70s Bistro – a place “to rock and be drunk!“
The 70’s, a tumultuous era marred by the infamous Philippine Martial Law and political unrest. At that same decade, Filipino music renaissance emerged through Filipino rock music. Juan Dela Cruz Band, composed of rock legends Mike Hanopol and Pepe Smith, ignited the “Rock n’ Roll” revolution.
One “no-smoking” bar in Quezon City relieves the music of the amazing “Rock n’ Roll” revolution. When the stage lights up in 70’s Bistro, new generation Filipino music artists turns the place into an absolute music mayhem; a tribute to the glorious era that rolled the red carpet to the “Rock n’ Roll” revolution that the Philippines now enjoys.
The 70s Bistro located along Anonas St. in Quezon City, feature mainstream bands such as Kamikaze, Parokya ni Edgar and Brownman Revival. At 70’s Bistro, people can enjoy a full concert of Philippines’ favorite music artists with the luxury of enjoying endless supply of beer and bar chows.
During my visit in 70s Bistro, I got a fusion between heavy dozes of alcohol and Filipino reggae music created by Brownman Revival. People would be deaf not to at least nod to their reggae beats. In 70s Bistro, I’ve experienced exceptional entertainment through great music. Yes, it definitely exceeded my expectations.
According to one of 70s Bistro’s waiter, their house specialty is “Sisig” – a mix of finely chopped pig’s ears, pork liver, crispy pork rinds with a doze of chopped onions served in a sizzling metal platter.
A bar’s specialty dish is reflective to the bar’s overall approach to anything about food, from taste, texture, aroma to presentation. From my perspective, their “Sisig” is just average mainly because I could cook the same dish, or maybe better.
Crowd in 70s bistro is greatly appreciative and expressive to electrifying Filipino music. In this bar, people can have licenses to get drunk and express themselves without thinking what would people think about them.
In 70s Bistro, the crowd wouldn’t mind if anyone got groovy and let their music souls control their earthly bodies.
Restroom is a haven in 70s Bistro. People can have seconds of serenity from the music mayhem that happening right inside the bar. Their urinals and toilet bowl are as white as celebrities’ teeth and doesn’t smell like a comfort room at all.
People will feel refreshed and not stressed when they are inside 70s Bistro’s comfort room. It is a testament to how clean their comfort room is.
Due to the jam-packed throng flooding 70s Bistro, no one can expect prompt service right at the bat. During my visit, I was seated beside their ice chest. I attempted to catch the waiters attention for a bucket of ice to chill my glass of beer but waiters could not spot me calling them. Desperately needing some winter-feel in my beer, I got some tube ice from their chest myself.
However, I believe no one will ever complain because people are preoccupied listening to the great music played at 70s Bistro . Waiters also compensate their shortcomings through superb courtesy.
Party-like atmosphere sums up the ambiance in 70s Bistro. People will be amazed on how its limited quiet space turns into a Woodstock like atmosphere when the bands starts playing.
Bands usually starts playing at around 10:30 PM. Coming early in 70s Bistro doesn’t mean a boring start. People can still get dozes of legendary music. They play concerts of music legends to prepare people from the coming music storm.
When I got there early, they play a Bob Marley concert to prepare people to the reggae fever that will fill the place in a few moments.
Concerts in the metro costs at least thousands. In 70s Bistro, people can have the same performance and entertainment for only 150 pesos (comes with a free beer) entrance fee. Booze costs around 40-45 pesos while their bar chows ranges from 100 – 300 pesos. Not bad for a bar that offers great music and an unforgettable experience.