5 Things to Do in Manila with Your Barkada: The Unconventional Gang Hang Guide

5 Things to Do in Manila with Your Barkada: The Unconventional Gang Hang Guide

It’s a question that always circulates among friends at the end of a stressful week. “What are we doing this weekend?” When in Manila, there are a lot more options out there than the usual dinner + movie + drinks combo. While travelling is always a fun option, the hassle of pulling the group and arranging everything can be tedious at best. If you’re looking for something quick, fun, new and completely out of your element, then here are our suggestions for a fun day with the gang. 

5 Things to Do in Manila with Your Barkada: The Unconventional Gang Hang Guide



It’s not just about channelling your inner Sherlock Holmes here. If you’ve got a big enough group, why not make it a competition for the best time? Mystery Manila and Breakout Philippines are two escape adventures that test you and your friends’ teamwork and brain skills to solve your chosen mysteries. The puzzles are mind-boggling as they are exciting, and having several ideas and strategies clashing in one room adds to the fun! Remember to book these places in advance, though – slots run out quick!



When the stress levels are high, a little anger release with a few friends is more than fun. If you’re into becoming the next Katniss Everdeen, then book yourselves a spot in Gandiva Archery Range. The whole bow and arrow concept sounds simple, but throw in a bit of competition and a cool photo of your friends shooting in a line, and you’ve got yourself a pretty cool cover photo for Facebook.

If arrows aren’t your cup of tea, there’s also Armscor Shooting Range for the more badass gangs out there. Whether you’re newbies on 9mms or veterans on snipers, there’s nothing more satisfying than shooting a few rounds after a stressful day. It’s an experience that you’ll never forget. 



If you’re looking for a slightly more chill night out with friends, why not have a game night? Fun times, alcohol and good food are sure to guarantee a good time. For the gangs that get a good time out of rounds of MarioKart, Tekken or maybe even League of Legends, look no further than Imperium E-Sports Bar and Video Game Lounge for your video game fix. For the traditionalists, there’s Ludo Board Game Bar and Cafe. Scour through their collection of board games and spend the next few hours laughing and chilling (we recommend Telestrations for large groups!). 


To release your inner children, we recommend a good ol’ round of laser tag at Lazer Maxx. Channel Barney Stinson, ultimate lord of laser tag, as you run through the courses and protect your base. It’s a good way to get your muscles moving and practice your teamwork and shooting. 



For the artistic bunch with a little bit more money to splurge, spend a quiet evening with wine and fine art at Sip and GoghA fee will get you painting like the pros in no time, with an instructor to help you create your masterpiece. Add a bit of wine and a cheese plate and you’ll be painting the night away!

5 Things to Do in Manila with Your Barkada: The Unconventional Gang Hang Guide

Mystery Manila
Twitter & Instagram: @mysterymanila

 Unit 9A JW Plaza Building, 195
E. Rodriguez Jr Ave. (C-5)
Brgy. Bagumbayan, 1110 Quezon City MM

Breakout Philippines

Gandiva Cafe and Archery Range
One Corporate Center
Meralco Ave cor. Julia Vargas

Armscor Shooting Range
B1 Makati Cinema Square
(02) 941-7328

Imperium e-Sports Bar and Video Game Lounge
Unit 6B 2nd Floor Metrowalk Commercial Complex Meralco Avenue, 1600 Pasig
571-9534, 09062487476

Ludo Boardgame Bar & Cafe
Scout Fuentebella Street Corner Scout Torillo, Near Tomas Morato, Sacred Heart, Quezon City

Lazer Maxx
Centris Walk & Greenhills Shopping Center, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines

Sip and Gogh
1 Capitol Hills Drive, 1119 Quezon City, Philippines
Phone Number: 
(+632) 961 – 1248
(+63917) 533 – 2726
(+63922) 886 – 9833



5 Things to Do in Manila with Your Barkada: The Unconventional Gang Hang Guide


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