Lacson Street: Masskara Street Party
This year's Masskara Festival has expanded its party venue to Lacson Street. The street has been closed down from the North Capitol Road to North Drive and concert stages have been put up along the strip. Face painting and henna tattoos are abundant. Hundreds of flaglets are strung overhead to add to the festive mood and skywalkers graze the blue skies as soon as the sun sets. Restaurants, bars and hotels put out tables and umbrellas for al fresco dining. Beer, alcoholic drinks as well as non-alcoholic drinks are served everywhere. People walk the party strip with beer bottles or softdrink cans in hand with their peers. This is a night where almost all of Bacolod is present. Fireworks displays are put up almost every night during the highlights of the festival.
Definitely one great party NOT to miss!
Dress Code: This time, there's no dress code!
One little tip though, I would suggest that if you attend the street party, you should go in comfortable shoes(a.k.a. slippers). By the end of the night, you'd feel like you've walked forever.Related to:
Villa Angela East Block: For those who like it a little more quiet
The Villa Angela East Block is an IT park. On the second floor is a call center(I forgot what the company name was) but on the ground floor you have a variety of restaurants and bars. It's not exactly a place where most locals go since its too far from the downtown area or other nightlife spots but my friends and I find it ideal for our small clique where we eat and drink every 3-4 months (depending on how busy we are with school).
Dress Code: No dress codes, but as usual..you know Bacolodnons and their wanting to look good. :)
Mo2: Where the locals go
Mo2 is located at the Goldenfields Commercial Complex--where all the action is. Though, I wouldn't really say that the "action" there is high-class. The "aquarium" is where all the crazy stuff happen, that's where the dance floor is. I wouldn't recommend this place if you were a small group, especially if you're mostly girls. You're mostly likely to be touched somewhere we you don't want to be touched because the place is so cramped with people.
I'd also recommend going in early at around 10pm if you want to get a decent table. Parties at Mo2 don't end until the wee hours of the morning.
Dress Code: NONE! haha
The first thing that makes me check out a place is its eye catching design and relaxing ambiance. If it looks good - it probably tastes good. The place is PEPE's at Piazza Sorrento. My favorite resto! I recommend the pesto chicken and grilled shrimp salad! Yummmiiiiiiiii! Price is affordable, serving size is comensurate to the price. Its a happy place for me.
Dress Code: CasualRelated to:
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Piazza Sorrento: You've Got It All HERE
Piazza Sorrento is a huge building housing restaurants, bars, coffee shops, boutiques, internet cafes and jewellers. You can go there during the day but its not as alive during the night. It's a great place to eat, hang-out, shop, drink, dance, people watch or just chill.
Dress Code: Well, my usual advice for people who want to fit in here is to dress up--but not too much.
Cafe Bob's: bacolod institution
Another local coffeeplace. They have a good deli selection and my hubby declares that their coffee is better that Bo's, Figaro's or Starbucks. At half the price too. The place has wifi and very airy and comfy.
Dress Code: casualRelated to:
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
Club Moravia: Old School Rock and Roll
Club Moravia is a bar on top of an Italian restaurant. The time that I was there, a live band was playing old school rock and roll and it was awesome. The ambience is nice, they also have couches where you can kick back and relax while listening to the music. The area in front of the stage is also free for those who love to dance.
Dress Code: There is no special dress code, but you wouldn't want to be caught dead at night in Bacolod wearing shorts and shirts. Bacolodnons love to dress up, so might as well go with the flow.Related to:
Goldenfield: Prepare to wiggle till sunrise!
This place is the nightly mecca of Bacolod's party animals. It is a complex where everything from McDonalds, to a Casino and hotels are located.
But what makes this place sizzle every night are the night places that will rock anyone's itchy feet to the floor. This entertainment complex houses different kinds like discos, restaurants, bars. But people wiggle it out till daylight in the areas of DISCO2000, Quorum and MO2.
During festivals, even the entrance which really is a parking lot on normal days becomes jammed with party people it becomes literally hard to move about!
Dress Code: Ahh this is where Bacolod stands tall! While those nightspots are not too picky on party gear (i went in my bermuda shorts), the locals would normally dress up for the "occassion". Girls come in their sexxxy minis and guys move about in their collared mucle shirts! Blacks and dark-blues abound!
While dress codes are lenient, Bacolod folks especially the younger set are apt to wear their latest so you might feel a bit uneasy coming to this place in your walking-shorts!
Its a party, a place to see and be seen, so wear to be in!!!Related to:
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Casino Filipino: Casino All Night Long
Casino Filipino is located inside the entertainment complex of Golden Fields.
With lady luck on your side, there are numerous slot machines and card games to choose from. Casino Filipino Bacolod is part of the casino chain operated by PAGCOR, the goverment own gambling firm.
On some nights, featured artists and singers from Manila perform inside the Casino.
For casino buff's, this casino got hotel facilities too, that you can stay overnight. Added bonus is you got free entrance to the casino, anytime of the day you wish.
Dress Code: Casual, no slippers please.Related to:
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My Own Space: Quiet Moments
To de-stress, create your own personal space where you can escape and feel good at the end of the day. I have this mat on my bedroom floor strewn with pillows in front of the tv. I burn incence and candles to lend a different feel to the room and transport myself.
Dress Code: My most comfortable attire for lounging.
Bascon Cafe: Secluded date
Its a small place where you can get good cakes, coffee or tea and privacy. Cozy ambiance.
Dress Code: Casual attire.
Right OnQ: Bring in a band
Once in a while my friends and I bring in a band and put up a show so we can raise money for charity.Related to:
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Bacolod City Hotels
52 San Sebastian Street, ex. Bacolod Executive Inn, Bacolod, 6100, Philippines
Good for: Solo
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Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Business
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