What a boozy October it will be! From Oktoberfest, drink promotions, guest bar shift, and Halloween events, we have lined up all the parties and places to be this month.

Bartender Guest Shifts

1. Otis Florence at Bank Bar

  • Where: Bank Bar, RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Center, 26th and 25th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
  • When: October 11 (Thursday), 12 (Friday) and 13 (Saturday)
  • Time: 8 pm onwards, 9 pm – 12 mn
  • Entrance: Free, drinks and food are for sale

Catch one of New York’s finest bartenders, Otis Florence on a three-night guest bar shift at Bank Bar. Hailing from Attaboy New York, a consistent top 10’s in the World’s Best Bars, expect new flavors and innovative cocktails as he work behind the bar. Catch him at Bank Bar’s birthday party on October 11 from 8pm onwards and on the 12th and 13th for his bar shift starting 9pm till 12 mn. For mixology enthusiasts, it’s a guest shift you won’t want to miss.

2. Samuel Ng Guest Bar shift at Backroom

  • Where: Backroom, Shangri-La at the Fort, 30th Street, corner 5th Ave, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila
  • When: October 19, 2018, Friday
  • Time: 8pm
  • Entrance: Free, drinks are for sale, first come first serve

Four Pillar’s (Australian craft-spirit distillery) Ambassador and Melbourne bar legend Samuel Ng will be behind the bar at Backroom, the newest drinking spot in Shangri-La the Fort. Samuel will be mixing his signature serves using Four Pillar’s gin, chat up with him, learn about gin, and ask him about the ingredients and flavors that works best in Four Pillars Gins.

3. Boris Ivan at Tomatito Bar

  • Where: BGC Corporate Center, 11th Ave, Taguig
  • When: October 19 (Friday)
  • Time: 6pm onwards
  • Entrance: Free, food and drinks are for sale

Boris Ivan, former Head Mixologist at the Galvin at Windows in the UK and currently the International Brand Ambassador for Spirits of Gonzalez Byass will be behind the stick at Tomatito bar to mix his signature drinks. Engage with him and ask him about the spirit portfolio of Gonzalez Byass. Learn about the products he will be bringing behind the bar and taste the drinks that he will be serving throughout the night.

Call +63 805 7840 to book a table near the bar.

Workshops, Tastings, Pairings, and Drink Promotions

4. Barista Class: Coffee Science and Latte Art

  • Where: Martin Place Social, The Plaza, Arya Residences, McKinley Parkway, 8th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, 1634 Taguig
  • When: October 13 (Saturday) and 27 (Saturday)
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 am
  • Fee: Php3,500

Wanna step up your coffee game? Join the Barista Class series brought to you by Ausphin International Institute, Barista Guild Asia, Breville, and Martin Place Social.

This two-part masterclass will widen your knowledge about coffee. Discover different brewing methods, coffee varieties, and latte art with a hands-on training by Dave Dource, Head Trainer of Barista Guild Asia.

Each class is limited to 10 students only. Reservations are also required. Call Erica at 0915 095 3553 to book your slot.

5. DHMC Gin Appreciation Workshop

  • Where: Isaree Function Room, Mezzanine Floor, Dusit Thani Manila
  • When: October 17, 2018 (Wednesday)
  • Time: 7pm to 9pm
  • Fee: PHP2,000

Get into the gin craze and up your G&T game, experience an interactive workshop and explore the best way to make your own mixes with the premium selection of craft Gins from England, Belgium, Iceland, London, and Italy that will be served during the workshop.

For reservation call +63 238 8888

6. Gallery by Chele‎ Taste of The Andes: A Terrazas Wine Dinner

  • Where: Gallery by Chele, 5th Floor, CLIPP Center, 11th Avenue corner 39th Street, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
  • When: October 18 (Thursday)
  • Time: 7 PM to 10 PM
  • Fee: Php 3,500

Book a night of fantastic food and wines at Gallery by Chele as the present the Taste of the Andes, a Terrazas Wine Dinner on October 18. Enjoy food and wine pairings from the celebrated Terrazas de Los Andes winery featuring full-bodied Malbec, Chardonnay, and Torrontes wines from the Mendoza region — a unique sub-region in Argentina famous for growing one of the most expressive grapes in the world.

Save the date and make your reservations through +639175461673 / +6322183895 or email reservations@gallerybychele.com

7. Tour De France, Regional Food & Wine Pairing Dinner

  • Where: Dr. Wine, 5921 Algier, Poblacion, Makati
  • When: October 17 (Wednesday)
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Fee: Php 3500

Dr. Wine and Estate Wine bring you this special night to taste and experience food and wine from Regions of France.

Enjoy toasts and assorted canepés, nantais butter salmon rillettes with toasted artisan bread, lamb shank confit in honey and rosemary, and flamed pear tarte with dark chocolate sauce. The food and wine pairing will be at the 3rd floor private lounge of Dr. Wine.

For reservation call +63 9175638811 / +63 2-7518915 / +63 2-8045028.

8. Gin-Making Night with Work Folk

  • When: October 17 (Wednesday)
  • Where: Work Folk, 141 HV Dela Costa Street, 1227 Makati
  • Time: 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Fee: Php600 per pair of WORK FOLK members; PhpP800 per pair of non-members

Wednesdays are better with gin! Head over to the co-working space in Salcedo Village, Work Folk on October 17 and enjoy another gin event with your gin loving friends. The entrance fee gets you your free first glass of gin and hors-d’oeuvres.

9. Pretty in Pink: Afternoon High Tea at The Peninsula Manila

  • Where: The Peninsula Manila, Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues 1226 Makati City,
  • When: Whole month of October
  • Time: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm daily
  • Fee: Php 1,400

The Peninsula Manila is all pink this October for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Now on the 8th year of this advocacy, they prepared rose-tinted sweet and savory treats presented on a tiered platter for Php 1,400. Get their high tea set for 1,900 net to add a flute of rosé Champagne.

For every Pretty in Pink Peninsula Afternoon Tea sold, guests will receive a limited-edition Peninsula in Pink pen and a Php100 donation will be made to the Philippine Foundation for Breast Care, Inc. All restaurants will serve pink cocktails and mocktails for the whole month of October.

For inquiries or further information on Peninsula in Pink dining promotions and room package, please call +63 (2) 887 2888, extension 6694 (Restaurant Reservations) or 6630 (Room Reservations), e-mail diningpmn@peninsula.com

10. Sunday Late Brunch Pool Party at Cove Manila!

  • Where: Cove Manila, Okada Manila, New Seaside Drive, Entertainment City, Parañaque
  • When: Every Sunday for the whole month of October
  • Time: 1pm to 4pm
  • Fee: Php 2,999 per person for unlimited food and house beverages (carafe cocktails and slush); PhP3,999 per person for the Bubbly Package, which offers unlimited food and house beverages—and unlimited bubbly and bellinis

Make your Sunday more interesting by brunching, lounging and swimming at Southeast Asia’s biggest climate-controlled indoor pool, Cove Manila.

Take a dip in the pool with your Sunday crew while feasting on unlimited brunch classics and glasses of bubbly. When the scenic Manila Bay sunset rolls in, it’s time to party with good music and company.

The Brunch Package offers unlimited food and house beverages (carafe cocktails and slush) for only Php 2,999 per head and if you’re into bubbly, get the Bubbly Package, which offers unlimited food and house beverage and unlimited bubbly and bellinis! for only PhP3,999 per head.

If you’re not up for swimming by the pool and enjoying the brunch treats, you and your friends can still enjoy the scenic club for only Php500 for the entry and a drink.

For more information on ticket prices and upcoming event schedules, log on to www.covemanila.com, like Cove Manila on Facebook, and follow @covemanila on Instagram and Twitter.

11. Jameson Connects

  • When: October 20 (Sunday)
  • Where: The Belle & Dragon,  OPL Building, 100 Don Carlos Palanca, Legazpi Village, Makati
  • Time: 9:30 pm
  • Fee: Free, drinks and food are for sale

Enjoy your glasses of Irish Whisky and great music at another Jameson Connects party on October 20 at The Belle & Dragon.

Music will be brought to you by Vapors and Lustbass, and Conscious & The Goodness will get the energy pumping with a special live Funk, Soul and R&B performance.

12. Manila Uncorked 2018

  • Where: Bayanihan Center, Pioneer Street, Pasig
  • When: October 25
  • Time: 4 pm to 9 pm
  • Fee: Php 1000 – Php 1600

The Philippine Sommelier Association Inc. presents Manila Uncorked 2018, the wine expo aimed at elevating Manila’s local wine culture through education and experience. Following the success of the inaugural event in 2017, this year’s event will feature wines that will cater to every wine drinker’s need; everyday indulgences, special occasion selections, as well as collection pieces.

The event will feature over 200 selections of wines, and various activities will take place during the five-hour event. Member sommeliers will lead ‘Manila Uncorked Wine Flights,’ themed tastings that will take groups of tasters on a journey through the various selections. Engaging and friendly wine seminars and a fun blind tasting exercise will take place simultaneously with the tasting.

A VIP tasting section will showcase a line up of ultra-premium bottles. Finally, the highlight of the evening is a ‘Chef Throwdown’ where two chefs battle against each other to showcase their food and wine pairing skills to be judged by local food celebrities, bloggers, writers, and VIP ticket holders.

Get your tickets through eventbrite.com

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