BGC has everything–from restaurants and bars, schools, malls, parks, and a business district. That’s why millennials are clamoring to move into this dream address
Living here not only means that you won’t have to go through all the troubles of Metro Manila traffic to get to work. It also means you’d also be living near establishments that fit your lifestyle perfectly. Without having to spend hours on the road, BGC residents can devote more time to the things they enjoy doing. Whether you lead an active lifestyle, prefer to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee in your own little corner, or a foodie in constant search of the best meals in the city, BGC has more than enough to keep things interesting for everyone. Here’s what you can do in BGC:
Getting fit in BGC is easy with all the options available. Do you want to shed a couple of pounds to fit into an old pair of jeans? Are you preparing for your next big run or triathlon race? There are different gyms here that offer various activities to keep you on your toes. The old reliables, such as Fitness First, Gold’s Gym, 360 Fitness, and Anytime Fitness all have branches in the area. There are also specialized gyms such as Electric Studio (spinning), Fight Factory (boxing and MMA), Basekamp (wall climbing), and Flyweight(boxing).
For group physical activities, just head over to the active north side of BGC. There, you’ll find the Titan Love Court and Turf BGC for basketball and football, respectively.
Hang out with your friends or co-workers in any of the coffee shops in and around the BGC area. All of your favorites, such as Starbucks, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Bo’s, and Toby’s Estate, have branches here but checking out other coffee spots could be an adventure in itself.
There are also specialty cafes such as Single Origin, Caravan Black, Luna Specialty Coffee, and Kuppa Roastery and Cafe. These all have their unique blends and brews that would give any coffee enthusiast more than enough options.
BGC is the proud home of some of the best restaurants in the entire country. The stretch of Bonifacio Central Square, Bonifacio High Street, and Serendra has restaurants of various cuisines to suit any palate and satisfy any craving. Foodies rave about local favorites Las Flores, Wholesome Table, and Kartilya as they do with international flavors from Din Tai Fung, Ooma, and Saboten.
Some restaurants that have gained popularity in their original locations have since selected BGC as a second home. Mad Mark’s, for example, started out in Kapitolyo and Va Bene first opened in Makati but now these two fine establishments are now right beside each other at Bonifacio Central Square.
There are also different spots in BGC where you can hang out with your friends for a couple of drinks. Popular bar and restaurant Tipple and Slaw, for example, springs to life at night as it has become one of the favorite spots for drinks in the area.
Japanese whisky fans troop to LIT Manila where they’ll know exactly what to serve for any kind of mood. For a late night, Yes Please! caters to older millennials who’ll appreciate the ’90s feel of the place.
One of the best perks of living in BGC is the presence of open spaces where you can take a quiet walk. You might bump into dog owners walking their pets or joggers trying to get a sweat going at the De Jesus Circle, Track at 30th Street, Terra at 28th Street, or BGC Greenway Park, the longest urban park in Metro Manila. The shopping scene is outstanding in BGC, as well, with some of the biggest international retailers having their flagship stores here. It also has schools, hospitals, and places of worship within walking distance of each other.