Five new entertainment destinations have opened in the city of Iloilo. These places are open-air venues, a KTV bar, a food hub, an indoor sports facility, and a lifestyle complex. All of these developments in the City of Love are built in the ever-growing district of Mandurriao. If you’re looking for new places to visit, below are recently opened establishments where you and your friends can have fun in Iloilo.
1. City Time Square - Iloilo
Where:Gaisano Iloilo City Center, Benigno Aquino Ave., Diversion Road, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
The garden of artificial roses at City Time Square Iloilo.
Image: City Time Square - Iloilo
The newly opened City Time Square - Iloilo is nestled in the 16-ha commercial and residential complex of Gaisano Iloilo City Center. Its big light emitting diode (LED) screen at the center of the structure is inspired by the New York Time Square. City Time Square also has its mini version of the 10000 Roses Café & More in Cebu.
Here, you can grab brewed coffee for PhP60 at Coffeebreak or Glory’s Café 3rd Gen. You can also enjoy a buffet lunch (PhP499) or dinner (PhP599) at YakiMix or an eat-all-you can Korean meat platter (PhP399) at HanOk - Let's Eat Korean.
Operating hours:Sunday to Thursday, 2:00 PM to 12:00 MN; Friday to Saturday, 2:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Where:2nd Floor, City Time Square - Iloilo, Gaisano Iloilo City Center, Diversion Road, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
The first KTV in Iloilo with touchscreen song list and wireless microphones
Image: City Time Square - Iloilo
Hi-Fi Family KTV Iloilo is the newest KTV bar in the city. It is one of the first KTV bars in the City of Love that has a touchscreen song list and wireless microphones. If you and your friends want to take a break from singing, their KTV rooms may be used for movies, and even for short programs for special events.
KTV rates start at PhP1,500, which is inclusive of three hours of karaoke and consumable food and drinks. You may order pica-pica (finger food), buttered chicken, and pizza, among others.
Operating hours:5:00 PM to 2:00 AM, Mondays to Sundays
Where:Brgy. Taft North, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
Homegrown restobars are now at Central Park Iloilo.
Image: Central Park Iloilo
Central Park Iloilo is the newest food hub in the city where you can find homegrown resto bars. What’s unique about the establishment is its architectural design. The structure is made of upcycled container vans that house food stalls for locals and tourists to dine, drink, and unwind. Guests may grab some sandwiches, nachos, or burgers from any of the restaurants for PhP60 to PhP300. Occasionally, there are local guest performers who provide entertainment to customers. You can also sing your heart out at Mixx KTV. Rates start at PhP1,500 to PhP5,000 for three hours.
4. Jetlag by the Play Hub
Operating hours:2:30 PM to 9:00 PM, Mondays to Sundays
Where:Iloilo Esplanade, Tabucan, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
Family and friends enjoy the fun and activities at Jetlag.
Image: Jetlag Iloilo
Jetlag by the Play Hub is the first indoor trampoline and indoor play park with function rooms. The facility is also a good venue for your kids’ birthday party. It is located beside Avana Garden Cafe and The Play Barn. The facility is divided into Jetlag 1 at the ground floor and Jetlag 2 at the second floor. Rates are at PhP120 for 30 minutes, PhP220 for 1 hour, PhP110 for a 30-minute extension, and PhP350 for unlimited time. Kids must be at least five years old to use the facilities.
Where:Glicerio Pison Ave. cor. Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Ave., Mandurriao, Iloilo City
The Spanish-Italian-Ilonggo architecture of Plazuela Dos
Image: Plazuela De Iloilo
Another commercial and retail development is now open just beside Plazuela de Iloilo. Developed by the Florete Group, it is dubbed Plazuela Dos and is connected to the main building by a bridge. It still follows the Spanish-Italian-Ilonggo architecture that is admired by locals and tourists. Business process outsourcing (BPO) companies can be found at the second floor. The ground floor is now occupied by Aigoo.PH which carries Korean cosmetics and snack bar Famous Belgian Waffles. It is to operate 24/7. On its entrance is a grand fountain that becomes more picturesque at night because of its lights.
Make sure to visit Yoorekka to learn and find out more about the newest places in Iloilo where you can have a good time.
* Prices may change without prior notice.
About Hyacinth Bangero
She is a young broadcast journalism professor and marketing officer of the University of San Agustin. She's a proud volunteer of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines. Hyacinth is geared to educate, experience, and explore.
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