Dr. Wine Rooftop
5921 Algier Street, Poblacion, Makati City
Open from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. (Monday to Thursday), 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. (Friday to Sunday)
(SPOT.ph) Maybe it’s our love for fresh air, or the thrill of feeling like you’re on top of the world even just for a few hours. Either way, rooftop dining spots have come to be embraced by the Metro Manila crowd—pairing great food with great views is a winning formula after all. When you add well-crafted beverages to the mix, you’ve got a truly special place that’s definitely worthy of being your next Friday-night hangout spot. One that ticks all the right boxes is Dr. Wine Rooftop—which hails from the folks behind Poblacion spot Dr. Wine and showcases the French establishment’s more playful side with their lineup of exclusive sips.
Hit up this rooftop bar and restaurant from the folks behind Dr. Wine:
Formerly dubbed Kartel before changing to its current moniker in February, Dr. Wine Rooftop is located right on the top floor of Dr. Wine and gives you a breathtaking view of Makati’s cityscape—with the cool breeze to boot! Decor-wise the Rooftop goes relatively minimal, with rustic wooden elements (similar to the restaurant area downstairs) that complement the outdoor views and allows it to shine.
The food menu is a short yet sweet selection of the classic French bites Dr. Wine is known for, and there's something for you whether you're looking to take it light or really fill up. The Escargots a la Bourguignonne (P590) a.k.a. Burgundy snails are a no-fail option—and their version of this Burgundy classic does justice to tradition. To go with your drinks, definitely leave room on your table for The Doctor’s Platter (P1,980), which comes with cheese, cold cuts, charcuterie. You'll also find a number of Dr. Wine's signature mains on the Rooftop lineup—of which is the Traditional Beef Steak Tartare (P980) made with raw beef tenderloin cut a la minute, topped with an egg yolk and condiments, and served with fries.
Looking to let out celebratory vibes? You’ll be happy to know Dr. Wine also carries and serves up Spanish bottled sangria brand Lolea (P1,450/bottle). Go for the Red Lolea No 1 with Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon red wine, citrus, and cinnamon for a classic fruity-spiced sip; the White Lolea No 2 with Macabeo and Airen frizzante white wine, citrus, and vanilla for a lighter, brighter profile; or the decidedly rosy Pink Lolea No 3 with rosé wine from Grenache and Tempranillo grapes, hibiscus, and ginger for a zingy, subtly floral alternative.
The Rooftop is also home to a wider selection of cocktails with varying personalities. The Watermelon Crush (P350) goes for a bright mix of lemon, agave syrup, and fresh watermelon plus Stolichnaya vodka; meanwhile, the Treasure Island (P350) delivers a tropical-tasting sip with Plantation Original Dark rum, lime, pineapple, caramel syrup, and egg white.
On the more burly end of the spectrum is the Spice Market (P350) with Jose Cuervo Tradicional tequila, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao, ginger, agave syrup, Bob’s Ginger Bitters, and lime juice. The Apple Pie (P450), on the other hand, is all about coziness and warmth with Plantation Original Dark rum, Chase Elderflower, lemon, egg white, Bob’s Vanilla Bitters, pineapple, cinnamon, and fresh green apples melding together.
There’s more to look forward to as the Dr. Wine Rooftop team shares that they’ll be “[extending] the rooftop” and “coming up with a new concept and name” one the extension is complete. We say call the gang, sashay your way up Dr. Wine’s top floor, and pick your poison this coming weekend.
Photos by Majoy Siason
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