One cannot think well, love well, and sleep well if one has not dined well ― Virginia Woolf
Have you ever been so bored that you were looking for a place to hang out but couldn’t think of any cool place? Perhaps it’s time for a weekend getaway or even a holiday season, but you just have trouble figuring out a cool spot where you can indulge …common?…alright I’m here to help and for the records, I’ve never had that problem – what do you expect from a Sagittarius man, who is by default extroverted, outgoing & a freedom loving person to the core. They don’t call Sagittarius the “bachelor” sign for nothing! We love to explore and experience different things – places, people, and lifestyles.
Personally, I love to hang out in cool places, either for business or for relaxation and I also love indulging in fine cuisine. People who like to have fun will agree with me that nothing kills your morale like when you are trying to figure out a nice bar to hang out with friends and all you can think of is that same “spot” where you’ve been to ever single weekend in the year. And just because, you are unable to come up with other options, you have to go to the same place again. So Sad!
Do you have a similar problem as I described above? If yes, wipe your eyes! I’m here to liberate you. I’m here to make you one of the classiest men in your neighborhood starting with the kind of place you hang out and where you take your lady, your family or your buddies to. So join me as I show you my top cool hangout spots here in Lagos state, Nigeria.
And as time goes on I will be letting you know classy & cool hang out spots in your neighborhood in other Cool Cities in Nigeria [not just in Lagos State] where you can catch some fun after work, during weekends or holidays. So here it is…my Top 10 Coolest Places To Hang Out in Lagos Mainland starting with my favorite #1 spot in mainland – LaMango…Enjoy!
TOP 10 RESTAURANTS AND HANGOUT SPOTS IN LAGOS
#1. La Mango Restaurant & Bar || IKEJA GRA
Situated in Mainland Lagos, La Mango is a restaurant and bar, serving a large variety of drinks and a specific range of foods tailored for easy consumption and high satisfaction. They provide a modern, classy and stylishly decorated venue for people to come during working hours for lunch and meetings, after work and on the weekends to watch sports, relax, eat good food and have a drink and a good time.
Eclectic yet comforting menu features regional specialties around the globe, from middle-eastern grilled meats, to Malaysian fried rice and Thai curries, American burgers and local Nigerian classics such as peppered chicken, nkwobi, asun and suya. A Few of the La Mango Specials – The Hitman Chicken Burger, La Mango Barbecue Bacon Cheese Burger, Spicy Sautéed Meatballs, Peppery Buffalo Wings, Chicken Shawarma, Grilled Spicy Catfish with Stir-fried Veg and Sauteed Potatoes, Croker A La Macedouane, Fish n Chips with Mushy Peas and tartar sauce, Spicy Chicken Spaghetti, Penne Pesto with grilled chicken, La MANGO Special Grilled Chicken with Fried rice, La MANGO Roast Beef and Spicy Sauteed Potatoes
Their bar serves a variety of alcoholic beverages from beer and spirits to consistently made cocktails by well-trained bar staff.
LOCATION: La Mango Restaurant and Bar, is located in the serene neighborhood of GRA Ikeja, situated at no. 2 Adekunle Fajuyi Way, off (and very near to) Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way. A very safe and secure area of great prestige. Adekunle Fajuyi Way is also just off Isaac John. GPS: 6.585808, 3.343553
WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL: La Mango is a place that you can hold a conversation in at all times featuring pleasant music that encourages relaxation and pleasure. La Mango provides air-conditioned and fresh air seating in four different styles of seating; bar stools, high chairs, lounge seating, standard restaurant seating, breathtaking poolside & roof top terrace.
OPENING TIMES: 7 Days a week 10am to 10pm
CONTACT: You can reach them on phone – 0808 264 6670, 0909 572 2610 or mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Visit LA MANGO
#2. The Orchid Bistro Café & Restaurant || IKEJA GRA
The Orchid Bistro, for me, is one of the best kept secrets in Lagos and I believe after reading this, a lot of people will be trooping from Lagos Island to come experience this place. It is a fine-dining restaurant & cafe in the heart of GRA Ikeja, Lagos state. The bistro is themed by a wonderful orchid garden showcasing some of the most exotic plants you can find. They are an oasis away from home, homely feel, with a simple yet tasteful interior.
MENU: The Orchid Bistro menu is carefully selected and put together by an experienced executive chef, you’ll find something relatable. Their meals range from breakfast to lunch to salads to dessert. One thing I know for sure about The Orchid Bistro is that they take their food seriously and are obsessed with quality and the overall appeal and appearance of all items on their menu. Some of their dishes include Doc’s Salad -Succulent chicken strips marinated in sauce served with salad. Baby Back Ribs – Scrumptious baby back pork ribs, barbequed and served with French Fries and Vegetables. Fish & Chips – Battered Fish Fillet served with French Fries and Buttered Carrots. Crab Cake – Crab meat made with bread crumbs served with salad.
LOCATION: The Orchid Bistro is located at No. 58a Isaac John Street G.R.A. Ikeja. GPS: 6.58082, 3.358788
WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL: Good ambiance, peaceful environment, courteous staff, tasty food and very good customer service. Would recommend The Orchid Bistro to anybody looking for something different from the usual eat-out.
OPENING TIMES: 7 Days a week Sunday Through Thursday 7am to 9pm, Friday 7am to 11pm, Saturday 7am to 10pm
CONTACT: E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org PHONE NUMBER: +234 (0)8125848463, +234(0)1-773-9090
Visit The Orchid Bistro
#3. Rhapsody’s Restaurant & Bar || IKEJA, ALAUSA
Cosmopolitan, upmarket and funky are three words used to describe this place. Rhapsody’s Nigeria is your perfect destination, dining experience. From the perfectly paired wine and dine experience to the beautiful interior design.
MENU: From an amazing sea food dish to the local fish and chips and to their exquisite beef and chicken Espatada, their menu offering is only surpassed by their excellent service offering. Elegant decor and an extensive array of superior wines form part of the perfect backdrop. I totally loved their dish and would recommend to everyone to find time to visit Rhapsody’s to experience their signature dishes, designed and created by their Head Chefs. For their full MENU List, click here
LOCATION: Ikeja City Mall, 176/194 Obafemi Awolowo way, Alausa Ikeja, Lagos. GPS: 6.620275, 3.360046
WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL: Rhapsody’s offers a natural ambiance which is lively yet effortless, simple yet delicious, stylish yet relaxed.
OPENING TIMES: 7 Days a week Sunday Through Saturday: 4pm to 12 mid night
CONTACT: Email: email@example.com, Phone Number: 08116666663
#4. DeChills Hind Restaurant, Bar and Lounge || SURULERE
Set in the heart of Surulere, De Chill’s Hind Restaurant, Lounge and Bar is proudly Nigerian with excellence in services and contemporary style. Providing a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere, combined with amazing customer service from staff who treat customers like special friends.
MENU: Their menu offering is simply amazing, I have dined at De Chill’s a couple of times starting with the very first time I paid for a Deal offering which they placed on DealDey.com back in 2014 and I have never been disappointed.
LOCATION: 38 Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria
WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL: The restaurant is a revelation for the discerning Lunch or dinner, accommodating up to 200 guests with an invigorating menu and wine list. Dining options consist of; the bar area which serves light meals and tapas.
OPENING TIMES: They are open 24 hours, 7 days of the week. Break Fast: 8am – 11am || Lunch from 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. || Dinner 5pm – 11pm Monday – Saturday.
CONTACT: E: firstname.lastname@example.org M: 08076336633, +234 812 999 6238, +234 812 999 6239, +234 812 999 6242, +234 703 1375 588
Visit DeChills Hind
#5. Bheerhugz Cafe, Restaurant & Bar || APAPA, SURULERE & IKEJA
Enjoy a wonderful dining experience at Bheerhugz Cafe, a stylish lounge, ideal for personal, group, corporate and social hang out. Located in three popular mainland areas of Lagos state, “Bheerhugz” as popularly called, is a one stop location for all social, family and corporate functions.
MENU: They serve very delicious beverages and great-tasting food. For Foods & Drinks at Bheerhugz – Click Here to download the menu.
LOCATION: Upper Floor Ikeja City Mall, Ikeja || Upper ground, Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping Mall, Surulere || Upper Terrace, Apapa Shopping Mall
WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL: It is known and appreciated for its all round, top notch service and is popular for its warm, friendly and professional service from food and drinks to events.
OPENING TIMES: Monday – Sunday 9am
CONTACT: e: email@example.com T: +234 704 683 5184
#6. POOL TERRACE BAR || IKEJA
Are you looking for a cool place to hang out on a Friday night? The Pool Terrace Bar is the cool spot for you. The Pool Terrace Bar offers a fantastic atmosphere to relax, unwind and have a great meal or sweet treat throughout the day. Unwind after a long day at one of the best bars in Lagos and enjoy a cold beer or exotic cocktails!
Hang out and enjoy live band music at the WAZOBIA night every Friday from 5pm. Wazobia Night at the Pool Terrace Bar, Sheraton Hotel Lagos, has become a weekly fun event you do not want to miss.
Every Friday, visit The Pool Terrace Bar to kick start your weekend and be part of the live band entertainment and exciting atmosphere. Experience Alfresco dining and enjoy their happy hour and complimentary snacks.
MENU: Enjoy steaks, burgers, Nigerian meals and more at the Pool Terrace Bar Lagos. They serve very delicious grilled foods and mouth-watering steaks.
LOCATION: Located at Sheraton Lagos Hotel • 30 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Airport Rd • Ikeja • Lagos • Nigeria
WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL: The Pool Terrace Bar’s steaks are one of the best in Lagos || Wazobia Night at the Pool Terrace Bar
OPENING TIMES: Mon – Sun, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
CONTACT: Phone: (+234) (1) 28100100 EXT. 6767
Visit The Pool Terrace Bar
#7. BLUE IVY RESTAURANT, BAR & HOTEL || IKEJA GRA
Blue Ivy is delightfully set in the heart of the government reserved area of Ikeja. The elegance and serene environment reflects the refined splendor for which the excellence of good space is defined. In addition to the tastefully furnished lounge and well stocked bar, they offer other world class services, ranging from first class accommodation to an excellent customer service with well trained staff. There is also a Sit Out Bar near the swimming pool side.
MENU: The restaurant serves a variety of local and continental dishes. A variety of soft drinks, choice wine, and other alcoholic beverages are served at the Bar which is located within the premises.
LOCATION: 64, Oduduwa way, off Isaac John Street, Ikeja G.R.A
WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL: Their local and continental dishes are out of this world || Security Guard, Guarded Complex
OPENING TIMES: Mon – Sun, 24 hours in a day
#8. Yellow Chilli Restaurant & Bar || IKEJA GRA
The restaurant is one of Nigeria’s finest, most exciting and original custodian of ethnic cuisine with passion and attitude. The quality of service and food is first class. Their Jollof Fiesta is a delectable and fun dish to die for, while the Seafood Okra, a delectable parade of fresh catch, is as delightful in the mouth as it is to the eyes.
MENU: Their menu list comprises of NIGERIAN MENU, SPECIALS, OUT OF AFRICA, EXTRAS and APPETIZERS. Click here to view the list
LOCATION: 35, Joel Ogunaike Street, Ikeja G.R.A, Lagos
WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL: It ranks in the top 5 restaurants in Lagos – Nigeria, reviewed on the British travel website: tripadvisor.co.uk. Scoring 4 out of 5 stars for food, service, ambiance and value, this restaurant sets the bar for contemporary Nigerian cuisine available anywhere in the world.
OPENING TIMES: 12:00 pm – Midnight (Everyday)
CONTACT: Phone: 08089948999, 08107766699
Visit Yellow Chilli
#9. Rodizzio Restaurant & Bar || IKEJA GRA
Rodizzio comprises of a Restaurant, Lounge Bar, and Cafe. Inspired by the Brazilians’ love of meat & sense of fun, the Europeans’ healthy living lifestyle, the Americans’ demand for more and of course our Naija flavour, they have created this fusion of cultures – RODIZZIO – unlimited BBQ meats and seafood grilled to perfection everytime, flavoured Naija style, served the Brazillian way with plenty of salads, side dishes, dressings, and sauces! Mouth-watering desserts are not left out and don’t forget the cocktails – from the flaming to the frozen!
MENU: They have created a 3-step program for their favourite meals – Full Rodizzio and Rodizzio Seafood Plus. Click here to see Menu
LOCATION: 29, Isaac John Street, G.R.A. Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL: Their local and continental dishes are out of this world || Security Guard, Guarded Complex
OPENING TIMES: Mon – Sun, 12 noon to 12 midnight
CONTACT: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: Hotline:0700-234-124 +234 703 030 1548 +234 703 004 4414
#10. SEVEN EAGLES SPUR Restaurant || IKEJA, ALAUSA
Seven eagles spur is a lovely restaurant in a wonderful environment which is located in Ikeja mall. It is a lovely location for hanging out with friends and cool buddies. Seven eagles spur has excellent staff with great customer service skills. You should drop by at the Seven eagles spur,today!!!
MENU: They serve variety of delicious meals and their dishes are categorized into Main Menu, Breakfast Menu, Dessert Menu, Take Away Menu, Kids’ Menu & Wine Menu. To view their menu, click here to view and select any of the categories listed in order to see pricing.
LOCATION: Ikeja City Mall, Obafemi Awolowo Road, By Secretariat Road, Ikeja, Lagos. GPS: 6.637327, 3.354156
WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL: For Steak lovers, this is one of the best places to get Steak in Mainland.
OPENING TIMES: Opens 10.00am to 11.00pm everyday
CONTACT: Email: email@example.com Mobile: 08035136677 Tel: +234-1-291-7158
I’m sure some guys are saying right now “Finally, I’ve found somewhere to take my partner/buddies to this evening”. Well, I’m happy to agree with you, so make that happen today!
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Alright….gotta go now..thank you once again for reading. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got an appointment to catch at La Mango an hour from now, maybe you can catch me there much later if you can 🙂 Hasta La Vista!
Yours in Style,
Kobi O. Mbagwu (Mr. Kobi)
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