Start the year with a good drink in your hand. Here’s a list of drink-related events to catch for the first part of the year.

New Year Drink

  • Where: Old Swiss Inn Restaurant, Somerset Hotel Makati City Real, Makati
  • When: January 12, 2018, Tuesday
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Registration: Email
  • Tickets: Belgian Filipino Business Club members: free. Non-members: Php 400. Walk-ins: Php 600.

Welcome the year with a drink, and pair it with a snack buffet at Old Swiss Inn. Enjoy a selection of premium Belgian beers courtesy of Les Deux Belges. This event is organized by the Belgian Filipino Business Club, so if you are a member, you can attend for free.

Yes Please Takeover: Tasha Lu

  • Where: Yes Please 11th Ave. corner 38th St., Uptown Bonifacio, The Fort, 1634 Taguig
  • When: January 12, 2018, Tuesday
  • Time: 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Hendrick’s Gin Regional Brand Ambassador for Southeast Asia Tasha Lu (@purveyorofgoodtimes) serves her signature cocktails at Yes Please on January 12, 2018 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Get there early and sit by the bar to see her in action and maybe learn some tips for making cocktails with Hendrick’s Gin.

For inquiries and reservations, call (0917) 140-7777.

Home Brew 101

  • Where: Beerhouse, Unit 2, 1 Brixton St., Brgy. Kapitolyo, 1603 Pasig
  • When: January 13, 2018, Saturday
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Tickets: Php 1,500 workshop fee includes two beers and food. Slots are limited; early reservations are recommended. Call (0917) 879-8655 or email

Are you interested in learning how to brew your own beer? Go beyond watching YouTube for lessons and learn from the brewmasters at Beerhouse in Brixton Capitolyo. The Home Brew 101 workshop will teach you the basics of beermaking so that you can finally craft your own brew.

Oto Anniversary 

  • Where: 5880 Enriquez, Makati
  • When: January 13, 2018, Saturday and January 14, 2018, Sunday
  • Time: 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 am

It’s Oto’s first year anniversary and they are celebrating it with a weekend of back to back bar takeover from international guest mixologists and bartenders. On January 13 (Saturday) Catch Manhattan Singapore’s Cedric Mendoza, 28 Hong Kong Street Singapore’s Syafiq Rahim, and Yoma Rivera, and Low Tide Tiki Singapore’s Aaron Goodall work their magic behind the bar for some signature concoctions. Sip on good cocktails and enjoy good music from DJ Shigeki Fukuda and DJ Dino Amparo.

On January 14 (Sunday), catch the all women bartender takeover with Hendrick’s Gin Regional Brand Ambassador for Southeast Asia Tasha Lu, The Pontiac Hong Kong and Fernet-Branca’s Regional Brand Ambassador for Southeast Asia Beckaly Frank, and The Pontiac Hong Kong’s Natasia Vera. If you’re a cocktail lover, this is a weekend you shouldn’t miss!


Blind Wine Tasting Dinner at Rambla

  • Where: GF, Joya Tower, Rockwell 28 Plaza Dr, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila
  • When: January 18, 2018, Friday
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Reservations: Php 1,800 per person. Book a table through Rambla’s Facebook page or call 823-6468.

One of the best (and most challenging) ways to learn about wine is to blind taste, or identify the grape, region, and vintage of wine using only your senses. Get your friends together and test your wine palates at Rambla’s blind wine tasting dinner, organized in partnership with AWC Philippines. Enjoy five mystery wines from AWC Philippines paired with a five-course Spanish meal.

One-Year Anniversary Party of Les Deux Belges

  • Where: Le Café Curieux, Bel-Air Soho Polaris corner Badajos, Makati
  • When: January 19, 2018, Friday
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • Admission: Free

Join Manila-based Belgian products importer Les Deux Belges Corp. as they celebrate their first anniversary in the Philippines. Enjoy a wide selection of discounted Belgian beers with delicious food at Café Curieux on January 19 starting at 7 p.m.

Fundamentals of Craft Cocktails Volume 1: Shaken and Stirred

  • Where: 22 Jupiter Street, Bel Air, Makati City, Philippines 1209 Makati
  • When: January 20, 2018, Saturday
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: Php 2,200, get your tickets from

Learn about the fundamentals of craft cocktails with 2016 Diageo Philippines’ South East Asia Finalist and 2017 Monkey Shoulder Ultimate Bartending Champion for the Philippines Lester Ligon. This class is perfect for beginners and enthusiasts who want to try mixing behind the bar. During the class students will learn three classic shaken and stirred cocktails (Whisky Sour, Old Fashioned, and Negroni) with the help of ABV’s bartenders. is your learned drinking buddy who can tell you what to drink, what you’re drinking and where to drink. Learn about the coolest and the latest bars in the metro, or the newest beverage or new product out in the market, or have fun creating enjoyable drinks from our features and videos within the comfort of your homes.

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