Everyone longs for a quick getaway from home even just for a few moments to perhaps enjoy an entertaining movie, have dinner outside with loved ones or friends, or have a drink of coffee with only yourself for company. More often than not, however, one of the things that can keep one from venturing out is the thoughts of going through the hustle and bustle of a crowded mall. Thankfully, Commercenter Alabang offers a place just like that. It’s a place for “#JustUs.”

After having lunch at Butamaru that day and while waiting for dinner at Tus’ Clay Pots and Skillets, we visited Commercenter Alabang to watch a movie and stroll around to pass time. 🙂

with Jeng, Chen, and Marge


Here are five things to love about this lifestyle center in the South:

5 Things to Love About Commercenter Alabang

1. Relaxing, Less Crowded Retail

Commercenter Alabang showcases various convenient, exciting  retail stores that offers a refreshing way to spend time with your family without going through the frenzied trip to a typical mall. With its non-complex layout, it’s a perfect go-to place for those into sports and hobbies. Present are: Kitchen Gallery, Bridgestone Tire Center Alabang* (see description below), Ducati, Callaway, Epic Cycles, and the soon-to-open Luxuri Boutique and Decor Contemporary Furniture.

2. Carefully-chosen Restaurants

The lifestyle center’s establishments have been carefully chosen to ensure varied dining. Commercenter Alabang houses dining choices that come with a warm and cozy feeling, including: Yellow Cab, Army Navy, Cocohut Fried Chicken and Fish, Mona Lisa Ristorante, Bacchus Epicerie, Buffalo’s Wings ‘N Things, Chubby’s Ribshack, Lasa Bistro, Le Coeur de France, KXP Kulinarya Express, Maple Restaurant, Elbert’s Cheesesteak, Kessaku, The Black Pig, Belcuisine Belgian Restaurant, A-Won Korean Restaurant, and more.

3. Fitness and Development Center

For fans of fitness and development, Commercenter has well-placed establishments such as Bikram Yoga Alabang, Asian Center for Dental Specialties, Fringe Salon, Asian Eye Institute, Centro Holistico, CMA Mental Arithmetic, 4C Early Learning Station, and the soon-to-open Aivee Institute.

4. Upscale and State-of-the-art Cinemas

To cater to the Southern community’s entertainment needs, Commercenter Alabang has Commercenter Cinemas that present a premium movie experience easily evident from its grand hallway down to the thematic ambiance of the theater. This is the newest place for a Dolby Digital 7.1 and 3D movie experience!

Inside the cinemas, we found highly comfortable seats, adjustable arm chairs, and wide legroom. Seats are easy to locate with the bold numbers on them and numbers lit at the side by the aisles. Food and drinks are allowed. Each of the four cinemas can accommodate 100-130 people.

5. Great hangout place overall

If you are having a staycation in any hotel in Alabang or just food-tripping like us, Commercenter Alabang is a great hangout place to consider as it has everything for dads, moms, kids, friends (barkada), and couples stationed in one building. It is located at Commerce Avenue corner East Asia Drive, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. This is my new favorite place in Alabang. 🙂 More stores are opening soon! Follow its updates by liking its Facebook page here.

Quick Guide on How to Go to Commercenter Alabang

Note: Basement Parking Main Entrance is located along East Asia Drive, just in front of Parque Espana.

* Short Feature on Bridgestone Tire Center Alabang

Commercenter has the one-stop tire shop and automotive services provider, Bridgestone Tire Center Alabang. Bridgestone offers unrivaled value, professionalism, and customer service. Built on the value and good reputation established by Bridgestone’s exclusive distributor, Philippine Allied Enterprises Corporation, Bridgestone Tire Center Alabang managed by Gian Carlo Lee and Martin Tee Ten make sure that every customer will be in good care.

With an automated aligner machine, a nitro air machine and a total of ten lifters, all equipment allow a comprehensive range of tailored vehicle services: oil change, under chassis, engine, suspension, steering, brakes, and tire services. Operated by highly trained and competent mechanics, service is swift, precise and highly professional. They ensure that all vehicles leave the shop in the best shape!

Along with the 25 tire centers in the country, Bridgestone Tire Center Alabang is actively promoting the Ecopia line, the most eco-friendly tire to date (made of eco-friendly materials), as well as other tires approved to have the eco-badge stamp. The eco-badge assures that all tires have passed a high standard, improved rolling resistance for fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, longer lasting tire life and lower-noise technology and improved safety.

For more information, please visit its Facebook page.

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53 Responses

  1. papaleng

    ATC is near our place but we seldom go there Why? The place is good but parang pang-social lang. Mas type namin yung pang-masa just like Festival Mall and Metropolis.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha I like both kinds of places. It was my first time to visit Commercenter Alabang and I like it because it’s quiet and less crowded–very different from what I am used to experience every day here in Manila. 🙂

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  2. mr_jeng

    oh my !!!! alam na where to go for a movie when in alabang. The place is so chill that my fam would love hanging out there… less crowded din kasi hahahahaha ow my talagang may picture ko pa hahahahaha … see you soon dear… and I hope you have a blessed weekend.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yeah haha! I really love the first reason–less crowded. It was like watching a movie in my private theater since we were only about less than 20 people that time. 😛 Have a blessed weekend and Happy Easter!

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  3. Ashley

    Looks like you had a ton of fun, I have to admit I have never heard of this place before but it looks great!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup, this is a good destination of choice after grocery shopping at the nearby S&R or after having a meal at any restaurant in Westgate Center in Alabang. 🙂

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  4. Nickle Love

    I’ve been there before. If I remember correctly, the place was still under construction when I went there. Only half of the stores were open. Good to know that it’s a great alternative to the usual crowded malls especially when I want to watch a movie in peace.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Well, there are still quite a number of restaurants and store that are yet to open. So watch out for more excitement to come! I am especially thrilled to try out those dining establishments since I cannot find most of them near home.

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  5. Barbara

    I love shopping center with a gym. Doing sports, having a coffee and go shopping all at one place is so convenient. It’s good that it’s not so crowded.

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  6. Rebecca

    Not local to me so unfortunately I can’t go visit 😉 It looks like a fantastic place to check out. I love the fact that it has a gym, cinema, everything you would need, and less busy is always a number 1 priority!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yeah, I think local residents and occasional tourists would be their target market. This is a great place to relax and chill if you’re stressed out from the usual noise in the city! 🙂

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  7. Melissa

    Commercenter Alabang looks like a fantastic place to hang out. I love the fact that it has a gym, cinema and all under one roof. Not to mention it is less busy. It would be a great destination for girls night out or a date night.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      This is the place to be when you want some privacy with a date. Yeah, I can already imagine how I can spend hours here–watch a movie, attend one yoga class, and dine out with friends! 🙂

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  8. Ron Leyba

    Commercenter Alabang sounds like built for people who love less crowded shopping malls. The cinema itself is great because they limited it to just a hundred seats!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yeah. This is one for those who love to shop but for those who appreciates quietness and privacy when dining, walking around, and watching movies. 😉

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  9. Natalie

    I want to go there! It has all the things I love to do, what more could one ask for besides, food, gym & movies? That has to be the life. I haven’t gone out and actually watched a movie in a theater for like over a year. Then again all the fun stuff like these places are 30 minutes to a hour away, I live in the middle of no where. Being able to visit all these food places, that’s what i would be doing, then hitting the gym afterwards!

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  10. LadySoda

    Oh wow! I love the place! I definitely love less crowded places like this. It’s definitely a great place to hangout with friends and family. The movie house looks great! My favorite part has got to be the fitness center.

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  11. Andrea Kruse

    Now that is my kind of shopping center! I am not a big fan of crowded malls or cramped movie theaters, this sounds like the perfect place to spend an entire Saturday (if I could get someone to watch my kids!). Too bad this isn’t closer to where I live, I think people would go crazy here for something like this.

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  12. brook devis

    This place looks amazing perfect to gang out with friends and family.i love the cinemas and fitness centers presence. absolutely awesome.

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  13. Tami @ This Mom's Delight

    I am not one for working out while on vacation. Yeah, I know, I’m not so healthy either. Hubby and I are more into finding great places to eat when we are traveling. My choices if we ever get to visit Commercenter Alabang would be the Cocohut Fried Chicken and Fish and Chubby’s Ribshack. My hubby’s choices would be Buffalo’s Wings ‘N Things and Elbert’s Cheesesteak.

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  14. Gil Camporazo

    What holds me long upon reading this post is the state-of-the-art cinema. I have gone to various mall especially SM. I am so curious on how this cinema differs from the other cinema in the mall I mentioned. The sound, the seat, and everything an ideal cinema should have.

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  15. Franc Ramon

    They have a newbie trail area in Filinvest. It’s great to see a new commercial center in Alabang, which has a less congested city look than the Metro.

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  16. Pal Raine

    Another new place to come and visit with, a new place to try!

    I stayed in Vivere Alabang last year and I hope this is just near. If yes, well I think it’s time to schedule another visit in Alabang!

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  17. mindy

    Sounds like an ideal place for family! We South East Asian people definitely love our malls hahaha, and yes-it’s true that the thought of overcrowded malls (especially on weekends) totally scare us off so a less crowded, leisurely commercenter like this is definitely appealing!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      The cinemas are new and well appointed, featuring big comfy seats, excellent leg room, huge screens and excellent digital projection. Come try watching here. 🙂

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  18. Aldous

    The adjustable arm chairs is what I would always look for in a cinema hahaha I would certainly go here to “watch a movie” soon.

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  19. Michelle H

    It is nice every once in awhile to just go to the center where everything is located together. So many of those restaurants sound deliciously amazing. And the theater looks really clean. Very nice.

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  20. Yan

    i’ve been hearing about this place! i think i’m going to invite my bf for a date here! we’ve already circled enough at the north! 😀 curious about what the south offers!

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