Rise and shine as we kick off the longest Christmas season in the world with fun, exciting activities. Now, you can drink up and be merry!

1. Fundamentals of Craft Cocktails by Kath Eckstein | 2nd Ed.

  • Where: Dulo MNL 4992 P. Guanzon St. Barangay Poblacion, 1210 Makati
  • When: September 10 (Sunday)
  • Time: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Entrance Fee: P2,500

Mixologist Kath Eckstein is back at Poblacion’s latest hangout, Dulo MNL, to teach her skills behind the bar. Learn basic skills, techniques, and tools in mixology from Kath’s hands on and direct to the point lessons. Get a Masterclass Manual, Class Certificate, a DULO Loyalty Passport, and special Bevtools promo code when you sign up for the class. They have limited slots so be sure to reserve early. Email create@dulomnl.com for inquiries.

 2. World Class Bar Take Over at Yes Please

  • Where: 38th St. Uptown, 11th Ave, Taguig, Metro Manila
  • When: September 12 (Wednesday)
  • Time: 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 m.n.

Don’t miss Diageo World Class bar takeover at Yes Please with Diageo Reserve brand ambassador Rian Assidao, 2017 World Class PH champion (12/10) Royce Pua, and Diageo World Class bartender (Yes Please) Mark Herrera mixing behind the bar. These world class heavy weights will be serving cocktails with Tanqueray No. Ten gin, Bulleit Bourbon, and Don Julio tequila. It will be the perfect hump day location to drink your mid-week blues away.

3. Crayfish Party Manila 2017

  • Where: Sofitel Philippine Plaza Harbor Garden Tent, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Atang Dela Rama, Pasay City
  • When: September 16 (Saturday)
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Entrance Fee: Php 3,900 per person
Php 35,000 per table

The biggest Nordic party of the year returns! Feast on some scrumptious Nordic delights with ’70s style fashion and hipster flair. Specially imported crayfish will be the highlight of the evening filled with sweet Schnapps, free-flowing beer, wine, and spirits. Hosted by the Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines and co-presented by Volvo Cars, this charity event will donate its proceeds to the Chosen Children Village Foundation, a home for mentally, physically, and severely challenged children.

5. Beer 201

Prep for Oktoberfest this September and learn more about the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic drink in the world. Hear from a Certified Cicerone—the second level of certification, and most respected credential for beer professionals—and from the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) all about the history of beer, the brewing process, the different beer styles, and lessons on serving beer. Know more, drink plenty, and cheer for beer.

6. Fino Deli Wine Tasting Event

  • Where: Fino Deli, 151 Dao St, Marikina Heights, Marikina City, 1811
  • When: September 17 (Sunday)
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Entrance Fee: P1,500 per person

Tucked away in the outskirts of the Metro is Fino Deli, the first wine bar and deli in Marikina. The red brick exteriors and woodsy interiors give a taste of Tuscany, Provence, and other wine regions.

Learn from Eanglebert Guina, a wine educator and Court of Masters Sommelier, on how to read wine labels, familiarize yourself with grape varieties, differentiate young and old wine just by your sense of sight, identify fruity and dry wine just by your sense of smell, understand wine vocabulary, discern good from spoiled wine, and savor the beauty of wine. This Event is inclusive of a four-set course meal prepared by the Head Chef of Fino Deli, selected fine wines for tasting and Certificate of Attendance awarded to participants.

7. Rockwell Cheese Night

  • Where: Aruga Cafe by Mesclun, G/F Aruga by Rockwell, Waterfont Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City
  • When: September 21 (Thursday)
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Entrance Fee: P1,750, includes 6 glasses of wine

Thursdays have never been cheesier with Rockwell Cheese Nights. Catch the scrumptious spread of artisan cheeses, charcuterie, and boutique wines every third Thursday of the month. While you nibble on the savory delights, unwind in complete comfort in the plush interiors of the cafe with its muted neutral cream and green colors, modern chandeliers, and rustic prints.

8. Marshmello Live at Valkyrie Nightclub

  • Where: Valkyrie at The Palace, 9th ave cor 36th st Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig
  • When: September 22 (Friday)
  • Time: 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
  • Entrance Fee: Early Bird Pass – P1,900*; Regular Pass – 2,400*

*consumable with 2 drinks

Get lost in the lights and the crowd as you move to the beats of the mysterious Marshmello coming live to Manila at the Valkyrie at The Palace. His career began online after releasing remixes of Zedd’s “Beautiful Now,” Jack Ü’s “Where Are U Now,” and other track lists. For one night, forget your problems and groove to the heavy electronic dance music just like this mysterious DJ, who appears wearing a full-head marshmallow mask. Keep it mello and grab your passes now! Strictly 18 years old and above only.

9. ABV’s Beer & Cheese Masterclass

  • Where: Basement Floor, 1209, 22 Jupiter, Makati, 1209 Metro Manila
  • When: September 23 (Saturday)
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Entrance Fee: P2300

Brought to you by one of the top 50 bars in Asia, enhance your gustatory experience with ABV’s Beer & Cheese Masterclass and enjoy 6 different beer and cheese pairings. The class will introduce you to the enhanced flavors of pairing beer and cheese, with Patrick Cuartero, proprietor of ABV, and who was also a cheese instructor in New York, at the helm. Savor some of the finest cheeses from the Sommelier Selection matched with delicious beers from Global Beer Exchange. Join this Masterclass and discover more about this unlikely pairing.

Limited slots only! To reserve, please contact 09177040942. For more information, you may visit www. abv.ph/

10. Mayday Parade Night 2: A Lesson in Romantics

  • Where: Eat & Run, 1010 Aurora Blvd., Wharf Plaza Proj. 4., Quezon City
  • When: September 30 (Saturday)
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • Entrance Fee: None

Ten years after the release of Mayday Parade’s debut studio album A Lesson in Romantics comes the Mayday Parade Night at Eat & Run. Reminisce about heartaches and drama as the pop-punk American rock band croons about love and loss in their debut album. Sing your heart out to performances by bands such as Forgetting69, ADVENTNOTE, Murphy Attack PH, Anthem For Maria, EyeCandy, Bad Chase, Meadows PH, and UNVRS with acoustic performances by Shannel Ignacio, River Strauss, and Sunburnt.

11. St. Patrick’s Happy Hour

  • Where: St. Patrick’s Pub, 24D East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig
  • When: Every day
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Entrance Fee: None

Want to feel the luck o’ the Irish? Head on down to St. Patrick’s Pub, your local Irish-themed neighbourhood pub. They offer beers for P40, cocktails, wines, and Jameson for P99. Have a pint or a Guinness with a side order of sausage and peppers, fish and chips, salted egg cracklings, Spam chips, and more. Join the crowd in rooting for your favorite sports teams or just socialize with your chums. On your night out, feel lucky like a four-leaf clover!

12. Rock at the Top

  • Where: Rooftop Food Park, Lot 3 Block 4 Regalado Ave., Neopolitan Business Park, Greater Lagro, Novaliches, Quezon City
  • When: September 16 (Saturday)
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • Entrance Fee: Regular – P350, inclusive of 1 alcoholic beverage; VIP – P500

There’s no place to go but up in this food park that’s located at the rooftop of a vacant building. With 55 food stalls, the Rooftop Food Park has everything to satiate your cravings. The huge spacious deck can hold up to 500 people, so be sure to bring plenty of your friends! Join the party as Rooftop Food Park presents pop rock icons such as Chicosci and Franco Philippines along with Tanakuta , 123 Pikit , and DJ Brandon Jon. Dine out, drink up, and rock on.


  • Where: Raffles Hotel
  • When: Every day
  • Time: 5 PM- 8PM
  • Entrance Fee: FREE

Combat the rainy-day blues with Raffle’s La Vie En Rosé, a French Riviera-inspired Happy Hour. Available every day, guests indulge and wind down their work day with endless servings of cocktails and tipples from the South of France. The exciting drink menu includes Pastis, Kronenbourg 1664, Rose and Aperol Spritzes, as well as red, white and rose wines. Catch the connoisseurs’ favorite – Frosé, a Rose in slushie form!

La Vie En Rosé Frosé, La Vie En Rosé Aperol Spritz, and La Vie En Rosé Provencal Martini


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