There’s a fun, new place with a cool vibe in the metro, with world-class cocktails crafted by award-winning bartenders using top-shelf spirits, and a creative menu that celebrates the freshness of Aklan oysters flown in every day, always fresh, never frozen.
Salt & Ice has truly been a passion project. The goal was to create not just a bar, but a space that celebrates the freshness of Aklan oysters, and the world-class skills of their award-winning roster of bartenders.
Salt represents the sea and its fresh oysters; Ice represents its amazing craft cocktails. Its cocktails are crafted with the latest tools and equipment only a few bars in Manila have. Its bartenders create forward-looking, whimsical cocktails, each with their own stories, beautifully served and presented, the kind you look forward to after a long day.
No detail is too small — from the interiors to the music They aim to be a space where one can enjoy a chill night with friends, enjoying good food, amazing oysters, and inventive cocktails.
“It is, in a nutshell, an oyster bar that serves cocktails, from the classics to imaginative concoctions developed for discerning guests who want to have an interactive bar experience,” says Abigael Quilal-lan, Salt & Ice’s operations manager who has competed and won local and international bartending competitions.
“It’s a passion project of our president and CEO, John Michael “Mike” Hilton. He loves oyster bars and premium, well-thought-out cocktails. He married these two in one space,” Quilal-lan narrates. “He’s very hands-on at Salt & Ice. He shared his ideas when we were developing our cocktails, and he led a team of chefs in conceptualizing our main menu selection.”
Hilton’s extensive experience in F&B was put to good use when he founded Visum Ventures in 2019, bringing the now widely-popular Koomi (a natural drinking yogurt from Australia) to the Philippines. He has since expanded the brand portfolio with Oh My Greek, Zig, Sante by Zig, and is also the exclusive distributor of T2 loose-leaf teas and tea wares in the country.
Salt & Ice is located on the ground floor of Uptown Parade in Uptown BGC, Taguig. It is open from 4:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. from Sunday to Wednesday, and from 4:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. from Thursday to Saturday.
For more information, call 0969 141 4688. It also recently opened at Bldg 7, Molito Commercial Complex, Alabang.