My Take: One of the very first joints I visited during my stay in Lagos was Hard Rock Cafe. I’ve heard so many references about this American Restaurant, I was super excited to check it out. I loved the restaurant theme with the Rock and Roll Memorabilia hanging on the walls. I especially loved the outdoor area, that’s adjacent to the beach, over looking the Atlantic Ocean. Very nice place to soak up the sun and enjoy a nice cold beer. They occasionally invite guest Djs on Weekend nights and the place get’s lit 🔥. Definitely a must visit when in Nigeria.
Location: Victoria island, Lagos (View on Map)
My Take: UpTown Grill located on Kilimani Road comes alive on Friday Nights with good music and provides a nice place for an after-work hang-out. It’s known for it’s wide selection of Matured Whiskey and I personally think quite a lot of creativity was put into its interior decor. It also has a nice balcony setting where you can get to enjoy a drink or a smoke…they also serve up some great meals.
Desc: Mashed Potatoes and Chicken Curry
Location: Kilimani Road (View on Map)
My Take: Most people know Slim’s restaurant for their signature buffalo wings which are apparently a big deal. The Mrs and I went there on a Tuesday night (for the live band, The HashTag Band 👌, every Tuesday from 8pm) and just had to try these wings. Uhmmm…I don’t know whether it was an off night for the chef, but didn’t really feel the wings – there were a tad-bit too tangy for me, like there was too much vinegar, or may be that just how they make them… Well, you could give it a try yourself, you might like it, but personally – meh! I prefer the wings at ArtCaffe. I did enjoy the cold beer though 🙂
PS: Check out Dotty and The HashTag Band every Tuesday at Slims for awesome Jazz music
Location: Lenana Road, Kilimani (View on Map)
My Take: Nothing hits the spot like a nice cold frothy beer on a hot sunny afternoon…but when ‘someone’ keeps complaining about your beer belly, you sometimes have to drink juice 😒. If you’ve tried the juices at Java then you know they can sometimes be bitter..ish, tip is to order juice for the fruit in season, or just ask the waiter, otherwise you might be served juice that tastes like battery acid. But you can never go wrong with Pineapple and Mint
Desc: Mint-Pineapple-lemonade, Tree-tomato-lemonade (or something)
Price: Approx Ksh.350
Location: Every 300 Meters
My Take: You know those Sundays when you want to just have a laid back afternoon, sipping on a few cold ones while trying not to think about the Monday a few a hours away?Stake n’ Ale might just be the place you want to do that, if you are on Ngong road with a modest…ish budget. The wet fry chicken is simply delicious, am sure you already salivating at the pics – unless you one of those vegetarian type,errgghh!! Try it out one afternoon, its also a ‘polite’ place for some drinks at night.
Desc: Wet Fry Chicken, Fries, Heineken
Price: Chicken: Ksh.600, Beer: Ksh.250
Location: Steak n’ Ale, Ngong Rd (View on Map)