This Secret Bar in Alabang Will Be Your New Favorite Hideout

Alibi Lounge and Bar touts itself as the next speakeasy to check out.

Alibi Lounge and Bar, Crimson Hotel
PHOTO BY Crimson Hotel

It's great and all when you've got the answers laid out and right within your reach-but there's also a certain allure in mystery and discovering what might lie beyond plain sight. If you're up for a thrill when in the South-or purposefully looking to try one-of-a-kind libations that'll open your eyes to lesser-known (but excellent) paths alcoholic drinks can take-then the newly opened Alibi Lounge and Bar ought to be on your bucket list, stat.

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Alibi Lounge and Bar, Crimson Hotel
This new bar in Alabang is well worth the search.
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Alibi Lounge and Bar describes themselves as a speakeasy. They're secluded within Crimson Hotel in Filinvest City, and you'll have to know the current keycode-yup, it changes-to get in.

But enter and you'll be greeted with quite the snazzy sight. Inside, Alibi Lounge and Bar is a dark and brooding space, but with elegant sensibilities reflected in their use of plush chairs and stools, sleek tables, and strategically placed lights to illuminate the view just a tad without taking away from the overall enigmatic feel.

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Alibi Lounge and Bar, Crimson Hotel
Enter and you'll be greeted with quite the snazzy sight.
PHOTO BY Crimson Hotel

The star of the show, of course, is their short yet sweet lineup of dranks-which includes a selection of topnotch gin, as well as five signature sips. The Sunset Strip (P300) delivers a floral-citrusy profile with Tanqueray Ten, grapefruit, oleo saccharum (a classic citrus-oil syrup), and rose air; meanwhile, the Whisper Sister (P300) pairs the herbal character of chamomile tea with the piney note of Tanqueray gin and zesty ol' lemon oleo syrup.

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Like your libations on the tart and sweet side? The Lucid Fluid (P300) has got your back with its suave greyish hue and mix of Bombay Sapphire, activated charcoal pineapple, salted coconut sugar, and coconut water.

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Alibi's shelves are well stocked with topnotch gin.
PHOTO BY Crimson Hotel
Alibi Lounge and Bar, Crimson Hotel
Among their signature libations are the sleek, suave Lucid Fluid...
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The Truth or Dairy (P500) delivers lighter but no less impactful sips, with Martin Millers, orange oleo syrup, orange and pineapple shrubs, and milk coming together into a smooth and harmonious whole. And then there's the The Peat Meet and Greet (P450)-expect to be taken out for a real memorable ride here, as this savory-sweet, intoxicating beverage combines beurre noisette (brown butter) with Jim Beam bourbon, Laphroaig whiskey, bacon sugar, and black pepper for one heck of a nutty-smoky adventure you won't forget.

Alibi Lounge and Bar, Crimson Hotel
..And the The Peat Meet And Greet that's got a surprise savory edge.
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Alibi Lounge and Bar is at G/F Entrata Urban Complex, Civic Drive, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. For more information, check out Alibi Lounge and Bar's Facebook page.

This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Yummy.ph editors.

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