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LAB BAR BUFFET: ‘Overflowing with draft beers, cocktails, sodas, juices, iced teas’

MANILA, Philippines—Feeling like a zombie after a hard day’s work and not feeling any better while zoning out in front of the television at home? Sometimes, real relaxation can be found somewhere else, outside your comfort zone.

A gastropub located at the quiet side of San Miguel by the Bay at Oceana Culinary Complex Building near the Mall of Asia in Pasay City may just be the ideal place you’re looking for, for after-work relaxation. The recently opened Lab Gastropub is precisely for people seeking the perfect combo of good food, fresh beer and cocktails, and a comfortable place to sit back and relax.

“This is the perfect place to go to after work where you can eat and drink with you friends,” Marx Cyrus Cruz, group marketing manager of Cravings said, citing the stunning view of Manila Bay sunset, which you can enjoy through the bar’s glass walls while sipping your favorite beverage mix, as a bonus.

Unlike traditional British gastropubs, Lab’s interior design takes on a modern look, but its food still conforms to how gastropub grub was served in the late 20th century.

“All our main courses are inclusive of bar buffet,” Cruz said, referring to the Western dishes that they serve with a Filipino twist.

The bar buffet, he said, is “overflowing with draft beers (local and imported), cocktails, sodas, juices and iced tea.” As to food, Cruz, a self-confessed “burger guy,” recommends the quarter-pound pure beef patty Lab burger and Lab’s home-made Adobo Bangers.

During Lab’s recent soft launch, Cruz said customers’ stay at Lab Gastropub will be more memorable with its theme-inspired evenings.

Tuesday will be tastier for burger lovers on Tasty Tuesday where customers get to customize their own burgers according to their taste for as low as P400. A mid-week treat on Wednesday is dedicated to all hoteliers out there, and the weekend is themed Pretty-Fly Friday, for airline crew members.

“Whether it’s just for events, parties or gatherings, it’s a way for us to just give back to them (diners) that’s why we give them a special open bar,” Cruz said, stressing, though, that the bar is still open to everybody.

There are other bars along the bayside area, but Lab has that cool ambience, not just from the outside, but also inside. “Pag pumunta ka sa ibang lugar parang pagod na pagod ka (If you go to other establishments, you feel even more tired),” Cruz said. Other bars, he further said, play very loud music to the point that you have to raise your voice just to be heard, and are overcrowded.

“Sasadyain mo itong place na ito kasi wala ka talagang mae-experience na ganito sa iba (You will really choose this place because we offer a unique experience that others don’t). Our music is conducive to conversation with friends or partners, to really catch up with each other,” Cruz said.

For more information, visit and like Lab Gastropub’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LabGastropubOceana.


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Tags: Entertainment , gastropub , Lab Gastropub , Lifestyle , Relaxation

  • Cal_Reznick

    Mall of Asia is so far!! Plus that area at the bay is boring and a ghost town at night.

    • kismaytami

      Plus Manila Bay stinks.

      • Cal_Reznick

        True! Hope the government and the Administration fixes that.

  • kishbuff

    pang-mayaman!

  • http://www.pulisnapogi.blogspot.com/ Pulis Na Pogi

    di halata na naghihirap ang pinas nu?



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