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The Best Craft Beer Bars and Pubs in Metro Manila

Here’s where to get the best craft beers in the city!

By: Patricia Marie Prado | June 02, 2018

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The Filipino drinking culture is a world of its own. Filipinos are fond of strong drinks (sorry, wine and sparkling drinks!) and a good old bottle of rum always completes any occasion. But if there’s one alcoholic drink we Filipinos are known for, other than our very own lambanog (coconut arrack), it’ll probably be beer.

From formal parties in grand venues to simple drinking sessions in side streets, you’re sure to find a bottle of beer being opened. Although we always go for our favorite local brands whenever we’re in a pub, we can level up our drinking experience with craft beers. These independently-made beers are processed in small batches, thus resulting in a high-quality and full-flavored brew. If you’re curious where to get a taste of this fine drink, check out these craft beer bars in Metro Manila.


1. Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli

Address: 2/F 5666 Don Pedro St. Barangay Población, Makati



craft beer bars Metro Manila

Go all-Filipino by drinking local beer and eating native chow at Alamat.

Image: Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli


For the Makati dwellers, Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli should be part of your itinerary if you are in search of good craft beers. The bar, inspired by Filipino culture and food, has 15 craft beers in their arsenal, all sourced from different parts of the country.

Here, you’ll find a beer from as far as Iligan called Iligan Mindanao (PhP250) or as close as Paranaque called Chavit Belgian Ale (PhP210). Their craft beers also vary in hues, from deep browns to golds, as well as alcohol content. For the ultimate drinking session, partner your beer with their artisanal and regional longganisa (sausages) priced at PhP160 and PhP120, respectively.


2. The Brewery at the Palace

Address: 10th Avenue corner 38th Street, Uptown Parade, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig



craft beer bars Metro Manila

Taste all four of their classic beers at The Brewery at The Palace.

Image: @thebreweryph


If you’re curious to see how your drinks are being made, head to The Brewery at the Palace. The pub is known as the first and biggest microbrewery in the country; they have their own tanks where they brew their beers. They have four craft beers with varying hues and strengths: Pilsner (PhP180), Weissbier (PhP200), IPA (PhP220), and Stout (PhP210), as well as two specialty beers called Chocolate Boom (PhP420) and Epic IPA (PhP280).

The Brewery also follows the German brewing standards—yes, the country where Oktoberfest originated!—so you know their craft beers are legit.


3. House of Joe

Address: 5834 Matilde Street, Poblacion, Makati City



craft beer bars Metro Manila

Cap off your week with some cold Joe’s Brew at House of Joe.

Images: Joe’s Brew


Another craft beer brand worthy of your time is Joe’s Brew. Joe Viray, the man behind the brand, started brewing out of his love for beer. After studying abroad the basics of brewing beer and then selling his brews on a small scale, he now owns his own bar called House of Joe . There, you can get all of his hand-crafted beers and even get the opportunity to tour the microbrewery.

For those new to craft beer, it is best to start with Sierra Madre (PhP160/350ml, PhP260/550ml), a light wheat ale with hints of fruit and floral flavors. For those who love a drink with a punch, Sun Sweeper (PhP160/350ml, PhP260/550ml) is the strongest one, with an alcohol content of 7.2%.




4. The Perfect Pint

Branches:
Level 1, Greenbelt 2, Ayala Center, Greenbelt, Makati City
Molito Commercial Complex, Alabang, Muntinlupa City



craft beer bars Metro Manila

Elevate your drinking experience and try a beer and food pairing at The Perfect Pint.

Image: The Perfect Pint


People think that wine is the only alcoholic drink worth pairing with food, but The Perfect Pint would love to tell you otherwise. Created by the Tempongko brothers, The Perfect Pint offers a wide array of craft beers all locally made with their own microbrewery. They are also well known for their “perfect pairings” which consist of a beer flavor and a dish that goes well with it, carefully curated by their in-house chef.

For a late-night hangout, you can get the Heap of Fresh Bacon (PhP390) that goes best with Holy Grail Double IPA (PhP250 – 330mL/PhP290 – 400mL). If you’re visiting with friends, the Stinky Cheese Pizza (PhP640) is best shared while drinking Thirsty Dog Dunkel (PhP160 – 330mL/PhP195 – 400mL).


5. BeerHouse/Kapitolyo Brewing Company

Address: 16 United St., Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig



craft beer bars Metro Manila

BeerHouse might look simple but their selection of beers is not.

Image: BeerHouse


If huge gastropubs are not your kind of scene and you prefer something small, BeerHouse in Kapitolyo can be your next escape. Aside from being a small watering hole, BeerHouse is also the home of Kapitolyo Brewing Company, a microbrewery that creates their own brews and also offers drinks from other local craft brewers.

Some of the items you can try at BeerHouse include Pale Bulul (PhP180 for 330ml; PhP250 for 620ml), a pale ale-style beer, or Trigo Dos Bulul (PhP180 for 330ml; PhP250 for 620ml), a beer made from wheat. They also host basic home brewing classes if you’re interested in concocting your own beers.




6. G Point Smorgasbord & Bar

Address: 510 Padre Faura Street, Ermita Manila



craft beer bars Metro Manila

From international to local craft beers, you’ll find something you like at G Point Smorgasbord & Bar.

Image: GPOINT SMÖRGÅSBORD & BAR


For Manila residents, there’s also a place for your craft beer cravings. G Point Smorgasbord & Bar in Ermita got its name from the phrase “gimmick point,” because it is literally the place to hang out and drink beer after a long day. But it’s not just a place to chill, because the bar also has its own craft beer to boot.

G Point has a line of handcrafted brews called G Point Craft Beer. Some of the brews you can try include Black Bitch Scottish Porter (PhP175), a beer that is a bit on the darker side and is made of roasted malts, or the Pirates IPA (PhP145), a drink similar to a British IPA with hints of fruity and bitter flavors at play.


Check out our list of bars in Metro Manila or browse the Dining & Leisure category of the ShoppersGuide Directory.


Level up your drinking experience by visiting these bars and trying their craft beers. Let us know in the comments section which of these bars you will visit soon!

craft beer bars Metro Manila


The Filipino drinking culture is a world of its own. Filipinos are fond of strong drinks (sorry, wine and sparkling drinks!) and a good old bottle of rum always completes any occasion. But if there’s one alcoholic drink we Filipinos are known for, other than our very own lambanog (coconut arrack), it’ll probably be beer.

From formal parties in grand venues to simple drinking sessions in side streets, you’re sure to find a bottle of beer being opened. Although we always go for our favorite local brands whenever we’re in a pub, we can level up our drinking experience with craft beers. These independently-made beers are processed in small batches, thus resulting in a high-quality and full-flavored brew. If you’re curious where to get a taste of this fine drink, check out these craft beer bars in Metro Manila.


1. Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli

Address: 2/F 5666 Don Pedro St. Barangay Población, Makati



craft beer bars Metro Manila

Go all-Filipino by drinking local beer and eating native chow at Alamat.

Image: Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli

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For the Makati dwellers, Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli should be part of your itinerary if you are in search of good craft beers. The bar, inspired by Filipino culture and food, has 15 craft beers in their arsenal, all sourced from different parts of the country.

Here, you’ll find a beer from as far as Iligan called Iligan Mindanao (PhP250) or as close as Paranaque called Chavit Belgian Ale (PhP210). Their craft beers also vary in hues, from deep browns to golds, as well as alcohol content. For the ultimate drinking session, partner your beer with their artisanal and regional longganisa (sausages) priced at PhP160 and PhP120, respectively.


2. The Brewery at the Palace

Address: 10th Avenue corner 38th Street, Uptown Parade, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig



craft beer bars Metro Manila

Taste all four of their classic beers at The Brewery at The Palace.

Image: @thebreweryph

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If you’re curious to see how your drinks are being made, head to The Brewery at the Palace. The pub is known as the first and biggest microbrewery in the country; they have their own tanks where they brew their beers. They have four craft beers with varying hues and strengths: Pilsner (PhP180), Weissbier (PhP200), IPA (PhP220), and Stout (PhP210), as well as two specialty beers called Chocolate Boom (PhP420) and Epic IPA (PhP280).

The Brewery also follows the German brewing standards—yes, the country where Oktoberfest originated!—so you know their craft beers are legit.


3. House of Joe

Address: 5834 Matilde Street, Poblacion, Makati City



craft beer bars Metro Manila

Cap off your week with some cold Joe’s Brew at House of Joe.

Images: Joe’s Brew

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Another craft beer brand worthy of your time is Joe’s Brew. Joe Viray, the man behind the brand, started brewing out of his love for beer. After studying abroad the basics of brewing beer and then selling his brews on a small scale, he now owns his own bar called House of Joe . There, you can get all of his hand-crafted beers and even get the opportunity to tour the microbrewery.

For those new to craft beer, it is best to start with Sierra Madre (PhP160/350ml, PhP260/550ml), a light wheat ale with hints of fruit and floral flavors. For those who love a drink with a punch, Sun Sweeper (PhP160/350ml, PhP260/550ml) is the strongest one, with an alcohol content of 7.2%.




4. The Perfect Pint

Branches:
Level 1, Greenbelt 2, Ayala Center, Greenbelt, Makati City
Molito Commercial Complex, Alabang, Muntinlupa City



craft beer bars Metro Manila

Elevate your drinking experience and try a beer and food pairing at The Perfect Pint.

Image: The Perfect Pint

__fb_share__



People think that wine is the only alcoholic drink worth pairing with food, but The Perfect Pint would love to tell you otherwise. Created by the Tempongko brothers, The Perfect Pint offers a wide array of craft beers all locally made with their own microbrewery. They are also well known for their “perfect pairings” which consist of a beer flavor and a dish that goes well with it, carefully curated by their in-house chef.

For a late-night hangout, you can get the Heap of Fresh Bacon (PhP390) that goes best with Holy Grail Double IPA (PhP250 – 330mL/PhP290 – 400mL). If you’re visiting with friends, the Stinky Cheese Pizza (PhP640) is best shared while drinking Thirsty Dog Dunkel (PhP160 – 330mL/PhP195 – 400mL).


5. BeerHouse/Kapitolyo Brewing Company

Address: 16 United St., Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig



craft beer bars Metro Manila

BeerHouse might look simple but their selection of beers is not.

Image: BeerHouse

__fb_share__



If huge gastropubs are not your kind of scene and you prefer something small, BeerHouse in Kapitolyo can be your next escape. Aside from being a small watering hole, BeerHouse is also the home of Kapitolyo Brewing Company, a microbrewery that creates their own brews and also offers drinks from other local craft brewers.

Some of the items you can try at BeerHouse include Pale Bulul (PhP180 for 330ml; PhP250 for 620ml), a pale ale-style beer, or Trigo Dos Bulul (PhP180 for 330ml; PhP250 for 620ml), a beer made from wheat. They also host basic home brewing classes if you’re interested in concocting your own beers.




6. G Point Smorgasbord & Bar

Address: 510 Padre Faura Street, Ermita Manila



craft beer bars Metro Manila

From international to local craft beers, you’ll find something you like at G Point Smorgasbord & Bar.

Image: GPOINT SMÖRGÅSBORD & BAR

__fb_share__



For Manila residents, there’s also a place for your craft beer cravings. G Point Smorgasbord & Bar in Ermita got its name from the phrase “gimmick point,” because it is literally the place to hang out and drink beer after a long day. But it’s not just a place to chill, because the bar also has its own craft beer to boot.

G Point has a line of handcrafted brews called G Point Craft Beer. Some of the brews you can try include Black Bitch Scottish Porter (PhP175), a beer that is a bit on the darker side and is made of roasted malts, or the Pirates IPA (PhP145), a drink similar to a British IPA with hints of fruity and bitter flavors at play.


Check out our list of bars in Metro Manila or browse the Dining & Leisure category of the ShoppersGuide Directory.


Level up your drinking experience by visiting these bars and trying their craft beers. Let us know in the comments section which of these bars you will visit soon!

author

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

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