Music bar Oto means serious business when it comes to beats, brews, and booze.
Spotted: your new favorite bar in Poblacion, Makati.
You no longer need to play your Friday nights by ear—this bar deserves concrete plans. Oto, which means “sound” in Japanese, stands out in the local scene by putting music front and center. Upon entering the bar, the first thing you’ll see is a pair of huge vintage speakers, which were customized for Oto using parts from ‘70s speakers and cinema horns. The ceiling is covered in slats to help distribute sound more evenly, making for a premium listening experience of vinyl records that range from Adele to Bach to Coldplay. Open from brunch to after hours, Oto pairs good aesthetic and acoustics with inspired dishes like the Pork Char Siu Pasta (P380), Home-made Corned Beef Waffle Sandwich (P300), and Prawn Sliders (P380), which go well with your coffee or cocktail of choice (Curator’s David Ong is in charge of the drinks selection). Coming soon are the yakitori menu, new cocktails and coffee concoctions, and low-key listening parties.
Oto is located at G/F 5880 Enriquez St., Poblacion, Makati.