Summer is officially over but don’t let the June rain spoil your fun! There are a lot of drink-related events happening this June. When it comes to drinking, people managed to come up with various occasions to celebrate, from World Gin Day, Negroni Week, and Independence Day, here’s a list of what to put on your calendar.`

1. Negroni Week at ABV

  • Where: ABV, 22 Jupiter Street, Bel Air, Makati City
  • When: June 4 – 11
  • Time: 6 pm to 2 am
  • Entrance: Food and drinks are for sale

Different bars all over the globe are participating in the sixth annual celebration of Negroni Week, spearheaded by Imbibe Magazine and Campari. The celebration aims to raise money for charities around the world. Once again, ABV joins the festivity and they will be serving 5 Negroni twists from June 4 to 11. A percentage of every Negroni sale will go to PAWS, Progressive Animal Welfare Society. So, order a Negroni and smile knowing you’re drinking it for a cause. Here are the Negroni offerings on the menu:

  • Ciao Negroni by Lester Ligon – Tanqueray London Dry, Cinzano Blanco, Giffard Grapefruit syrup, and Campari
  • Newton’s Negroni by Jeff Gonzales – Calvados, PX Sherry, apple-infused Campari
  • Pesca Negrita by Abby Quilal-Lan – Tanqueray London Dry, G.E. Massenez Creme de Peche, Cocchi Americano, and camomile-infused Campari
  • Cioccolagroni by Anton Laude – Hendricks Gin, Cinnamon syrup, Cofee liqueur, and Tablea-infused Campari
  • Grasello Negroni by Angelica Castro – Tanqueray London Dry, Amaro Montenegro, Mancino Rosso Amaranto, and Campari

For reservations, please contact Bea at 09209758574.

2. World Gin Day 2018

  • Where: Gilarmi Lounge, Discovery Primea, 749, Ayala Avenue, Urdaneta, Makati City
  • When: June 9, Saturday
  • Time: 4 pm – 12 mn
  • Entrance: The event is open to public. P1000 drink all you can on the Gin and Tonics from 4 pm until 9 pm. Gin Cocktails will be for sale from 9 pm until 12 mn

In honor of World Gin Day on June 9, partners with Discovery Primea, Premier Wine and Spirits, and 8! Botanicals to offer fun and festive gin treats:

From 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gilarmi Lounge Gin Library:

Enjoy Gilarmi Lounge’s Gin and Tonic Buffet for a special promotion price of P1,000. Choose from 15 special bottles of gin and explore guided recipe suggestions from using the 8! Botanicals Gin and Tonic Kit.


  • Purchase an 8! Botanicals gin and tonic kit for the exclusive price of P3,500 (regular price is P3,900). The kit includes eight essential botanicals (juniper berries, cinnamon sticks, star anise, pink peppercorn, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, and red dried chili peppers), a recipe guide, and bar tools for crafting an ideal cocktail.

From 9 p.m. to 12 midnight at Gilarmi Lounge:

  • Enjoy classic gin cocktails with a twist during a special bar shift by’s resident mixologist Icy Mariñas.
  • Enter a raffle for gift certificates for Gilarmi Lounge’s gin and tonic buffet and an 8! Botanicals Gin and Tonic Kit grand prize.

Want to learn more about different kinds of gin? DrinkManila Tastings is DrinkManila’s new video segment that features the team taking on different drinking trends and reviewing new bottles and beverages picked up on trips abroad and at local groceries. In the first episode, DrinkManila’s editor-in-chief Tatum Ancheta, resident mixologist Icy Mariñas, and guest The Island’s senior marketing officer Jess Constantino taste and review 31 gins (in one day!) at Gilarmi Lounge’s Gin Library. As a bonus feature, we made 6 Gin and Tonic Recipes to guide you in experimenting with your G&Ts. Catch the episodes available on the website on June 9.

3. Luca Cinalli at Raging Bull Chophouse and Bar

  • Where: Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila Raging Bull Chophouse and Bar
  • When: June 7 to 9, 2018 (Thursday until Saturday)
  • Time: 8 pm onwards
  • Entrance: Food and drinks are for sale

A bar shift you wouldn’t want to miss. Catch Italian mixologist and Oriole bar manager, Luca Cinalli behind the bar from June 7 to 9 at Raging Bull Chophouse and Bar. Be mesmerized with his elegance and class in creating signature concoctions behind the stick.

For inquiries and reservations, please call (63 2) 820 0888, email, or book directly on this link.

4. RePoblacion ng Pilipinas: An Independence Day party

  • Where: Z Street (along Alamat Filipino Pub and Deli and Z Hostel, Poblacion)
  • When: June 11, Monday
  • Time: 4 pm onwards
  • Entrance: Event is open to the public. Food and drinks are for sale

Celebrate a whole new kind of revolution in time for Independence Day as Z Hostel together with Alamat Filipino Pub and Deli, The Apartment, Agimat Foraging Bar and Kitchen, and The Ruins joined together for an awesome night of food, music, and mixology.

Enjoy a one of a kind fiesta with with 12 of top Filipino chefs and mixologists in the country who will be serving their take on Pinoy street food:

  1. Kalel Demetrio – Alamat ng Agimat (Mahiwagang Samalamig)
  2. Niño Laus – Bibingka and sisig corn dog
  3. Justin Yenko– “Fiery Kiniing-Chori Sliders” native black pig, kiniing, charcoal bun, 3 chilis
  4. Patrick Go – Loaded Tusok-tusok
  5. Mikel Francis Bautista Zaguirre – Lumpiang Sinigang
  6. Francis Lim – Pagkain na Pampapogi
  7. Kalel Chan – Dry papaitan soft taco
  8. JP Anglo – Bistek sandwich with spicy, crispy cheese
  9. Ed Bugia – Chicken crossing the road
  10. Mikko Aspiras – Dirty ice cream repurposed ingredients/trimmings) with fish sauce cotton candy
  11. Dedet de la Fuentes “The Lechon Diva” – Sosy na Inihaw na Mais and Pepita’s Lechon
  12. Jason Go – Fried coconut milk gelato with suman moron and peanut sesame brittle

The party hosts a series of entertainment starting from 8 pm with a Parade of Heroes, Cultural Dance Performance by 9 pm. Get your face paint while indulging in free cocktails courtesy of Agimat Foraging Bar and Kitchen. Catch the Roving Karitela and unli craft beer courtesy of Alamat. Go around the bar and check out these music performances:

  • Agimat Foraging Bar and Kitchen – WSK, CRWN, Marcus and Badkiss, The Diegos
  • Z Hostel – Marvin Cruz, Bad Boy Jeff, Mick Martinez
  • The Apartment – Groove DJs, Mano Dario, Jason Soong, Coox, Abdel Aziz, John Monreal, Bombi Balquedria, Marie Garcia, Arnel Genterone
  • The Ruins – Hoochie Coochie Mickie, Lucy, Kjwan, Razorback ft. Nicole Asensio
  • Alamat Filipino Pub and Deli – Raymund Marasigan

Save the date and make sure you attend this inaugural event!

5. Gin & Jazz at ABV

  • Where: ABV, 22 Jupiter Street, Bel Air, Makati City
  • When: June 11, Monday
  • Time: 8 to10 pm
  • Entrance: Open to the public. Food and drinks are for sale. Special Buy One, Take One promotion are available for the first 30 registered GPCCI guests.

Cure your Monday blues with Gin & Jazz at ABV bar. Special cocktails will be served with Gin Sul, an extraordinary German gin. ABV and Apotheke Crafts Spirits host the event in partnership with the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. Enjoy gin cocktails with Manila’s best bartenders while grooving to the music of one of Manila’s best jazz artists, Smooth Break.

6. Network and Chill at Batala Bar

  • Where: Batala Bar, Philippine Artisan Trade, 830 Arnaiz Ave., San Lorenzo Village, Makati (Enter through the 4m high bamboo door and proceed to the 2nd Floor, right above Hinebalan Cafe.)
  • When: June 19, Tuesday
  • Time: 4:30 pm- 8:30 pm
  • Entrance: Open to the public. Food and drinks are for sale.

Network & Chill, a gathering of people from diverse fields over drinks and good conversation hosted by Batala Bar and Penn Wharton Alumni Association of the Philippines.

Penn-Wharton Club of the Philippines and the Harvard Business School Club of the Philippines lead the discussion on The Future of Food. Panel speakers are Chris Po (Century Pacific Food, Shakey’s, World Wildlife Fund Philippines), Paco Caparas (NXTLVL Farms, NXTLVL Water), Cherrie Atilano (AGREA Agricultural Systems International, Inc.), and Ralph Becker (Urban Greens Hydroponic Farm Systems)

Learn about how social enterprises, small businesses, and corporations can work together to give Filipinos access to better food in a more sustainable way and be informed about the state of food security in the country.

Listen to the conversations while sipping local craft beer and cocktails by Batala Bar. There is only limited space in the venue, so you have to come early for registration to get a spot.

7. Celebrate All Things Gin!

  • Where: Gilarmi Lounge is located at the Ground Floor of Discovery Primea, 6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City
  • When: June 16, June 27, and June 30
  • Time: 4 pm to 9 pm

Because World Gin Day doesn’t have to end in one day, Gin Library at Gilarmi Lounge is continuing a month long celebration until June 30. On June 16, Gilarmi Lounge will have a Bombay Sapphire guest bar shift by Niño Jayson Cruz. Guests can enjoy Bombay Sapphire with unlimited drinks for only P450++. On June 27, Discovery Primea presents Gins and Jazz at Gilarmi Lounge from 4 pm to 9 pm with live entertainment and English gin labels J.J. WhitleyWhitley Neill, and Sipsmith. Capping the celebration on June 30, there will be a Botanical Painting Workshop by master crafter Alessa Lanot of Life After Breakfast. Participants can work on their paintings wil sipping on gin cocktails courtesy of Don Revy gin for only P1,300++.

Call +63 2 955-8888 or visit their website for inquiries and reservations.

8. Sea Brew Manila 2018

  • Where: Edsa Shangri-La, Manila, 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, 1650 Metro Manila
  • When: June 20 to 22, Wednesday- Friday
  • Time: 8:30 am to 6 pm
  • Entrance: Ticket starts at P9,200

Want to learn about brewing beer and try your luck on brewing industry? This event is not to be missed as it is South East Asia’s only annual conference and trade fair for the brewing community. The fair will feature the latest innovations from ingredients to equipment as well as hold workshops in brewery operations, ingredients, and distribution and marketing. There will be two full days of Keynote Speakers, Workshops and Discussion Sessions and a Trade Fair. Sea Brew delegates are open to join brewery tours happening in Metro Manila during the fair days.

Learn more about the event on their website Tickets are available on this link.

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