Are you a picky drinker, selective drinker, straight drinker, beer drinker, or no holds barred drinker? Or perhaps there’s no category to your type of drinking? Whatever type of drinker you are, Cagayan de Oro now can boast a watering hole for anybody and everybody.
Limketkai Luxe Hotel’s “The Lounge”
The Lounge at the Limketkai Luxe Hotel offers the finest wines, beer and cocktails in the city from 8 pm – 12 noon.
It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day since the place also has Live Entertainment to accompany the guests. Visit The Lounge today and share a few drinks, great conversations with your companions.
Seda Hotel’s Misto Restaurant and “Happy Hour”
Seda Centrio Hotel presents its Happy Hour, called “It’s Beer Time: Why Limit Happy to an Hour?” This is at the hotel’s Misto Restaurant on the 4th floor from Monday to Friday, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
During the happy hour, all local beers are at P80 (net) per bottle while all other alcoholic beverages are at 30% discount per glass. Of course, the happy hour isn’t just about beers since Misto sells a wide array of alcoholic variations for everyone’s taste. For those not into alcoholic drinks, Misto makes available its “virgin mocktails” selection. It’s the drinks available on the menu with the same mixture minus the alcohol content. They also serve the most unique “pulutan” in the city. They’re located right beside Ayala Centrio Mall.
The Wine Cellar
The Wine Cellar only opens at 5:00 p.m. up until a little beyond 12 midnight. The atmosphere inside is very peaceful, quiet, and perfect for conversations, even if you have a table on the outside. It’s a big difference from all the noise from bars and other drinking holes you find in the city.
During weekends there is a bit of a large crowd, but the atmosphere is still kind of peaceful, occasionally punctuated by bursts of laughter and giggly conversations. The majority of the wines and liquors that they sell aren’t available in major supermarkets in the city, or in any supermarket for that matter.
This is because many of their products come directly from the manufacturers or wineries all over the Philippines or are imported from other parts of the world. They have wine and liquor from the finest wineries from Chile, New Zealand, France, Italy, the United States, South Africa, Spain, and more countries. They’re located along J.R. Borja Extension at the Great Spot Arcade, next to Lefty’s.
The Hungry Plate
This restaurant and bar just opened along Corrales Avenue beside Boy Zugba. They serve very good American dishes and their entrees and appetizers are made just for drinkers and liquor.
In their Tap Room, they serve craft beers created by various beer makers in the country. It also introduces the very first craft beer brewer in Cagayan de Oro, named White Rapids. Other craft beers come from Manila, Tagaytay, Iligan, and Cebu. You need to watch out for the Alcohol by Volume (ABV) and the International Bittering Unit (IBU) so what you order suites your taste. Prices are between P150 and P275. They have a special called “Beer Flights” that serve 4 types of craft beers for P360.
Roof Top Lounge and Bar
This lounge bar is located at the 5th floor of the Juan Fuel building along J.R. Borja Extension. It’s fast becoming one of the city’s popular night life destinations in a district that is fast becoming a popular go-to area almost similar to Corrales Avenue.
It’s a nice bar that offers beer, an array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in a party atmosphere that’s perfect for large groups. It has a closed bar area as well as an al fresco area.
They have regular promos like any beer bucket order gets you free pulutan. They also serve the best southern bourbons you won’t find anywhere else in the city and really good food for meals.
Junno Deli Café and Gastropub
Aside from the good food, this is probably one of the few places in the city that sells San Miguel Draft Beer and a wide selection of wines, other beers, wines, and other liquor drinks.
Many will swear to the restaurant’s bestsellers such as Bitterballen and Kassouffle and Patatas Bravas. But going back to the food, they do serve really good food.
Their Porter Steak and salads are truly delectable. But many come here for the draft beer and wine that you won’t find anywhere else.
As the name implies, they’re a cross between a restaurant serving very good British food and a drinking pub hole Londoners usually call a gastropub. They’re located inside the Lifestyle District along Corrales Extension. You need to look closely as they’re located almost at the end of the restaurant lined street, almost in front of the new One Providence Building.
Mango Mania Al Fresco
No, we’re not kidding and this isn’t a typo. If you visit the main branch of Mango Mania at the Lifestyle District, they set up an al fresco area where they serve different liquor drink mixes, some mixed with fresh fruits or fruity juices.
They also serve straight liquor by the bottle or glass or local beers. Their must try is their Mango Rhum, served by the glass or bottle. If you’re a group of 4, one bottle is enough for everyone. This is one place you can go and drink and still stay healthy. No kidding.
The Lounge – Mallberry Suites Business Hotel
Not many people know that Mallberry Suites has been granted 4-star hotel status; even more people aren’t aware that on the second floor is their spacious The Lounge that serves an array of beers, liquor, and non-alcoholic beverages.
If you want to take a dip in their indoor pool, they’ll gladly serve your drinks or food at the poolside tables. If you dig really great food with your drinks or want to listen to a good jazz band, their restaurant or lobby bar will also be happy to serve you. But The Lounge is more than enough if you just want to kick back, relax, and have a drink. They’re located at the back of Robinson’s Center at the Limketkai Center.
Sure there are a lot of places in the city where you can enjoy drinking, may it be spent with your close friends or even strangers you can get to meet. Just a piece of advice, be a responsible drinker by drinking moderately. Anyway, drinking should always mean that you are celebrating, and that should make you happy and not the other way around.