Catch 272 bar in Manila, the Philippines, is a safe haven for those looking for respite from the brutal drudgery of the capital city and the tentacles of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s authoritarian government. Photo: Maro Enriquez Catch 272 bar in Manila, the Philippines, is a safe haven for those looking for respite from the brutal drudgery of the capital city and the tentacles of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s authoritarian government. Photo: Maro Enriquez
Catch 272 bar in Manila, the Philippines, is a safe haven for those looking for respite from the brutal drudgery of the capital city and the tentacles of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s authoritarian government. Photo: Maro Enriquez

Open mic, open door: Manila bar welcomes musicians, social activists, introverts and queers

  • Catch 272 bar in Metro Manila is a neighbourhood dive bar and at the same time a haven for activist-artists opposed to the authoritarian Philippine government
  • The ‘mixed bag’ of patrons can relax in its usually cosy and intimate atmosphere, where being yourself is all that matters

Topic |   Music
Catch 272 bar in Manila, the Philippines, is a safe haven for those looking for respite from the brutal drudgery of the capital city and the tentacles of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s authoritarian government. Photo: Maro Enriquez Catch 272 bar in Manila, the Philippines, is a safe haven for those looking for respite from the brutal drudgery of the capital city and the tentacles of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s authoritarian government. Photo: Maro Enriquez
Catch 272 bar in Manila, the Philippines, is a safe haven for those looking for respite from the brutal drudgery of the capital city and the tentacles of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s authoritarian government. Photo: Maro Enriquez
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