Metro Manila · Work-life balance in Eastwood
A Mediterranean-style shopping and entertainment complex in the center, surrounded by high-rise condominium and office towers: Eastwood City gives the impression of a secluded and glitzy world of its own. It has been launched in 1997 as a community that combines living, working, and leisure. Here are some of the places you should not miss in Eastwood, more are soon to follow.
The Eastwood HotDot is located in the southern tip of Quezon City, adjacent to the arterial road C-5. Sitting on 17 hectares, it provides thousands of jobs in the service industry. Leading outsourcing companies, (BPO) including Accenture, Emerson, and Stream, have their offices in Eastwood, alongside major international high-tech giants such as IBM and Dell, and finance companies like Citibank. This makes Eastwood the perfect job market for expats and other Megacitizens.
If you get a job in Eastwood, we suggest to stay right here and look for an apartment in one of the dozen luxury condominium towers. It may be a bit far-off from the Megacity's other HotSpots, but Eastwood is nonetheless the perfect location for those who work in the HotDot; the place provides almost any kind of leisure activity one can wish for, from bowling and billiards to cinema, karaoke, and live music.
In the heart of Eastwood lie the Eastwood Mall and the neat Central Park, a friendly place for some strolling around during lunch time. Nearby you find the Mediterranean setting of Citywalk I and II: dozens of great bars and restaurants, located around piazzas with fountains and along narrow streets filled with chairs and tables and pedestrians. Some of the Citywalk establishments are open 24/7 to cater to the BPO employees who work night shifts in the surrounding offices. Many bars which are popular among expats have branches here as well, such as The Distillery, 121, Rue Bourbon, and Agave.
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Eastwood Mall marks the very center of Eastwood City and is dubbed as the heart of this work-live-play enclave in southern Quezon City. With its four floors it has just the right size: big enough to fit in some restaurants, shops and boutiques, and small enough for you to pleasantly find your way around without getting lost.
Dell's Foodhall sets new standards for cafeteria food in the Megacity. The cozy Citywalk II establishment is the first choice for many of Eastwood's BPO employees.
Serving the best of western comfort food and European draft beer in a stylish city pub ambiance, Publiko Eat + Drink is a popular meeting point among the expats of Eastwood City.
Keep it rolling: Paeng's Bowl and Billiard Room awaits you with 20 bowling lanes and 15 billiard tables in a family-friendly atmosphere.
The turn of the 19th to the 20th century was a defining time for the Philippines, with the struggle for independence and the first formation of Filipino patriotism. The restaurant Crisostomo wants to bring this exciting era back to life - in a culinary way, of course.
This cozy café celebrates Filipino coffee, cuisine and culture. It puts just as much love in the preparation of perfect hot beverages as in the cooking of delicious Pinoy food.
Love seafood? And buffets? If that's the case, you cannot resist Somethin Fishy's eat-all-you-can offers.