5 Fun and Exciting Date Ideas in Manila: Put Your Best Foot Forward

October 24, 2022

Running out of date night ideas? We’re here to help! Below, you’ll find five fun and exciting date night ideas that will impress your significant other. You guys are going to have an awesome date!

But don’t forget, preparing for your date is just as important as the date itself. There are a lot of ways to make sure that you’re looking and feeling your best before a night out, for example, by taking a nice, long bath, styling your hair, or wearing a flattering outfit. However, what people often overlook is their smile! You can’t put your best foot forward without a winning smile. 

Simply brushing your teeth is fine, but try teeth whitening to get that killer smile that’ll make them fall head over heels for you. You can opt to buy effective teeth whitening products that you can use at home, or you can get your teeth professionally whitened at The Smile Bar. At The Smile Bar, a teeth whitening session can take as little as 20 minutes, so check out their different services and book an appointment in Uptown Parade BGC or Ayala Malls, Vertis North, before your date.

Then when you’re ready, you can choose between these five fun and exciting date night ideas: 

Make Mugs, Bowls, and Plates at a Ceramics Class

A ceramics class is a unique and unforgettable way to spend time with your significant other. Tahanan Pottery offers beginner-friendly workshops priced at P2800. In a 2-hour session, you will be taught how to make classic ceramic items like mugs, bowls, plates, or vases, or more unique items like planters, house lanterns, tea mugs, and even treasure boxes.

 Slots are minimal, especially since classes are few and far in between and are in very high demand, so you have to be sure to keep your eyes peeled for any openings. But trust me, the wait is worth it. A workshop at Tahanan Pottery will definitely make for a special and memorable date night, especially since you get to take your creations home with you (after they are glazed and fired). 



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Tahanan Pottery

Address: 27 Scout Tobias, Cor Sct Lozano, Quezon City

Opening hours: 9 AM – 6 PM Fri – Wed (Closed Thurs)

Telephone: 0917 127 7207

Instagram: @tahananpottery

Take Pictures at a Self-Shoot Photo Studio

A self-shoot photo studio allows you to take studio-style photos (yes, with the equipment, lighting, and everything) by yourself. There’s no better way to capture authentic and intimate moments between you and your significant other, especially if either of you is camera-shy. There’s also no better way to show off your bright smile!

There are many self-shoot photo studios around the Metro. Among the most recommended are Backroom Studios and ATOMM Studios. For P500, Backroom Studios offers a 20-minute black-and-white shoot. You can take as many photos as you want, and 4 of them will be printed out for you. You can also add P400 to have all photos uploaded on a Google Drive and sent to your email. ATOMM Studios is a bit pricier. For P1750, they offer a 15-minute shoot. However, you can choose between 3 different backdrops, 3 of your photos will be printed out for you, and you will be given a digital copy of all your photos.


Backroom Studios

Address: Jupiter St., Makati City

Opening Hours: 10 AM – 7 PM

Instagram: @ backroom.studios


ATOMM Studios

Address: Robinsons Easymart Filinvest, Batasan-San Mateo Road, Batasan Hills, Quezon City

Opening Hours: 10 AM – 8 PM (Closed on Mon)

Instagram: @ atomm.studios

Relax At A Spa

If you want a romantic, yet relaxing date night idea, a pampering trip to the spa is the way to go. Book an Executive Room (P1430 for 60 minutes, P2035 for 90 minutes) or a Villa (P1980.00 for 60 minutes, P2860 for 90 minutes) at The Spa Wellness at The Fort. The Executive Room gives you and your partner access to a common steam, shower, and lounge area, while a Villa, their premium private room, gives you two access to a personal jacuzzi, steam bath, and shower.

If you’re feeling extra fancy, and if you’re willing to splurge to make your date night extra special, The Spa Wellness at The Fort also offers a Couple’s Retreat package. Priced at P8,580, enjoy a 2-hour and 15-minute luxury relaxation experience with the Mind and Body Flow Massage and a choice between two facials, the Casmara Facial or the Signature Men’s Facial.



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The Spa Wellness at the Fort

Address: B8, 9th Avenue, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig

Opening Hours: 12 – 8 PM

Telephone: 0998 847 9528

Instagram: @thespawellness

Eat and Drink at a Pobla Crawl

For most people, the first thing they think of when coming up with date night ideas is going out for some good food and a cocktail or two. Going out to a restaurant is nice, but why limit yourselves to one place? How about visiting two, three, four, or even five establishments?

In Poblacion, Makati there are a host of restaurants and bars that you can choose from (without having to break the bank). Just make sure not to go on a Monday night, because that is when most places there are closed. 

On any other night though, you can grab some tacos at El Chupacabra and some pad thai at Crying Tiger. Then if you’re in the mood for a drink, you can find great cocktails at Dear Adam, Sweet Lucy or West 32. Dear Adam, Sweet Lucy is actually a cafe by day and a craft cocktail lounge by night, so you can decide whether you’re craving a cup of coffee or a cocktail! 



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El Chupacabra

Address: 5782 Felipe, Makati

Opening Hours: 11 AM – 4 AM Mon-Sat, 11 AM -12 MN Sun

Telephone: 02 7729 3358

Instagram: @ elchupacabra.ph

Get Physical at an Exercise Class

This is how to get your significant other’s heart beating fast for you – make them exercise! Soon enough, you’ll have their heart racing at the sight of your perfect smile. There are many places to work out in BGC. There are public open spaces for running, jogging, or biking, and there are studios that offer yoga, cycling, climbing, boxing, and other classes. But for a fun, exciting, and, dare I say, challenging date night, try the obstacle course at Pretty Huge in SM Aura. 

Pretty Huge is a multi-sports complex with basketball, futsal, dodgeball, and volleyball courts, a fitness training area, and a 100m elevated track race, but what really sets them apart is their obstacle zones for adults. In fact, the indoor obstacle course in Pretty Huge is the largest in Asia. Exercising together may not be a conventional date night idea, but you’ll be surprised at how much fun you and your partner can have running, climbing, swinging, and jumping.

If you’re interested in going on an exercise date, but parkour isn’t for you, there are many other exercise classes to choose from. For example, you can try rock climbing at Power Up Climbing, conveniently located in BGC. This will help take your relationship to new heights – literally! 


Power Up Climbing

Address: ROX Bonifacio High Street, BGC

Opening Hours: 10 AM – 9 PM

Telephone: 02 932 7273

Instagram: @ powerup.climbing


We hope these ideas help you and your significant other have a fun and exciting date night. And, you’re in luck! Most of these establishments are conveniently located near The Smile Bar in either Uptown Parade BGC or Ayala Malls, Vertis North. This gives you the perfect opportunity to squeeze in a quick teeth whitening session at The Smile Bar right before your romantic date!

The Smile Bar – Uptown Parade BGC

Address: 2/f Uptown Parade, 9th Avenue, corner 36th St, Taguig

Opening hours: 10 AM – 10 PM

Telephone: 02 8541 2853

Instagram: @ thesmilebarph


The Smile Bar – Ayala Malls, Vertis North

Address: 4/f, Cinema level, Ayala Mall, Vertis North 173, Quezon City

Opening hours: 11 AM – 8 PM

Telephone: 0917 590 0792

Instagram: @ thesmilebarph



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