If you’re looking for a hang out spot to chill, watch awesome blues and blues/rock musicians and happens to be around the metro, one place to visit is The Roadhouse at Manila Bay.
Located at SM by the Bay, Mall Of Asia, Pasay City, Philippines, it is the home of blues, bikes, rock and booze combined here in Manila. The place is cozy, serves great food, nice service and good music to offer.
I got a chance to visit the place to watch a friend’s gig and I can say that it’s very nice and clean. The venue has this biker’s theme, posters and guitars on the wall for its design and good crew.
Also noticed that the people who watch the performing artists were also great and very appreciative, they “listen” to the performers, something that I didn’t see on some venues.
I definitely had a great time hanging out. A bonus for me was that I got the privilege to jam with the band and another jammer who is a lap steel guitar player at the second set. Haven’t played with someone who plays a lap steel, so it was a thrill slidin’ with the master. I played with them onstage for 3 songs, two covers and an original composition by the band “Anything”, which I also played on the recorded acoustic version. It was one of those rare times I get to play blues music and on a Les Paul guitar as well. 🙂
Here’s a recorded video of a jam with Blue Way Trio with Haro Echter on lap steel guitar, the full band electric verion of “Anything”.