Dining has never been more defined than the existence of The Terraces at the Ayala Centre Cebu. Designed to strengthen the mall’s lifestyle experience, The Terraces throbs of life completely its own: an exciting combination of carefully selected world-class dining brands, that promises to give Cebu a cosmopolitan face.
One could also opt for that path less travelled by visiting The Crossroads in Banilad area where an olla-podrida of delectable dishes await the discriminating taste buds. Top pick would be Olio.
A few stretches after you would find Banilad Town Centre, where upscale restaurants are a usual fare. Krua Thai is a bestseller here with its authentic Thai and Vietnamese cuisines. Clubbing If one just wants to chill, listen to Indie bands give a command performance at a drop of the hat, one can drop by The Outpost in Nivel Hills in Lahug. The old house feel of the place adds up to the ambience of bumping into Budoy, Cebu’s very own reggae master.
Nigh Life and Clubbing in Cebu
But if you itching to wear your dancing shoes and dance in wild abandon, you can troop to The sunflower Disco on Salinas Drive which is the largest disco in town. Imagine a fully air-conditioned gymnasium that is packed with different people and of orientation. A live band plays dance music making the joint a little loud and a bit more expensive than other bars in Cebu, and expect to rub elbows with tourists like dressed to the nines (power flower boys).
Or you can go to Club Vudu in Crossroads which is a hipper place catering for the upper strata and its wannabees. Smaller than other clubs it still gets crowded on the weekends. A popular hangout is the upstairs lounge which beats out funky and trance music.
The Mango Square is fast becoming another trendy hangout spot and is centrally located around the historic Fuente Osmeña circle. Check out several nightclubs in the Square where you can dance all night long. Best bets in this area includes AutoShop Bar and Restaurant where the action starts about 10 PM. Get there early on weekends if you want to get a table. The new kid in the block is Pump which has two locations—near the Cebu Grand Convention Centre and in the back of Mango Square close to the parking lot. This is a popular disco with a nice mix of dance music.
I’m pretty sure that your feet now ache from all the club-hopping late into the night, and it sure will be a fitting ending to pamper yourself silly. A knead is indeed needed. A hot pick would be Meddah Spa in The Crosssorads where you will almost certain enter nirvana of relaxation.
The Queen of Stone in Saint Patrick Square located very near the Redemptorist church is also a mustvisit. There is of course several day spas mushrooming around Fuente Osmena but what stands out is TonTon, an authentic oriental massage centre. Royal Day Spa in Banilad, too, is very known for its combination massages (Swedish, shiatsu) or the one on Ramos which is open 24 hours— aptly called Perfect Haven.
The list goes on and on, and if you were to visit here in Cebu especially during Sinulog Festival, you would wish you only had so many nights to spend and rediscover Cebu after dark.