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5 New Trendy Hangout Places to Visit Before 2018 Ends

Cap off this rollercoaster year by giving these hangout spots a shot for more memorable encounters.

By: Denisse Shawntel Tan | December 12, 2018
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Check out these new hangout places.


2018 was a great year for new experiences. New movies, restaurants, hotels, and concerts: you name it, Manileños have experienced it. Since 2019 is just a few weeks away, there will be more things to look forward to, but before we welcome another year, why not seal 2018 with a few more good memories? If you have attended countless concerts, tested the latest restaurants in Maginhawa or Makati, or had a staycation in a new hotel, and yet you still find yourself looking for more fun places, how about trying these new trendy hangout places before 2018 ends? Read on below for more.


1. 205

Where: C2 U/G High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City
Operating hours:
Monday to Saturday, 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Sunday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM


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Party all night at 205.

Images: 205

If you want to retire partying at overcrowded noisy night clubs, 205 (pronounced as “two-oh-five”) is a breath of fresh air. Opened last October, the restaurant and bar is the newest hangout place in Bonifacio Global City for those who are more inclined towards intimate get-togethers with great food, friends, and drinks. Despite the fancy decorations and furniture, the price range of food and beverage at this joint is surprisingly easy on the wallet. Their drinks range from coffee to cocktails while the meals range from breakfast plates to pizzas.


Check out our list of bars in Metro Manila or browse the Dining & Leisure category of the Yoorekka Shopping Guide.


2. PlayLab

Where: 4/F Robinsons Galleria, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Ortigas
Operating hours: Regular Mall Hours
Monday – Thursday, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday, 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM


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Remember what it’s like to feel pure awe?

Images: PlayLab PH

PlayLab piqued the interest of the public when they opened their first outlet in Cebu last January 2018. Fast forward to October 2018, PlayLab is finally in Manila to cater to kids in the metro. As the country’s first digital playground, PlayLab is full of interactive activities that kids and adults will both enjoy. Remarkably, what makes PlayLab a terrific hangout place is that it sparks the inner child in you through their playful installations such as the fantasy slope, fantasy water flow, digital aquarium, tap tap wall, and more. Rate starts at PhP450 per head for two hours.




3. Virtual PH

Where: 5/F Ayala Malls Feliz, Marcos Highway corner JP Rizal, Barangay Dela Paz, Pasig City
Operating hours: Regular Mall Hours
Monday – Thursday, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday – Sunday, 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM


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VR is the future of entertainment.

Images: Virtual PH

Stepping inside Virtual PH is like stepping into the world of Tron—starting from the neon lights up to the advanced technology that seems to have come from the future. Since virtual reality (VR) is becoming rapdily more popular, Virtual PH offers the complete experience with their top-notch facilities inside Ayala Malls Feliz. If you’re a gamer who wants to take your experience to the next level, you can try their extensive list of games that you can play using VR; whether you’re going solo or with your friends, they have the themed rooms and pieces of equipment that are suitable for you. Rate depends on the room and theme.


4. Three Little Pigs

Where: 12 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Operating hours:
Monday, 6 PM – 12 midnight
Tuesday, 6 PM – 12 midnight
Wednesday, 6 PM – 12 midnight
Thursday, 6 PM – 12 midnight
Friday, 6 PM – 1 AM
Saturday, 6 PM – 1 AM
Sunday, 6 PM – 12 midnight


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Blow the house down with fine liqour.

Image: Three Little Pigs PH

Hidden away from the city lights and Pasig City traffic is Three Little Pigs, the newest speakeasy in Kapitolyo. Like its name suggests, the theme of this bar is the story of the Three Little Pigs. This is why most of the interior design is filled with quirky pig-related items. This bar is an ideal hangout spot for those who just want to chill and drink but want to avoid overcrowded areas. Since it’s well-hidden, you can only expect a handful of people on a typical night. One of the Three Little Pigs’ best characteristics is its mysterious charm that is reminiscent of the 1920s. With a wide array of good cocktails to choose from, you can absolutely get your alcohol fix.


5. ABS-CBN Studio Experience

Where: Trinoma
Operating hours:
Weekdays, 12:00 NN – 8:30 PM
Weekends, 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Note: These are the usual operation hours, but time may vary depending on the date.


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You might discover a hidden talent in this experience.

Images: ABS-CBN Studio Experience

Perhaps at one point in our lives, we fantasized about being a big celebrity. While there are some that get to live out this dream, some of us are stuck with the fantasizing. But don’t worry, ABS-CBN’s Studio Experience will let you feel like a TV star or a director through their interactive rooms. You can pretend to be a contestant of The Voice, a housemate at the Pinoy Big Brother house, or try your luck in Minute to Win It. For those with great hosting skills to boot, you can even host an interview à la Boy Abunda. Each installation is closely accurate to the real ones that they use for their TV shows.

One of the must-try experiences is the ASAP 4D, a 80-seater room where guests can experience a live concert with a complete cinematic experience. When you’re done with the activities, you can buy a souvenir or two at the gift shop. Entrance fee is PhP375 for first-timers, while it is PhP350 for returning guests.




2018 has been entertaining, so make sure to end it having some fun! Which of these new hangout places in Metro Manila will you be visiting before 2018 ends? Let us know in the comments section below!
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About Denisse Shawntel Tan
Denisse Tan is currently a work in progress: she’s an aspiring writer, artist, and fashion designer! She’s trying to figure out how to manage her time in achieving all of her goals while also taking in life as humanly possible. Aside from art, she’s a big fan of the color pink, disco music, Bratz dolls, and Genshin Impact. By age 35, she plans to travel to New York City 🗽.
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