After dinner at The Food Club last Saturday, we headed to this bar in Blue Wave where you can celebrate a promotion, school graduation, the weekend, or freedom from an ex-lover. 😛 The Gravity Modern Bar had its grand opening last December 6, 2014. While still new, this bar hits all the buzz words necessary to be a hitter in the F&B industry.
There’s a lot of existing bars in Pasay more than my fingers can count. Is Gravity Modern Bar the best choice in the bunch? Maybe not. What matters anyway is that you’ll surely have a good time, and sometimes you just have to take the sure bet. 😉 They got interesting food on the menu and a ton of beverages. If you want the classic mixes of alcohol and juices, this is where you go.
Heavy packs of customers are observed nightly, especially during Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations are recommended 1 week before or at least two days.
Review of The Gravity Bar (Blue Wave, Pasay City)
Contrary to its name, this is a bar where you won’t feel gravity—as you get high. 😛 With minimal decors, the ambiance at the Gravity Modern Bar is masculine enough for a dudes-night-out. Considerably, it’s also a “funky- romantic” venue for a first date. Customers can be a little naughty to be seated by the counter, while the rest can find comfort at the seats next to one another across the dining area.
Those who don’t feel like eating or drinking booze can party all the way. The back area opens as a mini stage for dancing and jamming with the in-house live band and DJ starting at 8PM. And just like other restaurants and bars in Blue Wave, this bar allows customers to be seated at the al-fresco setting to watch the free concert joining the crowd.
I’m not sure if their walls are soundproof, but I could hardly hear the noise outside (or music in the room was just too loud). If they are indeed soundproof, then I commend this bar for pushing the envelope in a direction different from the average restaurants in the complex. Here you could probably forget your problems and live a magical time until the wee hours of the morning. They are open until around 2-3AM! 😀
I think friendliness of staff at any bar is important as they have to rub elbows and serve drunk (wasted) people. For about half an hour, we chatted with the staff at the Gravity Modern Bar and asked them about the drinks they “cook up” and the contents. Yup, they were accommodating and friendly.
Customers can request for any mix regardless of their presence on the menu as long as the needed flavor to craft the cocktail is available. The bartenders spin the ingredients fast, strain the liquid and BOOM, there’s your drink.
Gravity Modern Bar has an extensive list of food. You can sink your teeth into their perennial offerings: sizzling chicken, pork, shrimp and squid; finger food, such as calamares, crispy nachos, crablets, chicharong bulaklak, fries, garlic mushroom, onion rings, etc.; grilled chicken, blue marlin, pork chop, etc.; noodles, such as pancit canton and bihon; soups such as sinangag na panga and hipon; and over 10 flavors of pizza. Mmmm… sounds yummy!
We could have grabbed a bite or two of these dishes, but since we were pleasantly full from dinner, we just took a few sips of each of their signature drinks.
Sex on the Beach (PHp 225) is an ideal drink to get on hot summer nights or afternoons at the beach. This concoction was made up of vodka, Archers Peach Schnapps and cranberry juice. It offered a gentle and sweet citrus scent and a fresh, snappy essence, a must-try to ease your state of mind.
The Frozen Margarita (PHp 225) tasted like a 7-Eleven slurpee with strawberry tequila. Triple sec, lemon and lime cordial were part of the mix. Frozen Margarita is also available in mango and orange flavors.
With refreshing piña colada and strawberry mix, this ice cold Miami Vice (PHp 225) was garnished with a slice of pineapple tasted wonderfully. The horizontal design and contrasting colors of blue and pink made a visually dramatic effect.
Traditionally done, the Gravity Mojito consisted of white rum at the top and dark rum at the bottom, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water and mint. The minty after-taste was so overwhelming that it shocked my mouth with menthol as well as bitterness.
A classic blend of vodka, coffee liqueur and Irish cream, the Mudslide Vodka Cocktail can be both drink and dessert. It produced a nice foam on the top of the cocktail. Chocolate really elevates the drink to seductively delicious status. 😀 This had to be my favorite drink so far in this bar, although the alcohol content was much stronger than I would have otherwise expected.
All the drinks are highly recommended. Note: As always, taste is subjective!
Fond of something more outrageous? The following might suit your fancy: Extreme Orgasm (PHp 195) – Cointreau, Bailey’s Amarretto and Vodka, Blow Job (PHp 195) – Kahlua, Bailey’s and Vodka, Slippery Nipple (PHp 175) – Sambucca, Bailey’s and Vodka, and Laser Beam (PHp 175) – Tequilla and Galliano.
I know, all these names warrant attention. If you’re not cool with that, chasing down your food with mixers such as Bacardi (Rhum Cranberry, Tonic and Cola), Jack Daniel’s (Whisky Cola and Dry) and Johnny Walker will be perfectly fine as well.
Price for Value: ★★★☆☆
With a good playlist of music throughout a chill night, warm service and good food and drinks, Gravity Modern Bar is a pretty cool place to hang out. However, a drink could easily set you back PHp 250 in average. Prices tend to go higher as more ingredients (mostly alcoholic) are added. I’m not a drinker so this is not really value for money to me.
I’d rather spend for food (price ranging from PHp 300 to PHp 600) and call it a meal. The assumption here is that food comes in large portions for a group of maybe three people, else they are expensive. No prizes for guessing but yeah you can say I’m a cheapskate and I’m very good at make my calories worth every time. 😛
Ongoing promo: Get six bottles of beer including choice of peanuts, nachos, or crackers for only PHp 300. This is inclusive of the 10% service charge.