Third-wave coffee by day and kick-ass cocktails by night is a winning combination, judging by the popularity of this vibey bar. Staff treat ingredients with the utmost respect, whether it’s coffee beans or small-batch spirits, attracting a young, up-for-it crowd of cocktail lovers and caffeine fiends. There is a bright café at the front, but the back remains intimate and cosy – a clever trick considering the Spartan polished concrete and blonde wood design. Try the signatures such as the refreshing Summer as a Verb, the Latin-accented Galleon Trade or the breakfast-inspired Milk Washed Daisy, and fill in your personalised cocktail passport as you go. The Curator is also named The Best Bar in the Philippines 2021.