Cafe Enye in Eastwood Takes Happy Hour-ing Seriously

If there is one restaurant promo I really love taking advantage of, it’s the Happy Hour (no, not eat-all-you-can)! If you regularly read my blog or follow me on Instagram, you will have gathered that I looooove to drink—and what better way to indulge in this little pleasure than getting my favorite beers at discounted prices? The more bottles, the merrier, right? In addition, restaurants usually offer this after work hours, and believe me, when you have sat all day with nothing but your laptop for company, you too will look forward to beers and pica pica with friends after a particularly busy day.

Café Enye in Eastwood, however, goes beyond the usual Happy Hour—and in fact, offers it twice daily! No, you won’t see the typical 5+1 beer promos with free peanuts or nachos here. Instead, the restaurant’s delicious collection of Spanish appetizers are offered pintxos style; cocktails are sold for PhP100 each; and local beers are priced at PhP55 each. Every day, from 3PM to 7PM and 9PM to 12 midnight!

If you read my review of Café Enye, you will know that I’m really impressed with their offerings consisting of Spanish, Filipino, and Moroccan cuisines. For Happy Hour, you can still enjoy their specialties like the Gambas and Callos Buns; however, bite-sized versions (pintxos) are also available for you to enjoy in between sips of Old Fashioned or your favorite Pale Pilsen. For instance, those delicious Callos Buns are at PhP50 each, while the Mojo Chicken and Lechon Carnitas—a must try!—are at PhP130 per serving.

We tried a variety of tapas when we visited, and among Café Enye’s selections, I highly recommend the Garlic Cilantro Mussels and Clams (PhP100), Gambas Enye Style (PhP140), Bacalao Mantecato (PhP85), and the addictive Chorizo ala Sidra (PhP130), which is just NOT FOR SHARING! Of course, you have to get the callos buns and carnitas as well.

Among the cocktails, my favorite is the Old Fashioned, simply because I love whisky. If you love tequila, get the No Way Jose made of agave, triple sec, sampaloc (tamarind) syrup, tequila and chili—it has the sourness I’m looking for in a cocktail plus an extra kick from the chili (I hate overly sweet drinks).

Beer and Bacardi rum in one glass? Why not! The El Tindero fuses them flawlessly along with coco juice, apple cider vinegar, desiccated coconut, and muscovado sugar. Interesting ingredients, huh? If you’re craving for a dessert drink, try The Knight’s Watch composed of espresso, vodka, Bailey’s, and Kahlua. I can’t say this one isn’t a backstabber though.

The next time you find yourself craving for a drink and some delicious grub after wrapping up the day’s tasks, head over to Café Enye and partake of their awesome Happy Hour(s). Make sure you round up the gang before you attack!

PS: One of my wishes is coming true really soon—Café Enye is opening in BGC! Yasssss!! Best piece of news ever.

Café Enye
G/F, Excelsior Building, Eastwood Avenue, Libis, Quezon City
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Budget: PhP400 up/head

Where is your go-to place for after-work drinks?

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