T.G.I.Friday's Stars Behind the Bar Tour and New Bar Menu

T.G.I.Friday's has been around for quite some time.  It's actually the first American casual dining chain in the Philippines.  Yet, its innovative ideas is never ends.

To spice up this summer, it has introduced a new bar menu which includes a wife array of affordable drinks like Ultimate drinks, beer on tap at 60 php, local bottled beer at 75 php and beer by the bucket for only 350 php.  For the ladies, they also have cocktails such as Long Island Tea, Bahama Mama, Kamikaze and 77 Sunset Strip.  But, their refillable mojito at only 295 php available everyday is a popular item that will always be a crowd favorite.

Another reason to visit T.G.I.Friday's is their new T.G.I.Friday's Red Card that will be available by first week of April.  It is a passport for a buy-one, take-one on cocktails every Thursday.  The best part is that its Red Card is distributed to its diners free of charge.

T.G.I.Friday's has always been known for their flair tending.  Since 1985, it has hosted its flair tending competition in the US.  To keep up with their tradition, the first leg of the Stars Behind the Bar tour is launched.  Watch the Stars Behind the Bar tour which is in partnership with Stolichnaya Vodka and be dazzled by the flips, flairs and tricks of their celebrity bartenders. 

I was fortunate to get to watch the skillful flair tending.  The crowd was cheering with glee and excitement.  Some stunts were really breath taking. 

Junjun "The Entertainer" Marcelo
Junjun's enthusiastic personality together with his winning flair-tending moves, cool dance steps, quirky facial expressions and unique bakcground music makes him the ultimate entertainer.  He has been handpicked by Department of Tourism to promote "It's more fun in the Philippines" to countries like India and Dubai. 

Gino "The Bomb" Simbillo
Gino from T.G.I.Friday's Marquee Mall Pampanga has won several bartending competitions including one sponsored by T.G.I.Friday's which he finds most memorable.

Aldrin "The One" Javar
Aldrin is a hardworking student who has been to various places even working in a restaurant in Singapore.  When he heard about T.G.I.Friday's TESDA bartending contest, he came back to the Philippines and won the contest. 

Genrev "The Revolution" Bascano
He's the Champion of T.G.I.Friday's Shake, Rattle and Pour Bartending Championship


Rev and Aldrin Falir-tending Duo
They can even flair-tend in synchronization!  It's awesome how they can do it in pairs.

My favorite part is flair-tending with fired up bottles.  It's hot and cool at the same time don't you think?

Michael "Unstoppable" Rabago from T.G.I.Friday's Glorietta is such a passionate bartending  with skills that are sure to impress anyone.  It's his goal to be T.G.I.Friday's best and I'm sure someday he can be.

Ronilo "The Showstopper" Bautista from T.G.I.Friday's Mall of Asia is inspired by a world-class batender and has been bartending since he was in college.  He eventually won several competitions and his journey goes on.  
At T.G.I.Friday's party is as fun as ever.

Catch the T.G.I.Friday's Stars Behind the Bar Tour and watch them live at:
  • Bonifacio High Street - March 21, 2013, April 11, 2013, April 25, 2013, May 9, 2013
  • Glorietta - March 22, 2013, April 12, 2013, April 26, 2013, May 10, 2013
  • Mall of Asia - April 4, 2013, May 16, 2013
  • Eastwood - April 5, 2013, May 17, 2013
  • Trinoma  - April 14, 2013, May 4, 2013
  • Malate - April 18, 2013, May 23, 2013
  • Alabang Town Center - April 19, 2013, May 24, 2013
  • Tomas Morato -  May 2, 2013, May 30, 2013 
  • Robinsons Galleria -  May 3, 2013, May 31, 2013