10 Of The Best Beer Spots In Manila For Your Hops Fix
Manila is the city that never sleeps. With the whole metro dotted with hangout and party spots of all kinds, you’re for sure going to be able to find a place that goes with your vibe. In a city like this, the alcohol flows freely. A definite crowd favorite? Beer. And now, we pay homage to the ten best beer spots in Manila!
While us Filipinos will always be loyal to the institution that is San Miguel Beer, Manila is also no stranger to other kinds of beer. Where to find them? Well, that’s where we got you covered.
Kapitolyo is a well-known hangout spot for food and drinks. One beer spot that has gained the attention of the Manila population is Beerhouse Brixton. Here you can find beer on tap from local breweries. They also have variants from the local Kapitolyo Brewing Company. That’s as local as Kapitolyo local can get. Plus, they have great pizza!
Located at Unit 2, 1 Brixton st. Kapitolyo, Pasig
Open from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
2Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli
Alamat is nestled in the now budding Poblacion, a watering hole of the best beer spots in Manila. With the re-emergence of this barangay as a hip hangout place comes an array of must-visit watering holes such as Alamat. As the name suggest, this place is very Filipino from its interiors to its food to its beers. They serve craft beers from different parts of the Philippines making the beer-drinking experience in Alamat a beer geography crash course. Partner up the beer with their modernized take on Filipino classics. Try their artisan sausages; they have one that’s sisig-flavored.
Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli
Located at 2/F 5666 Don Pedro st. Barangay Poblacion, Makati City
Open from 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Another Poblacion favorite is Joe’s Brew. If the name sounds familiar, well, it’s because it is the home of the local craft beer Joe’s Brew. This vintage steampunk bar serves all Joe’s Brew beer including one that’s around 8% alcohol. If you’re interested in the art of brewing beer, you can even ask for a tour of their microbrewery housed in the same establishment.
Located at Matilde st. Barangay Poblacion, Makati City
Open from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
4The Perfect Pint: Craft Beer + Fine Food
The Perfect Pint seems to be the perfect after-work spot. What better way to end a day than finishing it off with a hefty serving of delicious food and a glass of cold beer on tap. What we love about The Perfect Pint is they have food and beer pairing recommendations on their menu that makes it easier to choose which beer to enjoy. They have craft beers from different breweries and some are, of course, their own.
The Perfect Pint: Craft Beer + Fine Food
Located at Molito Commercial Center, Madrigal Ave. Alabang ; Greenbelt 2, Makati City
Open from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
You will find an awesome elevated food court in Century City Mall which is Hole in the Wall. This place houses one-of-a-kind food stalls with incredibly delicious food. Right at one corner is Smoky Bastard. It is the beer stall in Hole in the Wall with various bottled craft beers. Now, this is the perfect place to get the drink that you can enjoy with your choice of meal. Don’t forget to slap down Smoky Bastard on your list of the best beer spots in Manila!
Located at Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Kalayaan ave. Makati City
6The Bottle Shop By Global Beer Exchange
For those who want a perfect spot to hang out, chill, and talk, this is where you go. It may be difficult to find a spot like this in the energetic cities of Makati and Taguig but, well, thank heavens for the Bottle Shop. Their beer menu consists of various local and international beers. If you’re looking for a perfect place to hang out in and catch up with your friends after a long day of work, well, now you know where to go.
The Bottle Shop By Global Beer Exchange
Located at G/F Net One Bldg. 26TH st. cor. 3rd ave. Bonifacio Global City ; G/F Tritan Ventures Building, Paseo de Magallanes, Magallanes, Makati City
Open from 2:00 p.m. to 2:00 a,m.
Tap Station has two branches for the best beer spots in Manila. There is one in BGC and the other is Malate. While both serve their own local brews, we would like to lead you towards the Malate branch. There is something quaint about the vibe of Malate that you can’t find anywhere else. It has this old Manila air that’s so haunting and inviting. Their branch in Malate is reminiscent of an English pub as if a way to be transported to a place that is not Manila. Their beers? Spectacular! If you do not know what to order, you can have a free shot glass sampler of their brews. You can also bring your hard liquor lover friends, they serve hard drinks on tap too!
Located at 1313 Adriatic st. cor. Padre Faura st. Ermita, Manila
Other branch at Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Open from 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. in Malate and 11:00 a.m, to 2:00 a.m. in BGC
Germans know their beer, that’s a fact. If you want to see for yourself, well, of course, we got that in Manila. Brotzeit showcases German beer and food. It is a quick getaway to the land of Octoberfest. This one’s a perfect place to hang out and eat with a solid glass of German beer to boot.
Located at Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
Other branches at Bonifacio Global City and Makati City
Open from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
9Bravo Best Restaurant
Another spot in Poblacion is Bravo Best Restaurant. This one is not as known to the usual Poblacion crowd but is definitely worth the visit too. This one is home to the beer brand Pivo Praha, a Czech style beer made in the Philippines. You can enjoy a glass of beer or five in their retro-esque interiors that somehow looks like a diner. They serve great Italian food too! Fancy some pizza with that beer? Check out the Best of the best beer spots in Manila!
Bravo Best Restaurant
Located at 1331 Angono st. Poblacion, Makati City
Open from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Black Boar is another well-loved spot in Kapitolyo. It’s a good place to unwind in. Their bar list is a gold mine too. They serve ice cold local San Miguel beers, imported beers and they also have different wines and spirits. Other than the great vibe of this place, people go to Black Boar to check out their one-of-a-kind beer—the chocolate beer. It’s the perfect blend of the sweetness of chocolate and the bitterness of beer. It’s good and definitely perfectly sinful!
Located at 78 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Open from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Now, if that didn’t make you thirsty for some beer, then we do not know what else will. Check out one (or more) of these best beer spots in Manila as the weekend comes around. Cheers!