saGuijo Bar & Café

7612 Guijo St., San Antonio Village, Makati, Metro Manila

saGuijo Bar & Café
4.1
4.0 Stars

22 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 9
  • 4 stars 7
  • 3 stars 5
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 22 Reviews
  • 21 Recommend
  • 22 Reviewers
Category:
Bar
Business Hours
Open: 7:00p - 2:00a
Phone
+6328978629

Hours

  • Sunday
    • Closed
  • Monday
    • Closed
  • Tuesday
    • 7:00p - 2:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 7:00p - 2:00a
  • Thursday
    • 7:00p - 2:00a
  • Friday
    • 7:00p - 2:00a
  • Saturday
    • 7:00p - 2:00a

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Parking:
Street, Reserved
Ambience:
Casual
Attire:
Casual

Most Recent Reviews

Reann G.
4.0 Stars

This place made me feel like I'm back in college!!! 128523 the door charge is at P200 and comes with a free beer! 9786

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Russel F.
4.0 Stars

We rushed immediately to Saguijo just in case we made it to the set of The Ransom Collective. We arrived around 11:45pm and the place was insanely packed with more people outside. It actually feels like a Terno Inferno gig! I asked the guy near the gate if the gig was over, and he told me that it was The Ransom Collective's set and they're currently doing the soundcheck for their set. It was like a relief that we finally made it, although I wish we could've watched Cheats, Yolanda Moon & TheSunManager.

The venue was really small and couldn't accommodate everyone so we were standing outside, staring at the window when they played "Images" (first song). It was followed by a cover song from Eraserheads that everyone surely knows, and that's "Ang Huling El Bimbo". The crowd sung their hearts out as Jermaine is singing the song.

I moved inside during the third song and was surprised that they play "Present Tense". A song about past regrets, somehow a tearjerker that carries out the emotional climax when the violin started to rule the song. It was followed by "Hither" and we once again witnessed the vocal duet between Kian & Lily (keyboard player). More and more people were coming in and not even bothered by the heat and sweat dripping all over their bodies.

The people got more crazy when they played "Run", their most catchy and most matured song (in terms of songwriting). I was actually one of the people singing their lungs out the entire set. They concluded the show with the very first single titled as "Fools". Little trivia, this song has been used for Bianca Gonzales and JC Intal's wedding aftermovie made by Jason Magbanua.

The gig was awesome even though I failed to watch the opening acts. The venue was the usual go-to for gigs and booze. Not that spacious enough for big events since the place could only handle like 40-45 people inside, unless an intimate acoustic event or something like that.

Not a good photo though! 128513

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Michell Elizabeth C.
3.0 Stars

sorry no photo.

went here last week Wednesday unplanned with friends. never been here lately so we almost got lost. didn't know the performers last wednesday night but they were all okay from solo singers, edm singers to bands.

entrance fee was a bit steep at 200pesos with a free beer/drink.

we didn't order any food just beer. servers were fast and friendly.

crowd was cool.

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Chili G.
3.0 Stars

I guess I'm a little too old for these types of places 128513 went to support my friend in his gig and it wasn't even like super hard rock. Maybe the place isn't really built with the right acoustics etc. Btw, I used to go to a lot of gigs but this time Talaga nabingi Ako as in! Ringing in the ears! Oh well towel, still happy I was able to see him play ü

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Ruth A.
4.0 Stars

Happy Anniversary, Mayonnaise!

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Jeah Maureen D.
4.0 Stars

Honestly super crowded and the air conditioning was useless but whatever, up dharma down! 128525 also, i love how they serve their beers ice cold, like legit borderline ice and water ugggghh perfection 10084

Also, yes this is a really late review! 128514128514

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Loren L P.
5.0 Stars

Husband and I used to come here often. Pre-baby days, after a late movie, grab a drink, watch Up dharma, Taken by cars etc. I also used to shop at a vintage store at the 2nd floor.

We didn't mind the crowd, the toilet & tight space but priorities & taste have changed. 128516 it's been quite a while since we last came as it would mean living our toddler to her Granny till 3AM.

But given the chance and as long as a good band we like is playing, we'd like to go back and see how the place is doing. 128515

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Rencel D.
4.0 Stars

Decided to go here because of Up Dharma Down. We arrived very, very early so we took pasta for dinner. The ambiance is, I think, suited for "rakista" people. Hahaha best place to watch gigs!! Entertaining bands, check! :) We ordered bangus sisig which is way too spicy for a normal tastebud. But the food and serving is good :) Free beer!! 127866

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Gabby d.
5.0 Stars

Mah home! Nope, not but this place revives me every time.
I have their pastas. First, I chose Bolognese because I don't want something fishy in my mouth that time but hey, surprises come in the weirdest of places. The bowl tasted nothing but anchovies. Haha. Wrong choice. Another time, I tried pesto and yes!!! They've got me with all the nuttiness and the cheese, yes! And a php 200 order can serve 2 people.Haha.
Have ventured with their different pizzas, too. The four cheese was a bit salty but still nice. The other one (sorry, I forgot how they call it) has got seafood taste.
Their drinks, you can get at the bar, also, you can ask the waiters. Rarely, the line's long. And a bit pricey on that part.
The music? Do I need to say more? 128076

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Joy Vee A.
3.0 Stars

crowded 128513

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Kaqui M.
5.0 Stars

Best place to watch a gig! Crowd's always great and there's a nearby store where you can order cheap beers. :)

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Zach D.
5.0 Stars

I've been here several times and will keep coming back. Yes, it is small and often crowded. But it's often crowded because it's a cool place to see some really good music. Definitely one of my favorites.

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Serg P.
2.0 Stars

It's too crowded. Small place. Not organize. Not accomodating. Entrance fee is not worth it.

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Marc C.
5.0 Stars

Another prod, another bar. We now head to San Antonio Village in Makati to go into saGuijo bar. Bands did a tribute to Hall & Oates this time. Same concept as with my previous reviews, bands play a number of songs from the artist & a few covers and originals as well. This bunch of performers come from different bands. You have LC de Leon from Reklamo, Audrey Dionisio from General Luna, Miguel Dayanghirang from Malay, Inky de Dios from Indio I/Kjwan to name a few. Other performers that night were Jaycie & Honey(acoustic) Conscious & the Goodness(jazz)

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Belg B.
5.0 Stars

Saw Up Dharma Down last night at saGuijo. The place was packed!!! If you wanna enjoy a low-key weekend, drop by saGuijo to listen and discover some Filipino indie bands. :)

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Vic D.
5.0 Stars

Just all out music in its raw form

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Regina Q.
5.0 Stars

Great music, homey place. A regular visit would be just right. :)

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Mee S.
4.0 Stars

The ultimate place after a hard day's work. Located at the heart of Makati City, this is a perfect place to hang out with friends while gigging out :)

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Motorman W.
5.0 Stars

From pindiemusic.com/venues

SAGUIJO IS MAKATI’S DEFINITIVE BAR FOR LIVE & LOUD PINDIE MUSIC. ON A QUIET NIGHT YOU’LL GET GROOVES, ICE COLD BEERS AND DECENT PICA-PICA FROM FAMILIAR STAFF.

On a big night, you’ll sweat, you’ll grind, you’ll sit, stand and swoon, you’ll be thiscloseto top talent, and you’ll spill out into the street around 2am with the rest of us: grinning, bewildered, and with change in your pocket ‘cos it’s bang-for-buck time too. As the granddaddy of San Antonio Village’s budding bohemian scene, SaGuijo is all about the music, and as authentic a place as you’ll find this close to Makati’s central business district.
SaGuijo takes an old house with wooden floorboards, goes crazy with music stickers and random memorabilia (why the British football team, Arsenal has a big flag on show we don’t yet know), ignores the need for a formal stage, throws in the gorgeous Snow Tattoo parlor upstairs (run by Turbo Goth‘s, Sarah Gaugler), and finishes off with staff that you’ll come to know and love.

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Brye B. H. S.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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