Your Guide to a Boozy Afternoon: 6 Happy Hour Places in Manila Worth Trying
July 9, 2018
Unlimited G&T’s, anyone? How about high balls? Or do you prefer an endless amount of steak and wine instead? We’ve got a list of luxury Happy Hour promos ideal for a boozy afternoon.
Buy 1 Take 1 High Balls at Chotto Matte
Chotto Matte, the Japanese specialty restaurant located at the Net Park building in BGC, offers a refreshing Happy Hour promo ideal for any situation. Whether closing a big business deal or having a boozy afternoon with the ladies, the Buy 1 Take 1 deal on highballs is worth checking out. Using only Japanese whiskey favorites (served with a Filipino twist), the 2PM to 7PM time frame is perfect for pre-dinner engagements. If you choose to stay at the restaurant for dinner, the Japanese eatery has a wide array of selections, courtesy of their sister restaurant Izakaya Sensu (also by the Raintree Group). Enjoy fresh sashimi and inventive rolls such as the Dynamite Roll. Bursting with flavor, the signature dish is made of salmon, blue fin tuna, avocado, cucumber, spicy mayonnaise, unagi sauce, chili powder, and tempura flakes.
Chotto Matte is located at the Ground Floor, Net Park Building, Bonifacio Global City.
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Gin Nights at Discovery Primea
Makati-based luxury hotel Discovery Primea has a treasure trove of gin selections at their Gilarmi lounge, ideal if you’re a fan of the trendy G&T beverage. Patrons have the option to enjoy the unlimited G&T promo two ways: choose between their premium selection of gins (for PHP 800++) or just the standard variety. Whatever you choose, you’re in for the ultimate drinking experience. The selection is extensive, giving drinkers the option to choose between such brands like Tanqueray, Monkey 47, Bombay Sapphire, Builldog, Ungava No. 3, Nordes, and Roku, amongst others. It is an endless alcohol buffet! After selecting your preferred gin, it’s time to chose your condiments. Gilarmi, once again gives you a large variety to choose from. Whether you want multiple sticks of cinnamon or a glass overflowing with cilantro—the choice is yours! The hotel staff is also very friendly and ready to help you with any needs—whether refilling your glass to the brim or recommending the ideal pizza to match your cocktail. The Gilarmi Gin Station is open daily from 4PM to 9PM.
All prices are subject to service charge and applicable government charges. Gilarmi Lounge is located at Discover Primea at 6749, Ayala Ave., Makati.
Aperitivo at the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Located at the 45th floor of the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge offers more than an impressive panoramic view of the city. Their newest promo, Apertivo, takes your pre-dinner drinks and appetizers to new heights. Inspired by Anti Pasti Misto Buffet, the Happy Hour promo serves a selection of fine wine and Italian fare between 5 PM to 8PM, daily (except Sundays) for only PHP 899 per person. If you’re not in the mood for wine, Vu’s is also offering 50% off on their cocktail menu during that time as well. Different DJs and musical artists have been commissioned to play at Vu’s on different nights. For the Monday Night Bash, Red Picasso will be playing their new tonic music. Take Me Back Tuesdays is headlines by The Real Groove, who will play rock ‘n’ Roll. End Wednesdays with the best of the 80s with Hi-Way 54. Take Thursday easy with SILK’s Evening Groove, while DJ Ariel turns up the beat during the later hours (between Monday through Thursday). On Feel Good Fridays, enjoy the tunes of J Project Band. Lastly, the weekend party brings together Judith Banal & Powerplay and DJ Chester for Retro Saturdays!
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is located at 1600 Meralco Ave, San Antonio, Pasig, 1600 Metro Manila
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La Cabrera’s 40%-Off Happy Hour Promo
La Cabrera, which has been recognized four times by Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, have recently been stepping up their game. Their local head chef has just returned from a 15-day culinary excursion to Argentina, and has brought home new and exciting recipes that will surely titillate the taste buds of any food lovers. Their recently launched lunch menu boasts new highlights such as the Pamplona de Pollo (Chicken Pamplona) and the Milanesa de Carne Napolitana (Prime Striploin with Provolone Cheese). In addition, La Cabrera is offering their patrons a stellar new Happy Hour Promo. On weekdays, get 40% off on their menu between 5:00-6:30 PM. This doesn’t only include their selection of premium Argentinean cuisine, but also their vast variety of Lagarde wines. The Rose and Blanc De Noir 2014 is fun to drink on humid days. On the other hand, the brand’s premium Malbec DOC 2013 varietal is the ideal pair to the meats served. How can you go wrong when both food and alcohol are included in a Happy Hour promo?
La Cabrera is located at 6750 Ayala Avenue Business Tower, Glorietta Complex, Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Philippines. For reservations or inquiries phone 0905 290 0703 or 833 89 46.
Happy Hour at the Long Bar
The mood lighting, cold air-conditioning and the seat plan (in which tables are set far apart from each other to allow patrons more privacy) is more enough to get us to come back to the Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel Makati. From 5:00 PM to 8:00 pm on a daily basis, the hotel’s signature bar serves an overflowing amount of local and imported beer, classic cocktails, red and white wine, and house pour liquor (like the popular Raffles 1915 Gin—in which they make themselves in collaboration with Sipsmith). This Happy Hour is well priced at only PHP 695 and has become a haven for many society regulars before hitting their main events. Apart from a very good selection of spirits, we also suggest that you try the bar’s version of the Singapore Sling. Dubbed as “The Makati Luxury Sling”, it is made with a unique blend of Tanqueray Ten, Grand Marnier, Benedictine and fresh lemon, topped with pineapple juice Agnostura, and cherry blossom syrup. True to its name, a sprinkle of 24k gold flakes finishes off the cocktail. The food selection at the Long Bar is the proper companion to a boozy afternoon. Regular finger foods like french fries and pizza are available in an assortment of styles. For those looking for more sinful fare, it is recommended to order the bone marrow dish which serves two large portions of the wicked delicacy with a side of crispy bread.
The Raffles Hotel Makati is located at 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati.
Perry’s Tea House and Bake House’s Unlimited Drinks
Boozy afternoons at the newly Perry’s Tea House & Bake House is very much possible. If you’re not in the mood for their extensive selection of teas, the restaurant offers a very good selection of rosé. In fact, one whole wall is dedicated to it, with a bright pink neon sign hoovering above countless bottles, reading “Oh hey Rosé!”. The restaurant’s chef shared that they want to promote and expose the different types of the pink wine to Filipino audiences. They’ve created a cool promo just for that to happen. “We have a staple refill. Basically Buy 1 Take 1 for the wine. Rosé is such a good wine to drink, even in the morning,” he said with glee. The most premium rosé varietals available at Perry’s include Cheateau Beahu-Puits Bordeaux 2017 and Bodega La Flor Pulenta. In addition to the Buy 1 Take 1 Rosé promo, Perry’s invites dinners to try their Happy Hour. Wine is priced at PHP 499, Sangria at PHP 475, Rosé at PHP 550, and a Gin Cart at PHP 600, and it can be enjoyed during your entire duration sitting at the restaurant.
Perry’s Tea Bar & Bake House is located at Upper Ground Floor One West Campus, Telus Building, Mckinley West, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.