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MJ's Bar

Address: Travessa Senhora da Graca, No. 2, Lagos 8600-639, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 969 923 639
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Ranked #4 of 65 things to do in Lagos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bars & clubs, Nightlife
Owner description: Having completed a thorough clean and polish plus a little painting and renovation, MJ's Bar has...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stroller parking
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Type: Bars & clubs, Nightlife
Owner description: Having completed a thorough clean and polish plus a little painting and renovation, MJ's Bar has just re-opened a few days before Easter. We are still small in size but extremely large on hospitality with great service and good conversation. We offer a fantastic choice of drinks, an amazing list of cocktail's mixed and served to perfection and special prices during Happy Hours. On top of playing a wide variety of requested music at the volume that is suitable, we also have Live Music during the week. So, come on in, dance, tap your feet and sing along and you are all guaranteed a great nights entertainment. We are at the top of the Cul-de-Sac, adjacent to the Slave Market.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stroller parking

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New York City, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My wife and I were in Lagos just before the high season but had a great time with Marilyn nonetheless. We had an 80's dance party (my wife's request) and Marilyn was helpful in passing along reccomendations for restaurants as well.

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MandMlagos, Owner at MJ's Bar, responded to this review

Hallo ApNp8. What a nice surprise to see your comment on Tripadvisor. Thank you very much. Your comments prove to other customers that MJ's Bar plays all sorts of requested music and that we really do take care of you. Nice to know that we helped to make your stay in Lagos one to remember. Kind regards, Marilyn. More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The short version of MJ's is that it has amazing cocktails because the bartender, Marilyn, can literally make hundreds (along with being fantastic to talk to), and plays great music that caters to all tastes. The long version is this: a couple of friends and I came to Lagos on an off-peak season near Christmas, so there was hardly anyone... More 

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MandMlagos, Owner at MJ's Bar, responded to this review

Hallo Paige. What a surprise!! and a fantastic Tripadvisor comment. I really enjoyed you and your friends company. Such a laugh for all of us. Hurry back and lets have some more fun. Thank you very much for your comments. They are really appreciated. Hope to see your happy smiling faces again. Regards, Marilyn. More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We lived in Lagos for six months and MJ's was one of our regular haunts, and whenever we're back in town we always drop in. Marilyn is so friendly, kind, and great fun - an amazing hostess! Her cocktails are extraordinary and she always takes the time to sit and chat with her customers. I honestly cannot recommend this place... More 

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MandMlagos, Owner at MJ's Bar, responded to this review

Hallo Jessica. What a lovely comment. Thank you so much. 6 months of happy fun. It went so fast. Hopefully I do not have to wait that long before we can do it all again. Regards, Marilyn. More 

Cork, Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great place to start and finish a night out in Lagos. Staff are the nicest I have ever met, and are happy to join in on the rounds. Keep it going :D

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MandMlagos, Owner at MJ's Bar, responded to this review

Hallo Adam. Thank you very much for taking the time to write your comment on Tripadvisor. It's my pleasure to know that you all thoroughly enjoyed yourselves in MJ's bar. We will most definately keep it going and look forward to your next visit. Regards, Marilyn. More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We would echo the last review from Lucy O. You are always made very welcome and hostess Marilyn has some great tips for those staying in Lagos and other places to visit. Great value for money and the music caters for all tastes. Marilyn, we hope your op went well and you are now taking medical advice and resting. Plenty... More 

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MandMlagos, Owner at MJ's Bar, responded to this review

Hallo Alan and Ingrid. Many thank's for your Tripadvisor comment. It was fun looking after you two. Also thank you for your concern. Everything went well. Looking forward to having more laughs together on your next visit. Regards, Marilyn. More 

Redditch, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Having been to MJ's on our last visit to Lagos me, my partner and our friends made sure to pop in again this time, and ended up spending most evenings propping up the bar! The bar was quite quiet due to it being later in the season, but still has a great atmosphere. Marilyn always makes us feel so welcome,... More 

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MandMlagos, Owner at MJ's Bar, responded to this review

Hallo Lucy. Thank you very much for writing such a nice comment on Tripadvisor. We certainly did have a few entertaining nights together and it was my pleasure to make sure that your stay in Lagos was a happy one. I look forward to seeing you all again next year. Regards, Marilyn. More 

England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Not sure whether this bar has found it's niche in the Lagos bar scene, seemed neither to be the party place nor the place to spend time in relaxing with your drinks. Yes, lovely lady ( Marilyn ? I think ). Marketed as a cocktail bar and is more that than somewhere to go for what I regard as drinks.... More 

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MandMlagos, Owner at MJ's Bar, responded to this review

Hallo Phoenix. Sorry to read that you were not comfortable. I am in the process of changing the bar chairs to more softer and comfortable ones. As you say yourself. Horses for Courses. We do a lot of Parties through the year. Birthday, Anniversary and Wedding Knee's Up's are all catered for. Then we have live music two/three times a... More 

Camberley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

You cant go to Lagos without visiting Mj's Marilyn is a true hostess giving top customer service. we have been to Lagos a couple of times an always had a great night in this little bar. Marilyn is also a great DJ and has music for all tastes .

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MandMlagos, Owner at MJ's Bar, responded to this review

Hallo Sally914. You certainly know how to enjoy yourself. It was my pleasure to entertain you and your friends. I will have some new shots and Cocktails for you to sample plus a couple of dance moves to make you laugh for when you return. Don't wait too long!! Regards, Marilyn. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Surfing, and MJ's! Two perfect reasons two visit Lagos. Look forward too the cocktails, and the lovely hostess!

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MandMlagos, Owner at MJ's Bar, responded to this review

Hallo Adie W. Now that is what I call a short and sweet review. Very nice to read that I can compete against the mighty Atlantic. You can Hang Ten at the bar without getting your feet wet. Tubing or tunnelling is a different matter!! Although, it gives me a good idea for a new couple of Cocktails. Hope to... More 

Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We have been visiting Lagos for some years now and this is another 'must experience' on our regular trips here. Very welcoming owner Marilyn chatting away and showing a real interest in her customers and very nice people you see year after year. She certainly knows how to run a bar. It's a lovely little bar to visit after you... More 

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MandMlagos, Owner at MJ's Bar, responded to this review

Hallo MODublin. Very nice to see you again and enjoy your company. Thank you so much for your very nice and honest review. I appreciate you taking the time to let me know that the bar is still a good place to visit. I like to change it a little every year, just to make it interesting and more comfortable... More 

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