12 Fundamental Hangout Spots In Pasig City You Must Explore
As far as adulting is concerned, today’s millennials are slowly retreating from the party scene. Celebrating for absolutely no reason every weekend becomes physically (and financially) too demanding. Yes young adults, welcome to the real world. Life at the office isn’t any more different except that you get more tired as the week progresses. But there are other options to get that “one” drink in after a week full of work, and these hangout spots in Pasig City are just as fun to crash compared to any other party!
Your barkada might want to hit up these spots for delicious grub, overflowing booze, and a good time! Catch up with friends and grab a few drinks to welcome the weekend in!
1The Black Boar
Beer for dessert? Oh yes, it’s entirely possible at this pub. Choco addicts should not miss out on their signature Chocolate Beer for just 99 pesos! Grab your favorite people, order a bunch of American favorites (like buffalo wings, Philly cheesesteak, and cheeseburger to name a few), and your favorite poison. They have an impressive range of imported beer. It’s the perfect place for an unwinding session after a back-breaking day at the office. This man cave is rather tight so if you’re planning to bring the entire crew, better make those reservations ahead of time.
Up for a friendly competition of beer pong or billiards? Here’s a favorite after-work place to unwind, have a few drinks, and play a game or two. The crowd here can get hyped as the night continues. If you’ve worked up an appetite, better try out their Heartbreaker Pizza, Sisig, and Senior Gripman Burger. Also, try out their signature cocktail Punyeta to wash all that food down. And don’t say we didn’t warn you that it gets packed with a punch. Better sit down for that one.
From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., order their Unlimited Nachos for just PHP 299. After more than 20 years, Cable Car is considered to be one of the best hangout spots in Pasig City. Many resto-pubs may have come and gone, but Cable Car dominates with four branches spread out in the metro.
If Chinese-European fusion sounds enticing, head over to Red Panda. You’ll notice right away how classy yet cozy its interiors are. Think of your favorite Chinese restaurant that serves interesting dishes with pops of European flavors. Try their Broccoli and Cauliflower Cheese Gratin, Portuguese Sardines, and Chinese Style Ossobucco. While the food menu can be a tad overwhelming, you can look forward to affordable selections of beer. If you’re not into beer, avail the Wine All You Can just for PHP 500 per person. This treat will become the highlight of anyone’s night! Imagine unlimited wine all through the evening.
4Tipsy Pig Gastropub
Who doesn’t love great pulutan, unlimited hooch, and an inviting ambiance? The spacious Tipsy Pig is one of the hottest hangout spots in Pasig City, especially after work. First of all, there are tables and chairs outside where customers can smoke. Because of the name alone, you’ll probably know what to expect from the menu. Devour appetizers like Dirty Mexicana and Vineyard Pizza. Say yes to Belly Good Sisig Tacos and Boneless Crispy Pata for the main course.
Their pulutan dishes are a heavenly match with beer. Filipinos are notorious for having meat-heavy dishes on the side to minimize getting drunk. Tipsy Pig offers a broad range for those who love alcohol. Try their signature Salted Caramel Beer or go for something daring like The Papi Dance. In the wee hours of the morning, you might end up as one happy and intoxicated customer!
5Eight Ounce Coffee + Kitchen
You know you’re addicted to coffee when you grab a cup at any time of the day. It’s the kind of fuel you need in your system to start your day. Unlike most coffee shops, this one is tucked away at a gasoline station. You’d have to go out of your way to find this one or be lucky enough to stumble upon this gem. Therefore, it’s one of the perfect hangout spots in Pasig City to get work done or just read your favorite book in peace.
Coffee lovers would be pleasantly surprised to find Dutch coffee brand Douwe Egberts used here. A highly recommended breakfast staple is tender juicy Beef Tapa and best seller Café Mocha. Though if you’re on the go and want something different for a change, opt for medium or dark roast Cold Brew. Lastly, sweet-toothed monsters cannot skip an order of an unforgettable Choco Caramel Donut.
Eight Ounce Coffee + Kitchen
1227 Pasig Boulevard, Pineda, Pasig City
Open on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
6Moonshine P.U.B. x Public Urban Bar
The term “moonshine” originally referred to a homemade alcohol cocktail produced in someone’s garage. In a Simpsons’ episode, moonshine was synonymous with hillbillies that involved plenty of excessive alcohol content drinking and merriment. Surely, that short introduction wasn’t meant to scare you off. On a lighter note, something that will lure you in is their spin on Filipino favorites like Pork Adobo Nachos and Tokwa’t Bagnet Belly.
Other equally delicious non-Filipino appetizers are Truffle Fries and sweet and spicy Sriracha Chicken Skewers. These are best washed down with signature cocktails like Jungle Juice, Grape Hooch, and Dark Horse. Something to look forward to is Moonshine’s often raved about Mango Mojito during happy hour. Is that not enough to get you to explore one of the best hangout spots in Pasig City?
7Skinita Street Foodz
Think of all your favorite carcinogens at a much-loved joint. Then that’s precisely what Skinita Street Foodz is all about. Squeezed among the graffiti-plastered walls are a few hugot lines to entertain you while waiting for your much-awaited orders. Another cool activity is scanning through the menu that’s designed to give you a few chuckles like Ako Nalang! Wagyu! or Chicken Karate. You can’t go wrong with their Isaw, Kero-Keropek, and Pishbol. Grab a rice platter like Kimchinita Fried Rice or Longgagaga Fried Rice if you enjoy your grilled favorites with carbs. Of course, no night would be complete without your favorite local beer. The great thing about this place is that their beer isn’t overpriced, so keep them coming!
8Cow & Chicken
Upon hearing those words, it might take you to the classic cartoon series brought by Cartoon Network. In Kapitolyo, Cow & Chicken serves your all-day brunch favorites. At first glance, their warm and wooden interiors will catch your attention. That’s because the design intends to give you an alfresco dining experience. It’s one of the hangout spots in Pasig City you want to wake to, especially if you ended up passing out on the couch the night before.
Ordering White Champorado and Crispy Kapak will give an entirely new twist to the classic Filipino favorite. Salty fish and creamy dulce de leche may sound bizarre, but strangely, the combination works! Also, their Southern Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Waffles is for the win! Crispy, juicy chicken, and light, fluffy waffles are a match made in heaven. As the day transitions into night, you’ll be happy to find that they have a broad range of drinks and a few rare gems. The plus point is that you can even ask the bartender to mix your preferred drink!
Some of the best hangout spots in Pasig City can be found right under your nose. You’ll be wondering why a random and vintage-looking Coca-Cola is placed inside Tittos Latin BBQ and Brew. Later, you’ll stumble upon this speakeasy bar named RM-16. Its industrial look has been inspired by the Eiffel Tower, and its menu contains South-American-sounding names. One example of this is their Coquito. You’ll think it’s a harmless drink topped with a cute vanilla ice cream and cone. But take a couple of sips of this rum-based drink and your night will wildly transform into something else.
Also for sharing, get one or two orders (minimum order is five sticks) of Angus, Bacon-Wrapped Quail Egg, Chicken Inasal, Pork Sausage, and Wagyu. Opt for their best seller brandy-based Peruvian Sour that has a citrus kick to it. By downing one or two, you’ll get a hit as a result.
16 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City (inside Tittos Latin BBQ and Brew)
Open daily from 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
10Dyce N Dyne
Love Jumanji? Then experience it for yourself without all the amazing special effects. If your kind of Saturday night consists of board games, terrific finger food, and drinks, you know where to go. Competitive gamers flock to Dyce N Dyne because of its vast collection of board games. Here you’ll discover around 300-something exciting games you didn’t even know existed! Plus, you won’t realize how fun it is to compete with your family or barkada.
Finger foods such as Chicken Skin of Avalon and Nachos Against Humanity can be fast consumed. Craving for something truly Filipino? Try their Kare Kare Burger for a change! After a couple of bites, you’ll even notice the hint of bagoong. Surprisingly, it works! Also, they serve their drinks in Erlenmeyer Flasks that will bring out that inner geek in you. Best sellers you must try are Milo Dinosaur and White Rhino. In addition to this, Chemistea prepares their great milk tea selection, which probably explains the use of flasks and beakers! Be prepared to get yo geek on!
11The Modern Vulca
Feel like having Italian tonight? Then try one of these hangout spots in Pasig City that puts some Filipino tweaks to it! You might be wondering how this Filipino-Italian fusion works. Well, you have to try it to believe it. Their Aligue Pizza satisfies those seafood cravings. Another goodie is the Kesong Puti Pizza topped with, of course, cheese!
You can’t go wrong with a sosyal spin on sisig, namely Cacciatore con Sisig. It has all the right herbs and flavors going on. Better wash all that goodness down with a fish bowl of fresh mojito. Why? Because we can, that’s why!
12The Plantation Bar & Bistro
Looking for a place to chill out but don’t exactly have a huge budget? Try out The Plantation with its delicious food, large servings, and a wide range of spirits. It’s also the perfect post-work venue for anyone to hang around at until the traffic dies a bit. Their menu revolves around American, Filipino, and European cuisines. The Crispy Pork Sisig remains a favorite, and the Roasted Shrimp & Sausage Jambalaya is heavenly with its tinted rice. Both items are good for sharing. Also, the iced tea with a hint of peach is refreshing. It’s bottomless and will only cost you PHP 50! Sulit!
As the week is fast approaching to its end, you can always look forward to visiting these best hangout spots in Pasig City. For every weekend, there’s always something new you and your buddies can try. Now, isn’t that something? Say hello to the best Friday nights, ever!
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