Food for Thought

March 7, 2019
Visit These Not-So-Secret Bars In The Metro

Tired of the old watering holes you’ve been frequenting? Here’s a list of not-so-secrets bars in the Metro that you can try out this weekend. Cheers!

 

 

Alcohol By Volume

Look out for this speakeasy, as Alcohol By Volume is located behind a burger joint.

Basement Floor, 22 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air Village. Makati City, Philippines
+63 2 832 5330
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Prohibition Liquor Lounge

This VIP lounge can be accessed through a fire exit door inside Dillingers 1903.

Dilingers 1903, 3/F, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City (Look for the Fire Exit door)
0927-911-8212, 02-621-6790
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Ocean’s Telephone Co.

One of the red booths that resembles a phone booth might just lead you to your next hangout place!

Frank & Dean, Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, BGC, Taguig City (Look for the red phone booths)
0917-445-7056
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Bank Bar

This unique speakeasy is located behind a 7-Eleven façade.

Ground Floor, RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Center, 26th and 25th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
09178570852, 801-4862
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The Thirsty Barber

The name says it all: The Thirsty Barber is a barbershop by day and a hangout bar at night.

G/F Promenade Bldg., Wilson St. cor. P. Guevarra St., Addition Hills, San Juan City
0977-360-8130
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Blind Pig

One of the pioneers of the speakeasy bars in the metro, Blind Pig is known for the privacy it offers and the great drinks they serve.

227, Salcedo, Legazpi Village, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
+63 917 549 2264
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RM 16

RM 16 can be accessed through a soda-machine like entrance. Be sure to give the correct password!

16 East Capitol Drive, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City (Look for the soda machine and provide a password)
+63 2 535 9212
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20:20

20:20 doesn’t only serve great drinks but also brings in great shows with international artists and DJs.

20a-20b La Fuerza Plaza 1, 2241 Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City
09176348764
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The Odd Seoul

The hidden bar is perfect for Korean food lovers as it’s located inside Korean resto Gaja. And yup, there’s Yakult on their menu.

Gaja, 8445, Kalayaan Ave., Makati City
0906-493-0799
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INT. Bar

Take a peek inside this speakeasy bar, which is located inside a photo booth. Also a fun twist is their music and film-inspired menu.

Cubao Expo, Gen. Romulo Ave. Cubao, Quezon City
0917-806-9991
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Hotel Bar

Pink’s Hot Dogs serve some of the best hotdogs in the metro, and what better way to eat these delicious hotdogs than with a drink in your hand? Hotel Bar is located behind Pink’s and is considered one of the most elusive speakeasies in the metro.

5th Ave. Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(02) 772 1147
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La Cueva del Chupacabra

El Chupacabra is popular for serving street tacos, barbecue, and cheap beer best enjoyed in the streets of Poblacion. They expanded it and added La Cueva for a more spacious and laid back area to enjoy your drinks.

5782 Felipe St. Poblacion Makati
+63 2 895-1919
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OTO

While technically not a ‘speakeasy’ bar, OTO exudes an ambiance much similar to most speakeasies in the metro. Enjoy your drinks with some awesome tunes curated to relish in your drink.

5880 Enriquez Street, Barangay Poblacion, Makati
0966 708 0051
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Prima Facie

Hidden inside Vitto’s Wine & Bar Restaurant is Prima Facie, a speakeasy that serves the cutest millennial pink cocktail.

114 Scout Lozano Street cor Tomas Morato, Laging Handa, Quezon City
(0906) 136-1712
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Mandalay Whisky

The Belle & Dragon is already an awesome hangout place, but behind it is a hidden whisky bar called Mandalay Whisky and Cigar Bar, which offers a wide array of whiskies from around the world.

100 Carlos Palanca St., Legazpi Village Makati
02-625-8828
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The Curator

The Curator is the perfect mix of both a café and a speakeasy: this bar/café offers the best cocktails in the metro, hence their crowning as one of Asia’s Best Bars.

134 Legaspi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati
0916 355 4129
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