15 Best Hangout Spots In Ikeja In 2024

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The best hangout spots in Lekki are Suya University, Bamboo Lounge, Sky Restaurant and JJK Park.

Ikeja is one of the most exclusive places to live in Lagos; it’s the capital of Lagos state and hosts some of the most essential complexes and most famous landmarks in the entire state.

It hosts the famous Lagos Government House and many malls and businesses.

Undoubtedly, Ikeja is one of the busiest and most essential parts of Lagos, and these hangout spots are places you can go to relax, have fun, or even take your family along for some bonding.

So, if you are new to Lagos or the area, you might wonder about the best hangout spots in Ikeja. 

Well, we have you covered; read on to see the 15 best hangout spots in Ikeja that deserve your visit this 2024.

The Best Hangout Spots in Ikeja

1. Pool Terrace Bar

Pool Terrace Bar

The Pool Terrace Bar is a great place to relax and chill in town. It has some cool alfresco dining vibes with a beautiful view of an outdoor pool, which makes it the perfect place to set the soul loose after a hectic day at work.

It’s also interesting to know that you can take friends here, or if you want a date with that special person, the bar also has great music, with the highlights being the WAZOBIA Night every Friday at 5 pm.

Location: Located inside Sheraton Hotel Ikeja

Price Range: Depending on what you order, but from #2,000 upwards

Best For: A chill night out or a first date

2. Sky Restaurant and Lounge

sky restaurant and lounge

This is definitely one of the best hangout spots in Ikeja. I have been here before, and I can guarantee you the experience is worth it. 

Situated in the penthouse of a hotel, it features some of the best cocktails and drinks you can get anywhere in Lagos.

Their food is heavenly too, with some fantastic intercontinental dishes mixed alongside national classics. 

Sky Restaurant is the go-to spot if you are looking for a place for a date, a night out with friends, or just a solo adventure to chill out.

Location: Atop Eko Hotels and Suites

Price Range: #7,000 upwards

Best For: Relaxing, Night out with friends and Dates

3. The New Afrika Shrine

The New Afrika Shrine is also known as the Fela Shrine – a tribute to the legacy of the legendary Fela Kuti.  

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If you like music, especially Afrobeats, then this is a spot that you would love. It’s famous for its live music and a host of cultural activities.

The spot also doubles as a concert hall sometimes, which makes the price of admission sketchy at best because some nights might feature free performances, while special events or concerts may have an entrance fee. It all depends on who is performing.

If you are looking for good music alone or with friends, try out the Fela Shrine.

Location: NERDC Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos.

Price: Depends on who is performing

Best For: Music Lovers

4. Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park (JJT Park)

Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park (JJT Park)

This is the first park on this list and is here for a good reason. If you love the outdoors, fresh air, and not cooped up interiors with strangers, then JJT Park is your haven.

The park is perfect for picnics, outings, taking photographs, or even group hangouts; if you are a content creator, it can be a beautiful natural background for some of your content and more.

The park has fantastic features like Chess games, statues, a fountain, a children’s playground, perfect if you take kids along, parking space, free Wi-Fi, lounge/huts, and even a food court.

It’s one of the best hangout spots in Ikeja, and the shocking part is that it’s free!!

Location: 8B Regina, Omolara Street, Off Awosika Bus Stop, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos.

Price: Free, but for a group of more than 10 people, there’s a fee of ₦10,000

Best For: Picnics, casual outings, photography, and even larger gatherings like birthday parties or group hangouts.

5. Amani Spa and Wellness

If you want the baby treatment, look no further than Amani. They offer various services, including a nail salon, a flotation pool, a sauna, and a relaxation area alongside suites for couples who wish to stay over.

Amani is the right spot if you feel too stressed and want to soak all the stress away.

Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, 38/40, Isaac John Street, Ikeja GRA 100271, Ikeja, Lagos.

Price Range: Depending on the service needed but from #7,000 upwards

Best For: individuals looking to relieve stress or couples looking for pampering.

6. Rhapsody’s Ikeja

Rhapsody’s Ikeja

Situated inside the Ikeja Mall, this is a great place to enjoy a lively evening and is a very vibrant spot to have a date (speaking from experience).

They have some of the best cocktails I have tasted alongside unique good cuisines. It features a bar and lounge area, live music, and also provides shisha and Wi-Fi services. 

In addition, at night, it transforms from an impeccable restaurant to a DJ-fueled nightclub. I treasure the customer service here; those waiters deserve the best tips.

Location: Inside Ikeja City Mall

Price Range; #5,000

Best For: Hanging out with friends or for a date night.

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7. Zen Garden

Undoubtedly, the Zen Garden is one of the best restaurants in Ikeja and Lagos as a whole and is seen as worthy of mention among the pinnacles of fine dining.

They serve authentic and mind-blowing traditional Chinese dishes with many variations depending on the customers, including vegan options. 

The restaurant has some of the best ambiance and décor compared to any other restaurant in Ikeja, you must, however, note that it’s pretty expensive.

Considering Zen Garden, if you love fine dining and spending a bit over your wallet.

Location: 60 Isaac John Street, G.R.A., Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

Price Range: Quite expensive

Best For: Special Occasions, e.g. proposal dinners.

8. Terra Kulture

Terra Kulture

This is a blend of art, culture, and fine dining. The restaurant offers cultural immersion while dining with fantastic and eye-catching art pieces.

It’s an excellent spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with specific hours for each meal and its delectable Nigerian cuisine. 

Its menu includes a range of dishes showcasing Nigeria’s rich culture and flavours.

Location: Main Branch in Victoria Island with a sub-branch in Ikeja

Price Range: #5,000 upwards

Best For: Hangout with friends and first dates

9. Sip and Paint

Picture this: you are sipping a glass of champagne in one hand and painting the beautiful sunset with the other while your wife is beside you doing the same.

That level of paradise is what Sip and PAINT Ikeja offers; with brands nationwide, the Ikeja branch dares not to disappoint its customer’s expectations.

Location: Multiple Locations in Ikeja

Price Range: #40,000 upwards

Best For: Couples and Friends

10. Kalakuta Museum

 Kalakuta Museum

While the Fela Shrine is dedicated to remembering the legacy of his music through concerts and performances, the Kalakuta Museum is a museum in the traditional sense.

Here, you can see actual relics of the legend’s life and his memory stored words, statues, clothes, shoes, and world images, making this treasure one of the best hangout spots in Ikeja.

The visit comes with a guided tour that exposes the significant parts of Fela’s life and his noble gift to Africa.

Location: 7 Gbemisola Street, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos.

Price: #2,000

Best For: Those interested in Music and Culture

11. The University of Suya

Nigerians and Suya have a bond that can’t be separated, and if you love food and hanging out, you should get admitted into the University of Suya.

This spot has some of the tastiest Suya in Nigeria (I am the judge), as sampled by yours truly, and I will recommend it till Kingdom comes to everyone around me.

Location: 62 Allen Ave, Allen, Lagos 101233, Lagos.

Price Range: #1,000 upwards

Best For: Foodies

12. La Mango Restaurant

La Mango Restaurant

When it comes to sophistication, La Mango is an extraordinary mention on the list and a hangout spot I would love to visit one day with my partner.

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The décor and the live music that speaks to your soul directly are impressive. Their food and cocktails come in a wealth of variety and options; from what customers have said, they rarely disappoint.

Location: 3A, Adekunle Fajuyi, Ikeja GRA 101233, Lagos.

Price Range: #5,000 upwards

Best For: Special Occasions

13. Orchid Bistro Café

Complete with amazing views, fantastic food, and impressive decor, Orchid Bistro café is one of the best hangout spots in Lekki and one I would recommend for a great time with friends.

Location: 58a, Isaac John St, Ikeja GRA 101233, Ikeja, Lagos.

Price Range: #5,000 upwards

Best For: Hanging out, dates

14. Bamboo Lounge and Guest House

Bamboo Lounge and Guest House

If you want something laid back, where you alone can enjoy your time, this guest house is the paradise you have been looking for.

Here, you can run away from the hustle and bustle of Lagos, enjoy serenity, and dip in pristine pools all day.

The guest house offers some of the best foods in the world, impeccable room service, and care for any desires.

If you’re looking for an enjoyable spot to hang out in Lagos, then be sure to check out Bamboo Lounge and Guest House!

Location: 38, Oduduwa Way, Ikeja GRA 101233, Ikeja, Lagos.

Price Range: Not publicly available but will be pricey

Best for: Personal relaxation or couples

15. Blackwood Grills & Bar

And last but definitely not the least is this beauty. Open all day long, you can hop in here and get a bite to cool off from the hectic day.

All guests are welcome, and unreserved sitting is available at the bar. This bar is one of the best fun places in Ikeja for those who want to stay out late.

At Blackwood, you’ll find intercontinental cuisines and fine dining that offer an exquisite environment for families and business partners.

Location: 11, Olu-Akerele Street, Off Awolowo Way (behind Lagoon Hospital), Ikeja, Lagos.

Price Range: #5,000 upwards

Best For: Hangout with friends

Conclusion

And we’ve come to the end of the Best Hangout Spots In Ikeja. I hope you found the spot in this list that matches your budget and desires. 

If you have any questions, please ask; we would be thrilled to answer them. You can also check out our blog for more exciting articles. Thanks for reading!

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Godfrey Ogbo, the Chief Editor and CEO of AtlanticRide, merges his environmental management expertise with extensive business experience, including in real estate. With a master's degree and a knack for engaging writing, he adeptly covers complex growth and business topics. His analytical approach and business insights enrich the blog, making it a go-to source for readers seeking thoughtful and informed content.

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