Channel your inner Guidicelli at City Kart Racing.
Need to de-stress after a long workday? If driving at max speed de-stresses you, City Kart Racing is the way to go. Aside from a kart and equipment, City Kart Racing also provides training to make sure you can race speedily yet safely.
If you're feeling adventurous, you can also register for the local racing tournaments that pop up every now and then. Also, the racetrack is open to children 13 to 17 years old, so if you have a teen who has a need for speed, this is the perfect place to drop them off every weekend.
Have a powerhouse concert at the Power Mac Center Spotlight.
For low-key concerts (i.e. the ones that can seat up to 300 people at most), Power Mac Center Spotlight is where it's at. You can watch all sorts of shows here, like musical performances, comedy shows, art exhibits, corporate events, and so much more.
If you'd rather jam with thousands of people, head over to the Globe Circuit Event Grounds, which is only a couple of blocks away from the Power Mac Center Spotlight. The Event Grounds has had a solid lineup events in the past, like the Rakrakan Festival, the Wanderland Music and Arts Festival, and the Manila Style X Music Fest. Also, international artists sometimes perform here, so it can definitely give Araneta Coliseum and the Mall of Asia Arena a run for their money.
Go skating at the Mountain Dew Skate Park.
Want to get your life on board — a skateboard, that is? At the Mountain Dew Skate Park, you can take advantage of the specially designed terrain to hone your skater chops. Whether you're a hobbyist or professional, the park is open to skaters between 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. every day — although the fees for the "peak hours" (i.e. 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.) are double the regular rates. Sometimes, the park hosts competitions, so keep this joint under your radar if you're a diehard skater/skater fan.
Play football at the Chelsea Blue Pitch.
Football (or "soccer" in American English) may not be as popular in the Philippines as basketball is, but it still has a local following thanks to the Azkals. If you want to try your hand (or rather, feet) at this game, the Chelsea Blue Pitch is a great place to play "The Beautiful Game."
Designed in collaboration with the Chelsea Football Club Soccer School Philippines, the 10,000-sqm Blue Pitch is the first FIFA-sized football field (that happens to be blue) in the country. In case you're wondering why the field is blue instead of green, just take a look at the Azkals' color motif.
Slam shuttlecocks at the Shuttle Master Badminton Center.
Although it isn't officially part of Circuit Makati, the Shuttle Master Badminton Center is located just outside the Globe Circuit Event Grounds along H. Santos street. Tournaments are occasionally held here, so you can drop by to watch, or take up a racket yourself if you need to let out a little steam.
Geek out at the Playbook Video Game Lounge and Bookshop.
If you prefer games of the non-physical sort, you can find those at the Playbook Video Game Lounge and Bookshop. Located just beside the Globe Circuit Event Grounds, Playbook boasts of 22 stations, which is more than those at their original Parañaque branch. Video game tournaments are frequently held here, and you can watch all of them live via split screen.
For bookworms, Playbook also has a shop where you can browse and purchase tomes of all genres. They also have a book club called Page Turners, so if you want to join, learn more about them here.
Eat to your heart's desire.
Like most of Makati, Circuit Lane is a haven of eclectic dining options. Whether you're looking for a full-course meal of fusion eats, or just want to snack on a dessert or two, the streets of Circuit Lane are studded with establishments guaranteed to satisfy gourmands of all stripes and preferences. If you're going on a food trip here, make sure to arm yourself with a full wallet, because there are plenty of quality choices here!
As the days fly by, you can expect Circuit Lane to come up with more ways to satisfy its guests. For now, we just want to know: How do you find Circuit Lane so far? Let's hear about it in the comments!