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The Lagos Hit list: Best Happy Hour Spots

Happy hour is still not a thing in Lagos. Although most people know the concept of happy hours exist at some restaurants and bars in Lagos, it seems rather difficult to know where to go. This is especially true when you’re trying to avoid traffic, need a place at short notice for after-work beer date or your girlfriend wants to vent about her day over a stiff cocktail and you don’t want to spend too much. Yep, we have all been there!

This guide is for those who want a list of wonderful happy hour deals around Lagos which includes discounted tasty food deals and attractively priced drinks with great ambience.

355 Restaurant & Lounge

Where: 9A Oko-Awo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm Monday to Friday
Happy Hour Offer: 50% off all cocktails on the menu
355 Lagos used to a hidden gem in Lagos when it opened back in 2014. Nowadays, 355 is a popular spot for quality Mexican and grilled dishes as well as great cocktails – that’s not a bad thing. The drinks menu had a range of specials from frozen margarita to craft beer cocktails. The happy hour is daily during the week from 6-8pm with 50% off all cocktails on the menu.

Bottles

Where: 8 Imam Agusto Close, Victoria Island, Lagos
When: 6:00pm – 10:00pm Tuesday // Friday
Happy Hour Offer: Bottomless beers and unlimited Wings for ₦6,500 on Tuesday // Order dinner & get free margarita or large margarita pitcher for party of 4 on Friday
Bottles is that fun bar you wished existed in every neighbourhood in Lagos. It has all ingredients for a fun night: fabulous Mexican food, great live music and the cocktails are amazing (especially the margaritas). On Tuesday nights from 6-10pm for ₦6,500 per person, the offer is bottomless beers and unlimited chicken wings. The happy hour on Friday is equally appealing; get a free margarita when you order dinner or free large margarita pitcher when you order dinner for 4 people.

Bheerhugz Cafe

Where: Surulere Leisure Mall, 97-99 Adeniran Ogunsanya street, Surulere, Lagos
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm Wednesday and Thursday
Happy Hour Offer: 30% off selected drink on the menu
Bheerhugz Café is a stylish cosmopolitan lounge located in the heart of Surulere and is a perfect hangout joint on the Mainland. Bheerhugz serves very delicious cocktails and tasty sumptuous dishes. There is quality music from the finest of musicians and DJs, as you sip and dine at Bheerhugz

Lotus at Pattaya

Where: 30 Adeola Hopewell street, Victoria Island, Lagos
When: 4:00pm – 8:00pm Monday to Friday
Happy Hour Offer: 2-for-1 on all Classic and Seasonal Cocktails
Despite moonlighting as a Thai restaurant, Lotus at Pattaya is the perfect spot for light-hearted happy hour date in Lagos. This cocktail bar is not often packed and the service is actually pretty good. The space is just the perfect place with a lovely ambience, live music, shisha and superb cocktails. The happy hour starts as early as 4pm at Lotus and the deal is two for one on all classic and seasonal cocktails.

Food Shack

Where: 32a Ologun Agbaje, Victoria Island, Lagos,
When: 6:00pm – 10:00pm Friday
Happy Hour Offer: 50% off beers & cocktails.
Food Shack is a refreshingly casual open space restaurant in Lagos with a simple menu concept focused on Burger, BBQ and cocktails. The Food Shack team definitely injected some creative into their shisha delivery using Vodka bottles. The happy hour offer is 50% all beers and cocktails every Friday.

La Mango

Where: 2 Adekunle Fajuyi Way, Ikeja, Lagos
When: Wednesday and Saturday
Happy Hour Offer: Ladies drinks are free on Karaoke & Ladies Nights
La Mango is a lot of things: restaurant, a karaoke bar, a lounge and event space with both indoor and outdoor seating. The eclectic yet comforting menu features a bit of everything from shawarma to Malaysian curries, American burgers as well as local Nigerian classics (such as peppered chicken, nkwobi, asun and suya).

411 Restaurant & Bar

Where: 5, Amodu Tijani Close, off Sanusi Fafunwa Street, Victoria Island
When: 5:00pm – 7:00pm every day except Friday
Happy Hour Offer: 50% off all cocktails and beers
Until recently, 411 Restaurant & Bar had 2 locations in Victoria Island, Lagos. The only location is now at Cotton Suites on Amodu Tijani. The restaurant serves mainly African and Intercontinental dishes. The happy hour is every day from 5pm – 7pm except on Fridays with 50% off all beers and cocktails.

The Business Class Lounge

Where: 96-100 Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, Surulere, Lagos
When: 5:00pm – 8:00pm Monday to Friday
Happy Hour Offer: ₦400 for beers and ₦800 for cocktails
Located in the Eagle Club, The Business Class Lounge is probably the only quiet bar in Surulere with a calm vibe. The spot has amazing chicken wings and the cocktails selection is pretty good.

Café Royal

Where: AIM Plaza, 267A Etim Inyang Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos
When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Happy Hour Offer: 50% off all beers, wines, and margaritas
Café Royal is a great one-stop restaurant for when you don’t know what exactly you’re craving. The menu ranges from salads to Italian (pizzas, pastas) to burgers. There is also an Asian Restaurant (Metisse) and French Patisserie (Chocolate Royal) at same location. The happy hour at Cafe Royal is from 6–8pm except on Fridays with 50% off all beers and cocktails. The margarita served here is rated top 3 in Lagos, so you’re in a good company.

Lounge Bar at Lilygate

Where: 2, Olubunmi Owa Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos
When: 6:00pm – 7:00pm Monday to Friday
Happy Hour Offer: 50% off all beers, wines, and cocktails
The Lounge-Bar at Lilygate is a good for settings for social and business meetings. The experienced bartenders will create cocktails or coffee-specialties for you to enjoy while you await your dinner date. The happy hour window at Lilygate is the shortest on this list. It is literally “one happy hour”. The deal is 50% off all beers, wines, and cocktails on the menu.

Adrenaline Sports Bar

Where: Four Points by Sheraton Lagos, Oniru Chieftaincy Estate, Lagos
When: 6:00pm – 7:00pm Monday to Friday and 12:00pm – 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday
Happy Hour Offer: 50% off Beers and Soft drinks
Adrenaline is a sports bar located in Four Points by Sheraton Lagos and is one of the best places to catch a football game. Enjoy a great sporting ambience and watch up to 5 different games on the TV screens. Come in and taste the Manhattan Burgers or traditional Nigerian snacks like our signature “Dodo and Snails” and oversized Margaritas and Beer in a tube. The Happy Hour is 50% off the “Best Brews” Beer menu. Also on Tuesday, enjoy complimentary finger food with every beer purchased.

Zenith Water Margin

Where: 28 Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, Surulere, Lagos
When: 6:00pm – 7:00pm Monday to Friday and 12:00pm – 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday
Happy Hour Offer: 2-for-1 on all beers, wines, cocktails, & spirits
Zenith Water Margin has a storied past, at one point it was listed as one of the top 100 restaurants around the world by The Times. 20 years on the next generation of owners have stepped up to the challenge of restoring Zenith Water Margin to its rightful place as the best Chinese Restaurant in Lagos. The Chinese food here is actually not bad but the happy hour offer is what make Zenith Water Margin a great spot to get after work drinks.

Natives Lounge

Where: 5B Ojuolobun Close, Victoria Island
When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm Monday to Friday
Happy Hour Offer: 50% off all beers
The Natives Lounge offers 50% off all beers during the week. Unfortunately cocktails are not included in the offer which is annoying.