Rainy season cannot stop the entrepreneurial spirit. We see several new restaurants as well as three new co-working spaces and a boxing gym opening in the Fort recently.


1. Soru Japanese

Burgos Circle, BGC, The Fort

(02) 246 9069 ext:875

This restaurant offers all popular Japanese dishes, from sushi, to yakitori. But its strength seems to be in aburi dishes, which are sushi with raw fish or meat that is torched on top.

2. Miyazaki Gyu 

Podium Level, One Mckinley Place, 26th Street Corner 4th Avenue, BGC, The Fort

+63 917 168 6673

We have an article written specifically for this restaurant. Read it here.

3. Yi Fang Taiwan Fruit Tea

Ground Floor, Wumaco Building, Bonifacio High Street, 7th Avenue Corner Lane P, BGC, The Fort

(02) 217 3000 / +63 917 630 8856

When you are tired of milk tea, try Taiwanese fruit tea. Yi Fang has quite a reputation. People actually line up for its drinks even on a rainy day.

4. Zubuchon

Ground Floor, BGC Stopover Pavilion, Rizal Drive Corner 31st Street, BGC, The Fort

+63 956 477 1999

The main attraction of this restaurant is its modernization of the place that traditional lechon is served. Newly opened in mid July, there is still a long line for a table every day during meal time.

5. Rico's Lechon

The Fort Strip, BGC, The Fort

Rico's Lechon in the Fort is scheduled for soft opening on August 3, and we are sure that there will be a big crowd. For one, it has created a buzz by giving away 200 servings of lechon to those who registered online!

6. Borough

C2, Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Avenue, BGC, The Fort

+63 927 222 8099

Opened in July 2018, this restaurant serves western comfort food and desserts.

Recently Closed

Sugar Factory at Shangri La at the Fort, Burger Boutique Kitchen at the Fort Strip, Chelsea at Serendra and Ramen Kagetsu Arashi at Net Park.

Other new establishments

Despite the closure of A_Space at the Fort Stripe, three new coworking spaces have opened in 2018 so far. They offer services similar to those coworking spaces detailed in an earlier article.

1. Ignition Venture Studio

North Penthouse, Marajo Tower, 26th Street corner 4th Avenue, BGC, The Fort

(02) 944 6200

This cosy and homely coworking and office space provider was opened earlier this year. Even though it is not big, it has the standard coworking space facilities like meeting room, pantry and event space. What is unique is they have two tiny but sound proof rooms for making phone calls.

2. The Office Cowork + Life

8th Floor, High Street South Corporate Plaza Tower 1, 26th Street corner 9th Avenue, BGC, The Fort

(02) 878 0747

Opened in mid 2018, The Office has a young and casual vibe. It has its own cafe, and a small gym. Its small offices for 1-2 persons look like cabanas. 

3. Spaces at BGC

World Plaza, 5th Ave, BGC, The Fort

(02) 669 2700

SPACES is an international coworking and office space provider that is under the same group as the more established serviced office provider, Regus. This office at the brand new World Plaza is the largest coworking and office space that we have seen, and it has a total of 3,000 square meters of space spreaded over two floors.

It has a north European style of minimalist interior design that tells you that they mean business.

4. Work / With

The Penthouse, Cocolight Building, 39th Street Corner 11th Avenue, BGC, The Fort

(02) 541 5141

5. Common Ground

Level 29 & 30, Arthaland Century Pacific Tower, 4th Avenue corner 30th Street, BGC, The Fort


6. Penalosa Boxing Gym

2nd Floor, CommerCenter Building, 31st Street corner 4th Avenue, BGC, The Fort

+63 956 844 5863

This small boxing gym opened in June 2018. It opens six days a week. Walk-in rate is P700 per session with a trainer.

Coming Soon:


Uptown Bonifacio Tower Three, 36th Street Corner 11th Avenue, BGC, The Fort

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