Beers, wines, cocktails, spirits, and fun culinary experiences await your end of August and early September. Here are 12 drink-related events to mark your calendars

1. Thursday Throwdown 

  • Where: The Belle & Dragon, 100 Carlos Palanca St., Legazpi Village, Makati City
  • When: August 30, Thursday
  • Time: 9 pm to 2 am
  • Entrance: Food and drinks are for sale

Get six of your friends together and put your heads to the test and battle for Music Trivia Supremacy this Thursday at The Belle & Dragon. Winning team will get a bottle of Jameson Whisky and open bar! The trivia night will have three fun rounds– Name that tune, name that tune in reverse, and sing-a-long!

For reservations please call or text: +63 2 625 8828 / +63 917 652 8828.

2. Gin Tasting Series (1) at The Distillery Fort

  • Where: The Distillery Fort, 108, Bonifacio Global City, Forbeswood Heights Condominium, Taguig
  • When: August 30, Thursday
  • Time: 7 pm until 10 pm
  • Entrance: P1000 per person

This event is for gin fanatics! Learn about your favorite spirit and discover its history, process, and types. Taste three featured gins during the event–Hanami, Hobart No. 4, and local gin Juan Brew Cosmic Carabao. Also learn about tonic water with various tonic waters, so, you will know what to pair with your next glass of G&T. Taste Original premium tonic waters –Classic, Yuzu Ocha, Zero Berries, Citrus, and Ginger Beer.

Seats are limited so make sure you register on this link before the event.

3. Agimat Foraging Bar and Kitchen’s Official Launch 

  • Where: Agimat Foraging Bar and Kitchen, 5972 Alfonso cor, Fermina, Makati City
  • When: August 31, Friday
  • Time: 9 pm onwards
  • Entrance: Food and drinks are for sale

Explore the foraged menu of Chef Niño Laus and Mixologist Kalel Ervin Demetrio as they officially launch Agimat Foraging Bar and Kitchen. Discover the new flavors that they’re adding behind the bar and the kitchen, and indulge your palate with their newly launched 5-course dégustation menu inspired by Lupa, Hangin, Apoy, Tubig, at Buhay and their featured ingredient–Langka (Jackfruit).

Get your friends together to enjoy Filipino crafted cocktails and dishes while enjoying beats by Quark Henares, The Diegos, and Bass Relief. Come by early so you can enjoy welcome drinks by Burj Brewery. See you under the Balete tree!

4. Kapitolyo Brewery Relaunch

  • Where: Kapitolyo Brewing Company, The Alley, 3rd Level, 16 United St., Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig
  • When: August 31, Friday
  • Time: 5 pm to 10 pm
  • Entrance: Food and drinks are for sale

It’s Friday, and you deserve a beer! Get Filipino craft beer freshly brewed and served directly from the tank at the relaunch of the improved Kapitolyo Brewery.

On August 31, for one day only, Kapitolyo Brewery will have a drink all you can craft beer for only Php500. Indulge in San Roque IPA, San Antonio Pale Ale, San Rafael Porter, San Pablo Pilsner Ale, and Santa Rosa Blonde Ale from 5 pm until 10 pm.

For more information email kapitolyobrewery@gmail.com or call 09178798655.

5. Hideout Vinyl Sessions: Sounds From The UK

  • Where: Ikomai, ACI Group Building 147 HV. Dela Costa, Salcedo, Makati City
  • When: August 31, Friday
  • Time: 6 pm to 11 pm
  • Entrance: Food and drinks are for sale

Enjoy vinyl music over Japanese food and drinks at Ikomai. They will be featuring sounds from Mersey Beat, Madchester, and Britpop. Indulge in your favorite classic cocktail, Japanese highballs, and sake while listening to some awesome beats.

6. Jameson Connects X The Belle & Dragon

  • Where: The Belle & Dragon, 100 Carlos Palanca St., Legazpi Village, 1221 Makati
  • When: September 1, Saturday,
  • Time: 8 pm to 3 am
  • Entrance: Food and drinks are for sale

Catch special Jameson Whisky promotions at the Jameson Connects party at The Belle & Dragon. Kicking off the festivities are DJs Kristian Hernandez, Skratchmark, Badkiss, and The Hernandez Brothers. Order a Jameson bottle for only Php2,200, Jameson Gingerale for Php150, and Jameson Pickleback for Php150. Book your tables today!

7. Aperitivo at the Apartment 

  • Where: The Apartment, 5663 Don Pedro, Makati City
  • When: September 2, Sunday
  • Time: 6 pm onwards
  • Entrance: Drinks are for sale

Enjoy La Domenica Italiana (The Italian Sunday) at The Apartment featuring wines from the Vinoom Selection. Indulge in Apollonio ‘Elfo’ Negroamaro Salento, a red wine grape variety with a rustic character,  and Apollonio Elfo Chardonnay
, crisp wine with intense aromas of fruits, grass, and citrus. Pair these wines with the complimentary Aperitivo menu that will be served for the night. Music will be courtesy of Toro and Renee Rosete.

8. Drink for a Cause at Run Rabbit Run   

  • Where: Run Rabbit Run    4991 P. Guanzon St., Makati City
  • When: September 6, Thursday
  • Time: 11 pm to 4 am
  • Entrance: Php800 (Standard rate); Php500 Early bird rate

The best way to make a difference and have a good time is to drink for a cause! Run Rabbit Run, in collaboration with Spice Tonic, All Nation’s Womens Group, Loveyourself PH, and Heineken present an LGBT night highlighting awareness for HIV and cancer.

For Php800 tickets, guests will get three cocktails and a free goody bag. If you buy tickets earlier, it will be for sale for only Php500. Part of the night’s proceeds will be donated to Loveyourself PH and the Children with Cancer at the General Hospital of the Philippines.

Visit this link for more information on how to avail the tickets.

9. Gin & Jazz Featuring Filliers Gin

  • Where: ABV, Basement Floor, 1209, 22 Jupiter, Makati City
  • When: September 3, Monday
  • Time: 8 pm to 10 pm
  • Entrance: Food and drinks are for sale

Monday nights get better with gin and jazz. Enjoy a night of jazz music featuring DD Jazz Duo at ABV while sipping concoctions with Filliers Gin.

For reservations, please email Aly at aly@pylon.asia or kindly text 09178919625. #abv #abvph

10. The Cellar Talk: The Harvest

  • Where: Grand Hyatt Manila, 8th Avenue corner 35th Street, Bonifacio Global City
  • When: September 5, Wednesday
  • Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Entrance: Php1,500 net per person

The Cellar Talk presents The Harvest. Discover the art of winemaking and taste a flight of four regional French wines while enjoying a plate of delectable charcuterie at Grand Hyatt’s The Cellar.

Learn what goes behind the creation of your favorite vino. Contact AWC Philippines at info@awc.com.ph for reservations or call +632 817 1417.

11. Cocktails for Climate

  • Where: Batala Bar, 830 Arnaiz Ave., Makati City
  • When: September 8, Saturday
  • Time: 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Entrance: Get tickets at https://actionnetwork.org/events/climate-cocktails/

On September 8, thousands of rallies will be held in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us. Rally for the Philippines at Batala Bar as they feature Cocktails for Climate, a series of talks on climate awareness. Enjoy cocktails while learning about the benefits of renewable energy and how you can apply these learnings in your own home.

Get tickets at actionnetwork.org.

12. Culinaria

  • Where: Grand Hyatt Manila    8th Avenue corner 35th Street, Bonifacio Global City
  • When: September 12, Wednesday
  • Time: 5:30 pm to 10 pm
  • Entrance: Tickets starts at Php4,950 (Early Bird Price) and Php7,000 (Standard Price) per person; Culinaria VIP table of 10 Php63,200  (Early Bird Price) and Php79,200 (Standard Price)
  • Attire: Semi-formal

Indulge in a great culinary adventure with creations from award-winning chefs from Ireland, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Philippines, in an open kitchen style featuring a high-end European gastronomic experience in walk-through dinner. Various cheeses from different parts of Europe will be featured during the dinner. Each course will be paired with cocktails, beer, wine, and spirits.

The wine menu includes – Banfi – Brunello di Montalcino, Campillo, Gran Reserva, DOCa Rioja 2008, Dow’s – Late Bottled Vintage (LBV), 2011, Gérard Bertrand – Château l’Hospitalet La Réserve Red Gérard Bertrand – Cigalus Blanc, Gérard Bertrand – Terroir Corbières, Mauro Molino – Cru Barolo DOCG, Gallinotto, 2013, Mauro Molino – Roero Arneis DOCG, Pascal Jolivet – Pouilly-Fumé, Pascal Jolivet – Sancerre, and a special bottle of Cava Faustino Brut Reserva for the VIP guests. For the spirits menu, enjoy G&T servings with Martin Miller’s Gin & Fentimans Light Tonic Water, or drams of Janneau Armagnac 12 years, Pearse Irish Whiskey Original, Pearse Irish Whiskey Distiller’s Choice, Pearse Irish Whiskey Founder’s Choice, Pearse Irish Whiskey Cooper’s Select, Hine Cognac VSOP rare, and Hine Cognac XO cigar reserve.

For more information contact us at +632 8328121 or email us at ecw@epbn.ph. Tickets are available at www.eventbank.com 

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