Day by day, new food parks, restobars and cafes are popping up all over and beyond the Metro. And we’ve rounded up some of the best of these newest hangout spots that are perfect for your next barkada get-together. If you’re planning on going out soon, you better add these to your radar.
Dulo MNL is the newest multi-hyphenate hangout spot you’d want to spend Friday nights at in the happening neighborhood of Poblacion. It’s a restaurant-bar-cafe and events space which caters to the “emerging, deeply-rooted, and passion-driven creatives” of Manila. Not only do you get to eat and drink your cares away with your friends here, but you’ll also be treated to a lineup of art and culture events and workshops they sometimes hold.
Erwan Heussaff’s latest culinary venture is a haven for the post-millennial friends easily overwhelmed by the modern day partying scene. Inspired by ’90s to early ’00s New York City nightlife, Yes Please fosters a more casual environment than most bars in the Metro. So if you’re looking for a more upscale yet chill place to hang out in the evening, you should give this bar a go!
Dreamland Arts & Crafts Café
Seeking someplace new after a road trip all the way to Tagaytay? Dreamland Arts & Crafts Café could be your cozy respite from the expensive and tourist-ridden surroundings of the city. It’s a vibrant art cafe with a bohemian theme which serves comfort breakfast food and sells a variety of products including dreamcatchers, stationary and adult coloring books. It’s so comfy a place that you could just spend your afternoon here with your friends over coffee and desserts!
Chiebog Food Park
Chiebog Food Park is the first retro arcade-themed food park located in the Northern Metro , and as far as food parks go, this is a place that feels more welcoming to those who just want a spot to get cheap eats and drinks while surrounded with good company.