July 13, 2019

7 Hip Drinking Spots in Poblacion for a Chill Time

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  • Needing some post-work hangout? Why not invite your friends to unwind at Makati’s chillest destination, Poblacion? This area is very popular for its amazing dining places and—of course—a pool of fantastic drinking spots!

    Also read: Beyond Nightlife: Poblacion Street Guide

    So if you’re in the mood for a glass of your favorite liquor paired with a chill vibe, check out our list below:

    Dulo MNL
    4992 P. Guanzon, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City

    Cafe by day and bar at night, Dulo MNL is surely a crowd-favorite artsy hub in P. Guanzon Street. Aside from their mouthwatering food, they also have a wide range of drinks from alcoholic to non-alcoholic. The raw and edgy vibe of Dulo is evident in its interior and overall aesthetics, making it perfect for your IG feed.

    Also read: Dulo MNL in Poblacion: Cafe, Restobar, and Event Space in One

    Facebook: facebook.com/duloMNL
    Instagram: instagram.com/dulomnl

    Pedro Tap House
    5910 Matilde Street, Poblacion, Makati City

    Tucked away in Matilde Street is a humble bar that serves craft beer straight from the tap. The owners wanted to find a place where they can serve fresh beer from their own brewery, which led to the creation of Pedro Tap House. Try out their best-selling flavored craft beers and pair it with their appetizing bar chows (Bar Junk is highly recommended!). They also host weekly gigs so watch out for those!

    Also read: Pedro Tap House in Poblacion Serves Up Fresh Craft Beers


    5883 Enriquez Street, Poblacion, Makati

    Lampara is a neo-Filipino bistro in Enriquez Street that specializes in bringing quirky twists and upgrades to Filipino classics. Part of the menu is their signature cocktails that use ingredients they stock in jars displayed at the bar. Try their best-seller Pana Kakana Kana, a gin-based drink infused with whole pepper and orange peel.

    Also read: Lampara in Makati Brings New Light to Filipino Food


    Roof Deck, I’M Hotel, 7862 Makati Ave., Poblacion, Makati City

    A jellyfish rooftop bar located in one of the busiest cities in the Metro seems like a fever dream. But yes, Antidote bar exists—at the roof deck of the 34-story I’M Hotel, to be exact. Their cocktail menu was crafted in collaboration with Mace, the head bartender of one of New York’s best bars. Sip their best-selling Mr. DOMango, a moringa-infused vodka, banana liqueur, mango puree, and coconut milk drink with tapioca pearls.

    Also Read: Antidote in Makati: Watch Your Poison Become the Cure


    The Wild Poppy
    2/F 5666 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati

    Can’t decide between tea and alcohol? Well, The Wild Poppy saves the day with their tea-infused signature cocktails. Aside from the drinks and delectable eats, the interior’s cozy vibe is enough to make you feel relaxed. It’s situated on the second floor of 5666 Don Pedro Street.

    Also Read: The Wild Poppy in Makati: Serving Southeast Asian Cuisine and Cocktails with a Twist

    Alchemy Bistro Bar
    4893 Durban Street, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City

    Alchemy Bistro Bar is a 3-story hangout place in Durban Street that emits mauve lights at night seemingly to attract passersby. Inside, there are many “potions” to try: non-alcoholic mixes like smoothies, fruit shakes, and juices, as well as alcoholic mixes including vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whiskey, and brandy. Watch out for DJs and bands that turn up the place every week!

    Also Read: Alchemy in Makati: A Beacon of European Cuisine

    Instagram: instagram.com/alchemybistrobar

    Kermit Manila
    4636 Molina Street, Poblacion, Makati City

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    There’s a little piece of Siargao that can be found in the quieter part of Poblacion, along Molino Street to be exact. Aside from their famed pizza, Kermit Manila also has cocktails that you can only taste here, like the Gin Basil Smash and Grifoni’s Sour. Fashioned after Kermit Surf Resort and Restaurant in Siargao, this restaurant will give you the island vibe you must have been missing.

    Also Read: Kermit Manila in Poblacion: A Treasure Trove of Napoletana Pizzas and Italian, Seafood Flavors

    Truly there’s nothing wrong in blowing off some steam from time to time with a cold glass of cocktail. What’s your favorite drinking spot in Poblacion? Let us know in the comments!

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