20 Affordable Fun Places To Hang Out In Ikeja
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20 Affordable Fun Places To Hang Out In Ikeja

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Ikeja is the capital of Lagos State. It houses the upper, middle and lower classes, making the location perfect for exquisite, yet affordable hangout spots.

So, if you ever just feel like treating your tongue and your body to a date outside the delicacies and care they are used to, but don’t know the hangout or relaxation spots that won’t put a hole in your pocket, then this article is for you.

20 affordable fun places to hang out in Ikeja

Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park (JJT Park)

Johnson Jakande Tinubu (JJT) Park was built by the Lagos State Government under the former Governor, Akinwumi Ambode, to honour past governors of the state; late Brigadier Mobolaji Johnson Rtd, Alhaji Lateef Jakande and Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who is the current President of Nigeria.

  • But most importantly, it was created to serve as a revenue source for the Lagos State Government, which has the highest internally generated revenue in Nigeria.
  • Revenue is sourced through the provision of a waterfall, playground for kids, dry fountain, food court, as well as an open arena for individuals seeking an outdoor leisure centre for themselves and their families.
  • The John Jakande Tinubu Park is located by the State House of Assembly, beside Lagos State Secretariat Alausa, Ikeja, and carries the statues of the past governors.

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Ikeja City Mall

When you talk about the most popular landmark in Lagos, the Ikeja City Mall structure comes to mind. It is one of the most prestigious edifices in the state.

  • Any day you ever think the economic downturn has taken a toll on Nigerians, visit Ikeja City Mall, you will be dazed and wonder how Nigeria is the poverty capital of the world, as of last year.
  • ICM is one of the most visited leisure spots in Lagos, the reason why its operating profit increased from $9.5 million in the first half of 2021 to $10.5 million during the same period in 2022.
  • This profit is generated from several cool spots Ikeja City Mall houses to relieve your stress; from Silverbird Cinemas to Ocean Basket, Rhapsody’s, KFC, Debonair pizza, PlayZone, BhEERHUGZ, Ovis Massage and many more.
  • Ikeja City Mall is located in Opposite Elephant Bus-stop, Along Obafemi Awolowo Way, Alausa secretariat, Ikeja, Lagos.

The Orchid Bistro Café & Restaurant

Should you ever get tired of home-cooked meals and crave something new or uncommon, then the Orchid Bistro is the place to visit.

  • The Orchid Bistro is an affordable hangout spot for food lovers, with crab cake, French fries, chicken strips dipped in sauce, and battered fish fillet combined with buttered carrots and French fries competing for your attention on the restaurant’s menu.
  • Orchid Bistro, located at Isaac John Street, G.R.A. Ikeja, is the go-to spot for snap lovers as well, considering one of the unique selling points of the business is the beautiful orchid garden in the café.

Kalakuta Museum

Do you know the Nigerian musical Legend called Fela Anikulapo Kuti? Would you like to relive the life he lived before he died on August 2, 1997?

  • If you would, then make your way to Kalakuta Museum, where the history of Fela Kuti has been archived in words, statues, clothes, shoes and images for the public’s amusement.
  • Kalakuta Museum is situated at Gbemisola St, Allen, Ikeja. The place is visited by both Nigerians and foreigners looking to have more than a glimpse into the life and legacy of Fela.
  • Fela Kuti was known as a government critic till his death. His songs tell the struggles of his generation and prophesied the future, most of which are still relevant to date.
  • Also, his struggle as an artist, husband, father and hero of the people made his life worth being housed in a museum for sightseeing and a cool hangout spot for the generation that was not born before his death.

Bamboo Lounge and Guest House

If you are looking for a place to make memories, then the Bamboo Lounge and Guest House is a cool place to visit with your lover or lovers.

  • The sight of Bamboo Lounge could relieve you of your stress without even experiencing their services, which include local and international cuisine, as well as a variety of liquor, from craft beers, wines, spirits, mixers and more.
  • Aside from the delicacies and drinks for your consumption, Bamboo Lounge also offers a swimming pool for you to burn those calories consumed.
  • Bamboo Lounge is located at Oduduwa Way, Ikeja GRA, Lagos, where it entertains its customers with a beautiful ambience accompanied by reggae and hip-hop tunes banging out of the DJ speakers.

Grey And Glow Spa

Note that every hangout shouldn’t be about filling your tummy, some should be about giving your body the needed treatment to get rid of the aches and pains.

  • This is where Grey And Glow Spa comes in. You can take your body on a date at Grey & Glow, treating it to a body scrub, massage, facials, waxing, sauna & steam bath, as well as nail care.
  • Grey And Glow Spa can be found at Golfview Hotels and Suites, General Adeyinka Adebayo Road (Old Works Road), Ikeja GRA, Lagos.
  • The body hangout spot has a genuine desire for your overall well-being and will make your experience the ultimate retreat. Note that while you relax in a luxurious robe and comfortable sandals, you also enjoy a beverage as you indulge in your choice of any of their rejuvenating spa treatments.

University of Suya

No, it is not what you think. This article is not about to tell you to visit a university to buy suya as a form of hangout, neither is there a literal university that teaches how to make suya.

  • However, there’s a place in Allen Avenue, located in Ikeja, known as the University of Suya, where fresh cow meat barbeque is served.
  • If you think you’ve eaten the best of suya elsewhere, wait until that of the University of Suya is sitting on your tongue and slides down your throat then proceeds into your stomach – then you will know there’s suya, and there’s University of Suya.
  • You can be spontaneous with the University of Suya. Put an end to all the fine dining and the luxurious spa date you’ve been taking him or her to and go local with the University of Suya.

The New Afrika Shrine

The New Afrika Shrine is the extension of Kalakuta Museum, a place where Afrobeat, Fela Kuti’s creation, is celebrated through the performance of top and upcoming artists in Nigeria.

  • Afrika Shrine is famous for being the location Fela Kuti performed his political-driven songs for his fans during his time on earth.
  • Although Afrika Shrine was more than a musical centre, it was a community hub where residents around the area gather to discuss cultural and political issues.
  • Located on NERDC Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos, Afrika Shrine is also used as an educational and business centre to take the downtrodden and urban poor from the street, providing them with education and job opportunities.

La Mango Restaurant and Bar

La Mango Restaurant and Bar might be like the everyday exquisite and affordable restaurant and bar, but the experience will make you crave more moments at the place.

  • Should you need a hangout spot that will leave a lasting memory, then find yourself a seat in La Mango Restaurant and Bar, cause that’s what you will get.
  • While you dine on jollof rice, pepper soup and more delicacies on the menu, La Mango Restaurant and Bar provides live music that gives you an eargasm.
  • In case you are wondering how to locate La Mango Restaurant and Bar, it is situated at Adekunle Fajuyi Way, Ikeja GRA, Lagos.

Yellow Chilli Restaurant and Bar

Yellow Chilli Restaurant and Bar is another hangout spot that you and your loved ones can visit should you ever get bored at home.

  • Although Yellow Chilli Restaurant and Bar say it is more than just a restaurant, rather a social movement with a mission to preserve and highlight the best of Nigerian cultures through an experiential dining experience.
  • The restaurant dishes out fresh, hot, gourmet meals, and spicy local and pan-African delicacies, which include Jollof Fiesta and the Seafood Okra.
  • Yellow Chilli Restaurant and Bar, located in Joel Ogunnaike Street, GRA Ikeja, Lagos, also offers a delectable parade of fresh catch, which the firm says is delightful in the mouth as it is to the eyes.

Other affordable hangout spots in Ikeja

  1. Pool Terrace Bar & Restaurant
  2. Bungalow Restaurant
  3. Q4 Bar
  4. Barrel Lounge
  5. R Cafe
  6. Blackwood Grills and Bar
  7. Kingsize Place
  8. Sidewalk Lounge and Bar
  9. Cute And Posh Spa
  10. Melting Moment

Frequently asked questions

Where can I take pictures in Ikeja?

Taking pictures in fancy places is the new cool, and there are several hangout spots where you can do photoshoots in Ikeja, such as JJT Park, Kalakuta Museum, The Orchid Bistro Café & Restaurant, Ikeja City Mall, Yellow Chilli Restaurant and Bar and many more.

Where is the cheapest place to live in Ikeja?

To have easy access to the best but most affordable hangout spots in Ikeja, it is always better to live in the environment, but then again, you will need an area that has an affordable rent package.

Ikeja is such a wide place that there are many affordable places you can live if you want to be close to the fun places in Ikeja. Locations like Ogba, Oshodi, Egbeda, and Isolo have houses with affordable rent that will not cost you an arm and a leg.

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