Morals & Malice opens lounge and bar, introduces craft culture - Weekend

Morals & Malice opens lounge and bar, introduces craft culture

A MELTING pot of different cultures, an entertainment, dining and nightlife industry that’s always on the upswing, and a vibe that can be both laid back and cosmopolitan at the same time are what make Cebu, uniquely and proudly Cebu. It is this fascinating paradox that characterizes the city’s newest lifestyle destination, Morals & Malice, as the premier lounge and bar where art meets alcohol.

(Top) Morals & Malice Operations and Finance Director Joseph Michael Yu, Marketing and PR Director Paco Rodriguez; (Bottom) Designer and Director Kenneth Cobonpue and Director Glenn Soco
(Top) Morals & Malice Operations and Finance Director Joseph Michael Yu, Marketing and PR Director Paco Rodriguez; (Bottom) Designer and Director Kenneth Cobonpue and Director Glenn Soco
Minda Carpio, Kenneth Cobonpue, Glenn Soco, Cristine Dee, Janet Alfafara, Joanna Salazar and (seated) Teng Angan
Minda Carpio, Kenneth Cobonpue, Glenn Soco, Cristine Dee, Janet Alfafara, Joanna Salazar and (seated) Teng Angan

Reflecting the city’s dual nature and electric vibe, Morals & Malice exhibits two distinct and contrasting personalities, a creative fusion of two visually captivating spaces. From Morals’ relaxing garden-like features to Malice’s striking, cocoon-like setting and lit onyx flooring, the entire place is an art installation in itself.

Althea Niña Lua, Kate Ngo and Mikaela Pacubas
Althea Niña Lua, Kate Ngo and Mikaela Pacubas
Andy and Georgia Klepp with Walid Wafik
Andy and Georgia Klepp with Walid Wafik
Stephanie Fontanel, Christian Catane and Archell Vergara
Stephanie Fontanel, Christian Catane and Archell Vergara

Morals lounge is the ideal place to spend a cozy afternoon catching up with friends while its more adventurous counterpart, Malice bar offers a unique nightlife experience with a wide selection of handcrafted cocktails that tickle and tease the palette. In attendance at the establishment’s launch weekend recently were Cebu’s young and vibrant personalities who reveled in the bar’s signature tropical house dished out by guest Manila DJ Khai, complemented with an open bar on specialty craft cocktails in partnership with Grey Goose.

Jen and Tining Martinez
Jen and Tining Martinez
Joseph Michael Yu and Mikaela Pacubas
Joseph Michael Yu and Mikaela Pacubas
Ken Exaltacion and King Abatol
Ken Exaltacion and King Abatol

Morals & Malice is the brainchild of a dynamic group of gentlemen, Paco Rodriguez, Joseph Michael Yu, Glenn Soco and Kenneth Cobonpue who designed the combined 115-square meter lounge and bar. With craft blends already a hit in Europe, Morals & Malice is set to be Cebu’s purveyor of great libations by bringing a taste of this budding culture to the city while keeping with its Cebuano roots by using locally sourced and endemic ingredients and plant-based house infusions exclusively created by one of Manila’s best mixologists Kalel Demetrio with bar consultant Lee Watson.

Nicole Ring and James Go
Nicole Ring and James Go
Vernice Cara Pollisco, Kenneth Cobonpue, Andoni Ibarlucea Colmenares and Ashley Brook
Vernice Cara Pollisco, Kenneth Cobonpue, Andoni Ibarlucea Colmenares and Ashley Brook

Morals & Malice is located at the 2/F of Tinderbox along Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Banilad, Cebu City. Morals lounge is open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Malice bar is open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on weekdays and until 3 a.m. on weekends. (PR)

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