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Spotlight Peninsula Manila’s 'The Bar' Recognised As One Of The World’s Best Hotel Bars

Peninsula Manila’s 'The Bar' Recognised As One Of The World’s Best Hotel Bars

Peninsula Manila’s 'The Bar' Recognised As One Of The World’s Best Hotel Bars
By Syrah Vivien Inocencio
By Syrah Vivien Inocencio
October 21, 2019
One of the best hotel bars in the world is in Manila!

The Bar at Peninsula Manila bagged a spot in the 2019 Forbes Travel Guide’s list of the 44 best hotel bars in the world.

The only bar in the Philippines to have earned the accolade, Forbes praised The Bar and its checkered floors and wooden walls that glean inspiration from an old Cuban cigar factory. Its interior resembles a cosy living room where guests can sit back and relax with a good cigar and exquisite drinks.

Vintage artefacts from worldly travels, as well as vintage black and white photography cover the walls. The dim lighting emits a relaxing and soothing sense perfect for lounging after a busy day of work.

Photo: Courtesy of The Peninsula Manila
Photo: Courtesy of The Peninsula Manila

Their pica-pica (finger food) like pork sisig croquetas (fried balls of crispy pork and béchamel and crispy pork) and Sriracha butter duck wings were also mentioned. Forbes also suggested the bar’s Batangas Old Fashioned, “which swaps in Maker’s Mark infused with Kapeng Barako.”

The Bar's Batangas Old Fashioned
The Bar's Batangas Old Fashioned

To come up with the list, Forbes has sent “inspectors”, who stay at different hotels across the globe anonymously and assess them based on the 900 standards for the guide’s annual star ratings.

In 2018, The Bar was also included in Philippine Tatler’s list of The Philippine’s Best Bars and Lounges. Tatler’s suggests the must-try drink Martinez, an aromatic and citrusy concoction of Tanqueray No. 10, Maraschino Cherrie, Martini Rosso, and Angostura bitters.

The Bar's Beast of Burden
The Bar's Beast of Burden
The Bar's Negroni
The Bar's Negroni

The Bar at Peninsula Manila is located at the corner of Ayala and Makati Avenue in Makati City. For inquiries, contact +632.8887.2888.

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