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The Most Unforgettable Nightclubs in Lagos

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Updated: 2 February 2017
If you’re new to town in Lagos, Nigeria, there is no better way to get to know the city than discovering its nightclubs which are teeming with signature Nigerian pomp and affinity for fun. Lagos, aside from being one of Africa’s most vibrant cultural hubs, is also packed with the most incredible nightlife options. If you’re looking to dance the night away, it does not get any better than the clubs below.



The name is more than a giveaway as to what this place provides. Escape, one of Lagos‘ premiere nightlife destinations, has hosted the likes of Boris Kodjoe, D’Banj and celebrities from all over. This place is good enough for the rich and famous, so you know things are about to get turned all the way up when you visit.

234A Adeola Odeku St, Lagos


There is a reason Velvett is consistently on many lists about where to go for a good time in Lagos. The club just does not quit. Presently in its third reincarnation, the nightclub is the go-to place for the young urban Lagosian. With its cool strobe lights and top-class, all-night DJ-ing, this spot guarantees to provide an unforgettable experience. Idejo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos


Nightclub, restaurant and party venue Quilox has the reputation of being one of Nigeria and Africa’s most popular and largest clubs. Since its opening, it has avoided the short-term fate of many clubs as it has never undergone a name change or restructure. It is also the go-to destination for brand events in the Island metropolis. Do yourself a favor and check it out. 873 Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, VI, Lagos

The Bank

Yes, you heard right. Despite being relatively young, The Bank has racked up the reputation as one of the fastest rising clubs in Lagos. With features like its salsa nights and its solid reputation among the local and expat community, The Bank has everything you need for that night out. 10 Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

  Retro vibes all night on the 9th, wear something retro/vintage . Turn up with us .   A photo posted by The Bank Lagos (@thebanklagos) on


Thistle Bar

Strictly speaking, Thistle Bar was not designed as a nightclub but the establishment has morphed into an unofficial afterparty venue. With its scrumptious local dishes and an incredible live band with artists from all over the continent, nights out at Thistle Bar are rife with laughter, smiles, dancing and drinking. What more could a night out offer?

897 Balarabe, Musa Crescent Lagos