After long days at work, sometimes a drink—or two, honestly—can be just as rewarding as that first cup of coffee in the morning. Most days though, you need an alternative your usual, go-to beer and a great local craft beer is the way to go, and Craft Cafébar is where you’ll find it.
Since opening its doors in October 2015, Craft continues to be a hot destination for nights out. “Elton [Tio] and I decided to open a place that has a little of everything,” says co-founder Christian Buhisan. “If you wanted to have coffee, you could have coffee. You can order food by Greek Taverna, and maybe have a few drinks before you go clubbing—but it turned into a place where people decide to stay and enjoy all night.”
While the usual Red Horse and San Miguel beers are obvious Filipino favorites, Craft brings so much more to the table. Its selection of craft beer and other liquors are impressive, so there’s something for everyone.
Among their selection are the Cebruery craft beers, rapidly becoming the city’s favorite drinks. Priding themselves on the impressive innovation of mixing common and non-traditional ingredients, their craft beers promise a new kind of experience for your taste buds. “My personal favorite is the Guimaras Gose—it’s a refreshing sour beer,” Christian shares.
For cocktail lovers, Craft suggests the Amaretto Sour and Sangria, which is exclusively served on Wine Down Wednesday.
Wednesdays aren’t the only nights that get busy at Craft—the bar hosts different activities throughout the week. Tuesday is Slogos Night, where guests get to stretch their brain muscles answering challenging trivia questions, and as a relaxing start to the imminent weekend, Thurday Night Live is when the acoustics echo in the bar, a break from the usual electronic and house music. Beer pong is a favorite activity any night of the week—besides drinking, that is.
During the day, Craft mellows down to offer customers freshly brewed coffee and blended frappuccinos while enjoying the lounge atmosphere, or the refreshing al fresco seats.
It goes to show that, day or night, there’s something to enjoy here. Offering both a relaxing atmosphere or an upbeat crowd, Craft Cafébar is the ultimate hangout spot you need any time of the day, every day.
- Banilad Town Center
- tel:+63 915 107 9300
- Craft Cafebar