Davao City once again made headlines with the recent amendment of the liquor ban just two months after the comprehensive anti-smoking ordinance was signed. With all these restrictions, the question looming in every Davaoeno partyphile’s mind is, is there room for any fun in this town? 

Apo View Hotel’s Blue Room invites you to fight for your right to party with Prohibition Saturdays, a weekly soiree featuring the city’s finest indie bands, guest DJ’s, and special offers on cocktails, shots and beers. 

 Kicking off the first of this Saturday series on August 10 is a 1920’s-themed launch event. Come in your best gangster or flapper ensembles and enjoy the music of Kwatro Medya, The Sound of Go, and a DJ set by Cheekie Albay of Hiphouse. The event is absolutely free. In fact, Blue Room is giving away a lot of freebies to celebrate the launch, such as free drinks for early birds who come before 9:00 PM, free shots for ladies who come before 10:00 PM, and gift certificates for the best dressed, so be sure to come in your best 1920’s outfits.


The Prohibition era in 1920’s was a particularly interesting time in American history, especially in terms of music, fashion, and partying. Some would say the same can be said about Davao these days, but hey, let’s not go there. Let’s just say Prohibition Saturdays is an avenue for the party-loving crowd to enjoy good music, classic cocktails, and have a roaring good time. 

Special promos on drinks are also offered every Saturday, such as 50% off on selected cocktails for the ladies, local beers are only P50, Margarita pitchers go for P500, and buy-one-get-one on tequila shots the whole night. Blue Room is located at the ground floor of Apo View Hotel, an iconic local landmark in Davao City with a history spanning 65 years. 

Blue Room follows the success of the hotel’s famous night spots, such as One Down Disco and Penec Bar in the 1980’s, Spam’s and Pag-asa Bar in the 1990’s, and Liquid in the 2000’s. For updates on Prohibition Saturdays, check out Blue Room’s Facebook page at


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