The Distillery: Best Pub / Chill Bar in Manila

By on February 22, 2011




When In Manila, you need to come to where the cool kids hang out! The Distillery, purveyors of fine whiskies and other libations!





What started out as a secret little drinking hole for the overworked yuppies in The Fort is now a definitive chill spot in Manila. Whether you’re just looking for that place to chill out and relax or if you’re looking for that place with great beer selections and fine whiskies, then The Distillery is definitely for you!






The Distillery now has three branches: The Distillery Fort Bonifacio, The Distillery Jupiter Makati and The Distillery Eastwood. They have the best prices and widest variety of Vodka Tequila, Single malt Scotch and rare foreign beers.






I really love coming here for their wide selection of beers from all over. Also, it’s a very affordable place to get a bottle and just chill the night away with some friends.


The beers here are pretty affordable considering they are all imported beers. They range from about P100 – the high P200’s. 






The Distillery was once just a small hole in the wall where people would go after work in the Fort area and have some Happy Hour fun. They did so well that people started pouring onto the streets in front of The Distillery. A whole sidewalk full of people who bought liquor and beer from The Distillery but with no place to sit inside. This started to become some sort of culture of it’s own. As always though, all good things must come to an end.  The city eventually banned people from drinking out on the sidewalks in front of the Distillery. But the cool atmosphere and fun crowds that come here never really changed.






Anyway, this is one of my, if not THE, favorite places to go here in Manila! It’s a great pub / bar where you can really just chill and have very affordable drinks with friends. I really enjoy the music they play too.






When In Manila, come to where it’s happy hour every hour! Have some good beer, great whiskeys, and all around affordable drinks! Come to The Distillery: purveyors of fine whiskies and other libations!



The Distillery Fort Bonifacio Global City

Unit 108, Forbeswood Heights Condominium, Forbes Town Center, Rizal Drive cor. Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City Taguig City, Philippines






The Distillery Jupiter Makati

Unit 1B Valdelcon Bldg. (across Buendia Car Exchange), Makati Philippines

Mon – Sat: 5:00 pm – 4:00 am

Sun: 5:00 pm – 1:00 am

Cellphone: 0906-577-9915  Landline 02-403-5293

e-mail – [email protected]



The Distillery Eastwood

Eastwood City Walk 1 , Eastwood CIty, Libis, Quezon City, Philippines


Mon – Tues: 12:00 pm – 4:00 am

Wed – Sun: 8:00 am – 4:00 am






The Distillery








The Distillery: Best Pub / Chill Bar in Manila


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