May it be after hours or weekend nights, we all love to go out, hang out with some friends and get a few drinks. Whether you’re looking for a place known for great food, a fine dining champagne bar, a bar with a view, or a hot spot for weekend gigs, we’ve got a few must-tries for all of you. Check out where the South people hang.
Hit these up and add them to your ‘Must-Try’ list on your Booky App!
Bar Pintxos Y Mas – Don Jesus Blvd.
One of South’s hidden gems, this is a great bar and restaurant for Spanish tapas and pintxos. In case you didn’t know, pintxos are bite-sized breads with various delectable toppings.
Must-Tries: Shrimp and Crab Pintxos, Salmon-Truffle-Honey Caviar, Pintxo de Champinones, Lamb Paella and Butifarra
Akrotiri – Commerce Center
Akrotiri, which means peninsula, is the fusion of coastal food cultures from all over the world. They have taken the best styles and dietary dialects found on coastlines to your plate. They offer a wide selection of wines, spirits and beer that reflect our coastal blending ethos. Their general manager and sommelier Dave Jones will definitely whip something up just for you.
Señor Pollo – ATC Corporate Center
Señor Pollo is a Latin American restaurant and bar specializing in fried and roast chicken as well as bar bites. We recommend their Grilled Chicken, Señor Pollo Roast, and the Crispy Chicken Sisig.
Picada Tapeo – Aguirre
Picada Tapeo Restaurante is a Catalan-inspired restaurant serving up Spanish fares such as tapas, paella, wine, and even sangria. Read more here.
The Black Pig – The Commercenter
A masterpiece by Chef Carlos Garcia, The Black Pig Charcuterie, Bar & Restaurant offers European-inspired dishes, signature draft beers and a fine wine selection. The name and concept of the restaurant was inspired by Spain’s black Iberico pig which is known to be the finest ham in the world and our beloved, native lechon.
Must-Tries: The Black Pig Charcuterie Board, Oven-baked Local Pork Belly & Bone Marrow, The Black Pig Beer Fight
TAS Roofdeck – Aguirre Ave.
You don’t need to go camping to see the stars. Hit a hip and happenin’ bar where you can stargaze with your lover at TAS. It offers Filipino and international fusion dishes including grilled skewers, street pizzas and wraps. Try the crispy adobo flakes or s’mores. P.S. They’re closed on Mondays.
Also read: 14 Romantic Spots to dine with your date under the stars!
Vue Bar – Bellevue Hotel
Located on top of Bellevue Hotel, Vue Bar was named not only because of the wordplay from the name of the hotel, but also because of its spectacular view to boot. Looking for romantic restaurants with a view? Check here.
Reservations are accepted
22/F Bellevue Hotel, North Bridgeway, Alabang, Muntinlupa
Incognito Music Bar – The Levels
A dining destination and the only jazz bar in the South, Incognito is for those who wants some good ‘ol sultry jazz music, appetizing dishes and meaningful conversations with friends. They’re open daily but live performances happen every Tuesdays to Saturdays.
Must-Tries: Steak of The Sea (Grilled Tuna Belly), North & South (Bagnet meets Bicol Express), and T&P (Tofu and Pork)
Mulligan’s Overtime – Aguirre
Conveniently located at BF Homes, this is the place to visit when you want to play some good ‘ol billiards and darts.
Must-Tries: Chicken Wings Special, Turkey Schnitzel Burger, Nachos, Sizzling Crispy Sisig
Fun fact: Everyone around knows Mulligan's is the place to be – which is exactly why Mulligan's has 3 branches all in the same street, Overtime being the third.
Reservations are accepted
107 Aguirre Ave., BF Homes, Paranaque
The Perfect Pint – Molito Commercial Complex
Joining in the craft brewer industry, The Perfect Pint by the Tempongko brothers is an ideal destination for some good grub and local craft beers.
Must-Tries: Oyster Sisig, Crispy Pig’s Knuckle with Mango Salad and Tom Yum Dip, Katipunan Craft Ale and Pivo Praha Czech Pilsner.
19 East – East Service Road
Get to see your favourite bands play here at the one and only, 19th East. Popular bands and artists like Freestyle, Up Dharma Down, Gloc-9 and Kamikazee have graced this show-stopping place.
Must-Tries: Tiger Prawns in Lemon Butter, Deep Fried Squid Heads, Baked Mussels and Crispy Pata
Reservations are accepted
KM 19 East Service Rd., Sucat, Muntinlupa
Red Kitchen + Bar – Festival Mall
Posh and modern with a promising menu that guarantees a gastronomic experience in every bite, Red Kitchen + Bar at Festival Mall should definitely be on one of your ‘Must-Try’ places in the South.
Must-Tries: Jackstones, Triad Churrasco, Juicy Lucy Burger, Red Signature Steak, 72-Hour Soy Pork Belly and Grilled Salmon Paprika
Caviar Restaurant and Champagne Bar – Westgate Center
If you fancy fine dining and getting all dolled up after hours, then you can fulfill your caviar dream at Caviar Restaurant and Champagne Bar. Owned by Frank van Der Walle who has had 8 years of experience as a chef in Europe, this restaurant not only exudes class and luxury, but it also offers dishes incomparable to any other.
Must-Tries: Selection of Finest Caviar, Escargot Aux Truffles, Bisque de Homard, Butter Roasted Turkey Leg, and Grande de Noel
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