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This is where a good chunk of Puerto seems to go at night...
Its interior wouldn't seem out of place in a Western capital, and this friendly coffee shop, run by a knowledgeable guy called Genesis, caters to all your wi-fi and caffeine needs with locally grown and roasted beans.
This quality blues bar attracts some of Manila's finest musos. It's staffed by little people, which some people find a delight and others find a bit exploitative...
The motif is Harley at this expat fave, which boasts a big screen for sports viewing, and a justifiably popular nightly barbecue under the big tree in front. Top local bands take the stage a few nights a week as well.
On Poblacion Beach, Cocoy's is the most raucous and popular bar on Malapascua, with the action extending well into the night. Bar games like table football and pool lure punters in; strong cocktails keep them there.
A quintessential Cebu experience, Tonyo's is a huge, always-packed open-air restobar roughly opposite Cebu IT Park. Fill up on a 3L tube of beer delivered to your table (P225) while watching live cover bands croon.
There’s always a risk that new clubs will go the way of the dinosaur, but the Bureau in Makati’s trendy new A.Venue mall should have staying power. The crowd is on the young side and the music tends towards hip hop.
Named after a Hawaiian tree, Koa has a great outdoor space and live tunes indoors from hump night on...
This bohemian 24-hour restobar is filled with old books and contemporary art inside, and a colourful mix of local arty types outside. If you’ve had one too many, ask about the budget accommodation on offer (room P600).
Atop a ridge on the winding road between PG town and Sabang, View Point overlooks jaw-droppingly beautiful Dalaruan Cove, about 2km west of Sabang...
Up on the 3rd floor of the Ayala Center near the Terraces, this buzzing outdoor/indoor bar is a great place to warm up before continuing the night further uptown. Abundant big screens are conducive to sports viewing.
Right near the pier in Ivana, this great little place lets you wander in and help yourself to coffee and cold drinks in the fridge. Prices are prominently displayed and there's a box for you to drop your money into.
Does a great imitation of Seattle’s best, only much cheaper and quite artsy. The cakes are delicious...
Inside City Centre Hotel, this bright, canteen-like cafe is a favourite with students, with good coffee and cakes and smoothies and the likes of chilli cheese fries coexisting happily alongside lasagne and lechon kaw...
A long-time favourite with Manila's indie crowd, this dive bar has tables propped up with bricks, second-hand couches and works by local artists on its walls...
Live music is the name of the game at this creatively designed, open-air bar, a local favourite. Catch regular act Petune and its unique brand of tribal-infused reggae sung in various Cordillera dialects.
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