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‘Shot puno:’ These restaurant bars in Metro Manila are perfect for your post-election woes

By Hannah Mallorca Published May 15, 2022 3:49 pm

Admit it. Whether your chosen candidate won or not, we all deserve to drink after the elections. 

Sometimes, alcohol is the best coping mechanism when dealing with the aftermath of the elections. The country’s chosen leaders will be in charge of our future for the next six years. So, why not drown your post-election sorrows by grabbing a drink or two with your loved ones and fellow supporters. 

If you’re a first-time or constant drinker, these restaurant bars in Metro Manila are perfect for coping with the results. Don’t forget to drink responsibly. 

Tipsy Pig Gastropub

Capitol Commons, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

You can’t talk about addictive drinks and flavorful bar chow without mentioning Tipsy Pig Gastropub. Lowkey during early afternoons and a tipsy wonderland at night, this gastropub is the perfect spot to gab about the elections with alcohol.

Aside from tipsy classics, the gastropub serves unique drinks like Dirty’s Salted Caramel Martini (P225), Bobbing for Berry (P225), Kungfu Pandan (P225), and Pam Julep (P225).

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Don’t miss out on Tipsy Pig’s Tipsy Salpicao 2.0 (P630), Tipsy Kare-Kare (P550 for roasted pork belly; P620 for seafood), Steak N’ Eggs (P950), and Tipsy Wings as well (P295). Check out its full menu here.

Tipsy Pig also has branches in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, and Timog Avenue, Quezon City.

Alamat Filipino Pub and Deli

Poblacion, Makati City

Alamat Pub and Deli serves updated versions of Filipino classics without losing its pulutan-friendly charm. Some of its must-try dishes include Soft Shell Crab Sinigang (P599), Lambanog Chicken Inasal (P340), Soupless Bangus Sinigang (P489), and Crab Fat Sisig (P649).

Don’t forget to order its Filipino-inspired drinks like Espacito (P270) and Tahoooo (P250). 

Customers can’t enter the bar on a walk-in basis so make sure to book a reservation by messaging its Facebook or Instagram page or calling 0917-306-2024.

Agimat at Ugat Foraging Bar and Kitchen

Poblacion, Makati City

If you’re a hardcore drinker who’s all about the food, Agimat is the perfect spot to drown your post-election sorrows. This Poblacion restaurant bar is all about delectable eats, unique drinks, and gorgeous presentation. 

Don’t miss out on its sinful yet satisfying dishes like Bahay Kubu Fried Platter (P250), Barako Salpicao (P600), Burong Paliputo (P380), and Pogita at Malasugi (P600).

If you are an avid fan of drinks, try out their Popcorn Highball (P320), Tsokolate at Ube (P350), Chocnut Brittle (P300), and Gayuma Ng Sirena (P320). But if you’re not in the mood to get drunk, the Hibiscus Passionfruit Spritz (P250) and Rosemary Osmanthus Soda (P250) are perfect substitutes.

Check out Agimat’s complete menu here.

Bar Pintxos

5th Avenue corner, Mckinley street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Bar Pintxos is a must-try spot if you’re a tita who’s on the lookout for authentic Spanish food and refreshing drinks. The restaurant bar serves filling meals like Pintxos Platter (P1,375) and Meat Paella (P1,190).

Aside from their refreshing drinks, Bar Pintxos offers many wine selections such as Sangria (P850), Valparaiso Crianza (P1,150), and Altas Cumbres - Malbec (P900).

Bar Pintxos also has branches in Alabang, Muntinlupa City and Paseo Parkview Suite, Makati City.

The KEG

The Fort Strip, Taguig City

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If you’re the type who loves to drink with your barkada, The KEG is a must-try spot for your next post-elections hangout. The restaurant bar serves delicious barkada plates like Boneless Lechon Belly (P1,999), Lechon Box (P349), Family Roast (P399), and Barkada Balls (P180).

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Aside from their wide selection of local and imported beers, don’t miss out on their signature drinks like KEG Attack (P200), Blackout (P240), and Lasinggero | Lasinggera (P200).

See their complete menu here.