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The Top 3 Happy Hours in Coron Town

Hang Loose Restobar

Less than two minutes down the road from Red Carabao’s main office you will find Hang Loose, a Filipino run bar that offers the cheapest Happy Hour drinks in town between 5-7pm. For 50PHP (about $1USD) you can get a San Miguel Pilsen and if you’re willing to splash out 60PHP you can even treat yourself to a local rum and coke. 

Having opened in December 2019, the sleek white interior epitomizes modernity and a terrace at the front of the venue overlooks the bustle of Coron’s main street, perfect for a cheap beer and people watching. If you’re feeling peckish main courses, from Chicken Adobo to Fish and Chips, start at around the 300PHP mark. The place also offers all day breakfast options and although it won’t blow you away, it’s hard to fault this Filipino take on western pub grub.

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Dante, a local Busuanga man, runs the bar. He has over 15 years of experience in the tourism industry, having worked in 5 star hotels including Club Paradise and Busuanga Bay Lodge. Him and his team guarantee service with a smile and if you drop by be sure to throw him a shaka, the iconic surfer-dude hand gesture that has been chosen as the logo for the bar.

Release: HOP Hostel's Rooftop Bar

Located on the rooftop of the recently renovated HOP Hostel, Catch and Release is everything a good bar should be. Without wanting to have any favourites, it’s hard to find a better party place in Coron. On Wednesday and Saturday nights between 8-9pm you can get a free shot at the bar before party games including beer pong, flip cup and a limbo stick. 

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They have a local DJ trained by bar manager and house music magician Steve Oni Hall who moved to Coron from London, UK in 2018. A born traveler, he’s been moving around for the last decade and has run businesses from a bamboo village in Malaysia to luxury spas and 5 star hotels, willing to dive into any kind of business venture headfirst.

That’s not all though, as with the best view in Coron (except maybe the one from the top of Mount Tapyas) comes the best sunset in Coron, not just on Wednesdays and Saturdays, but every night of the week. Watch the sun peek out from behind the limestone cliffs of the surrounding archipelago with a 60PHP Rum and Coke in hand or treat yourself to a happy hour pizza and cocktail between 7.30-9pm daily for 300 PHP. We recommend a classic Margherita to line the stomach before a night of raucous antics and dodgy dance moves – if you’re anything like us, that is.

Follow Your Taste

Run by Jacqueline Haessig Alleje, featured in our article on Coron businesswomen that you can read here, Follow Your Taste is the first Yogurt Ice Cream Café of its kind in Coron. Working closely with Rizal Dairy Farms, run by her Filipino husband in Antipolo, the couple work hard to bring locally sourced, environmentally friendly ingredients to your table.

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‘So what’s served in a happy hour here?’ I hear you asking. You could be forgiven for assuming it’s one of the soft-scoop yoghurt ice creams (which are totally to die for) or perhaps one of the breakfast items, given the general atmosphere of the café.

Rather surprisingly though, between 4-8pm for just 120PHP you can try a cocktail from FYT’s originally curated Drunken Sherbert Range. In these drinks, freshly frozen fruit puree is used to make sherbet that is mixed with liquor and spirits produced by Jacqui’s friends Sol and Moreno, a Filipino-Italian couple who combine the Italian liquor producing tradition with Filipino raw materials.

We went on a Wednesday for a refreshing Tropical Passionfruit Cocktail made up of the house made Passionfruit Sherbet, Agrumit Liquor and a dash of Vodka. Sitting in the afternoon sun with a fruity cocktail in hand, this makes an ideal date spot, or could kick off your evening before you move on to one of the livelier bars in town.

Live Music

When Happy Hour is up, be sure to check out some live music around the various venues of Coron Town. Sharky’s Restobar has a live band 8-11pm daily while Tribu Kuridas has live Reggae every night from 9.30pm.

 

Ben McCall-Myers

Bristol, UK

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