Photography: Stephen Capuchino
Hashtag Nikko Natividad’s speakeasy bar is your newest millennial hideout.
A speakeasy is a ‘20s term in the United States which means a hidden place to get a drink’. “Inspired by New York. Kung titignan mo, industrial look. Mix siya ng pop culture,” describes co-owner Ristell Guarin.
The one-year-old bar serves different finger food, appetizers, and imported drinks. While you devour their mouthwatering menu, the whole bar is hyped up by a DJ playing hip-hop and R&B.
Guarin also classifies three types of their customers: young professionals, corporates, and yuppies. “8 PM ‘yan ‘yung normal casual dining, pero ‘pag 11 PM na siya, nag-chechange yung vibe into club vibe.”
Nikko also takes pride in the safety and security of their customers. “Dito kasi, ‘pag pumupunta ka dito, mga celebrities, kahit sila sa Showtime, pumupunta sila dito para uminom…Hindi ka makukulit ng mga tao,” he says. “‘Yun ‘yung naset naming mood dito, na parang hangga’t maaari, bawal kukulitin.”
Photo from Instagram (@donttellph)
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Art Direction: Alfred Amado
Hair and Makeup: Eleny Natividad
Special Thanks to It's Showtime Wardrobe