10 Boozy Bars in Manila for the Draft Beer Crowd

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(SPOT.ph) After a hard day’s work, we’re always looking for ways to wind down and relax to get ready for the weekend (or hump day). And what better way than sitting back with a cold beer nestling in your hands? To really make the most of your pub crawl, treat yourself to some draft beer (or draught beer). After all, it’s served right from the keg, so you’re sure the party starts even at that first sip. Because we know you can’t wait to find out where to get your hands on some right now, here’s a list of 10 places that serve draft beer in the Metro.

 


 

Draft Gastropub

Draft Gastropub has an impressively large beer collection so you can be sure to find whatever suits your taste. You and some friends can come right over and enjoy some finely crafted beers like the pilsner Warsteiner, or maybe go for some lager beers like Becks. Be sure to keep an eye out for Draft’s buy-one-get-one deals to make the occasion all the sweeter.

 

Draft Gastropub is at Greenbelt 2, Esperanza Street, San Lorenzo, Makati City; Ayala Malls The 30th, 31 Meralco Avenue, San Antonio, Pasig City; and Molito Commercial Complex, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

 


 

Backyard Kitchen+Brew

Backyard Kitchen+Brew can be your go-to place when you just want to hang and listen to some cool music, or when you want to have some great conversation with friends. Whether you’re with company or you come alone—their draft local craft beers like Joe’s Brew and Sierra Madre Wheat Ale are sure to satisfy.

 

See a list of Backyard Kitchen+Brew branches.

 

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Smoky Bastard

Try this watering hole for size if you want something new besides your regular pilsner. Located at food hall Hole in the Wall, Smoky Bastard is home to all sorts of Filipino craft brews to satisfy your taste. Try some of their Katipunan Craft Ales like the Indio Pale Ale or the Weizenberg served right from the tap. They also have Juan Brew’s Dry Stout and Pedro Brewcrafters Wandering Wanderer IPA.

 

Smoky Bastard is at 4/F Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City.

 


 

The Brewery at The Palace

Next time you want to do a little drinking spree while jamming to some chill beats, pay a visit to The Brewery at The Palace. For a brew that’s pleasantly hoppy with hints of citrus, have some of their IPA. But if you’re feeling a little bolder, their Stout features a certain richness and silkiness that you don't get with light-bodied beers.

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The Brewery at The Palace is at 10th Avenue corner 38th Street, Uptown Parade, Uptown Bonifacio.

 

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Tap Station

Tap Station has a straightforward menu for anyone looking to have a no-frills night out. One thing’s for sure: You’ll always have beer to pair with their dishes (sausage platter, anyone?). Try the fruity ale Manila Hipster or stout Black Bitch by Craft Revolt Brewery.

 

Tap Station is at Forbes Town Road, 2nd Avenue, Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle.

 


 

House of Joe (or Joe’s Brew)

Finally, here’s a hidden pub where you can just sit back and enjoy some local craft beer minus the big crowd. With interiors that scream steampunk and really good homemade brews, every visit you make at House of Joe in Poblacion is an experience in itself. You’ll like the Fish Rider, a medium-bodied citrusy pale ale. If you like your beer strong, go for the Sun Sweeper with spice and pine aromas and a 7.2% ABV. Don’t miss a tour of their Tasting Room, too, where you can see how they make their boozy beers.

 

Joe’s Brew is at 5834 Matilde Street, Poblacion, Makati City.

 


 

The Belle & Dragon

Smack right in the middle of Legazpi Village is The Belle & Dragon, a hip bar where you can let your hair down no matter the day of the week. Here, you can sample delicious food and a wide assortment of cocktails and beers for booze lovers. Their draft pale lager Estrella Galicia is only one of the many crowd favorites.

 

The Belle & Dragon is at 100 Don Carlos Palanca Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City.

 


 

St. Patrick’s Pub

Looking for a pub that’ll make you want to experience “the Luck of the Irish?” St. Patrick’s Pub will do the trick. Right at the heart of foodie neighborhood Kapitolyo, this joint is the perfect place to end a night out with friends. Their tap beers like the Stella Artois and Hoegaarden will get you to believe there’s really a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

 

St. Patrick’s Pub is at 24D East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

 


 

The Perfect Pint

If you’re interested to learn more about your favorite brews, The Perfect Pint can help you in that department. The pub’s readily available craft beer and food pairing list will get you started in no time—how about a five-cheese pizza with a Pivo Praha Weizen? Or truffle fries with a Katipunan Indio Pale Ale? When you aren’t sure what beer’s best for you, order their Beer Sampler to get four different kinds of craft beers in small servings.

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The Perfect Pint is at Molito Commercial Complex, Madrigal Avenue, Alabang, Muntinlupa City; and Greenbelt 2, Esperanza Street, Makati City.

 


 

Alamat Filipino Pub and Deli

Alamat Filipino Pub and Deli is not just a home to Filipino cuisine, but it also prides itself in serving locally produced craft beer from all around the Philippines. Whether it’s a Parañaque Belgian-style ale like the Chavit or their San Juan fruity beer Summer Passion, rest assured every pint can sate your boozy cravings.

 

Alamat Filpino Pub and Deli is at 2/F 5666 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati City.

 

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