Draft Gastropub – For the Love of Food and Beer

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There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” Says George Bernard Shaw.

Now, beer is sometimes considered food in some regions and by beer fanatics all around the world. And what better way to merge both loves than by creating a gastropub, like Draft Gastropub in Fort Bonifacio.

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Now there are already a few respectable pubs and gastrolounges around the Metro Manila, but so far none seem to celebrate it in such size and prominent fashion as Draft Gastropub. It does limit its selections to European brands of beer, but at least it limits it to the region that has some of the best beers in the world :D

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It does feel like the man’s place, with the black walls, dark wooden accents and larger than life bar mirrors. But it is a great place to also bring the family for good food.

And good beer and food pairing :D

Have a seat in the bar or one of the many set chairs and tables. Glance at your placemat and you will see the food selection.  Then look up at the walls of the place and you will see all the beers lined up, tempting you to have a bottle or two with your order.

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So where to begin in this gastronomically charged pairing journey? There is a separate menu for the beers that they carry. Just get from one  to pair with your food, or take a look into their Draft Beer Sampler Tray (PHP 300.00 as of the visit last year).

The Draft Beer Sampler Tray comes with tasting glasses of their three beers on tap (or draft if you prefer to call it as such) and a bite of three of their appetizers.

During this visit, the three beers on tap were Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, and Becks, accompanied by croquettes, fish and chips, and baked mussel.

En Route have been fans of Hoegaarden ever since, with its slight fruity/wheaty taste , hint of bananas and clean finish. The Fish and Chips here are worth getting.

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The items are on the pricey side, but the servings are good for two to three persons. Oh, and remember, you are not here to gorge on food without savoring the flavors. It is a gastropub. Let the taste linger in your mouth and pace yourself after each and every bite. To make it easy, start off with some garden salad (PHP180.00), a bit of their chowder soup (PHP220.00), and mashed potatoes (PHP 150.00).

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From here, go whatever direction you wish. Wish for something light? Get a Pappardelle pasta (PHP 390.00). While light, it still packs a good meaty bolognese taste complemented by parmesan shavings. For heavy eaters, the crispy pork knuckle (PHP 620.00) will be a challenge. Either way, go at this as a group.

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And then go get more beer :D

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Draft Gastropub also has some sandwiches. Worth noting here are their burgers (Starts at PHP 320.00) There is a crispy fish burger, there is the half pound burger, there is a bleu cheese burger, and there is also the fully loaded burger.

Pictured above the half-pound one (PHP 320.00). Looks like a sloppy joe, feels like one when you eat it. All that meat sauce goodness oozing out.

Do you demand more meat? Get the Steak and Frites (PHP 1,280.00). Grilled U.S. ribeye cooked to your doneness, with a side of fries and peppercorn sauce.

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This was a gastronomic road full of twists and turns thanks to an unbelievable set of permutations with food and beer pairing. Every visit to Draft Gastropub is a well trodded journey.

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For other Beer places and Pubs in Manila, check this link out. It will be growing very soon :D

For everything Fort Bonifacio (Not just necessarily food) check this collection

En Route Draft Gastropub European Beers and Cuisine The Fort Strip Bonifacio Global City Taguig Philippines-3936Draft Gastropub is located at the Fort Strip, Bonifacio Global City, taguig, Philippines

Tel. Nos. +63906-248-1214.

Business Hours: 

Mon – Sat:11:00 am-2:30 am

Sun:11:00 am-12:15 am

Check out their Facebook Page here.

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17 comments

  1. michy says:

    I therefore rename Draft Gastropub: Ray’s Heaven. :) I’m kinda intrigued with mashed potatoes. I seldom encounter restos with good-tasting mashed potatoes. The steak looks juicy! :)

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  2. Would love to try the burger! ;)

  3. Sumi says:

    I haven’t been to Draft Gastropub yet, but I’ve heard a lot of good things about it already. Sayang there’s a deal for this a few weeks ago.. >.<

  4. Aileen says:

    My bosses back at work LOVE going to this place. They invited me once but silly ol’ me said no because the thought of liquor scared me when it was still a Monday that time. Haha! Next time, I’d definitely say yes.

    • lynne says:

      Well, we don’t really pick what day of the week to drink. There are rare occasions when we realize we have really early meetings the next day…although sometimes we still push it. Hehe. A little actually won’t hurt. We taste for the flavors of the drinks also, not necessarily the alcohol content.

    • rftreyes says:

      Remember, in some cultures, beer is considered food :) A glass should not be that bad, unless your alcohol tolerance is low. In which case, you should go more often to build it up :D

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  7. Gerard says:

    Can’t find your contact no./s. would like to reserve for tonight, for 7people, 6:30-6:45pm
    My no. Is 218-3814. Thanks

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