Johnnie Walker House Opens In Burgos Park, BGC
Time to level up your whiskey game, ladies and gents.
The new Johnnie Walker House officially opened its doors last October 5, Saturday, in BGC. The bar is located in Burgos Park—that tree-lined space, with its well manicured lawn and greenery, near Burgos Circle.
The pop-up bar features an open-space highball bar, where guests can order distinct drinks and signature concoctions of Johnnie Walker whiskeys. It has a light wooden themed aesthetic, from the bar itself to the tables and other appurtenances.
The open air setup gives one a distinct “chill vibe,” you feel like you’re visiting a backyard party—complete with outdoor globe string lamps. Apart from the bar, other notable features in the Johnny Walker House are the whiskey glass cabinets spread throughout the space.
In these, transparent-pigeonhole-like shelves, you’ll find Johnnie Walker bottles locked up. Each hole has a corresponding metal plate at the top, with a number and the name of the VIP guests who own that particular bottle of liquid joy. Of course, Metro.Style has our own bottle and nameplate!
Special guests at the launch were given keys that open these boxes, and the organizers reassured us that should the whiskey bottles run out of booze, they’ll refill it. Oh joy of joys!
Apart from unveiling the whiskey cabinets, guests and media representatives were encouraged to sample the variety of ways a whiskey can be enjoyed. Called the “DIY Highball,” guests can choose from Johnnie Walker Red Label, Black Label, Double Black, or the Gold Label. After choosing the whiskey, you can then choose the mixer: ginger ale, soda water, Lemon Lime Soda, or a cola. Lastly, you’ll choose the garnish. There’s lemon, orange, lime, and rosemary.
“At the core of the Johnnie Walker Brand is the drive to continuously push the envelope in creating ways for our consumers to enjoy whiskey. The Johnnie Walker House is a physical testament to the progressive and pioneering spirit that continues to make Johnnie Walker the number one Scotch whisky in the world,” shared Cesar Gangoso, marketing director of Diageo Philippines, local distributor of Johnnie Walker.
Live acts, game night, and more
The bar will make its first stop in Burgos Park, BGC, and will stay in the space until October 22, 2018. The Johnnie Walker House is open every Tuesdays to Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. After October 22, the pop-up bar will then be transferred to Greenbelt, and will stay there from November 21 to December 22, 2018. Other areas are also lined up, according to Diageo Philippines.
The official launch of the Johnnie Walker House kicks off a month-long series of activities. There’s a pre-game show for All of the Noise 2018 Music Festival on October 12, with sets by Cheats, Sandwich, and Jason Dhakal. The week after, AXN will take over the pop-up bar.
On October 19, the well-loved performances of AXN’s Freedom Fridays event will take centerstage in the House, complete with live acts, games, and giveaways. On October 20, Johnnie Walker will partner with Purveyr to kick off the #JohnnieWeekendXSoundFiesta live series. There will also be weekly activities and events in the Johnnie Walker House in BGC. There’ll be game nights, quiz nights, bar take-overs, and other collab events.
Photos courtesy of Johnnie Walker House, with additional photos from @magicliwanag