When it comes to the Puerto Galera nightlife, there are many exciting options to choose from.
Staying up till the early hours of the morning is a simple task as there are ample opportunities for entertainment late into the night and a few until the break of dawn. Big Apple stays open 24 hours a day with bar, restaurant, pool and sporting events showing on the televisions.
It doesn’t have to break the bank either, as the Philippines is very cheap. If you’re just hanging out in regular bars, the drinks aren’t as expensive as they are in the indoor aircon bars.
Puerto Galera Philippines Nightlife
Most bars and nightlife options are focused around the two main tourist areas – Sabang and White Beach. Activities you will find to do during the evening and into the night are as follows:
- Tattoo Shops
- Souvenir Shops
- Clothing Shops
- Massage Parlors and Spas
- Beachfront Bars
- Floating Bars
- Sports Bars
- Open Air Bars
- Girly Bars
Below we’ll talk about Sabang, White Beach and touch on Puerto Galera Town.
Puerto Galera Nightlife Reviews
If you’re looking for specific nightlife bar reviews and guides, read these pages below:
- Puerto Galera Bars and Clubs (coming soon)
- Puerto Galera Girly Bars (coming soon)
Ok, lets get into more about Puerto Galera Nightlife…
Puerto Galera Nightlife in Sabang
Sabang is one of the numerous barangays (small town) in the area of Puerto Galera. It’s packed with nightlife and bar options and only 20 minutes on a motorbike or trike from any of our BADLADZ accommodations.
If you’re in Sabang during the day, many of the restaurants are open, as well as open-air bars and boutique stalls. During the evening, Sabang is busy with activity.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic evening in a steak house restaurant, cheap drinks in an open air bar, a girly bar or a wild night dancing in the 1 disco on the island, Sabang has you covered.
If you’re searching for a place to drink, you don’t have to go far. The most popular bars are along the Sabang Beach Walk.
Sabang Beach Walk is made up of narrow walkways that allow easy passage to and from each venue. Sabang is a great place for bar hopping with each bar being within a minute’s walk of the others.
Restaurants in Sabang
The main street is lined with bars, cafes, restaurants, supermarkets and hot dog stalls. Drinks are generally inexpensive and widely available. Options include ice-cold beers, spirits, milkshakes, juice, soda and water.
You can find a few steak houses with great imported steak. These are open air restaurants and serve a variety of dishes. Two popular venus are Capt’n Gregg’s and Fred’s Steakhouse.
You will also find Italian food available at several of the restaurants. One of the more popular venues is Ristorante Italiano.
Girly Bars in Sabang
As far as Puerto Galera nightlife goes, Sabang focuses mostly on the girly bar scene. While the bars come and go regularly, there is usually 7 or so bars to choose from where you can watch hot Filipina girls strut their stuff. The drinks are cheaper than the main cities, though more expensive than the ordinary bars.
Here are some of the venues…
- Philippine Village Disco
- Sabang Disco
- Venus Disco
- Quantum (New Dance Club)
- Coco Lips
- Whats Up
Pubs, Sports Bars and Regular Bars in Sabang
If girly bars aren’t your thing, there are still plenty of places to hang out with your friends and enjoy a few pints. This isn’t a complete list, but here are a few places you will run across while in Sabang.
- Big Apple
- Sabang Sports Bar
While you’re enjoying the Puerto Galera nightlife and bars, make sure you try the Mindoro Sling! It’s a deadly concoction typically made with vodka or rum and should be consumed slowly 😉
Floating Bars in Sabang
During the high season, there are also floating bars in the bay which make for an exciting experience in tropical paradise. Catch the ferry or swim right up to it. Last season there were 2 floating bars and hopefully they will be there for 2017 season as well.
The floating bars are a very different experience if you’ve usually spent most of your time in typical bars. The bar literally floats upon the bay and comes complete with tables, drinks, food and videoke. It’s a big hit with many tourists, especially people who come here for the Puerto Galera diving.
Shopping in Sabang
Besides the bars, you can also enjoy some shopping at one of the many little shops along the walkway. You will find everything from souvenirs, diving gear, Korean grocery store to Thailand Fashion store with light and sexy clothes imported from Thailand.
Puerto Galera Spa in Sabang
You can also find a couple of spas where you can enjoy spa treatments and massage. Our favorite is Pampered Spa. You can find this spa easily by turning left when you come off the main street if you were walking towards the water. It is a 1 minute walk away and opposite of Thailand Fashions.
Tattoo Shops in Sabang
If you’re looking for something a little more permanent, then why not get a tattoo? There are many tattoo shops on the island, but here are two in Sabang you can check out. These are also on the same side as Pampered Spa, which is left into the walkway off of the main road when walking towards the water.
Puerto Galera Nightlife in White Beach
White Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Puerto Galera, particularly with Filipino tourists. From March through May, hundreds populate the beach and when Holy Week arrives, that number increases to the thousands.
For Puerto Galera nightlife and bars, White Beach is the more family oriented option, especially when compared with Sabang. Like Sabang, it’s 20 minutes away on a motorbike from any of the BADLADZ properties (apartments, beach resort or dive resort).
During the day, people convene on the beach for volleyball, massages, sunbathing, swimming and jet-skis. You want to be there by the late afternoon as you can enjoy a nice cocktail and watch the sunset from this side of the island.
At night, the bars and restaurants fill up with party-goers. Again, it’s a great place for bar hopping and you can dance away the night.
Many of the Puerto Galera bars in White Beach also serve the infamous Mindoro Sling. There are also a number of tattoo parlors and souvenir stores that you can check out while you’re there.
Fortunately, the Puerto Galera weather doesn’t change a thing. The party goes on; rain, hail or shine.
Nightlife in Puerto Galera Town (Poblacion)
Here you won’t find a lot of tourist night life. You can go enjoy some Italian food at Grillo’s Restaurant where they sometimes have a band who plays in the evening until they close around 11pm.
Recently the old Jaeger bar has now changed to a sports bar and is called Sports Illustrated. It is mid-town on the main road about a half a block from the stop light and has an orange exterior. Here you can find major sporting events playing at the bar and they have even set up a watching room in the 2nd level.
There are also local type hangouts for drinking, music and pool on the main road. These are typically frequented by the local Puerto Galera Filipinos.
Nightlife in Puerto Galera Muelle Pier Area
If you’re staying down near Muelle pier then the below options are easily available to you within walking distance:
- Badladz Dive Resort Restaurant is right on the water with good views of the bay and sailboats.
- Freddy’s Hang Out is a bar with Filippino food. It’s waterfront but you will find there are boats sitting right in front of it.
- Rock and Roll Bar is often visited by the yacht club members.
- La Bistro French Restaurant
- Robbie’s Restaurant: Steak House, Pizza and Wine is on the main road.
Puerto Galera Nightlife Tips
Transportation – If you’re going to drink, for your safety and others we recommend you use the trikes or motorbikes available in the main tourist areas to get home. If you’re going to be here for a while and you don’t plan on going out until well after dark, it’s a good idea to get a few phone numbers of drivers so you can have someone to call and pick you up to take you to where you want to go. Depending on how late you stay out, they may wait out late. Sabang and White Beach usually has trikes available until the wee hours of the morning.
Safety – As with any area, be careful when you go out. We don’t experience a lot of crime here in Puerto Galera, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be on your guard. Be respectful of those around you and they’ll be respectful of you.
Accommodation in Puerto Galera
If you’re coming here to enjoy the Puerto Galera nightlife, stay at BADLADZ Beach Resort, BADLADZ Apartments or BADLADZ Dive Resort.
Go here to compare each and make a reservation for any location.