Bar and Resto
Let this place take you back to that Golden Age of Rock and Roll. With its unique 70’s theme and bar, My Bro’s Mustache Folk Bar has been a popular hangout with the locals since its opening back in 2001. The place screams “Retro!” with its decor and ’70s music booming in the stereos. Many people come to see the live performances of the Juan dela Cruz band, often called the “Pioneer of Philippine Rock and Roll”. Their Sizzling Pork Sisig with Egg (P195) is well-suited with a bottle of beer. If you want to come and have a dish cooked flambé-style right in front of your eyes then try […]
Already in the business for 15 years, Packo’s Restaurant & Bar, be it noon or night, is crowded with many locals. It has become a hangout for friends, serving Philippine cuisine in their menu. Also, Packo’s boasts of snacks, finger food, and seafood noodle dishes. The casual atmosphere of the establishment is perfect for drinking parties with close friends. Since it is open for 24 hours, it is convenient to buy food, especially cravings late at night. Packo’s Boneless Crispy Pata (P468) is a popular choice to order. – MEAT UP! Packo’s Boneless Crispy Pata (P468) –
The masterminds behind the casual fine dining restaurant LULU created a new bar in town! Hooch is a stylish bar located beside LULU on the Ground Floor of V Corporate Centre along L.P. Leviste St. This bar definitely reflects Lulu’s alter ego, its interior filled with dimmed lights, soft midnight blue velvet couches, and glass windows. Both foreign and local bartenders man the bar on different nights. What takes Hooch apart from the other bars in Makati is their dedication in using fresh ingredients. Their cocktail syrups and garnishes are all homemade and they never use any form of preservative. We recommend the Harajuku cocktail, which is a mix of […]
This comeback from the 90s has a few new tricks up their sleeves. The moment you enter the second floor of the Antel 2000 Building, you will instantly see (and smell!) Il Ponticello. – REBIRTH TO THE 21st CENTURY. A more minimalistic logo for the new Il Ponticello. (Photo from EricJaz Foodies) – Il Ponticello is an Italian restaurant that has been operational since the 1990s. With the changing times and in hopes of rising to popularity again, the restaurant tweaked their menu up with new pizza and pasta dishes. Sure enough, in 2014, Il Ponticello started to gain much attention and has been dubbed as one of Makati’s hidden […]
The south is known for its laidback yet sophisticated vibe, and Q Grill embodies this quality quite perfectly. . THAT ICONIC Q is pretty hard to miss. . Tucked in a quiet neighborhood and opened by the Canlas family in December 2014, Q Grill easily stands out with its lush exteriors and glowing outdoor lights – not to mention plenty of cars parked outside the restaurant. Before sunset, the place resembles a quiet garden patio, but at night, the bar comes alive when the nearby schools have ended their classes and when residents have come over and have a cold bottle of beer over some grilled dishes and conversation while […]
Some people like to spend their evenings dancing and partying to Manila’s best DJs, but there are also those who prefer to spend their evenings in the quiet comfort of a nice bar, drinking specialty cocktails while listening to easy, deep house music with friends. The owners of mega-nightclub, Hyve, understand the needs of the latter, and so they created Vyne, Hyve’s calmer foodie brother. – The interiors of Vyne – Vyne is a boutique restaurant and freestyle tapas bar. They offer new twists on world fusion cuisine, as well as a wide selection of fine wine, spirits, and inventive cocktails. The restaurant, which is on the same floor as […]
24-hour restaurants in Manila are a rarity, especially ones that serve tasty, non-fast food grub even in the wee hours of the morning. This is what makes The Borough a gem. This bar and restaurant serves comfort food 24/7, plus good entertainment by their many resident DJs on some weeknights.The interiors are classy and reminiscent of swanky New York bars, mostly made up of comfortable leather couch chairs and barstools with dark wood and metal fixtures. – – The Borough’s menu is extensive, from main courses to a good liquor and cocktail list. They also have different menus for every time of the day. The Breakfast menu from 6 am […]
Fancy an all-nighter? You know where to go! Originally established in 1977, Whistlestop is the first 24-hour business in Manila. It closed in 2005, but was revived again in 2009 with three of the original chefs leading the kitchen. Their comeback has been a resounding success. Now with three branches, this restaurant continues to serve comfort food to all night owls. From Philippine and Singaporean cuisine to American hamburgers, people can enjoy different international dishes from their rich menu. Their Crispy Pata Medium (P380) has such crispy skin that’s so addicting. On the other hand, the Morning Lightweight (P165), corned beef hash and eggs with rice, is also a great […]
Tucked along one of the shops in Tritan Building in the quiet vicinity of Paseo de Magallanes, The Bottle Shop doesn’t scream bar at first sight like the regular bars you’re used to. There are no bright lights or loud music, and the bar has a more subdued vibe compared to the usual bars people head to on a weekend night. There are sleek wooden interiors and yellow overhead lighting, which not only guarantee you won’t get dizzy from the dancing lights, but also guarantee that this is a place you can chill and actually hear what your buddies are saying. Jim Araneta, head of Global Beer Exchange, started the […]
This old-school British pub in Bonifacio Global City is the perfect hangout joint. If you’re in the lookout for a cool, hip watering hole where you can get amazing cocktails and huge servings of British comfort food, go no further than Wolf and Fox Gastropub in Bonifacio Global City. This fancy yet comfortable hangout joint is the perfect place for urbanites: it offers a beautifully-designed sanctuary where you can de-stress with friends on a weekend night, delectable offerings on their eclectic menu, and an impressive list of cocktails, liquors, brews and beer cocktails. Wolf and Fox may be styled after old-school British pubs, but it is owned by Pinoy restaurateurs […]
Hyve in Taguig is currently one of Manila’s popular hotspots for clubbers and party-goers. It is an upscale club and lounge located at the rooftop of the W Global Center in Bonifacio Global City, and anyone who has partied here can tell you that only epic times lie ahead. Hyve promises a new standard in nightlife, with live performances every week by international guest DJs and popular local DJs. Hyve specializes in electronic dance music (EDM), and some of the notable acts that have performed here are Sasha Grey, DVBBS, Borgeous, Dada Life, Sarah Robertson and Matthew Koma, and local DJs include Geri Sia, Dimsum, DJ Riddler, Jessica Milner, Carlo […]
Barangay Urbiztondo in San Juan, La Union is known as an excellent surfing destination. But people often tend to overlook the fact that it is also a haven for low-key yet awesome restaurants. Surf Shack, a bar and restaurant located behind Moonleaf Tea Shop along the highway, is one of them. Surf Shack has a very laid-back setup, which makes it the perfect hangout spot for surfers, beachgoers and casual diners. They only have outdoor seating. Diners are protected from the sun and rain by a clear roof overhead. The overall design of the restaurant is quirky, with trees, tables and walls designed with kooky patterns. Surf Shack’s meals are […]
Back to the game, boys! With the epic Pacquio-Mayweather match happening very soon, Primer highlights our top five sports bars in Manila for that perfect boys’ night-out: —— Photo by JoTan23 via WhenInManila.com Snaps Sports Bar – Tucked inside Sofitel Philippine Plaza, one of the premier hotels in Manila, is this awe-mazing sports bar. Though a bit pricey, it’s a favorite among tourists because of its modern look and its spacious bar. While waiting for your game to be shown, play billiards or dart matches all night long as Snaps is open twenty-four (24) hours a day! —— Photo from Skinny Mike’s via juice.ph Skinny Mike’s – Located in Bonifacio Global […]
Home of the famous B-side, The Collective is good food, music, art and more. If you’re longing for a place where you can spend your weekends lounging and indulging in art, crafts, music and great food, go no further than The Collective in Malugay, Makati. The Collective is a big courtyard with a collection of unique shops and hangouts for the young and hip crowd. It is a great meeting place for artists, entrepreneurs, and free spirits, especially during weekends when The Collective’s biggest bar, B-Side, organizes gigs played by underground indie bands. B-side is popular for its alternative, progressive rock scene as well as its Irie Sundays, when the […]
Have you been to this neighborhood bar that offers delicious comfort food and affordable premium drinks? Yuppies and expats frequent this bistro-slash-bar in the ground floor of Paseo Parkview Tower in Makati for its sleek yet cozy interiors, reliable good bar chow, and of course, game viewings. A sports bar by every indication, Bugsy’s can be a chill hangout venue after a long day at work or just a venue to catch up with friends. Regulars pour in at happy hour from three to eight, their orders usually including a cocktail (Bloody Mary, Kamikaze, Long Island Iced Tea, Whiskey Sour, Margarita, etc) and Bugsy’s Buffalo Chicken Wings, crispy chicken wings […]
A shop that specializes not only in coffee but also serves liquor and cocktails at night. The Curator is located just right around the corner of Legaspi Village in Palanca Makati. The industrial design with the rustic finishes are among the many reasons why this project deserves to be one of the hidden gems of Makati. You can always surprise yourself and let the barista recommends Brew of the Day menu, which obviously changes every day. But a must-try is the Single Origin Espresso (P120), the blended coffee beans came all the way from Columbia. You can also try their signature coffee, single-shot or double shot. The stylish space that resembles […]
Tap Room Bar is located on the first floor of the oldest hotel in the country, the premiere Manila Hotel. The interior can be compared to a good old British pub situated in a very noisy city, Manila. Highly recommended is the Manila. Hotel Chamberlain for its mix of Sprite with gin and uses lime as a base that refreshes the heart and the body. Bar counter emitting refined atmosphere that makes them unique from other bars The beautiful stage where Liza Minnelli has played
A stylish pub located in the heart of Makati, Rue Bourbon focuses on New Orleans dishes as well as cocktails and beers. They are known for their product cocktail, Gunpowder Liquor (P195), which baristas make by setting fire to the liquor in shot glass, sprinkling some cinnamon powder over the drink (giving it a flaming effect) and then trapping the smoke using another glass once the fire disappears. And right after you drink the shot using a straw, you have to inhale the smoke! This is usually being served to birthday celebrants! Facebook: www.facebook.com/RueBourbonPH Terrace seats always do well very much The food is enriched, too
Among the series of Sports Bar Howzat of Karayan street, Mulligan’s Irish Gastro Pub is one of the best. It has three stores in Aguirre Avenue. Its goal is to bring the Irish pub tradition in the Philippines. It serves a wide range of beer from Belgium and Ireland. Their menu is adopted and conceptualize in Europe, America and the Philippines offering a multinational cuisine and wide selection of Children’s menu and breakfast.
Gastropubs are becoming popular in Manila. Publiko Eat + Drink offers classic food like nachos, spare ribs, pizza, burgers, fish, chips and a wide range of desserts. All these perfectly match the imported draft beers available like Hoegaarden, Stella Artois, Beck’s, Paulaner, and many more! Their best-seller is the BBQ Ribs served with french fries, coleslaw in a bone-in pork filled with chili sauce. A must-try dessert is the addicting Publiko Smores Cake. Even if you are not a drinker, you can still enjoy this place by eating their desserts! The atmosphere is American. There is a DJ booth at the 2/F.
Poppins store interior is very classy. It is designed by the owner and known fashion designer JC Buendia. The menu was conceptualized through images drawn artistically in a sketch book. The dishes are popular to those who maintain their slim figure and manage their diet. One of the favourites is the healthy Pesto and Walnut Crusted Salmon. It is a grilled salmon with a touch of walnut to give it a twist.
Obama Grill Bar and Restaurant is named after the President of the United States. It is located on the main road of Boracay. The restaurant serves a variety of delectable cuisine like the Harmony Salad (PHP 165), with which you can taste sweet, crunchy and fresh vegetables; and the Medium Jewel Obama Lim (PHP 850). They also serve liquor rice and other meals. This is the perfect place for couples to spend time together.
(UPDATE: This restaurant is closed.) This New York-style bar/lounge/restaurant is the newest talk of the town! The place is located on the 71st floor of Gramercy Residences in Kalayaan, overlooking the lights and shapes of the metro. The concept was thought of by the people behind Prive, Draft, Opus and Distellery. It’s no no wonder the place is a huge success! 71 Gramercy proves to deliver new heights in the clubbing scene as it easily becomes the place of the cream of the crop of the society. The club has an inside lounge, a bar area, a restaurant area and an outside roof deck terrace with a full bar. All […]
Locals have filled Stockton Place up every night since it opened in May last year. The chef who has trained in Peninsula hotel, has captivated female customers in particular. The menu is littered with “New American Cuisine,” arranged in a sophisticated, fanciful goodness of the material. This off-the-beaten-track restaurant is popular for its Rib Eye Steak in Bordeaux sauce. The flavor, taste, and smell of the steak are trapped beautifully through its cooking in an extremely low temperature of 100 degrees or less. The fries are garnished with truffle oil that lingers in the mouth, a different experience from the usual potato. The flavors of the Foie Gras Salad (Photo […]
The hottest curry shop in Ortigas is also in Fort Bonifacio. IZUMI is a bar in Fort Bonifacio Global City that has a wide variety of sake/liquors and a modern interior. According to the chef, he imports the best Japanese ‘black beef’ you cannot get in the Philippines. If you are a big fan of sake, you will most likely fall in love with this restaurant. Originated in Ozaka, Izumi Curry made its way to the Philippines. Its popularity easily boomed because aomers have tried their branch in H lot of custong Kong. Many Filipino appreciate the Japanese style curry because it’s fruity, sweet and not too spicy. It is […]
Despite being in a very hectic city, the White Moon Bar is a bar in Manila where you can feel like you are in a resort. Once you lean on the sofa outside the bar, you will quickly forget about your busy life. Moreover, it is also the ideal venue to have a romantic date. The price ranges of cocktails, bottles of wines, and breakfast meals, such as cheese and tapas, are P192- P230, P800, and P220- P250 respectively. Drinking cucumber mojitos (which contains a great amount of cucumber) or spicy mango margaritas while watching the sunset creates really relaxing and satisfying moments.