Wine, Brewery, Club & Bar

Cebu Brewing Company

Cebu Brewing Company

Address: 1st Level Qube Gallery Crossroads Banilad Cebu City 6000

Operating Hours: Tuesday -Thursday 4pm-10pm; Friday- Saturday 4pm -12mn

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I am not a big fan of beers. But Cebu Brewing Company made me appreciate the alcoholic beverage, and even made me love it!

Made with malted cereal from barley and wheat,  Cebu Brewing Company’s crafted beer went through fermentation, adding fruits and nuts to their concoctions to enhance the flavors, making each variety very intriguing.

Cebu Brewing Company offers a sampler set, letting new customers try 5 beer flavors in one serving.  Sampler set comes in two serving sizes – priced at 150PhP and 100PhP. The set includes Wild Raspberry, Bitter Ale, Mango Ale, Hazelnut and Blueberry Ale varieties – each giving you layers of flavors that are interesting and appetizing.

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Personally loved the Wild Raspberry and the Hazelnut flavors! And there’s more flavors on the menu I can’t wait to try on my next visit. Cheers!

Have you tried Cebu Brewing Company’s craft beers? Let us know what you think! 🙂

 

 

 

Alien Abduction Bar Cebu

Brilliantly executed bar concept, Alien Abduction is an out-of-this-world experience. The laser lights to the dreamy smoke effect and the pretty Space bartenders preparing your choice of cosmic potion hype up an inner impression that you are in an actual spaceship with you as the commander!

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Set at the second level of the circular villa situated  in the middle of the Plantation Bay Resort Mactan, the spaceship-like structure suits the bar concept perfectly. Even the menu lights up!

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The drinks get empyrean names too. The most intriguing one I tried was the Alien Brain Hemorrhage! I tell you, the texture makes you  really think of a brain, but it’s damn good. Made with Baileys, Grenadine and Peach Syrup, its fiendishly amazing!

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Try these equally delicious cocktails too – Black Hole, Quantum Colada and Warp-Speed Zombie. And for the designated drivers of the night, enjoy a serving of super creamy milkshake. The Peanut Butter Milkshake is a personal favorite!

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Visit Alien Abduction Bar Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays – Sundays (closed on Thursdays) from 6pm -12midnight at the 2nd level of Kilimanjaru Plantation Bay Mactan Lapu-lapu City Cebu. For inquiries and reservations, call them at 63-32-5059800.

 

 

 

Planet Grapes Cebu

Planet Grapes 

Address: Level 4 Rooftop Garden, Ayala Center Cebu

Operating Hours: 10AM-12Midnight everyday

Free WiFi: Yes

Mode of Payment: Cash / Card

Contact Number: 032-266-0526

 

Been to a several food and wine pairing sessions this year and the most recent one I attended at Planet Grapes is quite different. Planet Grapes is devoted to exposing a new side of wine that their branches serve street food to pair with the wine tastings.

We started the wine tasting with the White Plate Set. Nuevo Mundo Sauvignon Blanc 2011, L’escargot Chardonnay 2011 and Joel Got Riesling 2011 paired with some Filipino street food favorites like squid balls, isaw, chicharon bulaklak, quail eggs and danggit, and Thai-spiced Crab Cake. The experience is something new and never thought Riesling would be a good match with the isaw.

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We then moved to the Red Plate where we sampled salted egg rice, BBQ pork spare ribs, rib-eye putanesca, beef tapa, BBQ garlic chicken wings paired with Ventura Pinot Noir 2011, Cartlidge & Brown Merlot 2009 and Nuev Mundo Cabernet Sauvignon 2011. Personally, the Pinot Noir was a perfect pair with spare ribs.

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Of course dinner is never complete without dessert. Ending the food tasting was the Sweet Plate Set where we indulged in creme brulee and bite-sized turon paired with Crane Lake Gewurztraminer 2011.

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Intriguing right? And couldn’t agree more with Mr. Sia. 🙂

“Unlike the Western society, we don’t have wine at meal times. But wine can add so much pleasure!” Planet Grapes Owner Romy Sia said. “Fortunately, Filipinos love to eat so we believe the best way to get them to try and like wine is to serve them their favourite food.  Food that is both familiar and good but which they never imagined to have with wine.”

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“The serendipitous discovery of pairing food (food that we eat every day like rice toppings, noodles, grilled meat & fish, street food like chicken isaw, danggit, chorizo, etc.) with wine is what Planet Grapes is all about.”

“We remove the fear and the drama of wine enjoyment,” Sia said.

This brand is poised to take the next generation of wine drinkers to a new level and help them evolve into wine lovers.

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The friendly wine associates, the welcoming atmosphere, and the company set up all encourage the discovery of wine for anyone from the novice amateur to the budding expert. In this new era of wine enjoyment, no one needs a degree to be welcomed to the wine revolution.

Visit Planet Grapes at the 4th level of the Rooftop Garden of Ayala Center Cebu.

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G4 Restobar Cebu

G4 Restobar

Address: Parkmall Rd. (M. Ouano st.), 6000 Cebu City, Cebu

Operating Hours: 5:00PM- 4:00AM everyday

Contact Number: 032-328 0576 | 0933427 9878

Mode of payment: Cash

 

Are you looking for a place to chill out and drink that won’t cost you an arm and a leg? G4 is the place for you! This restaurant and bar along M. Ouano Street is a good spot for friends to hang out and enjoy your favorite beer and cocktails at affordable prices.

Entertaining you at the al fresco area is a live band playing your song requests. Don’t be shy and get your groove on and dance, jive and even sing with the band.

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Feeling competitive tonight?  Bring your friends at the bar area and challenge them to play a game of pool or  maybe a round of darts. Either way, the night would be extra fun with  lively recreation, conversation and being good sports.

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Up for a night of Karaoke? Go up the second floor of G4 Restobar and sing your hearts along your favorite songs from the oldies to the latest karaoke hits. So bring those buckets of beer coming because we are pretty sure, it’s going to be a long night. Use the Karaoke Big Room for 3 hours free with 2,500php consumables and  1,200php for the small room. Karaoke room rates per hour is 200php and 400php for the small and big rooms respectively.

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But if your trip for the night  is just to have your  favorite cocktail or a bottle of beer, head to G4’s bar and have the barista prepare it for you! They got daiquiris, slings, margaritas and many other varieties of cocktails to choose from. Mocktails are also available for the designated drivers for the night.

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G4 Restobar serves food as well. Am pretty sure that there is something for everyone at G4 for they offer  a lot on their menu, from appetizers, salads, sizzlers, grilled and even a number of Korean food .  Wasn’t able to try the food offerings yet, but they did smell appetizing. 😉

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Heading  to a chill-out on a budget? Be sure to drop by G4 Restobar and enjoy a long night of fun with friends and barkada over drinks and food!

And more reasons to visit G4 Restobar! Avail of the ongoing Happy Hour  Promo from Sundays to Thursdays starting at 7pm to 10pm, you get a bucket + a free bottle of beer for just 325php!

Sky Lounge Cebu by Blue Elephant

Bar: Sky Lounge by Blue Elephant

Address: 19th Floor Apple One Building Ayala Business District Cebu City 6000 Philippines

Contact Number: 032-5117600

Operating Hours: Open everyday from 5PM-2AM

 

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Finding a great place to unwind in Cebu? Well this one would be on everyone’s list of top chill out spots in the metro in no time. The Sky Lounge Cebu by Blue Elephant is the newest bar and restaurant in Cebu bringing a new concept to bar and dining. The big idea is similar to the city resorts of Thailand, giving busy people within the metro a great place to unwind and enjoy a good bottle of beer or a cocktail, fill up with good Asian comfort food , luxuriating to a 360 view of Cebu City’s night scape. So take a breather and see you at the Sky Lounge Cebu by Blue Elephant.

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Waves Shangri-La Mactan

Waves

Bar: Waves

Address: Cowrie Cove Shangri-la Mactan Lapu-lapu City 6015

Phone : (63 32) 231 8224
Location : Beach Cove
Dress Code : Smart casual
Mode of Payment: Cash/Card
Chill, unwind and experience Waves at The Cowrie Cove, Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu’s foremost seaside nightspot. Waves is open from 5pm to 1am from Sunday to Thursday and from 5pm to 2am every Friday and Saturday.

Waves’ Weekly Activities:

Mondays 9PM: Bar Chefs , amateur bartending competition open to Shangri-la Mactan’s in-house guests.

Fridays : Retro Music from guest DJs from Loft and The Penthouse

Saturdays: House Music from guest DJs from Loft and The Penthouse

 

From Left to right: Vanessa Balbuena of The Freeman, Cassandra Cuevas of Shangri-La Mactan, Justine Go of BabeforFood blog, Doyzkie Buenaviaje of iLuvCebu.com, JP Fernandez & Carlo Jesalva, Patty taboada of Sunstar Cebu, Atty. Ethelbert Ouano laagCebu.com

For inquiries and reservations, contact Waves Bar at the Cowrie Cove through (63 32) 231 8224.

 

Check out Waves’ Signature Cocktails: