In the ten years I have visited the Philippines I have never visited a Bar, that is till I visited Dumaguete. Safety is most important especially if you stand out as a Foreigner. I arranged to meet Jellyfish at Bogart's Grill on the boulevard and Rhoody came along also, that was in the afternoon. we introduced ourselves and enjoyed a non alcoholic drink ! (sorry Rhoody if I just ruined your reputation :D) There was a nice breeze across the boulevard and you can watch the world go by without loud music or any hassles. I returned that night with my brother in law (while the ladies did some shopping) I met two interesting guy's one French the other Norwegian and spent a pleasant hour or so. I returned three nights in all and can say that the Boulevard at night is safe and patrolled by police,which is also reassuring. I did not stay till the early hours, but I felt quite comfortable to walk back to my hotel.