August 20, 2018

Sabor Bar de Vinos at Novotel Manila Araneta Center

Sabor Bar de Vinos at Novotel Manila Araneta Center

Sabor Bar de Vinos is the newly opened wine bar of Novotel Manila Araneta Center serving premium wines, innovative cocktails and signature tapas. What used to be an open space next to the hotel's all-day dining restaurant was creatively converted into a tavern inspired drinking place.

Sabor Bar de Vinos at Novotel Manila Araneta Center

The place is filled with the bold colors of red and black, reminiscent of the outfit worn by flamenco dancers, thus giving it an unmistakable Spanish character. The bar also uses a lot of wood. Most noticeable are the wine barrels which have been repurposed as cocktail tables.

Sabor Bar de Vinos at Novotel Manila Araneta Center

Guests can choose from the many seating areas that suit any preference. A long wooden table is perfect for a group of eight amigos while several cocktail tables can accommodate up to four caballeros. Chicos and chicas who wish to mingle can stay at the long bar tables.

Sabor Bar de Vinos at Novotel Manila Araneta Center

There is also an al fresco area with more long bar tables and cocktail tables to choose from. On the far end of the al fresco area is the bar's iconic wall art of a flamenco dancer drinking wine. Setting up the mood is a playlist of music featuring the latest tracks from some of the famous Latino artists including Enrique Iglecias, Maluma and Luis Fonsi.

Sabor Bar de Vinos at Novotel Manila Araneta Center

I love Sangria and here at Sabor Bar de Vinos, they serve three different versions of this classic punch drink from Spain. Of course, I tried all three. I first tried the Sangria Blanca. By the name and color of it, this is a light version of sangria. It has a light and refreshing fruity flavor with very little bitterness from the wine.

Sangria Blanca | Sabor Bar de Vinos

The next one I tried was the Sangria de Rosa. Fruity and sweet with hints of cherry and orange. Don't let the taste fool you. Two glasses of this drink can easily merry you up. For those who like their drinks sweet, this is recommended for you.

Sangria de Rosa | Sabor Bar de Vinos

Finally, the third and last variant I tried was the Fortress Sangria. A sangria with a lot of character, thanks to the multitude of flavors, spices and aromatics added in the drink. Muy forte, strong in taste and strong in alcohol, just the way I like my sangria.

Fortress Sangria | Sabor Bar de Vinos

Sangria lovers like me should definitely visit Sabor Bar de Vinos from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and avail of their Unlimited Wine or Sangria for as low as PHP 700.00 nett per person. Choices include:


  • Red Wine: Sierra Batuco Merlot (Chile), Valdivieso Cabernet Sauvignon (Chile), Candidato Tempranillo (Spain)
  • White Wine: Valdivieso Chardonnay (Chile), Candidato Viura (Spain), Castillo de Almansa Collecion Verdejo - Sauvignon (Spain)
  • Sparkling Wine: Palo Alto Brut (Chile), Cordorniu Clasico Semi Sec ( Cava, Spain)
  • Sangria: Sangria Blanca, Sangria de Rosa, Fortress Sangria
  • Spritz: Judo's Paw Spritz, Chevron's Italian Spritz 


You can order any wine or any sangria from the list or switch between wines and sangria. However, if you just want to have to have a glass or two of sangria, they also have a One-for-One Sangria promo. For as low as PHP360.00 nett, you can enjoy two glasses of sangria. This promo is also available between 5:00pm to 8:00pm.



Una noche de vinos y sangrias no esta completa sin quesos y tapas. Yes you got that right. Sabor Bar de Vinos also serves tapas, some of the best ones we tried in Manila. For wines, the best pairing is of course a platter of cheeses.



If you are looking for something savory and filling to pair with your drinks, you can order a variety of tapas. Here are some of the tapas we tried during our visit.

  • Smoked Salmon Roulade
  • Mushroom Croquette (must try)
  • Galician Empanada (must try)
  • Bitterballen
  • Gambas al Ajillo (must try)
  • Kielbasa Sausages (must try)
  • Dinakdakan
  • Tempura

Sabor Bar de Vinos has an extensive selection of wines ranging from the classic ones to the high-end and limited edition ones. If you order a bottle of wine (starting at PHP900.00), you get a free tapas of your choice. This promo is also available between 5:00pm to 8:00pm.



SUMMARY OF PROMOS (available from 5:00pm to 8:00pm)


  • Unlimited Wine or Sangria: PHP 700.00 nett per person
  • One-for-One Sangria: PHP 360.00 nett
  • Free Tapas for every Bottle of Wine: from PHP 900.00 nett





Sabor Bar de Vinos
Ground Floor, Novotel Manila Araneta Center
General Aguinaldo Avenue, Araneta Center, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines Contact: + 632 990 7888
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Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 5:00pm to 2:00am

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