Dating? May prior commitments po ako.
(Single) ladies and gentlemen, as we’re well aware, Valentine’s is only a day away. There’s only one day left before restaurants will be swarmed with lovesick couples and hopeful individuals on dates. And although it’s rare to find a single person in the swarm of couples going out every year, you’re bound to find some who are unafraid of breaking the norm. All in favor of showering themselves and their friends/family with some love.
Who knows, maybe this year, that person could be you.
If dating’s the last thing on your mind this Valentine’s Day, but you still want to go out to celebrate, here are some places we suggest you head on to based on your priorities/commitments this month of love.
May savings ka na sa bulsa mo, may savings ka pa sa puso mo.
So, this Valentine’s, your idea of treating yourself is by working? No worries! Here are some places where you can find some (Wi-Fi) connections that’ll last.
Common Folk – White Plains
If your mindset is: Work days ≠ bad days, then the cafe idea for you is Common Folk.
It’s a quaint cafe located right along White plains that serves up a variety of coffee drinks and light meals perfect for enjoying while working.
Fun fact: They believe in the idea of "No Bad Days" as seen in their eye-catching neon light decor.
Single Origin – multiple branches
Feel like you’re in need of someone who just “gets it”? Don’t look for it in a person, look for it instead at Single Origin, the cafe who’s unafraid of flaunting their single status just like you.
A cafe with branches in Makati, Taguig, and more, Single Origin is a coffee shop where you can get your fix of coffee of alcohol alongside a hefty breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Insider tip: With Booky, you can get up to ₱300 off your bill!
% Arabica PH – multiple branches
Are you a strong, independent woman who likes your coffee reflecting who you are as a person, then %Arabica is 100% your cafe.
Specializing in a number of coffee drinks, at % Arabica PH, there are so many ways for you to get your daily dose of caffeine. Among the few are espresso-based drinks, drip coffee, and even coffee soft serve ice cream.
The signal at these cafes too far to get to you? Check out Cozy Cafes Around the Metro with Free Wi-Fi to find one near you!
Discovering New Things/Places/Food
Discovering what you like or don’t like about your date can take a while; discovering what you don’t like to do, what you don’t like to eat, or where to go, only takes a day.
So, this Valentine’s you’ve decided to discover more about the world around you? Don’t hesitate and go forth on your adventure this Valentine’s at these unique places in (and beyond) the metro.
Tipsy Tales – Eastwood Mall
If you’ve always been the supportive character in your friends’ lives, then it’s time for you to claim the spotlight this Valentine’s at Tipsy Tales.
Offering a 75-minute whimsical and immersive theatre experience that brings Philippine folklore to life, at Tipsy Tales, you are the main character of the story. Even better, it’s all up to you how you’re going to get out of their fantastical tale.
Beso Beso – Magallanes
Fancy another kind of experience? Then head on to Beso Beso! We guarantee that your experience will BE SO good, that you’ll want to come back here time and again even if it’s not on Valentine’s Day.
Beso Beso is a restaurant that serves up creative Filipino-European fusion dishes that are a treat for both your eyes and your palate. For the optimum experience of trying a lot of new things at once, we sugges that you avail of their tasting menu.
Kermit Surf Resort and Restaurant – Siargao
Why RESORT to discovering yourself in Metro Manila when you can discover yourself somewhere else?
Whether you’re in the mood for something healthy or rich comfort food, Kermit Surf Resort and Restaurant’s got exactly what you need. And while you’re at it, why not discover what Siargao has to offer as well?
Friendship’s the only ship that’s guaranteed not to sink . . . after one fight.
So, this Valentine’s you want to make more memories with your fellow (single) guys and gals? Go lang nang go! Here are some activities you and your friends can try out that we’re sure you’ll be talking about when you’re all old, gray, and taken.
Archery Attack – Congressional
Why ask Cupid to shoot you with his arrow when you’ve got friends who can do it just the same!
Considered the first of its kind, at Archery Attack you and your friends could battle it out with bows and arrow with rubber tips in a huge combat arena.
Fun fact: They can set up at the location of your choice!
Mystery Manila – multiple branches
CLUE-lang ba mystery sa buhay niyo? Then why not add some at Mystery Manila?
If you don’t know, Mystery Manila is a place where you can immerse yourself in realistic and challenging scenarios that’ll make you solve clues and riddles to figure out the mystery.
Sip & Gogh – multiple branches
Are you and your friends artsy? Then spending time painting is the way to GOGH.
An interactive painting studio where you can sip wine, munch on cheese while painting, Sip & Go is the ultimate place to be if your barkada’s where you can unleash your inner tita and frustrated artist.
On a Budget? Get an Eight-Day Flexi Workshop for only
₱6500₱5200 or One Regular Session with a Glass of Wine for only ₱1,200₱960!
Looking for more interesting activities to do with your friends? Check out Top 10 Most Loved Activities in Metro Manila
It’s better to find yourself and to be a better person for your benefit than to lose who you are in the imaginary perfect person he/she wants you to be.
So, this Valentine’s you’ve decided to focus on yourself and your self-growth? Allow us to give you a boost! Check out these places where you can refuel, relax, and rejuvenate in order to be the best self you’re truly happy with!
Jump Yard Indoor Trampoline Park – Pasig
Don’t JUMP to conclusions about yourself. Believe you can be better! And begin with your fitness.
If it’s been a while since you’ve been active, why not take the first step but doing something fun at Jump Yard Indoor Trampoline Park. There, you can jump to your heart’s content on a trampoline into a foam pit, test your reflexes at a cage ball, and more.
Get a Jump Session (Mondays to Thursdays) for only
₱250₱170, a Jump Session (Fridays) for only ₱350₱175, and Jump Session (Weekends and Holidays) for only ₱350₱280.
Shu Reflexology and Foot Therapy – multiple branches
Got a moment to SPA-re for your mental and emotional health?
Focus on what bothers you and learn how to let go of them in a silent place such as Shu Reflexology, a spa where you can get herbal remedies and centuries-old tradition.
Get a Foot and Back Massage for only
Berde – Ayala Triangle
The grass doesn’t always have to be greener on the other side, it can be on your side too.
So, this Valentine’s why not take the first step to becoming healthier by going to Berde, a restaurant that serves up delicious, filling, and wholesome rice bowls made with fresh and organic Filipino ingredients.
Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten – Lilo and Stitch
So, this Valentine’s your idea of celebrating is having an advanced family day? We gotchu fam! Here are some family-friendly restaurants you can take your family and relatives to (especially kung sila yung manlilibre).
Panda Express – SM Megamall
Who needs a romantic partner when you’ve got a family who’s not afraid of expressing their love for you?
Express the love back by treating them at Panda Express, a Chinese-American chain founded in 1983 in Glendale California who’s famous for serving signature dishes like Orange Chicken, Beef Brocolli, and Kung Pao Chicken.
Silantro – multiple branches
Family, when it comes to making you happy, SILANTR-uly the best.
That’s why you give them what they deserve, the best at no other place than Silantro, a restaurant that serves up budget-friendly Mexican dishes in huge servings that are perfect for sharing with family.
Spiral – Sofitel Manila
Don’t SOFITEL your family you love them, show them.
Considered as one of the best buffets in the metro, Spiral offers up 21 stations of premium goodness, featuring a wide selection of gastronomic dishes from all over the world.
Looking for more family-friendly restaurants? Check out this month’s Most Loved Restaurants in Metro Manila.
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