El Nido drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Cocktail Bar in El Nido

Happiness Bar

The cool kid on El Nido's main drag, diminutive Happiness features contemporary beats, top-class cocktails and hipster swings at the streetside bar. By day its vegan-friendly Middle Eastern menu (mains P200 to P350)…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in El Nido


Finally, a contemporary cocktail bar-club worthy of El Nido's status as a rising international starlet. Cocktails are expertly made and the bar menu features some of the best food in town. Try the chimichanga or bak…
Top Choice Bar in El Nido

Beach Shack

The ubercool beach bar that makes Maremegmeg Beach (aka Las Cabanas Beach) tick. In the high season it assumes a Miami Beach vibe around sunset as it turns up the tunes and the pretty people flock to it.
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Pukka Bar

Long the most happening place in El Nido, this reggae bar suddenly has a lot more competition and has responded by expanding. It now has two entrances – one on Hama St, one on the beach. Live reggae music and bucket…
Cocktail Bar in El Nido

Republica Sunset Bar

Perched up on the highway over Lugadia Beach 4km south of El Nido proper, Spanish–owned Republica has arguably the best sunset views around. Belly up to the long wooden countertop staring right at Bacuit Bay and ord…
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Spanish-owned Panorama, associated with the resort of the same name, is El Nido's trendiest sundowner spot. Think beautiful creatures in swimwear sipping overpriced cocktails (request decent booze), while expert DJs…
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Jungle Bar

This should be your first stop on Lio Beach, not just for sunset drinks but also for the original bar chow, all locally sourced (including from their organic farm). The island-chic interior, all light wood and bambo…
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Maremegmeg Beach Bar

One of El Nido's hottest happy hour spots thanks to sunset views and agreeable chill-out music. Also serves exciting appetizers, including vegan options, and grilled meats. Recently opened decidedly luxurious rooms …
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La Salagane

Best of the hotel bars, sophisticated La Salagane makes its own uniquely flavoured rums. The French-influenced food (mains P350 to P500) here is also recommended.