CHECK IT OUT: No. 38 Sports Lounge and Grill opens on Jupiter Street
A new sports bar that prides itself in serving good guy grub.
No. 38 Sports Lounge & Grill
114-A Jupiter Street, Bel-Air Village
Tel. No. 519-1806
No. 38 Sports Lounge & Grill recently opened along Jupiter Street in Bel-Air Village, Makati. While most dives with big flat screen TVs may label themselves as "sports bars," No. 38 prides itself on actually serving good grub, a place where you can get a decent meal.
No. 38’s Buffalo-Style Chicken Wings (P320). Click for more photos.
While the menu is decidedly skewed towards traditional sports bar fare with American and pub food such as Chicken Tenders (P320), Buffalo-Style Chicken Wings (P320), BBQ Burger (P350), Classic Shepherd’s Pie (P320), and Fish and Chips (P350), their menu list also extends to other specialties such as Beef Stew (P430) and Salmon Fillet (P450).
"The Sloppy Dawg (P245) is really popular with the late-night crowd," co-owner Chinkee Clemente-Koppe says, referring to their beef hotdogs topped with chili con carne, minced white onions, jalapenos and three cheeses, a perfect choice for post-drinking cravings. Their platter of Nachos (P350) is also supersized, with crisp tortilla chips topped with three cheeses, aioli, pesto, salsa and chili con carne.
The kitchen also uses Koppe’s favorite carbonara recipe, and the chops named Benny the Benny Pork Chops (P280) is an ode to her dad who loves porkchops as much as sports.
No. 38 serves 1-liter beers at P180. Click for more photos.
For serious beer-chuggers, No. 38 serves a liter of San Mig Lite draft beer for P180. Or better yet, secure a spot and enjoy P45-beers during happy hour from 5 to 8 p.m. Head to No. 38 on Thursdays nights, when they have bands singing alternative jams and the crowd often sings along to tunes by Jeff Buckley and the Dave Matthews Band.
No. 38’s industrial but cozy interiors are ideal for lounging and catching games on the flat screen TVs strategically placed around the space, so you don’t have to keep dodging the crowd for a view of the ongoing game. Dark wood furnishing and brown leather sofas are livened-up by pops of color from the dark teal and vermilion walls. Youngest sister Sansan’s collection of beer bottles line the hanging shelves. "We wanted a place that was really laid-back," adds Chinkee. "And the crowd here loves a good game. We really wanted to open in time for the World Cup fever, but there’s still the UAAP. We showed the recent Ateneo-La Salle game and that went pretty well."