Blind Pig

227 Salcedo St., Legazpi Village, Makati, Metro Manila

Blind Pig
4.4
4.5 Stars

48 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 29
  • 4 stars 13
  • 3 stars 3
  • 2 stars 3
  • 1 star 0
  • 51 Reviews
  • 250 Recommend
  • 48 Reviewers
Category:
Lounge
Phone
+639175492264

Payment Options

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Most Recent Reviews

Paolo S.
4.0 Stars

Love the concept and interiors of this speakeasy, and the fact that its hidden from the general public with only a small sign in braille to mark its location.

Once inside, you gotta be hush hush and abide by the bar norms (tone down voices, no flash photography, be calm, cool, and collected at all times, and savor the artistry put into each drink). I had the smokey old bastard... a drink served in a shaker with orange smoke inside... awesomeness!

I'd love to come back and try their food next time as i've heard quite the positive feedback about the bar chow too 9786

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Dominic D.
5.0 Stars

In today's time where going out equates to EDM, crowds of partygoers, and watered-down beer and alcohol, its great to have the option to slow down.

Like y'know, maybe actual conversations with your date. Or with friends. Like the old-times?

In a not-so-hidden part of Legazpi Village, you can experience the old-times at The Blind Pig.

The speakeasy hush-hush vibe to get away from it all. Check.
Great custom-made cocktails made by bartenders that try to know their guest. Check.
Vintage decor making you feel transported back to the Prohibition. Check.

No wonder everyone reminisces about the good 'ol days.

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Nicole S.
5.0 Stars

Perfect place for dates as it's really quiet. The cocktails tasted like pure shots but I'm not complaining, it's a bit pricey but overall great place for people who don't like clubs and prefer to talk the whole night.

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Jen L.
4.0 Stars

i ordered the smoky old bastard (php700) ramdam ko ang tama ng 10-year-old scotch nya haha (considering d ako mawisky na tao) but it really taste good :)

my friends ordered other cocktails, for the price of php370 each, malalasahan mo naman d xa nagtitipid sa mga materials :)

ang 'complain' ko lang is, secret bar xa na noisy kasi pa-square yung place, so feeling ko rinig ko whispers from other table :( tapos yungbar tender nila binabato bato lang mga gamit sa lababo after magmix ng drinks :(

try nyo once for a kakaibang experience :) fyi, nakatago xa hah, tanong tanong sa guard :)

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GGG X.
5.0 Stars

Good place to go with a girl.

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Haze R.
5.0 Stars

This speak easy bar is nondescript and chi chi. You wouldn't know that you're already in the place unless you knock on the door with a metallic braille (btw they don't accept walk-in) The concept is the prohibition era whe sale of alcohol is discreet thus you have to keep your voice on a low. The drinks are pricy and exquisite. For cocktails, this one tops the list coz of the genuineness of the taste.

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Karleen C.
4.0 Stars

Romantic place yet a bit over priced. They have a menu but it's good to ask for their special drink ;)

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Cross J.
5.0 Stars

I consider this place as one of the hidden treasures of Makati. It is a great hideout for those who would want to enjoy their drink with excellent customer service. Also, this pub has an interesting list of house rules. One of which is that you can't just simply walk-in. You should have a reservation before coming, and no, you can't bend that one even if you are a highly regarded person. So yeah, it is a must go if you're in the area 9786

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Viv L.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Meg L.
4.0 Stars

Chill and relax at a not-so-secret-anymore speakeasy bar. The concept and price may not be accommodating for everyone but if you (1) want an intimate experience, (2) want to relax or have a good time with friends, (3) love your alcohol or cocktails, (4) are willing to spend PhP400-PhP700 on a drink (worth it!), and (5) are obsessed with the 1920's Prohibition Era, then this is the place to be. Added bonus: discerning cocktail lovers will appreciate their special way of preparing ice - it's an art form they have mastered.

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Joshay S.
5.0 Stars

Wow! This place was a click. If your looking for a very nice drinks come visit this place. I knew it from a friend and this place was really amazing. Its a bit pricey but you wont regret to give a cents.

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Caroline C.
4.0 Stars

After dinner at Eacolta, our whole group hopped into our respective vehicles and made our way to The blind Pig. I was beyond excited to be going to a bar/lounge with a theme.

I was warned before hand that we would be having drinks in near darkness. And to use hush tones when talking. And to not use flash photography.

I don't drink so I was sipping water while everyone around me ordered their fancy drinks. I must say, I was impressed with the ice alone. There were spherical ice and drinks served in a smoking shaker. It blew my mind! This place really made me sad that I was allergic to alcohol. One more thing that blew my mind were the price of their drinks 128563 an alcoholic would lose a fortune at The Blind Pig 128514

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Alex O.
5.0 Stars

Back again in my secret hideout (which is not so secret anymore) to celebrate a triple birthday celebration with friends! This time had the mixologist prepare a special cocktail--gin with berry, orange juice and egg yolk!?! Didn't quite like the Goldrush the last time.

Blind Pig is Manila's most talked about "secret" speakeasy bar. No signage other than a braille sign on its door. Its only landmark is that it is located beside Stockton Place. Not your usual bar--it's dark, no loud music, no loud talking, no smoking and no mingling. Really just a place to chill out and talk without losing your voice. And I like that the bartenders are real mixologists (mine was a lady mixologist) and they can customize a drink for you, and remember everyone's drinks and names! If you are a discerning drinker, you will love it here!

Strictly reservations. Best is to let them text you once a table is free, and dine at Stockton Place first. No entrance to walk-ins. Prices are on the high side--drinks starts at around P400 to P700! Note: no beer here, only cocktails or virgin cocktails if you don't want alcohol. Truffle fries are also good to go with drinks, rather than the popcorn.

But best is the company you keep and the stories shared during the night! Cheers!

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Andrea S.
2.0 Stars

I used to love Blind Pig, but got a big shock on my last visit to learn that drinks now start at P700. Not going back.

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Benedict D.
4.0 Stars

My vodka smash! Woow!

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Vincent B.
2.0 Stars

Graaaaaabe... I didn't know such a place existed, 700 pesos for a GLASS, i repeat A SINGLE, LONESOME, GLASS of their limited line of cocktails. Their food forget about it! The place is also dark as hell. Its like having drinks inside a cave.

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Dominique B.
3.0 Stars

700 for one drink seems to be waay to pricey. I guess they increased price since the reviews i read said to be ready to shell out 300-500.

Service was good but the bathroom had tissues on the floor with an overflowing trash bin. Would have expected more based on the price of their drinks.

Oh and stay away from the booths if you're tall.

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Carlina Joyce L.
5.0 Stars

If you don't want to be seen, this place is the one to go. Their concept was awesome (which i won't elaborate so you still have the 'surprise' factor when you visit the place128521) Love the intimate ambiance of the bar. Good music. And the best part.. Delicious drinks!! 128077

Since i don't know what to order, i opted for the bartender's choice. This is where you'll give them what ingredients and alcohol you want and they'll surprise you with it. I decided to have chocolate and vodka. Then.. Viola! They made me Golden chocolate fizz 128525 mixed of honey, chocolate, soda, egg yolk and of course, vodka. I loved the taste!! 9786️ The price was quite pricey for a drink but still worth it 128076 and, i must say that they really know their liquor well 9786

Without doubt, will come back here if i need to unwind over a glass of alcohol. Haha!! 128513

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Rhea R.
5.0 Stars

As soon as I've read about this bar being featured on CNN Go, I asked my husband and a couple of our friends to check it out last night. Blame it on Fitzgerald or Nucky but I'm left fascinated with the 1920s era after a healthy dose of Prohibition-inspired Boardwalk Empire and The Great Gatsby.

And it did not disappoint. True to its Speakeasy form, the bar is tucked away in a nondescript building in Legazpi. The door was padlocked and we both knocked and rang the bell before we were quietly ushered into the dark room. Aside from the faint light coming from the bar, the entire place (and quite small at that) is minimally lit with only a handful of candles with Flapper music in the background.

Jenna, our bartender promptly asked what we were having that night. I'm big on bourbon and ginger ale so I asked for the Gold Rush (bourbon, honey and lemon) and before I could even voice my choice of bourbon, Jenna enumerated several labels which I've never heard of before. I meekly replied with "So no Maker's Mark huh?"

Needless to say, they take their alcohol seriously. Even the rum they served with my other friend's cocktail had to be from a South American country that I swear goes by a different name now. I mean, My extent of rum knowledge is between Tanduay and Bacardi 128517 At that point, I simply kept quiet about my limited wisdom on the matter and simply enjoyed my drink which was problematically good. Jack D will never bring me to the same level of experience after being introduced to Woodsomething Reserve 128554

Our husbands then asked for the "Bartender's Choice" for their second round of drinks. And this is how it goes, the bartender will ask about the drinker's mood and will create a concoction based on that response. Jenna must've been psychic as both men were very happy with what they got.

Drinks were not cheap but all the juices they used were well... juiced only after the order is made. Even the ice they use are freshly "mined" from this massive block of shimmering ice standing at the end of the bar. AND they only use liquor label names that seem to only exist in the Mythical Book of Spirits. We were thirsty coming from an hour traffic journey to find this place and I must say that the search and wait were definitely well worth it.

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Alex O.
5.0 Stars

Blind Pig is a pleasant discovery. Not particularly a bar person, but Blind Pig is, I think, going to change that. Love this place. Not noisy. Not smokey. Not crowded. A relaxed ambiance just to chill and talk. My kind of bar. Arguably Manila's best kept secret bar, although not for long for sure. (And I do feel bad writing about this place!)

Blind Pig is this new generation of "speakeasy bars". No signs. Discreet. Something you discover through word of mouth.

Outside is a dimly lit black wooden door of what looks like a private apartment. There is no name; just a braille sign beside the door, which, I suppose, means "Blind Pig" that is if you can read braille. The door is shut and locked. You press the buzzer. A waiter peeks, and asks for your reservation. No reservation probably will mean no entrance.

Inside is a small cozy retro style bar that is barely lit. The crowd was small, just enough to fill the tables. Faces were hardly recognizable from the dark. A place seemingly not to be seen, but just to chill or wallow in your sorrow. ;) No loud pop or rock music in this place, or any music of any kind for that matter. Just the soft sound of glasses clanking, jiggers being shaked, ice being crashed from the bar, and the hush hush chatter of patrons.

I like that you can actually talk here without shouting, and unlike smokey bars or "gas chambers," this bar is strictly no smoking.

The bartenders are pro and skilled, and calls you by first names. You can also order any cocktail you wish. For this particular night, I wasn't feeling too adventurous so I ordered its best seller Gold Rush,a bourbon whiskey with fresh lemon juice and honey, and my friends got mojito, and specially made cocktails for them. Absolutely no beer, San Mig light, or wine in this place. Only spirits and hard liquor in rock, highball or martini glasses! Be prepared to shell out P300-500 for a drink. The truffle french fries were also good to pair with the drinks.

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