Nightlife Sizzles in Cebu

Cebu Republic   July 18, 2014   Dining and Drinking

It’s not about the multi-million peso jackpot nor the all-expenses-paid trip to some incredibly grand European city nor, the high percentage of doubling your money that draws people to the glittering marquee lights and blinking neons of Las Vegas-style Cebu City casinos. It’s about that collective rush of energy among the crap table crowd when you roll the dice. It’s about that wild, edge-of-the-seat, suspenseful anticipation for the dealer to hit a card that will bust his hand on a black jack table. It’s about that suggestively, sexy smile from a beautiful woman in a black, bare-back gown from across the room.

Tempting the gods and getting Lady Luck to cling closely to your side in one of these gambling recreational oases is but one of the many exciting things a foreign tourist or a local might enjoy doing in this amazing, sometimes, wild-crazy city.  

Nightly entertainment

A few hours after a reluctant sunset … when foreign business executives might have closed their deals with their Cebuano counterparts …. when ambitious young men and women wanna-be-top-honchos and other urban office workers begin to seek some laid-back, stress-free company  … and first-time visitors to Cebu start to wander out of their hotels to explore, perhaps some naughty secrets of the city ….

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Mango Square

Mango Square in downtown Cebu offers an array of differently-themed bars and dance clubs. There’s ALCHOLOGY and HYBRID where, depending on your mood (or shall we say, skills) you might want to sing or dance. … alone, or with someone who might take a fancy to your charm.

View the list of Nightlife directory in Mango & Downtown Area

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Banilad

On M. Cuenco Ave., in Banilad, Cebu stands The BARCODE, the fast-rising favorite hang-out of clubbers and loungers. A few minutes-walk from this place is the CROSSROADS MALL, where VUDU, simply a dazzling night spot continues to draw men and women to its dance floor for some Saturday-night-fever-like dancing.

View the list of Nightlife directory in Banilad & Talamban Area

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Cebu I.T. Park

This is where The Den entices you with the youthful crowd they cater to … the unconventional, maverick men and women of the BPO industry who’ll make you feel welcome with either a ready smile or a drunken smirk.

I have seen and experienced practically all these sights and after all this time I still am in awe as I relive vicariously, so to speak, their fascinating behind-the-scene stories.

View the list of Nightlife directory in Lahug & IT Park Area

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Mandaue

On FF Cruz Avenue, Subangdaku, in Mandaue, MO2 Restobar, the old time favorite hang-out of clubbers and loungers. A few minutes-walk from this place is the Liv Super Club, simply a dazzling night spot continues to draw men and women to its dance floor for some Saturday-night-fever-like dancing.

View the list of Nightlife directory in Mandaue Area

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The Terraces

Some Al fresco dining or night cap?  Try the Terraces, down at the Ayala Center.

This may be a long shot … but if you’re into ballroom dancing or simply would want to watch some elegant, graceful swaying of legs and hips to the tune of a Latin American salsa Cebu’s got them too.

View the list of Nightlife directory in Cebu Business Park Area


Other watering holes that might deserve a 2nd bottle of Bud Light or San Miguel Beer are:

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Live Acoustic music

The Outpost, Handuraw features live Acoustic music and some of the more fascinating youth bands are featured here. If you dabble into any type of musical instrument, any of the band members might invite you to jam with them.

View the list of Live Music directory

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KTV/Karaoke Bars

Because you’d like to make out like Sinatra? There’s several of them in Mango Square. … Songhits KTV, in Panagdait … Watever, in Banilad K1 Family KTV etc.

View the list of KTV & Karaoke

You’re so much into sports and are obsessed with Manny Pacquiao, you’d like to see a couple of boxing rounds? You better believe it! Cebu’s gyms and sports hubs would most likely have them.

While their beers will essentially taste the same, there’s a lot more hot spots whose ambience and atmosphere may differ in attraction or intensity. Most taxi drivers are familiar with the main, back and side streets of the city and would be glad to take you where your heart or mind might be pointing.

Should everything else fail and you’re beginning to feel like you simply might need some company or some interesting conversation, there are always some safe, quiet chill-out places to go to. They’re not hard to find in Cebu. You’d generally recognize them by the strings of 10-watt red lights on their façade with a doormat  that reads “Welcome”.

View the list of Cebu Nightlife Directory

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