Food and music are easily two the most favorite things by Pinoys. While almost every bar out there hosts gigs, there’s a café that does this with a twist and they’ve recently found a new home on Maginhawa St. in Quezon City, a hub of fantastic foodie finds.
Jess & Pat’s, which has been around since 2016, has been supporting the local art scene by hosting gigs featuring veteran and fresh Pinoy musical talent. Last year, at their new address, they have hosted a number of musical acts, including UNIQUE, Autotelic, Munimuni, I Belong to the Zoo, Urbandub, Barbie Almalbis, Ebe Dancel, and Johnoy Danao, just to name a few. They have also had private events for the likes of Ranz Kyle and Niana, and Kean Cipriano.
You might think that it’s just another resto or café or bar that brings in bands to entertain their guests. Well, you couldn’t be more wrong. Jess & Pat’s does this, sure. But they have some simple rules that highlight what they consider to be their mission, which is to spread the art scene across all ages. Their house rules include: Not serving alcoholic beverages (Oh, bummer, you might think, but not really because you’re there to enjoy the food and the music), they start and end their gigs early, and they encourage amateur musicians to take the stage.
So, if you’re looking for a different way to spend time with your friends, enjoying good food and quality music, there’s an indie, artsy place just for you along the busy street of Maginhawa at Teacher’s Village in Quezon City. DOM GALEON