15 Fabulous Places To Go For A Date In Lagos

Dating in Lagos has long been in repute for being complicated, but we can make the dating process very easy for you especially when you meet that special someone. Lagos is awash with several locations, spots and places where you could go and have a lot of fun if you’re looking to take someone on a date, be it a business date or a romantic one.

Here are 15 of the fabulous places to go on a date in Lagos; you will have no trouble professing your love to that special someone when you visit any of these locations:

1. Rhapsody’s


Rhapsody’s has a gorgeous ambience. Located in Ikeja City Mall in Alausa, Ikeja, the restaurant is known for its romantic settings, a perfect place for a date. You are going to enjoy a lovely afternoon or evening with their overall fine food and service. Instead of settling for a fruit juice, you can woo your crush with a exquisite wine from their vast wine list. If you love seafood, you will certainly enjoy your date. Visit: Rhapsody’s

2. Bheerhugz

Bheerhugz Cafe

Bheerhugz is a perfect place for a romantic date. Located in Ikeja City Mall, it is a spot for all kinds of minds and personalities with lots of activities for the quiet and the loud. It’s a spot that music and sports lovers will cherish; karaoke here is impeccable. They are also known for their wide variety of drinks. In a finely dim, romantic scenery, you’ll enjoy their red hugz menu – chicken, fish and goat red hugz. The ‘Pork chops’ is a favourite, don’t leave without trying it. Visit: Bheerhugz

3. Taruwa

Taruwa, Lagos

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If your crush is a culture enthusiast, Taruwa is the best place for a date. Awe your crush with your cultural and poetic insight at this location. Located in Falomo, Ikoyi, it’s a beautiful arena where music and poetry speak volumes. Also it’s a place for all forms of dance and performing arts. Never a dull moment in Taruwa! Visit: Taruwa

4. Ember Creek

Ember Creek

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Ember Creek has such an amazing vibe and ambiance for friends hangout and romantic dates.Located on the coastal shores of Ikoyi with a wonderful panoramic view of the waterfront terrace, it’s a resort that has so much to offer in terms of the terrain, food, drinks and other acts. It has such a great place to visit with your special someone. Visit: Ember Creek

5. Melting Moments


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This is a place where you get all sorts of ice cream. It’s not just known for ice cream but the aura that this place provides and the welcome is extraordinary and perfect for dates. Melting point is located in the Ikeja City Mall. After all, it is said that everybody loves ice cream. Be adventurous and go for the Gelato Smoothie, it is incredibly delicious. Visit: Melting Moments

6. The Place

The Place

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Located on the island in Lekki phase 1, The Place is far from the cacophony of Lagos and a drive away from the waterfront. Varieties speak; food, drinks and all sorts of refreshment. The tempo is calm and music here speaks to your soul. Perfect for a date, particularly when you’re looking to really have some “alone” time with that special someone.

7. Barcelos, Ikeja


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The lights and interior are perfectly crafted and designed to welcome you with arm’s wide open. Known for the grilled meat and cocktails of all kind, Barcelos is a place with a touch of class for those who are looking to impress their dates. Delicious food and a cozy ambiance makes for an ideal date night and that’s what Barcelos offers. Visit: Barcelos

8. Domino’s Pizza

Domino's Pizza

Domino’s Pizza is everywhere in Lagos, either on the mainland or island. It’s a place where people frequent a lot not just for their tasty pizza but also for what comes in between – the vibes, which is lively yet cosy, making for a great place to enjoy a delicious pizza and even talk for hours. They are known for their interior design with colours that speaks to all personalities. Perfect for all kind of dates. Visit: Domino’s Pizza

9. Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)


KFC has a lot of branches, scattered round Lagos with each located in strategic spots. Their distinctive shade of red speaks in silence, creating this aura of love and welcome. They are known for their delicious chicken drumsticks and chips. It’s also a great location for a great date. Visit: KFC Nigeria

10. Jazzhole


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Explore this breathtaking cafe’s collection of vintage books, music record and art. Jazzhole is located off Awolowo way in Ikoyi, It’s not your after-day spot but if you are a lover of art, books and good music, it is a perfect place to go for a date. It’s quiet and calm for the reserved mind. Visit: Jazzhole on Facebook

11. SS Lounge

SS Lounge

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SS Lounge is located in Victoria Island in Lagos, it’s a beautiful sport’s bar and lounge. It’s a comfy environment for sports, food and drinks in all varieties. If a unique experience and setting is what you are looking for, this might just be it. It has a sheer ambience that makes it a super spot for a date.

12. Xovar Lounge

XOVAR Lounge 4

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Located in Lekki, it’s a beautiful stop for a date as it offers a lot in terms of entertainment, foods and drinks. The architectural piece is perfectly crafted to suit customers of all class with both an indoor and outdoor lounge. The ambiance just right, not too casual and not too grand, with impressive service. It’s the perfect spot for a date. Visit: Xovar Lounge

13. The Grillroom at Wheatbaker Hotel

The Grill Room

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Its interior design and craft is out of this world; beautiful beyond description. The grill room is known for the unique food (Sea Food). Each meal is a delicacy, each taste and pure delight. It’s a perfect spot that is soothing for a date. Visit: The Wheatbaker

14. Cold Stone Creamery

cold stone Lagos

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Cold Stone Creamery is a hidden gem with a faithful following. Strictly known for their ice cream and shakes which comes in a wide array of choices. Enjoy tasty shakes with you date in this cosy environment. The ambience, service and reception are priceless. A place you’ll certainly pick for a date over and over again.

15. Alalo


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If you enjoy plain dates where you can just kick back and relax with your crush over a delicious meal, Alola is an amazing choice. Located in a calm section of Ikeja, just a short drive away from Maryland’s traffic, Alalo is the perfect spot for a date while on a low budget. They serve uniquely prepared local dishes and the environment is very neat and comfy. There interior design is so African that you may feel you are in an art gallery. Visit: Alalo Foods

When it comes to dates, be it business or giving that special someone a treat, Lagos sure has more than enough spots to cater to the differences in lifestyles, pockets and personalities. From the music lover to the sports lover to the one who likes it natural, none is left out. You just need to take a little time to finding which arrangement works for you and the ones above are just the right places to start.

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49 thoughts on “15 Fabulous Places To Go For A Date In Lagos

  1. This is a great information. Majority of these places are new to me. My next visit to Lagos will definitely more enjoyable. Thanks for this info.

  2. Whao! Very nice

  3. This locations are so cute with the little views…nice places

  4. On the mainland we have Roadrunners and Ash Pub in Yaba and ebute metta area.

  5. Its very beautiful and interesting places, just wish to be in one of those, feeling bored right now. Lagos is indeed beautiful!

    • dont be bored. I could take you to some of the places when next you’re in Lagos lol.

  6. Are you seriously adding KFC and Dominos to this list? Really?

    • Yes, Eloka. What do you think? There are some cool KFC branches where you can easily spice up a lovely weekend or even spend precious time with your special someone. 🙂

  7. definitely would love to visit Jazzhole…that’s a date with myself!!! thanks for sharing.

    • Please take me wit u

  8. Nice places l have to visit dis place if I come to 9ja

  9. What of Romantic places in Warri

  10. KFC and Whitbaker on the same list. Hmmm. Both nice I visit both ( playing D.A I wonder why KFC versus Johnny Rockets or even a local joint like TFC which also has good food / sweet sensations etc)

    Why cold stone vs ice cream factory?

    Don’t mine me lol cool list!!! I go to many food spots, and I’ll checkout the ones I haven’t seen.

    the truth is lagos has soo many amazing places that one would have to do a yearly list and runner ups etc to shout em all out. Nice list.

  11. Nice place 2 relax

  12. Wat abt in ikorodu????…..
    Must it be on d island n mainland???

  13. Thanks a lot for this post. Been to Taruwa & Ember Creek, really wonderful places & the scenery at Ember Creek is just awesome. Guess my my next port of call is Jazzhole or Bherrhugz.

  14. if these are the best place in Lagos then nothing is happening in Lagos

  15. Wow, so many lovely places to kick back and just relax frm all the hustle and bustle of the city. Tnx a bunch

  16. Wow, many breath taking places to just kick back nd relax. Tnx y’ll

  17. Like seriously… KFC, BARCELOS, DOMINO PIZZA, THE PLACE…are you for real. We could also add TFC, MR BIGGS and Tantaslizers to the too nau!

    • Hahaha! Imeh, you are so funny! Com’on, people still take their significant other to these places. I guess it depends on their wallets sometimes.

    • Is there no such places within surulere. Would love to visit.


    • Hi, what do u mean Cactus Restaurant got crowded? I have a friend who would like to visit their?

  19. Tone a lot is happening in lagos ooo these are just some of them, lagos is one of the best place to relax

  20. yeah looks like.

  21. Sumtymz it’s not abt tha wallet……kfc…….the place…….ss….etc……r stil cool places 2 hang out alone. Dsnt alwys hv 2 b abt chicks. Vry lovely list.kip it up. Thumbz up….melting moments iz tha g.spot i’m gonna hit next. Sounds exotic n serene……

  22. Nice list…didnt know about taruwa and jazzhole would definately visit.
    I would also like 2 suggest terraculture is also nice for art and culture as well ,ocean basket is good when you are looking for good seafood.johnny rockets have awesome milkshakes and burgers for laid back dates, 355 for more adventurous mexican food

  23. There is more to a date than just “chops”. Am sure lagos has more to offer so don’t narrow your adventures to this list it’s only a few of what happens in lagos. I love to dance and my idea of a date must not be food alone. Food plus fun leaves memories. Can we have enlisted on-sea fun (beaches maybe private, boat cruise) acarde games, good music spots e. g karaoke ). Thank you!!!

  24. Wow, Jazzhole looks really fancy, especially for a 2nd date (or any date for that matter). I have heard of it, but never been there myself. Will definitely check it out

  25. Hi,
    this is a really helpful article. It’s just Jazzhole and The Place do not look like that

  26. Hmm! Ember creek looks inviting but wondering if it is affordable.

  27. Who will take me out to one of these beautiful places? Am bored!!!!

    • Debt I am here ooh

  28. KFC is too expensive especially the one at shoprite, Surulere

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