The NBA Cafe Manila

Filipinos love good food and maybe they even love basketball more. Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could have both at the same time? What if I tell you that there's a place like that in Manila? I kid you not!

The NBA Cafe Manila had its grand opening this past Friday.

That place is called NBA Cafe Manila, which is the first of its kind around the world that offers a unique dining and entertainment experience capturing the energy and feel of the NBA. They held their official grand opening last April 25, 2014 at the 5th Floor of SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. NBA Cafe Manila is managed and operated locally by Haute Couture F & B Concepts, Inc.

High-Definition Televisions display the NBA at its best. 

The first NBA Cafe in the world!

NBA Cafe Manila is the first sports bar and restaurant in Manila that features NBA displays, unique memorabilia, and quintessential American bar and grill favorites. They have more than 10 HDTVs that continuously show NBA action 24/7.

Tina Thompson and Gordon Hayward grace the opening!

For their grand opening, Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz and WNBA Legend Tina Thompson dropped by as featured guests. They are also in the Philippines to participate in the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2014 National Training Camp presented by Alaska.

Which team will take you home this coming June?

If you ever wondered what the NBA Championship trophy looks like up close, look no further because they have that at the NBA Cafe Manila. They also have a gigantic mural of the current NBA champs.

The current champions are displayed on the wall once you enter the restaurant.

The Jerseys of Fame. 

Finally, NBA Cafe Manila has jerseys from all the 30 teams in the Association. Go ahead and see if you can name all the teams and the owners of each jersey.

Do not forget to follow NBA Cafe Manila on Twitter and Instagram!
Here are more images of the world's first NBA Cafe (another one is currently under construction in Madrid, Spain):

The iconic NBA logo makes the resto hard to miss.

It's at the very end of the 5th floor hallway that has the Magnum Cafe, Ogetsu Hime, and CBTL!

If you've never met Larry, then now's your chance!

On display are three signed basketballs belonging to local collectors.

Manila is the first!

All thirty NBA clubs are represented!

Mamba at the very end of the resto!

As you can see... 

... even the restroom logos are NBA-themed!

The resto opens up to this long gallery of NBA images.

How about an NBA All-Star Game wall?

Watch some hoops and meet new friends in the NBA Cafe's bar!

The menu variety and price-point is reminiscent of TGIFriday's.

Watching the NBA Playoffs on this giant video wall should be awesome!

Got me my burger and rings!

They have a "Legends" VIP Room for private functions.

Another perspective of the sublime jersey wall.

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