Slouch Hat Ermita Manila

1 Oct

Great Places to Eat

Slouch Hat

Slouch Hat in Ermita in the Philippines. Aussie pub and inn

Slouch Hat in Ermita in the Philippines. Aussie pub and inn

One of the most enjoyable places to go for a drink and some great tucker is the fantastic Slouch Hat Hotel in Ermita in Manila.  And let’s be clear right from the start we are talking about a bar and inn that you can take children and granny too. This is not a girly bar, as this site never deals in that side of life. We deal with places and events and areas that are for vacations and fun.

So having said all that, the bar was established is situated two blocks away from the American Embassy in the Manila Bay area at 1212 MH DEL PILLAR Street and intersects with United Nations Road. The place stands out in the road with its colourful doors and postings. It will attract you even if you did not know what it was.

The doors of the Slouch Hat first opened in 1990 and soon became a very popular haunt for expats. Mostly the first expats were Aussies, but now the reputation has grown so fast that even the English (that’s me) and visitors from Europe and America stay over at this very friendly bar come hotel.

The bar and hotel side grew in 2004 when the next door area was purchased and the hotel has now more rooms. Rooms with fan only to really impressive family rooms that are very big. The rates for the area are surprisingly good, but it is not the rooms that make it appear on this site.

By far the biggest “sell” of the place is the staff who have been coached and trained to understand so many variations of English and the somewhat strange humour of foreigners that partake their lunch or dinner there. Whether you are drinking alone, or in a couple or even if you are a single lady looking for somewhere cheerful and friendly -this is the place to stay.

Slouch Hat in Ermita in the Philippines. Aussie pub and inn

Slouch Hat in Ermita in the Philippines. Aussie pub and inn

The food is honestly a taste from home. From steak and kidney pies to Chili Con Carne. From Pinoy dishes through to Apple pie the Slouch cooks it fresh. One of my favourites has to be the Roast Lamb dinner and the taste of the proper Aussie/British Sunday Dinner.

For the non Aussies one word of warning. Big sports events means the bar will fill up quickly and the atmosphere is full of happy Aussies shouting and screaming. That in itself is fun to watch. This site fully recommends the Slouch Hat Hotel as a great place to stay and dine when in Ermita.

Sponsored by Jeff Harvie Migration Agent at Down Under Visa.

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