Apericena at Seda BGC

Happy hour is something we are all very familiar with, but have you heard of Apericena?  It basically means “apertivo + dinner” and has become quite the trend in Italy — you buy yourself a drink, and get to enjoy a buffet of appetizers for FREE!

img_0222Just recently, my family and I enjoyed a short but sweet staycation at Seda BGC, and I got to try the Apericena at the hotel’s roofdeck bar, Straight Up.

Stunning skyline view at Straight Up roofdeck bar | Photo via Seda Hotels Official Website

IMG_0242It is such a good deal!  For as little as P120 for a San Mig Light (or P200-300+ for cocktails and mocktails), you get to enjoy a delicious spread for free.  They vary the dishes included in the selection, but here’s what we enjoyed when we were there:

IMG_0207Sushi and sashimi


IMG_0223Hot dishes and grilled seafood

IMG_0185And pizzas with a Filipino twist!  I highly recommend the laing pizza and gambas pizza!

Io_6RvLkHribd1Ndy-vLFspw0mo61fnSAkGbA7aySvwWash it all down with your alcoholic beverage of choice, or try Seda’s own brew, Calamansino liqeuer.  It’s 100% local and all-natural.  (Photo by Game Changer)


According to Seda’s Group General Manager, Andrea Mastellone, Seda BGC is the very first hotel in Manila to offer Apericena.  All I can say is the food was delicious, and I had such a great time!  Here are more snaps of our fun night at Straight Up Bar, courtesy of Game Changer.

Daphne Osena Paez with her daughters
Janice Villanueva, Daniel Roa, and Dara David-Roa
AJ and Audrey Dimarucot with their kids
Angel Jacob and Mia Fausto Cruz
Em Sulit and RJ Ledesma
Kimi Juan, Thomas Caja, and Jelito De Leon
Sisters Janice Villanueva and Jaymie Pizarro
Michelle Lim, Janice Villanueva, Christine Dychiao, Me, and Tina Ong

* Apericena is available at Straight Up Bar daily from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

RELATED POST: Our Seda BGC Staycation

STRAIGHT UP, Roofdeck, Seda BGC Hotel, 30th Street corner 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Phone: +6329458888/+6325885700

Seda BGC Official Website | Facebook Page | Instagram

Straight Up Bar Facebook Page | Instagram


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