After eating the night away at The Food Club Manila, we made our way to Blue Wave, MOA Complex, just across The Food Club Manila, and a short walk from Diosdado Macapagal Blvd. There were a couple of bars in the area, and even an outdoor bar with a stage for performers. It seems that Blue Wave is the place to hang out for a night of drinking after spending the whole afternoon at the mall with friends or family. But among the many restobars at Blue Wave, we went for Gravity Modern Bar to see what they have to offer.
Gravity Modern Bar is only a month old, as it opened last December 6, 2013. Other than their popular cocktails and the buckets of beers that attract customers to the place, they also have a variety of pulutan dishes to snack on. Don’t expect to be served dinner here, though.
Ambiance: I’m afraid I have to admit I’m not a big fan of bars. I hate that the loud music just won’t let you have any conversation with your friends, or how the smell of smoke gets stuck to your hair. Those gas chambers are just not my thing. However! Gravity Modern Bar is a No-Smoking Zone, and looks like just the place where you’ll find me on an uneventful Saturday night, stirring up my own mini-event with friends. It’s my kind of bar: relevant, upbeat music at just the right volume, which allows you to enjoy and have a good time with your friends. There are enough seats for a group of fifty, for those planning a drinking party or a night event.
They have a DJ to take care of the vibe from 8 PM onwards, and are open until 2-3 in the morning. Plus (and here’s the best part), you can let loose and dance away on their dance floor. I can definitely imagine Gravity Modern Bar as the go-to for happenings, major gatherings, and the most awesome private parties! But if you want a place to lounge, where you can be free to drink alone and drown your sorrows in alcohol, this comfy confines would be a place I’d recommend.
As for the drinks, they did not disappoint. Probably seeing that girls comprised most of the group, the bartenders decided to dish out their flavorful non-alcoholic cocktails for the ladies. The Mudslide had a mix of Bailey’s in it. My favorites were Sex on the Beach and Frozen Strawberry Margarita. They also served two other cocktails, the Miami Vice, which was sweet and pretty much like juice, and Gravity Mojito, which had three layers of drinks, with the rum on top, and a drink with a minty taste at the bottom.
For pulutans, their popular pica pica dishes include Calamares, Onion Rings, Pork and Chicken Sisig, Sizzling plates, and Hungarian Sausages.
Overall, Gravity Modern Bar appealed to me in ways regular bars normally don’t. I would recommend this place to my friends who love getting together to drink and are tired of the usual bars along MoA’s Seaside. Gravity Modern Bar would make a good venue for night outs and private parties, and intimate drinking sessions with a few close friends. I’ll definitely come back and bring some of my girls for a few rounds.-HANA