Northerners’ Guide to the Very Best of Southern Metro Manila

The B Hotel in Alabang, Muntinlupa, Philippines

For most 90’s kids who lived all their lives in the northern parts of Metro Manila, places like Parañaque, Alabang, and Las Piñas might as well be Planet Mars or The Upside Down—strange and far away lands they didn’t care for. All they saw were a series of tollways and highways they must pass through on their way to Laguna for a school field trip. Or on that one summer when their parents took them to a beach in Batangas.

Fast forward to 2018, those northerners are all grown up and slowly being enlightened about the amazing things found in these locations—thanks mainly to the internet and social media. And with the added convenience of ride-sharing apps and P2P buses, it is easier than ever to explore these realms.

Here are a few examples of the cool spots and stuff you should check down south presented by B Hotel Alabang:


Everybody loves buying new stuff. Check out the wholesale stores at Cartimar or the marked down items from popular local brands at Starmall. If you want to splurge on the latest collections, accessories, electronics, and more from high-end brands, go to Alabang Town Center. Watch a movie or try the different fast food staples at Festival Supermall—which recently added a man-made river where you can sit and rest your legs after hours of shopping.


You can always eat at the mall, but there are far too many awesome places outside where you can really satisfy your cravings. Aguirre Avenue is home to various excellent restaurants such as La Chinesca, Ramen Kuroda, Sensei Sushi BarSamgyupsalamat, Meat Depot, Picada Tapeo Restaurante, and many more.

Take your pick from these cool spots in BF Homes Parañaque: Tuding’sAtoy’s Porkchop, Manong’s Filinvest, Ho Chai Lai Restaurant, HEY HO Garage Burgers, Eat Sleep Burgers, Sing Sing Meat Shop, and Taste of Joy.

Live Entertainment

How about some beer and live music after dinner? The South has a lot of places where you could watch singers, poets, and bands. 19 East is probably one of the best music venues in the whole country. Countless musicians, from up-and-coming acts to established names and even foreign artists, have performed here.

If you’re into heavy stuff there Checkpoint Bar and Quarry are home to hardcore punks and metal heads, respectively. Buku-Buku Cafe and Hugot Cafe, on the other hand, are home to spoken word artists and acoustic performers.

There's a lot more happenings to attend and places to visit in the South so don't leave just yet. How about booking a room at a nearby hotel for good measure? You can find a lot of enticing hotel deals in Alabang online, but none are as great as the ones B Hotel Alabang is offering.  It is the business traveler’s accommodation of choice in the South. Explore the city with this hotel as your base. With high quality service and amenities yet economical rates, B Hotel in Alabang, Muntinlupa, Philippines lets you focus on doing work or having fun while they take care of the rest.