You Won’t Ditch This Time: Bars & Clubs with the Gr8est Food

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You Won’t Ditch This Time: Bars & Clubs with the Gr8est Food

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| October 21, 2017

You Won’t Ditch This Time:

Bars & Clubs

with the Gr8est Food

By Shen Mascariñas

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For many, staying in to binge-watch shows with a huge bowl of pancit canton beside them is the very definition of a LIT night. No need to change out of pajamas, brave the formidable Manila traffic and engage with other human beings—a scenario that’s almost too good to be true.

Indeed it is. Unfortunately, you can’t stay in La-la Land forever. Your friends’ ultimatum demanding you to finally grace them with your presence will bring you down to Earth. But, don’t worry—keep your cool.

Take the wheel in deciding where to go next weekend! We’ve got 8 bars and clubs with the best food, so you can still watch a show (i.e., your friends on unli-selfie mode) while munching on incredibly satisfying grub.

Lan Kwai Speakeasy

42 Esteban Street, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
0917 805 0180 | Facebook
Open Monday to Saturday from 11am to 2am
Budget for two – P800

Quezon City hosts a tiny, delicious piece of Hong Kong nightlife, and it’s in the form of Lan Kwai Speakeasy. Greatly inspired by iconic Lan Kwai Fong plus the 1800’s speakeasies—an odd combo that totally works—this bar puts as much importance to what you eat as to what you drink and feel. Look forward to savoring Hong Kong cuisine like Shao Kao skewers, Chinese noodles, stuffed Baos and dimsum.


Tipsy Pig

Forbestown Road, Burgos Circle, BGC, Taguig City
(02) 952 6877, 0956 912 7912 | Facebook
Open Sunday to Thursday from 11am to 3am, Friday & Saturday from 11am to 5am
Budget for two – P800

Tipsy Pig goes above and beyond typical, boring bar chow. They have big plates and mains that are absolutely worth a visit even without drinking plans. How do Jack & Coke BBQ Ribs, Brisket Pares and Crispy Belly Pizza sound? And for snackage to go with your poison of choice, don’t miss Tipsy Pig’s Sisig Tacos!



Unit 59C Paseo de Roxas Street, Urdaneta, Makati City
0917 845 7965, (02) 501 9732 | Facebook
Open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 1am
Budget for two – P1300

This co-working space doubles as a chill drinking spot serving fantastic food. Here, you’ll get to enjoy modern interpretations of Asian cuisine. Just some must-trues are the Asado Floss Pao, Frynanese Chicken, and Asian Goreng.


Downtown & Halsted

GF Burgos Parklane, Forbestown Road, BGC, Taguig City
0977 787 2406 | Facebook
Open daily from 11am to 3am
Budget for two – P1300

Chef Marco Legasto of Abuela’s and Prime 101 is in charge of Downtown & Halsted’s kitchen, so rest assured you’re in good hands. The same goes for the cocktails, as Singapore-based mixologist Jason Grey definitely knows what he’s doing, to say the least.

Expect well-executed modern fusion food like Adobo Gyoza, Sisig Quesadillas, and Truffle Baked Oyster. And if it was especially hard to get out of the house, treat yourself to Chef Marco’s sublime Steak Platter.