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Affordable Party Venues in Manila: From The Light-Hearted to the Somewhat Big Event

Looking for affordable party venues in Manila meant picking a venue based on the number of participants expected, size of the venue and the type of event to be celebrated. Participants that numbered less than 20 is what some organizers would label as “intimate”. Still some of the venues that were researched for this article managed to rake in the patrons whenever special events are to be expected. So for this article, Manila would roughly mean Metro Manila as a whole.

Affordable Party Venues in Manila
Image from Xocolat website

Xocolat: Affordable Party Venues in Manila

Whether it’s for a business meeting or an office party, Xocolat got you covered. Located in 172 B. Gonzales St corner Katipunan Ave, Quezon City, their function room is good for 18 to 20 people. If the name hasn’t given you a hint yet, it started out as a chocolate-themed coffee shop serving flourless chocolate cake slices. With its menu now including pasta and rice meals, it has expanded its customer base beyond the chocoholic market. As for the function room, rent is priced at Php7500 per 3 hours. Ideal for young urban professionals that would like to party in chocolatey style. Reservations are best made by calling them at (02) 929-4186.

Affordable Party Venues in Manila
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The Beech: Affordable Party Venues in Manila

Located at 121 Panay Ave, Quezon City, The Beech (yes, that’s how it is spelled) has a function room that serves as karaoke room for groups of 10 people ready to party the night away. As opposed to charging the function room by hour, The Beech chose to have it priced at Php5000 per 3 hours. You only end up worrying about consuming the next 3 hours if you exceeded the first four. Then again, there’s a night worth enjoying in one of the most affordable party venues in Manila. Highly recommended if you would need alcohol to collect enough courage to sing your heart out. So call them up at 09175805116 the soonest time possible to make your reservations.

Affordable Party Venues in Manila
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Ella and the Blackbird: Affordable Party Venues in Manila

If there is one party venue that you can rent per hour, it would be Ella and the Blackbird. Located at 88 Esteban Abada St, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, what made it one of the affordable party venues is the all-inclusive aspect to the hourly rental that it provides. For Php2500 per hour, a group of about 20 people can rent the place. Possibly more. The rent is per hour regardless of headcount. To make sure that reservation is taken note of, call them up at (02) 294-1633.

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Amo Yamie Crib Coffee and Movie House: Affordable Party Venues in Manila

This is one venue that you can classify under the “intimate events” as intimate as no more than 10 people. This coffee shop is better known for its mini-theater. Hence, the term “movie house” in its name. The main branch is located at Espana Blvd corner P. Noval St, Manila. Their mini-theater can be rented at Php338 per hour excluding food and drinks. The food and drinks are to be ordered separately. Hot drinks go as low as Php65 per cup while the cold drinks go as low as Php109 per serving. One of the affordable party venues in Manila worth recommending if your event consisted of a small group of family and friends and if your only planned activity so far is watching a movie. The best way to get in touch with them is by liking their Facebook page. They are responsive to messages.

Affordable Party Venues in Manila
Image from iChill Theater Cafe FB Page

iChill Theater Cafe: Affordable Party Venues in Manila

A venue where you may stage your event or have a private film showing is where iChill Theater Cafe is at. Located at Dos Castillas St, Sampaloc, Manila, iChill has become one of the affordable party venues in Manila chosen by students and young urban professionals living around the UST compound. Only a block away, karaoke-themed parties have become the most common choice of event staged in this venue. The function room is located at iChill’s second floor area. With a karaoke machine assisted by an overhead projector, it feels like having a concert venue of your own with widescreen technology available at your fingertips. Renting the function room goes for as low as Php1400 per hour all-inclusive of food and drinks regardless of headcount.

iChill Theater Cafe may be contacted at (02) 521-0056. Their latest promos and updates may be viewed by liking their official Facebook page and by following them on Twitter. Getting in touch with them serves as a positive start to finding one of the most affordable party venues in Manila.

Finding the affordable party venues in Manila should not take that much effort as long as you have the right contact information. Let this serve as your guide in finding areas worth spending that party within the budget allotted. Happy to be of help to you. Don’t forget to like our official Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter as well. Thanks for reading.

KTV in Manila: From Laid Back to Fancy

[KTV in Manila Featured Image is CTTO.] KTV in Manila means discovering other karaoke joints worth hanging around. You need to unwind. But options around the metro are better than settling for whatever is just around the corner. Especially if you’ve been there for the nth time. Who knows if one of the joints listed in this article about KTV in Manila is a lot closer to where you might be coming from? Again, the term “Manila” would again pertain to Metropolitan Manila.

KTV in Manila
Source: The 61st Avenue Facebook Page

KTV in Manila
The 61st Avenue

How laid back can you get when it comes to KTV in Manila? The 61st Avenue is located at M. Almeda St., Pateros, Metro Manila. It’s one joint where you can come as you are. Have dinner and some drinks to gather enough courage to sing your favorite song at the karaoke machine. Because sometimes, all you need to do to unwind is sing your heart out. Not too fancy to worry about any dress code. Call them up at 0929-894-9935 if you need any driving directions or tips on how to commute from where you are.

KTV in Manila
Source: Celebrity Lounge Facebook Page

KTV in Manila
Celebrity Lounge

Located at 431 Shaw Blvd corner Ideal St., Mandaluyong, Metro Manila. Celebrity Lounge is one KTV in Manila that displayed their spacious-looking rooms. Surely most KTV joints would take pride in the food and privacy that a KTV room can provide. But setting the ambiance for relaxing night to unwind the night away is crucial just by looking at the room alone. And not all pods are the same. Some rooms have KTV shown through an overhead projector. Other rooms use a flat-screen, high definition monitor to display the KTV. They accept reservations through their hotline numbers at 632-7522, 703-0179 and through their mobile number 0915-440-5398.

KTV in Manila
Source: KC Kizmet KTV Facebook Page

KTV in Manila
KC Kizmet KTV

KTV pods found in this KTV in Manila range from the wholesome to the naughty. Don’t worry. Nothing beyond that skimpy bikini painted on the walls. If you’re with your family and friends, wholesome pods are available too. Calling them for reservations would be highly recommended though. You never know until when would any of these pods be available for your entertainment. KC Kizmet KTV’s landline numbers are 534-8682 and 532-0706.

KTV in Manila
Source: Mysterious Lady Angel KTV Bar Facebook Page

KTV in Manila
Mysterious Lady Angel KTV Bar

This KTV in Manila obviously set its marketing strategy towards the Japanese expatriate community. Its latest Facebook posts were mostly in Nihongo. Still this KTV in Manila is one joint worth hanging out with your friends. Located at 576 Pedro Gil St. corner Jorge Bocobo St., Manila is worth trying for the locals. They have themed nights too. Some bordering on naughty. Then again it all depends on perspective. Reservations and other queries may be phoned in through 354-2023.

KTV in Manila
Source: iChill Theater Cafe Facebook Page

KTV in Manila
iChill Theater Cafe

Ever experienced the KTV in Manila operating under a musical theater theme? You may have read about iChill Theater Cafe at Spot.ph, 8listZomato and GMA News TV’s Taste Buddies. And they’ve been featured on ANC too. But what was not mentioned as often as its musical theater theme is the second floor’s KTV parties. Some young urban professionals and college students would book a night with iChill Theater Cafe after learning that karaoke equipment is available there. The fully consumable package is rated at P1400 per hour. Corkage fee of P700 per hour is then applicable if you would book your karaoke party night with iChill. That means food and drinks ordered will be billed separately. Located  at Dos Castillas St, Sampaloc, Manila, you can call them at 521-0056 for reservations. Nearest landmark is the UST Hospital.

KTV in Manila
Source: AfterShift KTV Facebook Page

KTV in Manila
AfterShift KTV

Among the entries in our list of KTV in Manila, AfterShift KTV is one that just opened less than a year ago as of this writing. The name “AfterShift” obviously referred to their target market – the BPO regulars. Hence their decision to operate 24/7. It’s a sensible marketing move. Whatever time it may be, as long as it’s the yuppies’ after shift, they can count on AfterShift KTV to be open. A joint they can frequent to unwind. As of this writing, they have expanded. They have 2 new VIP rooms that can fit up to 12 people per pod. Located at 101 Exportbank Dr., Makati, Philippines, you can reach them by calling 0915 519 0456 for reservation and inquiries.

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Where is Manila: Because It’s Time to Discover

You may have read or heard about ALDUB. But where is Manila? The crew that surrounded ALDUB throughout its 2015 run may not be limited to Manila. But most of their activities are concentrated in Manila. You may have seen some episodes where the parks of the city of Manila are featured on the background. But apart from being the heart of the Philippines almost literally, what else should the world know about Manila.

Where is Manila
Source: Google Maps

Where is Manila if the map of the Philippines would be used? When it is mentioned that it is almost literally at the heart of the Philippines, there is some truth to it. The mainland island, Luzon, has covered almost half of the archipelago. If the Philippines is a human body, you can spot the heart of the country. On whether it has something to do in helping the government decide in the past in declaring it as the Philippine national capital is not clear.

Tourists would usually ask where is Manila because going to the other tourist destinations in the Philippines would often be described by adding the distance between it and the city of Manila. For example, the beaches that you’d like to tour are located on the mainland and you would coming from outside the country. The starting point would usually be at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. (Disclaimer: Other tours start at the Clark International Airport. So check your travel itinerary in case it doesn’t include tourist hotspots in Manila itself.)

Where is Manila
Source: Google Maps

Business travelers on their way to the business districts of Makati or Ortigas would surely find their flights’ destination at Manila. Tourists that would prefer starting the trip in Manila first would then discover a city whose colonial past is now in ruins. What is left of the ruins have become an idyllic tourist attraction in itself. It partly explained why some tourists called Manila (or the Philippines, for that matter) as a Latin American city lost in Asia. Then again, where is Manila as they read from some Onion article if a cacophony of Latin American influences is mashed-up with baroque European architecture?

Manila is a beautiful kind of mixed bag. If you would like to be specific as to its location, it’s at 14° 35′ N, 121º 00 E. It is essential when you are interested in knowing where is Manila. Wikipedia referred to it as a “densely populated bayside city”. Then again, that is why most tourists would rather have Manila as their starting point when touring the Philippines. You may have heard about the world-famous sunset view by the bay. It’s an all-time classic. Keeps on bringing over the lovebirds for the ultimate romantic view.

Places in Manila

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What To Do in Manila: Adjacent Cities Included

What to do in Manila when you have a bucket list to fulfill? Whether you’re an expat exploring Manila and the adjacent cities, you would find worthwhile things to do in your stay here. Quite a storied territory, really. Some travelers would use the term “Metro Manila” instead. But for the most part, Manila would be discussed in this article. In case you find more food joints featured, let this writer welcome you again to Manila. Populated by people who love to eat.

What To Do in Manila
Source: Paper Moon Cafe Facebook Page

What To Do in Manila
Paper Moon Cafe

Paper Moon Cafe is becoming one of the hot spots for dessert enthusiasts in the metro. With branches at Glorietta 3 (Makati) and at Trinoma (Quezon City). It must have been the sweets and the caffeinated beverages that matched the entree. Then you realize that most of the sliced cakes served here are layered crepe cakes. If you are used to having some crepes for merienda, then you can easily imagine crepes on top of each other filled with cream and served in cake form. And you can take home some treats for your family or as gifts to relatives and friends. Highly recommended gift boxes are the meringues formed out of ground almonds.

What To Do in Manila
Source: Zomato

What To Do in Manila
Hwangso-Ga Restaurant

What to do in Manila when you’re craving for big servings of beef brisket and samgyupsal? Drop by Hwagso-Ga. It’s almost like a hole-in-the-wall type of restaurant that foodies and Korean cuisine enthusiasts would really go for whenever the cravings kick in. For only P499, you get to order beef brisket or samgyupsal UNLIMITED. Unlimited servings are no longer limited to just rice in some fast-food joints. It’s also a highly recommended place to get into to give Korean cuisine a try. Matches big appetites well to guarantee value for your money.

What To Do in Manila
Source: Zomato

What To Do in Manila
Dakota Cabin Cafe

Now the nightlife is explored. What to do in Manila when you want to hang out with friends over some beer? Dakota Cabin Cafe becomes the ideal hangout joint. It may have initially attracted the expat crowd. But even locals have started coming in the moment word-of-mouth got around about the fast and efficient service along with the tasty bar chow like Pork Medallions and Chicken Kiev. Because you gotta admit that bar chow still makes the difference when drinking the night away. Beer is served in buckets [6 bottles per bucket priced between Php300 and Php400].

What To Do in Manila
Source: Ludo Boardgame Bar and Cafe Facebook Page

What To Do in Manila
Ludo Boardgame Bar and Cafe

Just when you thought board games have gone passes in the age of DOTA, you find Ludo Boardgame Bar and Cafe. It’s probably the best place for you to kill time with fellow board game enthusiasts. Seeing the shelves packed with the latest and the greatest choices, you get a tough time estimating all those sets. According to Ludo, it’s more than 700 games to choose from.

So it’s practically drop [that card] until you yourself drop. Once in awhile, themed parties are also found here like “Talk Like A Pirate Day” and “Impossible Astronaut Day”. Events that fitted certain board games found here. In between board games are beverages and snack items for you to choose from. With main attraction events like the 24-Hour Gaming Marathon, the next thing you gotta worry about is planning your bladder breaks in between.

What To Do in Manila
As featured on ABS-CBN News Channel

What To Do in Manila
iChill Theater Cafe

What to do in Manila when your theatrical pursuits kick in all over again? You come around iChill Theater Cafe. Unleash your inner theater geek by going to the open mic opportunity. It’s highly encouraged. iChill would give snack treats to brave souls that dared accept the open mic challenge. Deliver a speech, crack a joke or better yet, sing any pop ditty and earn some nibblers or dessert. It depends on what is available that day. The second floor also serves as an ideal place for KTV, lectures or workshops. There is an all-consumable option at Php1200 per hour. And a corkage fee of P600 per hour option in case you’d like to get billed for the food and drinks separately. This applies to any event booked at iChill Theater Cafe.

iChill Theater Cafe is located at Dos Castillas St, Sampaloc, Manila. Just nearby UST Hospital behind McDo Lacson Ave. Call 521-0056 for more instructions on what do to in Manila. Deals and promos plus the updated menu are found at their official Facebook page and Twitter account for you to like and follow respectively.

Quite a food-based list of things to do around Manila and the adjacent cities isn’t it? It isn’t the last article to tackle the various activities around the metro. And it definitely won’t be the last. Because choosing what to do in Manila meant mostly eating and enjoying time with friends. In this vein, it would be highly advisable to follow us on our social media accounts. Like our official Facebook page, The Philippines Web. And follow us on Twitter @pinasamazing. We’d be expecting you.

Things to Do in Manila: Around Metro Manila

Ever wondered about things to do in Manila when you have nothing else to do on your spare time? Surely, there are bazaars and Christmas-related events that would pique your interest. Whether you just love hanging around the metro based on your passions and what-not, The Philippines Web compiled several things to do within the week.

Things To Do in Manila
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Things To Do in Manila
American Women’s Bazaar for the Christmas Season 2015
15 December 2015
SMX Convention Center Mall of Asia
Seashell Lane, Pasay City

The American Women’s Club of the Philippines (AWCP) had been organizing bazaars on a monthly basis now since July 2015. Still it’s never too late to join in the fun for your last minute Christmas shopping. It also served as the club’s way of celebrating diversity of expats residing in the country. With 300 vendors packed in one event, the next problem is your first purchase. When haggling is planned among desired things to do in Manila, all you have to do is show up and join in the fun.

Things To Do in Manila
Source: Facebook

Things To Do in Manila
Children’s Play for Adults
12 December 2015 to 19 December 2015.
Power Mac Center Spotlight.
Blackbox Theater of Circuit Makati.

A play that rocked this year’s Virgin Labfest is one half of the twin bill featured in this event. Entitled “Si Maria Isabella at ang Guryon ng mga Tala”. It will be staged alongside “Games People Play” by Glenn Sevilla Mas. repeat-Palanca-winner. “Games People Play” had a limited run at Ateneo de Manila as featured on Solar News Philippines. It is guaranteed to be one of the worthwhile things to do in Manila. But only for a limited time. Contact 09178109668 while ticket supplies last.

A Filipino is the new National Guide for the Raelian Movement.

Things To Do in Manila
Philippine Raelian Meeting.
13 December 2015, 12pm to 3pm
University of the Philippines.
College of Social Work and Community Development.

Got questions on aliens and other eccentric interests? Finding kindred spirits in topics that would spark curiosity in life outside our lonely planet is possible in attending one of the monthly meetings with the Philippine Raelian Movement. A group that tackles issues like science, creation and related topics. This month’s meeting would focus on cellular transmission. This group was already discussed here at The Philippines Web that you can read here. Anyone with last minute changes for tomorrow to attend the Philippine Raelian Meeting among things to do in Manila can view the event’s details by clicking here.

Things To Do in Manila
Source: STE Facebook Page

Things To Do in Manila
Entrep Christmas Bazaar
By the Society of Thomasian Entrepreneurs
13 December 2015
G/F Entrep Mezzanine

If there is one bazaar worth going for the holidays in your last minute shopping hunt. It’s the Entrep Christmas Bazaar by the Society of Thomasian Entrepreneurs (STE). Great deals await you packed with value. Definitely an event worth noting on your organizers among things to do in Manila. STE members get exclusive access to cafe vouchers. And these vouchers are from the next establishment to be mentioned in our list of things to do in Manila.

Things To Do in Manila
Source: PWR Terminus Page

Things To Do in Manila
PWR Terminus
19 December 2015, 7pm
iAcademy Auditorium
iAcademy Plaza
H. V. Dela Costa Ave, Makati City

A deserving inclusion among your list of things to do in Manila and beyond includes the final show for 2015 of the Philippine Wrestling Revolution (PWR). A Filipino company once featured on ABS-CBN’s “Rated K”. With the vision of reviving Pinoy wrestling. It has carved a niche among wrestling enthusiasts thirsty for new blood. It has earned a loyal following even from the so-called “casual fanbase”. Matches include a gauntlet match, a hair vs mask match, a contender’s match and a championship match. Details on the card and tickets to purchase can be viewed by clicking here. The VIP tix had been selling briskly. So calling as early as possible would be highly advisable.

Things To Do in Manila
Source: Hello! Project Philippines

Things To Do in Manila
A Night of Japanese Pop Season IV
3 2 1 Breakin’ Out
20 December 2015, 3 to 5 pm
iChill Theater Cafe
1125 Dos Castillas St,
Sampaloc, Manila

JPop enthusiasts in the metro now have an event to go for the weekend. An event hosted by Hello! Project Philippines, it will be feature kawaii talents that are currently in the Philippines. iChill Theater Cafe serves as the ultimate intimate venue for everyone that enjoys JPop music. A memorable treat among things to do in Manila this season.

iChill Theater Cafe is open 7 days a week from 1pm to 1am. For reservations, you can reach iChill by landline, 521-0056 as well as on social media. Like their official Facebook page, iChill Theater Cafe. And follow them on Twitter @iChillTheater.

Things to do in Manila make this week a packed experience for you. What other events await Metro Manila dwellers then? It’s for us to know and for you to find out. You can do that by following us on our social media accounts as well. Like our official Facebook page, The Philippines Web. And follow us on Twitter @pinasamazing. We’d be expecting you.