'90s fave The Watering Hole is back
It's in a new home.
(SPOT.ph) In the time of the Spice Girls, chunky sneakers, TGIS, and grunge was The Watering Hole, a hip hangout in Shangri-La where kids of the '90s found themselves during weekend gimiks (remember that term?). Established in 1995, it was the first independent brewery in the Philippines.
The Watering Hole flaunted an industrial design as well as an in-house microbrewery where they crafted beers, ales, and lager matched with classic bar chow like sisig and grilled squid. They also served Pinoy breakfast fare from 6 a.m. onwards. Description-wise, it sounds like any other present restaurant in Metro Manila, but The Watering Hole may have been ahead of its time. It shut down in 2012.
Now, The Watering Hole is back and in a new location. With a rustic and homey flair, it brings back old favorites like the Baked Oysters and Buffalo Wings, which join a trendier healthy set of quinoa salads and chicken croquettes.
Tara? Gimik na?
The new The Watering Hole is at Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City (831-4692). Open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Sunday to Thursday) and 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. (Friday to Saturday).