davao city nightlife

Davao City Nightlife Guide: Nightclubs & Bars

Asia is relatively cheap and safe for nightlife events and party vibes in the world. Let’s focus on a particular spot in Asia, the Philippines. The archipelagic country, the Philippines, would be a perfect choice for those who want to hang out safely and affordably. Manila, Cebu, and Boracay are among the best nightlife centers in the Philippines, but Davao City also provides joyful nightlife features for its visitors.

Davao City is a totally safe and beautiful small town. Imagine, even smoking is not allowed in the streets. The city is also called the “Land of Peace” due to its safety established by the previous president, Duterte. Davao City has an international airport that you can travel through from Manila International Airport. There are also bus and ferry options, but they will take a long time to get to Davao.

Davao City Nightlife

Davao nightlife serves the best taste of nightlife events but unfortunately, in limited time. As part of the security measures, bars & club venues in Davao shut at 2:00 AM. Karaoke lovers may love the nightlife in Davao City since many bars and even clubs have Karaoke events. Almost all streets you may hear someone singing, even in the parks.

Davao is generally the best spot for those wishing to get married to a decent Filipino girl. I can recommend Davao since the ladies here are far different from ladies in Manila or Boracay. Ladies in Davao City have a great interest in marrying foreigners. You can find your soul mate while hanging out in a Karaoke bar; it is quite possible. Davao nightlife, unlike Manila, offers hassle-free, cheap, and safe nightlife features. If you wish to have crazy nightlife options as possible, you better check Manila Nightlife.

Nightclubs & Bars in Davao City

Nightlife in Davao City is mostly located on CM Recto Street. You can see the nightclubs and bars along this street. Fridays and Saturdays are the most crowded days. Most of the bars and clubs are free of charge for entry. There are no dress codes in Davao City Nightclubs or Bars. Weekends are usually packed with college students with whom you can really establish a nice relationship. Not only Filipino girls, but also international students love to spend time in bars. Here are some of the famous bars & clubs in Davao City:

  • Club Echelon Davao – (J.P. Laurel Avenue)
  • Acropolis Super club – (C. Bangoy St, Poblacion)
  • Alcohall – Michael’s Wines & Spirits – (Dacudao Ave, Agdao)
  • BEEReaucracy Bar – (Polo St, Poblacion)
  • Junkyard Restobar – (Palma Gil Street Inside Briclane Square)


In Davao City, there are many luxury hotels and apartments designed for tourists. Booking a hotel or renting a house is much cheaper compared to Manila. You can CHECK OUT HERE to pick your hotel or apartment in Davao City at very reasonable prices!

Women in Davao City, Philippines

For those looking for a soul mate, girls in Davao City are really friendly and talkative. If you have stayed in Manila before visiting Davao, you will immediately understand the slight difference between girls from Manila and Davao. If girls from Davao find you honest, nothing can stop them from giving their whole love and life to you.

Davao is also one of the famous cities in the Philippines in terms of marrying foreigners. There must be a reason for this. They are in shopping malls, Karaoke bars, local shops, and parks. Just approach them and do not hesitate to talk with them. You will find a response immediately.

Bottom Line

Davao nightlife is pretty attractive due to its more approachable girls, safe atmosphere, and friendly people. Even though it’s limited and relatively silent, there is still a lot to do during the day and night. Apart from nightlife, Davao City is the best spot to meet Filipino girls for marriage. Since it’s safe and cheap, you may have maximum fun and entertainment in Davao City.


  1. woow looks amazing, even reading let me feel tht ı am there in the middle of party…

  2. Davao for nightlife…. I would never make this mistake again. If you want Nightlife with full features, go Manila guys. No need to spend money over in Davao 🙂

  3. Those who looking for a vivid nightlife features are shouldn’t come to Davao. I have been living here for about 2 years. Nightlife here is just normal as any other city in the world. It all depends what you are here for. Girls in Davao city much decent compare to Manila. If you are coming for Nightlife, don’t expect too much here as city doesn’t offers a lot.

  4. Hı, Is there any specific places in Davao City that no women looking for money?

    • Hı KingStar,

      Davao City is one of the most innocent places in this regard. If you want to have a serious relationship, I suggest you stay there. When it comes to money, many girls want their family and their life conditions to improve. That is what may lead Philipino Ladies think about. Just search the right person in right place. It’s all up to you and your desires. Good Luck!

  5. AmericanTourister

    Hı, is there any problem with Davao City Nightlife as Marawi is near? Right now there is terror along the Mindanao Region and I would like to know if Davao city affected? I am planning to go Davao within 2 months. This city is usually calm but I don’t know now.

    • Hi AmericanTourister,

      Even though the region called Mindanao, Davao is far from the place you are talking about. There are some specific places that have problems with terror. I have no idea about terror in this area and hope someone from Mindanao could answer you here but I am %100 percent sure that Davao city is safe and peaceful city.

  6. Hey, Greetings, is there anyone know where to hook girls up in Davao, I have no chance with love and actually no time to make love, ı will be there for a small business trip and would like to spend nice time there. any recommendations?

    • Hi, Oliver;

      Bars and clubs (even though city doesn’t offer much) could help you out with this. Apart from that massage parlors serving different services. However, if you have no problem dealing with freelancers on the side of the street, you can check out Tionko Street, General Luna and San Pedro after midnight. Good Luck!

  7. Hey Admin, Do you have an idea about Toril nightlife a small town near Davao city. I may probably stay there for 2 nights (for a barangay (village) visit) and ı want to see if there is something interesting up there for the night. thanks…

    • Hi, Ann;

      I have been 2 times in Toril town but all my visits were daytime. But as I observed, I haven’t seen one and even heard about a nightclub in Toril. And I don’t really expect much as while the nearby biggest city (Davao City) cannot provide satisfactory nightlife options, this small town can only help you with few drinking bars. Nightclubs may available but all I see lots of suburb bars and karaoke bars.

  8. Hi Admin, I would like to start with my praises to your article about Davao City Nightlife. It is quite informative. I have some doubts about the war going on there, I have met a girl from Davao online and I want to visit her soon. is it safe to visit her now or should ı wait for a little more time?

    • Hi, Supleman;

      Actually, I am also following the news about Davao and Mindanao Area. As far as I understand, everything will be back to the normal within or less than a month. We all hope peace come to this beautiful country and its perfect people.

  9. Hi Admin
    this is Tom . i am planing to come over to Davao in OCT 2017 and i am looking to stay in Aprtment ( with kitchen )and the location of that apartment should be near the nightlife area So will you please help me with that

  10. Is Marco Polo hotel guest friendly?

    • Hi Bob,

      Yes Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City is Guest-friendly if you accept to pay for extra bed for your guest. If you have already booked your room for 2, there would not be a further problem at all. Hope this helped out. Have a good journey!

  11. nice write up, there is more fun to be had here than most guys realize

  12. Davao City has the poorest Nightlife Scene trough the Philiphines due to the Duterte’s strict policy.. Pick Manila Angeles city to have maximum fun With amazing Filipino Girls…

  13. Davao Girls are really honest and loyal girls. If you want serious Relation to find your future wife, go Davao. you sure will find her!

  14. Not good for Smokers 🙁 even in the street you can not smoke.

  15. im going there now 1st december and staying 2months. im a guy from sweden, 30y old fit and work as a fireman and paramedic. i have been to manila and nightlife there sucked in my experince, expensive and no so nice girls.
    In Angeles girls were hotter n more chapp but most of them are golddiggers so dont even think about finding love there. im a attractive fit guy and stilled got played haha, just enjoy it in angeles if you go there, i learned the hard way and i guess most of us like to expernice everything by yourself even there are warnings signs everwhere. i found out my girl from angeles had 15different facebooks haha i just laughed my ass off when i found out 🙂

  16. Hey guys I’m here now… was going to stay for 1 month but now going back to Angeles city after just 5 days it’s rubbish … limited nightlife and the girls do NOT give the eye in the malls also I’m staying at Jun n Dell apartelle which is crap an d not in the heart of the city as advertised just glad to be leaving I just don’t understand other websites agenda on davao cos they are false only 2 good things here are the city has a very relaxed and safe feeling and the taxis are very fair ..if you want girls then it’s ac cebu borocay

    • I am living in Davao for 6 months now and the freelancers are easy pickings… Davao has never been a place for wild nightlife and bar girls! Maybe they don’t give you the eye in the malls coz your a washed up ugly fella?

  17. I hope to be visiting Davao in April … I’m not interested in bar girls, prostitutes or noisy nightlife. I’m looking for for a youngish girl with a good heart for a long term relationship … I know all about helping the family etc. Where would be the best place to start looking ? Could friendly taxi drivers help and what about looking for girls outside the city in villages and farms. I am not really into dating sites – any advice would be much appreciated.
    Can you recommend a good hotel near the peoples Park around Peso 2,000 per night.

    • Hi Glies Chapman,
      I really understand your passıon and here is my advice to you;
      Do not trust taxi drivers as most of them can do anything just to grab your money. Davao for me is the number one city where you can easily fınd honest and sincere women for long term relation such as marriage. To be honest, you cannot visit any village to find girl. İts both risky and useless. Try to find your partner in the shops that you visit such as grocery, restaurant or dress shops. Those girls usually from villages who are helping their family living in the villages. Good news they do respond your question no matter what it is. Simply go somewhere for shopping and talk to sales women. Do not directly go and ask her to get marry but you can simply start with jokes and ask her name for the first time. Visit same place tomorrow and call her with her name. Second day you can invite her for dining and that is the part you can easily express your plans and feelings to her. You are done!
      Finding women in Davao villages can be only one way which you may have known someone from the village or you may attending a party or wedding ceremony ın the village. If this case happens, you can simply talk with the girl that you like and here you go. Good thing is English is very well-known in Philippines even in the villages.
      Good luck and please let us know your experience by sharing your story with us.

      • Many thanks, I really appreciate you replying so quickly. I will take your advice and look around the shops and restaurants. I don’t suppose there are people that arrange meetings and introductions with girls ? Not dating sites.

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