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The Ultimate Cebu Nightlife Guide: Where to Party in Cebu

Our Ultimate Cebu Nightlife Guide highlights all the best places to party or chill when in town.
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Wondering where to hang out in Cebu at night? Our Ultimate Cebu Nightlife Guide highlights all the best places to party or chill when in town.

Cebu City may not be as vibrant as the cities in Metro Manila when it comes to nightlife. The Queen City of the South does have a bunch of good places where you can have a good time.

Cebuanos (or Cebu locals) speak English almost as much as they speak the local language, Cebuano. Because of this, local and foreign tourists find comfort in socializing and exploring Cebu.

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Speaking of exploring, Cebu is not just white sand beaches and outdoor adventures. It’s an island of diverse cultures and people and varying international influences. And what else is the best way to get to know the people of Cebu? By partying like a true blue Cebuano, of course!

From dance clubs to chill sit-down bars and live music to laid-back pubs, you’ll surely find your party niche here. There are hundreds of bars in Cebu, and each of them has its own flavor and vibe.

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In terms of budget, it is not uncommon to pay 200-300 PHP to get into the more upscale nightclubs, complete with DJs with fire sets and a dress code. Most cocktails and liquors go for 100 – 200 per shot, and local beers can be around 65-100 PHP per bottle.

So, let’s get this party started and run through our Ultimate Cebu Nightlife Guide!

1. Agwa

Agwa - Cebu Nightlife Guide
Agwa is located within Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City.

Located right in the middle of Cebu City, Agwa is becoming one of the favorite spots for the younger crowd, think 18-25 years old. This used to be a hidden gem as it is located inside the Waterfront Hotel and Casino, but news travels fast if it’s riding at the speed of upbeat, eclectic EDM sounds.

2. Apex Club Cebu

Apex Club - Cebu Nightlife Guide
Apex Club is located within City Time Square in Mandaue City.

Taking over Liv, a now-defunct super club, this relatively young super club is out to show Cebu how parties are done in this generation, apart from the modern ensemble of techno lights and lasers, surround-sound system, uber cool DJs, and the occasional in-club dancers.

Apex also hosts a weekly PRIDE ball event every Sunday. Cebu’s own weekly Drag Race, if we may say. This club attracts a trendy and sophisticated crowd but also does its best to stay inclusive to all its diverse patrons.

  • Door Charge: 200-300 PHP (free for VIP tables)
  • Location: City Time Square, Mantawe Ave, Mandaue City, Cebu (see map)
  • Hours: 9 PM – 5 AM (Thursday to Sunday)
  • Contact: 0985-988-3888
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3. Barrio Bar and Lounge

Barrio - Best Bars in Cebu
Barrio is located within Queensland Manor Condo in Cebu City.

Owned by one of Cebu’s famous business heiress, celebrity, party girl, and socialite Ellen Adarna, Barrio opened its posh doors in December 2023, requiring all guests to wear smart casual. This new superclub screams nothing but elegant and classy, partying with its interiors of golden Victorian-gothic design mixed with wall montages similar to Alexander Korzer-Robinson’s. Dress to impress with your friends or find your perfect “it crowd” here.

  • Door Charge: 100 PHP (Friday to Saturday), Free (Sunday to Thursday)
  • Location: Queensland Manor Condo, Rahman St, Cebu City, Cebu (see map)
  • Hours: 9 PM – 4 AM (Daily)
  • Contact: 0906-462-5680
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4. Club Tipsy

Club Tipsy - Best Clubs in Cebu
Club Tipsy is located along M.C. Briones Street in Mandaue City.

Prepare yourself for an exceptional blend of electrifying music and outrageous visuals. Club Tipsy is one of the newer bars in Cebu, but it is quickly keeping up with and exceeding the demands of both local and international partygoers.

We cannot highlight enough how wild and iconic the neon lights are in this super club—they’re bright, electrifying, and dramatic. You simply have to see it for yourself.

  • Door Charge: 100-200 PHP (free for VIP guests)
  • Location: 2F Hi-way Central Bldg, M.C. Briones St, Mandaue City, Cebu (see map)
  • Hours: 9 PM – 5 AM (Thursday to Sunday)
  • Contact: 0931-185-1981
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5. Censored

Censored - Best Bars in Cebu
Censored is located within Ezone in Kasambagan, Cebu City.

If you’re looking for a party hub that does not feel too enclosed, then as their logo shows, x marks the spot. Censored has two joints, one newer than the other, located in the same compound. The older one fills up first, and when we say “full,” we mean packed.

Many patrons opt to stand in the middle of the parking lot with nothing but a small table for drinks and snacks. The music indoors is loud but just enough to have close-contact conversations, while the outside gives people more freedom for chitchat. The newer branch, on the other hand, is pretty chill except when full, and the interior is quite aesthetic.

In recent years, Censored has become quite the LGBT-friendly hub, with a majority of patrons coming from the G and B sides. Patrons and guests from all walks of life have found this both a welcoming and safe space for partying.

6. G-Spot Bar

G-Spot - Best Bars in Cebu
G-Spot is located within JCA Pizza Building in Lahug, Cebu City.

G Spot may not compete with the laser lights or the sonic boomboxes, but it boasts a perfect party location. It’s located on the rooftop of the JCA Pizza building. The parking space also converts into an outdoor dance floor during big events like the Sinulog Festival. This means there is absolutely no way for you not to have fun and socialize with the Cebu crowd, both locals and tourists.

The club’s low-key design gives quite a chill vibe in the early hours, especially with the rooftop open air. Then, the vibe slowly progresses to a rambunctious party scene, especially during the weekends.

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7. Last

Last - Cebu Niaghtlife Guide
Last is located within JCA Pizza Building in Lahug, Cebu City.

One floor down of G-Spot Bar is Last. To the uninitiated eye, this bar’s interior feels unfinished and bare, but that’s really the ambiance it’s going for. The bar is styled after the Berlin nightclub party scene—bare and unpainted concrete walls, exposed industrial fixtures, and minimal lights.

Partying at Last feels like being in one of those European underground parties we see in films, especially when combined with their techno and trance music. The hypnotic auditory selection paired with the foreign ambiance will surely make your night an experience for the books.

  • Door Charge: Free
  • Location: 2F JCA Pizza Building, Salinas Dr, Lahug, Cebu City, Cebu (see map)
  • Hours: 8 PM – 4 AM (Thursday and Sunday) | 8 PM – 6 AM (Friday and Saturday)
  • Contact:  0917-638-1144
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8. Proof Café and Lounge

Proof - Cebu Nightlife Guide
Proof is located within Streetscape in Banilad, Cebu City.

Proof had a slow but steady rise to fame in nightlife. Opened in 2019, this bar was majorly hit by the pandemic but luckily survived. This bar is indeed proof that nothing can silence passionately curated music.

Dance to the urban rhythm of not just known DJs but, most importantly, up-and-coming ones. This party hub is sure to give you an extraordinary experience that’s unique every time you visit.

  • Table Fees: 3,500-12,000 PHP (all consumable)
  • Location: G/F Streetscape, Paseo Saturnino, Banilad, Cebu City, Cebu (see map)
  • Hours: 9 PM – 2 AM (Thursday) | 9 PM – 4 AM (Friday and Saturday)
  • Contact: 0927-800-0019
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9. Room 18

Room 18 - Cebu Nightlife Guide
Room 18 is located within APM Centrale Mall in Mabolo, Cebu City.

If being accessible only through an unmarked door, inside another establishment, or on top of a small mall isn’t hidden enough, we’re not sure what is. Honestly, it feels like a crime to share this, but here we are!

Room 18, as it is named, is a rather small club—the size of an average room. It is located inside the Boulder Vape Shop on the roof deck of APM Centrale Mall. The interior sports a vibrant and bold aesthetic, complete with statement graffiti and a pretty cool wall of the best liquors with lights. This intimate and hyper-exclusive location gets hyped up, especially during the weekends, complete with lit DJs.

Get the “secret drink” cocktail and pair it with crispy long potatoes with shoestring camote (sweet potatoes). We don’t know what’s in the drink, and we don’t ask—but they’re smashingly good.

10. Rue Cebu

Rue - Where to Party in Cebu
Rue is located within Meera High Street in Mandaue City.

Contrary to its name, there is absolutely nothing to rue about visiting Rue Cebu, except maybe not trying their famous caramel beer. Rue is known not only for its drinks but also for its food, especially roast beef and juice ribs. Their interior is reminiscent of a vibrant retro scene, which feels fun, quirky, and intimate.

  • Door Charge: Free
  • Location: Meerea High Street, Ounao Ave, Mandaue City, Cebu (see map)
  • Hours: 5 PM – 2 AM (Thursday and Sunday) | 5 PM – 3 AM (Friday and Saturday)
  • Contact: 0969-275-1121
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11. Sentral Bar and Lounge

Sentral - Cebu Nightlife Guide
Sentral is located within Norkis Cyberpark in Mandaue City.

Opened in 2016, Sentral is one of the most popular and established bars in Cebu. Your night here begins with a supposed few after-dinner shots, and when you’re about to call it a night, the whole club spins into one wild party.

The lights on this club aren’t overwhelming. Instead, they’re a bit cozy, with warm yellow lights paired with exposed brick walls and industrial lighting. So, the frenzy that goes on as the night unfolds is a definite surprise to all newcomers and what keeps patrons loyal.

12. Tagu Café and Bar

Tagu - Best Bars in Cebu
Tagu is located in La Guadia, Lahug in Cebu City.

Tagu literally translates to “hidden” in Cebuano. Nestled inside a compound with no direct public commute, Tagu offers a quaint, almost fairy-fantastical vibe complete with vines of flowers and greens from walls to ceiling.

Get a cuppa or dine with friends; this place offers a warm and exclusive retreat. Even during the DJ weekends, when Tagu gets pumped and groovy, that feeling of escape from the typical bar and clubbing remains.

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13. The Distillery Cebu

The Distillery - Best Bars in Cebu
The Distillery is located within Crossroads in Banilad, Cebu City.

The Distillery is a crowd-favorite nightclub in Cebu, and it has been around since 2012. Patrons went out of their way to help keep the business afloat during the pandemic. Talk about loyalty!

The Distillery starts as a chill spot at night until just the right level of booze hits. It also doubles as a liquor store, allowing customers to either consume inside or take out their bottles. It has an impressive selection of imported beers, spirits, whiskies, and vodka, guaranteed to satisfy even guests with the most peculiar taste.

14. Trademark Bar and Lounge

Trademark - Cebu Nightlife Guide
Trademark is located within 88th Avenue in Banilad, Cebu City.

If you’re into hip-hop, RnB, and trap, this club is for you. Trademark takes inspiration from the Bay Area, giving you the best pumping beats from hand-picked local and international DJs. Get ready to pop, lock, and grind the night away with Trademark celebrity events and themed parties while you get crunk on their draft beers and wide selection of booze.

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15. Uptown Cebu

Uptown - Cebu Bars
Uptown is located within Mango Square in Cebu City.

A pulsating oasis large enough for a big crowd but still chill and cozy aesthetically, Uptown Cebu holds different themed events that provide guests with not just exhilarating but also novel experiences every now and then. It’s also located within Mango Square, which is surrounded by numerous food joints, so you’ll have enough nourishment to party all night long.

  • Door Charge: 100 PHP (weekdays) | 200 PHP (weekends) inclusive of one drink
  • Location: Mango Square, General Maxilom Ave, Cebu City, Cebu (see map)
  • Hours: 8 PM to 4 AM (Sunday to Thursday) | 8 PM to 5 AM (Friday and Saturday)
  • Contact: 0995-577-7677
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16. Verified Rooftop Bar and Lounge

Verified - Best Rooftop Bar in Cebu
Verified is located within Avenir in Lahug, Cebu City.

If you’re looking for a chill rooftop bar in Cebu with a nice view of the city, head over to Verified Rooftop Bar and Lounge. Located on the rooftop of Avenir, a condominium complex, this bar will give you a unique experience with its open-air ambiance.

Although the food is mid for the most part, you will definitely take delight in its Amaretto and Arabian Night cocktails. Verified Rooftop Bar and Lounge also serves shisha and hookah if that’s something you’re into.

  • Door Charge: Free
  • Location: 22F Avenir Building Rooftop, Archbishop Reyes Ave, Cebu City, Cebu (see map)
  • Hours: 5 PM – 1 AM (Sunday to Thursday) | 5 PM – 2 AM (Friday and Saturday)
  • Contact: 09565044253
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17. X/X (Ten Over Ten) Restobar

X/X Ten Over Ten - Where to Party in Cebu
X/X (Ten Over Ten) is located within 88th Avenue in Banilad, Cebu City.

Known for its Asian-fusion cuisine, Ten Over Ten offers a wide array of gastronomic and alcoholic delights, from pad thai to chashu pork to soju and sake. They offer unlimited drinks, and if you’re tired of the usual drinks from the West, try their selection of Asian drinks.

Pro-tip: Make your visit memorable by trying out their led screen table (which, yes, plays videos) and their rare, unfiltered sake.

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