On the Ground Floor of I’M Hotel in Poblacion, Makati City is Hops and Brews. It’s the kind of place where they offers great drinks in a chill atmosphere. Besides all your favorite beer on tap, they offer specialty coffees based on single origin beans and classic cocktails.
First up, their Longga Nachos (PHP 250) are chock-full of everything great about nachos–and more!
The 5 Cheese Flatbread (PHP 320) is every cheese lover’s favorite snack. It’s made with Mozzarella, cheddar, feta, kefalotyri and parmigiano cheeses with a touch of garlic baked on top of house-leavened dough. Simply addictive!
The Shrimp and Fish Tempura (PHP 425) is probably the crunchiest dish I’ve ever had. Literally everything on this dish is crunchy, even the deep fried fan of noodles! Aside from the massive crunch level, the shrimp and fish are both big and meaty.
The Hainanese Fried Chicken (PHP 485) is deliciously crunchy Singaporean style fried chicken served with ginger fried rice with a thoughtful selection of sweet, spicy, and ginger sauce.
Reminiscent of comfort food during my college days, this Mac & Cheese (PHP 365) turns everything up to eleven with huge rigatoni smothered with a mix of cheddar, mozzarella, parmesan and kefalotyri (Greek cheese made of goat/sheep milk) cream sauce, and applewood smoked bacon.
The Sardinas Aglio Olio (PHP 355) is simple, yet surprisingly delivers complex texture and taste. It’s easily one of the go-to dishes you should try at Hops and Brews.
For drinks, we were served Virgin Madras, a sour cloudy blend that makes for a great pick-me-up the morning after.
Dessert was a real treat for us that day for we were blessed with Pilmico‘s signature cakes. Our favorite of the three is the Pastillas De Leche Cheesecake. The pastillas balls on top of the cake complemented the shimmering, moist, mild caramel layers.
Their Blackout Cake is extremely moist and stays that way for a long while after serving.
The Strawberry Creme looks sweet and inviting. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to try it.
Location: Ground Floor, I’M Hotel, Makati Corner Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Operating Hours: 10 Am to 2 AM Daily
Contact Number: (+63 2) 755-7888