By Mbazan Anongu
ABUJA, Nigeria’s Capital city is one of the best places to be, it’s surrounded by rocks, gardens and luxurious hotels as well as beautiful pubs and hubs so Whether you are a er a sophisticated evening with a cocktail or an all-night party, my guide to Nigeria nightlife will provide you with all the information on clubs, bars, live music, pubs and lounges you need. So put on your dancing shoes and jump right in!
Here is a quick run down of how a typical weekend night is in Abuja. First rule is for you to have an open mind to di erent adventures as usually things seldom go as planned when you are with lively set of people. Sometimes or rather most times, when you leave your home with one destination in mind, you end up somewhere else.
The hours of 6pm to 9pm is regarded as the warm up time in anticipation of what is to come. It is advisable to stay indoors if you have important items on your To-do list for the next morning. is is because you most certainly will get tired with the high energy exhausted at night. Abuja lifestyle sprouts up new fun spots every day, so the party crowd tends to move from one spot to the other. You must be abreast with the happenings and the direction of where the party people are headed if you desire to be in the right place at the right time in order to not miss in the fun. Another key thing to note is that no one joint has it all, so unless you are having massive fun in one club, you are entitled to go to another and enjoy yourself and your money. The bottom line is that whatever
your taste or your vices are, you need to ask the right people the right questions and you will be pointed in the right direction, to fulfill your heart desires.
Here are some of the fun places to be:
Located at 80, Aminu Kano Crescent, Kano, the 24-hour café turns into a nightclub on Friday and Saturday nights. e bank is a high pro le luxurious lounge with an atmosphere lled with excitement and youthful liveliness. e bank guarantees nothing but fun through a combination of nonstop music, fashion, dance and great food. is is a place where the party never ends be sure to bring your atm cards or a large amount of cash, camera phones, sel e sticks and of course, your dancing shoes as well! You would want your friends on social media to have a feel of the fun you are sure to have. Also, get ready to bump into high pro le dignitaries and celebrities; and you know what they say, a sel e is a new
Just around the Mabushi district of Abuja, Blucabana is bubbly with amazing events. Its also a great choice for expatriates- especially Phillipinos and Europeans-which the city usually has in abundance, they o er a variety of intercontinental cuisine, ey also have a beauty lounge that specializes in skin care, pampering and relaxation, nail care,
makeup, tattoo artistry and more. You will be killing many birds with one stone during your visit to Blucabana.
Bamboo is a safe and comfortable bar in a class of its own. Located at 3 Salt Lake Street, O Gana Street, Abuja, its unique design makes use of palms and owers to give a warm, homely feel to visitors. e use of bamboo, for its roo ng, distinguishes the restaurant by default.
Food wise, it is popularly known for its amazing suya which is sold for N300 per stick. e quite tasty and filling snack sold at such a price is quite affordable for an expensive city like Abuja. They also have yummy barbeques, sh on the grill and more accompanied by a wide variety of luscious drinks.
Mirage Hookah Lounge and Grill
This bar and lounge is the first African rooftop lounge in Abuja. They have Intercontinental and Nigerian dishes and special barbecue grilled dishes.
Mirage Hookah opens daily from 11 am to 12 am. For late night dining, outdoor conversations and roo op memories, Mirage does a great job!
Klub vanity, House of Cubana
Club Cabana, as it is popularly called, is a buzzing nightclub located at Plot 130, Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja. is club gives Club storm a run for its money in terms of attracting the crème de la crème of Abuja. Just be ready to throw out huge sums of cash as
the drinks don’t come cheap. With a well rounded night of dance, musical concerts, karaoke, great drinks and vanity nights, you are guaranteed to have nothing but undiluted fun! Cubana has played host to the popular music group- Mavins.
Located at plot 81 Ademola adept crescent Wuse 2 is one of the most visited places at night, the party never ceases in this particular and it’s all week round. The Lounge has the best DJs in all of Abuja and beyond, most secure and serene environment with drinks sold at a affordable prices. One of the most beautiful things about this club is it’s a non-smoking lounge with well marked out designated smoking areas for those who need to.
Also one of the most distinguishing factor about this night club and others is their Thursday karaoke which starts from 7pm till dawn, so for those looking to have a little fun midweek after work, sofa Lounge offers that relaxing yet fun time.