What better way to celebrate Philippines’ 120th Independence Day than by having a street party, a night of good live music and great food, and a toast to our forefathers; fight for our Independence. As we commemorated Independence Day, Z Hostel hosted an epic event called “Repoblacion ng Pilipinas: An Independence Day Party”.
Rain or shine, the party didn’t stop. The Z Street in Poblacion, Makati once again proved that this once-dark street is now the busiest street in Makati showcasing different restaurants, bars, and hostels.
In partnership with generous sponsors, Z Hostel showered the night with fun and exciting performances that were very Filipino. The streets were thrilled as OPM artists, different types of street entertainment, a parade of heroes, cultural dances, and chefs brought the night to life. T’was truly an epic night!
The street entertainment started at 9PM with the parade of heroes, the Philippine National Anthem, and the reenactment of what occurred during the proclamation of our Independence led by Jeffrey “Epy” Quizon.
Cultural dances such as Maglalatik and Tinikling were performed by the Marikina Dance Guild.
The celebration took place at three main locations under the Z Group: Z hostel, The Apartment, and The Ruins along with their partners Pura Vida, Polilya, Agimat, Alamat, The Smokeyard and the rest of the establishments along Z street.
Z Hostel is not your typical hostel as it houses a roof deck where party goers, celebrities and tourists can go. During the event, there were free cocktails, as well. You could choose from rum, vodka and the “whatever” (a mixture of four different alcohols). The performers of the night were Marvin Cruz, Bad Boy Jeff, and Mick Martinez.
The Apartment is literally an apartment that has been converted into a bar (it’s open every Wednesday to Saturday nights). If you’re the type of person who loves house parties, then this is the right place for you. The performers were Groove DJs, Mano Dario, Jason Soong, Coox, Abdel Aziz, John Monreal, Bombi Balquedria, Marie Garcia, and Arnel Genterone.
Z Hostel and associates have it all! From a cool hostel with a roof deck, an apartment converted into a bar, and a bar with artsy stuff called The Ruins. This place is perfect for those who are into art as it houses local and international paintings made by various artists headed by Henri Lamy. Be amazed and enjoy a fun conversation with this French artist when you visit and discover the paintings that he created while doing capoeira.
12 of the Philippines’ Best Chefs fed us that night with their Filipino food and delicacies. Some of them are the chefs from Fyre Rooftop Lounge headed by Chef Mikel Zaguirre. Performances during the night were from Hoochie Coochie Mickie (on the below photo), Lucy Dee, Kjwan, and Razorback ft. Nicole Asensio.
The 12 Chefs of 12 Street Dishes for the night were Kalel Ervin Demetro (Alamat ng Agimat – Mahiwagang Samalamig), Nino Laus (Bibinka and Sisig Corn Dog), Justin Yenko (“Fiery Kiniing-Chori Sliders” Native Black Pig, Kiniing, Charcoal Bun, 3 Chilis), Patrick Go (Loaded Tusok Tusok), Mikel Zaguirre (Lumpiang Sinigang), Francis Lim, Kalel Chan (Dry Papaitan Soft Taco), JP Anglo (Bistek Sandwich with Spicy Crispy Cheese), Ed Bugia (Chicken crossing the road), Mikko Aspiras (Dirty Ice cream with Fish sauce Cotton candy), Dedet de la Fuentes (Sosy na Inihaw na Mais). and Jason Go (Fried Coconut Milk Gelato with Suman Moron and Peanut Sesame Brittle).
Aside from the three main establishments under Z group, nearby establishments also took part and joined the party. The performers from Agimat and Alamat were Raymund Marasigan, WSK, Crwn, Marcus and Badkiss, and The Diegos.
This fun-filled event lasted until 3 in the morning. It was definitely the biggest and most entertaining street party in Poblacion. Watch out for Z Hostel’s next big event as they are planning to do it outside the metro. Congratulations to Z hostel for organizing such an amazing event!
5660 Don Pedro St. Brgy. Poblacion, Makati