The Official IJGB* Guide to Lagos - 2018 Edition

*IJGB (I Just Got Back)

IJGB /eye-jay-gee-bee/ 

The official term used to denote a fresher in Lagos. One who has probably just hopped off a plane at Murtala Mohammed Airport and is ready to pioneer all possible rocks in Lagos. 

First, this is the latest IJGB Guide we’ve done in a while. But it’s not my fault though, I was busy fighting my enemies in the office so I didn’t notice December had properly kicked in until my salary kicked in. 

Second, your boy has been paid so Christmas has OFFICIALLY started. 

Speaking of of getting paid, the dollar has been relatively stable this year. There was a little spike a couple weeks ago, but big daddy Meffy has been fighting the fire with all his might. Smart people say it’s one of those things where you transfer the effects to the long term in exchange for short term reward. Long story short, your dollar might not buy out the bar this year, but it probably will next year. So stay tuned for 2019 IJGB Guide lol. 

Anyway, here’s a lowdown on what you’ve missed since your last visit:


Where to Eat

Z Kitchen

Yeah, some locals might say it’s overrated or it’s “not that good”, but those ones tend to forget they’re in Lagos and everything sucks. Look, you cannot, with good conscience, say there are 10 restaurants in Lagos better than Z Kitchen. And when you look at it like that, it’s easy to see why it’s the best new opening of the year. The seafood pasta is a scam, but they steaks are excellent and so is the cheesecake. 


Honorable Mentions: Sushiholic, Maison Kayser, Burg


Where to Drink

Buzz Barr

Was Buzz Barr here last year? I’m a washed man so I really don’t know what the streets are saying these days. Christina knows though and she says the Pornstar Martini is a top 5 cocktail in Lagos:

The Porn Star, which is a passionfruit martini accompanied by a miniature glass of champagne, was O-U-T-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G.
It was made from fresh passionfruit, vodka, passionfruit liqueur, vanilla liqueur, fresh lime juice and shooter champagne. This definitely makes top 5 Drink Lagos cocktails – it was neat, strong and sophisticated.

She knows what she’s saying so I’d trust her. 

Honorable Mentions: The Grill by Delis, SABOR


Where to... Lagos?

Has anything really changed since last year? Oh, there’s no more Visionscape. Yeah, that’s a big change.  Anyway, here’s a calendar full things I’d do if I was still jumping the fence at Likwid. 

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