By sundown, Poblacion is abuzz with nightclubs, trendy bars, and busy hole-in-the-wall restaurants catering to hungry pub crawlers. While it may be the night owl’s den, this bustling neighbourhood in Makati is just as appealing to those searching for trendy hangout spots during the day. It’s also home to hidden gems that offer an escape from the ordinary. But of course, we’re not gatekeeping any of that! Next up on your Poblacion cafe-and-bar crawl: creative playground and social club Annex House.
All about the creative hub Annex House in Poblacion
Established in a post-war Filipino ancestral home, Annex House is more than just a revamped space for brews, booze, and beats. Tucked right in the heart of Poblacion, this two-storey social hub houses a family room with a bar, sunroom, garden, coffee shop, boutique, and design studio. Sip on artisan drinks while co-working with fellow creatives, pick up handmade and vintage goods, or party all night long and dance to sick DJ sets.
Menu-wise, Annex House offers classic and signature coffee-based beverages like leche flan latte, buko latte, and ube latte. Enjoy your drink of choice with a baked treat on the side like a fudge brownie, kouign amann, or a classic croissant.
Alternatively, kick-start your boozy evenings with its selection of local beers, spirits, and handcrafted artisan cocktails like mango rum (the ultimate crowd-pleaser), calamansi fizz, pomelo G&T, and more.
On Annex House’s membership program
For discerning folks, you can join Annex House’s membership program. Some of the membership perks include discounts, event invitations, waived entrance fees, and full access to other privileges. While Annex House is not a private members’ club, these special benefits allow for a unique and exclusive experience for its member-patrons. For more information on Annex House’s membership program, click here.
Location: 5638 Don Pedro, Makati, Metro Manila
Bar & Family Room: Wednesday–Saturday, 6pm–late
Cafe & Shop: Tuesday–Saturday, 7am–9pm
Note: As of writing, Annex House’s kitchen is not yet open. However, they’re set to offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bar chows soon.
We don’t know about you, but Annex House is definitely next up on our pub crawl. Its unassuming facade, quaint atmosphere, and welcoming community of creatives ultimately make for an inviting day-to-night experience in Poblacion.