The Metro Manila gig scene is alive and well. With live events happening all over the Metro, there are endless opportunities to immerse yourself in the local music scene. 

Whether you’re an avid gig-goer or someone who’s just dipping their toes in the scene, finding a gig venue that offers diverse payment options for entrance fees, your food and drinks, makes it more convenient to enjoy a gig. Luckily, BDO Debit Card allows you to pay at these different locations with ease.

Before your next gig, check out this list of seven gig venues in Metro Manila where you can pay with your BDO Debit Card.

19 East

19 East has been a staple gig venue for those in the South. Located along the East Service Road in Sucat, Muntinlupa, the 19 East stage has seen the likes of Mayonnaise, Dilaw, Barbie Almalbis, Juan Dela Cruz Band, Ely Buendia, and Noel Cabangon, just to name a few. Feel free to sit down, order some food and drinks, and relax as you watch the performances in front of you.

12 Monkeys

12 Monkeys at Estancia, Capitol Commons, is a perfect place if you want to sit down, enjoy a drink or two, and see your favorite artists live. The large and cozy venue gives you a range of places to chill around. Recently, the Ely Buendia-led band Pupil performed at 12 Monkeys for the first time after five years together with Sandwich and Chicosci at the venue. Other notable performers include Kjwan, Nobita, Freestyle, Brownman Revival, MYMP, and many more. 


Poblacion club Apotheka has become a favorite for the electronic music scene, attracting local and international acts to perform in the two-level venue. Aside from DJ sets, the venue also has nights where it brings together the rising artists of today’s generation. Think of the chart-topping rap trio O Side Mafia, R&B singer Jess Connelly, electronic artist LONER, and more. If you’re looking for upcoming artists to discover, Apotheka is right up your alley.


Another venue where you can use your debit card is the famous underground club Nokal, located in Makati Central Square. While best known for its DJ sets and electrifying nights, it has also become a gig venue where you can watch bands like Sandwich, Gabba, Lola Amour, Nameless Kids, Party Pace, and more. If you’re looking for a party place that sets the stage for good music, definitely make your way to Nokal.

Unknown13 Pub

If you live up in the North, Unknown13 Pub may be the place for you. The new gig venue is always buzzing with everyone from big bands to open lineup gigs with up-and-coming bands. Unknown13 Pub holds gigs from Tuesday to Sunday in Katipunan Avenue, making it easy for you to come down for a visit. 

Nook Molito

Nook Co-working Studio in Molito, Alabang has become an unlikely yet popular place to host live music gigs. Aside from being a gig place, Nook also hosts community events like workshops, bazaars, pop up shops, karaoke nights, and more. This cozy events space gives you the freedom to pick and choose how you want to spend your weekend.

Balcony Music House

The Rico Blanco-owned Balcony Music House in Poblacion has become a go-to place for those who want to watch live music but still enjoy the perks of a full gastropub. The venue houses regular gigs nearly every day of the week, featuring acts like Ebe Dancel, Sandwich, Maki, Lola Amour, and more. 

With BDO Debit Card, you can enjoy life with no interruptions. Just swipe, and you can watch your favorite acts that make up the thriving Filipino music industry. Learn more about how you can get your BDO Debit Card here.