Malate is still the most lively spot for nightlife. Two blocks in from Roxas Blvd. start from Malate Church down Remedios. On Remedios Street is Tia Maria with live music and opposite many small eateries with cheaper (and better) food. Turn right on the corner of Adriatico and Remedios you find a branch of Cafe Havanna and next to it a Bistro with a really good selection of Filipino foods which is a bit more affordable then Café Adriatico (diagonally opposite from Café Havanna). Café Adriatico has nice selection of foods and is well known in the area. Follow along Remedios Circle and find a pleasant (but more expensive)Restaurant Guernica (named after the Picasso Painting) with imported beef and other specialities. If you stay on Adriatico and go along past the Café Adriatico you will find more spots with live music. BedRock is well known and a bit noisy. If you are there on the weekend try “Unplugged” above the BedRock – if they are open the music is (a little) more quiet. Further along Adriatio you pass Starbucks (which is also the entrance to Malate Pensionne – a reliable and affordable place to stay while in Manila). A few meters further down the road you find three simple bars on the street (if they are still there). The best one is Koko’s Nest with reasonable prices on drinks and a good selection of (cheap) and tasty foods. Sit down and you get a free view of the nightlife walking by – can’t beat it. Wait for the street vendors to sell you snacks for about 10 pesos (€0.16) or even single cigarettes (if you can’t afford the half pack or the full pack). A little further down the road you can branch of to the into Nakpil Street where you find a wine vendor (they have other spirits) and more live music and some of the gay bars and clubs in the area like BED Malate website http://www.bed.com.ph. Make your way back on Maria Orosa or J. Bocobo to find more food and live entertainment. If you did not go down Nakpil and are still on Adriatico, check out some of the beautiful “ladies” – makes sure you get what you really like 😉 because most of them are not female. Continue on Adriatico and at the corner of Pedro Gil you will find the re-built Robinson’s Midtown Department Store and Mall with a good selection of New Stores and Restaurants. Bargains on cell phones and accessories and a food fair. If you do not go into the Mall have a look at the Gruppo Barbero (formerly Bruno’s which is now in the Mall). A good barber shop with about 150 Pesos ((€2.50 for the haircut, but do not stop there! Get a scalp massage and a shave and let one of the ladies give you a manicure, pedicure and a facial (YES – do it, it is not only for girls). As part of the package you get a nice massage, or you can even ask for a full-body massage which is DECENT and relaxing. The ‘full package’ will not cost you more than 1,500-2,000 pesos which is still affordable ((€24.00-32.00 for 1 1/2- 2 hours of pampering). If you skip Bruno’s and walk past Salas Street you pass another entrance to the Mall on your right and at the corner of Sta.Monica find another simple Bar and Grill . Turn left to see the stalls on Sta. Monica and AVOID the Money changers unless you wish to be cheated. Turn right on Mabini and look for more live entertainment at Calle Cinco (also called C5) on the right and Cowboy Grill on the other side of the Road.