Buccaneers Rum & Cocktail Bar in Poblacion: Manila’s First!
Updated as of June 16, 2023.
Poblacion is booming with good food and drinks that the pirates have come to anchor their ship—bringing in all the rum at the Buccaneers Rum & Cocktail Bar. It’s the first rum bar in the Metro with over 180 rum selections and 10 specially crafted cocktails!
Inspired by the rum-loving pirates who marauded the seas during the golden age of piracy, owners Ulysse Jouanneaud, Vincent Landais, and Simon Cote have designed the bar to make it look like a crashed ship to introduce as well as educate the regulars of Poblacion about rum.
Its menu, designed like a map, shows 10 rum cocktails that are curated to go with the buccaneers theme, such as the refreshing La Batanga (Php 300). This crowd favorite has Plantation rum, peach and rosemary jam, pineapple juice, and premium lambanog, making it quite easy to drink!
For those who are looking for something unique and quite stronger than your usual, check out Sexy Colada (Php 450) made with overproof rum and coconut served in a pineapple cup.
With a dash of extra sexiness, this complex mix of sweet and tang puts all the piña colada you’ve had to shame.
The ultimate drink that Buccaneers have to offer the daring crowd of Poblacion is the hard-hitting cocktail The Treasure (Php 800 for 2; Php 1,400 for 4).
It’s made from spiced rum, artisanal rum, pastis, passion fruit puree, pandan, and pineapple, served in a mini tub and garnished with dried fruits.
As a dedicated rum bar, people come here for the drinks and a good time, but it wouldn’t be complete without delish pica-pica on the side like its Salt and Pepper Calamari (Php 350). It’s served with chili and mayo sauce—a tangy sidekick to the bar’s eclectic rum brews.
Another great bar chow would be its Mozzarella Sticks (Php 300), served with cajun spice and marinara sauce. This is undoubtedly perfect for pirates who want something gooey, crispy and of course, cheesy.
You must also take note of its promo days such as the Double-up Monday (buy-one-take-one) and Mermaid’s Night Wednesday for the ladies.
With its wood planked walls dimly lit with lamps, secured ropes, huge anchor, and a pet parrot, Buccaneers Rum Bar surely stands out in the modern city of Makati. Its friendly owners and staff are welcoming to all wayfarers who are looking for something new to explore.
How to get here
The bar is along Don Pedro St., at the corner of Kalayaan Ave. behind L and B Suites in Poblacion, Makati. To get here, you can turn to P. Burgos St. and to General Luna before turning to Don Pedro St. to Buccaneers Rum and Cocktails Bar.
There is limited road-side parking so we suggest parking somewhere else.
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