Rio and I talked about which places I might want to go to during my visit to Baguio. I told her of this place that my friend and I went to in Kamias, where we watched a band play old songs. The band was legit. But, maybe because they play old songs, the place also attracts DOM-like people, such that my friend and I swore we would never tell anyone we went there. Rio said she wouldn’t want to go to the places I go to because it’s, uhm, social suicide. Haha!
So, when I went to Baguio, she said that she’s going to bring me to this place called Fireplace, where one of her favorite bands, the Smooth Band, plays regularly.
We went there a couple of times on a Thursday. And, they played really well! I prefer alternative and reggae music but I couldn’t help but enjoy the soothing voice of the band members, their impeccable instrument-playing skills, and the comic relief provided by one of their vocalists.
Tito Mar, Rio’s Tatay, was so sweet that he asked Rio to request that they play a reggae song for us. At first, I was telling Rio, “That’s not reggae…” and then they just surprised me and made it really reggae-like! It was the last song they played for the evening and I just enjoyed it, together with the other songs they sang for us, immensely.
The ambiance that the place provides helped, too. :)
And, the awesome company, definitely. :)
The Fireplace Bar & Restaurant
Address: Villa Cordillera, Outlook Drive, Baguio City, Philippines, 2600
How to get there: I don’t think there’s any jeepney that passes by Villa Cordillera. So, you can either bring a car or take a cab and just as the driver to bring you to Villa Cordillera in Outlook Drive.
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