The Buddha-Bar Manila: One stylish experience that never wavers

There are hot spots that never go out of style. Count the Buddha-Bar Manila on that list, which is part of a Paris-based international franchise that has attracted a formidable celebrity clientele that includes Heidi Klum, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga, Paris Hilton, and Eva Mendes.

But then again, Buddha-Bar Manila’s appeal goes beyond its rich heritage and celebrity following.

At the threshold, Buddha-Bar Manila will engulf you with its sheer massiveness. Get past its astounding, sprawling size, and you’ll no doubt be captivated by the exotic, relaxing vibe that it provides.

The design of the bar, from the oriental d├ęcor to the gigantic Buddha – the place’s focal point – in the middle of the room was carefully outlined and conceived by Paris designers to make sure that it stays true to the brand’s posh reputation and proud lifestyle heritage.

Drinking, dining, and dancing are at its most scintillating at the Buddha-Bar Manila which makes it, in a manner of speaking, a one-stop hideaway right in the heart of the country’s central business district that is Makati. Utterly world-class, this bar-lounge-and-restaurant all in one is a must-visit and should-frequent place for those who seek an air of mystique while enjoying a daytime interlude or a night-out to the hilt.       

Conceived by French native Raymond Visan, the Buddha brand is a global one that was launched back in 1996 and has kept its tradition of being the place to see and be seen in. And while Buddha-Bar thrives on “exclusivity,” it does cater to a wide range of patrons.

For people-on-the-go, the Buddha-Bar Manila has especially designed the Early Bird and After Work offerings which might surprise you. But for those who are out for a longer rendezvous, an Asian Pacific Rim menu with the perfect blend of zesty Asian sweets and lavish French excellence awaits.

Among the bestsellers in its roster are Breaded Shrimp with Avocado, Cucumber topped with Surimi Mix, best served with Unagi Sauce and/or our Buddha-Bar Sauce; Crunchy Rice Shrimp Jalapeno, Deep fried Japanese rice with topped with Shrimp, Avocado and Jalapeno served with Unagi and/or our Buddha-Bar Sauce; Boneless Chicken Wings, Deep fried boneless Chicken Wings tossed in Chinese Wine with Shallots and Red Onions served with spicy Thai Ginger Sauce Dip; Sea Bass Tamarind, Roasted Sea Bass marinated in Ginger, Lemongrass and Cumin with Sweet Tangy Tamarind Sauce; Buddha-Bar Chicken Salad, Marinated Grilled Chicken tossed in Buddha-Bar Chicken Dressing with Sesame Seeds, Chinese Cabbage and Crispy Wanton Chips; Black Pepper Beef with Thai Basil, Deep Fried Tender Beef slices tossed in signature Black Pepper Sauce; and Thai Curry Prawns, Fresh Tiger Prawns in Red Thai Curry Sauce with coconut and lemongrass rice.

Sumptuous desserts to look forward to are the Trio Of Creme Brulee, Classic French custard in three flavors- vanilla bean, coffee and chocolate; Chocolate Sesame Bars, Signature crunchy bars with wafer, sesame and dark chocolate; and Chocolat, Dark Chocolate Cake with silky Valrhona Ganache.

Buddha-Bar Manila also offers a wide array of concoctions, among them a refreshing mix of Kiwi and Lychee Syrup and special tea combinations; Heart of Darkness, Fresh Grapes, Cinnamon Syrup, Lemon Juice, Vodka and Port Wine all topped with refreshing soda; Majestic, a special blend of fresh Pineapple, fresh Basil, Pineapple Juice, Sugar Cane Syrup and Vodka, Raspberry Saketini; a Buddha-Bar blend of sake, Raspberry Puree, Pineapple Syrup, Pineapple Juice and Creme de Casis; and D ´Ultimate, Fresh Pinepple with Almond Milk, Contreau and Maraschino Syrup in a Special Rum Mix.

More wonderful packages await beloved guests. Weekend treats dubbed as “Weekends at the Terrace” can be availed for only PhP 1,500 with buffet grilled items, vodka and rum inclusive of Buddha-Bar DJ from 8 PM to 11 PM. On weekday and weekend evenings, on the other hand, “Shisha Nights” can be enjoyed in our al fresco or terrace at PhP 300 NET per flavor with 4 mouthpiece with over 16 flavors to choose from (watermelon, orange, mango, apple, pineapple, lemon with mint, grapes, cola, cocktail, chocolate, grapes with mint, peach, vanilla, bubblegum, melon, mint).

Once the palates have been satisfied, allow Buddha-Bar to put you on a listening and dancing mood with an eclectic mix of world, lounge and energy perfectly in tune with guests and surroundings.

To cap an ultimate Buddha-wonderland experience, the Buddha-Bar boutique is worth checking out with its exclusive collectibles on sale to keep as mementos of a classy, one-of-a-kind getaway that is worth going back to. Buddha-Bar Manila is at Picar Place Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City, Philippines. For inquiries and reservations, please contact +632 8566719 or +632 8566859 visit www.buddhabarmanila.com ,,