LUMU Beerhouse & Filipino Kitchen
Chef Luigi Muhlach has perfectly captured the familiar atmosphere of eating, drinking, and reveling on the streets with friends and neighbors with LUMU Beerhouse & Filipino Kitchen, a new drinking spot at Greenbelt 3. There’s plenty to choose from its diverse menu of authentically Pinoy dishes, but if you’re just trying it out for the first time, order the Sizzling Chicken Dinakdakan, Hardcore Kambing Sampler, and A-Bangers Sampler.
Amidst the plenty of bars that tag BGC as a vibrant nightlife hub, Versus Barcade offers something a little different to partygoers. It’s a bar-meets-80s-arcade, hosting tons of games the Gen Xers and older millennials have loved since childhood, including a vintage pinball machine, Mario Kart, Street Fighter, PacMan, and more! Its drinks are also inspired by these arcade games and are even served on quirky glasses you’ll wish you could take home. Try out their secret drinking challenges too, if you’re up for it!
4F, Uptown Place Mall, 36th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Open Monday to Wednesday and Saturday from 11 A.M. to 3 A.M., Thursday to Friday from 11 A.M. to 6 A.M., Sunday from 10 A.M. to 11 P.M.
(+63) 917 047 2825 | Facebook, Instagram
Cost for two: PHP 500
No restaurant has claimed to offer the best fish and chips in town in a long while, so CargoFish is the pop-up we didn’t know we needed. For an affordable price, you get a hefty meal with your choice of fish (must-tries are tilapia and dory), two sides, and one of the special dips (best of which is the Lime Chili Cilantro).
Whitebrass Contemporary Kitchen x Bar
20 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati City
Open Monday to Thursday from 10 A.M. to 12 midnight, Friday from 10 A.M. to 3 A.M., Saturday from 5 P.M. to 12 midnight
(+632) 776 44 82 | Facebook, Instagram
Cost for two: PHP 1,500
Whitebrass is the newest spot in Makati you’d want to treat your date to. It’s not overly fancy but exudes the same romantic aura — dim lighting, great music, and a cozy atmosphere. The one thing you’ll fall in love with straight way is the satisfyingly high-quality food that won’t burn your pockets. You won’t go wrong with customer favorites Porchetta, Steak Palermo, and Shrimp & Olives Pasta.
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