Where: Branches at 2F The Block, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City;
315 Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City;
5F East Wing, Shangri-la Plaza, Mandaluyong City;
3F Greenbelt 5, Legazpi Street, Makati City;
2F Serendra, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City;
2F Alabang Town Center, Commerce Avenue, Muntinlupa City
Operating hours: SM City North Edsa branch: Open daily 11AM-10PM;
Katipunan branch: Monday-Thursday 2PM-8:30PM, Friday-Sunday 10AM-10PM;
Shangri-la Plaza branch: weekdays 11AM-9PM, weekends 10AM-9PM;
Greenbelt 5 branch: Monday-Thursday 11AM-9PM, Friday-Sunday 11AM-10PM;
Serendra branch: weekdays 2PM-9PM, weekends 10AM-11PM;
Alabang Town Center branch: weekdays 11AM-9PM, weekends 10AM-9PM
Recommended budget: Monday-Thursday rate: PhP300 per person for one-six players; Friday, weekend, and holiday rates: PhP600 per person for one-two players, PhP500 per person for three-four players, PhP400 per person for five to six players
A younger but just as thrilling and challenging escape room activity goes by the name Breakout Philippines. Staking their claim as the first real-life interactive escape room in the country, Breakout ups the ante by adding actors and multi-sensory experiences that taunt and intimidate challengers while they try to break out of the room.
Their branches in Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong, SM North Edsa and Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City, Serendra in Taguig, Greenbelt 5 in Makati, and their biggest one yet in Alabang Town Center, all have unique rooms that range from the tongue-in-cheek to the downright terrifying. Time limit is tighter too: groups are given just 45 minutes to solve the puzzles inside the room and escape.
Whether it’s in any of their six branches or at home, game nights are guaranteed to give you goosebumps as Breakout also have free online breakout puzzles, as well as a Breakout Takeout detective board game.
Tip: You can opt to combine with other groups inside a room. Not only will you have more hands to help you escape the room, you’ll also gain new friends too!
How to get to Breakout Philippines: via commute: SM City North EDSA branch is accessible via MRT-North Avenue station and crossing the bridgeway from Trinoma, or any bus bound for Malanday or Novaliches;
Katipunan branch is accessible via jeeps bound for UP/Balara from C5-Aurora Avenue and crossing to southbound side;
Shangri-la Plaza branch is accessible by taking any city operation bus plying EDSA and getting off at Shaw Boulevard;
Greenbelt 5 branch is accessible via MRT-Ayala, via buses bound for EDSA-Ayala or Ayala Avenue, or via Makati Loop Service jeepneys;
Serendra branch is accessible via Bonifacio Global City integrated bus plying the North Express or East Express route, or via jeepneys bound for Forbes Park from EDSA-Ayala;
Alabang Town Center branch is accessible via P2P buses from Greenbelt 1, via buses from Buendia via Coastal Road, or via jeepneys plying Zapote Road from Alabang
via private car: SM City North EDSA branch is accessible by turning right onto Mindanao Avenue from EDSA;
Katipunan branch is accessible by taking a right onto Tandang Sora Avenue from Commonwealth Avenue, or by heading northbound onto Katipunan Avenue via C5 Road;
Shangri-la Plaza branch is accessible by taking the next right after Shaw Boulevard via EDSA towards Shangri-la’s parkway;
Greenbelt 5 branch is accessible by turning westbound onto Ayala Avenue from EDSA, left onto Makati Avenue, and circling towards Legazpi Street;
Alabang Town Center branch is accessible by exiting onto South Station toll gate via Skyway or SLEX, and heading straight through Alabang-Zapote Road
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