181 R&B: The Perfect Place to Chill in Baguio City
I’ve been staying in Manila for quite a while due to the production of my prank show. So I decided to visit my folks in Baguio, get away from the chaos of Manila, and breathe some fresh air. When I got there, all of my friends were inviting me to chill out at this place, so even though I have a busy schedule, I decided to check the place out.
181 Restaurant and Bar, or 181 R&B, is located at #45 Northdrive st. Engineer’s Hill, Baguio City. The place itself has “relax” written all over it.
The owners graduated in UP Fine Arts, so the walls have soothing artworks on them. The architecture and the decoration of the place is very well-structured and brings out a happy kind of energy.
The bar has class labelled on it. It’s manned by very skilled baristas to satisfy your spiritual needs.
These were the fireworks of SM Baguio on the night of Baguio Day’s celebration as seen on the balcony of 181 R&B.
Its location is near Session road, but is still hidden from the noise and rumble of the business district.
According to the owners, they designed 181 R&B to be their personal chill-out place. However, instead of using it for their mere personal use, why not share the fun with the people of Baguio?
Now, to the fun part, their bestsellers:
Vietnamese Spring Rolls – It has ground pork with other vegetables inside and complements the sauce well. Highly recommended appetiser!
Cream of Clam – Very mouthwatering, creamy taste that goes well with the clam. A 100% must-try!
Cream Dory – It’s smooth, soft, and fresh.
The creamy sauce goes well with the perfectly cooked prawns and follows the slightest chilli kick that will make you say “Pengeng Kanin” involuntarily. This is a must0try when you go to 181 R&B.
Mediterranean Salad – Fresh vegetables with tuna and egg. If you’re a salad geek, you should try this one. The vegetables are really good.
Mushroom Burger – The ground beef patty will make you beg for the recipe. It’s juicy, tender, and very heavy on the tummy. A 100% must-try.
Baby Back Ribs
Perfectly cooked ribs with a very complementing sauce. The meat is very tender, breaks with the slightest touch, and doesn’t give you a hard time chewing it.
181 R&B is very proud of their steaks. I asked for a medium rare sirloin cut, and they did not disappoint. The house blended gravy complements the steak very well. I am a “steak guy”, and I can say that their steaks are quite good. I recommend this one 100%!
If you’re here to chill, they have the perfect treat for you: smoothies! The strawberry one is good for people with a sweet tooth. If you want a more relaxed drink, try ordering the green tea smoothie; it will not disappoint.
Turon ala mode – Freshly-cooked turon on top of chocolate syrup with ice cream and a cherry on top. A very nice treat for your tummy.
After all of the treats and the happy vibes that they brought us, we were very pleased to present them with the When in Manila seal of approval. 181 R&B is a place you definitely must visit when you go to Baguio. Luscious treats for the tastebuds, a relaxing ambiance for a clear mind, and professional baristas to uplift your spirits. We will surely go back for more.
#45 Northdrive st. Engineer’s Hill, Baguio City