Ludo Board Game Bar & Cafe in Quezon City
Ludo is the first restaurant to successfully spearhead the concept of a board game bar/cafe. It got us thinking that night outs shouldn't just be all about booze because it can be about board games too! Also, it's all thanks to Ludo that board games is starting to receive the attention it deserves. Let's get the dice rolling.
Redefining social night outs
Ludo is seriously passionate about board games. Name any game, and there is a high chance you'll find it there. Just by being there tells how much the owner/s loves board games. Once in a while, you'll find the owner (or one of the owners, I don't really know actually) interacting with the diners, and you'll feel how happy he is explaining the games.
Library and cellar-like interior
When you enter Ludo, it will feel like you are inside a hideout of a secret society. The cellar-like ambiance helps channeling the inner board game geek in us. It's also filled up with different kinds of board games which is beyond fascinating. It will feel as if you are in a different "world".
I may not be a board game expert, but I sure am a huge fan. I grew up playing classical board games such as Scrabble, Monopoly, Snakes and Ladders, Chess and etc. I was even part of the Board Game Club back in Grade School and some parts of High School.
Anyway, here are some new board games that I'm loving so far:
- Avalon - a game for aspiring actors, as you need to bluff and act a lot to fool your friends. Just some word of caution -- play this with care. It may ruin friendship!
- Coup - this is a toned down version of Avalon. You'll need to bluff as well, but not as intense as Avalon
- Forbidden Dessert - if you are an honest person, and don't want to risk friendship over board games, this game will be great for you, as this is a game of cooperation. You'll work with your fellow players to win the game
The Mi-Go Brain Cylinder (P150), just like the other specialty drinks, adds more appeal as it strengthens the "theme" of the place. See that brain-looking block of ice? Yeah, that's how geeky they can get! We love it!
The improved and revamped dishes
Food here in Ludo had a major upgrade from the last time I was here (probably in 2014). Dishes had a better appeal in terms of presentation, and the taste is above satisfactory. Prices are not expensive as well, and considering that Ludo do not charge entrance fee, you will really get more than what you'll pay for.
The Bacon Cheeseballs (P180) was surprisingly of fantastic quality. It was indeed cheesy with generous bacon serving inside. For the price, this is really a great pica-pica.
The Chicken Wings with Bleu Cheese - 6pcs (P250) may not be exceptional, but the sauce was interestingly sweet with subtlety in its spiciness. The bleu cheese really helped in pulling up the overall taste!
Metallic straw for the environment-conscious
Just like one of my friend, she wants to avoid the use of plastic straw to save the turtles. This is why she was very happy to find out that they are using metal straws here in Ludo. Now you can sip a drink without the guilt.
The Vanilla Milkshake (P180) is great for those who has prominent sweet tooth.
The Okonomiyaki (P250) is perfect for sharing! You'll enjoy the sweetness of the sauce mixed with the creamy sour taste of the Japanese mayo.
Ludo - Overall Ratings and Summary
Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings reflect my personal experiences on the times I dine here.
Value for Money ★★★★★
Budget: at least P300 each for a food and drink for your entire stay
No. of visits for this particular restaurant/branch - 2 || Date of last visit - January 21, 2017
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Location: Scout Fuentebella Corner Scout Torillo Street, Sacred Heart, Quezon City, Tomas Morato, Quezon City
Operating Hours: 4:00 PM to 12:00 MN (Monday to Thursday), 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM (Friday), 12:00 NN to 2:00 AM (Saturday), 12:00 NN to 12:00 MN (Sunday)
Contact No.: (02) 791 8634
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