Sunday, March 12, 2017

On Hitting Sports Bar and a Speakeasy Bar in Just One Time

If you're looking for a cool drinking place to chill, head on to Carlos Palanca Street in Legaspi Village, Makati.

That street is packed with great bars and one of them is Belle & Dragon.

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The Belle & Dragon offers a good selection of beer, some signature drinks and bar chows. The space is large enough and with high ceiling moreover, it has an awesome wooden interiors. Another plus factor is its wide HD TV which is definitely perfect for watching sports event. My good old friend of mine went there just to grab a beer, relax and unwind.

We ordered 2 pints of Stella Artois and just stayed outside at the terrace area. By the time we gulped down with our beer, we went inside and saw some peeps partying/dancing while chatting however shouting/screaming at each other so they can understand each other. Not a good sight to see. We headed to the men's restroom to pee.

Very noticeable on the restroom area was a grand door with intricate design. Out of curiosity I opened it and found out that it was actually designed like a wardrobe and there really were some clothes hanging like the one in the movie "Narnia".

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I was thrilled because when I entered the wardrobe it felt like I was sent back in time because of the bar's classic 20's feel. 

Immediately, I was transported to another bar. The hidden/speakeasy bar called Mandalay Whiskey and Cigar. I was greeted by 2 Chinese Guardian Lion sculptures.

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My friend and I stepped inside and chose to stay at the bar area instead of sitting at leather couches.

We ordered whiskey sour and Monte Cristo cigar. Mandalay is a dim lit cellar/cigar room with leather couches and extensive list of whiskey. I would say that it is a great place to have a good conversation with friends.

Another great thing about the bar is you can order a bottle of whiskey of your choice, have it personalized and you can keep it in their cellar for 2 to 3 months and just get back when you feel like it.

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