CHECK IT OUT: Casa Nami Surf Pub on Jupiter Street
The laid-back pub on Jupiter Street serves beach-side booze and island fare sans the sand and sea.
Casa Nami Surf Pub
28 Jupiter Street
Bel-air Village, Makati City
Open from 5 p.m. - 2 a.m. daily
Get your beach-side buzz at Casa Nami Surf Bar sans the sand and the sea.
Casa Nami Surf Pub on Jupiter Street is one of the few restobars in Makati that does not enforce a dress code. In fact, the dress down policy encourages guests to come in sandals and flip-flops. It is, after all, a spot meant for kicking back and chilling out.
Occupying the space where RJ TV Bar used to be, the place has been converted into a beach-themed bar: surfboards line the walls along with images of beachscapes, long communal tables make up the dining area, and the mood is decidedly laid-back. The speakers blare out rock, reggae, and alternative tunes while bands take to the stage from Wednesdays to Saturdays. There's open mic on Sunday nights for those brave enough to belt out songs in front of an audience.
Plant yourself on their bar, and take a peek at the booze list--Casa Nami has the usual cocktails and shooters but they pride themselves on serving excellent margaritas. They also have beach-inspired Tropical Concoctions which go for P175 each: Polynesian Punch with spiced rum, melon and flavored liquers; Blues in Hawaii with blue curacao, pineapple juice, coconut and light rum; "The" Mai Tai, with light and dark rum mixed with juices; Strawberry Pina Colada, a blend of coconut, pineapple, cream and strawberry puree; and Fleur de Mango, with fresh mango juice, Malibu coconut rum and orange juice.
Casa Wings (P225). Click for more.
Pacific Rim cuisine rules the menu with appetizers and entrées which include BBQ chicken, BBQ Ribs, Seared Ahi, and Coconut Tempura Prawn, among others. But if you have to choose just one or two, go for the Casa Wings (P225), a serving of seasoned spicy wings with homemade Bleu cheese sauce, carrots, and cucumber on the side; and the Chamoru-style Chicken Kelaguen (P195), a staple in Guam featuring chopped grilled chicken meat plated in an empty coconut shell. In Guam, it is eaten with tortilla wraps but Casa Nami serves it with their freshly-made corn tortilla chips.
Happy hour at Casa Nami is from 5 to 10 p.m. daily with cocktail specials daily and a P50 price tag on local beers.