The Brewery at The Palace: Great Food, Drinks and Live Entertainment (Uptown Fort Bonifacio Global City)

September 1, 2015 Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines

A month ago, I learned about Uptown Fort Bonifacio from a PSP Vita playmate.   Since then, I've been wanting to check out this latest dining district in Bonifacio Global City.  Last week, I finally got to try The Brewery at The Palace.  

the brewery at the palace
It is a two-storey establishment with a big huge wooden grand door entrance that will easily catch your attention if you're coming from the Uptown Fort Bonifacio parking area.  

the brewery at the palace
It boast of a huge seating capacity which makes it an ideal hang out or meeting place.  The first floor has cozy lofts, wooden tables matched with steel chairs and one of the longest bars you'll find in the Metro. 

the brewery at the palace
What I like is their second floor where they showcase the whole brewery process.  I have to admit, I'm not a craft beer aficionado so seeing the big tanks known as the brewing kettle and pipes was a first time experience for me.  According to the menu, they always serve fresh beer made from the finest selection of ingredients (malts, hops and yeast).  And, they do all the brewing process from the mashing of the grains, hops and water to make worl.   Then, they ferment it by adding yeast.  Finally, the beer is conditioned matured and aged.

the brewery at the palace
There's also a stage where live bands play on some nights.  And, there's a smaller bar and an al fresco area here too.  Rico Blanco is one of the men behind The Brewery so you can expect awesome live entertainment here.

the brewery at the palace
I find the walls with drawing interesting.  It's also cool that they have charging stations.   

Food
With the award-winning corporate chef, Carlo Miguel at its helm, The Brewery also specializes in serving great pub grubs.   In fact, The Brewery is open for lunch at 11 am until 2 am serving meals around the clock.

the brewery at the palace
Welcome Bread
The Welcome Bread is complimentary served to every diner.  It is their specially-made wheat bread served warm and topped with parsley and mint and drizzled with olive oil.  It's rough and floury consistency reminds me of the buckwheat galettes.  But, this is thicker, more dense and chewy similar to their pizza dough.

Pub Grub
pulled chicken steak frites
Pulled Chicken Steak Frites (385 php)
The Pulled Chicken Steak Frites is a great pair for any beer.  The mash up of the grated 12 month aged parmesan, spiced pulled chicken, sliced Jalapeño peppers, steak cut fries glazed with beer cheese sauce and chiptotle aoili is superb. 

modern kilawin
♥  Modern Kilawin (320 php)
The Modern Kilawin is fresh tanigue fillets in pinakurat and coconut cream, onions, ginger, chili, bell peppers and chicharon and lemon foam.  The acidity from the vinegar and lemon foam wonderfully brings out the natural sweetness of the tanigue.  The creamy and mildly sweet coconut cream tones down the tanginess a bit.  And, the chicharon adds a pleasant crunch.

fishermans basket
The Fisherman's Basket (690 php)
The Fisherman's Basket (or shall I say wooden board hehe) is a wheat beer battered seafood feast: sole fish fillet, New Zealand mussels, Calamari, white shrimps and 3 pieces of soft shell crab.  It comes with steak cut fries, tomato salsa, caper aoili and sweet chili sauce.

Mains
modern sisilog
Modern Sisilog (320 php)
The Modern Sisilog is sensational!  Every crunchy sisig bit delivers an explosive savory goodness.  The 62 degree poached egg, calamansi foam and garlic fried rice are the perfect complements that will guarantee in making you want to finish this hefty plate.

Pizza
all meat pizza
All Meat Pizza (450 php)
The All Meat Pizza is a thin chewy crusted wheat pizza with a decadent layer of melted mozzarella and parmesan, pepperoni and onions.

Pasta
penne salchichon
♥ Penne Salchichon (350 php)
The Penne Salchichon is the most impressive pesto pasta that I have ever tried!  The penne is cooked al dente.  I really liked how well married the rich pesto cream and the penne are together.  The bountiful pork chunks, sausages and tomatoes made this dish a real winner amongst the rest for me. 

clam and mussel spaghetti
Clam and Mussel Spaghetti (480 php)
The Clam and Mussel Spaghetti is an wheat butter sauce based spaghetti dish loaded with mussels and clams.  It has a light garlic butter flavor.  It's best to eat this upon serving so the wheat butter sauce doesn't dry up.

Artisinal Ice Cream

double chocolate sandwich
Double Chocolate Sandwich (80 php + 20 php)
My relationship with ice cream is a never-ending  sweet love affair.  So how can I resist being beatified by beer-infused ice cream?  You can have your ice cream in scoop form or upgrade it into an ice cream sandwich by adding 20 php for the brioche bun.   We had the Double Chocolate Sandwich.  To our surprise, it comes with colorful mini mallows and chocolate sprinkles too.  It was rich in chocolatey goodness, deliciously creamy and has chocolate chunks too.

the brewery ice cream
Chocolate Hazelnut (80 php) and Lager Peanut Butter (80 php)
My companions loved the Chocolate Hazelnut greatly.  I have to agree that having peanut butter in a cool and creamy form is impressive.  The Chocolate Hazelnut was a milder and tamed version of the Double Chocolate with a hint of hazelnut. 

Dessert 
brewers cheesecake
Brewer's Cheesecake (280 php)
The Brewer's Cheesecake is an interesting one because it is infused with beer and cappuccinoUpon trying it, the classic Italian dessert Tiramisu came to my mind.  Perhaps, this was inspired by that.  It's not as heavy and dense as usual cheesecakesIt has it's own defining character which I liked.  It's crumby crust was evidently drench  in bitter sweet coffee. 

Drinks


Draft Beers
craft beers
Pilsner 330ml (180 php), IPA 330ml (220 php), Wheat Beer 330ml (200 php) and Stout 330ml (210 php)
The Pilsner is a Czech style light lager with a smooth finish and a 4.3% alcohol content..  The IPA, or India Pale Ale is a manly option with a strong maltiness and bitterness as it has more hops and 5% alcohol content The Wheat Beer delivers a refreshing fruity note although it holds 4.5% alcoholThe Stout has a hint of coffee flavor and just the right kick with 4.7% alcohol contentThey say that once you try crafted beers, there's no going back to the common commercialized beer. Try these and test it out for yourself.

Beer Cocktails
summer hoedown beer cocktail
Summer Hoedown (250 php)
I think we ladies will find their Beer Cocktails quite interesting.  The Summer Hoedown is watermelon and lemonade with pilsner beer.

Coffee

cappucino
Cappucino Hot (110 php)

Beverages
the brewery
Brewery Iced Tea (110 php)
Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
The Brewery is definitely a one-stop destination for great beers, awesome food in sharing portions and  live entertainment.  In terms of food, they go beyond the usual bar chows.  I have just tried one of their many main dishes.  I'll definitely try more next time. 


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The Brewery at The Palace
Business Address The Palace, 9th Avenue Corner 36th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 11am-3am
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 500-1,500
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (0917) 638-3339
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