From left, live cocktail mixing by Lester Ligon; drinks for delivery from partner bars like The Back Room; beats by DJ Gerard Henson.
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For Father’s Day, 'bring' dad to this virtual bar with DJs and bartenders on livestream

For ANCX’s Cheers to the Man this Friday night, partake of home-delivered cocktails as you dance to the cool beats of DJs Manolet Dario and Gerard Henson, and enjoy live cocktail mixing by the metro’s best bartenders.
ANCX | Jun 18 2020

It feels like Friday nights these days seem to require more and more celebratory pursuits. It’s a day in the week when we can all take a breather, when those who have been doing remote work for the past, more or less, 100 days can actually make their home a home: a place where one can laze, and hang out with friends over drinks, or maybe a poker game.

While the latter has been impeded by the recent crisis, the coming Father’s Day weekend is an excuse to make it happen—virtually, of course.

This Friday night, starting at 8:30 pm, ANCX, the lifestyle website of the ABS-CBN News Channel, will host Cheers to the Man, a drinks-at-home-party honoring the fathers of the world by bringing the celebration to their home, broadcast from the ANCX Facebook page.

It is also a way to extend help to the local bars and bartenders, who have been gravely affected by the pandemic.

In partnership with eight of the top bars in Metro Manila, Cheers to the Man will feature the beats of Philippine party scene stalwarts, DJ Manolet Dario and DJ Gerard Henson.

DJ Manolet Dario

Through Facebook live stream, the DJs will play their sets, while lauded bartenders Rian Asiddao (Diageo Reserve), Lester Ligon (The Spirits Library), and Alex Renoue (The Back Room) will each do a demo of how to create the perfect drink. Singleton Manzana Soda or Dufftown Old Fashioned, anyone?

Diageo Reserve Brand Ambassador Rian Asiddao.

If you want to set up your own home bar just in time for the party, you can order cocktail mix sets for delivery here.

For those who just want to drink—or dance—and make merry, curated drink menus for order and delivery from our eight partner bars were launched on June 12. All customers who order within the duration of the campaign will receive a free three-month Booky Prime membership. See details here.

Those who order will be eligible to join the raffle, and prizes will be given by the partner bars. Whisky lovers can also win The Singleton Dufftown 12YO Single Malt Scotch Whisky by answering trivia questions from featured bartender Rian Assidao, the Diageo Reserve Brand Ambassador, during the party.

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In addition, partygoers who post their photos on Instagram with the hashtag #CheersToTheMan and tag can also get the chance to win bottles of Singleton Scotch.

8 bottles of The Singleton Dufftown 12YO to be given away as prizes.

As the music plays, and the booze kicks in, the partakers of much-deserved revelry can talk, or prattle, or rave, or rant, or simply catch up, just like the old times (or three months ago). To boot, anyone can request songs from the DJs.

Now that’s a Friday fathers deserve.


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