If you want local color, then a visit to the Dapayan is a must! It is a smoky, hot and noisy place where locals and visitors meet to listen to live music and have local delicacies like empanadas, balut, beers and pulutan.
I tasted the fried empanada filled with grated papaya and whole egg dipped in spicy vinegar. Yummy!!!
Dress Code: Anything goes. :)
Eagle's Nest is the bar located next to the Java Hotel. It is made of native materials and provides a view of the grounds and greens of the adjacent hotel. A relaxing venue to wind down after a busy day exploring Laoag City and its environs. :) Service is fast. The bar is clean and well-maintained. Their prices isn't so bad either (the price of their red wine won't break the bank).
Dress Code: Casual is okay.
Tribeca is Laoag's version of Starbuck's. Their coffee and cakes are less expensive than the latter's. The crew are very accommodating and well-mannered.
Tribeca is a place where young people, yuppies and even the more mature crowd congregate to have good coffee and just relax with friends. It is a popular stop for both locals and visitors alike.
Dress Code: Anything goes.