Admit it! We all have bad days and some are even worse. When one strikes, we can’t help but think of going back to that happy place we went to last week—eating, drinking, and laughing with friends or with that one person you can’t take your eyes off of! Visuals come to mind of your favorite dish and that awesome cocktail drink that seems to have a magic potion that takes away all the BVs. So, we’ve asked five lifestyle bloggers about their favorite hangout places for your next stopover.

David Guison, Style and Travel Blogger


“My go-to hangout place has always been a place where my friends and I can just be ourselves, laugh as loud as we want and not worry about anything or anyone. So every Friday, you’ll catch me in Tipple and Slaw which is a quaint speakeasy bar located in BGC. My favorites among their wide array of selection would have to be the Tipple burger and the truffle fried chicken which never fail to make me happy. Since the restaurant doubles up as a bar at night, they also serve beers and hard drinks but at the top of my list is their Jägerbomb. I would definitely recommend Tipple and Slaw for college students and yuppies looking for a chill-out bar just to shy away from that usual loud club-ish places”.

SATURDAY Extremely Crowded @tippleandslaw. #latepost #sixdegrees #tippleandslaw #barman #barmanlife #BarmanNeverStops

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t i p p l e #tgis #tippleandslaw #bgc #SaturdayNight

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Tipple and Slaw is located at The Forum, Federacion, BGC.

Bea Marin, Fashion Blogger

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“My favorite hangout place is Sunnies Café. I love the ambiance to begin with and surprisingly, the food isn’t overrated. I love their soft shell tacos and my favorite drink to cap the day is their Skinny Bitch Sangria”.

Lust for marble 🍹

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Lust for marble 🍹

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Sunnies Café has branches in Bonifacio High Street, BGC and at the second floor of SM Megamall, Bridgeway, corner Atrium

Janeena Chan, Fashion Blogger and UAAP Sportscaster


“When I’m in the south, I always try to drop by Staple and Perk Cafe and Bakery at EcoPlaza, Pasong Tamo Ext. Their Iced coffee + apple pie bar is my favorite de-stresser combo! The ambiance is minimalist and their playlist always hits the spot in the indie-pop fan in me. Their hot coffees and specialty pastries are winners too! In the North, I enjoy getting a breather at Hillside Cafe and Juice Bar with all their power juices and deliciously healthy meals! The Chocolate Smoothie with Almond Milk and Cacao nibs is my favorite together with the Pesto-crusted Chicken Parmigiana”.

Photo courtesy by Staple and Perk's Facebook page
Photo courtesy by Staple and Perk’s Facebook page

Staple and Perk Café is located at the ground floor of EcoPlaza, Pasong Tamo Ext. Makati. Hillside Café and Juice Bar is located at 57 Mo. Ignacia Ave., Diliman QC.

Katt Valdez, Style Blogger

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“My favorite hangout place to de-stress on a midweek is Finders Keepers. The sangria is my comfort drink! Of course, my friends and I wouldn’t survive those nights without a jar of beergharita. I really like the ambiance. People go there not to party but to chill and have a really good time with friends”.

Beergherita, anyone? 🍻

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Kicking off Thursday night with our Beergarita. See you tonight.

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Come by Finders Keepers tonight for some great music and delightful cocktails! #finderskeepersmnl

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Finders Keepers is located at ry Warehouse 5, La Fuerza Plaza, 2241 Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati.

Ave Averilla, Travel Blogger


“There are nights when you just want to chill with friends and talk about work, relationships, and life in general, so my friends and I frequent Barcino Wine and Resto Bar, either the one in Greenbelt or Rockwell. I just love the interior coupled with Spanish music and beautiful crowd. It just makes me feel at home. I love their tapas gourmet which consists of chorizo bilbao, jamon serrano, manchego queso, ensadilla russa, and chorizo Pamplona. Of course, I go for red wine all the time. Their Marquez de Vargas Madera 2003 is a must try”.

#winenight with @kim_and_jackie drowning our disappointment in #barcinogreenbelt #valconde tomorrow is another day….

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Wine Selection 🍷🍷🍷 #Barcinowinebar #Greenbelt2 #Winenight #iloveredwine

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Barcino Wine and Resto Bar is located in Greenbelt 5, Makati City.

Seph is a self-confessed extroverted introvert. He loves food but he’s always on a diet. He likes getting drunk but complains the next day and vows not to drink ever again, but he’d repeat the same thing over and over. Professionally, he does public relations work for brands like Sperry, Keds, and Skechers. In his own perfect world, he would have wanted to be a travel photographer – to take photos and to meet new people.

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