Being in a tropical country, you’d be forgiven for craving the occasional sangria. Originating from Spain, it is made from wine and fruit, among other things.
So, if you’re on the lookout for some trendy spots to get your sangria fix, here’s a list of places where you can enjoy a fruity glass (or a pitcher, perhaps?) of sangria with some equally delicious food.
You can count on Barcino, a no-frills restaurant with a wide selection of wine, to serve its eclectic mix of clientele when it rolls around to happy hour. This laid back resto-bar with branches all across Metro Manila serves not only their signature Barcino red or white wine sangrias, but also a variety of Spanish wines, with authentic Spanish mains to accompany them. Its relaxed interior design and classy ambience make Barcino the place to go to when you’re looking for somewhere to unwind after work.
You definitely won’t sacrifice quantity over quality with Refinery’s famous unli-wine and unli-sangria deals. Along with its array of bottomless alcoholic beverages from 7pm to 11pm, Refinery also boasts a menu full of indulgent main courses, including their all-day breakfasts. If it seems excessively hot and you want something a little extra to cool you off, Refinery also boasts a special frozen sangria perfect for summer nights.
Looking for a fun, upbeat place to let loose? Tomatito is an 80’s inspired tapas bar with bright, neon interiors, with an equally zesty, exciting array of innovative Spanish tapas in its menu selection. Of course, they also serve red and white wine sangria, along with some other contemporary Spanish wines you and your friends might be interested in.
Homey, clean interiors coupled with authentic Spanish tapas and a charcuterie selection are what keeps regulars coming back to Las Flores. If you’re looking for non-meat dishes as well, Las Flores has an extensive vegetarian menu for hearty but meatless options. With branches in BGC and the Podium Mall in Ortigas, it’s perfect if you’re looking for a place that serves Spanish cuisine but has an extensive menu that can satisfy any palate or food preference. Of course, Las Flores also serves signature sangria concoctions, offering white or red wine sangrias, and their very own invention, the Rose Sangria — a flowery, refreshing mix of a wine-based cocktail gently shaken with their secret Spanish flair.
Las Flores has branches in BGC and the Podium mall in Ortigas. For any further inquiries, you can call them via landline at (02)522-2815 or (02)940-5142, or through mobile at 0916-619-3365 or 0915-654-5231. Feel free to also drop them a message via their Facebook or their Instagram page.
The Wholesome Table
If you’re looking to have a healthy and organically-sourced nightcap in a comfy, rustic atmosphere, then The Wholesome Table is for you. With an array of hearty but healthy appetizers and mains to choose from, you can also get your alcohol fix with the Blueberry Sangria, or even its non-alcoholic counterpart. With branches throughout Makati, BGC, and Alabang, you’re sure to get a good dose of sumptuous organic food paired with a fun and delicious alcoholic buzz.
Catch a drink in The Wholesome Table at their branches in BGC, Salcedo, Powerplant Mall, Alabang Town Center, and Greenbelt. For other information, feel free to drop them a message through their Instagram page.
For more ideas on your next insta-worthy dining experience, check out the Daydreaming in Paradise food section.
If there’s one thing Jonah De Jesus loves, it’s food. He practically grew up in the kitchen, following his mom around as she put together delicious dishes (although he was sometimes more of a hindrance than a help). Although he eventually ended up taking a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, that love for all things gastronomical followed him well into his adulthood.
When he’s not watching reruns of Parts Unknown or trying to imitate Gordon Ramsay in the kitchen, Jonah spends most of his time scouring Manila for all the newest and best places to eat.