With Game of Thrones, X-Men, and Captain America becoming more mainstream, geeks can now obsess over comic books and other collectibles without hiding it from the world. So here are geek-friendly spots to geek out in Manila!
Heads up, music lovers! There’s a cafe and music store in SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City that sells turntables and vinyl records! How cool is that? You can even try the audio equipment at the listening booth!
Location: 4/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm
2. The Nook Cafe
This cafe is every Potterhead’s dream come true. Enjoy a lot of Harry Potter memorabilia, board games, and books while you sip butterbeer.
Location: 164-A Maginhawa Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City
Hours: 1:00pm – 10:00pm
3. Game Over
Game Over is an ideal place for digital gamers. Customers can play on a variety of consoles. But there’s also a section for you if you want to play games with a mouse and keyboard. Register to their membership card to get discounts on food and game rentals.
Location: 31 Xavierville Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Hours: 12:00pm – 10:00pm (Sunday – Monday) / 11:00am – 1:00am (Tuesday – Thursday) / 11:00am – 2:00am (Friday – Saturday)
4. Heroes Concept Store
This place is a toy store and cafe where you can dine and enjoy succulent food while admiring the comic books, and TV and movie heroes.
Location: Unit B-6 971 Building 6, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City
Hours: 11:00am – 11:00pm (Monday – Tuesday) / 11:00am – 12:00pm (Friday – Saturday)
5. Comic Odyssey
Comic Odyssey is a direct-market comic book store where you can have a copy of a book series even if you miss New Comic Book Day. Just be sure to subscribe through Comic Odyssey.
6. The Appraisery
Waving to all gamers out there! If you are in quest of a cafe where you can sip a cup of coffee while enjoying a top table games, The Appraisery the right choice!
Location: 61-62A Cubao Expo, Gen. Romulo Avenue, Quezon City
Hours: 3:00pm – 12:00am (Tuesday – Thursday & Sunday) / 3:00pm – 2:00am (Friday – Saturday)
7. Uno Morato
A cafe, bookstore, bar and art venue at the same time that is perfect for literally geeks who search for independently published Filipino books.
Location: GYY Building, 1 Tomas Morato, Quezon City
Hours: 3:00pm – 12:00am (Tuesday – Sunday)
Another awesome cafe that will keep you entertained not only by a cup of coffee and Japanese-inspired dishes more so, with an impressive collection of board games.
Thank goodness, Filbar’s has expanded! You can now enjoy an array of geeky merchandise like posters, toys, collectibles, apparel and accessories! Sounds great, isn’t it?
10. DK Collectibles
Previously named as Druid’s Keep, DK Collectible is the right track for comic book fanatics! Have a great time in this shop and grab worthy collectibles!
Location: 3/F The Fort Strip, 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City
Hours: 1:00pm – 7:30pm (Tuesday – Saturday) / 1:00pm – 6:00pm (Sunday)