Mango Square; The Cebu Red Light District
The best place to find Cebu nightlife is in the island’s main city, no surprises there, and the best area of Cebu city is Mango Square (technically called Maxilom Avenue). It’s here that you’ll find the friendliest foreigner focused bars and bar girls.
The beer bars tend to be indoor venues rather than the open air bars that you might be used to in other parts of Southeast Asia, and personally I don’t much like them. They do offer the advantage of air-conditioning, but unless there’s something worth looking at inside the bar then there’s not much to occupy your mind.
These bars are quiet during the day, and people-watching opportunities with a relaxing beverage in hand are thin on the ground. Also, don’t forget that the bar girls themselves are unavailable for take-out until their work is finished.
Fort San Pedro dates back to the Spanish rule in the 16th century.
The Cebu nightlife live-music venues are very good, as is often the case in the Philippines (in fact, the best live-bands in Thailand usually originate from the Philippines). I make this statement in reference to live western music – the greater familiarity with English in the Philippines lends itself well to the singing of English language songs.
The main discos don’t get the same mixture of younger and older age groups that you find in some places. Most patrons are young guys/gals, and not foreigners. Many of the city's freelance hookers hang around outside these establishments and they’ll sometimes be seated at tables in small groups. They will hail you over to them if they catch your eye.
The Bikini bars (i.e. The Philippines answer to Thai gogo bars) are a big disappointment and not recommended. There’s no nudity and the standard of the ladies that work in these places is well below par. I’d avoid them, there are better bars with prettier girls, better music, lower prices, and so on to be found elsewhere.
Happy ending massage is Cebu is not readily available, and even guys that have lived in the city for years have failed to find anything other than standard legitimate massage parlors.
That said, if you really want to find some action, you might get lucky depending on the masseuse and her preferences. She’ll still most likely not provide what you are hoping for but, if she likes you, something might happen. It certainly isn’t my recommended means of finding P4P action, and if you want a regular girl then I still wouldn’t recommend going after a masseuse…