5880 Enriquez, Makati, 1209 Metro Manila, Philippines
Music is the leitmotif that underpins Oto, which means ‘sound’ in Japanese. Serious AV kit, proper acoustics and a room filled with speakers, amps and vinyl further hammer home the theme. Also on the rider are a set list of seriously sophisticated drinks that do more than play second fiddle to the sounds on show. A drinks list is generally short but beautifully formed and changes regularly. On the menu might be Smoke and Coffee, which combines peaty Scottish whisky, house-made coffee liqueur at an extremely reasonable price for a cocktail of this quality. The Old Fashioned with Bacon is another essential pour.