Yes, this is authoritative. More and more night clubs are starting to spring up in Ibadan.What makes them stand out? Nightlife in Ibadan has gotten a huge facelift over the past years as investors have thronged the ancient city to maximize the space and the socially inclined population of the city. Unlike before when there used to be few nightclubs in Ibadan, when people would have to move a long distance from their various destinations just to club, the story has changed right now in Ibadan the number of Nightclubs has increased over time.
This report by ADEBOWALE ISHOLA brings to you the top Nightclubs in Ibadan, their locations, Capacity, patronage strength and their various unique selling points in no particular order.
CLUB DE ROCK
This is arguably one of the best nightclubs in Ibadan in terms of premium service, location, capacity, sounds and patronage. Club De Rock is situated inside the ever buzzing Palms Shopping Mall Ibadan. With an expansive capacity, premium drinks, quality sound, high attendance and most especially water tight security, Club De Rock is arguably the best night club in Ibadan. The club enjoys high patronage from celebrities and socialites. This club has also stood the test of time as it is always a huge challenge for clubs in Ibadan to maintain a high standard and also to be consistent over the years. Club De Rock also has another outlet along the Alao Akala expressway, Elebu road, Ibadan. Club De Rock is jointly owned by Tope Adedeji (Topside) and Sunday (SSG).
Formally known as Bubbles Night Club, Club Switch is situated at Olusanya Bus Stop along Ring Road, Ibadan. This nightclub is arguably the biggest nightclub in Ibadan in terms of size and it should be called an entertainment hub. This is because the nightclub has different sessions which include a regular bar and restaurant, a glass built VIP bar, a tastefully stocked boutique and a premium nightclub. What stands the club out is basically the consistency and the ability of the management of the Nightclub to host celebrity events periodically. The club has played host to some high profile celebrity events over the years such as Davido’s “30 Billion Gang” event. Club Switch is owned by Saheed.
GQ (GENTLEMEN QUARTERS)
GQ is another well organized nightclub in Ibadan. The nightclub is situated along the ever bubbling Awolowo Road, Old Bodija, Ibadan. The nightclub also has another outlet inside the Agodi Gardens, Ibadan. GQ comes with an outdoor bar and a nightclub which boasts of a perfect lighting, great music and a wide dance floor. GQ is owned by Yemi Lawal.
Apollos’ Lounge is situated inside the Palms Mall, Ring Road Ibadan. This lounge is a great destination for an excellent nightlife experience in Ibadan. The Lounge also has luxurious VIP boots as well as a great dance floor. What stands Apollos’ Lounge out is the variety that comes with her activities such as live band, Jazz party and “Old Skul night”. The Lounge is a great destination for a long and eventful nightlife experience in Ibadan.
Koko Dome is unarguably the oldest nightclub in Ibadan which was established in 1989. This Nightclub is an entertainment hub which houses a Restaurant, a very wide swimming pool, an outside bar and a nightclub. Koko Dome is situated in a very centralized and secured location at the vintage Cocoa House compound, Dugbe, Ibadan. Though the management of the Nightclub has changed over the years, but the consistency and professionalism in the running of the affairs of the entertainment hub has not changed over the years. Koko Dome is presently being managed by some Lebanese entrepreneurs.
Platinum Nightclub is also an old but classy and regular stop for night-crawlers in the city of Ibadan. This Nightclub is situated along the ever buzzing Awolowo Road, Old Bodija, Ibadan. This is also an ideal after-work relaxation spot which comes with great music from a live band and a DJ, fantastic ambience and premium services. Platinum Nightclub boasts of a spacious outdoor bar and restaurant and also a spacious dance floor inside the Nightclub.
Club 360 is situated along the Alao Akala Expressway, Elebu Road, Ibadan. This is also an entertainment hub in Ibadan. The Hub has a Lounge, Bar, Restaurant, swimming pool, serviced apartments and a Night Club. This is a perfect destination for hanging out either after the day’s work or for weekend getaways. Great food, serene and secured environment, perfect lighting and great music are all unique selling points for the Club 360. This is sure a place to be whenever in Ibadan.
This is one of the premium and most expensive nightclubs in Ibadan. EBVANDE is strictly a nightclub as it does not open for operations early enough. The nightclub has played host to so many high profile events and celebrities such as Davido, Olamide, Wizkid, Shina Peller and so on. The nightclub is most times hosting after party of high profile events in Ibadan. The nightclub has also engaged in some musical talent hunt events in the past years. EBVANDE is strictly for the “Ballers” as it is the most expensive nightclub in Ibadan. The nightclub is situated along the ever buzzing Ring Road Ibadan. The nightclub is owned by Bimbo Ojugbele.
Mauve Lounge is a subsidiary of Mauve 21 Event Center. The lounge and nightclub is situated inside the premises of Mauve 21 Event Center along Ring Road, Ibadan. Clubbing at the nightclub is a special nightlife experience as a whole. From the Karaoke, Live band, Buffet, perfect sound, awesome lighting to the courteous staff, Mauve Lounge is always a special experience in Ibadan.
Otis Lounge is situated along Aare, New Bodija, Ibadan. This lounge is more like a private lounge where you can have the VIP Sessions to yourself, friends, family and/or associates. The lounge is located in a very serene environment in Bodija and it has played host to some high profile events in Ibadan, most recently is the Beat FM Silent Disco Party and a private party for the wife of a big shot in the entertainment scene in Ibadan, Bayo Olakojo, founder of Emir Nation Entertainment.