Fort Mckinley Restaurant and Bar opens in California

09:45 PM August 02, 2012

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – The new Fort Mckinley Restaurant will open its doors to the public with a big bang and grand style including a lion dance during its opening night on August 2.

Song and dance performances from surprise guests will enliven the evening, hosted by Fil-Am comedy queen Ms. Fe De Los Reyes and co-hosts Christina Dunham and Dave Rodriquez.


Next three evenings will have Free Live Concert Parties starting with “Take 2 Band” on August 3, the “Red, White and Grey Theme Party” with the “Spin Doctor” DJ Gilby on Saturday August 4, and “Sunday Jam” August 5 with Ricky Ramos and comedy Duo Thage and Jessie!

Fort McKinley presents Contemporary Asian Fusion with a focus on Filipino cuisine. Serving exquisite food such as Black Palabok (Palabok cooked with Squid Ink),  Ube Fresh Lumpia, Sinigang na Lechon, Longganisa Crabs, Sizzling Balut, Banana Blossom Salad, Callos on Claypot, Gulai Kambing (Chef Sudar’s award winning spicy lamb shank curry), Pepes Udang (Tiger Prawns marinated with Sambal Belachan paste) and many more interesting entrees.


Ultimately high will be heavenly desserts like the Bibingka Souffle, Fried Mango Ube Suman and the Halo-Halo Martini, a creative concoction.

With the full bar, “The Fort” will open serving Happy Hour every Monday to Friday from 4pm to 8pm, as guests get to watch their favorite sporting games while enjoying their favorite ice cold local & international beers, wines, creative cocktails like the Fort’s original Lime Jello Shots, Groggy Sundalo, Strawberry Lime Mojito, along with its unique bar chow.  The Fort will also feature live entertainment every weekend, showcasing top and upcoming bands and deejays in the Bay Area.

The restaurant gets its name from the old Fort William McKinley military base in Manila, Philippines.  It was used in the early 1900s by the United States military. In 1949, it was turned over to the Philippine government and renamed Fort Andres Bonifacio.  For old-timers, Fort McKinley will always connote American presence in the Philippines. This time around, Fort McKinley Restaurant and Bar in South San Francisco will mean Filipino influence in flavorful dishes and classy ambiance.

“ Innovative, well-prepared Filipino-American fusion cuisine, amazing flavors, high quality ingredients, generous portions and reasonable prices in an elegant and cozy atmosphere. The service was attentive, knowledgeable and efficient.  Fort Mckinley is worth it.  I can’t wait for it to officially open next month! Needless to say, I highly recommend The Fort to people of any nationality.  You will find it a memorable experience.”   Reena O – Customer’s Review from Yelp

Guest will be delighted to see Fort Mckinley’s Officer’s Club which utilizes state of the art light and sound equipment that can accommodate parties of up to 250 people. It is ideal for event concerts, weddings, birthdays and corporate functions. Soon, the Officer’s Club will showcase well-known Latin & salsa bands, deejays and dance instructors.  For inquiries, please call 650.871.2222 or visit www.thefortsf.com

General manager Barry Picazo is very excited about the new restaurant. “We look forward to being the premier destination of Asian-fusion dining in the Bay Area,” he says.  “We’ve put a lot of work in renovating the restaurant and bar.  We’ve also been hard at work in selecting a menu that will appeal to people of various backgrounds, not just to our Filipino-American clientele.”

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Features, Global Nation, restaurants
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.