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It’s 2019 and speakeasies are here to stay
Prohibition is long over and alcohol is everywhere. So why is this clandestine bar concept more popular than ever?There is something about the modern-day speakeasy that still makes it sexy, alluring, and yes, dangerous. Sure, alcohol has not been illegal in America ...
 
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Elbert's Upstairs doesn't aim to impress as much as it aims to please, and that alone is impressive.
There is certainly no dearth of bars in BGC, but Elbert Cuenca’s new speakeasy offers something that isn’t common in the midst of The Fort ‘s constant hustle: a calm and stylish lounge that serves honest-to-goodness cocktails. A bonus: They won’t cost ...
 
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A tribute to the peeps who grew up in the '90s
Do you remember headbanging to Pearl Jam, drinking until 4 a.m., waking up five hours later for an exam, and then celebrating with friends after with some Red Horse and sisig? We do—and it was glorious. Back in college and during our early 20s, ...
 
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It will soon be available in ABV.
Ventura Spirits produces liquor that personified their Californian roots. And, yes, that includes a gin that smells like a hike up the Chaparral trails.The small batch liquor produced out of Central California is not only unique to the flavors and aromas of ...
 
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Certified audiophile Tonyboy de Leon of 78-45-33 knows that old-school vinyl may trump all your newfangled formats.
In the vinyl record bar 78-45-33 in Salcedo Village, you can do a lot of things. You can, for example, enjoy good conversation while getting a cocktail from the bar. You can also admire the collection of vinyl records displayed on the top ...
 
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Run Rabbit Run always has a Singaporean bartender behind the stick from their sister bar Bitters and Love.
You know the food and beverage industry is booming when straight-laced, corporate types and successful creatives are opening bars. What used to be “the last refuge for misfits” (Anthony Bourdain’s words, not ours) has become good business when done right and if ...
 
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Have this trending drink with more than a pinch of salt.
It used to be drank mostly by Mexico’s poor. In fact, it was barely known and consumed outside its birthplace of Oaxaca. But times have surely changed as these days, more and more people are making way for mezcal, tequila’s older and ...
 
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Agimat Foraging Bar and Kitchen will cast a spell on you.
While most of Manila’s upscale bars duke it out over their lineup of premium imported spirits and complex cocktails crafted by foreign consultants, Kalel Demetrio dreamt of opening a bar that would serve delicious brews only with local products.His plans have always ...
 
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Order sake like a pro.
Sake is more popular than ever in the world outside Japan, and there's more kinds and more brands available in our bars and restaurants now than we've ever seen before. There's a lot to learn about sake and its appreciation, but any aficionado ...
 
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Lan Kwai is a family place during the day and a great way to unwind come evenings.
We visit Lan Kwai Speakeasy on a drizzly Monday evening expecting close to zero crowds. It’s a school night after all, and the not-so-secret location minutes away on foot from Ateneo and Miriam College is practically university territory. But we’re proven wrong as soon ...
 
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Craft cocktails at P450 a glass? Pfft. Unheard of!
Back in the day—and by ‘back’, we mean 10 to 15 years ago—before the resurgence of speakeasy-type hidey holes—the coolest bars to be in were in plain sight. You could still get to Makati from QC in 30 minutes tops. Selfies were taken with the ...
 
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Venture into the quieter side of Poblacion for cocktails done right.
It’s one of those blink-and-you’ll-miss-it places, especially as it is situated alongside the brightly lit raunchier places in the Poblacion area. The signage is discreet, and the outdoor seating looks more like a summer house patio, different from the requisite table and ...
 
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Ping pong shows are for tourists.
Forget Khao San. Forget Pat Pong. You know what, just forget everything you’ve seen in films set in Bangkok. Just like Manila, the best way to get to know this megacity is by looking at where the locals go.So if you ever ...
 
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Get cool views from up high as you down your drinks at these rooftop bars.
In Hollywood movies, and lately in K-Drama trope, rooftops are settings for heart-pounding action scenes, romantic trysts, and in the case of The Hangover, a drunk friend left to bake under the hot sun. In real life (or IRL for millennials out ...
 
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This clandestine drinking spot at BGC steps up to the plate.
When he graduated from college, Abba Maramba already had a job waiting for him in their family business. He politely declined in his usual gregarious way–with an "oh, man, no!" "I knew early on that corporate wasn't for me. I think my grandfather knew that, ...
 
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Erwan Heussaff’s latest concept bar personifies that Uptown Funk
If the clubbing scene is too much for post-millennial you, there’s a new bar to try out where you can just hang and enjoy that '90s/2000s vibe. The group behind Yes Please, which includes Erwan Heussaff, designed the place to be a ...
 
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Cheap beer and good pork BBQ are effective equalizers.
Chef Fernando Aracama sits with business partner Pam Solilapsi in the chartreuse banquet of what used to be the second floor dining room of his eponymous restaurant. He's become much more reflective and pensive than the first time I met him. He says so ...
 
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Happy hours are key. The earlier we start, the better.
Walking around in crumpled corporate attire and sensible shoes, they look just like everyone else now, but many years ago, they were different. They were wild and rebellious, fighting against society's normas and parental curfews in baggy pants and tops held together by ...
 
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For the thirsty...
The Bowery NYC Comfort FoodMaundy Thursday (April 13): 6 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.Good Friday (April 14): 6 p.m. onwardsBlack Saturday (April 15): 24 hoursEaster Sunday (April 16): Open till 12:30 a.m.Closed on April 17Forbeswood Heights, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig CityTipple & ...
 
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Neat!
Whisky has come a long way, from its secretive beginnings in the 15th century, to the widespread popularity it enjoys today. In the Philippines, this distilled liquor has built a reputation for itself as the drink of choice of the social, political, and ...