‘Cause just like what Spongebob said in one of the most memorable episodes, it’s better to stay ✨🏠 indoors 🏠 ✨
Manila as of late has been giving us nothing but humidity, rain showers and traffic. A bit of a bummer when you think about the idea of having garden picnics, going to the beach, trekking and music festivals for the summer (Alexa, play Summer Bummer by Lana Del Rey). But as we fell into the black hole of Tiktok’s FYP, we discovered some indoor activities that are equally as exciting. From disco nights on the ice skating rink to eating ramen on a train, scroll down below to experience your next hangout spot.
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1. GO TO A DISCO PARTY—BUT ON ICE ❄️
@jodidinooo Summoning Julia B's spirit in me jk HAHAHA #IceIceBabyDiscoOnIce ♬ Dancing Queen – ABBA
When you’re feeling groovy but also want to keep it cool, a disco party on ice already exists. Every Friday at SM Megamall’s ice skating rink, they host their weekly “Ice-Capades” in the theme of boogie and disco. According to their facebook page, tickets start at P400 inclusive of a 2-hour pass and skates with time slots ranging from 5:30PM to 7:30PM or 8:00PM to 10:00PM. They’ve also revealed that they change their themes every week with disco as their opener, and have already hinted on the upcoming concepts for the next Ice-Capades. 90s? Rock N’ Roll? K-Pop? Who knows?
SM Skating is located at Megamall Fashion Hall, EDSA corner Doña Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
2. PLAY BOWLING LIKE IT’S THE 1950s
@studio300bowling_ Be the first to experience our new branch in Chino Roces, Makati! Call now for reservations 🎳 Studio 300 Makati 📞 09171352300 #PlayBowling #studio300bowling #bowling #ktv #friends #weekend #Studio300Makati #softopening #softlaunch #newbranch #newrestaurant ♬ Honeypie – JAWNY
In case you’re not the ~physical~ type of athlete, bowling and billiards will always count. Check out retro-themed indoor bowling alley Studio 300 that recently opened their branch in Chino Roces, Makati. They also have one in Pioneer, but the newest branch has a 1950s type of atmosphere that’s perfect for when time just feels so slow. Studio 300 added other activities to their list—indoor football for adults and kids and KTV rooms!
Studio 300 is located at Chino Roces corner EDSA Magallanes Southbound, Makati. You can book a reservation at 09171352300 (Makati) or 09176767300 (Pioneer) or check their website.
3. TAKE POTTERY LESSONS AT BUMI AND ASHE
@crystaljobli 6th Anniversary Date @Bumi and Ashe Pottery Manila @Blaster Silonga #potterytiktok #pottery #blastersilonga #blaster #okayganda ♬ O KAY GANDA – BLASTER
Sure, romantic dates are nice. But who doesn’t love the chaotic energy that friend groups bring? Located in a quaint space at Cubao Expo, Bumi and Ashe Pottery Studio is a place where anything is art. They have different classes for both kids and adults, including a 3-hour Pottery Wheel workshop, Kid + Parent Hand-Sculpting class and a beginner’s sesh. Bumi and Ashe is also hosting a rug-tufting and pottery activity on May 27-28 if that’s your jam. Sessions start at P3,650 and you can either join a public group class or private. You can book a pottery class at Bumi and Ashe here.
Bumi & Ashe Studio is located at the heart of the art district in Cubao Expo, Quezon City
4. PRETEND LIKE YOU’RE ON TOKYO DRIFT AND GO KART RACING
@jjjae.mp4 #dateidea | #ekartraceway ♬ Originalton – lena 🏁🏎️
For the daredevils and F1 enthusiasts, you can now try your hand in drifting at SM North EDSA’s indoor racetrack. Starting at P650, you can either drive solo dolo or as a duo. All the karts are electronic, can run up to 90kph and don’t run on gas, which makes it more environment-friendly. E-Kart Raceway is open to ages 8 years old and above, with a minimum height requirement of 5’4″. If you’re worried about crashing your kart, operators can automatically halt it by pressing a button while the barrier lines are also impact-absorbent. Walk-ins and reservations are welcome.
E-Kart Raceway is located at 3rd Floor, SM City North EDSA Mall, Quezon City, Manila Philippines
5. PLAY GOLF WHILE SIPPING ON COCKTAILS
@patsputts At Pat's Putts, indoor mini golf and drinks go hand in hand 🤝 So come on down and join us for a round of indoor golf and some drinks! 🍻 #indoorgolftips #activityforfriends #locationideas #wheninmetromanila #holidayactivity #hangoutspot ♬ Limbo – Freddie Dredd
We don’t even know what’s better: the fact that Pat’s Putts indoor mini golf course features 27 challenges or that it’s glow-in-the-dark. Each 2-hour session starts at P399 for kids and P599 for adults, and includes access to their game room where you can play giant Jenga and more interactive board games. Oh, and the best part? Cocktails are also served!
Pat’s Putts is located at 2/F Building B, Tiendesitas, Pasig, Philippines
6. EAT SUSHI INSIDE A JAPANESE TRAIN
@jemcoser Trying Saigosan! Sulit na Themed restaurant in BGC! #saigosanph #saigosan #animerestaurant #restaurantinbgc #uptownbgc #bgc ♬ How`s Your Day – aAp Vision
If you’re an animé geek or you just want a taste of Japan but on a budget, you have to try out this new restaurant concept called Saigosan in Uptown Mall, BGC. With top-tier sushi and rice meals inspired by Japan and Manila all while riding a pastel-colored train, it’s the perfect pre-game for when you’re about to travel to Tokyo anytime soon.
Saigosan is located at 3rd Floor, Uptown Mall, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
7. JOIN A ROLLERSKATING DISCO PARTY
@jaymiepria New experience unlocked! So fun and definitely worth trying 💗 📍 Fishermall’s Rollerdisco, QC #fyp #dateideas #metromanila #datenight #activitydate #rollerdisco #qcdateideas ♬ die for you remix – let
Fisher Mall’s Roller Disco has been making noise since early this year and for all the right reasons. The indoor skating rink’s rates start at P130 for 30 mins, P200 for an hour, and P350 for the unlimited experience inclusive of skates and protective gear. P.S: they also sell pairs of socks in case you’re icky about it. Just keep in mind the number one rule: don’t be afraid to fall.
Roller Disco is at Fisher Mall, Quezon Avenue corner Roosevelt Avenue, Quezon City; and at Fisher Mall C-4 Road corner Dagat-Dagatan Avenue, Longos, Malabon.
8. GO MUSEUM-HOPPING IN THESE FREE ART GALLERIES
@caithleenclaire underrated free art gallery in makati 📍modeka art #artgallery #makatigallery #artexhibit #gallerydate #artph #wheninmanila #freeartgallery #artgallerydate #modekaartgallery ♬ Originalton – darkvidez
Not just for the artsy kids, there’s a number of art galleries that you can visit for FREE around Makati, QC and more areas around Manila. Silverlens Gallery, Modeka Art, Art Cube, Artinformal Makati, Aphro (The Alley at Karrivin), Vinyl on Vinyl, Finale Art File, The Drawing Room, West Gallery, Gravity Art Space, Kalawakan Space Time, Tin-Aw, Secret Fresh, Super Duper Gallery, are just some examples.
9. PAINT AND DRINK IN THIS ARTSY SPOT. JUST DON’T GET TIPSY
@saucynica new activity for you & your besties! 👩🏻🎨🎨🖼️ #SipandGogh ♬ SWEET / I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DANCE (feat. Brent Faiyaz & Fana Hues) – Tyler, The Creator
Channel your inner Van Gogh in this artsy spot while sipping on wine in this artsy hangout spot called Sip and Gogh. For P1000, you get to paint on an actual canvas either by choosing an existing piece to replicate with the guidance of their instructors or go freestyle. Not bad considering how expensive a canvas and art materials are along with unlimited wine, and you also get to take home your painting. Sip and Gogh currently has eight branches around Manila at Ayala Heights, Eastwood, Alabang, Century Mall, The Podium, Congressional and their Atelier. Reservations are highly encouraged. You can book a slot here.