If you are looking for an English-inspired pub here in Cebu, Urban Cellar is the place for you. Located at Piazza Elesia Mall in Talamban, it has an old fashioned medieval theme, paired with modern audio-visual technology. The place looks elegant and well-kept that one will assume that it is an expensive establishment. You will be surprised of what Urban Cellar has to offer at reasonable prices.
When it comes to high quality drinks, you won’t be disappointed. Their cellar is filled with a wide selection of wines from France, Italy, Australia, Chile, and America. The types of wines they serve are Chardonnay, Eaglehawk Rose, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cawarra Rose, Eaglehawk Merlot, Fuili Grave Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Woodbridge Shiraz, Reserve Merlot, and Old Vine Zinfandel, just to name a few. The price range of these imported wines is between Php500 and Php750.
They also boast of an excellent assortment of imported spirits like tequila, vodka, schnapps, gin, rum, cream liqueur, and specially mixed cocktails. Whisky drinkers will delight in Canadian Club, Johnnie Walker Black Label and Red Label, Famous Grouse, Glenwood 12 Year Old, Glenfiddich, Jim Beam, J&B, Jack Daniels, Bells, and Southern Comfort. The drinks cost from Php30 to Php200 per single glass.
Beer is a big deal in pubs. Most pub goers look for certain types like pilsner, bitter, stout, porter, lager, old ale, mild, or barley wine. This is the reason why Urban Cellar offers a huge range of beers that are diverse in appearance and taste.
For those who are craving for some imported beers, Urban Cellar serves Guinness, Stella Artois, Strongbow Cider, Tetleys Smooth Flow, Banks Bitter, Caffreys Original, John Smiths Extra Smooth, Pedigree Bitter, IPA, and Fuddles County, among others. The latest additions to their imported collection are the Warsteiner Premium German beer, Jupiter Blode French beer, and Desperados French tequila flavor. On the other hand, if you prefer the local kinds, they also sell San Miguel Pilsen, Light, All Malt, Red Horse, and Cerveza Negra, Apple Flavor, and Lemon Flavor. The local beers cost around Php40, while the imported beers cost between Php90 and Php140 per bottle.
While a pub may be known for alcohol, there is no reason for you not to enjoy Urban Cellar’s comfortable venue if you are somebody who is not a fan of alcoholic drinks. You may pair your delicious snacks with soft drinks, juices, tea, brewed coffee, tonic water, soda water, or energy drinks.
The filling and delectable bar snacks include English-style sausages, homemade beef burgers in a bun, Quiche Lorraine with salad, and Cornish pastries. They also have jacket potatoes with a variety of tasty fillings like Bolognese, chili con carne, tuna, baked beans, and cheese. Their sandwiches (choice of toasted/plain wholemeal, white or Panini) come in cheddar cheese, cheese brie, tuna, turkey, salami, pastrami, farmer's ham, smoked ham, and bacon, lettuce & tomato. Their handmade pies that come in Beef and Mushroom, Beef and Beer, Beef Curry, and other savory flavors, are a must-try. Another great addition to their interesting menu is the Chicken Madras curry with tender young chicken breast, served with golden French fries.
Aside from drinking and dining, customers can enjoy the pub’s music docking stations and listen to their chosen tracks. They may also catch live Barclay’s English Premier League games and other sports shows through Sky, Setanta and VTC. Live games usually take place on Saturdays, at about 8:45 p.m. Groups can opt to play beer pong, a fun drinking game where players throw a ping pong ball in a cup of beer on the other end.
Urban Cellar has this unique and attractive area they call The Chapel. You might think that this place is filled with religious artifacts because of its name, but it is definitely not a place of worship. It is simply a private and relaxing venue with an excellent audio system that can be used by the customers to plug their music player while savoring their food and drinks. The Chapel, which is very charming, can be reserved for private functions, but make sure to call in advance.
With their extensive varieties of wines and spirits, exceptional ambience, and mouth-watering food offerings, Urban Cellar’s clientele is continuously growing. Aside from its frequent Cebuano customers, this pub is a favorite hangout place of visitors from all over the world, which include people from England, Scotland, America, Wales, France, Norway, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, and Japan,.
Have an ice-cold drink at Urban Cellar and appreciate its unique offerings. They are open seven days a week, starting at 12 noon until the wee hours of the night. For more information, you may call (032)418-0282 or visit their Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/UrbanCellar and official Web site at www.theurbancellar.com