Quezon City is a favorite for both students and young professionals today. The city known as the “City of Stars” (because the country’s three major TV networks are all located here) is also home to the finest universities in the country and is a center for IT and BPO companies.
Because of this, fun hang out places can be found all over Quezon City. We run down the best places to hang out in the City of Stars.
83 Xavierville Ave, Quezon City
There are tons of food parks in Quezon City but The Yard on Xavierville Ave stands out. The Yard managed to bring friends and families together with their delicious home grown stalls and an Instagram-worthy industrial style decor. Live acoustic sets are also played every night to keep everyone entertained.
3 General Romulo Ave, Cubao, Quezon City
This popular hub emerged during the 80s and still has a timeless charm after all these years. Enjoy scouring Cubao Expo for fun finds like second hand books, rare vinyl, memorabilia, and antiques. They also have bars that serve both local and international beer. There’s an old school barbershop and clothing store in Cubao Expo as well. This hub is simply a must visit when you’re in Quezon City.
Van Gogh is Bipolar
154 Maginhawa St. Sikatuna Village, Quezon City
Maginhawa Street is a landmark in Quezon City, known for bringing quirky restaurants and coffee shops to students and young professionals. One of which is the Van Gogh is Bipolar, a fine dining restaurant that serves mood altering dishes that can trigger feelings of happiness. With its Art pieces and wacky knick-knacks, entering this restaurant is like entering a wonderland. Change your mood into something soulful by dining here
Kawloon House Basement , 20 Matalino Street, Quezon City
College bands from the nearby University of the Philippines and Ateneo De Manila University play at this hole-in-the-wall bar. Aside from good music, guests are treated with beer as low as PHP 40 and good Chinese food from the Kawloon House restaurant located above.