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“Lethal Cocktails”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of MJ's Bar

MJ's Bar
Ranked #1 of 25 Nightlife in Lagos
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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
Stirling, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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“Lethal Cocktails”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2011

Just returned from Lagos and spent many happy hours in MJ's bar. Marilyn is a fantastic host and pours great cocktails, which creep up on you, then fell you like a tree ! Do give the bar a visit and tell her Ian recommended it. You will not be disappointed. The best wee bar in Lagos.

Visited September 2011
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2 Thank ian m
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MandMlagos, Owner at MJ's Bar, responded to this review, September 29, 2011
Thank you for those stirling words Ian. Always a pleasure to know that we are doing a good job in making your holiday better. Next time you are with us, I will make sure that the measures are a tiny bit wee than normal, to assist in making the next day a little less painful. Keep sending everyone round.
Kind regards,
Marilyn.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“If you only visit one cocktail bar in Lagos - this has got to be the one !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2011

This bar is a little gem , situated in main Lagos . We had visited trip advisor pre trip and on its feedback had high expectations of the place. We were not dissapointed as from the first night onwards we found it to be a warm wellcoming place to drink.
Marilyn ( the cocktail queen )ensures that all visitors are catered for , she is a first degree mixologist of cocktails . The menu is extensive and if your not sure what you fancy she will be able to pinpoint just what you would like personally. Truly an art among bartenders ! The atmosphere is intimate and yet lively , music choices driven to match the visiting clientele. And we found that the singing and dancing , even of the staff to some tracks were entertaining nightly. Jason ( bartender extroirdinaire ) you are a legend ! If like me you have your birthday in Lagos , it will be one to remember as Marilyn and Jason pull out the stops to make your time in MJs unforgettable. This bar has it all !

Visited September 2011
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1 Thank ICUluvvie
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MandMlagos, Owner at MJ's Bar, responded to this review, September 29, 2011
Hallo again, you Luvvie's.
My wrist has just returned to being normal, after all the cocktail shaking I had to do for you. It was a real pleasure to keep you all entertained. Keep an eye on our Facebook for the photographs.
You and your friends will always be welcomed back as long lost friends. Hope to see you soon.
Kind regards,
Marilyn.
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Bucharest, Romania
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2011

I was in Lagos with a couple of friends and one night we came across this little and quiet place (it was only 11 P.M.). Marilyn invited us inside, promising a special discount. But we had not only that, but also a great experience. She is truly an inspiration and can prepare anyone a customized cocktail (she has a master's degree in mixology). Firstly, we went inside having in mind that we were going to stay for a quick drink and leave, but we ended up staying for hours, having fun, as the pub became packed with people from all around the world. Word has it that Marilyn can prepare the best Mojito in town. Truth be told> it's true!!! Be sure to stop by MJ's when in Lagos, you'll never regret your choice.

Visited July 2011
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1 Thank fucsiagirl
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MandMlagos, Owner at MJ's Bar, responded to this review, August 6, 2011
I am very glad that you have enjoyed yourselves in MJ's. It is always a pleasure to give you all a happy night. You must have a look at yourselves on our Face Book page and enjoy the memory again.
Many thanks for your lovely comments,
Marilyn.
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Best bar I have ever visited”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2011

Just go and you will see for yourself! "M" is briliant in fixing cocktails!! She can guess what you like after your first drink and fix you something made especially for you. And the atmosphre is great, there is something british, but not only, it is an unique mixture of cultures.

Visited July 2011
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1 Thank spider_ale
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MandMlagos, Owner at MJ's Bar, responded to this review, August 5, 2011
I would like to give a big thank you to our new friends from Bucharest. It was a pleasure to see you enjoy yourselves so much. I look forward to seeing you again. Do not forget to bring the Romanian flag next time. Hope the headache was not too big?
Kind regards,
Marilyn.
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Kildare, Ireland
1 review
“Absolutely the best pub i have come across in my life... and i'm from Ireland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2011

The cheapest shots coupled with the most helpful, friendly, wholesome-spirited Bar woman, Marilyn, best way to begin and end every night! She enjoys making the shots just as much, if not more, than the customers drinking them! laughs and music were had and I guarantee I will be back again next year, especially to see M.J's bar.

Visited July 2011
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MandMlagos, Owner at MJ's Bar, responded to this review, July 23, 2011
Hallo littledrinker,
thank you so much for your support and comments.
Glad to hear that you and your friends thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
When you return, I will serve the shots in bigger glasses and maybe
you can change your call name to biggerdrinker.
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