• Thursday, June 13, 2024
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Upwardly mobile: where they hang out in Lagos Island


Escape Night Club

Escape was opened in 2014 after two years of construction. It was setup to create an avenue for fun lovers and hardworking individuals to come together to break free from their worries and the norm in other words as the name implies ‘Escape’. Escape Nightlife is unique in every way with its purpose built infrastructure which is the first of its kind in Nigeria. It holds a capacity of over 1,000 people. They are also well known for their great music, mind blowing lights and above all our service which has been tagged ‘impeccable’”. The interior is top notch and the facilities are to die for.

The club is top notch and with a mind blowing ambience where you will meet high fliers in the private and corporate world. Top Nigerian celebrities are constant guests at Escape. It’s also an awesome place for networking. One thing that stands Escape out aside being the fastest rising nightlife spot in the Lagos and the environment is that it’s safe and inviting.

With programs like Hookah Wednesday, Switch Friday, Saturday night special, Sunday ‘medicine’ which all starts from 10pm till dawn, you can be sure to have a no dull moment on any of these days mentioned.

Escape also showcases bi-annual events like Fight Nights which is the biggest boxing competition of this level in Nigeria. Escape is situated on 234B, Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos and the number for table bookings is 08180233333.

If you desire a place to have your classy birthdays or host your much loved celebrities and have a fun filled and relaxing weekend, then you are free to escape your way to Escape…Get ready for a ball!.

Club Quilox

The building is massive and charming. The decor on the inside is breath taking.

Its warmness and chilling nature is beyond Africa’s idea. Call it Las Vegas or Los Angeles you won’t be wrong. Quilox is stupendously rich inside and outside and offers lustrous life style for the very wealthy elites. Even the middle class could easily be intimidated by the high level display of wealth at Quilox.

The sight of a bottle of beer is an abomination at Quilox. It’s a place for only ‘spirit’ and wine. Not just spirited drinks but the very expensive ones. Quilox has multiple VIP lounge created to suit individual customer’s crave and life style. At a particular VIP lounge in Quilox a bottle of spirit goes way beyond the regular fee, its for the big shots with high spending power. Quilox is indeed a relaxation centre for the very rich.

Quilox is broken to sections. There is the roof top VIP section, where customers can relax on soft couches with drinks of their choice and cigarette, while watching either the big screen or the ever busy Ozumba Mbadiwe street and at the same time enjoying the chillling breeze from the lagoon; there are other inner VIP lounges created for peculiar customers who crave a hush atmophere. Quilox is designed in such a way to give each VIP section its own bar; as there is no need to go to ‘Sokoto’ for what is already in ‘Shokoto’.

Then comes the dance hall, where happening ladies and gentlemen cannnot help but dance to the admiration of watchers. It’s bizarre here; none-stop dancing with disco lights adding colour to the already hansome and beautiful faces. It’s dazzling here. Quilox is located at 873 Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Orela Restaurant & Bar

It is amazing and unfathomable, how a place as exquisite as Orela Restaurant and Bar could be so hidden from the plying eyes of many, like a green snake taking cover under green grass. Orela, located at 114 Awolowo Road, seems to be a secret best kept in Lagos fashioned to ‘hide customers’ away from the hustle and bustle nature of Awolowo road cluster in Ikoyi.

The entire setting of Orela is tasteful and seduces the mind into relaxation. From the entrance of the bar where a smartly dressed young lady is positioned to welcome customers with warmness and smile, additionally recommending dishes on the menu to customers; to the astonishing couches; everything in its proper place .

The cleanliness of its environment is second to none. The gold like soreness of the atmosphere formed by dim warm lights would definitely have a tender consequence on the customers. Little wonder it is company’s CEOs and the likes that dine and wine at Orela. Politicians, oil and gas chairmen, bankers, lawyers, fashion designers, singers, Nollywood stars are some of the ‘heavy weights’ who find Orela home away from home. It is a place where clients can network and have business meetings with free Wi-Fi access throughout the restaurant. Orela’s fabulous menus are local and intercontinental. It is indeed a place to be.


If you have been visiting hang out spots in Lekki Phase 1, without partaking in the pleasure ritual daily performed by E-Bar, you have missed. You have excluded yourself from the most organized and patronized bar in the area.

E-Bar Plaza, located at 20, Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, is managed by a team led by a Russian lady who has seen it all doing bar business in Nigeria in the last 36 years. The bar which started eleven years ago as a family bar, has as its kitchen head an experienced Russian lady who has excellently learnt the skills of preparing African menus and can beat an African woman in kitchen affairs. Words may not be enough to tell the titillating aroma and the unbeatable taste of E-bar’s Esi-Ewu and Nkwobi. A plate of Nkwobi for instance at E-bar is out of this world! You cannot taste any of the menus of E-bar and your perception of life remains the same. E-bar is another favourable spot where football lovers converge to enjoy live football matches. There is never a dull moment in E-bar with several TV sets hung in every corner of the bar! As for this year, E-Bar is definitely one of the places to visit and get value for money spent without any form of regrets.

CLUB 57, Ikoyi

Club 57, formerly Bacchus, is on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi. This exclusive club which opened late last year boasts of amazing continental cuisine and exotic cocktails. With an ever present electric atmosphere, celebrities are virtually around. This upscale and exclusive club has hosted numerous Nigerian and international Celebrities. The club also boasts of amazing continental cuisine and exotic cocktails.

N-Tyce Lounge and Restaurant

Situated at 1310, Karimu Kotun Street, Victoria Island, Eti Osa, Lagos, N-Tyce Lounge and Restaurant is indeed a place to be. Be it good meals, lovely music, brilliant seating arrangement, and of course a favourite among so many:ice-cream/smoothie! You are sure to have it all. Be it in groups, personal or even as a family, fun is guaranteed. Notable for their Karaoke…uhmm, you don’t want to be laughed at trust me, if you aren’t sure of your singing skills, don’t try it, the singing display is astounding! On week days, you will surely meet people coming back from work, wanting to relax for the gridlock to die down but generally, it’s a good place to meet and network.

Caliente Club, Victoria Island

It’s been around for only a few years but is has undoubtedly become a popular place to be. Talk about a club with a broad-based edge, and then Caliente naturally comes to mind.

Ember Creek, Ikoyi

Ember Creek waterfront terrace is idyllic for hangouts with friends or as a couple. Their international style of meal delivery in a beautiful ambience is worthy of commendation. It is located on the waterfront of McGregor Creek, Ikoyi, in Lagos, boasting a unique outdoor location. It is also a lovely place to share a drink or pizza. The menu also contains a selection of different sandwiches, burgers and salads. The bar at Ember Creek has an outdoor terrace with a swimming pool. Thursdays are salsa and cocktails nights and it’s always fun!

The Place

Driving into Lekki Phase 1 from the main gate, The Place is on your left. You will have to make a turn to the other side of the road and then it will be on your right. The Place is the go-to relaxing environment for music and networking. The fun place has a superb milieu and astonishing music variety.

The Vault, Victoria Island

The focal point at The Vault is its space as it is capable of taking quite a large number of people. At The Vault, the exhilaration is unending and it’s also an avenue to seal deals in not so serious environment. The Vault is always alive with live shows, music and comedy.