Freddie Aguilar to open newest bar in Malate

REYMA BUAN-DEVEZA, abs-cbnNEWS.com

Posted at Feb 03 2009 03:22 PM | Updated as of Feb 04 2009 02:34 PM

Filipino music icon Freddie Aguilar is set to open the newest branch of his music bar and restaurant called "Ka Freddie's" in Malate, Manila. 

In an interview with the music legend, Aguilar said that he is planning to have a grand opening of his bar this month.

"Ang target namin is February 19, kasi yung Feng Shui ko sabi yon daw ang lucky. Although I don't really believe, pero I respect it," he said.

He added, "Ito yung pinaka-maganda ang concept, itong sa Malate. Kasi nasusunod lahat ang gusto ko. Hindi nagtitipid ang mga franchise partner ko dito. Hindi ko naman sinabi na tinipid yung sa Bacoor. I understand kasi Bacoor naman yon. Binabagay lang sa  Bacoor," he said.

He said people will love his newest bar because of its unique idea.

"Number one, you have to be a Freddie Aguilar fan. Kasi it's all about Freddie Aguilar. Kapag hindi ka Freddie Aguilar fan ay hindi ka pupunta doon. Or kapag napapasok ka doon ay baka maging Freddie Aguilar fan ka. 'Yon lang 'yon. Dalawa lang 'yon. Marami na akong na meet na ganoon," he said.

According to Aguilar, his bar in Malate was supposed to be his fifth branch. He just closed his branches in Antipolo, Baguio, and Tagaytay.

Aguilar said he started his bar business in the late 90's and opened his first bar/restaurant in Tagaytay. Right now he is also busy managing "Ka Freddie's Bar" in Bacoor, Cavite.

The well-known composer said that as much as possible, he is hands on with his bar, when it comes to the conceptualization of the place, food and drinks.

“Pati yung pag-test ng food, yung preparation, minsan ako pa yung nagtuturo,” he added.

Valentine concert

Aside from the upcoming opening of "Ka Freddie’s" in Malate, Aguilar also said he is planning a Valentine concert with his children Jericho and Maegan dubbed as "Aguilars' Valentine's Concert in Malate".

“Yung Valentine concert mayroon kaming dahilan. Gusto kong pinturahan yung Freddie Aguilar’s Anak Nursery and Kinder School. 'Yun ang dahilan. Yung proceeds gagamiting pampintura sa school,” he said.

"Ka Freddie's" newest music bar and restaurant is located at Adriatico Street corner Pedro Gil in Malate, Manila.

To listen to Aguilar's music, watch him Friday nights in Malate and Saturdays in Bacoor.