Ultimate Guide to Nightlife in Abuja

Nightlife in Abuja
Moscow Underground Club, Abuja | © Moscow Underground

Abuja’s coolness and administrative prowess attract people from all over the world. And so, does its nightlife and clubbing areas, offering a dizzying array of choice. The nightlife scene in Abuja is always a vibe, regardless of what style of music you’re into. Nigeria’s capital supports a thriving nightlife for everyone, whether that means clubs, wine bars or a quintessentially Nigerian outdoor hangout spotsCheck out our Abuja nightlife guide to get the low-down on where to go and the best places to take you through the night.

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Getting around

Abuja taxis are the easiest way to get around, and they are literally everywhere. The city’s transport system is well linked so you’re almost never in the traffic. Worried about safety of the city taxis or you simply in doubt? Do not worry, Uber and Bolt (Tafixy) are other reliable options for navigating the streets and roads of the Nigerian capital.

Local tip

It’s wise to make cash withdrawals during the day as most ATM machines either do not dispense cash or are out of service (between 10pm and 6:30am). However, most bars, restaurant, hotels, clubs and hangout make use of card payments. And some of these places have ATM machines within the premises.

Abuja nightclubs crawl

Nightlife in Abuja
Moscow Underground Club, Abuja | © Moscow Underground

Abuja’s Maitama and Wuse areas are the city’s most popular nightlife neighbourhoods. Famous for being the heart of the city’s drinking and clubbing scenes. They are lined with numerous bars, restaurants and clubs, so there’s no shortage of activity and late-night revelry. Why not spend an unforgettable night cruising around the hottest clubs in Abuja. The top entertainment and club hotspots like Moscow Underground, Caribbean Lounge, Aqua Nightclub and Play Lounge offers a diverse mix of clubs, from the exclusive to the cheap and cheerful. Those are some of the most well-known and best nightclubs in Abuja with various kinds of music. They are the places to go and dance the night away.

Take in views of Abuja from Sky Bar Rooftop Lounge

Sky Bar Rooftop Lounge
Sky Bar Rooftop Lounge, Abuja | © Brian e Ebden

Sky Bar Rooftop Lounge is the place to go to experience the high life. Set the mood by enjoying a few cocktails on the rooftop terrace, where you can take in stunning views of Abuja by night. Then hit the club lounge inside, where a host of resident and celebrity DJs keep the people dancing into the early hours. The music ranges from Afrobeats, party pop and global smash anthems.

Address: 46 Kwame Nkrumah Cres, Asokoro, Abuja, Nigeria

Try something a bit different

You can’t come to Abuja without experiencing the amazing Nigerian street food. From suya to shawarma, there’s explosion in popularity of these street food with a wave of new delicious choices. If you’re in the mood for laid-back night, you can ask your ride to take you to the best suya spot around where you can order. Also, some bars and restaurants have in-house grills and place an order for these delicacies. Down it with a cold bottle of beer or some fine cocktail mix, kick your feet up and relax into the night.

BluCabana Restaurant & Lounge

fun hangouts in Abuja
BluCabana Restaurant & Cafe, Abuja. © Isoken Ogunbor

This lovely multipurpose spot is one of the best hangout spots in Abuja. BluCabana provides a truly spectacular combination of poolside and dining outdoor. As you enter you will find yourself overwhelmed by the spectacular views over the of Abuja’s sky at night that’s complements the well-lit large swimming pool. Sit down to a meal prepared by the finest chefs available, or simply enjoy some cocktails. You can eat and swim to your heart’s content here when in Abuja.

Address:  Mabushi District, Abuja, Nigeria

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