Lagos is the city that never sleeps. From the day’s hustle by the people in their millions, going by their business and hoping to someday live the dream, to the city’s nightlife that is such a marvel that people talk about it all over the world, Lagos is truly the Centre of Excellence.
Not everybody in Lagos, however, get to witness the nightlife simply because it is hard to find a spot where you won’t have to leave with your pocket or bank account taking a hit. Especially if you don’t know where to look, and end up in the high-class part of Lagos where a bottle of beer is sold for about a thousand five hundred.
I remember vividly while I was sitting with a couple of friends and we were relating our experience of Lagos nightlife and how we nearly spent more than we budgeted for in a night because we didn’t ask for the price before we ordered for drinks.
Important advice: Even at places you’ve to before, always ask for their menu before you make an order. It might save you from embarrassment.
You don’t have to totally shun Lagos nightlife simply because of fear of spending too much. In this post, I will be listing two cool spots I have been to in Lagos, with great service and a relatively affordable price.
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Tiger Bars are scattered in several places in Lagos but I have only been to the one in Ikoyi (opposite the old Federal Secretariat) and the one in Yaba (at Onike, close to the Immigration office). As much as I can tell, their services are great. They sell both the drinks and foods at affordable prices, and you can be assured you won’t be met with a cut-throat price.
For example, you can get a bottle of beer for anything from 350 naira, a plate of nkwobi for 800 naira, and a plate of barbecue fish for 2500.
The only downside is that all Tiger Bars only sell Nigeria Brewery’s beer, so if your favorite brand is Guinness stout, you might have to settle for a different brand.
Located in the commercial area of Lagos Island, easy to locate, and with such a nice environment, you are sure to have fun at Freedom Park.
The occasional musical shows, art exhibitions, and live bands make the setting mature enough for any age range to be able to sit it. Coupled with the fact that there are other attractions on the ground, like the different statues, the gardens where you can sit and sync with nature, and the man-made river that flows on a side of the park.
Drinks are sold from 300 naira above, and there are food spots available there as well.
The downside is that you might have to pay an entrance fee on some days (when a music show or any external show is ongoing).
Thank God it’s Friday?
Your excuse for not enjoying the Lagos nightlife initially was because of your fear of spending too much or not having enough to treat yourself to a Friday night enjoyment. Now, with the spots listed above, we have helped you eliminate that fear. So, go on, pick one of those spots and try it out tonight.
It could be more fun if you go along with a couple of friends.