The 10 Best Bars in Siargao, Philippines

Cloud 9 beach, Siargao, Phillipines
Cloud 9 beach, Siargao, Phillipines | Kit Dale / © Culture Trip

When in Siargao, it’s not enough to enjoy the barreling waves and breathtaking scenic views on the island. While it’s often referred to as a surfer’s paradise, there are many activities to do such as in-land motorcycle adventures or island-hopping. Of course, nightlife on the island is also an experience you won’t find anywhere else!

1. RumBar

Bar, Restaurant, Japanese

RumBar
© RumBar

Looking for a memorable way to start your week in Siargao? Experience “Monday Madness” and get the best night out at RumBar – one of the island’s most popular hangouts for jamming, dancing, socializing, and drinking. Every Monday, they have live music from 9:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m., followed by DJs playing music until past midnight. As well as the relaxed and chill vibe you’ll get from this place, they also have an impressive menu – especially if you love Japanese food!

2. Kermit Surf Resort and Restaurant Siargao

Bar, Hotel Restaurant, Italian

For those keen to spend a night at a cozy surf camp, visiting Kermit Surf Resort‘s in-house restaurant and bar is essential. Apart from serving delicious, mouth-watering pizzas (in short, the best Italian food in the island), they also serve high-quality cocktails, cold beverages, and fresh juices. They’re proud to say that no taste enhancers nor powdered juices are used in their drinks. Their happy hour runs from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. daily, where you can enjoy their ‘buy 1 take 1 on all cocktails’ promo. On Fridays, it’s happy hour until the bar closes. Their pizza dough and bread are made from scratch and served fresh daily.

3. Viento Del Mar - Siargao Resort

Bar, Hotel Restaurant, Fusion

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© Viento Del Mar / Hotels.com

Originally built as a privately-owned residence, Viento Del Mar Siargao has become a popular homey hangout transformed into a hotel resort within the island of the Philippines’ surf capital. It’s a fusion-focused restaurant that features dishes carefully selected by Chef Kirby Lucero. The team behind Viento Del Mar Siargao Restaurant source their ingredients locally to ensure they’re always fresh. They have ‘Art Night’ Tuesdays, jam sessions with awesome bands, and internationally-known DJs. Happy hour is from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

4. Bravo Beach Resort Siargao

Bar, Hotel Restaurant, Spanish

Paella
© Bravo Restaurant

Want to enjoy a pleasurable dining experience in Siargao? Head over to Bravo Beach Resort’s in-house restaurant and bar, where you’ll enjoy the beautiful beach view while having drinks and a taste of delicious, authentic Spanish cuisine. Chef David Lopez received the award for ‘Best Restaurant in the Philippines 2014’ by Tatler. Don’t miss their traditional dishes such as Spanish Tapas and Paella! Every Wednesday, they have a Pintxo-Pote Wednesdays (free tapas with drinks) and on Sundays, they hold After Surf Sundays starting at 4 p.m., when everyone parties as the DJs play cool music.

5. Harana Surf Resort

Bar, Hotel Restaurant, Asian, Fusion

Translated in English, ‘harana’ simply means ‘serenade’. Hence, the resort markets itself as one that lures in customers with the island’s beauty and their resort’s uniqueness. Their modernised architectural style makes guests feel right at home with its warm and inclusive ambience – making it the perfect venue for acoustic nights. Every Saturday, the resort holds an Espresso Martini Party from 4 p.m. onwards. They also have a Night Bazaar where local designers, vendors and artists gather around. Treat yourself with a glass of martini and enjoy chill music after a long day at the beach!

6. Hanigad Beach Bar

Bar, Hotel Restaurant

Hanigad Beach Bar
© Hanigad Beach Bar

Situated in front of the famous Cloud 9 break is crowd favorite Hanigad Beach Bar. This chill-out spot on the beachfront of General Luna offers the best views of the surfers with a breathtaking sunset that will definitely be the highlight of your Siargao trip. They have live music and happy hours from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. If you’d like to take a break from surfing all day or want to enjoy the breeze after partying, sit back and relax on the beachfront while drinking a glass of beer or wine.

7. Barrel Sports Bar Siargao

Bar, BBQ

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Image Courtesy of Barrel Sports Bar Siargao

Open 24/7, Barrel Sports Bar in Siargao is ready to serve you meals, snacks, and drinks at any time of the day. Whether you’re looking for a place to eat, planning to spend the night partying or craving a midnight snack, this sports bar has got you covered! It’s the only place in the island which serves hookah (shisha pipe) to smoke and their famous Jack Daniel’s beef patty is made from scratch every day. You’ll also love to hang out here if you’re a fan of Champions League or Formula 1.

8. Kawayan Siargao Resort

Bar, Hotel Restaurant, French

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© Kawayan Siargao Resort

Inspired by French, Basque, Moroccan, and Filipino cuisine, Kawayan Siargao Resort has specialty dishes within a comfortable and relaxing ambience. Though dining here might be a bit more costly compared to other bars and restaurants, it’s definitely worth a visit as they have a well-stocked and varied bar. Their casual and laid-back lounge bar has a wide selection of imported and local beer, wine, and spirits – perfect to end your day at the beach! Plus, their homemade pizza and pasta is always something to look forward to.

9. Jungle Disco

Bar, Nightclub, Filipino

Bucketfull of Red Horse
© troy mckaskle / Flickr

A popular spot on the island and also known to many as the ‘Tattoo Bar,’ this hidden place situated between palm trees brings together locals and tourists for a night of dancing and drinking. Although Siargao does not have the most vibrant nightlife, Jungle Disco is the closest you’ll get and there’s no entrance fee! While only three options for drinks (Tanduay coca-cola, Jungle Juice pitchers or Red Horse Beer) are available, expect a crazy, fun experience you won’t get anywhere else!

10. Baile Restobar

Bar, Restaurant, Nightclub, French, Mexican

Baile Restobar is popularly known in Siargao island as the “best karaoke in town.” It’s the go-to place for those looking to grab a cold drink and sing at the top of their lungs. They have a huge screen (and spacious seats) for karaoke – it’s free and you just have to take turns. It has a nice ambience to chill, dance or play billiards, and the prices of their food and beverages are budget-friendly. Because of its outdoor seating and relaxing vibe, it brings you a simple night out close to nature.

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