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 to suit your style 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: Wednesday–Sunday from 8pm to 6am
- Location: City Time Square, Mantawe Ave, Mandaue City, 6014 Cebu, Philippines
- Tel: +63 32 236 7986
The Distillery is a bar chain that now has several branches across the Philippines. 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. The bar is usually busy, but the most popular night is probably Too Good Fridays.
- Opening Hours: Sunday-Thursday from 6pm to 3am; Friday-Saturday from 6pm to 4am
- Location: Unit H Crossroads Mall, Gov. M. Cuenco Ave. 6000 Cebu City
- Tel: +63 977 829 6426
Club Hype is a popular dance club 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 and foreigners.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8.30pm to 6am
- Location: Mango Square, Gen. Maxilom Avenue , 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 is one of the only nightclubs in Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island. It’s a rather fancy club so it’s best to dress up and definitely leave the shorts and flip-flops behind. Attracting a diverse crowd of locals, Koreans and western tourists, Club Lotus features small dance floors surrounded by VIP tables. The entrance fee and drinks are reasonably priced and the fact it’s the only venue of its type on Mactan Island ensures that it’s busy most nights.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 9pm to 5am
- Location: Mactan Southgate Plaza, Pueblo Verde, Mepz 2, Lapu-Lapu City, 6015 Cebu, Philippines
- 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 4pm to 7pm.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 3am
- Location: At Mango Square, Mango Avenue Corner Juana Osmena Street, Cebu City
- Tel: +63 32 412 6418
Club Icon offers 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 affordable – the entrance fee is around 100 pesos. DJs change every day, yet the music played here remains in the electronic dance music / trap / hip hop genres. The club is on F. Cabahug Street, close to the Castle Peak Hotel.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 9pm to 6am
- Location: 22 F. Cabahug St, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
- Tel: +63 977 859 5911
OQtagon by J. Ave
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, making this club an exciting venue to party. OQtagon is on Ouano Avenue in Mandaue City, in the northern area of Metro Cebu.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 9pm to 7am
- Location: Meerea High Street, Ouano Avenue, Mandaue City, 6014 Cebu, Philippines
- 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: Wednesday–Thursday from 5pm to 1am, Friday–Saturday from 5pm to 2am, Sunday from 4pm to midnight
- Location: 2nd floor of the Tinderbox, Banilad Rd, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
- Tel: +63 917 709 2804