Friday, September 24, 2021

Stunning views, great music, better company: Cebu hangout Verified Lounge offers ‘right mix’

“WE’RE going out,” a friend says. Suddenly, everyone is up on their feet. It doesn’t even matter what the reason is. In fact, does going out with friends often need a reason mainly other than just having fun? And part of the adventure is looking for the perfect place to do just that.

So picture this: A drink in hand, catchy tunes, killer views and the world at your feet. This is what awaits one at Verified Lounge, one of the city’s latest and frequented watering holes, built with the promise of a premiere lounge experience situated 23 levels high.

Setting the tone is its posh interior fusing simplicity and elegance. Verified is a place that offers a laidback hangout after a day’s work. It’s a spot for friends to catch up and a prime location for celebrating milestones paired with bottle service and music by the city’s premier DJs like Neil Pepito and Jong Garcia.

Complementing the scene is its 180-degree view where patrons can appreciate the city while basking in the sunset, the starry skies and the city lights making for a picturesque sight. As an added bonus, the view from the top is comforting knowing how far one is from the chaos that ensues below, most especially during rush hour.

“We want to bring to Cebu the experience of a prime roofdeck lounge which is currently not offered in the city. We want Cebuanos to have something they could be proud of and showcase that could at least be at par with Manila, or Bangkok or even Hong Kong: A sky lounge that offers perfect views of the cityscape, while offering amazing cocktails, a wide range of bottle selections and a menu that will astound their palates,” said Frank Oliva, one of the people behind Verified Lounge, together with Alexander Sampson and Sebastian Dahlberg.

“Verified Lounge is a totally different experience. We combined the experience of having a skydeck view of the city with service offering amazing, quality cocktails, a wide selection of spirits and music that ties everything together. All in all, it’s an experience Cebu doesn’t have but truly deserves.”

Check out Verified Lounge at the Roofdeck, 23rd level of Avenir Condominium on Archbishop Reyes Ave., Cebu City. It’s open from Wednesdays to Thursdays at 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and open until 3 a.m on weekends.


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