With pumping discos, late night bars and live music venues, Lagos is fast making its mark as the nightlife capital of Nigeria. The nightlife scene tends to start late in the evening and keep going until the sun rises, with most clubs only beginning to fill up at about 11pm. The main nightlife destinations in Lagos include Victoria Island and Ikoyi. Mainland Lagos has a couple of great bars but only for the more adventurous as safety can be an issue.
Popular late night bars and clubs in Ikoyi and Victoria Island include Kuramo Sports Cafe, Bambuddha and Club Towers Priv'E. Awolowo Road attracts a number of diners and late night drinkers, and Nigeria's resident expat population tend to migrate toward Pat's Place. Popular venues on Mainland Lagos include Motherlan' and New Afrika Shrine.
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