Day drinking is a fine art extolled by Beyonce, and well, Style Bible. Think of the happiest hour you've ever had in Boracay, shake off the sand and the constant clench of your belly, and you've got absolutely the best thing to do on a weekend/holiday/when you're calling in sick. Might we suggest these 5 places - where, if you time it just right, you'll find some stars to gaze upon. Yes, in the daytime.
1. THE BOWERY
G/F Rizal Dr. corner 29th street, Rizal Dr, Taguig, Metro Manila
Opens at: 7:00 AM
Liz Uy snapped this pic of the New York-themed establishment, where you'll find yummy cocktails with a generous pour (see the price list here). Sip it as you look out the wrought-iron-and-glass windows.
2. EDSA BEVERAGE DESIGN GROUP
Clmc Building, 209, Edsa, Barangay Wack Wack, Mandaluyong, 1550 Metro Manila
Opens at: 8:00 AM
Hipster beers make for great IG posts in an industrial loft setting. Georgina Wilson drops by sometimes for coffee, and it's a location for many photo shoots.
3. PALACE POOL CLUB
9th Ave cor 36th Street, Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila
Opens at: 11:00 AM
Come on down if you want your drinks to turn on you. Served Tiki-style in bamboo glasses, they are best enjoyed within ogling distance of the beautiful people who come for Raymond Gutierrez' party on Sunday afternoons. Among them: Anne Curtis, Erwan Heussaff, Martine Cajucom and Jess Wilson.
4. PLANET GRAPES
North Wing, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Edsa cor. Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City
Opens at: 11:00 AM
The laidback Other of Wine Story, it's got a vino-dispensing vendo and bottles to share with besties. Kathryn Bernardo's been spotted here with her BFF.
5. RUBY JACK'S STEAKHOUSE AND BAR
UG/F City of Dreams Manila, Aseana Avenue, Paranaque
Opens at: 11:30 AM
Vampires who crave the darkness of a speakeasy can rest easy with the classic martinis in this steakhouse bar. Their selections command a pretty penny and are meant to be nursed. Be cool in the presence of high-rollers.
Unit L-120, EStancia, Capitol Commons, Pasig
Opens at: 10:00 A.M.
Radio personality and the president's ex Grace Lee part owns this modern Korean joint that sparkles with utterly drinkable soju cocktails. We love the one dusted with cinnamon, and the other one rimmed with Pop rocks. More please!