Instagram might be the most popular social media platform right now. From sharing photos to videos, people can’t get enough of aesthetically pleasing places. Whether you’re at the beach or having breakfast in a rustic cafe, IG-worthy spots are becoming more and more sought after. We’ve broken down the elements of an Instagram-worthy restaurant and spots to check out in Australia. Now, we’re listing down bars and restaurants that have neon lights as a backdrop for your next photo. Check out our picks below because they have some good food and drinks as well.
Polilya is a newly opened bar along Jacobo street in Poblacion, Makati City. Right at the entrance is a purple neon sign that reads “Polilya,” welcoming guests. There is another neon sign behind the bar asking a very important question, “Have you figured out what you want yet?” If you’re not sure what to order, they offer drinks like Engkanto beer, beer cocktails, and classic cocktails with a Polilya twist. They also serve bar food like chicken nuggets, nachos, and fried pickles.
Visit: 5658 Jacobo Street, Poblacion, Makati City. Open from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. from Tuesdays to Sundays.
For great food and ’50s nostalgia, stop by Filling Station. With its red booths, neon lights, and diner food, you’ll feel like you just stepped into a scene from Grease. Get your smartphone ready because every spot is IG-worthy. Whether against the pool tables or vintage cars, the glow from the neon lights will add drama to any photo. Their food is photogenic and tasty as well.
Visit: P. Burgos Street, Poblacion, Makati City. Open 24 hours.
The Lost Bread
If you’re looking to upgrade your brunch and dessert pairings, The Lost Bread is place to go. Their food ranges from spicy fried chicken to fried mashed potato balls. But the real show stopper are their desserts. Grab one of their milkshakes or iced sodas and take a photo against their neon lights. They have pink one that read “Get Lost” in cursive. You can also opt to pose against a plant wall with bright letters that spell out, “Be found.”
Visit: #80 Maginhawa Street, UP Village, Diliman, Quezon City. Open daily from 12 n.n. to 11 p.m.
Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli
Get a taste of Filipino craft beer, food, and cocktails at Alamat. Their menu consists of skewers, pulutan, and desserts. From their drink choices, take your pick from local spirits like Barik Puro Lambanog, Pinoy cocktails like calamansi mojito, and craft beer. Facing the bar you will see the different beers you can order along with a neon sign that reads, “Craft beer for the people.” Make this your new after work spot and grab a few drinks with your friends.
Visit: 5666 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati City. Open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. from Mondays to Sundays.
If you’re a fan of local up and coming artists, you might be familiar with Unit 27 in BGC. Aside from serving food and drinks, it is also a venue for musical performances from bands and singers. As a bonus, this bar has some great Instagram spots. At the entrance, there is a “27” neon light sign so you won’t miss this place. Inside, there are also yellow neon lights in the shape of speech bubbles. Pose next to them and edit in your own captions.
Visit: Icon Plaza Building, 26th Street Corner 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. Open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from Sundays to Mondays, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. from Tuesdays to Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. from Fridays to Saturdays.
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