Kilometer 19, East Service Road, Sucat, Paranaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Rarely do you find a music venue in Manila that lives up to the true talent of its featured performers. 19 East is one such place (In fact, you could say that 19 East allows them to live up to their true potential.). Their Music Hall has virtually the best sound system in the city and possibly one of the best in the country. According to the owner, the hall "has been acoustically treated to provide optimum appreciation of the amazing quality of the sound system." Hidden sound absorbing panels have been placed on the walls and ceilings.It is a true pleasure to watch any of their featured acts from almost every conceivable genre due to the sound quality and spacious seating. Nyoy Volante, Nina, the late Francis M., True Faith, Bamboo, Hale, and Jun Lopito, just to name a few. Oran Coltrane, son of the legendary John Coltrane, has also performed here.19 East consists of the Music Hall, the indoor venue for live performances, and the Garden Bar, which serves food and drinks for patrons who wish to dine al fresco (try their Tiger Prawns in Lemon Butter and the Halaan soup), with a spectacular view of Laguna de Bay. The Garden Bar opened before the Music Hall in 2003 while the latter was established in 2005. Customers wanting to go for the al fresco experience should bring light outerwear, as the weather can get quite cool, especially when it rains. Parking is, thankfully, not a problem at all.