“We really had a dream to make craft beers because we enjoy it ourselves. We built the brewery in 2014 and we had our initial beers out in the market by 2015. Since then, we just wanted to have a place to serve our products and really complete that experience full circle.”
That’s what the Director of Sales and Marketing of Pedro Brewcrafters, Nadine Fanlo, said as she welcomed us during the soft opening of Pedro Tap House, her newest venture along with Jill Borja (Managing Director) and Jaime Fanlo (Head Brewer).
You might have heard of the famous Philippine craft beers of Pedro Brewcrafters, a brewery in San Pedro, Laguna that took the beer market by storm within just a few years of its operations. With its quirky designs and distinct taste, they’ve been a hit in various supermarkets and establishments and are being distributed nationwide. Now, they’re finally putting up a store of its own to serve their specialties fresh.
Nestled amongst the residential compound of Poblacion, Makati; Pedro Tap House may seem like just another home in the area. However, upon stepping in, a vintage-inspired bar will greet you. It has a monochrome palette, brick walls, and rustic murals that will draw you in and that make for an ideal setting for a casual nightcap.
It also has a spacious second floor with a living room setup if you prefer a cozier atmosphere, as well as a ledge for an airier feel.
All of the drinks are from the craft beers of Pedro Brewcrafters. You can order by bottles, but you can also try their cocktails and beers on tap. If you’re looking for a strong and almost bitter finish, order the Space Out Coffee Stout (Php185/10oz). On the other hand, if you want a fruitier and smoother beer, get the Orange Creamsicle Ale (Php185/10oz) and Endless Summer Wheat Ale (Php185/10oz). As for their cocktails, we loved the Pimm’s No. 1 Cup (Php350).
The Pedro Tap House experience wouldn’t be complete without pairing your drinks with their bar chow. The owners describe their menu as “a curated list of comfort food with a twist“. They have the Bar Junk (Php380), for example – a hot mess of sweet and salty. It is basically a sinful bucket of popcorn mixed with candied bacon, almonds, chilis, orange zest, and cashews.
If you’re feeling a bit peckish, their main dishes will do the trick. The 2-piece Southern Fried Chicken served with coleslaw and mashed potato (Php420) has extremely flavorful crispy breading and juicy meat. The mild sweetness of the coleslaw and the filling mashed potatoes complement the savory profile perfectly.
We highly recommend their Beer Sausages (Php390), too; it’s our favorite! It’s immaculately tender and just a pleasure to bite into. It has cheese inside and some mustard on the side for a more acidic oomph.
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Pedro Tap House is still on their soft opening, but there’s no need to wait. Experience the refreshing taste of Philippine craft beers and feast on mouth-watering bar chows now!
Pedro Tap House
5910 Matilde, Poblacion, Makati