At the end of each month, we like to round up our Top Five Favorites, which are based on your favorite posts. So without further adieu and in no particular order, here are our Top Five for the month of August 2019:
A haven for everyone who knows about it, whether they’re in the beverage industry or not, The Tender Land is definitely the perfect spot to wind down and end your day with a proper nightcap. Hanging from a carefully designed meat hook hanger system, their library of liquor and spirits is a beautiful centerpiece to this brutally and beautifully minimalist cocktail bar.
WhileThe Shrine of Satisfaction undergoes some upgrades, the bar staff have taken over El Union Coffee’s downstairs cafe bar. Along with this move comes a fresh menu piloting draft-style, fresh cocktails reminiscent of Hong Kong and Taipei’s famous Draft Land bars. Keeping the good vibes going!
28 Hong Kong definitely has one of the most in-tune and solid teams in Asia. It’s a joy seeing how much the bartenders care for the bar and how well their team works together. They always look like they’re having a good time and are in love with their job, which translates well to their service approach. Even when you’re with a group of people, all of your drinks arrive at the same time and none sit at the bar for long.
If you’re the type who avoids crowds and would much rather drink in quiet peace, The Backroom in Makati is your spot. Just come on a Sunday night, pick your poison, and enjoy the music. On a Sunday night, it’s like a sanctum for contemplation. While a full, lively bar can definitely be fun, this relaxed setting very much has its own appeal. It feels like you have the entire place to yourself, which is great for deep thought.
Rumor has it there’s a photo booth in Cubao Expo with a secret hidden inside of it. Push the secreted door and you’ll find yourself in INT Bar. It’s a transport into a different world full of creative cocktails and movie quotes to compliment every drink. We come here almost every week, and every visit is a pleasure.