Meet Keepers: a unique gastropub developed by Commonwealth Labs (a Web3 startup co-founded by Gabie Tanjutco and Joshua Co, with Kaya Founders) in partnership with Kraver’s Canteen (co-founded by Eric Thomas Dee and Victor Lim). The establishment, located in the heart of the bustling nightlife district of Poblacion, is cloud kitchen Kraver’s Canteen’s first entry into a brick-and-mortar restaurant space, and Commonwealth Labs’ freshman venture into the F&B world too.
The two-storey resto-bar’s dark wooden and concrete interiors, gold table lamps, plus dim mood lighting make it an ideal place for an after-work tipple, or dinner with friends. Here, the worlds of food, drink, and tech collide, where vivid discussions can quickly bubble up over shared interests and new connections.
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“We’re always looking for ways to bridge gaps, whether between industries or between people,” says Paulo Campos, managing partner of Kaya. “With Keepers, we hope to invite more people into the diverse Poblacion community and enrich what is already there.”
At Keepers, you’ll find a menu that is filled with bold, sophisticated, and elevated dishes with Asian flavours created by Eric Thomas Dee of FooDee Global Concepts. Tech firm Commonwealth, a start-up that mainly deals with matters of the metaverse, has connected with Dee to ensure that Keepers serves only the best. In fact, Dee shares that he was giddy when creating the menu for the establishment. “I could really let my imagination go and have a lot of fun with the dishes and concept,” he divulged. Since the restaurant is not meant to scale to multiple branches and is for a more niche market, Dee excitedly crafted a more upscale, refined, and whimsical Asian tapas menu packed with his favourite items.