Imagine, if you will, dining at an Aussie bar and grill house in BGC that’s owned by an Australian businessman who happens to be a great cook inspired by the pleasure of making everyone appreciate Australian food. Sounds promising, right?

Welcome to Skippy’s Bar and Grill, a bar-restaurant located on Forum in Seventh Avenue that serves up what is probably the most calorie-filled, bang-for-your-buck meal out there. Prepare to get overflowing fun with all manner of savory Australian food that does not scrimp on ingredients.

Review of Skippy’s Bar and Grill (Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City)

Ambiance: ★★★☆

Skippy’s Bar and Grill looks like a fantastic addition to the neighborhood. It has outdoor seating with a friendly and relaxed feel and indoor dining room where you’ll like totally transported from a world of peace and quiet to heavy Australian sports-related decors, a bar table full of liquors at the center and traditional dining sets surrounding the perimeter.

There’s a billiards table for rent (PhP 150 per hour), darts (PhP 50 per 15 minutes), and a movie projector where customers can watch their favorite football game.

Skippy’s Bar and Grill becomes full mostly at night. The ambiance makes it a perfect hangout place for food and fun in BGC. I just took one star down because of the poor air conditioning system. The electric fan turned on wasn’t enough to make the area cool for comfort.

Service: ★★

The staff greeted me as I came in, and I was seated immediately. Spoilt for choices on the menu, I asked for food recommendations and they were kindly made. Everyone was nice and accommodating. Orders were served fast considering the good and careful presentations of food.

Food: ★★

To start my big meal, the Imported Australian Chicken Pie (PhP 350) was served. Its crust was rich and quite moist, crumbling only when you take a fork to it. The texture was almost similar to that of a quiche. Bursting inside with flavor were bits of chicken with creamy sauce. Dash some gravy on top to enhance the taste of every bite.

Like the first entree, the Imported Australian Sausage Roll (PhP 310) is a brunch item that you won’t be eating before heading off to yoga. Although it seems to be pretty light, you might want to take a short nap after eating one. This roll turned out as blissfully delightful. The sausage wasn’t spicy but the strong flavor kicked in well.

With pepperoni, ham, back bacon, ground beef, black pitted olives, cheese, onion, jalapeno, anchovies and bell pepper, The Lot Pizza (PhP 450) is Skippy’s Bar and Grill’s specialty pizza; it’s the pizza of your dreams. With crust neither too thick nor thin, all the toppings worked out and went together in a good way. I liked how it was not too greasy, coming off more as simply an extra-crisp pizza.

The Barbecue Chicken Wings (PhP 550 for six pieces, PhP 350 for four pieces) were pure comfort food. Far from limp or flabby, the skin had this addictive sauce attached to it. These chicken wings were classic and satisfying. (Note: On Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, you can get chicken wings all you can for only PhP 150 if you order a bucket of local beers.)

I thought I could not finish an entire Big Aussie Burger (PhP 450) alone. (And yeah, I was right.) This beefy and juicy burger, also called The Lot, was made with burger bun, double homemade beef patty, cheese, lettuce, onions, beetroot, egg, bacon, pickle, tomato and pineapple. What more can you ask for? 😆

Skippy’s Bar and Grill menu points out that you can choose ingredients to remove, otherwise everything will be added. I prefer it complete and original. In case you’re wondering, it took me more than 10 minutes to finish half of the burger.  :mrgreen:

As soon as I saw the platter of Nachos (PhP 490 for four people, PhP 350 for two people) coming, I was stoked. Made with corn chips, jalapeno, onions, red bell pepper, coriander, cheese, sour cream and chili powder, the well-salted nachos were both crisp and soft. It wasn’t one that suffers from a case of blahs.

Last but not least, I had a super tiny bit of the Pork Crackling (PhP 250), which was airy, crisp, and incredibly snackable. I thought that a handful of it would be preferred to be eaten with beers or cocktails on the side. Burp.

And now, the good news for lovers of alcohol: Skippy’s Bar and Grill offers a promotion: cocktails are unlimited from Mondays to Thursdays! I had the Down Under Cocktail (PhP 270) made with tequila, rhum and gin base. It’s a signature cocktail (colors are based on Skippy’s theme) mixed with Sprite and orange juice.

I also sipped a little of the Birdy’s Special (PhP 350) which consisted of a Jack Daniel base, Sprite, and fresh lemon juice. The drink was refreshing as it was citrus-y and fruity with a hint of alcohol.

So tell me, which of these do you feel most excited to try? 😀

Price for Value: ★★★☆

With huge portions of delicious food, I give this establishment 4/5 stars for price for value. I guess it’s not only the food that you’re paying for here really but also the experience. Sadly, I didn’t come 8pm onwards as it’s when the real fun begins.

Skippy’s Bar and Grill fills the room with entertainment with different types and genres of live music. Here’s the schedule for their fun nights:

  • Monday – Skippeoke Night
  • Tuesday – Acoustic Jamming Session
  • Wednesday – RnB
  • Thursday – Gents’ Night to promote the four gentlemen (Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, Jose Cuervo and Johnny Walker)
  • Friday and Saturday – Rock Bands

Every Sunday, they offer Barbecue Lunch for PhP 450. You get three bottles of San Mig light, grilled burger or steak lamb chops.

Overall, I have enjoyed my gastronomic adventure here and you should, too! 🙂 Skippy’s Bar and Grill will be having their Grand Opening on June 28, 2014. So watch this space, mark your calendar and bookmark it as a priority. 😛

Forum, 7th Avenue Corner Federacion Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
For inquiries, call +63949 8889300
Date Published: 06/02/2014
Operating Hours: 10AM-2AM
18 / 20 stars

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101 Responses

  1. mr_jeng

    WOW interesting, I always pass by this place. The unlimited cocktail drinks are sinfully affordable! Specially in this part of town…!! And its quite interesting to see an Australian Bar 😀 … Hehehehe

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Hehe yeah I also think that a lot of people would want to try the unlimited cocktails. Just be careful not to drive when you’re drunk or tipsy afterwards! 😛 In times like that, being with a company of a friend or two would help.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      If you’re on the lookout for Australian comfort food and beverages, Skippy’s Bar and Grill is a place that you should not miss. 😀 Yup, lunch sounds great!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      The interior design is not obvious when you’re outside, right? I thought the space was quite empty, and I was wrong. There are many dishes to choose from. I know, they’re also not the type that my family, especially my dad, would want. Not very vegetarian friendly hehe. Anyway, you can always drop by and try them with your friends. 😀

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  2. Sharon Sree

    The barbecue chicken wings look great and the menu seems to be quite extensive too… definitely looks like a good place to hang out at.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yeah, nice observation. It’s good to take a seat at one of the iconic U-shaped bar counters, and bask in the class and tradition of this Aussie landmark now in BGC.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      The chicken wings are having a moment – on the limelight there, and no wonder. They’re delicious and unpretentious. I bet that you’ll have a hard time not ordering one when you see it on the menu. 😛

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  3. Hina Naz

    I love to visit there. 🙂 Chicken wings all time my favorite dish .. I will visit along my friends. xxxx

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  4. Erzsebet and healthy foods

    the pizza and the drinks look absolutely delicious! – now I so want to eat a pizza… but I will be “severe” and stick to my green smoothie for my breakfast…
    must be a great place to go to 🙂

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      This pizza was far from boring! I mean, look at all those ingredients! You’d probably be excited to get a slice once the pizza lands on your table. Hihi. 😀

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  5. Alyssa

    All of those look SO delicious, but also a heart attack waiting to happen! Lovely photos – my mouth is watering!

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  6. laarnie

    aw , the place so nice .. i love it! i want to try their chicken wings! gonna try to visit sometime.

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  7. Maya

    This place looks amazing! From the fun and relaxed interior to the delicious looking food. Think it definitely breathes an Australian vibe!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Beautiful quaint little spot, great decor and ambiance, great crowd and good prices. A great spot for a few drinks before or after dinner, highly recommended.

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  8. kareen liez

    Nice place! The nachos look yummy! I had been wanting to eat nachose these days and seeing this post of yours just made me want it even more!lol

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha! Finishing that burger in one bite would be impossible. I used the fork and the knife to cut it into half and started chewing the sliced pieces slowly. Yummy. 🙂

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  9. Fred

    This is very good-looking food. Servings are huge, for sharing the way we eat. How many were you eating all that food you had in your pictures? 🙂

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha good question! We were only two – see that girl on the picture and me. 😀 Of course we didn’t get to finish all the food. I took the leftovers home for my family.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Totally! This can be your next favorite hangout place to go on a weekend afternoon to watch a game. The place is clean and free from smoke. 🙂

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      I agree. These are not the typical bar food that many people are familiar with. But there are also those ones on the menu. Prices are reasonable and would not break the bank. 🙂

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Me niether. I don’t drink beer and I dislike eating pork. So that’s double negative for me to avail of the lunch promotion hihi nonetheless, this place is a good catch. 😀

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  10. Rosey

    Wow, everything looks absolutely scrumdillyumptious! This is a place my whole family would love to go!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Try to order a plate of pork crackling and your worries and stresses might suddenly experience an alien abduction. Poof, it’ll just disappear for a moment. Just enjoy eating and think about losing the fats next time. 😀

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  11. sherlane

    The Big Aussie Burger looks big and delicious. I am now wondering if it can fit in my mouth if i will eat it the way i eat regular burgers :-).

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha it won’t fit in your mouth, I’m quite sure! Funny I had the same thought once the big burger landed on the table. Use utensils lah. 😀

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      With the many bars and restaurants in BGC, the competition is getting fierce. Availing of the unlimited cocktails would be worth your trip here.

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  12. Franc Ramon

    There’s not much Australian options in the country and when I was in Sydney, I also love some of their food so this is a good alternative for me.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yeah I didn’t expect the food to be that solid, too, since I have previous impressions of “bar food” that don’t make up a good meal. This one’s different and it’s a good difference! 😛

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      If you’re nearby, don’t be shy. Skippy’s got a great decor and decent food options. It’s perfect to come in after a long day at work. 😀

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  13. Daily Blaaah Blaaah

    Wow…I feel hungry now because of the foods you posted here…all those foods looks so delicious…the money you paid for is so worth it…I wish I live in Manila…

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Hehe. I think it’s natural to want to live in some parts of the world far from your own place. If you see food this good, it’s hard not to be envious for a minute. 😀

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      In the daytime, Skippy’s could be a dim, nice date place. If you’re looking for great food and great service, this is definitely a sure bet!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      This place is a very neat hangout resto-bar. The promotions are of good value. Regular menu pricing on food and drinks is also not too expensive for what you get in quality.

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  14. Rebecca Swenor

    This place looks amazing and the food looks awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Dawn

    Love the pool table. And that chicken pie looks fabulous. This looks just like the type of place that I would love to try out.

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  16. Aashi

    This looks like a great place to go with friends and family. food looks yum. i’m already feeling hungry

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  17. Janine

    wow! what a discovery. I mean, we only know Filipino, American, Mexican, Greek, Thai themes but an Australian resto sounds very much refreshing. 🙂

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  18. Kath Rivera

    Why do all the best restos in town are located at Taguig?! I’m from the North and it’s a pain to travel from North to South. Pork Crackling looks very sinful!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Hehe I think there are also some restaurants that we’ve been meaning to try in the North but they’re quite far so we also are hesitant to go. It’s just fair liao. 😛 Yes, very!

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  19. jane

    sounds like indeed all aussie foods! my husband is Australian. He loves making those Aussie Burgers with a lot! and those pies. That’s what I always have in austrlia haha

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