Brewery Gastropub Iloilo
Brewery Gastropub Iloilo is the successful venture of Chef Pauline Banusing. It is a homegrown Iloilo restaurant serving great dishes with beer pairings to complement them with.
My first gastropub experience was at Brewery Gastropub Bacolod. Despite the name, my husband and I were confident with bringing our children over. And we were not disappointed. It was a lively restaurant filled with people who enjoy good food and a thorough collection of drinks.
And this is exactly what we experienced when we visited where this Bacolod restaurant concept came from — Brewery Gastropub Iloilo. Now on it’s 4th year, the Brewery in Iloilo continues to deliver elaborate food settings and appropriate beer pairings to the Ilonggos and visitors to the city.
While it is a pub, people of all ages come here because of the wholesome setting of the place. Brewery Gastropub Iloilo has well-lit and has nicely-appointed wooden touches.
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Inventive and ingenious, Chef Pauline opened the first imported beer bar in Iloilo City in 2010 with her husband, Gus. Mr. Banusing is the beer connoisseur between Iloilo’s power couple. They called this venture, Rooftop Brewery. The concept and the new beer flavors were new to the Ilonggos and it was kind of hard to compete with the local brands that they grew up with.
All it took was some exposure for the people to accept imported beers and so in 2014, Rooftop Brewery evolved into a much higher form — Brewery Gastropub Iloilo. They still carried the usual imported beers but the collection expanded to more than 100 beer choices from all over the world.
Aiming to educate the Ilonggo palate on different beers, Brewery Gastropub introduced handcrafted beers that are made in small batches using natural ingredients. These beers are produced in microbreweries found around the Philippines and abroad, such as Japan, Australia, California and New Orleans.
To date, they are the first and only pub in Iloilo City that carries six flavors of fresh gourmet beer in draft, which includes two brands that are regularly imported from Australia.
Awesome Food | Beer Pairings
Through the years, the culinary group of Brewery Gastropub Iloilo keeps on making and reinventing gastronomic delights that can be matched with their vast collection of beers. Not only do their food tastes good, they all look good, too.
And while you’re there, take advantage of their advice on beer pairings so that you can better appreciate the kinds of beers that go well with different kinds of food. You will be surprised at how the beers can enhance the flavor of your food when they are properly paired.
Here are some of the well-loved dishes at Brewery Gastropub Iloilo.
Events and Promotions
Follow the Facebook page of Brewery Gastropub Iloilo to keep abreast with their new promos. From time to time, they offer certain beer and food pairing packages or their famous Grills on Wheels that usually happens every Sunday dinner.
I would like to mention that all of us in our family, our kids included, love the Brewery Gastropub. Husband and I enjoy the food and beer pairings while our kids do enjoy their food.
Plus, the kids feel so welcome here because of the complimentary lollipops given to all the kids with every visit. These are presened in a candy stand that looks so cute. This is a nice touch, really. Not much expense and effort but it greatly impacts the customers.
Truly, the Brewery Gastropub Iloilo is every food and beer lover’s destination.
In the Visayas, Brewery Gastropub now has three branches in three key cities. Visit them when you are in any of these cities.