Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Raise your glasses, we’ve made it! We’ve officially survived half the year! Give yourself a pat on the back, and celebrate with a toast in hand. Head on out to these hot parties in the metro. 1) Drinks for Two Where: Le Jardin Café, G/F, Bonifacio Stopover Corporate Center, 31st St. cor. 2nd Ave., BGC, Taguig When: Whole month of July (Monday – Saturday) Time: Until 10 p.m. Entrance Fee: None When in France, do as the French do—or at least, when in Le Jardin Café. This month, indulge in fine wines at this garden-themed café. Bring your beau as spirits, cocktails, and beer by the glass or bottle are also available for their month-long buy-one-take-one promo. Lovers in Paris, indeed! 2) Jazzy Thursdays Where: 20A-B La Fuerza Plaza 1, 2241 Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati When: July 13 – August 10 (Thursdays) Time: 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. Entrance Fee: Free Admission For sounds that soothe the soul, join the Mumbo Gumbo Jazz Series at 20:20 Bar. Christian Bucher, Cosmik Funkshun, Project Yazz, Bratpack, and Sabu Toyozumi will have you wanting to dance the night away with drink in hand with their heart-thumping beats. Unwind before the weekend with some rhythm and blues. 3) A Gorgeous Night Out! Where: The Studio, Feron Bldg, Kamagong St., Cor. Bagtikan, San Antonion Village. When: July 18, 2017 Time: 9 p.m. Ladies, it’s time to live it up and party! The Studio opens its doors to the femme fatales of Manila with free drinks for all the models. Simply say, “Give some of that!” and they’ll serve you all they’ve got! Bond with your besties at this epic party as DJ Dara celebrates her birthday with a bang! 4) Whisky Wednesday Where: LIT Manila, G/F Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig When: July 19, 2017 Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Entrance Fee: P1,500 Struggle to be a whiskey savant no more! LIT Manila’s Masterclass will teach you all about whiskey from the differences of single malt versus blend, to the methods of distillation, fermentation, and aging. Sample global brands like Irish, Japanese, Scotch, and Taiwanese whisky. Attendees must be 18 years of age or over. 5) Raclette Night Where: Alliance Française de Manille, 209 Nicanor Garcia Street, Bel-Air II, Makati When: July 19, 2017 (Wednesday) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Entrance Fee: Open to All There’s nothing better than cheese. It’s warm, gooey, yummy, and it’s perfect for chasing away the rainy day blues. Alliance Française de Manille presents a bit of sunshine despite the gloomy weather. Have a plate of warm, melted Raclette cheese with potatoes, ham, bread, and a selection of classic charcuterie for P200. Pair these offerings with a glass of wine for P150 or beer for P40 to brighten up your day even more. 6) Rage Against the Night Where: Raging Bull Chophouse & Bar, Level 3, Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila, 30th Street cor. 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig When: July 21, 2017 Time: 7 p.m. Catch the queen of the cocktail and Hendrick’s Gin Brand Ambassador for Southeast Asia, Tasha Lu, as she serves up so amazing drinks for all of you. Catch her in action for one night only! 7) Folk You! Where: Blacksoup Cafe + Artspace, Unit G, Maginhawa Bldg., 154 Maginhawa St., Sikatuna village, QC When: July 22, 2017 (Saturday) Time: 8:00 p.m. Entrance Fee: P200 Grab your free beer and groove to the local vibes of Mateo Escueta, Eloisa, Ian Penn, Talia Reyes, and Mara Katrina Asok at the uniquely-named Blacksoup Cafe + Artspace. Celebrate your Pinoy pride as this gig is part of the Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino 2017. Immerse yourself in the eclectic rhythms and culture of Filipino folk music. 8) Cook Wine Dine Where: Back of the House, FCL Center, 15 Xavierville Avenue, Loyola Heights, QC When: July 22, 2017 (Saturday) Time: 5:00 p.m. Entrance Fee: P1,800 At the Back of the House, learn to cook a three-course meal while sipping wine. Start with sweet potato gnocchi, make bacon-wrapped pork loin, and finish with a calamansi tart. Bring out the gourmet chef in you! 9) The Boy Who Lived PopQuiz Where: Hungry Meeples Restaurant, Games & Events Place Pinnacle Bldg, Congressional Ave Extension, Quezon City When: July 29, 2017 Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Entrance Fee: P200 per member with appetizer Grab some butterbeer and dash to Hungry Meeples Restaurant, Games & Events Place for Harry Potter’s grand birthday bash! Start with a wizardly celebration with high tea and games at 2PM, then a screening of the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at 4 p.m., and to cap off the fun night, join the PopQuiz about all things Harry Potter.