12 Monkeys

5/F Century City Mall, Kalayaan Ave. cor. Salamanca St., Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila

12 Monkeys
3.9
4.0 Stars

29 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 9
  • 4 stars 14
  • 3 stars 3
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 2
  • 35 Reviews
  • 21 Recommend
  • 29 Reviewers
Category:
Bar
Business Hours
Reopens: 5:00p - 4:00a
Phone
+639175703222

Hours

  • Sunday
    • Closed
  • Monday
    • 5:00p - 4:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 5:00p - 4:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 5:00p - 4:00a
  • Thursday
    • 5:00p - 4:00a
  • Friday
    • 5:00p - 4:00a
  • Saturday
    • 5:00p - 4:00a

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Valet, Garage
Door Charge:
No
Ambience:
Casual
Attire:
Casual

Most Recent Reviews

Liezzy M.
4.0 Stars

chill sat night...
loved the band of top suzara.
pizza 128077🏼128077🏼128077🏼128077🏼128077🏼
local beers quite pricey but hey not complaining super sulit performance of top. 128515
place 11088️11088️11088️11088️

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Jaize D.
4.0 Stars

My 2nd time here. Loved their Blue Margarita :) fancy pub chillin' with live bands.

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EJ M.
4.0 Stars

Liked the laidback vibe of this place. Freestyle was performing when we came. Place was full however the people were boring. The crowd wasn't that energetic it turned out to be a lame night.

Good thing I was with my friends! We shared a table with wine and some food. I liked their sisig and the nachos but the serving was disappointing - too few. And the seats around the table where we were located were sooo uncomfortable. They were high chairs without any feet and back support! I kept on standing and standinh from time to time. Anyway, at least I liked the band. We even requested a song and they performed it - their classic 'Til I Found You. Lovely. (But yes the old Freestyle is way better than the vocalists now.)

Classy place.

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Regine B.
5.0 Stars

Listening to eargasmic music performed live by talented local artists while sipping beer or wine poured in a glass by a waiter. That's the idea here in 12 Monkeys. It's located high up Century Mall, overlooking the Makati skyline. Fancy. But again, it's the music that hooked me to this place. 5 stars!

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Kyle B.
5.0 Stars

Good music + good friends + good drinks. 128076
watched freestyle play last saturday, and man, we enjoyed so much. BAAAAKEEEET NGAAAAYOOOONNN KAAA LAAAANG DUMAAATIIING SA BUHAAAY KOOOHHHHH 128588128588
wahahahaha sobrang feel na feel namin mag sing a long, okay, sorry sa mga katabi namin nun. haha!

anyway, i really loove 12 monkeys' chill ambiance! waiters are also very maasikaso 9786 price wise, typical bar price.... kinda expensive, best to just buy a bottle and share with your friends.. okay lang yan, the happiness you will get while you're here is priceless. charot.

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Dell C.
4.0 Stars

I guess I'm getting really old. I am more into the chill and quiet place where I can chit chat with my friends than the noisy tugst tugst place where you can't hear each other and the non stop eagle eye spotting of some endangered species. 128541

I really enjoyed our stay here in the veranda of 12 monkeys with the cool breeze of the drizzly weather, view of Makati and just a soft music from Top Suzara's band playing inside.

Drinks are priced fairly at 180 pesos for a glass of mojito and 90 pesos for local beers. Pretty decent. I got conscious at first since I am wearing shorts but they don't mind at all. Such a relaxing place to unwind with good friends. 128522128077🏻

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Fatimah B.
5.0 Stars

Perfect place to watch a gig although it gets crowdy, as in crowdy when the band is very famous.

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Kathryna d.
2.0 Stars

U R B A N D U B

We failed to catch Urbandub's Endless concert. Boo. So we settled for their acoustic set at 12 Monkeys.

Place was cramped, door charge was at 300 with no drink! Waiters kept pushing people so they could pass. Ugh I simply hated standing by the bar that night! I wanted to order some food but after that awful experience, hell no. I can't believe waiters were the ones who were intentionally bumping into me every single time they had to pass through. I wasn't even blocking any passage way. How rude.

I'm giving the stars to their excellent sound system and for Urbandub's awesome set. But overall, I'm just going here again if the band is worth it. The place got so crowded with jejemons by the end of the night. Yes, jejemons. WHY.

Improve on the manners of the staff, limit the standing capacity of the place, and fix the placements of the tables! This bar is charging around 300-500 for every person, I think that's not too much to ask.

The cheapest tables cost 3000 for 3-4 persons, PLUS the door charge. W O W.

Adios!

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Trina H.
5.0 Stars

Affordable drinks, friendly staff and amazing pub! 128151

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Jackie A.
4.0 Stars

(Photo: Dicta License)

We went here for the JB Music Battle of the Bars gig. 128513 The place was very pretty but got very crowded as the night went on. The tables were honestly a hindrance for the amount of energy that was there. 128547

Nonetheless, the gig itself was fun. We all grabbed the 150-peso with one free beer opportunity in 12 Monkeys and the bands we were able to watch (while we could still breathe inside lol) were awesome! 9996️

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Kal K.
4.0 Stars

Crab fat riiiiiiiiiiice.

Liempo and aligue with rice. How can you go wrong.

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Yina M.
4.0 Stars

What brought us here was Franco. That stud of a singer/swimmer/surfer is what you can't say no to. It's been a while since I've seen a gig and this was the perfect day to go watch because the bar wouldn't be as full on a weekday. Ed Sheeran was also playing that day so I would much rather pay to see Franco in the flesh.

Century city mall has a good and steady amount of breeze. It's like the developers studied this place for it to be airy. I noticed that hitting the fifth floor did not change the wind flow - it was refreshing! I took my time making my friend wait since he made me wait for an hour - geez! Upon reaching the venue, the interiors looked pretty jazzy. It was spacious enough for people to move around, the place had ample lighting that you didn't have to go groping around to lose your footing and it did not reek of a bar. Entrance was P300 but it didn't include a drink. To get a table for four, you will have to consume a minimum of P3,000. Easy peasy if you wanted to drink and binge eat. If not, it's hanging out at the bar for you. There were several other bands that played, i could hear them from outside and some were pretty good.

We were holding off on ordering drinks. Don't ask me why but we did. I had a classic mojito which was spot on. The mint was muddled fine and it wasn't too sweet. And then there was the food. I've begun to study the menu and their pica-pica to Chika selection looked tasty. Yes, I took a look at other tables' orders to gauge. We ordered the Nacho ordinary Nacho and Spam fries.

The nachos were dusted with a barbecue flavor, the toppings generous. The chicken was a little bit on the dry side but I avoided it and had my friends eat it. No wastage! Yay!

Spam fries are different kinds of spam with a tempura batter served with three different kinds of sauces. The tempura batter did not do anything to elevate the flavor, but it did add to crunch which made it count as fries. Dips were ketchup, mustard and one that we thought was thousand island but I refuse to believe it was. 128522

Franco wasn't going to start yet, and my palate wasn't satisfied. We were going for it and chose the St. Peter's egg. What it is is a sinful sizzling plate of cholesterol. Three pieces of "balot" duck eggs, rolling in crab fat (aligue) mixed with garlic butter. Woah. Describing it now gave me a headache. Thank goodness I didn't have one after. It tasted more of crab fat, less of duck egg. We finished our drinks and headed inside.

Service took a while. Am not sure if their kitchen churned food out slowly or if there were just too many orders that night. The menu is interesting enough for me to go back. Will be waiting for another good band then.

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Yen D.
4.0 Stars

12 Monkeys serves great food and wonderfully concocted drinks. I was too excited to try more than 1 because the drinks served at 12 Monkeys Music Hall and Pub were just too pretty to pass up on!

Strawberry Mojito (Php225.00), Sweet Monkeys (Php250.00) and Ivan’s Secret (Php250.00)

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EJ B.
4.0 Stars

12 MONKEYS Music Hall & Pub:

Spam Fries - 11088️11088️11088️11088️11088️ 5/5

Crab Fat Rice - 11088️11088️11088️11088️11088️ 5/5

Half-Chicken - 11088️11088️11088️ 3/5

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EJ B.
4.0 Stars

12 MONKEYS Music Hall & Pub:

Spam Fries - 11088️11088️11088️11088️11088️ 5/5

Crab Fat Rice - 11088️11088️11088️11088️11088️ 5/5

Half-Chicken - 11088️11088️11088️ 3/5

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Love B.
4.0 Stars

we enjoyed watching Hale Comeback Concert during Valentines Day, sulit yung bayad sa dami ng kinanta nila! pati yung guest na naunang nagperform, sobrang galing! 128525 brought back lots of highschool memories dahil sa mga kinanta ng Hale. huehuehue! 128514128514128514 i think some of their cocktails are good, sayang acidic lang ako eh huhuhu! 128557 anyways would like to try their duck eggs cooked in crab fat soon, so try namin bumalik ulit! depends on the band though. 128514 bamboo sana or pne. 128526128077

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Raisa R.
4.0 Stars

If your into OPM then this is the perfect place for you. It's a resto bar where you can just chill around and listen to famous bands in our country. If the band is famous like Parokya Ni edgar then they will have a door charge of 500php or if you have a table then it will be free of charge. Their food tastes good. They serve mostly appetizers and the drinks are quite pricey. Chito Miranda owns this place thats why most of the bands here are famous like Hale, SouthBorder, Parokya Ni Edgar and Up Dharma Down. You just have to check their instagram for their schedules.

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Cindz C.
3.0 Stars

Place is ok. The only redeeking factor is the excellent service. Maybe we pick the wring day to watch a band. But, let's give them another chance to redeem themselves this time with a good band for me to watch.

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Rachelle V.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Russel F.
4.0 Stars

Went here last Thursday night to watch Terno night featuring indie bands such as Musical O, Pulso & Up Dharma Down. The place wasn't that packed yet when I came in around 9:30pm.

I came in early for the Musical O set, and it's also the first time to watch them live. I would say that they instantly gained a fan in me because their music is good. The music reminds me of Tame Impala meets Silversun Pickups & Mojave 3.

Pulso was next right after the Musical O. I'm a fan of their post-rock/math rock music mixed with some modern vibe. And one of my friends plays for them as well as for shoegaze rock band, Sleepwalk Circus.

It was more than an hour before Up Dharma Down took the stage. One of their first gigs after their short break and mental shutdown (as for Armi). The place was totally packed during that time and the band is on fire!!! The band played an hour and few minutes and played most of the songs from their latest record "Capacities". Maybe, or somehow like a 2-year anniversary since they released the album in 2012. It's also nice to hear "Taya" live again, one of my favorite songs!

Still, 12 Monkeys never fails as the perfect gig venue for artists like them! One of the best places although I'm always watching and standing alone in one corner.

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