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Party at Sidebar Cafe : First Stop

In preparation for the 2010 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix, STB challenged selected bloggers for a different kind of race, this time – to visit 8 Rev&Rave Bars in just a span of 3 days.

wide selection of wines
Wine Selections

I’m always up for a challenge and for the first pit stop, I had a great meal in Sidebar Cafe Ortigas. Sidebar Café is a small, quaint bar on the right side of Café 1771 (formerly Chateau 1771) at El Pueblo, Ortigas. Sidebar is also part of the Chateau group of restaurants and there’s a door inside Sidebar connecting to Café 1771. The place is perfect for cozy drinking dates with friends or special someone since music is not too loud (people can actually hear each other), place is well lighted (dim but not too dark), seats/couches are comfortable and most importantly, they have the Buy 1 take 2 for P120 beer promo and Buy 1 take 1 for P200 cocktail promo. Food’s okay but would not recommend it as dinner place because of their limited food menu. We ordered Sidebar Nachos, Sausage and Onions, Holy Cow Pizza and Iced tea.

Holy Cow Pizza
Holy Cow Pizza

Sausage and Onions (P400) – from our orders, this was served first. Perfect beer match because the Hungarian and schubligs are served sliced and spicy. Can be an alternative for sisig for those who wants to try something new.

Sausage and Onions
Sausage and Onions

Holy Cow Pizza (P300) – served a few minutes after the sausages. We wanted to try something different and we chose this over the three other pizza flavors because of the arugula. When the pizza was served we were a bit surprised that big pieces of arugula leaves are freshly topped over the pizza (we’re expecting the leaves to be diced or part of the sauce) and we thought it’ll taste weird or too “salad-y” but to our surprise (again), the two-cheese pizza and arugula leaves actually complement each other. We felt full and “healthy” after finishing the eight slices. This one can be good for 3-4 persons. Eight slices, pizza is about 12 inches. This was our five stars, followed by Sausage and onions.

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Sidebar Cafe

Nachos (P350)– we expected this to be served first but was served last instead. The serving is only good for two and you’d only get to munch on tortilla chips with cheese and toppings.

Since its my first stop, I ordered Iced tea instead of beer… The night is still young and I know, just like the Formula 1 Grand Prix – “It’s Going To Get Loud”.

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Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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