Explore Subic Bay
Subic was derived from the native word “hubek”, meaning “head of a plow”. The origin of the name was Juan de Salcedo, the noble Spanish conquistador and ravishing grandson of Miguel Lopez De Legaspi while assembling tributes in the area. The evolution of its name transpired when Senior Salcedo repetitively mentioning “Hubek” to “Subiq”. By the time of the American settlement, they too have mispronounced “Subiq” into “Subig”. After a quite a few mispronunciations, the letter “q” was then dropped and changed with the letter “c”, thus the name “Subic”.
Subic Bay is the Philippines top playground when it comes to sports and extreme adventures. Prominent for its diversity in culture, cuisine, leisure and activities that makes an adventure unforgettable. Let the cool breeze welcome you in engaging to fun in the sand, extreme water sports, invigorating treks and amazing visit to theme parks.
When on a budget, Malawaan Park is a great place to hang out and spend time with your family and friends. With an excellent view of the Bay, you can bring and enjoy your meal, open spaces for kids to run around, and fishing area for people who finds tranquility hooking the catch of the day.
Located in the Waterfront Area of Subic Bay, this is a go to stomping ground for locals and tourists to catch a glimpse of the sunset and amuse themselves in all sorts of activities. People from all walks of life gather here especially during the New Year countdown to enjoy the festivities and fireworks.
The Spanish Gate was the entrance to the original Spanish naval station established in Subic Bay in 1885. The base at Subic-Olongapo was used by the Spanish navy to provide repair, supply, ammunition, and medical support for ships. The Spanish Garrison remained in possession of the Subic-Olongapo base until June of 1898 at which time they were driven out by Filipino forces. The Area was formally occupied by the U.S. Navy in September of 1899 and was abandoned in 1992 when the U.S. failed to renew the Military Bases Agreement.
Magic Lagoon Restaurant
Magic Lagoon Bar Grill and Restaurant, located along Bicentennial Park Rizal Highway SBFZ, famous for their laid back, chill out venue perfect for an after work break. Feast your eyes on various selections of Filipino delicacies and ice cold refreshments. A first-rate bar and grill that specializes in grilled and exotic dishes such as Inihaw na Tahong, Calamares, Tilapia, and Tinolang Manok. The ambiance will surely help you unwind and slow down after a long day’s work, open for 24 hours, who can ask for more.
Bon appétit (\bȯ-nä-pā-tē\ ): good appetite : enjoy your meal
CocolimeSituated along Rizal Highway in the CBD Area of Subic Bay, Coco Lime is a family run restaurant famous not only for their enticing menu, it is patronized because of its amazing service. From local to Thai and Chinese cuisines, these amazing gastronomic meals are delicately prepared by talented and qualified Chefs to deliver a gratifying and sumptuous feast for your family and friends.
You can also enjoy a tasty sweet treat afterwards; Coco Lime’s Breadtime is a pastry shop that offers fruit shakes, Coffee selections, bread, cakes, and pies. The best way to conclude a gourmet experience.
Address: Along Rizal Hiway, Across Times Square Cinema,, Subic Bay, Rizal Hwy, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo, 2200 Zambales
Meatplus CaféMeatplus is a fastfood type of bistro where you pay as your order. With a wide selection of meat carved and cooked to perfection, you can purchase it raw and have the kitchen staffs put in the grill for you. A full pledge meat lover will have a hard time looking for what to devour with their out of this world menu.
The restaurant gives off a festive vibe with tables full of laughter and groups that are mesmerized by their company while dining. They also have a dessert counter where you can satisfy your sweet tooth after a carnivorous meal.
Address: Sampson Rd, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, 2222 Zambales
Rachi Curry CornerRachi Curry Corner is a south Indian Themed restaurant that prepare authentic and affordable cuisines adored all over the metro. The venue has some stylish interiors and a South Indian ambience to it. Definitely a must visit for people who are bored of the usual dining experience.
From their vegetarian cuisines to their Chicken Masala, Shawarma, and Paratcha, everything on their menu is definitely mouth watering, and worth every peso. Located just a few steps from Ayala Harbor Point Mall, this quaint restaurant is owned by a Nepalese National that chose Subic to be his families lovely abode.
Address: Fertuna, L2 Harbor Point , Rizal Highway Corne Magsaysay Drive , Subic Bay Freeport Zone , 2222 Olongapo City , Zambales
The Castle SubicA posh and tasteful fine dining restaurant located at Building 560 (Spanish gate), Sampson Road, and Subic Bay. Owned andmaintained by the Ladriere Family who's been living in Subic for more than 15 years, with over 30 years of superb experience in the food industry.
The restaurant has a luxurious Spanish ambiance, dim lights to exude a more relaxed and private setting, romantic atmosphere.Serving exquisite French-Belgian cuisine, authentic gelato and an assortment of Belgian beers and extraordinary wines. Delight your taste buds to the appetizers, lounge snacks, soups, salads, pasta, and main course; indulge your pallet to the desserts and set fondues for a reasonable price.
Address: Next to Spanish Gate, Sampson Rd, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, 2222 Zambales
Texas Joe’s House of RibsWalk in to an authentic American smokehouse restaurant that boasts of its pit-smoked pulled pork ribs and tender briskets. Be greeted by their wonderful cowboy-styled waitresses, complete from the hat, vest, and boots. The interiors give a Texas saloon vibe with country style touches.
Bask in the sumptuous menu and place your order. Live it up at the restaurants bar area where you can enjoy a bottle or two or a glass of your favorite cocktail, unwind and play a round at the pool table, or just sit back, watch what's on TV while you wait for your order; You will never get bored there's a lot to do while you lounge. The best part is when the food arrives; sink your teeth into perfectly smoked ribs so good that the meat falls off from the bone, sautéed veggies and their famed "dirty rice".
Texas Joe’s is the conquering hero for being the “Forerunner and Original Real American Smokehouse in the Philippines,” smoked with real hickory wood.
Address: cor. McKinley St,, Waterfront Rd, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales
Xtremely XpressoXtremely Xpresso is a goto bistro for different types of crowd that wants to enjoy good food and feel at home ambiance. Home of the prominent Big Ben,the largest pizza in the metro with generous amounts of toppings, and evenly distributed cheese, cooked to perfection; and famed Ben's Delight, designed to surprise and amaze anyone who orders it, Love at first bite. You can also indulge in the pastry display to satisfy sweet cravings and forcoffee lovers a lot of different types of coffee, hot or cold.
The restaurant is uniquely decorated, lighting is just right to set a very relaxed mode while dining. Live, laugh and eat is what the resto exudes and the food is just comforting and worth every penny you spend.
Address: 1 Dewey Ave, Olongapo, 2209 Zambales
Sakura Sushi and Sake BarSakura is a well-known Japanese Restaurant that offers authentic Japanese cuisines made only from the freshest ingredients they can put their hands on. They have a branch in Ayala Harbor Point Mall and another just across the street at Time Square.
Offering extensive menu, they serve sushi, sashimi, harumaki, shioyaki, yakimono, teppanyaki, and tempura dishes skillfully prepared by
expert Chefs and most of their dishes are for sharing. Their workforce is attentive and accommodating. Given that they serve authentic Japanese cuisine, their prices are reasonable.
Address: Times Square Building, Lot 5 Sta. Rita Road, Subic, Olongapo, 2200 Zambales
Gerry’s GrillGerry's Grill, an outdoor restaurant in Subic Bay that provides everyone an enjoyable gastronomical experience. From Filipino Favorites to Exotic Cuisines, served only as its finest, topped with a list of your favorite beverages.
Very popular during the weekends and has become the number one spot for family dinner after going to church and a get together after a hard day’s work. Feel right at home once you sit at your assigned table; let the service of our courteous staff take care of everything.
Address: Waterfront Rd, Olongapo, Zambales
Seafood by the Bay RestaurantEnjoy a tremendous assortment of fresh seafood that this superior restaurant located at the Waterfront Area in the romantic side of the Boardwalk in Subic Bay. Choose from the delectable entrees from the ocean along with Filipino dishes.
Dine inside the restaurant or listen to the waves and hum of the wind as you Devour your food mixed with laughter and stories. We can be a host for your specialevents, from the food, to the ambiance and give you the best that we have to offer.
Address: Block 1 Lot 5 Waterfront Rd, Olongapo, 2200 Zambales
Ben’s KitchenIf you want a more upbeat, eccentric interior, try Ben's Kitchen, a sister company of Xtremely Xpresso that offers delicacies just as good. Located in Ayala Harbor Point Mall inside Subic Bay, Ben's Kitchen is a promising choice for people who only want the best cuisine served when starving because of shopping.
Brimming with vintage designs and decorations that are truly an eye-candy. Let our in vogue dressed waiters and waitresses be of service and help you fill your stomach with gastronomic high.
Address: Harbor Point River Walk, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
After Six Subic Bay
Gilligan’sGiligan's Island Restaurant & Bar was originated last 1997 derived its name from its owner Guillermo with inspiration from the TV series Gilligan's Island.
Don't miss a chance to eat scrumptious, mouthwatering, and cost-effective food in this hip restaurant that serves your favorite dishes like fried garlic chicken, sisig, crispy pata, and a lot more. If you are having a meal with your family and friends make sure to try the specials 99 Rice All You Can Meals and "Groupies" that suggests a lot of choices for the best savings.
Address: Waterfront Rd, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo
Pier 1A excellent place to go if you're looking for good food and superb music, a popular choice for family and friends who want to have tremendous fun while dining and dancing the night away. Pier One also offers billiards and live bands with your choice of a full course meals, appetizers, desserts, refreshments like shakes, cocktails, liquors, and beers.
Address: Waterfront Road, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales
Cork RoomAn acoustic hang out, home of the best Margarita in town! Now in their new spot beside Subic Gas in Subic Bay with a more unique ambiance and comfortable setting that makes your dining experience exhilarating. Aside from its top of the line structure and interior the food remains at its finest, served using only the freshest ingredients.
Address: Manila Ave, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo, 2222 Zambales
Cascade BarA part of Vista Marina Hotel and Resort, Cascade Bar is a hype spot for locals and tourists where they can enjoy live bands while enjoying their wide array of refreshments. The location is fronting the beach that makes it a great area to relax and listen to the ocean breeze.
Address: Zambales Blk 3 Lot 2, Moonbay Marina Area Waterfront Road Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales
720° BarA hip and contemporary bar located at the base of the resplendent Lighthouse Tower where strangers become acquaintances. Hang out and unwind after long days work, revel in the clangorous mix of beats or tone down and chill at the London Circle located just above the music bar where you can lay your eyes on the dazzling view of Subic Bay.
Address: Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales