10 Bars in the Metro with Original Signature Cocktails
They say the best way to actually know a bar is to know about their cocktails—the more creative it is, the better. You’d know about their authenticity if they have signature cocktails that you found out by word of mouth (or maybe by simply asking the bartender). Plus, who wouldn’t want to try something new every now and then apart from your usual?
With that, check out our ultimate list of bars in the Metro and their signature cocktails!
(From left to right) No Army, Summer Melted, and Puro Sour priced at Php 270
How often do you stumble upon a Costa Rican reggae bar? Pura Vida Manila in the heart of Poblacion is popping with colors—literally and figuratively—all thanks to its interior and sumptuous dishes. Of course, they also have signature cocktails to die for. Sample their No Army, Summer Melted, and Puro Sour for a playful experience.
Wild Poppy is probably one of the hippest places in Poblacion, Makati with its IG-worthy food and interior. But what may be unknown to many is that it has signature cocktails infused with kicks of tea. Plus, they’re pretty cheap too, ranging from Php 250 to Php 300.
From the pristine island of Siargao, Kermit found its way to the busy streets of Poblacion Makati. You may have known them for their mouthwatering pizza and pasta offerings, but they also have cocktails that can only be found at their bar. We highly recommend you try their Gin Basil Smash and Grifoni’s Sour.
Address: 4636 Molina Street, Poblacion, Makati City
Contact number: 02-275-9219 / 0917-625-6773
Classic Dry Martini (Php 400) and In A Silent Way (Php 400)
Silently tucked in Salcedo Village, Makati is a bar that any old-fashioned audiophile would seriously love, the 78-45-33. It looks more like a 70s bachelor pad, so it won’t take you long to feel like you’re back in time. Their refreshing, signature drink In A Silent Way should be your pick!
Address: 78-45-33, LPL Mansion, San Agustin St, Makati City
Contact number: 02-819-9297 / 0920-927-6436
The mysterious vibe of the Blind Pig draws everyone in—but you won’t really notice it if you’re not sneaky enough to see the braille outside. They’re known for their Bartender’s Choice, where you actually let the bartender craft the perfect cocktail for you depending on your mood, alcohol preference, and even story. And oh, have we mentioned that it’s the first speakeasy bar in the country?
Address: 227, Salcedo, Legazpi Village, Makati City
Contact number: 0917-549-2264
Izakaya Sensu and Choto Matte
The Classic Suntory “Kakubin”(Php 250), Izakaya Old Fashioned (Php 320), and Sakura Smile (Php 250)
Izakaya Sensu and Choto Matte in BGC is made especially for Japanese gastropub aficionados out there. They’re two different restaurants in one place, but both offer an impressive selection of liquors. Choto Matte, in particular, has the Classic Suntory “Kakubin”, Izakaya Old Fashioned, and Sakura Smile.
Address: Ground Floor, Net Park Building, 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
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What happens when Korean and Mexican flavors collide? 😍🌮🍗 . The answer is bold and unique flavors with a kick of spices, which can only be found at Vatos Urban Tacos. From the genius minds of three Korean-Americans, they’ve come up with something unlikely, especially here in the Philippines. 🌯🍻🍽🥢🇰🇷🇲🇽 . Read more on our website! primer.com.ph/food/location/taguig/vatos-urban-tacos-in-bgc-experience-the-flavors-of-ko-mex-food/
Ever tried a fusion of Mexican and Korean flavors (think Kimchi Carnitas fries)? Vatos Urban in BGC will surely satisfy your bold palate! Their signature drink Vato’s Ritas may be the answer to up your alcohol game as it includes a bottled liquor placed upside down. How cool is that?
210 Degrees Kitchen + Drinkery
Calling all the adventure foodies! 210 Degrees Kitchen + Drinkery in BGC offers a wide variety of dishes, both Western and Asian flavors. But here’s the catch—they’re all originally prepared with a twist. This is exactly why you can expect cocktails (even mocktails) that are unique to this restaurant!
Address: Unit 1D, G/F Icon Plaza 25th Street Corner 6th Avenue BGC, Taguig City
Contact number: 0995-015-2192
Matcha Amaretto Sour (Php 450) and Ducky Punch (Php 980)
Nomu has its own take on the classic amaretto sour—their Matcha Amaretto Sour explodes with flavor with its right mix of matcha, lemon juice, egg white, choco bitters, going well with bourbon whiskey. You can also try their oh-so-cute Ducky Punch, but instead of bath water and bubbles, it’s made up of deadly vodka and tequila. While you’re at it, they also have delish Japanese eats!
Address: G/F W City Center, 30th Street corner 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City (inside Nomi Matcha)
Contact number: 02-821-8769
If low-key gourmet comfort food is what you seek, Mulberry Door in BGC might be the right pick for you. The interior is very homey, as it has traces of a traditional Filipino home. Their exquisite meals are perfect to pair with their signature Mulberry Ginger Mojito.
Do you have any bars with signature cocktails in mind? Let us hear in the comments below!
Written by Yana Bautista