Happy hour means Chicken Skin Chicharon at this BGC speakeasy
Bank Bar offers a buffet of beverages for a price that isn't highway robbery.
G/F RCBC Savings Corporate Center, 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City
Contact: 801-4862, 0917-857-0852
Open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. (Monday to Friday), and from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. (Saturday)
(SPOT.ph) Everybody needs, nay, deserves a drink after work. If you and your colleagues are looking for a great place to unwind and enjoy some fine drinks, you may want to pay a visit to Bank Bar and their special Happily Hour After deal.
Starting at 5 p.m. all the way to 8 p.m., Bank Bar will serve you a fine menu of unlimited drinks (priced at P695 before taxes) ranging from cocktails, local beer, a variety of vodka, gin, whiskey, rhum, and scotch. There’s even a couple of non-alcoholic drinks and red wine.
Coming from a traditional family of mixed drinks, an Amaretto Sour is a great starting sampler from the extensive Happily Hour After drink menu. Its tart and sweet combination is also a good way to fire up your appetite for some Baby Squid Calamari (P395), Truffled Skinny Fries (P295), or a healthy plate of Bangers, Potatoes, and Beer Mustard (P490).
Earl Grey Martini
Bank Bar’s Earl Grey Martini, a nice little twist on the classic Martini cocktail, is a must-sip for tea lovers. It’s a very sophisticated drink that you can pair up with dishes that complement the flavor with a similar taste or enhance it with an opposite. We recommend having this with Bank Bar’s Crisp Porchetta (P995) or the Ika Yaki Balls, Nori, and Katsuobushi (P255).
Stop spinning that muddler and throw it away. The Mojito is always a drinker’s delight, and Bank Bar’s custom concoction is no different. It’s heavy, it’s strong, and it’s delicious. So pair it up with some light snacks like the Salted Egg Rock Shrimp (P345) or the Basil Pesto and Cherry Tomato Bruschetta (P230).
Our personal favorite, the Shochu Highball is a glass filled with flavor. Like the Mojito, this can be quite heavy, so complement it with Edamame and Squid Ink Salt (P185) or some Handmade Sweet Potato Chips with Vegan Cashew Dip (P195).
Chicken Skin Chicharon
The Chicken Skin Chicharon (P255) is so tasty and crunchy, it’s addictive. We have to stop ourselves from finishing every crumb and licking our fingers. If you find yourselves munching on these bad boys during Happily Hour After, try them with the Daiquiri.
Ode to Yakisoba and Leftover Goodness Kung Pao Noodles
Packaged in an adorable paper box reminiscent of American-Chinese takeout food, the Ode to Yakisoba and Leftover Goodness Kung Pao Noodles (P265) is a mystery mixture of ingredients and flavors that will keep your chopsticks clicking and your mouth slurping until the very last noodle.
8Cuts Cheeseburger Sliders
Taken from their sister establishment, the 8Cuts Cheeseburger Sliders (P295) are perfect bar chow. These will help settle down your palate from all the cocktails as well as serve as a most welcome and delicious break. Even though the taste and smell may tempt you to, do not scarf them down. Take your time and enjoy these tiny burgers that serve up some big flavors.
As part of The Moment Group of establishments and restaurants, Bank Bar is a welcome addition to the dining scene. “We built it to cater to our whims and we really hoped that there would be enough people in Manila who liked to party the way we do,” shares Abba Napa, founding partner for Creative Development. “Having great spirits to choose from, to make cocktails with, having a massive selection of liquors from aquavit to absinthe, from sake to single malts under one roof. And last but not least, to have great bar fare to go with it all,” Abba adds.
Certainly, Bank Bar is becoming a staple in BGC night life. Their cocktails and their collection of liquor are sure to bring in the crowd looking for that after office “couple of drinks,” while their food menu will also draw in fans for their flavor. Be sure to try out the Happily Hour After set of drinks, and we’re sure that you’ll enjoy these cocktails at a price that won’t break the bank.
Photos by Jericho San Miguel