If we’re talking about more established gig-going places around QC area, Route 196 has definitely housed some rising bands and artists since 2006.
For me, Route 196 has never had a gig that never had a solid line up. It might be a relatively smaller venue, but every time I do go there, the place always seems to be jam packed with so much people, which proves just how much production houses and gig-goers love Route.
Discover a new anthem before it hits the mainstream! Route 196 is home to many of OPM’s emerging acts, where local music lovers gravitate to like their second home.
Electric guitars, road signs, and street art decorate the space. On clear nights, crowds hang out outside, with a bucket of beer and sumptuous bar bites on their the table. Inside, music washes over the crowd—from the nostalgic hits of rock band Sandwich to the folksy soul of Ben & Ben, Route 196 takes you through through the diverse scene of Filipino music.
19 East Bar & Restaurant housed amazing musicians, bands and stand-up comedians over the years and still continues to. Just right after Lakefront when you’re traversing East Service Road going North.
Start your weekend or close the work week with good food and quality live music.
Tip: Gambas and Lechon Kawali are a super must. 👌🏻
On Cheryl's birthday, I'll take her to Mow's Bar in Quezon City for a few drinks, some dimsum and live music. Talking to her about Lemi's story made me realize how important it is to share personal narratives and a part of you when sharing places, that's why I'm taking her somewhere close to home. 💖
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