Manila Nightlife: Panic Room Chill Bar (Starmall, Mandaluyong)
In the past few years, we’ve seen the rise of a fairly new trend in the Manila nightlife scene: Speakeasy Bars. What makes these bars quite interesting is the unique concept behind them. Imagine a chic, well-built bar with a hidden entrance, often by “invitation only” requiring a password to let only the right people in. Now I’ve been to a few of these speakeasy bars around Manila and as expected, they’re beautiful and quite exciting. And just recently, a new one stepped up the speakeasy game: Panic Room in Chill Bar Starmall Mandaluyong.
Panic Room: A Hidden Blacklight Party Club
First things first: Where is Panic Room? Hidden inconspicuously within the busy Chill Bar in Starmall EDSA, get a unique shot of fun at the Panic Room. Finding the door won’t come easy. But you’ll do find it eventually tucked at the very end of Chill Bar’s hallway: a swivel brickwall that seems like a dead end at first glance.
Then comes the fun part: Paint to Panic! Since Panic Room is a Blacklight Party Club, everyone is encouraged to embellish themselves with pops of color. And embellish we did! We all took turns painting ourselves with fluorescent paint and neon highlighters. Before topping our OOTD off with glow-in-the-dark accessories like bracelets, earrings, glasses, and headbands. It was all too cute and exciting! We were all ready to dance the night away!
Get Ready to Party the Night Away
Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect of the place. Yes I’ve been to some but never in a blacklight club. So just imagine my surprise as soon as I saw all those neon lights beaming throughout the room.On one side was a playful bar serving equally colorful and fun drinks. While all throughout club strobes of neon psychedelic lights filled the entire dance floor, enticing everyone to get crazy dancing to the DJ’s awesome beats.
And just in case you’re not ready to get down and jiggy yet, you can also opt to play a casual game of beer pong as well. It was a little hard to do it in the dark to say the least. But we still had a lot of fun trying to shoot some in those cups.
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
Hungry after all that dancing? Don’t worry. Panic Room also has a lot of good chows to stuff you up.
We had Panic Room’s Wonder Wings (Php 245.00), Nasty Nachos (Php 349.00), and their famous Squid Spread (Php 399.00).
All food are for sharing and I personally enjoyed the squid. It actually reminded me of the soft, tasty ones I love from Taiwan. Chugged all of them down with good drinks before trying the sweet Jello shots before we left.
Panic Room is the first blacklight party club in the Philippines. It can easily accommodate 80-100 people and is open from 6PM-6AM everyday. CHEERS!
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Panic Room at the Chill Bar
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