Angeles City, Philippines

 

There are numerous good websites dedicated to Angeles City, so instead of putting information here which will get out of date, I'll put some of my favorite links on this page.

 

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OK, Angeles City isn't Shangri-La.  It is a dirty, dusty town with a real traffic problem.  But, if it didn't have something going for it, the good hotels wouldn't stay fully booked. 

For single guys, Angeles has some of the best nightlife in Asia if not in the world.  There are over 60 EXPAT orientated clubs packed into the five blocks of lower Fields Avenue and another thirty scattered up Perimeter Road and on main roads to/from many outlying hotels. In the clubs a drink like local Filipino rum & coke ranges from a low of seventy cents to less than two dollars.  Wandering the bars on Fields Avenue on foot is very safe and you seldom have to go more than a few doors in either direction to the next club.  Most clubs open between 6 and 8 pm, but quite a number open well before 2 pm. Some stay open until dawn and there are two large restaurant/bar buildings and one major go-go club that are open 24-hours a day, 7 days-a-week.

Couple this with hotels that range from less to $10 a night to some party suites that are over $100 a night.  The average hotel room for $30-40 a night includes a swimming pool and cable TV with over 40 English channels including HBO, CINEMAX, STAR Movies, CNN, Fox News, ESPN, STAR SPORTS and lots more. In fact, ACCN cable now get both Leno and Letterman five nights a week!

Add a great selection of International cuisine to include gourmet Italian, and reasonably priced American, Mexican, Swiss, German,  Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Filipino, and all the basic fast foods (Mc Donald's, KFC, Pizza Hut, Jollibee).

On top of all that, there are the GIRLS!  Most speak great English and they still smile at everyone like the Thais did in the 1980's.

Insomnia Night Club Brown Sugar
Champagne DMZ
Blue Nile Group
Link includes:
Blue Nile, Blue Nile Executive, Nero's, Cambodia, Misty's, and Bed Rock
Camelot
Lancelot
Roadhouse

 

Now, all that dirt, dust and traffic doesn't look that bad. Does it?