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Spirits Library's Lee Watson sets up his headquarters in the Poblacion bar and fills it with the most amazing things. 
At a spritely 40 years of age, one would not picture Lee Watson as the wise sage and pioneering beverage expert responsible for the most famed drinking establishments in the country. He does admit he serendipitously came back to the Philippines at ...
Ovo serves a buffet breakfast and a brunch menu for lunch and dinner and then transforms into an after-hours cocktail bar. 
When chef Mikel Zaguirre (Locavore/Bad Bowl) invites you for a tasting at one of his new concepts, be sure to bring reinforcements. He is not the type to pull back on either flavor or quantity. His style is usually described as indulgent, ...
In newly opened Essential Goodness, for the Pilgrims, chefs Nicco Santos and Quenee Vilar are set to conquer unfamiliar territory: brunch.
The name of the restaurant sets the tone. In the case of Essential Goodness, for the Pilgrims, that tone is clearly youthful and unorthodox. It’s moniker is derived from history, before Poblacion became known as Makati’s hotbed for suspect nighttime activity, and ...
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 ...
Polilya at Poblacion features beer-infused cocktails and bar chow.
It was a passion for good beer that led Ian Paradies to start brewing his own batches. “Simply put, I love beer. I grew up in Cebu with the usual supermarket brands,” he muses. This love for beer led him to start ...
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 ...
OTO is pretty solid now, but their soon-to-launch food menu (we have sneak peek) will take them over the edge.
"Music room. Or music lounge? We're still playing around with the name," says Martin Ledesma, one of the owners and managing partners of OTO, an obscure neighborhood hangout at trendy Poblacion. Based on the name (which means "sound" in Japanese), you know ...
Wokby4900 puts together a roster of Asian-inspired rice bowls and then some.
Sometimes, the most obvious option is also the last that comes to mind.The thriving food scene in Poblacion, Makati showcases everything from Kansas-style ribs to single origin flat whites to Cuban sandwiches. Curiously, it wasn't until recently that Jean-Paul and Trish Cheung ...
Chef Justin Golangco partners up with not-a-brownie maven Miguel Vargas in this cozy Makati food nook.
We had to ask: "Who is Bucky?""Oh, that's me," mild-mannered Migs Vargas answers with a chuckle when we dropped by his five-month-old restaurant, Bucky's. A nickname bestowed upon him by politically incorrect relatives thanks to his pre-orthodontic overbite, dessert fans might recognize ...
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