The best nightlife in Cebu can be found in Cebu City, the capital city of the province. Other destinations such as Moalboal, Oslob, or Malapascua Island host cool bars and restaurants at which to enjoy a nightcap, but the liveliness of these venues cannot compare with the hustle and bustle of Cebu City’s night clubs and bars.
As the second largest city in the Philippines, Metro Cebu hosts a nightlife scene almost as exciting as Manila’s. From energetic nightclubs to karaoke lounges, and from live music bars to Irish pubs, you’ll certainly find a venue for your taste in our list of Cebu’s most popular nightspots.
Liv Super Club
Located at City Time Square in Mandaue City – the northern area of Metro Cebu, Liv Super Club is a large nightclub that can accommodate up to 1,200 guests. Equipped with LED screen, intelligent lighting system, and a blasting sound system, Liv Super Club offers a world-class nightclubbing experience that includes themed nights, special guest DJs, and more. Attracting a mixed crowd of Filipino and foreigners, it’s best to book a sofa in advance. The music played here is commercial electronic dance music.
- Opening Hours: Wed-Sun from 20:30-05:00
- Location: City Time Square, Mandaue City
The Distillery is a bar chain that features four branches in the Philippines as of September 2017. Promoting themselves as “a haven for liquor connoisseurs”, they have branches in Makati City, Taguig, Quezon City in Metro Manila and in Unit H at Crossroads Mall in Cebu City. The Distillery offers an extensive choice of whiskies, international beers, and other spirits that can be enjoyed in a refined yet relaxed atmosphere. Daily musical themes poetically named ‘Naughty 90s – Mondays’, ‘Funk Me I’m Famous – Fridays’, or ‘Wicked Wednesdays’ make The Distillery a lovely venue to spend the night.
- Opening Hours: Sun-Thu from 18:00-03:00; Fri-Sat from 18:00-04:00
- Location: Unit H, Crossroads Mall, Banilad, Cebu City
- Tel: +63 2 266 9064, +63 (0)917 322 2652 or +63 (0)917 518 2164
Opened in August 2016, The Sentral is a cool lounge bar dedicated to hip hop, trap, and RnB music. Located at #2 Norkis Cyberpark on A.S. Fortuna Street, the bar consists of a large room featuring a central square-shaped bar, sofas on two sides, and a few tables outdoors in front of the venue. Themed evenings featuring local and national DJs make this venue extremely busy, especially on weekends.
- Opening Hours: From 18:00-02:00 closed on Sundays
- Location: #2 Norkis Cyberpark, A.S. Fortuna Street in Mandaue City
- Tel: +63 915 107 5200
Club Hype is a groovy discotheque located at Mango Square on General Maxilom Avenue in Cebu City. Mango Square is one of the hottest spots in Cebu City after dark. Despite its name, this nightclub is unpretentious and affordable. The music played here is rather commercial, Club Hype attracts a decent crowd of young middle-class Filipinos, as well as a few working girls.
- Opening Hours: From 20:30-06:00
- Location: Mango Square, Gen. Maxilom Avenue in Cebu City
- Tel: +63 917 636 6878
Karaoke Lounges - KTVs
Karaoke (aka KTV, Videoke) is one of the favourite leisure activities in the Philippines. Filipinos are famous for their musical skills all around Asia, as many of the bands that perform in live music bars from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur feature Filipino artists. Cebu offers many KTVs for you to choose from. Even though most of the repertoire on hand is Japanese or Korean, there’s always a good choice of English language songs for you to sing. Many karaoke lounges are located on A.S. Fortuna Street in Mandaue City. The city’s favourite Videokes are Red Box Karaoke (at The Terraces of Ayala Center Cebu), Song Hits! (three branches in Cebu on Juana Osmena Street, One Mango, and Banilad Town Centre), and K1 Family KTV (at the Crossroads, Banilad).
Club Lotus (Mactan)
Proudly presented as the only nightclub/discotheque located in Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island, Club Lotus is a rather fancy club so it’s best to dress in your fanciest clothes and definitely leave the shorts and flip-flops behind. Blending a diverse crowd of locals, Koreans and western tourists, with some working girls thrown in, Club Lotus features small dance floors surrounded by VIP tables. Entrance fee and drinks are reasonably priced and the fact it’s the only venue of its type on Mactan Island ensures that it is busy most nights.
- Opening Hours: From 20:30-06:00
- Location: Pueblo Verde, Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island
- Tel: +63 925 633 3888
Marshall’s Irish Pub
Marshall’s Irish Pub is a popular bar and restaurant located in the heart of the Cebu nightlife scene, Mango Square. You’ll find here all the classic pub grub you’d expect from an Irish pub with a range of drinks to match, as well as live music in a cool and festive atmosphere. The crowd here is a good mix of Filipinos and foreigners, Marshall’s Irish Pub offers a pleasant place to spend the night in that real pub atmosphere. Do not miss the daily happy hour from 16:00-19:00.
- Opening Hours: From 10:00-03:00
- Location: At Mango Square, Mango Avenue Corner Juana Osmena Street, Cebu City
- Tel: +63 917 631 2413
Located on F. Cabahug Street, diagonally opposite Castle Peak Hotel, Icon has been the new name of Roof Hyper Club since 2016. Offering a world-class nightclubbing experience right in the centre of Cebu City, this club attracts a mixed crowd of upper-class Filipinos, Korean tourists, and a few westerners. Despite its rather luxurious aspect, Icon remains pretty affordable, the entrance fee being PHP 100. DJs change everyday, yet the music played here remains in the electronic dance music / trap / hip hop genres.
- Opening Hours: From 21:00-06:00
- Location: On F. Cabahug Street, diagonally opposite Castle Peak Hotel
- Tel: +63 977 859 5911
OQtagon by J. Ave
Opened in June 2017 on Ouano Avenue in Mandaue City, in the northern area of Metro Cebu, OQtagon by J. Ave is an international night club that offers its guests the latest lighting and sound technologies in splendid settings. The club has the capacity to accommodate up to 2,000 guests, and features 36 VIP lounges, 40 cocktail tables, an owner’s VIP area, and a sky lounge. Some of the best resident and international DJs perform here, and the styles of music played at OQtagon go from EDM to house to mashup, and more, making this club an exciting venue to party.
- Opening Hours: From 21:00-07:00
- Location: On Ouano Avenue in Mandaue City
- Tel: +63 917 638 4777
Morals & Malice
Morals & Malice are almost two separate venues. The former is specialised in craft coffee, coffee cocktails, breakfast and brunch, while the latter belongs to the craft cocktail culture. The two of them cover a broad range of tastes and offer a one-of-a-kind lounge to hang out in when visiting Cebu. Located on the second floor of the Tinderbox building in Banilad, Cebu City, and designed by Kenneth Cobonpue, a world-renown Filipino industrial designer, Morals & Malice’s motto is a refined venue to have breakfast or spend the evening.
- Opening Hours: Morals from 10:00-22:00; Malice from 18:00-03:00
- Location: 2nd floor of the Tinderbox, Governor M. Cuenco Avenue corner Bauhinia Drive
- Tel: +63 917 709 2804