It's All About Stellar Sips and Picturesque Views at Makati's Dr. Wine Rooftop Bar

Formerly called Kartel, this rooftop bar is serving up exclusive drinks.

Dr. Wine Rooftop
5921 Algier Street, Poblacion, Makati City
Contact: 0917-563-8811
Facebook: www.facebook.com/drwinerooftop
Open from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. (Monday to Thursday), 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. (Friday to Sunday) 

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PHOTO BY Majoy Siason

(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.

Also read: 10 Restaurants in Manila With Breathtaking Views

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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.

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Go up the top floor of Dr. Wine and you'll find Dr. Wine Rooftop, formerly called Kartel. 
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It gives you a picturesque view of Makati's skyline and cityscape, and you can't beat the fresh breeze thanks to the area's being open-air. 
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Decor-wise Dr. Wine goes for minimal rustic elements, which complements the outdoor setting perfectly. 
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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.

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Get your fill of the classic Burgundy dish known as Escargots a la Bourguignonne from the Rooftop. 
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Steak tartare, anyone? They've got that, too. 
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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.

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Dr. Wine also carries bottles of Lolea, the famed bottled sangria brand from Spain. 
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Go classic with the Red Lolea No 1, which has red wine, citrus, and a hint of cinnamon for warmth. (Photo for illustrative purposes only) 
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Alternatively, you can go for the brighter White Lolea No 2 or zingier Pink Lolea No 3. 
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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.

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The Rooftop is also home to exclusive cocktails. 
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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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