January 11, 2024

Sari Sari in Makati: A Speakeasy Bar Inside an Unassuming Corner Store

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  • Sari Sari, a speakeasy bar hidden within an unremarkable sari-sari store along Washington Street in Makati City, offers a unique and clandestine drinking experience. Located inside Thai Mookata, a Thai restaurant specializing in mookata (think, Korean bbq and Chinese hot pot), this bar is cleverly concealed behind a typical sari-sari store display, complete with everyday items such as toiletries, snacks, and instant noodles. The entrance to this literal hidden gem is ingeniously disguised as a red Coca-Cola freezer, leading into a dimly lit room bathed in blood-red lights, a stark contrast to its unassuming exterior.

    IMAGE from Sari Sari Facebook page

    Once inside, patrons of Sari Sari are greeted with an interior that pays homage to various aspects of Asian culture. Inside, you’ll find decor elements that include a perpetually autumnal tree near the entrance, bamboo stick ceilings, Japanese lanterns, and a menu housed inside Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere. This attention to detail extends to the atmosphere and ambiance, creating an immersive experience that goes beyond just a place to enjoy a drink. The Asian influence is not just in the decor but also reflected in the carefully crafted cocktail menu, which features both classic and creative drinks.

    IMAGE from Sari Sari Facebook page

    Sari Sari offers a balance of traditional favorites like Thai Mojito, Mezcal Negroni, and Smoky Spice Margarita. Additionally, the bar serves signature cocktails that showcase Asian fusion, including the Halo Halo with Bacardi, sweetened milk, rum-infused sago, and ube ice cream, and the Sakura Bloom with Beefeater, lemon juice, pineapple juice, Orgeat, and dragon fruit syrup. These distinctive drinks provide a unique twist on familiar flavors, appealing to both classic drink lovers and adventurers.

    Sakura Bloom / IMAGE from Sari Sari Facebook page

    The food menu at Sari Sari fully embraces the Asian fusion theme, offering a range of hearty snacks and bar chow good for sharing. Options include roasted garlic pork, satay with peanut sauce, and the special beef or chicken Sari burger. For those preferring more familiar fare, there are potato wedges, fish fingers with tartar sauce, and onion rings for you to enjoy.

    Sari Sari, with its blend of secrecy, ‘Grammable vibe, and great offerings, make this place your newest must-visit speakeasy bar in Makati!

    Fish Fingers with Tartar Sauce / IMAGE from Sari Sari Facebook page

    General Information

  • 5661 Washington St, cor Dela Rosa Street, Makati
  • 0917 122 3075
  • 7 p.m. - 4 a.m.
  • sarisaricocktails/
  • sarisaricocktails/?hl=en
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