Matina Town Square


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Matina Town Square

Matina Town Square is the well-established nightlife centre of Davao. The MTS (as it is often referred to) teems with bars, pubs, cafes, and restaurants of all sorts imaginable, and hosts nightly live music shows as well as indigenous music performances.

Bars & Nightlife

Nightlife in Davao might not seem quite as vibrant as one would expect from a cosmopolitan city with over a million residents – this may be, partially, due to the alcohol curfew currently imposed here. The curfew forbids the sale and consumption of alcohol in public places between midnight and 8 am - a regulation that has forced many business owners to convert bars into restaurants and massage parlours, a transformation most noticeable in Torres Street - the former Davao nightlife hot-spot. However, some popular evening venues still in operation do include jazz clubs and piano bars, excellent restaurants with live music, and even nightclubs, leaving visitors with quite a few options to choose from.