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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
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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
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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
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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.