Things You Can Do While Waiting for the Makati Rush Hour to Be Over

Getting stuck on a Friday night in Makati can be frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be. While there’s nothing you can do about the never-ending traffic in Metro Manila, there are things you can do to kill time as you wait for rush hour to be over.

Here are some activities you can do:

reading a book while drinking coffee

Cozy up with your favorite book as you enjoy a cup of coffee

Take that book out of your office drawer and continue reading where you left off. You can find a spot at Bo’s Coffee where you can indulge in your favorite caffeine as you leaf through the pages of your book. You know what they say, “Happiness is a cup of coffee and a good book.”

If coffee isn’t your thing, then you can head over to Big Chill for some smoothies.

friends eating out

Catch up with your friends over good food

Gather your friends and catch up with them over dinner. The Morning After offers a variety of American and European dishes that range from bacon mac and cheese to sausage and mushroom risotto. For Japanese food lovers, Moshi Koshi Noodle Boss serves ramen – choose among their best-selling bowls of noodles – and bento boxes that come with rice, miso soup and special side dishes.

What about Filipino cuisine? Try The Pig Pen’s take on Pinoy specialties like chicharong bulaklak and longganisa. Choose among their wide selection of beers and liquors to complete your dining experience. For those who are into upscale cafes, there’s Dean & DeLuca where you can order truffle fries, tuna poke taco, and more.

working out

Squeeze in a quick workout session

If you don’t feel like eating out, then you can consider hitting the gym for a quick workout session. At Anytime Fitness, you can ask for your own coach to help you get to a healthier place. Bring your friends because “the more, the merrier!”

a trip to the spa

Pamper yourself with a new haircut or a trip to the spa

Let’s say you had a long day at work and all you want is to take a breather from your busy schedule. Sport a new look by booking a hairstylist at Empire Salon or you can treat yourself to some R&R session by going to Lak Studio where you can avail of their spa services.

There’s so much to do even when you’re stuck in Makati because of the horrendous traffic. What’s even more exciting is that you can do all these things in one place—yes, these establishments are located at Eton Tower Makati, so it would be easier for you to spend your free time wisely.

Oh, did we mention that Eton Tower Makati also houses The Mini Suites? When you’re too tired to deal with the Manila traffic, there’s always The Mini Suites at Eton Tower Makati where you can stay overnight. It’s the only hotel with direct access to Makati’s elevated walkways, making it convenient for you to walk from one commercial establishment to another.

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