After a long, stressful week of paperwork, bosses, and deadlines, it’s finally time for you and your friends to unwind and catch-up over some refreshing drinks. Here are some of the best drinking hangout places you and your buddies can check out next:
1.) DRAFT GASTROPUB MANILA
With its wide selection of European beers accompanied by hearty, savory dishes (try the Angry Drunk Mussels), you and your friends will feel right at home in this pub-inspired restaurant located all over Manila.
Operating Hours: opens as early as 11am and closes as late as 2am, depending on the branch
Branches: The Fort Strip BGC, Greenbelt 2 Makati, Molito Commercial Complex Alabang
Price Range: Php 1700 for 2 with alcohol
Php 200 for a pint of beer
2. TWG TEA SALON & BOUTIQUE
For a touch of elegance and a dose of caffeine, have a splurge tea party with your friends over at TWG. Their afternoon tea sets include pastries (scones, macaroons, or cake), miniature sandwiches, and your choice of tea from their extensive luxury collection.
Operating Hours: opens as early as 11am and closes as late as 12mn, depending on the branch
Branches: Bonifacio High Street BGC, Greenbelt 5 Makati, Power Plant Mall Makati, Shangri-la Ortigas, Resorts World Manila
Price Range: Php 1600 for 2
Tea Time (3pm-6pm) Php 325- PhP 700 for 2
3. LUDO BOARDGAME BAR & CAFE
Brick walls lined with fairytale-like paintings and shelves filled with boxes of boardgames, glasses brimming with sodafloats and specialty drinks, a group’s boisterous laughter over their recent crimes against humanity, and that one friend that shouts in agony upon drawing the exploding kitten card… release your competitive, inner child at Ludo Bar & Café.
Operating Hours: opens as early as 4pm and closes as late as 2am, depending on the branch
Branches: Jupiter Bel-Air Makati, Sacred Heart Tomas Morato Quezon City
Price Range: Php 900 for 2
Php 85 for a pint of beer
4. BARKIN’ BLENDS DOG CAFE
Nothing relieves stress more than being greeted by a smiling puppy. For your animal-loving friends, have your next hangout at the Barkin’ Blends Café. Enjoy refreshing milkteas and frappes, while playing with the ever-friendly dogs in their backyard-inspired Dog Zone.
Operating Hours: 12nn-9pm (closed on Tuesdays)
Branches: Loyola Heights Quezon City
Price Range: Php 350 for 2
Php 190 for a free drink + 2 hours at the Dog Zone
4. SAGUIJO CAFE + BAR
If you and your friends enjoy a generous serving of nachos, bottles of beer, and live performances from local indie bands, then have a night of music and rocking out at the Saguijo bar!
Operating Hours: 7pm-2am
Branches: Guijo St San Antonio Makati City
Price Range: Php 800 for 2 with alcohol
Php 70 for a pint of beer
5. SKINNY MIKE’S
Bond with your fellow sports fanatics at Skinny Mike’s. Show your love for your favorite sports team with widescreen TV’s for optimal viewing and weekly food and drink promos such as P10 buffalo wings on Tuesdays, P39 beers on Thursdays, and Fireball Fridays.
Operating Hours: 24hrs (Happy Hour 5pm-9pm)
Branches: 32nd St Corner BGC
Price Range: Php 2000 for 2 with alcohol
Php 65 for a pint of beer