Fill your nights before Halloween with boos and booze, and other types of exciting spirits. Highlights this month include bar shifts by London bartender Marian Beke (Nightjar, The Gibson) and the second annual Whisky Live festival.

1) Bartender Series: Marian Beke

  • Where: Raging Bull Chophouse & Bar  Shangri-La at The Fort, Manila 30th St Cor. 5th Ave BGC
  • When: October 18 – 21
  • Time: 8:00 p.m. onwards
  • Entrance Fee: N/A

Pull up a chair and sit at the bar as the Raging Bull Chophouse & Bar brings you their Bartender Series with one of the world’s leading bartenders, Marian Beke. Taste your favorite aperitif straight from the hands of a legend, known for his impressive cocktail innovations, extravagant garnishes, and unlimited bar creations. With his extensive knowledge on mixology, Beke became the bar manager of award-winning speakeasy Nightjar in London, before opening his first bar called The Gibson, ranked in the Top 6 of the World’s 50 Best Bar Awards 2016 by Drinks International. Finish your day sparkling with bliss in your eyes and a cocktail in your hand.

2) DrinkManila X Johnnie Walker Pop-up Bar

  • Where: Mercato BGC and Glorietta Dolphin Park
  • Schedule: 
  • Mercato BGC– October 19 (Thursday), October 21 (Saturday), 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
  • Mercato Glorietta Dolphin Park–October 26 (Thursday), and October 27 (Friday), 4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
  • Entrance Fee: Free

Catch DrinkManila x Johnnie Walker Pop-up bar every Thursday and Friday this October at Mercato BGC and the new Mercato Centrale Glorietta Dolphin Park. DrinkManila Pop-up Bar, in partnership with Johnnie Walker, will serve cocktail recipes that can be found on The beverage menu features, bestseller The Seven Year Itch (whisky, lemon juice, peanut butter syrup, and dehydrated lemon), Scarlet Letter (gin, berry rhapsody reduction, sparkling water, and lime wedge), Don’t Go Bananas (rum blend, banana syrup, pineapple juice, lemon juice, and banana candy), Saving Sally (lemon and lime Skittles-infused Vodka, apple juice, simple syrup, sparkling water, and green apple), Red Rickey (whisky, lime juice, sparkling water, and lime wheel), and Rusty Mule (rum, lime juice, calamansi juice, and ginger beer). The DrinkManila Pop-Up Bar is not just for imbibers of alcohol, as it also offers mocktails to satiate the thirst of those who wish to abstain. Purchase one of our signature cocktails and receive a free Makati/BGC delivery voucher from online store bevtools.comyou also get a chance to win a DrinkManila Pop-up Bar 1-hour cocktail party for 20 pax for your next Christmas get-together if you join our online contest. Click link to see full mechanics of the contest. 

Be one of the first 100 Mercato customers on October 19 and get a DrinkManila cocktail of the day for only P50!

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4) Red Bull 3Style World Championships

  • Where: Valkyrie at the Palace, 9th Avenue corner 36th Street, Uptown Bonifacio, The Fort, Taguig City
  • When: October 19 (Thursday)
  • Time: 9:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.

Witness music history being made as six finalists compete to become the 3Style DJ Philippine champion. The Red Bull 3Style World Championships has chosen six DJs—Kouta Kutsuma, Novel Fortich, Jan Musa, Charles Angeles, Gary Bonita, and Katsy Lee—to battle it out the National Finals. Each finalist will be given 15 minutes to wow the crowd and judges with their mixes featuring three different musical styles. Be part of the massive crowd to judge who will represent the Philippines and join the international competition at Krakow, Poland.

5) Wine Down Wednesdays

  • Where: ABV Cocktail & Absinthe Bar, 22 Jupiter Street, Bel Air, Makati City
  • When: October 18 and 25
  • Time: 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Entrance Fee: P995

Chase the mid-week blues away and take a step back into yesteryears at this slinky secret speakeasy reminiscent of the 1920s. It’s the perfect place for the modern Gatsby or Fitzgerald to venture into. ABV or Alcohol by the Volume offers unlimited glasses Camas Sauvignon Blanc and Poggio Del Sole Negro Amaro from their Sommelier selection for the whole month of October. Among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars, meet with a stranger and stare at each other at this cocktail bar where too much champagne—or wine—is just right.

6) ABV’s Prohibition Era Party

  • Where: ABV Cocktail & Absinthe Bar, 22 Jupiter Street, Bel Air, Makati City
  • When: October 28
  • Time: 10 p.m.
  • Entrance Fee: Wear 1920s-inspired outfit

Step back in the age of prohibition and celebrate Halloween at ABV on October 28! Wear your 1920s-inspired outfit, be ready to party it up, and enjoy a welcome punch on the house for those in costume! For reservations, contact 09177040942.

7) Halloween Mayhem

  • Where: Hooch, V Corporate Center, 125 L.P. Leviste Street, Makati, 1227 Metro Manila
  • When: October 27
  • Time: 9pm
  • Entrance: P300 with a free drink in partnership with Hooch and Comedy Mayhem present Halloween Mayhem. Grab some drinks and laugh this Halloween with Mike Unson, Cris Bacula, and Korte Supremo’s hilarious Halloween themed stand-up comedy. Buy a ticket and receive a free drink from the event. Wear your favorite Halloween costume and get a chance to win a bottle of booze from After the show, guests can enjoy music from guests DJs WilkXX and Matthaios and drink signature cocktails from the bar made with Jameson Irish Whisky, Kahlua, Absolut Blue, and Malibu Rum.

8) Whisky Live Manila 2017

  • Where: The Grand Ballroom, Shangri-La at the Fort, 30th Street corner 5th Avenue, BGC, The Fort, Taguig City
  • When: October 20-21
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Trade; 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., Public
  • Entrance Fee: P3,500 – Regular Pass; P5,000 – 2-Day Pass; P5,000 – Pass + Class Package; P9,000 – Pass + 2 Class Package

The biggest international whisky event in the world returns to Manila for its second year. The Grand Cru Wines and Spirits, Inc. organizes Whisky Live Manila at the Shangri-La Hotel for this highly anticipated whisky tasting and sampling event. Master classes are the highlight of the event with a series of talks from whisky brand ambassadors and prestigious Keepers of the Quaichs — an exclusive select society dedicated to greater appreciation of Scotch whisky.

Whisky Live Manila brings 131 different types of whisky, scotch, bourbon, and blends from all over the world variants of premium whisky, including the award-winning Kavalan whisky from Taiwan, other activities include bartending competition, book signings, best dressed competition, and whisky awards. Grab your crystal Glencairn glass now!

9) Get to the Portkey – Hogsmeade

  • Where: Hungry Meeples Restaurant, Unit 302, Pinnacle Building, Blk 3 Lot 8 Congressional Ave. Ext., Quezon City
  • When: October 21 (Saturday)
  • Time: 4:00 p.m.
  • Entrance Fee: P300

Join the magical journey to Get to the Portkey! The Harry Potter traveling quiz at Hungry Meeples Restaurant takes a thrilling stop at Hogsmeade, the enchanting village from the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Participate in this spellbinding ga.m.e night and prove your Hermionian knowledge of the Potter lore to win magical prizes and catch the Portkey. The door charge comes with free Butterbeer fudge and pumpkin juice. The event is on a first-pay, first-serve basis. Only confirmed and paid participants will be accommodated.

10) Espresso 101

  • Where: Heny Sison Culinary School, 33 Bonni Serano Ave. cor Sunrise Drive, Crame, Quezon City
  • When: October 28, 2017 (Saturday)
  • Time: 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Entrance Fee: P3,400

Have an intimate relationship with coffee? Make it more special as the Henry Sison Culinary School invites you to their demonstration class, Espresso 101, with Mr. Ernie A. Mesina Jr., a Coffee Concepts specialist, who will share a decade of experience in the coffee business. Learn the history of specialty coffee, from where it is grown to its harvest and preparation, and become a coffee sommelier as you understand tasting notes, aromas, body, and acidity of specialty coffee. All classes are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

11) Wine O’Clock at the Lobby Lounge

  • Where: The Crimson Hotel Lobby Lounge, Entrata Urban Complex, Filinvest City, 2609 Civic Drive, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
  • When: October 6, 13, 20, and 27 (Fridays)
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Entrance Fee: P1,224

Not only is it Friday, it’s also wine o’clock! Toast to the end of the week at the Crimson Hotel Lobby Lounge as you wine and dine to the delicious Spanish flavors of appetizing hot and cold tapas. It’s an outpouring of self-indulgence from premium wines, mixed with live jazz music, a luscious lounge, and a breathtaking view of the Alabang cityscape in the background. After waking up at too-early o’clock in the morning, look forward to wine o’clock in the evening.

12) Apollo x Manila V

  • Where: URBN QC, 62 Timog Ave, Quezon City,
  • When: October 28, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Entrance Fee: Open for Everyone

Landing soon! Apollo x Manila launches its fifth wave. This premier underground event features the best and international DJs on hard style, techno, future house, electro, hip hop and EDM music. Defy gravity and come in the most out-of-this-world costume with your entire squad as Halloween. Prepare to get your freak on.

13) Day Of The Dead Pub Crawl

  • When: Oct 30, 2017 until Oct 31, 2017,
  • Where: Boracay
  • Time: 7:45 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • Entrance Fee: ₱690 – ₱990


Day Of The Dead is moving the party on the beach! Crawl your way along the streets of Boracay this October 30 and 31 with Jose Cuervo and Boracay Pub Crawl: Day of the Dead PubCrawl! Wear your best Day of the Dead costumes on October 31 to win exciting prizes. Fee gets you a free tee and baller bands upon registration. The famous pub crawl lets you in five of the hottest bars in Boracay with free shots of Jose Cuervo. Click here to book you ticket now.

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