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Wild VIP Romp

March 09, 2015
Pangaea Manila

The original Pangaea was an untamed, prehistoric supercontinent that spanned almost half the earth’s surface, while today, a modern wild-styled nightclub of the same name seems equally determined to achieve a similar global breadth. Since the very first exclusive, safari-esque lounge opened in New York in the 1990s new incarnations of Pangaea have drifted across to London, Miami, New Delhi, Singapore, and now the latest exotic outpost has splashed down in Manila’s swish City of Dreams.

Dimly lit in gold and red, the Pinoy pad attracts a crowd that is rather more Hermès than hipster, so be sure to gussy up to get past the red rope. Prowl along the suitcase-lined walls and over to the long bar for craft cocktails, Moët & Chandon and by-the-bottle spirits before you settle on one of the cushy leather chesterfields by the baby grand piano. A troop of swathed-in-red, glamourpuss waitresses continuously circle the main room offering refills and taking additional orders, but if you’re after a more secluded spot slink through to the intimate candle-lit ‘library’. Want to really rule the jungle? Dropping a few extra monkeys will get you into the ultra lush VIP-only Peacock Room – so secret we can’t even tell you what’s inside.

City of Dreams / Asean Ave / Parañaque / 9pm-5am daily /