8 More Things to Do in the Metro
By Tynne De Leon
This ever-busy world does not stop buzzing, and not being able to sleep at night can be frustrating. Thankfully, the rest of the metro does not sleep as well, and there are plenty of things to do past midnight. Along the busy streets of Manila are 24 hour joints that will either cure your hangover or make you appreciate the beauty of the night. You just need to know where to find them.
To our fellow insomniacs, here’s what you can do to feel alive during the dead hours:
Catch up on paperwork
Address: (Katipunan Branch) 2F Elizabeth Hall, Katipunan Avenue, Brgy Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(Taft Branch) 1963 Taft Avenue, Manila
Gone are the days when you have to scout the metro past midnight looking for 24 hour coffee shops. Student cafes are now scattered around the city, with student-friendly prices. One example is Diligence Café, which has two branches located in Quirino-Taft and Quezon City. Whether you’re studying for your finals, or just simply working on a passion project, it’s the best place to be productive. It offers shower facilities, napping services, power outlets and unli coffee and snacks. Consider this place your new midnight turf!
Sing your heart out
PROVIDENCE KTV BAR
Address: Providence Tower, Leon Guinto St, Corner Estrada, Manila
Malate has a reputation as a district that never sleeps, and among its neon-lighted bars and hidden restaurants lies Providence Karaoke Bar. It’s a 24-hour karaoke place—a great venue to vent out your late night emotions especially after downing a few bottles.
Relax your senses
Address: (Pasay Branch) Boom na Boom Grounds, CCP Complex Roxas Blvd Cor. Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. Pasay City
(Timog Branch) 1st and 2nd Level, Pasda Mansion Bldg., #4 Timog Ave. Cor Panay Ave, Quezon City
When insomnia hits, you can choose to relax your senses at Wensha Spa. In fact, you can go here any time of the day. What could be better than a full body massage after a long, tiring day? Cap off the night in a Jacuzzi or indulge yourself with their delicious buffet.
See branches here.
Nursing a hangover? A good ol’ breakfast meal might help! Grab some pancakes at Denny’s, which offers your favorite morning meals 24/7. But it’s 2AM, you say. Well, it’s never too early for some egg omelette!