If you love the nightlife, Boracay is a smorgasbord of all things that go Boom in the night! Almost everywhere has a happy hour with most starting at 5 through 7, however there are some that start earlier and go later. With tropical drinks served direct to your room, beach cabana or even at sunken pool bars you can enjoy paradise with a buzz at any hour of day or night.
Station 3 has some more down to earth reggae vibe style bars, try Red Pirates for excellent music, people and atmosphere. Every Friday there is a BBQ on the beach which is occasionally accompanied by live music. Jungle Bar has relocated to Bulabog beach where you can find regular sunset drum and native instrument jams. The fullmoon parties are not to be missed!
Station 2 has a vibrant live music scene starting with Regency's full band on the beach, followed by Boracay Garden Resort which has alive show sing along style buffet restaurant. The Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel also has a full band you can enjoy while dining. Summer Place has different musical events along with DJ's and a poker game, not to mention it's usually one of the last parties going on every night. D'Hobbit House has nightly performers. Bom Bom and Pat's Creek offer a very relaxed reggae environment with nightly performers and an occasional friendly poker game. Mint also has live music directly on the beach. Bamboo Lounge has regular fire dancers who will light your cigarette while twirling fire in your face, if you are brave enough.
Station 1 has occasional live music at Ariel's House and the combination of Jony's Place and Chillout Bar. Some of the larger resorts also have live music such as Fridays Boracay. Cocomangas offers full moon parties, dancing and a special selection of 15 shooters that upon completion.... If you can still spell your name, will receive a plaque on the wall and a T-shirt. Guilly's Island offers dancing and lounging out onto White Beach and is open late.
One new middle eastern tradition has hit the island in a big way, the Shisha (Water pipe) is a smooth, flavorful way to enjoy tobacco in Style. Café Del Mar offers a wide selection of flavors and is a most relaxing way to enjoy the sunset. If you're looking for more action packed dance style of night life then try Juice Bar in Plazoleta. If you're looking to find where the expats congregate, try Crafty's rooftop Bar above Crafts Supermarket, Rumbas in D'mall and Nig Nigi Nu Noos in station 2. Exit Bar, located between Bom Bom and Red Coconut has a great mix of locals, divers, kiteboarders and all around interesting people.
Best time to party? Every night! However a few times of year stand out as the best since a lot of money is put into brand promotion so you can expect party grandeur. Come for Halloween, Christmas/New Year week and Holy week (Easter) if you want to see some of the best parties in the world.
Location: Across Grand Vista, Hagdan, Yapak
Regular Price: Php60 Local Beer
If you are looking for a great deal serving Austrian and German Dishes, Mama's Bar, Restaurant and Chillout Lounge provides excellent meals that will make you feel like at home like your mama used to cook for you. Indulge your taste buds in their fantastic dishes and delight with excellent drinks. Run away from the crowd and experience the REAL European culinary here in Boracay that touches the essence of Europe, affordable local beers and comfortable place to have a good time.
Location: Station 1 behind main road (ask a trike to take you)
Happy Hour: 7:30pm until 9:30pm - 2 for 1
Regular Price: San Miguel 65 PhP
Cocomangas is one of Boracay's classic party places. Started in 1987, it is very popular with both foreigners and locals. It has the famous challenge "still standing after 15 shots." Those who are victorious will score a point for their home country, have their name engraved on the 'Boracay Wall of Fame', and get a free T-Shirt as their prize. There is a DJ playing dance/hip hop/house music, and a large dance floor that gets a great crowd going. There is a main bar at the front, a side bar at the back, and comfortable bean bag seating. The 'guaranteed' party.
Location: Station 1 and 2
This is a great way to enjoy a cocktail on the go! You can choose from a number of delicious flavors of slushy mix that is combined with your favorite alcohol. Two locations make it great for a top up as you're chilling on White Beach. Pick up your tumbler and get discounts on refills from the outlet on the main road in D'mall or White Beach Station 1 at Obama Grill.
Location: Station 2
Happy Hour: 2:00pm until 8:00pm - 2 for 1
Regular Price: San Miguel 80 PhP
A fresh new vibe to Boracay's amazing nightlife! The name itself offers a glimpse into the kind of party you can have here. One of the largest clubs on the Island, Epic offers a classy lounge style atmosphere. The attractive menu offers western and Asian cuisine that will excite your taste buds day and night. There are often large events and famous DJs that will keep you dancing till the sun comes up. Epic is located in the heart of White Beach at the entrance to D'mall.
Location: Station 1
If you are looking for a great performance from fire dancers then this is the place to enjoy the entertainment with lots of photo ops! There are cool lounge style seats on the beach where you can chill out or seats inside with a trendy bar. The food here is also exceptional with certified Angus Beef, fantastic Chinese food, Haagen-Dazs ice cream, fine wines and below zero beer!
Location: Station 1
Looking for a fine sunset dinner on the beach or do you want to party till the wee hours of the morning? Well Guily's Island is your perfect choice for both! Fantastic selection of local and international cuisines and a drink menu that will keep you coming back for more! Guily's has great seating sprawling out onto White Beach and also has comfortable inside seating if the weather decides not to behave. The Dj's here always keep the dance floor packed and dancing early into the morning!
Location: On White Beach, close to station 3 next to the Tourist Center
Happy Hour: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Regular Price: San Miguel 60 PhP
At Calypso Lounge, you can have a game of shuffleboard at any time on the 5 meter table, but there's also prize tournaments usually twice a week. Wednesday is traditionally the doubles tournament, and Sunday is singles.
The atmosphere inside the Lounge hots up from about 7:30pm when the draw for the tournament commences. Players discover who they will be playing with in the first round, and everyone mixes and mingles to get acquainted.
In between your games, you can cheer on the other players and marvel at the crazy shots, try to pick up some new shuffle techniques, or chill out in the popular pool-side SANGA Bar with a cocktail and some pica-pica. The tournaments are really sociable occasions and a huge amount of fun. Come along to this lively beach-front bar and give shuffleboard a try.
Location: Station 2
Happy Hour: 6:00pm until 10:00pm - Buy 1 Get 1 Cocktail
Regular Price: San Miguel 80 PhP
Wave Bar and Lounge is formerly known as MO2 Bar and is located at the beachfront of Boracay Regency. It is a spacious two floor design with an open air lounge and air conditioned club on the second floor. The club is equipped with modern, state of the art sound system, where great DJs and live bands play to keep the party going all night! During the day, they also serve the tastiest Tapas for a great dining experience that you will never forget!
Location: Station 2 where D'Mall meets the beach path
Happy Hour: 2:00pm-8:00pm 2 for 1 San Miguel (60 PhP)
Regular Price: San Miguel 70 PhP
Bom Bom and Pat's Bar are next to each other and share the same beach area. They are a native style beach bar that features live music and jam sessions in driftwood chair and beach beanbag seating directly on the beach. The music is a raggae, Carribean, aboriginal, Philippine mix in a Bob Marley type atmosphere.
Location: Station 1 Beach Side
Happy Hour: 4:00pm-9:00pm 2 for 1 Beers & Mixed Drinks
Regular Price: San Miguel 75 PhP
Club Paraw is a happening place from sunset to very early in the morning. There are chill beach seating areas on the beach, a full bar and table seating inside, and a sand dance floor that gets packed late night, fuelled by a live DJ and reasonably priced drinks. Try the Tower for 1800 PhP, a mixed drink of various flavours suitable for your whole party.
Location: Station 2 next to Mandarin Hotel
Happy Hour: 4:00pm-8:00pm Half Price Drinks
Regular Price: San Miguel 70 PhP. Margarita 130 PhP
Juice is located in the Plazoleta, a small arts and crafts and boutique shop area with sand floor. It has a live DJ and plays RnB/Dance music. It's a hip younger crowd later at night, and the party and dancing at times explodes onto the footpath and plaza area. Plenty of seating in the bar area at the front, sand seating area with bean bag chairs in the center, and tables with seats at the rear.