The all-too-familiar feeling of kicking back and enjoying a juicy, meaty burger on one hand and an ice-cold brewski on the other is unmatched. The tag team of burgers and beer has, quite frankly, always been great and timeless ever since it was discovered.
If you’re looking for the best place in Manila to enjoy this food-and-drink pairing , there’s really no better place to head to than Raging Bull Burgers. The joint, made for rockstar burger aficionados, also has a selection of some of the finest beers you’ll ever find, all of which go well with its carefully crafted grubs.
Makati’s juiciest secret
Opened in 2021, the flavour-forward Raging Bull Burgers’ branch in Makati easily turned The Rise into an even better dining destination that’s off the beaten path. Found right in the heart of the burgeoning North of Makati (NOMA) neighbourhood, the district is becoming a cultural hotspot. Individuals from different backgrounds come together in this locale to bond over shared interests such as enjoying the best of local music at a legendary gig spot or immersing in inspired designs within art-filled halls and warehouses. Once you’re done with all of that, stop by Raging Bull Burgers to satisfy that mad appetite.
Rage on at The Rise, where cool exteriors and interiors match the rockin’ burgers and beers for the whole kickass experience.
Best burgers in town
If you haven’t come and tried Raging Bull’s burgers yet, you’re definitely missing out on the star of the show.
All its burgers have that just-right balance of savoury and sweet flavours, topped off with a solid kick of a smoky taste from the charcoal grill the patties are cooked on.
The awesomeness doesn’t stop there—there’s a whole bunch of toppings and condiments you can slam on the patty! You’ve got caramelised onions, fresh lettuce, juicy tomatoes, chutney, cabbage slaw, mouthwatering cheddar cheese, pickles, and everyone’s favourite bacon. Sauce it up with Raging Bull’s original barbecue sauces, hot sauce selection, Pommery and Dijon mustards, or tartar sauce.
Reach for Raging Bull Burgers’ satisfying craft beers specially brewed for the brand.
In photo: Clean Slate, Kickin’ Chicken, Knockout Wheat Ale, Raging IPA, and El Toro Blanco.
Freedom of choice
Raging Bull’s secret to its unbeatable pairings is that here, the customer is definitely right. That is, there’s no right or wrong way to pair its burgers with its beers—when you come over, the way you want it will always be the best way.
“The buns are savoury and complements the bitter and sweet taste of the beers. It’s true to Raging Bull’s philosophy to give only the best to our customers,” says Joris Rycken, executive chef, Shangri-La The Fort, Manila. “Our signature cornmeal buns are made from premium corn and crafted locally by our chefs so we can ensure that the flavours are always on point.”
The experts over at Raging Bull Burgers highly recommend the craft beers brewed by Nipa Brew specifically for the restaurant. They’ve got three particular brews on tap: El Toro Blanco, whose citrus, spice, and subtle pine flavours pairbest with spicy and salty food, seafood, and chicken; Knockout Wheat Ale, which has tropical fruit notes and a sweet taste that goes well with chicken, seafood, and vegetables; and Raging IPA, also a citrus-tasting beer with hops that’s really good with spiced dishes, hearty stews, and anything deep-fried.
Order the Raging Wagyu, made with 100% Australian Wagyu beef, and pair it with the equally rockin’ Raging IPA, an ideal tag team made in burger and bear haven.
If you don’t know where to start, don’t fret! The most ideal pairing the chefs recommend to start off is its signature Raging Wagyu burger and Raging IPA. The hoppy beer perfectly complements the 1/3-lb. Prime Australian Wagyu burger with caramelised onions, chili chutney, lettuce, tomato, and dill pickle.
And if you want to know more and expand your horizons, Raging Bull Burgers’ crew is trained to help you find the best beer to have with the burger you’re getting. Just ask them for their recos and they’ll be more than happy to set you off in the right direction.
Now that you know the bites and brews that are in store for you, head over to your nearest Raging Bull Burgers at any of the three spots in the Metro: BGC, Makati, and Ortigas. You owe it to yourself to have a great burger and a refreshing bottle of beer soon!
Let the rage continue by visiting us at:
Shangri-La The Fort, Manila
Open daily from 10:00am to 10:30pm
Corner of 30th Street and 4th Avenue,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, 1634
Assembly Grounds at The Rise
Open daily from 10am to 9pm
Ground Floor, The Rise Makati
7248 Malugay Street, Makati City, 1203
Shangri-La Plaza Mall (North Wing)
Open daily from 10:30am to 12MN
EDSA, Mandaluyong, Manila, 1552