The hobbit, a benevolent dwarf, was a character in an enormously popular series of books by J.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, ... More
The hobbit, a benevolent dwarf, was a character in an enormously popular series of books by J.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, now a major motion picture. Based on that theme, all of the waiters at this bar are midgets. The Hobbit House has been around in Manila so long, it is virtually an institution, serving as a regular venue for live music. It offers a dark, smoke-filled interior, where alcoholic drinks of every description are passed around. Contrary to urban myth, dwarf-throwing is NOT a feature of this bar, although tossing back shots most definitely is!
This place has the BEST food in the world. I'm not kidding you. i've been to a lot of places and it is the greatest! i recommend the sizzling garlic covered steak (i forget the name of it on the menu.) Also you have to get the cerveza negra beer, also my favorite beer in the world. it beats guiness, hands down. it has a great atmosphere and most nights you'll find wonderful folk musicians playing there. Oh by the way, did I mention that all of the waiters are MIDGETS?!?!?! Hobbit house is AWESOME! Just go away from Robinson's, a few blocks past the Cowboy Grill (another good nightspot to visit after the hobbit house) and it's on the left side of the street.
Spent two very enjoyable evenings listening to the live music. This place is able to attract the best bands and some big names (many of the bands in other nearby bars were rather second rate)...try Monday nights to hear Freddie Aguilar play. The traditional Filipino dish we tried was very tasty and service was good.