Aplaya: Tropical Bar in Alabang
"Aplaya" means seaside in local dialect. Thus, the theme is very tropical, with surfboards, white sand, shells and the like adorning the whole place. It is located at the new al fresco food wing of Filinivest Mall called Greens and Grills right outside the National bookstore. The food is typically "pinoy" but on the Visayan side, as the owner is Ilonggo. Food price ranges from P100 to about P300 for the crispy pata, good old San Miguel Beer is at P30 with a reverse happy hour from midnight to 5 a.m., good music, from OPM, Bossa Nova, Jazz, Chillout House, R&B and good old 80's music, nothing loud from Sunday to Thursday, with in-house DJs on Fridays and Saturdays.
A nice place to chillout because the market is not the rowdy type, people just mind their own business. Good personal service from the staff.
Mind you, the place gets full at around 6-7p.m., so get there early!
Dress Code: Typical Alabang dress code, shorts and flip-flops!
Sydney's Aussie Cafe & Resto: Aussie Bar frequented by Expats (now closed)
This place is now closed since 2011 unfortunately
popular with the expatriates but also for locals as this restobar offers assorted imported beers and alco pops besides the local brands.
Dress Code: smart casual
- Food and Dining
- Beer Tasting
- Wine Tasting