12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub: Great Music, Food and Drinks (Century City Mall)

Makati, Philippines

I'm really not the type who frequent pubs.  But since I was in the area, I agreed to dropped by 12 Monkeys Music Hall to have a quick dinner meal with some girl friends.

12 monkeys music hall pub
12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub is located at the 5th floor of Century City Mall.  It has its own escalator up to the 4th floor and elevator or stairs to the 5th floor.  It is named 12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub because of the 12 young owners who are distinguished in their respective fields.  Restauranteurs: Raymund Magdaluyo (of Red Crab Group and Sumo Sam) and Ivan L. Zalameda (of Beso Cucina Vinoteka) .  Musicians:  Chito Miranda (of Parokya ni Edgar) and Champ Lui Pio (of the disbanded Hale and now solo artist) DJs: GP Reyes (71 Gramercy) and DJ Keith Haw (Prive).  Show hosts: DJ Tony Toni Bueno (of Boys Night Out) and  Jinno Rufino (of ABS-CBN Sports/BTV/Solar Sports).   Entrepreneurs: JM Rodriguez (Prive) Neil Arce (Professional poker player), Neil Paras (Big Bad Wolf) and Jerico Fernando Salonga (Vask).

12 monkeys music hall pub

The place is really grand with a high ceiling, elegant bar, tall wooden tables and chairs and cozy red lofts on the side.  There is an more private outdoor area on the back.  As it claims to be a live band-driven and DJ-driven club, it has a stage area and dim lighting.  There are also multiple large LED TV screens and red billiard pools like a typical sports bar. 


Picha Pie (noticed it is spelled like Parokya ni Edgar's Song title!)
sisig tribute
The Sisig Tribute (320 php)
The Sisig Tribute has crispy pork sisig bits, chili, onions, garlic mayonnaise and a thin layer of mozzarella.  You may opt to remove the chili if you can't handle the spiciness.  This an interesting pizza variation.  Their thin crust pizza texture is excellent! 

rock a feller pizza
The Rock' A Feller Pizza (350 php)
The Rock' A Feller Pizza is my kind of pizza.  It's topped with baked oysters, creamed spinach, parmesan and mozzarella.  This is no ordinary seafood pizza.

ivans palabok pizza
Ivan's Palabok Pizza (350 php)
The most creative pizza we tried is the Ivan's Palabok Pizza.  The presentation is superb!  The thin crust pizza and the palabok toppings worked wonderfully together.

Pica-Pica to Chika
st peters eggs
St. Peter's Eggs (350 php)
My top pick for the evening is the St. Peter's Eggs.  It is balut in crab fat and garlic chili butter sauce. 

big bird
Big Bird (650 php)

The Big Bird is their version of the classic buffalo wings with blue cheese and vegetable crudites.  As promised by its name, the wings are indeed huge.  The spice and sweetness is just right too.

barbecue feast
Barbecue Feast (780 php)
The Barbecue Feast is a large long platter filled with a long steel stick of pork skewer, big chunks of pork spare ribs and chicken barbecue wings.  It is served with java rice, atchara, coleslaw and potato salad.  I love their barbecue blend.  Every barbecue assortment is very tender too. 

Rice Bowls
midnight in pares
Midnight in Pares (290 php)
The Midnight in Pares is a rice meal with braised beef (or beef brisket in Chinese cuisine) topped with shredded scrabbled eggs and green onions.  It is served with a homemade chili sauce.  This dish is quite familiar to me so I'm able to appreciate the flavor hinted by the star anise.

crab fat rice
Crab Fat Rice (340 php)
My least favorite would be the Crab Fat Rice because it was over-shadowed by the St. Peter's Eggs.  Plus, the crispy pork belly and the crab fats sauce didn't sync that well. 

chunky monkey pie
Chunky Monkey Pie (290 php)
The Chunky Monkey Pie is a banana cream and gelatin based pie topped with whipped cream and crushed peanut brittle and glazed with chunky peanut butter.  We all loved this!  It's amazingly flavorful without being too sweet.

crepe cake
Crepe Cake (350 php)
I adore the Crepe Cake!  It's a mille feuille crepes cake with light cream filling and topped with mangoes and ice cream. If only I wasn't stuffed already, I want to have this all for myself.


Fresh Fruit Shakes & Milkshakes
strawberry shake pineapple shake
Strawberry Shake (125 php) and Fresh Pineapple Shake (125 php)
This is by far the best Strawberry Shake I've had hands down.  I like that they don't scrimp on fresh strawberries.  The taste is very fresh and fruity.  The sweetness seemed natural and not bolstered artificially by sugar.  My friend who had the Fresh Pineapple Shake shared the same sentiments too.

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
12 Monkeys Music Hall is the new hang out place.  Given their luxurious interiors and good music gig line up, quality food and huge portions, I was quite surprised with their affordable pricing!  So don't be intimidated by its posh facade and check this place out.  I highly recommend this place especially for Makati dwellers and workers.  It also has WiFi if that's a plus for you.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating 12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub Menu
Ambiance Picha Pie | Pica Pica
SpecialsRice Bowls | Salads
Desserts | Drinks |  
=Favorites or Recommended 
12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub
Business Address Fifth Floor, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, 
Makati City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 5pm-3am
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 250-1,500
Free WiFi Yes
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (0916) 444-4055
Other  Facebook Fan Page
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