Monday, October 26, 2009
The Best KTV Bar in Makati!
We found this little known videoke haven out of desperation to book in any of the three KTV bars near Jupiter St. in Makati. It was already a Thursday and the planned event was going to be held the next day. Centerstage was fully booked and so was Music 21. Top Grill doesn’t accept reservations for a Friday stint. And the always top of the list Red Box in Greenbelt 3 was not considered that time. Then an angel shared a link to a blog about a girl who just partied big time in the best KTV bar in Makati.
Name of the place is Music Platinum Family KTV Room and Restaurant (or simply Platinum KTV) and it’s located at # 47 Polaris St., just near the corner of Jupiter St. and Makati Ave. (where Mang Inasal Restaurant can be found). Mind the inclusion of the word “Family” for you to dismiss any hanky-panky ideas that might come up. If you’re coming from EDSA, along Jupiter St., just turn right and thread along Polaris St. The place can be reached in less than a minute and it’s on the right. Its big neon signs can keep you guided. In front, a serviceable parking space manned by security guards is waiting.
The room we got for 15 people costs P600 per hour (plus 12% tax, I guess). That’s cheap enough compared to the other three KTV bars mentioned earlier. It’s not consumable but you can comfortably squeeze in two or three extra peeps without having additional fee. A bucket of beer (with six bottles) costs P400. Given that rate, just imagine the price range for the rest of the food and other beverages.
(From left to right: the amazing remote control, sanitation-friendly mic and flatscreen TV display)
Inside the room are a sizeable flat screen TV, satellite speakers, songbooks, a unique remote control (where you can find the artist or song title without distracting the singer) and two microphones covered with a showercap-like material (talking about hygiene!). The discoball in the ceiling completes the party mode. Songs are pretty much up-to-date, from 2NE1’s “I Don’t Care” to YM’s “Mas Mahal na Kita Ngayon”. Just note though that some entries are apparently MP3’s and it would require you to sing the piece sans the lyrics guide.
So next time you’re looking for a videoke place, I recommend Platinum for its affordability, good service and nice interior. Feel free to inquire or reserve at +63-2-890-30-60. They are open from 4pm to 4:30am.