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Hobbit House

Address: 1212, MH del Pilar corner of Arquiza Street, Ermita, Manila
Phone: 63 (2) 521-7604 / 63 (2) 484-4435
Mobile: 63 9168426122 / 639099311738
Fax: 63 (2) 525-3415
Email: sam_hobbit20@yahoo.com
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Opens: 5:00 PM

Hobbit House offers a distinct kind of nightlife experience. With its wide array of drinks and huge food servings, visiting the place will surely be a memorable one. In addition, you will get a chance to meet, mingle and chat without courteous and friendly staff.

When you hear the word “Hobbit”, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Majority of us will probably think of the fictional character in the blockbuster film “The Lord of the Rings” or “The Hobbit”. If you are an avid fan of the book or the movie, there is one place that will surely tickle your imagination. Or even if you are just curious and looking for a decent bar to chill, the Hobbit House would be a perfect choice.

A Bit of History

Much inspired by the books of the English writer John Ronald Reuel (J. R. R.) Tolkien, Jim Turner opened the Hobbit House bar with a distinct theme – Hobbit. Ever since it was founded in 1973, the bar had employed short people. That is why they labelled themselves as the only bar and restaurant that is owned as well as staffed by short people not only in the Philippines but all over the globe.

The main purpose of establishing the Hobbit House is to give these short people a fair opportunity to run and be employed in a decent business. Every staff in the bar is short from the waiter/waitress to the bartender. Apparently, they aspire to show that they do not discriminate people by their appearance.


The Hobbit House indeed stands to its theme by making the whole place look like the hobbit’s home in the Shire. Just like a hobbit domicile, the bar installed the iconic circular door to greet the customers. The interior looks so amazing with those Middle Earth weaponry hanging on the walls. In addition, the bar’s dingy walls are likewise decorated with paintings of Gandalf which added more realistic effect on the theme.

Some of the furniture inside the bar seemed to be antiques which bring in more county atmosphere. Earth tone dominates the entire bar, making it look traditional yet cozy. There is also a mini stage at the end of the bar for the performers.

Nightlife Experience

The Hobbit House is suited to those who wished to relax without too much noise. Although the bar is known to be the home of some local artists, they do not feature deafening music playlist. They offer soulful and acoustic live music. One good example of their local performers is the legendary folk singer Freddie Aguilar. He used to be a part of the bar’s weekly show. Oftentimes, customers venture into the place by 9 or 10 PM.

The bar became a gathering place for a number of people, including expats, tourists and locals throughout the years. And it’s not impossible to foresee that it will continue to lure in more customers.


Hobbit House offers a range of famous liquor drinks including at least 150 imported beers coming from various parts of the world. The beers cost at about PHP 300. Meanwhile, if you are hungry, there is a wide selection of food on the menu. What makes their food different from the others is that they offer big portions at affordable prices. Common food like Hungarian sausage, fish, pork and chips are available, which are great partners with beers.

If you wanna experience the hobbit invasion, this place is a must try. Or if you just want to spare yourself from the loud noise in other bars in the metro, check out the Hobbit House and be mesmerized.