Polilya is not your ordinary bar. Located in Poblacion, Makati City, it’s the home of Engkanto Brewery, owned by Ian Paradies. Once you get past its doors, you’ll be sucked into a magical and enchanting taproom that weirdly makes you feel at home with its comfy seats and purple neon lighting.
Polilya means “moth” in Tagalog. In cultures across the world, it’s usually a symbol of the afterlife, or an otherworldly dimension. After visiting this bar, we could say that it definitely gave us an out of this world experience with their delicious drinks and beer-infused food!
For drinks, their Engkanto Lager (PHP 140-200) is very light and smooth with a touch of citrus flavor. It’s one of the best local beers out there! The first thing you’ll notice about their cocktail, Goldfinger (PHP 360), is the environmentally friendly bamboo straw which is a nice touch to this drink made with turmeric infused vodka, pressed ginger syrup, fresh lime, ginger beer and topped with double IPA dalandan foam. Lastly, their Nina Margarita (PHP 335) is definitely delicious. It’s a combination of Jose Cuervo Tradicional, citrus blend, beer agave and tamarind which packs a punch.
Pair up these drinks with their beer-infused food, which they call “Beer Chow”. Polilya’s Ultimate Nachos (PHP 285) is generously made with layers of corn tortilla chips, Pico de Gallo salsa, red beans, jalapeno rings, grated cheddar, meat sauce and sour cream. It was a mountain of goodness! The Polilya Cheeseburger (PHP 390), which was made with their House Burger mixed with Spanish chorizo, red pepper-cheese spread, and house cut potato crisps. It’s juicy and perfect with beer! Also, don’t miss out on Polilya’s Chips and Dip (PHP 160) which you can get for free when you book at any ZEN Rooms in Makati City!
Polilya will surely cast a spell on you, making you want to go back!
Address: 5658 Jacobo Street, Corner Don Pedro, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila
Phone Number: 0917 500 1730
Open from 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. (Monday to Friday) and 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. (Saturday)