International Pub
Welcome to the wonderful world of the International bar and restaurant. Formerly Shano’s this handily located establishment is literally 2 minutes stroll from the heart of Fields Avenue night life and yet it is totally different from any place on Fields. The International is situated on A. Santos Street right next door to the Wild Orchid Hotel and as the name would suggest it caters for an international client base with food and beverages from America Europe and of course the Southern Hemisphere countries.

The international features a truly impressive range of food and beverages
effecient service and realistic prices.
 
   

   
 

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Address: Corner of A Santos Road & Vian Street, Angeles City, Philippines

Opening Hours: 24 hours


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The International is very close to the heart of the Fields Avenue action yet it might as well be a million miles away in terms of its ambience and market appeal. Rather than a loud raucous bar this is a class establishment with a relaxed, friendly yet professional ambience that separates it from other establishments in the area. The emphasis here is on serving an international menu for a diverse client base and at the same time keep a friendly, welcoming and professional atmosphere which benefits all customers. Best of all the prices are realistically competitive. The International has many advantages that set it apart from other restaurants.
 
   


   


   


   
 

The International composes a large area which gives patrons the best of both worlds. If you want to sit and eat quietly with that someone special you can do this in the dimly lit booths up the back. If you want to have a few drinks and swap a few yarns with friends you can do this in the bar area. The International caters for just about everyone.

The so called centerpiece of the International is the wet bar. The wet bar is one of the biggest in Angeles and runs down the center of the building. Having been designed and built by the same people who did the Wild Orchid the International features extensive use of polished timber. From the wood stained floor boards through to the sturdy wooden bar chairs, the polished wood bar counter and the ceiling beams. The actual bar area is long and has sturdy swivel chairs down each side of the bar , these are perfect for the boys who are indulging in a quick libation prior to bar hopping or even for the guys who want to settle in for an extended drinking session. The atmosphere around the bar is very much like your local pub and they even have large screen monitors at the end of each of the wet bar that feature international sporting events beamed in via satellite.

The sporting events are also a great chance to meet and greet some of the locals who tend to descend upon the place because the local cable network is so incomplete and the International allows you to bet on live sporting events.

The International is many things to many different people but above all else it is a restaurant and as such it will live or die according to the food it serves. The International has recently revamped their menu and I have heard some seriously impressive accounts regarding the food served here. The owner Tim Reynolds is American and has now launched the International Gambling Complex. The International Gambling Complex will feature TR’s American Bar and Grill which will feature an “All American Menu”. The emphasis according to Reynolds is on serving “big American food at big value prices”. TR’s American Bar and Grill features some truly tasty and very large steaks and burgers. They also have a number of specials for example Monday night is burger night where they have a wide variety of burgers for sale at competitive prices and the package includes a local beer. Wednesday is wings day and Saturday night is steak special.

Personally I have a few favorite dishes here and these are as follows. The Monster Pork Tenderloin. This is a huge
pork tenderloin steak cooked with TR's special sauce and a pepper corn gravy.


The monster sells for 550 piso. Other favorites include the baby back ribs half rack P425 whole rack P750 and the grilled chicken breast prepared with special herbs and spices and served with delicious brown gravy P375. When it comes to the burgers I like the Honey BBQ bacon burger at 375. This is a large burger with a quarter pound American beef patti 2 slabs of honey cured bacon served with lettuce, cheese, tomato and topped with tangy BBQ sauce.

One thing that has always impressed me about the International is its friendly and yet professional staff. These men and women are knowledgeable about the menu and also the beverages and are always available to offer help and friendly suggestions. As an added advantage I have to tell you that in my opinion one of the real attractions of this place is the waitresses. Simply put they are hot and it sometimes gets hard to concentrate when their little backsides go wiggling past.

The seating in The International is also impressive. In the back and middle sections they have booths which provide the perfect place to enjoy a dine in meal and a cool refreshing beverage. These booths fit 4 adults comfortably but six can be gotten in with a bit of pushing and shoving.

They also have two larger booths which can fit up to twelve adults comfortably. These make the perfect place to enjoy a nice meal and drinks while watching a sporting event. At the bar there are comfortable wooden chairs which provide the best place to enjoy a cool drink while watching a sporting event, barracking for your team, or just enjoying the company of good friends and lively chit chat.

The International is open 24/7 and is truly a great place to eat. In some ways it reminds me of Margarita Station or Kokomos but on steroids. No expense has been spared in making this place immaculate and it is a comfortable classy establishment with a wide range of services and realistic prices. In some ways it is a lively sports venue with food and drinks and in other ways it is a quiet relaxing restaurant providing the perfect getaway from hectic nightlife of Fields Avenue.

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