Let's be real: they could have sold us simply with "you enter this bar through a 7-Eleven." Novelty aside, this bar in Manila's increasingly popular (meaning, super-trendy) Fort district is actually one of the best, most balanced bars in Southeast Asia. The interior is decked out in velvet and marble, giving off a decadent vibe, but the crowd and ambiance are surprisingly relaxed. On some nights there's an in-house DJ, and there's a cigar bar in the back. And yes, like many of the bars on this list, it's known for being wildly expensive. But (also like many of the bars on this list) you get what you pay for, in a good way. Mariang Binastos cocktail, made with local Don Papa rum, is one of the best regional drinks that you simply won't be able to get anywhere else. Another standout is the delightfully named Nutter Club, featuring with London dry gin, Angostura, a meringue made from a lemon-pistachio base, topped off with a pistachio salt rim. Everything about this place -- from the entrance to the drinks -- is elaborate and fun, yet totally accessible. Which is really what you want out of a secret bar, right? And again: you enter through a freakin' 7-Eleven.