food + drinks by Alyssa Castillo

Drinks On Demand: This is What Will Save You from the Liquor Ban

BevTools shows us that not all heroes wear capes.

BevTools‘ CEO, Alvin Velasco, was right: no one likes being the “taya”—the one who has to rush to a late night convenience store only to find out that 10pm has come to literally shut the doors on your beer of choice.

“This is a disaster,” you whisper to yourself, because now you won’t be able to perfectly cap off the night with your friends. For lack of a better term, it sucks. This is a common scenario that many of us have had to endure thanks to the Liquor Ban. But just like any noteworthy superhero, Drinks on Demand pops out of nowhere to save the day (or night).

Conceptualized by BevTools, founding President Patrick Cuartero (ABV, Lazy Bastard, and Prisma Boracay) and CEO Alvin Velasco—along with their partners and team—are cocktail lovers and bartending professionals who “know what’s it like to be both behind the bar and in front of it.” After putting up their own bar, they realized how challenging it is to outsource professional barware locally without having to settle for low quality items—so, they decided to take matters into their own hands. After all, just like any great maker or artist, “bartenders and even home bar enthusiasts need the proper tools to make crafted drinks.” bevtools 1In recent years, BevTools has partnered with top-notch manufacturers from all over the world to become the first premium barware store in the country. Just last year, they launched their own online store, and Alvin shares that they’ve reached far beyond “local hotels and bars to regular everyday consumers and enthusiasts, providing them with the best bar tools, glassware, and accessories. Professional grade precision equipment that’s elegantly designed and built to last.”

In wanting to elevate the local drinking culture, BevTools is constantly looking for more innovative ways to expand their market. Now, they’ve launched Drinks On Demand as their way of bringing world-class premium liquor right to your doorstep, allowing you to savor high-quality spirits at your convenience, in the comfort of your own home. bevtools-2There’s no denying that we’re always looking for more efficient ways to satisfy our instant gratification, which makes the development of Drinks on Demand such a dream. All you have to do is whip out your gadget, choose from a wide range of spirits, and get it within 90 minutes or less. It’s the dangerous magic of online shopping because, in the words of Mr. CEO, “that next round of drinks is literally just a click away.” Tempting.

Oh, and here’s a bonus: BevTools is launching DIY cocktail kits that are the perfect gift for that friend (or even yourself!) who wants to upgrade their humble house party drinks—we’re looking at you, rum & coke, vodka sprite, and screwdriver. Now, people can learn the art of mixology and enjoy world-class drinks in the comfort of their own home, with or without that 10pm curfew.

Produced by Alyssa Castillo
Photography by Matt Lee of Cereaal Studio
Art Direction by Mags Ocampo

TO ORDER FROM BEVTOOLS, VISIT BEVTOOLS.COM/DRINKSONDEMAND AVAILABLE FROM 10AM-12MN. THIS SERVICE IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR RESIDENTS OF MAKATI CITY AND BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY, BUT NEXT DAY DELIVERY APPLIES TO OTHER AREAS IN METRO MANILA.
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Alyssa Castillo
Alyssa Castillo is a freelance writer and is concurrently Rogue Media's Editorial Assistant for The NBHD. She reads for fun, writes for a living, and wastes too much time entertaining the possibility of a zombie apocalypse. Find her on Instagram as @lysscstll.
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