The House of Unlimited: Why Mandaluyong’s En Tirage is a True Gem of the Metro
by Anne Marielle Eugenio, July 20, 2019 6:05pm
Photo by Ahl Mirambel
Metro Manila is filled with people living busy, fast-paced lives. It’s a common sight to see with their heads down on their smartphones, maximizing whatever is left of their free time. It’s quite ironic how the availability of internet connections keep us disconnected from the real world. But somewhere in Shaw Boulevard, a certain restaurant keeps its space wi-fi free to get people to talk to each other; it also offers something great to share over conversations: unlimited alcohol. This piece of heaven in Mandaluyong is called En Tirage.
En Tirage (en ti-haj) The House of Unlimited believes true connections are made through real and personal chats over beer or wine. The minds behind this restaurant are friends Rei Michelle Hernandez, Angelo Rivera, Karla Rivera, Jhiehan Lima, and Delon Rodriguez. All of them love to bond over drinks and decided to turn their passion and hobby into a business. Soon, En Tirage was born.
En Tirage, a French word, describes the first bottling step which turns a new wine into champagne or sparkling wine—a perfect description to the founders who transformed ideas and training into a sparkling business. They boast of different unlimited wine (best paired with their cheese and cold cuts) from Australia, Chile, and Spain (550php-650php); beer (549php); and whiskey (499php-799php). There’s no time limit, btw. They also have a daily Happy Hour Promo where all local beers are priced at 50php per bottle. For this very affordable price, you can drink all you can until you can’t drink anymore.
You might think that because of their unlimited alcohol, it’s not a family-friendly restaurant—a common misconception. En Tirage is made as a hangout place for everyone, including families, to bond. It has simple interiors that enable unintimidating discussions and moments. The owners wanted a place where people can bond comfortably.
This restaurant is not only proud of their drinks, but also of their signature dishes groups can enjoy. Indulge in their best-sellers: Paella Negra and Valenciana (890php) (which is good for four to six people) and Buffalo Wings (290php). They even have their own version of Sisig (265php), which has bone marrow and liver pate—what a way to level up our favorite pulutan!
Since En Tirage is near offices and corporate establishments, the restaurant also took the opportunity to offer lunch meals that are pocket-friendly. For just 90php, you can have delightful eats—you can choose from Kare-kare, Lechon Kawali, Pinaputok na Tilapia, Pork Tongkatsu, and Bicol Express to name a few. All of these are served with rice and if you want iced tea to go with your meal, just add 10php. These are available from 11am to 2pm.
And just so you know, you can even rent the place for special occasions at a very reasonable price!
“‘Yung gulo, yung ingay ng lugar, nagre-reflect sa ‘min din, eh. So, ‘pag masaya ‘yung mga nag-iinuman, ‘yung mga kumakain, pag nage-enjoy sila, pati kami masaya,” Jhiehan said.
En Tirage plans to stay true in keeping their space Wi-fi free for their customers to really bond. It’s a different kind of feeling when the owners see people actually talk to each other over good food and drinks. Since we live in a fast-paced city, En Tirage wants people to stop, chill, and just relax. There’s a certain satisfaction when they see their customers laughing and having a good time within the restaurant.
Here’s a chance to enjoy good food, drinks, and bonding. Call your friends and Head to En Tirage The Hous of Unlimited—unlimited conversations and bondings over unlimited drinks, at an unlimited time.
Visit En Tirage at Unit 6, Ground Floor, Building C, Mandala Park corner Shaw Blvd. Brgy. Pleasant Hills, Mandaluyong. It is open from Monday to Thursday at 11am-1am; Friday at 11am-2am; and Saturday at 3pm-2am. For more information, visit their Facebook page.