Posts tagged happy hour
EDL Weekender: Seun Kuti at The Shrine

EAT: Rice at Home & Anu Bello's Gizdodo Recipe

 

FOLLY: If your January salary has still not shown, for you, there is rice at home. 

NOSA: January salary hasn't come for some, while I've almost run through mine. Lawl.

 

EAT THIS TOO: Something New at Toasties!

 
 

FOLLY: If you have the budget, you should check out Toasties!. I love that the owner keeps innovating and adding new items to the menu but still sticking to her original essence.

NOSA: While some people are building Subway clones in Lagos...

FOLLY: I totally see her having one of those fully fledged sandwich (or toasties as she calls it) shop with a 100 sandwiches on the menu that becomes a local treasure. 

NOSA: If I had spare cash, I'd definitely invest. Imagine a Toasties chain.

 

LAGOS: Seun Kuti & The Egypt 80 (Live in Concert) 

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Feel so good to be back. Feel so good to be back at the Africa shrine. I missed all my fans and can’t wait to light the place up. Revolutionary music is back on Saturday 28, 2017.

EMEKA*: It's his first show of the year, and you know he'll have a lot to say about the current condition of Nigeria, and the new president of the USA. It's going to be an all night groove! The show usually starts by 11:30PM

Time: 10:00PM - Till the Beat Stops
Fee: N500
Location: New Afrika Shrine, 1 NERDC Road, Agidigbim Alausa Ikeja.


Lagos Happy Hour at Scratch

Lagos has never really been a happy hour city for as long as I can remember. As more restaurants open, the happy hour scene should be getting better and better. We even started our Lagos Happy Hour project at 234.rocks

Unfortunately, it isn’t.

This Friday, we’re trying to get Lagos to embrace happy hour. We’ll be hosting an end-of-month happy hour at Scratch & Social. We’ve curated a special N1000 drink menu and Sydney’s Cuisine will be in the house serving small bites.

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This isn't a party like that so there's no need to go home to change. Just head straight to Scratch and drink with us. Lagos is hard.

#ThirstyThursday: The Best Happy Hour Specials In Lagos Right Now

Lagos has an overwhelming amount of shitty happy hour specials. For example, we went to the Calabash Bar at Eko Hotel for happy hour once and were told that the happy hour special applied to specific beers and soft drinks. Like any sane person would spend 10 hours at work on a Monday and head to happy hour to drink half price fanta.

Honestly Lagos is a handful. If we were all Nigerian Mothers and Lagos was our child, we'd probably tell that kid "I didn't kill my own mother and so you cannot kill me" everyday. The roads are pretty much obstacle courses, the traffic never ends, and our governor pops bottles at 57; but hey we have better electricity these days. 

For all Lagos puts us through, we really deserve these drinks specials after work.  A little while ago, along the way in our seach for the best happy hour specials in Lagos, we decided to start cataloging what we found on our "sister site" 234.Rocks. We're not nearly there but it's a healthy start. 

That said, the weekend is nearly here so we thought it right to share the best four Happy Hour specials we've found so far. Honestly, we really can't even find five solid deals. 

 

Half Price Pitchers at Cafe Royale

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After Bottles, Cafe Royale has the second best margaritas in Lagos. Shame Bottles never puts theirs on "sale" aka happy hour. Thankfully, Cafe Royale does daily from 6 to 8pm and you can get their margarita pitchers for N3000. A pitcher has about 6 servings so that's N500 per glass. You can't beat that. Once again, 6-8pm M-F, 50% of beers, wines and margarita pitchers. 

 

N5000 Fishbowl at Lotus @ Pattaya

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Just ignore the lack of Swedish Fish and other candies, and how it's not like the fishbowl you know. For N5000, you get a bowl full of alcohol. That's all that really matters. 

 

Ladies Night at Four Points

ps this isn't our picture but we really needed to show you how chilled the space is

ps this isn't our picture but we really needed to show you how chilled the space is

Four Points has the realest Ladies Night in Lagos, and it also has a great view to go with it as the Office Bar is on the rooftop. On Thursday evenings, ladies get free drinks from "the Empress Menu" (a bunch of Ciroc based cocktails). If you're a guy and you go there with a lady, the bartenders will occassionally remind you that you're a guy and so there will be no free drinks for you. 

 

Half Price Beers at Pat's Bar

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Sure, it's just beer but it's a little different at Pat's.  Beer at Pat's is already quite cheap so it's super cheap when it's 50 % off. It's pump price cheap at Happy Hour, which is worth celebrating considering how Lagos bars/restaurants are unbelievably expensive. Their happy hour is 5 to 7pm M - F. Oh, their Cottage Pie is delicious and is only a cool N1500.

Post Work Rocks: Humpday Wednesday

The only thing better than a cold one after work especially on a humpday like today  or on a sunny Saturday afternoon, is a cold one with friends. 

 Or, what if drinking was a group sport? Like there was a big bowl, and each team had to drink theirs the fastest. Okay, yeah maybe that's childish.

Pitchers are usually are good deal, if there's a bunch of you and no one sneaks off before the bill arrives. We've rounded up our favourite places for "pitchers" in Lagos. 


Bottles

NOSA: The strawberry margarita pitcher at Bottles are very very potent. You'll get carried away by the sweetness of it and you'll find yourself on the floor. I did it solo one time because I thought I was the champion of this drinking thing. 

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FOLLY: They are really so sweet

DAMAGE - N6,500

Cafe Royale

FOLLY: While their food is absolutely scraps, their cocktails are 100 flame emojis. You can also get any of the margarita flavours pitcher size, I'd recommend the pineapple.

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NOSA: I like this one, but it isn't as strong as the one at Bottles. You'll need a couple if you're trying to get to that good place.   

DAMAGE - N6,000

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FOLLY: Definitely the Wahalarita. What I don't understand is why this pitcher is more expensive than the other flavours. Differentiated pricing I guess.. :( 

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NOSA: I really hate that the wahalarita is so expensive. 

DAMAGE - N8000

Lotus at Pattaya

FOLLY: If margs aren't your thing, a fishbowl at Lotus @ Pattaya is definitely for you.

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NOSA: I was a bit disappointed that the one fishbowl I wanted didn't have the candy it should come with. A bit of a scam on that front. As for the drink itself, it really sneaks up on you. I didn't think much of this until I stood up and oh, boy. 

DAMAGE - N5000 (Wednesdays & Fridays)

Happy Hour is better with friends...

FOLLY: and welcome to our shiny new site. Here, have a glass of half off wine from Eko Hotel happy hour and let us show you around. 

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FOLLY: We've not changed the site a whole lot; the blog posts look a wee bit different and we made the header section cleaner, but the real game changer is our new side bar. That's Nosa's baby right there, so if you don't like it chances are he'll block your IP address. 

NOSA: Not a threat or anything.

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FOLLY: Overall we wanted to make it easier for you to get around - a neater Eat.Drink.Lagos experience.

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FOLLY: There's a search bar at the top of the side bar so you can quickly search for a restaurant or a post. That said, The Spots, an alphabetical index of every place we've reviewed on the site, is still there in the header. 

NOSA: I didn't like the fact our initial design didn't have an easily accessible search bar. So it was top priority for the redesign.

FOLLY: You will also find social feeds and special offers in the side bar.

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We have an Uber code which you should use btw. 

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NOSA: If you've never used Uber, this is your chance to join in. Download the app and sign up with the code, EATDRINKLAGOS, and you get N3000 off your first 2 Uber rides.

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FOLLY: Meanwhile, how's the wine? A bit struggle you might find because it's the nameless house wine. We went to the Calabash Bar at Eko Hotel for happy hour on the recommendation of a "friend of the blog" we met at the first Lunch Club.

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NOSA: They really ring a bell to start and stop Happy Hour. I thought it was the best thing. Oh also, check out our Lagos Happy Hour guide for daily drink specials at various spots in Lagos.

FOLLY: I even invited a couple of our friends (Rey & Denzel) to join us as happy hour is better with friends: Rey flaked but Denzel came ready. 

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NOSA: It's a lot easier to subscribe to blog now. There's a nifty little thing on the sidebar to drop your email address in.

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FOLLY: Denzel is such a polite young man, he called our pregnant waiter "aunty" the whole time.

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Anyways, we got there ready to drink our weight in alcohol but aunty promptly imformed us that the rules have changed; happy hour specials are only on beer, soft drinks and house red wine.   

NOSA: A bit disappointing but half price Guinness will never ever be a bad idea.

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NOSA: Our Instagram feed also makes an appearance on the sidebar.

And that's about it. Play around the site a bit and let us know what you think.

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FOLLY: Oh, the strawberry basil mojito was delicious.