New Restaurant Alert: Prost Braumeister at Bonifacio Global City
Don’t be afraid to say it: prost braw-maistah.
G/F Fort Pointe Two Bldg, Fort Strip, Bonifacio Global City, Makati
Tel. No.: 828-3940
Open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. (Monday to Friday); 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Saturdays); and 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Sundays)
(SPOT.ph) Just in time for Oktoberfest, Prost Braumeister formally opens its doors for a grand launch filled with much merriment and (bear with us) prost-ing. The name translates to "cheers, master brewer" and the place-although less macho than one would expect for a German pub-does its best to keep your spirits up.
Being fans of the German cuisine and bar scene, Don Hernandez of Q-Kebab and his friends (including Sam Milby) decided to open a small place where they could share their passion for sausages and beer. The result is Prost, which is neither off-puttingly brusque nor intimidatingly posh. It’s casually decorated and benefits from a high ceiling. The extra air space mutes the chatter and reduces the cramped feeling one gets from pubs while also providing space for the wrought iron chandeliers to illuminate the festivities. There’s a mezzanine above the bar, for either wilder or more intimate goings-on.
Hello there, Mr. Milby.
The menu is pretty straightforward and is mercifully in English (with the German translation below it). They have the usual German dishes including Corned Beef Brisket/Tafelspitz (P480) and Sauerkraut with bacon (P260). Prost is also the place to try The Hoff Burger (P380), a manly sandwich inspired by David Hasselhoff. For fans of European soup, they serve a mean bowl of Goulash (P220) that’s heavy on the spices-be prepared for that prickly feeling of heat (which feels a little more Hungarian than German).
Of course, the main stars are the sausages and Prost has 19 different kinds for you to try. They have everything from Frankfurters (P320) to Nuernbergers (P400) and even Weisswurst with sweet mustard (P350). You can opt for a platter of three sausages (P1,100) if you find yourself unable to decide which wiener wins most. We recommend their Bockwurst (P350), a juicy sausage that’s smaller but more flavorful than the rather spicy Bratwurst (P320). Check out our sausage guide to find out which banger best suits you.
The flavor of cheese sprinkled lightly on the crispy fries on the side is a nice touch, too.
Of course, nothing will complement your meal better than a swig of cold beer. They do have local brews but for the German experience, enjoy a can of Paulaner or Oettinger beer (P230 to P280, depending on the beer). For those who like it hard, Prost has a selection of wine and cocktails to fill that need.
It might feel like a bit of a splurge and perhaps nothing can compare to the charm of your favorite watering hole but for a change of pace, Prost is a comfortable place to spend Friday night with friends after work while you’re still in your spiffy clothes.