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Assembly Grounds at The Rise: The latest cool hangout place in Makati

By Adam Laurena Published Dec 14, 2022 4:20 pm

Those who are on the constant lookout for the coolest hangout place to spend with friends should check out Assembly Grounds at The Rise. Situated at Malugay Street in busy North Makati, this two-story boutique mall showcases well-curated lifestyle and dining options that you and your friends can enjoy. 

Developed by Shang Properties, Assembly Grounds mostly serves the residents of the 63-story The Rise condominium. However, because of the exciting mix of restaurants, cafés, services, and essential stores it has to offer, this latest hip place will make you feel that a day with friends here will be well-spent. 

Check out the activities you can do at Assembly Grounds at the Rise.

A global feast for everyone

As you and your friends enter Assembly Grounds, you will be greeted with a plethora of restaurants that will cater to any food cravings, may it be American, Japanese, Korean or Filipino.

You can get your ramen fix at Ramen Daisho, or sample excellent Asian fare at Tong Yang Shabu-Shabu Express. You can also enjoy a variety of Korean meat and side dishes at Premiere: The Samgyupsal, or have some flavorful Chinese dishes at Mey Lin.

Enjoy good American cuisine with the savory, juicy burgers served at the Raging Bull Burgers and the delectable chicken wings at Buffalo’s Wings N’ Things. Also, get your friends to shout “Mamma mia!” when they get a taste of CasaMia Ristorante Italiano’s wide array of pizza and pasta, as well as their flavorful bottles of wine.

For friends who want to express their love for local, the Cebu lechon of Zubuchon and the various Filipino food at Recipes and Kuya’s are great choices.

After indulging in this global feast, you can wash it all down with coffee, merienda, and memorable conversations at the Starbucks Reserve, Bread Talk, or Pick-Up Coffee. However, if you and your friends want to try something unique for your afternoon snacks, Yuki: Flavors of Hokkaido has diverse choices of drinks, as well as delectable pastries, like the Taiyaki.

Pamper together

Sampling tons of food and walking around Assembly Grounds are certainly fun and exciting, but after a while you and your friends may feel tired. Thankfully, Assembly Grounds also offers a wide array of pampering services that can help you and your barkada chill and relax.

For your pals who want to de-stress and enjoy a good workout, they can join different exercise classes by Tap Out Fitness, which offers boxing, circuit training and many more.

And for those who want to get a proper trim while chilling with a massage and other relaxing services, take your pick from the Nook, Pink Parlour, and Sanbry Men’s Grooming House.

Of course, a day of mingling with friends at the mall is not complete without shopping. There are a number of shops at Assembly Grounds that cater to all types of shoppers.

For those interested in home improvement, you can find items to spruce up your abode at True Value and Daiso Japan.

For those looking to simply enjoy retail therapy, the one-stop lifestyle shop Curate houses over 50 brands that sell a whole range of items from bags, shoes, and accessories to home items, clothing, and skin care products—all eco-friendly and beautifully handcrafted.

You and your friends can also plan an errands day at Assembly Grounds as it houses its own branch of BPI where you can pay bills and conduct other financial transactions.

After all that eating out and shopping, end your day by taking your friends out for a walk while enjoying the sights at the mall’s Central Park, or listening to the relaxing music of performers at the atrium.

If you and your friends are looking for a special spot to make happy memories, Assembly Grounds at The Rise is ready to welcome you.

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