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This IG-Worthy Bar Is Perfect for Your Next Weekend Night Out in Poblacion

Their Filipino-inspired cocktails are a must-try!
This IG-Worthy Bar Is Perfect for Your Next Weekend Night Out in Poblacion
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Their Filipino-inspired cocktails are a must-try!

After two painfully long years of endless community quarantines, several local establishments are slowly reopening to make way for the vibrant nightlife’s much-awaited comeback!

One of the crowd-favorite establishments slowly getting back on its feet is Polilya, a.k.a. the OG hangout spot for cocktail-lovers in Metro Manila!

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Established in 2017, Polilya had to close its original branch due to the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020. Just recently, however, the bar has finally reopened in a brand new location at 5767 Ebro Street in Poblacion, just a few steps away from their OG branch.

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Despite the relocation, this well-loved pub stayed true to its core, as they still used their all-too-familiar neon lights and the iconic “have you figured out what you want yet?” sign from the old Polilya.

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The revamped location might have veered away from the previous bar’s tropical theme, but it has now incorporated metallic elements to achieve an industrial and “kanto-cool” design. Its interiors are decorated with touches of silver, moody lighting, and an impeccable collection of paintings that are perfect for your IG-worthy backdrop!

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Polilya has Filipino-inspired cocktails, too! You have to try their Boozy Barney drink for only P325—made with vodka, pandan syrup, lemon juice, and its key ingredient, ube cream (you heard that right!).

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Of course, it wouldn’t be a great night-out without equally appetizing food. Polilya has a roster of delectable dishes on its menu that levels up the regular Filipino pulutan. “[Our idea] is bringing Filipino food into something that’s more ‘street’,” says Luis de Terry, Polilya’s head of operations and culinary development.

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Their menu includes the mouthwatering Maple-Chipotle Fire-Roasted Cob (P85) and the crowd-favorite Ultimate Nachos (P325), which has grated cheddar, avocado, pico de gallo salsa, and sour cream.

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You can visit Polilya at 5767 Ebro Street in Poblacion, Makati. They're open from Mondays through Saturdays.

This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.

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* Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.

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