Manila has its fair share of happy hour places and my favorite in Bonifacio Global city is Murray & D’Vine at Serendra: You get nice cocktails, good bar food and friendly service at reasonable prices with some of the best people watching in BGC!
Murray & D’Vine is a small bar at the end of BGC High Street in the Serendra complex near Market Market. It is a very busy pedestrian area with lots of restaurants and a constant stream of people walking by. That makes it my favorite place for a drink and a snack when out solo – because it always feels lively!
There is outdoor seating as well as indoor at the bar, some of it is communal, making it easy to find a spot. Even the outdoor seating is under a roof, so you can enjoy it all year long, regardless of the weather.
The menu has all kinds of beer and cocktail and I like their happy hour before 7pm with reasonable drink prices and specials. The food menu is fairly short, focusing on bar food staples like burgers, ribs or pizza. The burgers come in different choices as well as as small sliders to share. You can combine them with regular or curly fries with different sauces and spices for a little variety. And you know you are at a bar, when even the flatbread (aka pizza) comes with shoestring fries on top!
This might not be the healthiest of menus, but it’s tasty and makes for a guilty pleasure every once in awhile. The staff is friendly, quick to take your orders and serve your food and drinks and always attentive to make sure you are not without food or drink!
So, if you want to avoid a boring hotel bar or just want to watch the hustle and bustle that is Manila from a safe and comfy spot, check out Murray & D’Vine at Serendra!