By which all gig bars should be judged. Saguijo Cafe + Bar, located sa Guijo street, Makati, is an institution for musicians, artists, bands, and fans. The place is surprisingly small – standing room at 200, and remniscient of a well-decorated house. The place in fact, is in a sort of residential area. What makes this bar special is it added class to what the likes of Mayric’s, Freedom Bar, 70′s Bistro, etcetera started. The place has it’s ownÂ regulars, and people will come whoever it is scheduled to play.
For the fans
Cover charge ranges from 100-150 depending on the bands and/or the production – usually consumable for 1 drink. San Mig Light at Php 50, Red Horse atÂ Php 40. Food/pulutan from 150 up. Band schedule always updated and available online here. If you are planning to watch the likes of Up Dharma Down and Urbandub, make sure to go really early and have a high tolerance for heat.
For the musicians
I’m sure you already know what’s in store. Drums are fairly well taken care of, Marshall Valvestate andÂ Peavey Bandit Transtube for guitars (I miss the tube Fender), Ampeg bass amplifier.Â Sound tech always present.Â Gate-sharing for in-house productions with free drink stubs (at least).