10 Indoor Spots in the Metro Where You Can De-Stress After Work

From a rage room in Parañaque to a laser tag arena in San Juan.
by Christa I. De La Cruz
May 16, 2023
L: Facebook/The Rage Room; R: Facebook/Flyweight Boxing

(SPOT.ph) As much as we want to spend our days drinking piña colada by the beach, we have to deal with the realities of life where there are bills to pay, mouths to feed, and family debt to settle. The daily grind doesn't make it easy either, as you sometimes have to go to the office for no reason or attend a Zoom meeting that could have been an e-mail. While there is no such thing as a stress-free life, there's the possibility of having a stress-free hour if you know what to do and where to go.

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Check out these places in Metro Manila where stress-free indoor activities for adults are a high priority:

Rage Room QC

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233-F Sta. Catalina Street, La Loma, Quezon City
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m
Rates start at P299 for 10 minutes

Rage Room QC in Quezon City offers a safe and affordable way to release pent-up anger. You can start with their 299-peso package, which lets you smash things (specifically four glass bottles and two ceramic plates) on the wall for 10 minutes. The more minutes and breakable things you need, the higher the rates go up, but all packages are inclusive of protective cover-alls and gear.

BalistiKa Interactive Shooting Range

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2/F Fort Pointe II Building, 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Rates start at P2,500 for one hour

Located near high-rise office buildings in BGC, BalistiKa Interactive Shooting Range is not your usual firing range with booths, bullets, and paper targets. It combines the technology of virtual reality with the experience of live ammo-loaded guns. Customers get to choose out of 32 virtual reality environments, whether it's a zombie attack or a military training drill. All you have to do is shoot with the semi-automatic pistol on the projection target board, complete with sound and music through your Bluetooth-enabled ear muff.

Heroes Headquarters

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5/F East Wing Shangri-La Plaza, EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Rates start at P200 per game

Hero Blast at Shangri-La Plaza has a different take on laser tag. Instead of blasting away (a.k.a. "tagging") your opponents with infrared-emitting light guns, the cool device is fitted on your hand—Iron Man style. A game costs P200 per head, but if you want to play longer, you can pay for two games at P350. Private games are at P2,000 for up to 12 players.

Breakout Philippines

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Shangri-La Plaza, EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong; Alabang Town Center, Commerce Avenue corner Madrigal Avenue, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa
Open daily during mall hours
Rates start at P350

While escape rooms aren't exactly stress-free, it's at least a stressful situation that you can control and come out of with flying colors. Breakout Philippines is probably one of the well-known brands that offer escape room games, which you have to complete in 45 minutes or be trapped forever (well, not really). They have branches at Alabang Town Center and Shangri-La Plaza, where you're offered escape rooms of various themes and challenges. Rates are cheaper on weekdays (Monday to Thursday) at P350 per person for games with up to six players. From Friday to Sunday, minimum rate is at P450 if you're able to round up from five to six players.

Lazer Maxx

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Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan
Open from Monday to Friday, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and from Saturday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Rates start at P190 for an hour

Lazer Maxx in Greenhills, San Juan offers an exciting laser tag experience where players wear vests and use laser guns in a futuristic arena. With rates starting at P190 on weekdays and P220 on weekends, participants can take advantage of obstacles and hiding spots, shoot at opponents with laser tag guns, and avoid getting shot. If you can't get enough of the game, you can play all day through their unli rates of P550 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and P650 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

Nhano Airsoft Target Shooting

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Basement 1, Makati Cinema Square, Chino Roces Avenue, Makati
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Rates start at P300

If you don't like the feeling of live ammo, Nhano Airsoft Target Shooting uses low-power guns that shoot non-metallic spherical projectiles (a.k.a. pb or BBs). Rates start at P300 for three magazines in a pistol. If you want to use other guns like a sniper or a rifle, prices go up to P400. There are also combination packages: rifle and sniper for P750, pistol and rifle for P650, pistol and sniper for P650, and all three for P1,000.

Flyweight Boxing

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2nd Floor, Eight Forbes Town Road, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Open daily (class schedules vary)
Rates start at P1000

No boxing experience is required to punch your stress away at Flyweight Boxing. It's beginner-friendly as first-timers are encouraged to come in early for a quick rundown of basic punches. During the class itself, all you have to do is follow the beat and the drills. According to Flyweight Boxing, a maximum of 750 calories is burned after 60 minutes of non-stop punching on the heavy bag and other bodyweight exercises in between rounds.

Armscor Shooting Center

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Armscor Avenue, Balete Drive, Marikina
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Rates start at P300

Throw tomahawk axes or even a shuriken when you book Armscor's Traditional Weapons Experience for P300 per person. You can choose from learning about (and using) one of three traditional weapons: archery with six bows, six blades of shuriken, and five knives and five axes—which come as a combo. The package also includes basic lessons from an instructor, so you can do your knife-throwing safely.

Studio 300 Makati

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Chino Roces corner EDSA Magallanes Southbound, Makati
Open from Monday to Thursday, from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.; and from Friday to Saturday, from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Bowling rates start at P1,800 per hour and per lane

For a more laid-back after-work hangout, there's the new Studio 300 outpost along Chino Roces Avenue in Makati. The Studio 300 brand, which first opened in Kapitolyo in October 2019, is known for its bowling lanes, billiard halls, and darts live machine—all surrounded by sleek leather couches and industrial-style lamps. Bowling rates start at P1,800 per hour and per lane with an additional P65 if you wish to rent bowling shoes; while the billiard tables are available for P600 per hour. Studio 300 is pet-friendly, too.

The Rage Room

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12 President's Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City
Open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Rates start at P120 for 15 minutes

People in the South have their own rage room, where throwing plates and glass bottles on the wall is encouraged for a good 15 minutes (or more, if you really need it). Rates start at P120, which is inclusive of a helmet, safety goggles, and cover-alls. You can even request to have a photo of someone you really hate (e.g. an ex) plastered on the wall to give you more motivation to break things. The Rage Room also has its own coffee shop for when you need to cool down with an iced cup of joe.