[BAGUIO] ▬ 2600 GASTROPUB, MAKE YOUR NIGHT IN BAGUIO GASTRONOMICALLY FUN
If getting rid of night clubs is a form of stupidity and being uncool as you may want to call it, ok, close the case 'cause I'm a piece of the uncool. I have a different definition of being badass cool anyway.
In fairness, 2600 Gastropub has an emphasis on food so it's a safe place for nightout goers who do not focus on partying.
I PUT MY LONG-SLEEVED TOP ON. I wanted to appear decent. This is a dinner anyway. Great thing I managed to pack something casually smart clothes in my backpack of above-the-knee shorts and mostly tank tops. Heck, carrying a heavy backpack during travel is so uncool. The vertebrae will surely cry out for help. Boy Scout skills worked out this time.
[BAGUIO] ▬ THAT'S WHAT I WORE. THIS IS A GROUFIE WITH MY AMAZING RACE TEAMMATES.
Honestly, I already had an idea that the place I am going is an assemblage of night party people. My instinct that time told me to get rid of the backpacker get up 'cause being too much different from the rest can be crazy even though you find being be-yourself-don't-care-others-say to be cool. It was my choice to look like that anyway.
I wanted to stand-out (if not to merely just blend) at least if circumstances warrant. I would like to mention that competing with others' dress to impress is not my kind of thing. My words are be decent and look respectable and you will go admired for that—basically that's how I think and see things.
[BAGUIO] ▬ FELLOW BLOGGER JUSTINE'S GET UP IN THE HOUSE: HE BLOGS ON FASHION
As I said, I would love entering night clubs—it's not just comfortable for me due to some personal reasons and advocacies.
I can be with the party people. I know the drill. I know the slangs. I know the heart of the party and I can even appear as party ace.
[BAGUIO] ▬ LIKE A VIP, OUR GROUP HAS A RESERVED SECTION. JEMAN, ENTERTAINMENT BLOGGER, HOLDS IT RIGHT.
[BAGUIO] ▬ THE BLOGGERS ARE IN THE HOUSE.
Anyway, no pressure on my part this time. It was good to know that several tables near the jock's lair were reserved for the very important guests, I'm included.
However, I cannot deny the fact that at the other tables, hardcores will be hardcores. I saw these party people losing themselves as the in-house air is already mixing with white smoke—from cigar most probably.
I even wanted to allege that at the other table, someone's smoking pot. But I wasn't sure if it really was but damn golden bong producing thick white smoke! WTF is for? All I know is that THC and nicotine don't spell out their names but they somehow give a clue based on the accessories. How I wish that thick white smoke coming from a man who inhaled from a bong was just a magic trick. Yeah, like magic show inside a club? Ok, this is a party house anyway. Don't expect priests coming to give a sermon.
[BAGUIO] ▬ JUICE, CAPPUCCINO FROTHY, SODA OR BEER?
[BAGUIO] ▬ JUICE, CAPPUCCINO FROTHY, SODA OR BEER?
Back to my immediate world, everything went silky smooth. No hard drinks with the popular street label was served; only to find out later that everything will be cocktails. 'Twas better, universe.
So right now, I don't have to deal with the pressure of associating myself with the drunkard image because I can easily conceal by putting up a glass of pineapple juice in front me. I wasn't pressured of getting caught on the camera with bottle of alcoholic beverages around because basically, everything was cocktail. Cool! I told you, I am not comfortable in settings like this unless the circumstances are safe. So, yes, it is safe in 2600. You can be decent and wholesome if you wish (I am referring to the 'very' conservative way. Mind you, there are also drunk gals and lads who still look decent.). No peer pressure. No social pressure. But high blood pressure will kick in if you're susceptible.
Please pardon my paranoia. I won't tell. Sorry for this blabbermouth in me.
[BAGUIO] ▬ INTERIOR OF 2600 GASTROPUB
[BAGUIO] ▬ SOME PICTORIALS OUT THERE NOW THAT IT'S EMPTY
[BAGUIO] ▬ INTRICATE FLOORING
In light of the foregoing blabbering I've made, I am lucky to enjoy its original interior design. I know, the interior will change by time and I think I'm one lucky guy who has documented its original design inside. So what I will be writing on this article is actually now a part of its history. 100 years from now—maybe—and this article will be a precious piece for having documented its early days—that, if it will last for a century.
I'VE WAITED FOR THE FOOD TO BE served. The cocktails came first. I managed to get a buzz before the food arrived.
All I knew was all the food served came in great presentation and they did dress to impress. The high expectation though was met, at least how I judged it.
Then suddenly, pies of pizza came and these bloggers gone crazy surrounding a food with their flash-emitting modern-day toys.
[BAGUIO] ▬ IT TASTED SHAWARMA. I WASN'T SURE IT REALLY WAS A SHAWARMA.
[BAGUIO] ▬ COOL PRESENTATION
[BAGUIO] ▬ I DON'T MEMORIZE THE NAME OF THE FOOD ON THE MENU. I JUST EAT 'EM LIKE THIS ONE.
[BAGUIO] ▬ I'M PRETTY SURE THIS IS PIZZA!
[BAGUIO] ▬ PIZZA! PIZZA!
[BAGUIO] ▬ WHY CARE ABOUT THE NAME IF YOU CAN EAT THEM?
[BAGUIO] ▬ BLOGGERS GETTING CRAZY OVER THIS PIZZA.
[BAGUIO] ▬ FOOD GALORE
[BAGUIO] ▬ DOING WHAT HE'S SUPPOSED TO DO
[BAGUIO] ▬ THE DISC JOCKEY
[BAGUIO] ▬ YOU ROCK, JOCK!
[BAGUIO] ▬ I LEFT THE PLACE THE PARTY IS STILL WARMING UP.
[BAGUIO] ▬ THE FAÇADE
[BAGUIO] ▬ IT WOULD NEVER BE ENOUGH BUT EVERYTHING HAS TO END.
[BAGUIO] ▬ WE LEFT THE GASTROPUB UNSHAKEN. THE NIGHT MUST GO ON.
[BAGUIO] ▬ NEWLY FOUND FRIENDS
INDEX: INSIDE THIS BLOG SERIES
[UP NEXT] ▬ WHAT I DID ON THE THIRD DAY? IT ACTUALLY SMELLED MORE FUN.
[BAGUIO] ▬ VIP Treatment Vacation the Azalea Way
TEASER ► Inside the room, I felt like I'm a VIP again. This is probably one of the best rooms in Azalea. I felt privileged. This staycation kicks ass.
| Part 2
[BAGUIO] ▬ Ilocano Food Reigns at Kalapaw Restaurant
TEASER ► This restaurant highlights the Ilocos heritage and culture in spite of the fact that it's located in Baguio City.
| Part 3
[BAGUIO] ▬ Night Market at Harrison Road: What to See and Expect?
TEASER ► The foot traffic is huge. Merchants shout to encourage passersby to purchase their products. But some are just hawkers.
| Part 4
[LA TRINIDAD] ▬ 5 Interdependent Worlds in Strawberry Farm
TEASER ► I know they need something that's why they need to do something. You see great hope in their eyes.
| Part 5
[LA TRINIDAD] ▬ Bahong Flower Farm: Rose Capital of the Philippines
TEASER ► ...they will transform into beautiful, fully-bloomed flowers and that will be the end of their life because they will be cut and head straight to the flower shop.
| Part 6
[LA TRINIDAD] ▬ Jewel Igorot Restaurant: Non-Igorots Should Eat Here!
TEASER ► Say anything you want to say and this cool restaurant along the main road in La Trinidad will still find its way to become superior.
| Part 7
[LA TRINIDAD] ▬ Jewel Igorot Museum and the Maid-to-Millionaire Story
TEASER ► Greatness does not only come from huge quantities and fat funds. My conviction is something is already great when you are able to put up that something from scratch with a purpose to educate and inspire.
| Part 8
[BAGUIO] ▬ Discovering More of Baguio the Amazing Race Way
TEASER ► We've explored the city under time pressure yet we were awed by these destinations that are truly timeless.
| Part 9 | Part 10
[TUBA] ▬ BenCab Museum: History, Arts and Culture
TEASER ► ...everywhere is a learning realm. Everywhere is an answer if you have questions. Everywhere is a definition if you look for meanings.
[BAGUIO] ▬ Tam-awan Village: Old-School Igorot Living of Today
TEASER ► The present has almost erased all the things of the past but some individuals have always been interested in bringing the old back to present.
| Part 12
[BAGUIO] ▬ Tree Top Adventure: What to Expect? + Things You Must Know
TEASER ► The facilities are well-engineered—truly a work of the experts. Pine trees are part of the activities and they claim that no tree was harmed.
| Part 13
[BAGUIO] ► Azalea Residences Hotel Review: My Experiences in Details
TEASER ▬ The room where I stayed is even bigger than our house—complete with a kitchen, a dining area, a sala (with a couch and a twin bed) and another two rooms within the room. Swanky!
 This experience was made possible through Azalea Residences Hotel in Baguio City. I was invited to experience the Azalea hospitality.
 All maps I used on this post are the works of Eugene Alvin Villar and Mike Gonzalez published on Wikipedia. Source: 1 | 2
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