Summer is in full swing! Get into the summer vibes with these drink-related events for April. 

1) Winter Is Coming and It’s Headed to Yes Please

Where: Yes Please, 38th St. Uptown, 11th Ave, Taguig
When: All weekdays of April
Time: 6:00 pm onwards 
Entrance Fee: No door charge but cocktails are for sale

Can’t wait for the most awaited GoT season? Gear up because winter is coming to Yes Please for the whole month of April! Enjoy Game Of Thrones

Binge Night Series, as well as food and drinks inspired by the show. Down those long wait with a glass or two of the funky cocktails created by Yes Please bartenders. 

2) Don Papa UK Brand Ambassador Alex Morrell Bar Shift at The Peak 

Where: The Peak, Grand Hyatt Manila, 8th Avenue corner, 35th St, Taguig
When: April 2, Tuesday
Time: 8:00 pm onwards 
Entrance Fee: No door charge, drinks are for sale

Watch Don Papa UK Brand Ambassador Alex Morrell whip up rum cocktails behind the bar at The Peak at Grand Hyatt Manila. It’s going to be an exciting night of rum and rum cocktails, make sure to get a seat by the bar to catch him in action and chat him up about his journeys with Don Papa Rum. 

3) Dr. Wine’s Vernissage with Cesar Caballero

Where: Dr. Wine, 5921 Algier, Poblacion, Makati
When: April 2, Tuesday
Time: 5:00 pm to 12:00 mn
Entrance Fee: No door charge

Manila-based Spanish painter Cesar Caballero unveils his new paintings at Dr. Wine on April 2.  Cesar has exhibited his works in Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia, Barcelona, France, and for a while now he has brought his multifaceted background in the arts into the Philippine art scene. Be the first to see his latest works during the exhibit while enjoying the free-flowing wine from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. 

4) Summer in Canton: The Cognac Series

Where: Peony Room, 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong
When: April 3, Wednesday
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Entrance Fee: Php 2,900++ per person

Take part in a 6-course dining experience of fine Cantonese cuisine prepared by Executive Chinese Chef Tony Sum, paired with top-shelf cognacs from Maison Hennessy. Witness French and Chinese culture come together in a unique medley of flavors in this one-of-a-kind cognac dinner.

For reservations, please call (63 2 ) 633 8888 ext. 9030 or email restaurantrsvns.esl@shangri-la.com.

5) The Cellar Talk: An Evening with Italian Wines

Where: Grand Hyatt Manila, 8th Avenue corner, 35th St, Taguig 
When: April 3, Wednesday 
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Entrance 
Fee: Php 1,500 net

Sip fine vinos from the vineyards of Italy for The Cellar Talk. Enjoy a flight of wine together with sumptuous small plates for sharing prepared by Grand Hyatt chefs. They will be serving Pelissero wines created by one of Italy’s ‘rock star’ winemakers, Giorgio Pelissero and Tedeschi wines,  wines from a 400-year-old family-owned winery in Italy. 

This month’s Cellar Talk features the following wines:

  • Pelissero Moscato D’Asti DOCG
  • Tedeschi Pinot Grigio
  • Pelissero Dolcetto D’Alba DOC  Munfrina
  • Tedeschi Valpolicella DOC Superiore 2016
  • Tedeschi Capitel Tenda Soave DOC Clasico

For reservations or inquiries, please call +63 2 838 1234 or email manila.grand@hyatt.com.

6) Dami Im Live in Salon de Ning on April 3

Where: Salon de Ning, The Peninsula Manila, Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, Makati
When: April 3, Wednesday
Time: 9:00 pm onwards
Entrance: Php 1,000 with free drink 

Dami Im performs live on her piano at Salon De Ning of The Peninsula Manila. Experience the musical magic of one of Australia’s top artists in a show to remember with Manila-based R&B/soul singer Bea Lorenzo as her front act. 

Dami Im is one of the most acclaimed artists of the new millennium. After winning the Australian edition of The X-Factor, she made it to second place in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden.

For inquiries or further information on Dami Im: Live in Salon de Ning, please call The Peninsula Manila at (63-2) 887 2888, extension 6694 (Restaurant Reservations), e-mail salondeningpmn@peninsula.com or visit peninsula.com.

7) Absinthe: Bar Take Over

Where: Bank Bar, RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Center, 26th and 25th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig 
When: April 5, Friday 
Time: 8:00 pm - 12:00 mn

Curious about the green fairy? Here’s your chance to get to know this infamous and one of the most misunderstood spirits. Brought to you by Wine Depot and Apotheke Craft Spirits, experience an absinthe-fueled evening with one of Hong Kong’s most eclectic and award-winning bartenders, Timothee Becqueriaux. 

Born in France, Timothée spent most of his life in Asia including Hong Kong and Singapore. It was at The Continental Hong Kong that Timothée focused on absinthe and developed one of Hong Kong’s first absinthe-based cocktail program. Currently, he is based in Shanghai and works at Highline, Ascott Hotel & Residences.

Catch him by the bar as he whips up some la fée verte potions. Make sure to chat him up if you want to learn about absinthe and ask him about his Dali like mustache! 

8) Solaire Pool BBQ Festival

Where: Solaire Resort & Casino, Entertainment City, 1 Aseana Ave, Parañaque
When: April 5 and 6, Friday and Saturday
Time: 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Entrance Fee: Php 2,999+ inclusive of VAT and subject to 10% service charge

Be part of this summer’s much-awaited barbecue festival and savor the flavors of the world with dishes from 14 countries on eight grilling stations. Gulp down your choice of drink from a wide selection of unlimited beverages – from beers, wines, cocktails, all the way to spirits and juices. 

Reserve your tickets now! Call 888-8888 or email restaurantevents@solaireresort.com

9) La Maison Fontaine Absinthe

Where: Salon de Ning, The Peninsula Manila 
When: April 6, Saturday 
Time: 3:00 pm to 12:00 mn 

If you can’t go to his BGC bar shift, don’t fret as he will be in Makati to whip up craft cocktails with La Maison Fontaine Absinthe. Timothee Becqueriaux will be rocking the bar at Salon de Ning from 9:00 pm until midnight. He will be serving Green Cobbler, Femme Fatale, Artemilk Punch, Trinité cocktail at Php 400 each. If you’re not into absinthe drinks, may be he can turn you into a convert. 

10) Intro to Bordeaux

Where: Wine Story, 111, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, EDSA Corner Shaw Boulevard, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong
When: April 6, Saturday
Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
Entrance Fee: Php 3,000 per person

Learn all about Bordeaux and its most coveted wines in Wine Story Academy’s Introduction To Bordeaux. In this 2-hour immersion, experience culture and splendor as you taste a line-up of Bordeaux’s delectable wines from the Left and Right banks. Book your seat on this link

For inquiries or special rates, send a message at academy@winestory.com.ph or 0917-8240721.

11) Diplomático Rum at Covent Grooming Lounge

Where: Covent Grooming Lounge, The Grand Midori, G/F, The Grand Midori, Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati
When: April 6, Saturday
Time: 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Rediscover rum with Diplomático, a carefully crafted sipping rum from Venezuela and recognized as one of the finest in the world. Get Diplomático Cocktails for Php 300 with a complimentary discount voucher for grooming services and special prices for Diplomático Rum bottles. 

Call (02)8298730 for inquiries.

11) In The Mood: Champagne Glitz With Billecart Salmon

Where: The Peak, Grand Hyatt Manila, 8th Avenue corner, 35th St, Taguig
When: April 6, Saturday 
Time: 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Entrance Fee: Php 6,800 net

It’s all about the bubbly and living the high life at the exclusive party with Billecart Salmon at The Peak. Go on this champagne-filled journey through a three-part immersive affair, from a sunset toast, a divine four-course dinner, and live entertainment. Champagnes to be served on this evening include Billecart Salmon Brut Reserve NV and Billecart Salmon Brut Rose NV. 

For reservations or inquiries, please call +63 2 838 1234 or email manila.grand@hyatt.com.

12) Brew Your Own Beer

Where: Elias Wicked Ales & Spirits, 13 Ubay St. Comfort Dining, Quezon City
When: April 6, Saturday
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Entrance Fee: P2,500 inclusive of two (2) Elias beers, lunch meal, and a pint of the American Pale Ale once it’s available on tap. Early Bird Reservation Fee (until April 1): P2,200 w/ deposit required.

Learn how to brew your own beer at home in this six-hour workshop with head brewer, Raoul Masangcay. You’ll brew a 5-gallon batch Belgian Saison using Robo Brew and American Stout using Brew Monk brewing equipment starting from grain milling to yeast pitching. And also do a brewery tour of Elias Wicked Ales & Spirits BF Homes for those interested to open their own brewery. 

You’ll walk away with the knowledge and confidence you need for the next time you brew your own beer. Participants must be 18+. Limited slots only, call 09175143746 to reserve. 

13) Don Papa Chef & Shaker Competition 2019

Where: Martin Place Social, BGC 
When: April 8, Monday 
Time: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Entrance Fee: No door charge    

The Don Papa Chef & Shaker Competition is a hybrid concept, integrating the worlds of gastronomy and mixology. The winning pair will get an all-expense paid trip to London Cocktail Week, guest shifts at trade venues, and £1,000 (roughly Php 68,600) pocket money. 

Watch your local favorite chefs and bartenders battle it out in an exciting competition! It’s open to the public, so foodies and imbibers are encouraged to come and show their support and cheer for their favorites.

14) Test Drive Sanremo Coffee Machines

Where: Concept Specialist Showroom Cebu, Unit 204 Mahogany Place, Pope John Paul II Ave., Brgy Kasambagan St. Cebu City 
When: April 8, Monday
Time: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Calling all Cebuanos! Get a chance to play and experience the Sanremo Opera V2 and Cafe Racer coffee machines, the official machine of the World Coffee Events, Latte Art Competition. Sessions are in two hour intervals: 10:00am- 12:00pm | 1:00pm – 3:00pm | 3:15pm-5:15pm | 5:30pm-7:30pm

Book by sending them a private message on their Facebook page. https://web.facebook.com/events/2273044716299789/ Everyone in encouraged to bring your own coffee beans to discover new and unexpected flavours. ☕️👌

For more inquiries, contact: Ms. Alma at +63 917 771 2570.

15) Champagne Wishes & Caviar Dreams: Champagne Drappier and House of Kaviari Degustation Dinner 

Where: Old Manila, The Peninsula Manila, Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, Makati
When: April 8, Monday; April 10, Wednesday
Time: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm; 6:30 pm on April 10

The prestige cuvées of Champagne Drappier take center stage alongside premium caviars from the House of Kaviari in a one-night-only six-course degustation dinner by Old Manila Chef de Cuisine Allan Briones. This special experience allows guests to enjoy Drappier’s complex, full-bodied Champagnes that use the pinot noir grape variety from the Aube region as well as Kaviari’s ossetra caviar obtained from sustainably-famed sturgeons which weigh 50-400 pounds and can sometimes live up to 50 years.

16) Nipa Brew Game of Thrones Quiz Night! (April 11, 2019)

Where: Nipa Brew Craft Beers 9639 Kamagong Street, San Antonio Village, Makati City
When: April 11, Thursday 
Time: 8:00 pm to 11:59 pm
Entrance Fee: Php 100 Registration Fee per team member; fee is consumable

Recap seasons 1-7 to prepare for the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 8 in an epic quiz night. Maximum of 11 teams with a minimum of 3 members per team and a maximum of 6. Get your GOT game on while sipping on Nipa craft beers. Sign-up on this link

17) Nipa Brew Home Brew Workshop 

Where: Nipa Brew Craft Beers, 9639 Kamagong Street, San Antonio Village, Makati City
When: April 13, Saturday
Time: 12:00 nn to 6:00 pm

Entrance Fee: Php 1,700 (For advanced payments through bank deposit); Group Rate: Php 4500 for 3 tickets (For advanced payments through bank deposit); Walk-In Rate: Php 2000 (Prices are inclusive of all brewing materials, food, and two 330mL servings of beer)

“The Science of Beer and Brewing” is a series of talks and workshops to teach beer-ginners about the science that goes into beer. In partnership with The Professor’s Brew, Nipa Brew Taproom and Brewhouse will be hosting these classes to invite more people to do what we love to do: brew and drink craft beer!

Experience a typical homebrew day, while drinking beer and chatting with friends.  You will get to use their trusted Robobrew and perform the steps first hand!

Only 10 slots open! Slots will be secured after confirmation of payment. Sign up here.

18) Aperitivo Epico

Where:  Solaire Resort & Casino, Entertainment City, 1 Aseana Ave, Parañaque
When: April 19, Friday
Time: 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Entrance Fee: Php 1,295+ inclusive of VAT and subject to service charge

Aperitivo Epico is back at Solaire, so do, as Italians would, get some aperitovo! Enjoy the Manila Bay sunset as it hits the Finestra windows which casts a golden tint across the bar while enjoying free flow wine, cocktails, and oysters. Call 888-8888 for reservations.

19) ConTempo Nights at Bar Rouge

Where: Bar Rouge, New World Hotel Makati, Esperanza Street corner Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati 
When: All Fridays of April  
Time: 6:00 pm to 12:00 mn
Entrance Fee: Free   

Get into the groove at Bar Rouge! Revel at Contempo, a six-hour performance featuring the original vinyl merchants of Groove Nation. Music by DJs Mario Serrano, Toti Garcia Dalmacion, Cyril Yarisantos, Dino Angelo Amparo, and @Michael Rattinger. Jive to the beat of various sounds like citypop, indiepop, Balearic, boogie, and deep house.

Watch the turntable spin while enjoying Bar Rouge’s signature cocktails and delicious food offers.

20) Matusalem Rum Bar Takeover with Héktor Monroy

Where: The Bar, The Peninsula Manila, Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, Makati
When: April 25
Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 mn
Entrance Fee: Cocktails are for sale at Php 400 each.

Voted “Top Shaker of Shanghai, China 2011” by World Class, Héktor Monroy, is all set to craft his outstanding line of cocktails featuring Matusalem Rum from the Dominican Republic. Experience his passion, soul, and creativity as he takes over The Bar for just one night this April. 

21) A Night of Jazz & Cocktails at Nikkei

Where: Nikkei Podium, G/F The Podium Mall Ortigas 
When: April 11; April 25 (Thursday)
Time: 7:30-10:00 pm
Entrance Fee: Free entrance; 30% off selected cocktails and bottles

Enjoy a fun evening with resident artist Harold Andre Cruz Santos as he jazz up the night with fantastic music at  Nikkei’s Podium branch. There will be no door charge so you can bring the entire gang!

For reservations, please call 0995 908 3145. 

23) MNL Beerfest 2019

Where: Greenfield District, EDSA Central Ave, 1552 Mandaluyong
When: April 26 (Friday), 27 (Saturday), and 28 (Sunday) 
Time: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Entrance Fee: Php200 includes 1 event glass, 2 beer samples, 1 cocktail drink, and a bottle of water

Brought to us by the same group that organizes MNL Craft Beer Festival, the Philippines biggest Beer gathering event, MNL Beerfest is set to light April on a beer binge. The Festival will feature 250 different local, imported, craft and non-craft beers available in the market. 

Discover various brews and flavors and chat with the best beer makers in town while enjoying the booze, beer, food, and music. There are games in the actvity area so you will never have an idle time during your stay. Oh, and don’t miss the beer appreciation talks, beer 101, and homebrewing classes. 

24) Grape Graze

Where: Bondi&Bourke, GF, Cattleya Condominium, Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, 1229 Makati
When: Saturday, April 27
Time: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Entrance Fee: Php 2,500 (pay at the event)

Sample finest wines paired with a variety of appetizers prepared by renowned Chef Wade Watson from the award-winning Bondi & Bourke in Legaspi Village. Hosted by Philippine Australian Football League, this annual event, this event will be one for the books! Visit this link for more information.

25) Barrio Fiesta Latino 2019

Where: Greenbelt 3, Outdoor Courtyard, Makati 
When: Sunday, April 28, 2019  
Time: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Entrance Fee: Free

Join lovers of Latin American and Spanish culture for a day of food, drinks, music, and shopping. Enjoy an excellent selection of Latin American and Spanish produced or designed merchandise, an amazing variety of typical foods and beverages from Manila restaurants, and from the kitchens of The Club de Damas Latinas members. 

For more information, please contact info@damaslatinasmanila.org or visit the hashtag #latinasph on social media. 

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