This Rooftop Lounge In Poblacion Offers A Cozy Respite With Unique Cocktails
There’s always something about rooftops that get people excited. The feeling of standing atop a building with a good view and enjoying it with a glass of something even better is relaxing, especially after a long day cooped up inside an office.
For people in Makati, there are many options for this kind of solace, but a cozy one sits only four floors up an inconspicuous building in Poblacion where roasts and cocktails are top notch.
Fyre Rooftop Lounge opened a little over two months ago, but it’s slowly drawing in the crowd and it’s not hard to see why. The ambiance alone inspires a gathering of yuppies, millennials, and maybe even the younger crowds.
Their menu isn’t very extensive or intimidating because, as Chef Kevin Sanchez puts it, they want to “provide the comfort food for drinking, these are what we would really eat. Fyre really is about being comfortable.” But don’t mistake comfort for complacency because their dishes may be simple, but they are packed with imagination and taste.
Here’s a rundown of the choice pairings of pica-pica and drinks that are worth the calories.
The Sisig (P320) is a staple in any drinking session. There are subtle varieties to this dish here and there, but they don’t really change so much in any establishment. Here though, the changes are more notable. They serve their sisig with crispy chicken skin for that extra crunch and a soft-boiled egg any ramen fan loves that adds a different creaminess to the rough texture of the pork. But the surprising twist comes in the form of pickled onions that give a jab of flavor you don’t expect from sisig.
The sisig is best washed down with a Stellar Kiss, one of the unique drink concoctions from the bar. It’s composed of Stella Artois, peach rosemary syrup, and gin. This seemingly simple drink is mixed in the bottle itself which bumps up the difficulty level a notch.
Next, try the Sambal Wings (only P50 each!) for a sweet and tangy flavor. It comes with aioli dipping sauce that completes the chicken wing experience.
This one goes well with a Green Minded, drink, not person, which is a green mango-based cool cocktail mixed with dalandan liquor and gin. But green-minded people are a welcome addition too I suppose.
If you’re looking to break the heavy meat-eating, Fyre offers Baked Oysters (P390), that have beautifully blowtorched cheese on top of them as well as a generous heap of fish roe.
A lighter dish calls for a lighter drink, and you can pair this with the Asian Sour, a mix of vodka, guyabano, aperol, basil, and lemon.
If you’re looking for more carbs on the table, the Spicy Noodles (P290) should do the trick. This is an amazing dish inspired by the Pinoy’s palette of putting carbs on carbs with pancit and bread. The ramen noodles are topped with oyster omelette and served with soft burger buns. (Best drizzled with their homemade chili sauce!)
This will go well with some Ninja Moves, a cocktail made with whiskey, aperol, yuzu (citrus), lemon, and almond syrup. Watch the bartender make this one for you! He has a Fyre-y surprise at the end.
And last but really not the least, you need to taste their bestselling Fyre Roasted Pork Belly (starts at P380). The crispness of the skin alone is enough to drive you nuts. Best paired with garlic rice, but if you’re trying to diet (I know right, at this point?), you can opt to order the Old Fyre-shioned instead.
At the end of the night, I must say, Fyre really doubles down on the comfort, but they take what you’re comfortable with and elevate you to a higher appreciation of what that means for a night of drinking.
Fyre Rooftop Lounge is located at the 4th flr 5060 P. Burgos Cor. Guerrero St., Poblacion, Makati City.
Photos by Chris Clemente