The sun may rise in the East but that doesn’t mean that the fun stops here when the sun goes down.
Lamp Quarters in Marikina, for example, is one of the prime destinations east of Manila where things definitely liven up from late afternoon to late night.
Looking for a place to spend the waning hours of the day with friends? Lamp Quarters is your best bet, because:
- Being located in the Marikina suburbs, it provides a welcome escape from the noise and traffic woes you experience in most parts of the metro.
- It has a sprawling outdoor dining area where you can comfortably meet up with your pals over some brews, cues and even a bit of booze.
- It houses several establishments that cater to diverse cravings.
So join me and my foodie friends as we count down to sundown at various foodie hotspots here at Lamp Quarters, Marikina!
4… Celsius Cafe Lounge for coffee connoisseurs
Get a taste of the sheer wondrous variety of coffee the world has to offer at Celsius Cafe Lounge.
A third-wave coffee shop that serves handcrafted brews from single-origin coffee beans sourced from various countries, Celsius is sure to broaden your coffee horizons!
Top coffee finds here include:
Filtered Coffee from Tanzania.
Want some bites to go along with your brews? Then nibble on these sweet and savory snacks!
Grilled Cheese Sandwich,
Ube Queso de Bola Cheesecake.
Celsius also offers all-day breakfast with free coffee.
To know more about this extraordinary coffee shop, follow Celsius Cafe Lounge on Facebook and Instagram.
3… Tongara Ramen for ramen lovers
If you’ve been craving ramen then look no further than Lamp Quarters’ ramen destination: Tongara Ramen.
Lauded for its signature broth which is also its namesake – ton from tonkotsu (made from pork bones) and gara from torigara (made ftom chicken bones), it serves up ramen and other Japanese dishes that are sure to excite ramen lovers.
Check out its best-sellers:
Ebi Miso Ramen.
To support the drive for herd immunity, Tongara Ramen is also serving free gyoza for every ramen purchase upon presentation of your COVID-19 vaccination card until September 2020.
You can also enjoy Tongara’s signature dishes at home by ordering a Tongara Home Kit Bundle for pickup or delivery:
- For 2 (Php1,800). Includes 2 Tongara Ramen kits and 1 frozen karaage kit
- For 4 (Php2,300). Includes 2 Tongara Ramen kits, 1 frozen gyoza kit and 1 frozen karaage kit
For more deets on what you can enjoy here, follow Tongara Ramen on Facebook and Instagram.
2… Wing Commander for food trippers
Are you a kapakpak? Then hie yourself over to Wing Commander where you can embark on an unli food trip.
For just Php198, bite into unlimited crispy fried chicken wings, coated in sauces of international flavors and accompanied by filling portions of fries and rice. Add Php78 and you can have a bottomless drink to go with your meal.
Wing your next foodie adventure with these flavors:
American Honey Mustard.
Russian Thousand Island.
Fasten your seatbelts because at Wing Commander, the chicken bites and the chikahan are non-stop!
For the latest scoop on Wing Commander, follow it on Facebook.
1… Opening soon, Bar by East for cocktails
Want to cap the night with a drink or two? Pretty soon, Lamp Quarters will let you in on a little secret… a hidden bar!
The trendy office space of architectural firm Emerging Architects Studio (EAST) will give way to a hip and happenin’ secret bar at night!
Here’s a sneak peek at some of its refreshing classic cocktails:
Whisky Sour. Made with whisky, lemon, brown sugar, bitters.
Cold Brew Martini. Made with vodka, cold brew and coffee liqueur.
Whisky Highball. Made with whisky, ginger ale and citrus.
Gin and Tonic. Made with gin, tonic water, and citrus.
Margarita. Made with tequila, orange liqueur, lime, and salt.
Daiquiri. Made with white run, lime, sugar syrup.
Negroni. Made with gin, campari, and sweet vermouth.
Not much of a tippler? Never fear because the barista can concoct a non-alcoholic beverage for you just like this “Gel and Tonic” (a mocktail jokingly named by the barista after me, hahaha!) made with cold brew, tonic water and citrus.
The good news is that you won’t have to travel far for a hidden bar adventure!
Bar by EAST will be opening to the public soon. In the meantime, it is available for intimate private events. For inquiries, send a message to EAST on Instagram.
So don’t let the sundown get you down: welcome the end of the day with good food, good fun and good friends at Lamp Quarters!
Lamp Quarters is located along Gil Fernando Street, Centro de Buenviaje, Bgy Santo Nino, Marikina City. For updates on its special promos and events, follow Lamp Quarters on Facebook and Instagram.
For inquiries, call Lamp Quarters +63 917 6520324 or email email@example.com.
Disclosure: Together with my foodie friends, I attended a food tasting held at this venue. Food items mentioned here were served to elicit honest feedback and were not paid for by the attendees.