Hoegaarden BGC Food Crawl: i Darts DASH

#ThirstyThursday continued for me and my fellow foodies when we hied ourselves off to i Darts DASH, the third stop of the Hoegaarden x Zomato Food Crawl (the second for li’l ole’ latecomer me).

i Darts Dash, BGC

i Darts Dash, BGC

i Darts DASH is the first electronic darts bar in the country using DARTSLIVE2 machines developed by SEGA Sammy in Japan. It uses soft tip darts thrown at electronic dart boards which automatically tallies scores of players. Not confident with your darts skills? No worries because there are also friendly and helpful darts instructors on standby, ready to help you up your game.

i Darts Dash, BGC

i Darts Dash, BGC

i Darts Dash, BGC

Here, you can challenge your friends to a fun (and safer) game of darts over cool drinks and yummy eats.

And speaking of cool drinks, bottles of Hoegaarden were waiting for us as soon as we entered the bar.

i Darts Dash, BGC

Hoegaarden is a Belgian beer brand. Would you believe it has been around for six centuries? In the mid-1500s, Belgian monks have been brewing witbier (white beer) flavored with orange peel and coriander. These brews are referred to as white beer because, being unfiltered, they appear white or hazy.

i Darts Dash, BGC

i Darts Dash, BGC

Personally, I discovered that I like Hoegaarden for its crisp and refreshing mouthfeel and lack of a bitter aftertaste despite having only a mild sweetness. I found that it goes superbly with a wide variety of bar chow such as:

Corn Tempura (Php180). Corn kernels rolled in cheese seasoning (because everything is better with cheese!)

i Darts Dash, BGC

i Darts Dash, BGC

Vietnamese Rice Roll (Php200). Served with both peanut and hoisin sauce (but I love it with just the peanut sauce!)

i Darts Dash, BGC

Enoki Nest (Php240). Enoki mushrooms dusted with Japanese spice togarashi and lemon zest, served with curry mayo.

i Darts Dash, BGC

i Darts Dash, BGC

Chicken Karaage (Php260). Juicy bite-size chicken tenders served with barbecue sauce, honey mustard sauce and Japanese mayo.

i Darts Dash, BGC

Naked Nachos with add-on Chili Beef (Php255). Crispy corn tortillas served with nacho cheese sauce, pico de gallo with ground beef simmered in tomatoes and spices.

i Darts Dash, BGC

i Darts Dash, BGC

Buffalo Chicken Pizza (Php340). Features strong spicy and zesty flavors from the blue cheese, chicken breasts, mozzarella and buffalo sauce.

i Darts Dash, BGC

Great eats, cool drinks, a rousing game of darts. What more can I ask for in a night out with friends?

i Darts Dash, BGC

i Darts Dash, BGC

i Darts DASH is located at the Fourth Floor, C3 Annex Building, 7th Avenue corner 30th Street, Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. For reservations and inquiries, call +63 2 8190787 or +63 917 3173926.

i Darts DASH Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclosure: Together with other foodies, I was invited to join a foodie meetup held at this restaurant. Food items mentioned here were served to allow us to sample the fare and were not paid for by the attendees, including myself.

Check out my reviews of other bars and watering holes in the Metro:

Hoegaarden BGC Food Crawl: Versus Barcade

It was a #ThirstyThursday Night for me and my fellow foodies as we met up in the second stop of the Zomato x Hoegaarden Food Crawl (the first for li’l old latecomer me): Versus Barcade.

Versus Barcade, BGC

Versus Barcade, BGC

Versus Barcade, BGC

What is a “barcade,” anyway?

As embodied by Versus Barcade, it is the crossover between a bar and an arcade: a place where you can enjoy you favorite drinks while playing old-school video games.

Versus Barcade, BGC

Versus Barcade, BGC

And here, you can also get a glass of Hoegaarden available on tap or draft.

Versus Barcade, BGC

Hoegaarden is named after the Flemish village recognized as the birthplace of the Belgian white beer, or witbier, if you will. This beer is unfiltered and flavored with coriander and orange peel, creating a crisp sweet and sour taste.

Now, I’m not much of a beer drinker, but with a sip of Hoegaarden Rosee, a sweeter and fruitier variant, beer drinkers have got themselves a new convert.

Versus Barcade, BGC

With my new favorite drink and my boisterous group of friends, I munched on the gamely named bar chow that Versus Barcade set out for us which include:

Legend of Nachos (Php345). Nacho chips topped with a combination of cheese sauce, tomato salsa and chili con carne. It’s got quite a spicy kick to it, so better have your beer handy as you take a bite into this.

Versus Barcade, BGC

Isaw the Sign (Php275). Crispy, deep-fried intestines. Another street food that will take you back to your childhood.

Versus Barcade, BGC

Q’Wek Q’Wek (Php300). That guilty pleasure street food: bright orange deep-fried battered quail eggs served with a sweet chili sauce.

Galagambas (Php440). Sauteed prawns in garlic and olive oil. The prawns were fresh and plump.

Winner 2x Chicken Skin Dinner (Php275). Marinated and deep-fried chicken skin best munched on while gaming.

Versus Barcade, BGC

Vega’s Beef Salpicao (Php400). Juicy tenderloin cubes sauteed in garlic and olive oil. This so flavorful; I found a piece of bread and scraped the oil from the bottom of the bowl to savor that garlicky goodness.

Versus Barcade, BGC

Rigatoni ala Luigi (Php320). Rigatoni pasta tossed in a creamy mushroom sauce together with shrimp and Italian sausage.

Versus Barcade, BGC

With my glass of Hoegaarden Rosee on-hand, these bar chows and my lovely foodie friends, my first Hoegaarden Food Crawl stop was a blast!

Versus Barcade, BGC

Versus Barcade is located at Ground Floor, Uptown Parade, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 2 8390302 or +63 995 5541412.

Versus Barcade Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclosure: Together with other foodies, I was invited to join a foodie meetup held at this restaurant. Food items mentioned here were served to allow us to sample the fare and were not paid for by the attendees, including myself.

Check out my reviews of other bars and watering holes in the Metro: