So you just found out that your partner cheated on you and you’re wondering now how you’re going to face them. Why not dial up the drama and head to one of these spots around Manila where you can have your teleserye-worthy confrontation?*
*Disclaimer: Please note that this is merely for satire and should be taken lightly.
Nielson Tower, Ayala Triangle Gardens, Salcedo Village, Makati City
What was once the Manila International Airport, Blackbird is an aviation-themed restaurant where you can indulge in an extravagant meal curated from the world’s finest cuisines. With so many dishes to try—from pastas and pizzas to steaks and seafood—you can enjoy one last fancy meal with your lover at their expense before breaking off your relationship.
14. Tacsiyapo Wall
Isdaan Floating Restaurant, Gerona, Tarlac City
The Tacsiyapo Wall located in Isdaan Floating Restaurant in Tarlac is the perfect place to aggressively express your anger for being cheated on. Here, you can hurl ceramic plates, mugs, and other ornaments on the wall while your unfaithful jowa watches helplessly in the corner.
13. St. Louis House of Fine Ice Cream & Dessert
Lower Ground, C3 Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Ice cream will always make you feel better, and at St. Louis dessert parlor you can find a wide selection of delicious and unique ice cream flavors you can indulge in for comfort after an emotional confrontation with your lover. Try the Salted Caramel and the Ferrero Rocher; these flavors will definitely take away your worries, at least in the meantime.
12. Straight Up Bar
Seda Vertis North, Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City
Straight Up Bar is located at the rooftop of Seda Hotel in Vertis North and is open to anyone who’d love to grab a drink at a cozy spot away from the crowd. Plus, with the dark and ambient lighting, no one else will be able to see the tears streaming down your face.
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Ground Floor, Makati Central Square, Chino Roces Avenue, Legaspi Village, Makati City
Manmaru in Makati Cinema Square offers an authentic Japanese dining experience, complete with mouthwatering dishes and a wide selection of Japanese liquor, beer, and cocktails! It’s a great place to satisfy your cravings without going over your budget. Manmaru also has private rooms you can book with your lover so that you two can be left alone while you have that tough conversation.
10. Carillon Bell Tower
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Osmeña Avenue, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City
The Carillon Bell Tower of the University of the Philippines Diliman is an open yet private spot where you can talk things out with your jowa without worrying about anyone eavesdropping on your conversation. It also has a wonderful view of the sunset that can add to the drama of the moment. And when all is said and done, you have tons of places to go within the campus to think and reflect.
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9. Black Market
2723 Sabio Street, Makati City
Black Market is an underground club hidden in Makati where you can dance and party the whole night away. It’s a good option for when you need to scream and yell at your cheating partner because the loud beats blaring through the speakers will be able to drown your voices out. And afterward, you can grab some drinks at its secret bar, Finders Keepers, or call your friends over to spend the rest of the night partying with you.
Branches: Joya Lofts and Towers, Rockwell; Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center; Salcedo Village, Makati
Refinery is one of those restaurants that can answer your needs no matter the time of day. Whether you’re craving a cup of coffee in the morning, hungry for a hearty meal during the day, or thirsty for a drink in the evening, Refinery has got you covered. They even offer unli-wine, unli-moscato, and unli-sangria—perfect for when you need liquid courage to confront your two-timing partner.
7. Gaming Library
Branches: Greenbelt 5, Makati City; One Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City; Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City
Gaming Library holds an extensive collection of board games and card games for the analog gamer. It’s also a great place to hit your jowa with the following line: “Tara, laro tayo… total, pinaglaruan mo rin naman ang feelings ko, diba?”
Branches: Scout Delgado Street, Tomas Morato, Quezon City; UP Town Center, Quezon City
Geonbae is well-loved by samgyupsal aficionados for its unlimited premium cuts of meat, salmon and tuna sashimi, and a wide selection of different seafood dishes at a sulit price. With mouthwatering dishes and a jovial atmosphere, you can trust that everyone around you will be too busy enjoying their meal and conversing with friends to actually notice you confronting your two-timing jowa. Plus, all the smoke from the griller will hide your face well if ever you start crying.
5. The Alley by Vikings
Branches: UP Town Center, Quezon City; One Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City; Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Pasay City
From the people behind beloved buffet spot Vikings, The Alley gives a unique eat-all-you-can experience featuring different flavors and specialty cuisines from around the world. This international street-inspired food hall offers 15 different food concepts to choose from—steaks, sizzling plates, pizzas, desserts, and more! It’s definitely the best place for you to pig out and eat your feelings after your partner just replaced you with someone else.
4. Hidden Singer KTV
The Fort Strip, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Hidden Singer Family KTV is a karaoke spot hidden in the bustling Fort Strip. What’s great about this karaoke place is that their song selection is updated with the latest local, Korean, and Western pop songs! If there’s a song you currently love, chances are they have them. So, you can definitely serenade your two-timing lover with a number of breakup songs like “Thank U, Next” or “How Do You Sleep?”
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3. The Curator
134 Legaspi Corner Palanca Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
Hidden within the much quieter streets of Makati City, The Curator is a café that sort-of wears a double hat—in the mornings, it offers a simple selection of much-needed pick-me-ups while in the evenings, it turns into a hip spot for refreshing cocktails. Because of its unassuming location and quiet atmosphere, this café becomes a fitting setting for a somber discussion and dramatic breakup, just like a scene out of a K-Drama.
2. Charito by Bag of Beans
Maharlika East, Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, Tagaytay
With breathtaking views of the scenic Tagaytay landscape, Charito by Bag of Beans is the go-to coffee shop when in Tagaytay. Enjoy a warm cup of hot chocolate as you come to terms that a love that once made your days brighter has now grown cold. Go ahead and reminisce on all the happy moments you had together with your partner and finally part ways knowing that there’s still so much beauty around you even if you feel like your world has come to an end.
1. Space Shuttle in Enchanted Kingdom
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RSBS Boulevard San Lorenzo South, Santa Rosa, Laguna
Why not deal with your rollercoaster of emotions on a real rollercoaster? Ride the thrilling Space Shuttle at the Enchanted Kingdom theme park and break up with your partner just before the drop. Plus, you can scream and cry your heart out during the entire ride and no one will judge you for it.
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