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A Rare Takeover Brings This Fabled Tokyo Bar To Manila

Mao Matsumoto holds a one-night-only guest stint at The Peninsula Manila

Tokyo isn’t just a culinary hub. It’s also one of the world’s classiest cocktail capitals, where mixologists can mix a classic Manhattan that will knock your socks off. That’s exactly what guest bartender Mao Matsumoto of The Peninsula Tokyo’s Peter: The Bar aims to accomplish this Saturday, September 23, when she takes up her spot at The Bar of The Peninsula Manila during her takeover.


A one-night-only event, Mao Matsumoto will take her passion for cocktails from her skybar home overlooking the twinkling lights of the Japanese megalopolis on the 24th floor of The Peninsula Tokyo all the way to the cozy and intimate bar of The Peninsula Manila that’s sure to spark Manila’s already burgeoning bar scene even more.

During her guest shift, Mao Matsumoto will be behind the bar counter shaking up gin-, vodka-, and whiskey-based cocktails from Peter: The Bar’s menu, as well as serving unique drinks crafted especially for the occasion like Mao’s Charm, Tokyo Joe, and Edo Palace.

Mao Matsumoto with The Peninsula Manila's team | The Peninsula Manila

Peter: The Bar

Set high above the Tokyo skyline, adjacent to Steak & Grill restaurant, the bar known as ‘Peter’ is a chic space with superb panoramic views of Tokyo's Imperial Palace Gardens, Hibiya Park, and the vibrant Ginza district. Led by Mari Kamata, head of mixology and bar, it becomes a stylish playground for the Tokyo trendy, young and successful crowd, who return again and again for the legendary cocktails with an enticing selection of vintage and classic concoctions and expansive selection of thoughtfully curated non-alcoholic beverages.

Peter, the iconic bar at The Peninsula Tokyo | The Peninsula Manila

For inquiries or further information on PETER: THE BAR TAKEOVER AT THE PENINSULA MANILA, please call  (02) 8887-2888, extensions 6691 and 6694 (Restaurant Reservations), e-mail or visit