Mandalay is the Narnia of speakeasy bars in Manila. Find it through the back of a wardrobe covered by a thick red velvet curtain. Standing outside in the foyer will give you an idea for what’s to come. This cigar and whisky bar has become a regular secret spot for the upper class business people of the central business district of Makati. A haven for those who are frustrated with the heavily implemented ban on smoking in the city. There’s a wide selection of whiskeys to pair with your cigar, be it sweet, bold, clean, or smoky. What we like about this spot is that you can order food from Belle & Dragon (the restaurant Mandalay is hidden in) which has great bar food that can fill you up while you enjoy your cocktails. It’s a pricey spot in a posh area of town but overall, it’s definitely a one of a kind experience.