As a music lover, the discovery process of the music scene goes beyond finding new music gems. It extends even to the venues they perform at. Whether you’re a frequent gig-hopper or someone who’s testing out the waters of the local gig scene, this venue guide is for you. In this week’s Gig Venue Guide, we explore the Southern gem that is 19 East.
Musician Wowee Posadas established this live music venue in 2003. Over the years, it has gained a reputation for having exceptional light and sound quality. Their line-up spotlights talented Filipino acts, but on occasion has hosted international acts.
What sets 19 East apart from other gig venues around the Metro is its location and capacity. The venue rests on a hill giving gig-goers a breath-taking view of the city overlooking Laguna Bay. Gigs are held inside the music hall, but if you wish to experience the view, you should grab a seat at the garden bar.
This all-ages gig venue can hold up to 200 people inside their Music Hall and 350 people in their garden area.
19 East’s gig fee depends on the performer of the night. Their typical entrance fee ranges from P150 to P500. For international acts, expect a higher door charge.
19 East serves appetizers and alcoholic drinks. Crispy Pata, Sisig and Kilawin Tanigue are just some of the best selling dishes in their menu. As for their alcoholic selection, beer remains their best seller. Appetizers range from P100 to P400 while alcoholic beverages start at P100.
With their music hall and garden area being able to house hundreds of guests, 19 East has more than enough parking space. Their massive grass parking area can accommodate more than 50 cars.
19 East is located at Km. 19, East Service Road, Sucat, Muntinlupa City. If you are coming from the North, take the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). Exit at Sucat and make a u-turn to your left into the East Service Road.
When asked about how to make the most out of your gig experience, 19 East said this: Shows start around 9:30pm, but seating is first come, first served. Come early at around 7pm to get good seats.