The Curator
The Curator
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Andrea V
11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
My recent visit to The Curator in Legazpi, Luzon left me utterly disappointed and dissatisfied. Despite its promising reputation, my experience was anything but enjoyable, and I feel compelled to share my grievances. the most disappointing aspect of my experience was the service—or rather, the lack of it. The staff seemed more interested in chatting amongst themselves than attending to the needs of the customers. It took an eternity for someone to even acknowledge my presence, let alone take my order. And when my drink finally arrived, it was clear that it had been hastily thrown together without any care or attention to detail.
Written April 12, 2024
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Abi F
8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
As for the service, it was terrible. The staff seemed more interested in socializing amongst themselves than attending to the needs of paying customers. It took an eternity to get their attention, and even then, their disinterest was tangible. I wouldn't recommend this bar anymore.
Written April 10, 2024
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lyn padilla
Manila, Philippines12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
the service was slow and unfriendly, the drinks were watered-down and overpriced, and the atmosphere was uncomfortable. Overall, it was a disappointing and unpleasant experience that I wouldn't wish upon anyone.
Written April 10, 2024
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Sutapa B
Manila, Philippines43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We read about this bar and the unique style in some website that it was listed among some top bars of Asia the previous year, hence thought of venturing. The experience was good. They have some good collection of cocktails and they can also customize as per your directions
Written June 19, 2023
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Travelbug155004
Ottawa, Canada257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The front end of this establishment is a coffee house while the backside is a lounge with a high-end cocktail menu. I only visited the lounge and I can't say enough about the staff and quality of drinks. Everyone was super friendly and knowledgable about the menu and made great recommendations. Of note, it is community style seating so you will be sitting next to random people when the place fills up, so maybe not the best spot for a business meeting but if you're just going out for a good time, definitely should be on your list
Written February 10, 2023
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vpat73
San Francisco, CA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Best Speakeasy bar in Makati...The crew is awesome, gets to now you first and then makes custom cocktails that are our of this world
Written November 22, 2022
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KevinLondon
Romford, UK1,115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I have lived in the area for 10 years (second home) never new this was here, found it this trip address is 134 Lagazpi Street but is tucked away around the corner in C.Palanca.

Really cool, the front of the premises is a coffee shop open from early during the day, a door at the back leads to an enclosed bar open from 5pm ish, not particularly big, no windows and low light, think you can book in advance.

I went in around midnight it was last orders said to the staff I liked whiskey and wanted a cool long drink, they suggested a whiskey with a ginger flavour, drink was fantastic, before the drink they give water and nice snacks.

The bill was 550 peso for the drink on reflection well worth the visit for the ambiance, fantastic drink and excellent service, will be back to try more drinks, thanks for the experience.
Written May 12, 2022
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This was another of the cocktail bars we visited on the Feb weekend trip to Manila, this time hidden behind a small coffee shop with a discreet entrance. Quite a small venue and we were lucky to be able to get seats at the bar. Very professional bartenders seemed to really know their stuff. Cocktails were great and I would love to come back here another time once things start to normalise.
Written June 11, 2020
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Purple Curiosity
Canberra, Australia103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
There are only a handful of cocktails to choose from, but don’t be afraid to speak to the bartenders, as they welcome suggestions to create from guests. I believe The Curator had previously been listed in Asia’s 50 Best Bars and rightfully so, as the quality was obviously there in each drink we ordered. There was something unique but also familiar; some cocktails were ridiculously smooth, clean tasting and presentation was on point. Drinks are not surprisingly on the higher side, but it was definitely worth it.

Full review is now up on my blog!
Written February 17, 2020
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Gabi Adams
41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Visited twice - once for coffee and once for drinks. As a coffee shop, the selection is extremely limited and wifi is reserved for staff only. As a cocktail bar, it has well-earned its position as one of the top 50 bars in Asia. Staff was friendly and eager to craft a bespoke drink based on my palate and alcohol preferences (mezcal negroni? Yes please). The send off shot was a nice touch.
Written October 18, 2019
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