Filipinos, particularly Cebuanos, love to sing. This is why socializing often includes karaoke-singing. In fact, parties at home are not complete without the presence of karaoke machines. Cebu is packed with unique and exciting karaoke (videoke as it is fondly called here) lounges that make any celebration or gathering extra special.
SONG HITS! is considered the first inexpensive franchise of Family KTV in the country. Promising an ultimate karaoke experience, the first outlet opened in January 2009, at Juana Osmeña Street. Its two other branches are located at One Mango and Banilad Town Center.
The KTV boasts of using the most advanced karaoke system to provide high quality entertainment at affordable prices. Their wide selection of food and drinks are easy on the pocket. They also have party and “inuman” packages for more savings.
They accept early reservations from Sundays through Thursdays, while Friday and Saturday are on a first come, first served basis.
You may contact SONG HITS! at (032) 266-1061 or visit www.facebook.com/SongHits.
Red Box Karaoke
Red Box Karaoke is one of the most sought-after karaoke lounges in Cebu. Located at The Terraces of Ayala Center Cebu, it opened in October 2008. Red Box is originally from Hong Kong. The outlet in Ayala is the third in the Philippines and the first outside Metro Manila. Other locations are Greenbelt and TriNoma.
It has the fastest song delivery system that allows one to digitally search songs by artist, genre and title. The karaoke lounge boasts of a collection of more than 100,000 songs, which they update weekly. It has tied up with local record companies, allowing them to air only original chords, music videos and karaoke versions, and avoid pirated videos.
All their 21 distinctly-designed and spacious rooms have free WIFI access. There are also very large rooms with billiard tables and poker tables perfect for huge shindigs. Red Box also has themed nights namely Disco Fever Mondays, Divas Live Tuesdays, Music Man Wednesdays, and Wild Card Sundays that often include exciting prizes.
Red Box is open from 12 noon to 3 a.m. from Tuesdays through Saturdays, and from 12 noon to 12 midnight on Sundays and Mondays. For reservations, please call (032) 417-1675 or (0917) 623-3397. You may also visit www.redbox.com.ph or their Facebook fanpage at www.facebook.com/pages/Red-Box-Rock-Dine-Roll/115155188561215.
K1 Family KTV
K1 Family KTV is one of the pioneering KTV lounges in Cebu. Located at the Cross Roads, Banilad, K1 promises to instill the true meaning of entertainment to everyone. Aside from the usual KTV, you may request to avail of their scoring machine, voice recording, Nintendo WII, and Xbox Kinect.
They have bigger rooms at lower rates to ensure maximum fun. Room rates start at Php149, which are consumable on food and drinks. Don’t forget to try their Alcatraz, which is an extra crispy thin crust pepperoni pizza with K1’s original tomato sauce, as well as the Fat Elvis, which is a piece of freshly baked brownie with vanilla ice cream and chocolate fudge. For the kids and kids at heart, they may order the adorable Peter Pan, which is a set of pizza, spaghetti, fries, and iced tea. After one’s alcohol fix, they need not go to a coffee shop because K1 also has great dessert and coffee selections.
They also have hassle-free and affordable party packages that already include rice, lechon, viands, desserts, iced tea, customized souvenir photos, and three-hour room usage. Rooms for 1 to 8 persons cost Php1,500, Php3,500 for 9 to 14 persons, Php5,500 for 15 to 21 persons, and Php8,000 for 22-31 persons.
Party in true K1 style! K1 is open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., from Sundays through Thursdays, and 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, please call (032) 412-1111 or visit www.facebook.com/pages/K1-Family-KTV/169356676412239.
MO2 Restobar has created the MO2 Annex Building to accommodate all videoke lovers in Cebu. Their rates are consumable on food and drinks, and include room usage for three hours. They have three types of rooms namely the (1) standard room for 10 persons, which costs Php1,200; (2) premiere room for 20 persons, which costs Php2,400; and executive room with billiards for 20 persons, which costs Php3,000. The excess rates per hour are Php400, Php800 and Php1,000, respectively.
MO2’s extensive menu ranges from yummy appetizers to satisfying chicken, beef, pork, and vegetable entrees. They also have burgers, sandwiches, Chinese noodles, pizza, and pasta.
Visit the newest One Stop Spot now! MO2 Restaubar is located at FF Cruz Avenue, Subangdaku, North Reclamation Area, Mandaue City. For reservations, you may contact them at landline (032) 406-9333 or 2685399, and mobile (0917) 320-6262. You may e-mail them at [email protected] or visit www.facebook.com/pages/MO2-Restobar-Cebu-Mandaue-City/118873351509749.
Amnezia Superclub targets young professionals who yearn for weekend and midweek parties to help them cope with the pressures of daily life. It is also perfect for those who want to bond with their friends and families in a fun and unique setting. It prides on affordable yet superior quality food and beverages.
Its 27-room Partee KTV offers a different kind of videoke experience. Rooms have huge LCD television and LED dance balls. Each room is a KTV lounge and dance club in one! This set up allows party goers to loosen up because they are in a safe dance floor without the fear of being approached by an unpleasant stranger.
Amnezia Superclub is located at Ouano Avenue, Mandaue City. For more information, you may also visit www.facebook.com/pages/Amnezia-Superclub/224560267619712.
Other KTV lounges you may check out are the following:
- Gimik Barkada KTV F. Cabahug St.
Address: Lot F & G Paseo 2, F. Cabahug St., Cebu City
Contact number: (032) 231-6152
- Gimik Barkada KTV Mango Square Mall
Address: Mango Square Mall, General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City
Contact number: (032) 253-0129
- Music Box Family KTV Osmeña Boulevard
Address: Crown Regency Hotel and Towers Cebu
Tower 1, Fuente Towers, Osmena Boulevard, Sta. Cruz, Cebu City
Contact numbers: (032) 418-8888
- Music Box Family KTV Guadalupe
Address: Crown Regency Residences, V. Rama Avenue, Guadalupe, Cebu City
Contact numbers: (032) 2557541 to 48