with anyone who's interested.
    Broadside likes this.
    -Mark

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Dong For This Useful Post:

    Broadside (07-15-2012)

  3. #2
    john reynolds is offline DI Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Somewhere in Bacong, a click or two South of the Market Place
    Posts
    435
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts

    Default

    Hey Mark, what was the name of the new hotel that you spotted across the street from the "Clipper" hotel last time I stayed in Makati? You were saying it looked pretty nice inside and reasonably priced..




  4. #3
    Broadside's Avatar
    Broadside is offline DI Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Piapi Dumaguete
    Posts
    1,146
    Thanks
    35
    Thanked 251 Times in 136 Posts

    Default

    Nice useful post Dong. I agree with you about the Cathouse. It's an ok place to chill out with a couple of beers. Usually drop in there when I stay at the St. Giles hotel, Makati Avenue corner Kalayaan. When the girls in a place get pushy, it's time to push off and find another watering hole. Some of the owners are too stupid to see that instead of increasing trade it drives it away.
    Don't be a slave to your past - be the architect of your future.

  5. #4
    Knowdafish's Avatar
    Knowdafish is offline DI Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Dumaguete/So Cal
    Posts
    2,945
    Thanks
    468
    Thanked 131 Times in 108 Posts

    Default

    Thanks for the Korean food info!

  6. #5
    Dong's Avatar
    Dong is offline DI Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Ermita, Manila
    Posts
    121
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by john reynolds View Post
    Hey Mark, what was the name of the new hotel that you spotted across the street from the "Clipper" hotel last time I stayed in Makati? You were saying it looked pretty nice inside and reasonably priced..
    Hi John-


    I was telling you about the L&B suites... It's across Kalayaan St. from the Clipper hotel. Just 2 blocks East from the Ringside bar.

    You know, it was a couple of years ago when I was telling you about that place John, and it WAS newly opened back then. :-)




    The "Great Eastern" hotel is also just a few blocks away from the Burgos strip on Makati ave. They have basic rooms for 1500, but it's a much older establishment. I detected a bit of a mildew smell about the place, but I haven't stayed there in the past several years, so I'm not up to date on renovations. I do know that they now have a brand spanking new multilevel mini-mall right across the street that looks interesting.
    -Mark

  7. #6
    Dong's Avatar
    Dong is offline DI Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Ermita, Manila
    Posts
    121
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Knowdafish View Post
    Thanks for the Korean food info!

    No problemo Knowdafish-


    There's no shortage of Koreans on Burgos, and dozens of Korean food joints in the surrounding blocks.



    I looked at a couple of places advertising Korean food I saw along Makati ave. and along the other end of Burgos, but wasn't impressed. They were trying to charge 700-800 pesos for each dish! Plus, I saw only a few Westerner tourists eating there, NO Koreans.

    So after strolling around a few blocks off the main streets, I heard the unmistakable roar of several beer buzzed Koreans, and followed the sound for a couple of blocks to Min Sok.

    Feeding 3 people some extra tasty bibimbap, a dish of glass noodles, and some bulgogi with all the little dishes of kimchi, ect. that comes with it ran me right around 1000 pesos.
    -Mark

  8. #7
    PatO is offline DI Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Bacong
    Posts
    2,861
    Thanks
    190
    Thanked 251 Times in 163 Posts

    Default

    My hangout was the Heckel and Jeckel Sports Bar (not a girlie bar, but nice girls working there) on Jupiter before Handlebar. Owner Jerry a member of Mad Dogs biker club.
    Last edited by PatO; 07-15-2012 at 06:02 AM.

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to PatO For This Useful Post:

    Dong (07-15-2012)

  10. #8
    Dong's Avatar
    Dong is offline DI Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Ermita, Manila
    Posts
    121
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Default

    Thanks for the tip PatO-

    I'll have to find Keckel and Jeckel and stop in for a brew
    -Mark

  11. #9
    PatO is offline DI Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Bacong
    Posts
    2,861
    Thanks
    190
    Thanked 251 Times in 163 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dong View Post
    Thanks for the tip PatO-

    I'll have to find Keckel and Jeckel and stop in for a brew
    Dong, if you do go there, please ask if Jane is still working there, she is from Dumaguete, and tell her Pat said hello. Also, ask for Ruby, and tell her her shining star said hi and watch her blush. Their filipino food is actually pretty good, btw. Cheers




Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •