Kuppa: teatime at Kuppa
The decor is eclectic but cozy. Tea is great. I also like their spanish chocolate and milk. They serve dinner but nothing to write home about. They are known more for their after dinner stuff. Their gelatos are also great. Nice hang-out place.
A Manila friend says their Matt's chocolate cake is better than Calea's. I is very good but since I am not a choco lover, I didn't think to write about it.
Dress Code: CasualRelated to:
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
MO2 Goldenfields: how bout some beer? (and food and videoke?)
MO2 is located in Goldenfield Commercial Complex (used to be the nightlife spot in Bacolod)... It is a restobar, with KTV and billiards. They serve good food and a nice place to hang-out with friends and have some beer. ;)
Their KTV rooms are consumable, for the price of 800-1500, the room is exclusive for you and your group and you can order food and drinks equivalent to the worth of the room. So if you love to sing, have good food and enjoy the night away, MO2 is the place to be.
Dress Code: anything comfyRelated to:
- Beer Tasting
- Food and Dining
Capitol Lagoon Fish Pond: Feeding the Tilapias
While strolling Capitol Lagoon, there's a big fish pond full of tilapias where you can feed them with popcorn or poprice. ;)
It's nice to see a school of fish swimming after for food. Those tilapias are said to be food for prisoners in the provincial jail.
Dress Code: shorts, shirt, whatsoever. ;)Related to:
- Theme Park Trips
Capitol Lagoon: Night Stroll
The Capitol Lagoon is where the locals go for a stroll or just relax at night. It is located centrally in the busy Lacson Street where most restaurants and bars are. The big Capitol building stands proud and well-lighted and in front of it is a big fish pond full of tilapias. The place serves also as a playground for kids, a meeting place, a family's hang-out or for walking and jogging.
Dress Code: anything comfyRelated to:
- Hiking and Walking
- Theme Park Trips
New Government Center Park: Promenade, Light Show, Night Photography
The NGC Park is a favorite nightspot of locals and tourists. The fresh air, the beautiful park and the fountain with colorful lights attract a big crowd to spend their evening there. During the asskara Festival season, people look forward to seeing more attractions in the park. This year (2011), there were brightly colored floating installations in the pond, the design of most of which were inspired by masks.
When you go to Bacolod City for the Masskara Festival, don't miss the chance to go to the NGC Park in the evening. Remember to bring your camera. Bring snacks, but bring your trash!
Dress Code: Come as you are. There is no strict dress codeRelated to:
- Family Travel
Masskara Festival Street Party: Mag-Beer Muna Tayo
At the Tourism Strip and the Public Plaza, locals and tourists are treated to live music of popular bands, and the streets serve as their party venue. Though some tourists usually stay at the 2nd floor of food establishments (like McDo/Chowking/KFC) so they can have a good vantage point for viewing dance exhibition while dinling, more people stay on the long line of kiosks at both sides of the street for food, beer and other drinks. At the plaza, drinking beer at the kiosks start from October 1 till their Charter Day. At the Tourist Strip, the street party and live band is only for 2 nights, after the Electric Masskara.
Pro: Free live music by popular bands; "overflowing" beer
Con: So much litter and urine stench on the streets
Dress Code: Casual wearRelated to:
- Beer Tasting
Sibeeria: Below Zero Beer
One of the newer night spots of Bacolod. It is a happening place on weekends. It is a bar which claim to fame is that they serve beer chilled to below zero temperature. There are lots of promotions on weekends and can be the place to see the party people of Bacolod.
Dress Code: No shorts, flipflops, slippers. no tank top for men.
Club Sibeeria: Be at the most happening parties at
This hip new club has attracted party-goers with their non-stop partying every weekend. Guest DJs from all over the Philippines' famous clubs and events organizers are invited to Club Sibeeria as hosts to the hottest parties in the city!
Dress Code: Be at your best casual chic/night time attire. Slippers, shorts(men) and sando(or sleeveless for men) are not allowed.
Ibiza Ultraclub: Non-stop dancing at
Located at Metrodome commercial complex, this nightspot is perfect for party goers. The club has two floors, the top having divisions for a little more privacy. The DJ's and bartenders are accommodating.
Dress Code: Clubs usually apply dresscodes but if you go out in the wee hours of the morning, the bouncers won't bother. Still, no slippers and sleeveless shirts for men.
Mu Shu: The most happening place in Bacolod
Mu Shu is an Asian restaurant during the day and up until around 10pm. This innocent place is turned into the ultimate party place at night. Tables and chairs are moved to the sides, a dj's table is put up and the center of the restaurant is converted into a dance floor. Parties don't end until the wee hours of the morning.
Dress Code: You wouldn't want to be caught dead wearing normal clothes while on a night out in Bacolod.
Gypsy Tea Room: Gypsy Nights at the
This quaint little night spot is located in a corner of Piazza Sorrento. It's ideal for small group gatherings where you can just talk and chill out. The place offers beer, cocktails and a number of appetizers. They also have shisha or hookah (P150/hour), card and palm reading, henna tattoo, permanent tattoo and the like. A place worth visiting for those nights where you just want to kick off your shoes and put your hair down.
Dress Code: No dress code.
Saltimboca Bar: Do it for the kids
Nestled along one of Lacson's side streets is Saltimboca. Its a small pension house with ok facilities and a bar. I first experience their night life when my dad was invited by a friend to watch their live concert featuring local talents. It was a charity concert for cancer kids who had financial problems and couldn't afford the expensive medication.
The ceiling was too low for me and I guess its not good for claustrophobic people. For the concert, they had a theater type set-up for the reserved chairs and then surrounding that were other low lounge tables and chairs. In my opinion though, the concert was not exactly for the young or young at heart.
I asked for the bar list and was disappointed by the limited drink selection. Not a place you would want to go to if you want nice drinks.
Dress Code: As usual, no dress code, but please read my other notes on dressing up here in Bacolod.
This place is actually does not only provide live music but sing along and billiard games as well. If you prefer any of those interesting activities, then drop by at this place once you visit Bacolod. It wont be difficult to locate this place as most Bacolodons know where this place is.
Dress Code: Jeans and shirts will doRelated to:
Offshore Bar: Live Acoustics
A quaint bar at Metrodome where they have live acoustic music. The ambiance is very laid back, very ideal if you want to spend the first part of your evening relaxing, drinking and talking with friends. The band that was playing when we were there was really good, not sure if they're an in-house band though.
For the adventurous, they have ABSINTHE ;)
oh, and they serve complimentary popcorn too :D
Dress Code: Refer to the usual Bacolod dress code thing. :)
Cafe Breizh: Chill Nights at Breizh
Not much dancing going on and there were only a few people there. Mostly people were just sitting down, drinking and talking. A place definitely for those who would love to just sit and drink(which is not my type). They also have KTV rooms available for those who would love to have a little private party.
Dress Code: They don't observe any dress code..but people in Bacolod almost always dress up.
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52 San Sebastian Street, ex. Bacolod Executive Inn, Bacolod, 6100, Philippines
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