If there’s one thing I learned from going to bars and restaurants, it’s that Filipinos love to have a good time. And this doesn’t just happen on weekends. On weekdays, after work or school, people love to go out for dinner followed by drinks with their friends. Not only is this a way to unwind but it’s also a way to kill time while waiting for traffic to die down. But, if you’re constantly going out to eat and drink, you’ll burn through your cash in a snap. Luckily for you, bars and restaurants have weekly drink promos even on weekdays. These range from discounts on bottles, beers, and unlimited cocktails. So, if you’re looking for somewhere to spend your time after work this week, check out these spots.
Usually, bars located in hotels are pricier but you can get around that with their promos. Long Bar at Raffles Makati has a Happy Hour promo from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For P780, you get two drinks of your choice. Pick from their wine selection, liquors, beers, and cocktails. Along with the drinks, you also get a chef’s sampler plate. If you want to extend the promo till 10 p.m., just add P340. Oh, and they also have free-flowing peanuts. Located at 1 Raffles drive, Makati Avenue Corner, Makati City.
The Coconut Club has a few promos for to pick from. If you feel like sticking to beer from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., two bottles of San Miguel beer will cost P100 while two Heineken draft beers will be P200. They also have bottle deals from 10 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. where you can get 10 percent off. Have you tried their alcoholic slushies? Well, during their happy hour, you can get them for P95 a glass. Located at Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
Need a pick-me-up after work? Head over to Fyre for some dinner and drinks. From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., you can get unlimited draft beer for P399. While you’re sipping on beer, pair it with wings, cheeseburger, or spicy noodles. Located at 5060 Guerrero, Makati City.
Bodega Kitchen & Bar also has several drink promos throughout the week. On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays, you can avail of their unli sangria from 5 p.m. onwards for P499. To combat your hump day blues, they serve unlimited cocktails from 5 p.m. onwards for P350. Over the weekend they also have different promos. Cap off the work week with their liquor deal. Buy one bottle and get the second one 50 percent off. Located at Retail Space – A, 109 Valero Street, Two Central Condominium, Salcedo Village, Makati City.
If your drink of choice is beer when indulging in delicious food, you’ll love Loco Manuk’s happy hour promo. Every day from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., you can buy local beers for just P40. As for the food, order a whole chicken to share or one of their baos just for yourself. Located at P. Burgos corner B. Valdez Street, Poblacion, Makati City.
To add to our previous list of restaurants with wine promos, we found another spot you can check out. If you happen to be in the QC area, drop by Vitto’s Wine Bar. To go with your pizza or pasta, enjoy their unlimited sangria every Thursday for P499. They also have Wine All You Can on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. Here you can avail of Spanish and California wine for P699 and Australian and Italian variants for P599. Located at 114 Scout corner Tomas Morato, Scout Lozano Street, Quezon City.
If you’re a fan of gin and tonics, The Gilarmi Lounge’s gin bar is perfect for you. From 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. you can enjoy your favorite drink at a special price. You can opt for the P450 deal wherein they use Bombay Sapphire, Tanquerey Gin, Bulldog, and Beefeater. But if you’re looking for something more premium, it will cost P800. Located at Discovery Primea, 6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City.
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