43-B Scout Ybardaloza Street corner Timog Avenue, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Ten 02 opened in January of 2008, the brainchild of award-winning jazz sensation Skarlet (former front woman of Pu3ska and the Brownbeat Allstars). As Skarlet revealed, "We wanted a jazz joint like The Cotton Club a speakeasy concept where the jazz is hot, the blues are cool, the world beat is festive, and the rock is underground." Ten 02 features a wide range of live musical performances--everything from ska to punk to rock. Notable acts in Ten 02 include: The Edgar Avenir Trio, Tots Tolentino, The Blue Rats, Reggae Mistress, Badburn, Ricky Gonzales, Mel Villena, among others.Ten 02 is best known for its jazz acts. Actually, it is probably one of the few remaining bars in Manila where you can catch a big band (a horn section, upright bass, you name it--the works); namely, the AMP Bigband every Monday at 8 p.m. It is well worth risking a pounding hangover the next day for. While you're at it, order their Quatro Formaggi Pizza (a combination of Mozzarella, Blue, Cream, and Parmesan cheeses) or their Ten 02 Pasta (with basil, olive oil, and pesto).Celebrities like Jim Paredes, Ricky Davao, Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista, Senator Chiz Escudero, Jun Lopito, Bituin Escalante, and Cooky Chua drop in from time to time.