There might be a great number of bars and restos combined in Lipa City alone — of various sizes, ambiance, and all that night life what-not.
Mr. Jose Aristeo Luancing, owner of Aristeo’s Resto Bar, thought of one good (if not the best) way to stand out.
And that is to drop the prices as if they were your regular turo- turo joint.
Don’t get me wrong though. This place is one haven of a place for party goers, casual drinkers, and good food enthusiasts alike.
Aristeo’s is indeed the place to hold a barrel of good times.
Why? Here’s why:
Reg’z and Fat’z Food Place and Catering Services is located at #1284 Brgy, San Isidro, Makati City and you may contact them at (02) 884-8953; 994-3484; 889-3886; (telefax) (02) 757-2046.
To serve Batanguenos, a Batangas branch stands tall at #84 Villa Monica Subdivision, Lodlod,Lipa City with contact numbers (043) 881-1085; (043) 312-1931; (telefax) (043) 7570640.
Their love for food, I believe, still continues up to date since Aristeo’s also does catering services for celebrations and conferences.
The place, too, could accommodate people for they have VIP, conference rooms, function hall and open areas to fit various sizes of gatherings.
The place also serves lunch, dinner, coffees, and other drinks which are good for groups of all ages and sizes.
The crazy low prices
The prices are crazy low. Their servings of the silogs, pansits (among other quick orders) would start around 30 pesos.
No, they do not serve these dishes like they’re from Greece or something. The prices, our team suppose, are more than reasonable.
The place could hold up to 500 people and would not appear that it’s a crowded lot.
There are VIP and conference rooms, spaces for dining and, well yes, drinking. And of course, a dance floor that would suit any head thumping, body grooving beats.
They also have acoustic session nights which are held from Wednesdays to Saturdays.
Moreover, and more interestingly (especially for the blooddrunk) the place offers “a drink all you can night” for a surreal amount of P150 from 8pm-1am. The drink all you can night out is not on a regular basis. But here’s a hint though: September 3.
The aforementioned night features a Manila-based DJ to lead the party. Tickets may be bought ahead of time or on a walk-in basis at the restaurant.
Sir Aris is a true blue party person (or at least in his younger days). “Nung bata naman kasi di ba yun lang ang hilig — kumain, mag-inom at mag-sounds,” said the owner as he points out that this business of his bloomed out because of his interest for such merriment.
True enough, he transformed his passion into something uhmm.. good and passed it on to this generation of ours who also happens to love “kumain, mag inom, mag sounds” and, this time, “na hindi gumagastos ng sangkatutak”.
Now, I think only Aristeo’s Resto Bar could easily spell good time, good food, good beverages, and would not necessarily drain one’s purse at the same time.
Aristeo’s Resto Bar is, indeed, a barrel of good times.
How to go to Aristeo’s Resto Bar
Aristeo’s is located along the main road of Antipolo del Norte, Lipa City, Batangas (it’s on the right side of the road, past Carmel Church and Batelec II if you are coming from Lipa City town proper).
Take the Rosario/Padre Garcia/San Juan/Tiaong bound jeepney (whichever jeep you’ll see first) which are lined up along P. Torres St., Lipa City and tell Manong driver “Aristeo’s po”. Jeepney fare would cost P8.00. You can also get there through a tricycle ride but fare would cost P40.00 or as we experienced, kung magkano daw ang ibinabayad nyo which then translated to P50.00 from McDo uptown.
See, Aristeo’s has quite a big facade and it would be not too hard for one to notice it.
For reservations, you can contact Aristeo’s Resto Bar at 043-757-5298.