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Nightlife Guide for Boracay

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The fun doesn't stop in Boracay even after the sun sets. In fact, it's only just beginning! Whether you just want to chill with a beer or dance the night away, Boracay's got something to offer you.

Good for
  • Solo
  • Friends
  • Couples
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Like a Local

8 Places

4 City Tips

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8 Places

Epic Boracay

Restaurants

Exit Bar

Bars & Clubs

Summer Place

Restaurants

Cocomangas Shooter Bar

Restaurants

Red Pirates Pub

Bars & Clubs

Juice Bar Boracay

Bars & Clubs

Once Upon a Time in Boracay

Bars & Clubs

Boracay PubCrawl

Bar, Club & Pub Tours

Lex R's City Tips

  • Eat a full meal before starting your night. A lot of places offer only drinks and finger food after dinnertime.
  • Bars and pubs are peppered along the shore, so you can check them all out on foot. But if you're going home at an ungodly hour, better take a "trike" or your hotel's shuttle.
  • There's no strict dress code for Boracay nightlife; some people hit the scene in their swimwear. But the ocean breeze can get cold at night, so bring something to keep you warm.
  • Motorized tricycle's (trikes) are the island's answer to taxis — cheap and plentiful.
  • Epic Boracay
    Restaurants (Bar, Pub, Filipino, Asian)
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    Lex R Says:

    This is one of the more upscale joints in Boracay, but it still has the carefree vibe that people have come to associate with a party beach. And that's what Epic is...one big party. Folks flock here to dance their hearts out to the DJs' eclectic music selection. Even if you walk in alone, you'll leave with new friends from all over, because there's nothing like moving to the groove to bond people together. And even if you're not one for dancing, you can still take in the sounds and watch others bust a move.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The dance floor gets crowded fast once the party gets started, so choose a table outside on the shore if you just want to sit back and relax.
    • Its beachfront location is very close to D'Mall, so it's quite easy to find.
    • For dinner, try the Baby back ribs and Buffalo wings. For drinks, don't miss the fresh fruit cocktails!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #56 of 753 restaurants in Panay Island
    • Good hang out 10/20/2018
    • Excellent place to party and mingle with locals and foreigners! 08/10/2018
    • Epic Boracay
    Address:
    Block 5 D'Mall
    Station 2, Balabag
    Malay, Aklan Province 5608
    Philippines
    Phone:
    +63 36 288 1466
    Other:
  • Exit Bar
    Bars & Clubs
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    Lex R Says:

    Exit's laid-back atmosphere draws in a diverse crowd of locals, foreign tourists, and expats, and the bar's native design of nipa and bamboo certainly adds to the ambiance. Don't think Exit is just for chilling however. On some nights, music is pumping loud enough to get patrons dancing on the sand, and on other nights, a live band beats out great tunes on its drums. No two nights are the same at Exit, and this unpredictability is a big part of its charm.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • If you plan to drink the night away, you'll love Exit's reasonably priced drinks, which are often more affordable than those you'll find in other joints in the area.
    • There's also a pool table if you want to play a round or two. It's a great way to break the ice and meet new friends.
    • Want to get inked? Drop by the tattoo shop inside where you can find some of the best artists in Boracay.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 16 Nightlife in Boracay
    • Great spot 05/23/2018
    • One of my favourite bars in south east Asia 03/16/2018
    • Exit Bar
    Address:
    White Beach, Balabag
    Malay, Aklan Province 5608
    Philippines
    Other:
  • Summer Place
    Restaurants (Bar)
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    Lex R Says:

    While other bars and pubs are closing for the night, expect Summer Place to continue thriving all the way into the wee hours of the next morning. (Those who can't get their fix in other bars usually end up here for a last-minute drink and dance.) The crowd here consists mostly of international folks, and the music is mostly a mainstream affair, but if you like meeting people from different countries and dancing to the latest Top 40 hits, then Summer Place is the place for you.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The bouncers outside can be a bit intimidating, but don't let that discourage you from entering.
    • The restroom at the back is a paid restroom, so don't be shocked if you're asked to hand over some coins.
    • This is perfect for an after-party because it closes pretty late. If you're bar-hopping, make this your last destination.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #152 of 753 restaurants in Panay Island
    • DO NOT GO HERE. We got hit by their BOUNCER and left with broken bones. 11/28/2018
    • If You Want A Party 11/03/2018
    • Summer Place
    Address:
    White Beach Manggayad
    Malay, Aklan Province 5608
    Philippines
    Phone:
    +63 36 288 3144
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  • Cocomangas Shooter Bar
    Restaurants (Bar, Pub)
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    Lex R Says:

    Cocomangas is one of the most well-known bars in Boracay. Not only has it been around for a long time, but it's also home to the 'Still Standing After 15' challenge. As the name suggests, the challenge dares guests to down 15 shots of different kinds of spirits. If you manage to see this task to the end, your name will be engraved on the wall and your country will get another number on the scoreboard. On top of that, you'll also receive a free shirt or jersey. Even if you're not going to do the challenge however, you can still enjoy the bohemian vibe of the bar, lay back on its huge pillow cushions, and watch the people crazy enough to sign up!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • If you're going to do the 15-shot challenge, make sure you've eaten a full meal beforehand.
    From the community
    Ranked #76 of 753 restaurants in Panay Island
    • Best place in Boracay 04/02/2018
    • Best place ever 02/06/2018
    • Cocomangas Shooter Bar
    Address:
    Balabag, Station 1 White Beach Path
    Cocomangas Beach Resort
    Malay, Aklan Province 2004
    Philippines
    Phone:
    +63 36 288 3409
    Other:
  • Red Pirates Pub
    Bars & Clubs
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    Lex R Says:

    This pub doesn't have much glitz or glamor, but it does have plenty of idyllic charm to win you over. The bar area is small and rustic, but you can head to the garden to enjoy your drinks — if you're lucky, you might even find a vacant hammock there, where you can chill for the rest of the night. Live music is on the repertoire too, and reggae is the pub's favorite genre, but don't expect much in the way of dancing. The ambiance here is very casual and relaxed, meaning it's more of a watering hole than a club, but it does give you the opportunity to talk to locals and tourists, and maybe come away with some new friends.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Look out for Joey, the hands-on owner of the place, if you want to experience good old-fashioned Boracay hospitality.
    • Try out their BBQ buffet on Fridays, and their mojito flavored with homegrown mint.
    • Come by in the afternoon if you want to arrange a paraw sailing trip at sunset, which is a perfect prelude to a night out. (Paraw is a local boat with two sails and outriggers.)
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 16 Nightlife in Boracay
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best private sailing. 06/15/2018
    • Good atmosphere. 04/24/2018
    • Red Pirates Pub
    Address:
    Angol/Station 3, White Beach
    Malay, Aklan Province
    Philippines
    Phone:
    +63 36 288 5767
    Other:
  • Juice Bar Boracay
    Bars & Clubs
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    Lex R Says:

    Juice Bar is the place both foreign and local tourists flock to for the ultimate beach party atmosphere. Located at Plazoleta near Station 2, this bar is also known for its flaming cocktails, colorful lights, beanbag chairs, and sand dance floor. The music is mostly RnB, although DJs also play house and hip-hop to get people up dancing (which you can expect to start happening at around 10pm).

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Befriend the bartenders who happen to be a friendly bunch.
    • Try out the barbecue meals, too!
    • Don't miss the kilawin — raw meat or fish marinated in a mix of vinegar, pepper, and other spices.
    • Sometimes, live bands also perform here with their native instruments, particularly bongo drums.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 16 Nightlife in Boracay
    • One of Boracay's few Gay-friendly bars, great place! 02/16/2016
    • Closed 09/02/2015
    Address:
    Plazoleta, Station 2, White Beach, Boracay Island
    Malay, Aklan Province
    Philippines
    Phone:
    +63 36 288 6917
    Other:
  • Once Upon a Time in Boracay
    Bars & Clubs
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    Lex R Says:

    If your idea of good nightlife is relaxing instead of partying, then you'll find refuge in this unique bar that's just starting to get attention from tourists. Located in Station 3, Once Upon a Time in Boracay is more of a creative space than anything else. There's an art gallery and a quaint garden to inspire your inner artist, and board games such as Jenga and Twister to please your inner kid. Plus, if you want more in the way of entertainment options, there's also an open-air cinema with a viewing area is filled with soft throw pillows — 'the' place to relax and see a movie!

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The pillows are so comfy in the viewing area of the cinema that falling asleep is a real possibility!
    • Nursing a hangover after a busy night? Head here to wind down.
    • Join in with the board games to meet new people.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 16 Nightlife in Boracay
    • Creative place 05/17/2015
    • Nice place! 05/17/2015
    • Once Upon a Time in Boracay
    Address:
    Station 3
    Malay, Aklan Province 5608
    Philippines
    Phone:
    +63 917 535 2701
    Other:
  • Boracay PubCrawl
    Bar, Club & Pub Tours
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    Lex R Says:

    Do you want to try out the best of Boracay nightlife but don't know where to start? Do you wish there was someone who could personally join you on your bar-hopping quest? Then Boracay PubCrawl is the activity for you. This tour puts people together into a big group, headed by a captain, and takes them to the hottest bars on the island. During the crawl, participants — all dressed in yellow shirts with the tour logo — get access to drink specials and soon 'turn strangers into friends.' It's a fun experience that you must try at least once!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Be a good sport and join the activities initiated by the captains. They're what makes this tour so much fun!
    • More locals join the tour from March to June, while more foreigners join around November to February.
    • Age is just a number. As long as you're of legal drinking age, you can join the tour and not worry about being too young or too old. The crowd this tour draws in is diverse.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 16 Nightlife in Boracay
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best night ever 12/14/2018
    • Turn strangers into friends 11/25/2018
    • Boracay PubCrawl
    Phone:
    +63 906 207 5343
    Price range:
    $0 - $0
    Hours:
    Mon - Tue
    8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Thu - Sat
    8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Other:
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