Saturday blast at overtime sports bar
Trying new bars has always been exciting for me since I started travelling around the country. It’s always an adventure as I look forward to lounging, making new friends and establishing connections; just the perfect way to defuse all the tensions I get from my work at the end of the day.
While I usually hop from place to place to enjoy different forms of nightly entertainment from live music to sports, I always go back to places where I’d feel very comfortable.
One of the bars I frequently visit here in Bacolod is a sports bar located at Teng Hwa Building at 6th street Shopping Center. It’s called “Overtime,” a tight nit run place that gives their patrons a homey lounging and viewing experience as they offer comfort food with an array of wine and spirits to a decent price. It’s the perfect place to be when NBA games are live.
Last Saturday, I had a blast when I dropped by at the said place. Two of the owners, the beautiful Arlyn Perez and Michelle Gasataya, joined me at the bar as we talked a little bit about business and politics. It was a light conversation filled with laughter as we helped ourselves with our favorite poison and of course their mouth-watering food. I think that was the magic of their place - it has a homey atmosphere for a local expat like me. And even if I go there alone, which I always do, the place never made me feel like a stranger.
What made the evening more interesting were their other guests at the bar who mingled with us like it was just one big family gathering. The place was full but I was practically able to shake hands and had small talks with everyone as I made new friends with the locals.
Overtime Bar always gives me an experience of the fine life of Bacolod. Not too fancy but quite a classy place and crowd.
I will definitely go back there more often.*
CHATTING with two of the owners, the lovely Michelle Gasataya and Arlyn Perez
THE MUSICIANS Clemen Sabig, Francis Odialda and Paul Michael Garcia
SPOTTED at Overtime Bar are (L-R) Shiela Masbaño, Andrea Divinagracia, Jean Belinda Divinagracia, Jimmy Sabig and Arlyn Perez
BOYS night out (L-R) Edmund Maravilla, Friday Solinap, and Michael Uy
ENJOYING the evening are (L-R) Jude Pilar, JP Lopingco, Joemar Gilbor, and Jimmy Sabig who was celebrating his birthday
THE VERY friendly bar tenders Sao and Prily
SHARING table with Leny Caceres, Sheila Masbaño, Michelle Gasataya and Arlyn Perez