These Restaurants are perfect for Barkada Hangouts!


Have long conversations and laughs over great food

When it comes to hanging out, everyone has their own go-to places – cafes, board game cafes, bars, and pubs.

Whether you’re looking for a change in environment or just a place to add to your list of hangout places, these restaurants are perfect for you and your friends to spend some time catching up during your free time this holiday season!

Board Game Cafes

Derive Cafe

Derive Cafe, is an 80’s themed arcade cafe located in the south. The place is littered with wall arts of various icons from the ’80s, like Mario, Michael Jackson, Voltes V, and more.

They also have a room full of arcade machines, and even offer classic board games that you can play while dining. They serve a variety of Filipino dishes with a diner twist on them, and some American cuisine as well.

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4/F Madison Galeries, 398 Don Jesus Blvd, Cupang, Muntinlupa City
(0917) 166-1073

Snacks and Ladders

With over 400 board games to choose from, this board game cafe is perfect for groups planning on having long talks during late nights.

Munch on their Filipino-American fusion snacks and meals like their Dominionachos and Grilled Charcachocolate Sandwich until 12 MN or at least until you’ve run out of things to talk about.

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188A Maginhawa Street, Teacher’s Village, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 990-5675

OnBoard Game + Gastro Pub

Let’s be honest here, the more alcohol involved, the more interesting the stories become. But sometimes, the bars in Makati just won’t do the trick. If that’s the case, then head on to OnBoard Game + Gastro Pub.

At OnBoard Game + Gastro Pub, you don’t only get to choose from over 300 board game titles, but also get to taste inspired comfort food like their BBQ Chicken Fingers that go well with their craft beers and mocktails.

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Circuit Lane Makati, Riverfront Drive, AP Reyes St, Carmona, Makati
(02) 340-3560

TableTaft Boardgame Cafe

A board game cafe that’s perfect for those with a limited budget, stories to tell, and hungry stomachs, TableTaft Boardgame Cafe has over 100 board games on their shelves and affordable meals like Cheesy Beef Fries and Oversized Cheesesticks.

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2/F University Mall, Taft Ave, Malate, Manila
(0917) 498-8353

Also read: 12 Board Game Cafes in Metro Manila that will Bring Out Your Game Face

Restaurants

Caffe Piansa

Don’t let your friend escape without them telling you their juicy stories. Put them behind bars at one of the restaurants in Metro Manila.

Known as the first jail-themed restaurant in the Philippines, Caffe Piansa offers an interesting dining experience and dishes with names that go well with their theme like their Tortured Pizzas – German Chair, Cold Cell, and Waterboard.

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57 Dragon Street, Midtown Subd, San Roque, Marikina
(02) 631-4751

Dohtonbori

Be your own chef or let someone cook your meals while you and your friends update each other on the latest gossip.

Aside from being known as one of the restaurants in Metro Manila to offer a DIY dining experience, Dohtonbori also offers okonomiyaki and Yakiniku party platters that you can pair with their draft beers and Japanese beer varieties. 

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Namoo House

Feel right at home at Namoo House, one of the restaurants in Metro Manila where you don’t only get value-for-money premium meat cooked by none other than you and your friends, but also other Japanese goodies that’ll make you and your friends spill the beans while waiting for your food to cook.

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G/F Uptown Parade, 38th Street Corner, 9th Avenue, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 936-3733

Four Seasons Hotpot City

Eat all you can and talk as long as you can at Four Seasons Hotpot City, one of the restaurants in Metro Manila that gives you dishes as diverse as the topics you can talk about when you hang out.

Visit Four Seasons Hotpot City, the first upscale hotpot buffet in Manila, and fill up on a fresh selection of seafood, meat, noodles, meatballs, vegetables, as well as other ala carte buffet items.

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Also read: 11 of the Best Buffet Restaurants in Metro Manila that are Worth Every Peso!

Cafes

Hello Kitty Cafe

Are you and your barkada a bunch of Sanrio fanatics who think its time to unite and talk about all things Hello Kitty related? Where better to meet up than at Hello Kitty Cafe?

Try out their character-inspired dishes, pastries, and desserts like their Creamy Pink Carbonara and their New York Style Cheese Cake while dining in their Kawaii-inspired interiors.

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3/F Uptown Mall, 36th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(0932) 426-7753

Tokeru

Sure, there are loads of restaurants in Metro Manila that offer desserts. But Tokeru is probably the only one that lets you create your own molten lava cake. You’ll customize everything from the cake base to the ice cream, and even the toppings.

End your day not only with a pocketful of stories to tell but also on a sweet note that’s made exactly by your taste, for your taste.

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3/F SM Megamall, Bldg A, Ortigas, Mandaluyong

Shutter Cafe

You won’t need pictures to remember your time at this cafe.

hip photography-themed cafe and retail store for photography and videography enthusiasts, Shutter cafe is a cafe that’s perfect for those who simply want to hang out, talk about their interests, and feast on comfort food that can be washed down the variety of coffee drinks that they offer.

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118 Sct. Dr. Lazcano St cor Tomas Morato near Tomas Morato Sacred Heart, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 413-6628

Alice Tea Salon

Spill the tea and hang out at this Wonderland-themed cafe that’ll get you telling stories from your childhood.

Serving iced drinks, pastries, and tea made with authentic tea leaves sourced from Taiwan, Alice Tea Salon will get you asking for more drinks and even more stories.

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G/F The Pearl Place, Pearl Dive, Ortigas, Pasig
(02) 925-1213

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