Rue Bourbon is not an unfamiliar name within the bar scene in Metro Manila. It is a well known place for yuppies and college folks who like to chill and have a few drinks after office hours or on weekends. I'm familiar with the their BGC branch (which I think is their flagship store) but never got to set foot in it. A few days ago I was invited at their Salcedo Makati branch and though I don't drink anymore I said yes after learning there's more to this place than being just a bar. Oh yes to #LamonPaMore!
Rue Bourbon Bar and Restaurant derived its name from the World Famous Bourbon Street, located in the heart of New Orleans. This street is primarily known as the central hub for the Mardi Gras Parade, an annual festivity that sees different cultures coming together in one Grand Street Party. Bourbon Street usually comes alive in the evenings, where the night reveals packed Streets, curious Tourists, and friendly Locals, all gathering in one place with a common goal: to eat, drink, and be merry!
Their Salcedo branch is a 2-storey nook tucked in the corner of Tordesillas and H.V. dela Costa St. The place is small compared to other bars but the seats are cozy and the place is designed to look like Western pubs decorated with vintage and New Orleans inspired interiors...quite fitting actually because they take from the French-inspired/Cajun/Creole style of drinking and dining. I wasn't very particular with the music though since I was expecting a more relaxed jazzy-old-rhythm-and-blues kinda music but maybe it's just me...yes that part of the aging me. By the way this write up about Rue Bourbon will be divided into 2 parts one for the drinks and one for the food. You will know why later...
Beer Cocktails: Beergarita - tequila orange liqueur, orange syrup and stout beer and The Philippine Lime - calamansi, cherry syrup with fresh draft beer