Where Millennials Go: 5 Cool Hangouts To Try in the Metro

The food scene in Metro Manila is rapidly growing, and more and more dining establishments are emerging to cater to a wide range of customers. Aside from the diversity in food and drinks, these new hangouts also create a relaxed environment that millennials love to go to when spending time with their friends and family.

In this article, we’ve got five new hangouts with eye-catching concepts and mouth-watering food options to look forward to. Whether you’re into some witty hugot lines, Harry Potter, art and music, or food parks, we have something to offer you.

Hugot Café

There’s a new hangout that’s filled with hugot lines.

If you can’t get enough of hugot lines, you can eat or drink your feelings at Hugot Café in Tondo, Manila. It opened just last April and has since been amusing customers with their witty hugot lines that people can relate to.

Some interesting items on their menu include the Kapeng Matapang na Kaya Kang Ipaglaban (PhP40) and their hugot shakes (PhP90 each), like Paasa (mocha), Stick to One (chocolate), Walang Tayo (cookies and cream), Pabebe (vanilla), and Pa-fall (coffee crumble). Feeling hungry and need something quick? You have two options: Loner (Php50), one piece of waffle with a scoop of ice cream and syrup, and Couple (PhP80), two pieces of waffle with a scoop of ice cream and syrup. On Sundays at 5:00 PM, Hugot Café hosts an open mic session where people can take the microphone and read hugot poems.

The Nook Café

Raise your wands and feel the magic at The Nook Café.

Harry Potter fans unite! Whether you fancy Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Slytherin, you can find your dose of Harry Potter at The Nook Café. This new hangout has a lot to offer–board games, a shelf full of books, including, of course, the Harry Potter series, and other cool stuff that will transport you to Hogwarts. But even if you’re not a fan, you can still enjoy hanging out at The Nook Café because of the tasty snacks they serve. For example, they have some bacon-wrapped chicken (PhP140), cheese potato wedges (PhP95), and, surely, butterbeer (PhP150). Their GoyazillaSaur (PhP75), which has local chocolates and resembles a halo-halo, and matcha hazelnut (PhP100) are a must-try.

The Nook Café is open daily, following this schedule: Tuesday to Friday, 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM; Saturday, 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM; Sunday, 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Gastro Park Kapitolyo

There’s something for everyone at Gastro Park Kapitolyo.

Gastro Park Kapitolyo is the first outdoor food park in its area and is home to 15 unique vendors of mouth-watering finds. You can choose from a wide selection of food offerings including yakitori, milkshakes, liquid nitrogen ice cream, fries, tempura, noodles, maki, burgers, and sandwiches. Also served at the food park are Mexican, Indian, Singaporean, and Filipino favorites. With so many options in one place, you and your friends can surely enjoy dining at Gastro Park Kapitolyo.

You can meet up with your friends or family at Gastro Park Kapitolyo from Monday to Sunday, 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM.

Bunk

Have a drink or two at a rooftop bar with a view of the bustling city.

If you’re looking for a new hangout without the usual noise of an overcrowded bar, Bunk can be the ideal place for you. This rooftop bar offers a relaxed area not only for drinking but also for appreciating art and music, and all that with a great city view. Bunk hosts live music and painting sessions. You can also drop by for a night of poetry by Words Anonymous. If you come to drink and dine, you can enjoy bar favorites such as sisig, nachos, and local beers at affordable prices. Bunk is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM.

The Yard at Xavierville

Check out the first multi-level hangout in Manila.

The Yard at Xavierville opened just last June, but it has already become a popular destination for those who enjoy dining at food parks. With an industrial-themed interior and exterior, The Yard houses 30 food stalls so you can have a multitude of food options. From chips, doughnuts, and waffles, to Korean staples, steak, chicken wings, and Spanish dishes, food selections for you and your friends are enough to give you a great dining experience at The Yard. Up-and-coming DJs, artists, and bands will entertain you while you dine. You can visit The Yard at Xavierville every day from 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM.

These five new hangouts surely bring the food scene to the next level. So, if you’re looking for a new tambayan with your friends, visit any of these new hangouts for a different dining and bonding experience.

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