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An Updated Guide to Cebu Nightlife: Best Places to Dine and Drink

An Updated Guide to Cebu Nightlife: Best Places to Dine and Drink

Cebu is a popular destination among homebuyers, investors, and tourists in the Philippines. Aside from its stunning beaches and prime real estate, the city also boasts a vibrant nightlife, drawing crowds from everywhere in the world. You’ll never run out of things to do living in Cebu.

Are you a party seeker looking for an unforgettable night or someone looking to unwind on a rooftop bar? Whatever your vibe is, the Cebu nightlife has something to pique your interest. Read on to find the best bars in the area, plus night markets and restaurants in Cebu for low-key days.

Clubs and Bars in Cebu

Ready to have an unforgettable night? Check out the following local spots for an enjoyable time out.

1. The Sentral Cebu

  • Location: 2 Norkis Cyberpark, A. S. Fortuna Street, Mandaue City
  • Hours: 9 PM daily

The Sentral Cebu

Source: The Sental Cebu Facebook page

The Sentral Cebu is a hip-hop bar and lounge where you can chill or join the fun and dance with the crowd. They have an extensive drink menu, with various pulutan dishes to get the night going.

2. The Distillery Cebu

  • Location: Unit H Crossroads, Gov. M. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City
  • Hours: Sun–Thu: 7 PM to 3 AM | Fri–Sat: 6 PM to 4 AM

The Distillery serves a wide range of spirits, liquors, and cocktails from around the world. Its sleek yet casual atmosphere makes it a great place to hang out with friends or relax alone.

3. Rue

  • Location: GF Meera High Street, Ouano Avenue, Mandaue City
  • Hours: Sun–Thu: 5 PM to 2 AM | Fri–Sat: 5 PM to 3 AM

If you want a spot with good food and drinks, look no further than Rue. Bond with friends over delicious meals in the “House of Caramel Beer”—a drink you should definitely try.

4. Trademark Cebu

  • Location: 88th Ave., Gov. M. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City
  • Hours: Sun, Tue–Thu: 7 PM to 2 AM | Fri–Sat: 9 PM to 4 AM

A list of clubs in Cebu isn’t complete without Trademark. This bar and lounge spot is for you if you enjoy lively music and endless drinks in a casual setting.

5. Proof

  • Location: GF Streetscape, Paseo Saturnino Banilad, Cebu City
  • Hours: Sun–Thu: 5 PM to 1 AM | Fri–Sat: 5 PM to 2 AM

Proof Cebu

Source: Proof Facebook page

Dance with fellow party animals in Proof. Its intimate space takes the DJ’s music to a new level, plus a bar stocked with drinks to loosen you up for the night.

Restaurants and Cafes in Cebu

Dancing and hard drinking aren’t necessary for a good time. If you want a more laid-back night, here are restaurants and cafes in Cebu offering some of the best food the province has to offer.

1. La Vie Parisienne Cebu

  • Location: Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City
  • Hours: Mon–Sat: 9 AM to 11 PM

Transport yourself to France in La Vie Parisienne Cebu. This restaurant and wine bar serves traditional French cuisine, with an accompanying bakery and deli shop.

2. Politics Café 

  • Location: Unit 6 Escario Central Mall, Kamputhaw, Cebu City
  • Hours: 8 AM to 2 AM daily

Enjoy oysters, traditional Filipino food, and drinks at Politics Café. They also feature live music, making it an enjoyable place to bond with family and friends.

3. The Pig & Palm

  • Location: MSY Tower, Negros Rd., Cebu City
  • Hours: Tue–Sun: 11 AM to 11 PM

The Pig & Palm is a European restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton and his wife, Irha Atherton. Enjoy a sharing-style menu of European cuisine, with a bar serving classic cocktails.

4. Bell + Amadeus

  • Location: 88th Ave., Gov. M. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City
  • Hours: Tue–Sun: 11 AM to 11 PM

Are you looking for palatable fine dining? Bell + Amadeus can satisfy your cravings with its curated menu of meat, seafood, pasta, and salad. They also have numerous wine and cocktail choices to lighten your evening.

5. CUR8

  • Location: Banilad Town Center, Gov. M. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City
  • Hours: 11 AM to 12 AM daily

Indulge in modern Asian food at CUR8 and enjoy full meals, tapas, coffees, and desserts. If you want to unwind, consider ordering a cocktail or two from their bar.

Night Markets in Cebu

If you want more food, drinks, and shopping opportunities in an open setting, the following night markets will gladly welcome you.

1. Sugbo Mercado

  • Location: IT Park | Skypark | Cebu Business Park | Ayala Center Cebu
  • Hours: 4 PM to 12 AM daily

Sugbo Mercado

Source: Sugbo Mercado website

Wherever you are, you’ll be near one of the many Sugbo Mercado locations scattered throughout Cebu City. It’s the best place to taste local cuisine and gain a deeper appreciation of Cebuano culture.

2. Colon Night Market

  • Location: Colon Street, Cebu City
  • Hours: 6 PM to 12 AM daily

Check out hundreds of food and retail vendors along Colon Street for budget-friendly food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, clothes, bags, shoes—you name it.

3. Carbon Night Market

  • Location: 59 M. C. Briones St., Cebu City
  • Hours: 24/7

Carbon Night Market

Source: Cebu Insights

Looking for local produce? Check out Carbon Night Market, a bagsakan or drop-off of low-cost fruits, vegetables, and meats. Vendors also sell skewers, meals, drinks, and—of course—lechon to satisfy your cravings at any time.

4. Flambe Alley Food Park

  • Location: Meera High Street, Ouano Avenue, Mandaue City
  • Hours: 11 AM to 11 PM daily

If you’re in Mandaue City, you might want to visit Flambe Alley Food Park. They have numerous food stalls, with cuisines ranging from Asian to Tex-Mex fusions.

Revel in Cebu at Night

You won’t run out of things to do in Cebu. The nightlife is bustling, with the best clubs a stone’s throw away. However, if you prefer a chill evening, there are numerous high-quality restaurants, cafés, and food parks to choose from. Cebu has whatever your cravings are, so living here is your best decision.

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