In the past commercial establishments would cease operations for a few days in observance of the holy week. The streets were deserted and families were expected to stock up on food, because stores and restaurants remain close until Easter Sunday.
Times have changed. We still observe holy week, pray the stations of the cross and even plan out our visita iglesia tradition. The streets are relative;y busy with city dwellers visiting churches.
And since staying in Manila is now a wise option, there are establishments that choose to open during the break. Holy Thursday is quite lively since Catholics visit churches on this day. Its back to business on holy Saturday in preparation for the big Easter celebration.
Good Friday however remains solemn, in fact some stores and eating places still choose not to operate on that day. When I was a kid, we were not even allowed to take a bath after 3pm.
Now just in case you are looking for a place to eat after all that meditating and soul searching, these restaurants will remain open on Good Friday.
Buffalo Wild Wings in S Mason, Mall of Asia, Uptown Mall
Bulgogi Brothers in Mall of Asia
Chili’s in Greenhills
Commune Cafe + Bar in Poblacion, Makati
Denny’s in Eastwood, Venice Piazza, Mc Kinley Hill, Uptown,
GringoBonifacio Global City
Fish & Co in Venice Piazza, Mc Kinley Hill, Mall of Asia and Uptown Mall
Hard Rock Café in S Mason
Italianni’s in Bonifacio High Street, Eastwood, Greenbelt 2, Venice Piazza, Mc Kinley Hill, Mall of Asia
Little Flour Café in Bonifacio Global City , Salcedo Village,
Old Swiss Inn in Makati
Pink’s Hot Dogs & Bar in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
Refinery in Rockwell and Salcedo Village,
Texas Roadhouse in S Mason and Uptown Mall,
TGI Fridays in Tomas Morato, High Street, Eastwood, Venice Piazza Mc Kinley Hil and Mall of Asia
Wildflour in Bonifacio Global City , Legaspi Village, Rockwell, Salcedo Village and Greenhills