The Three Monkeys was recently refurbished, and I must say that I like what they have done. The Three Monkeys is situated inside the Old Town in Rua Lancerote de Freitas, you can’t miss it, as it is in close proximity to the Lagos Cultural Centre.
The most stunning piece of décor that really caught my eye, is all the framed pictures that were used to create a very interesting ceiling mural ... you can use it to strike a conversation with any of its patrons.
The interior is a functional old building but it is pleasantly furnished with plentiful chairs and tables. It comprises of one long room with a single bar and a pool table at the rear. And when they get too full or if you want a bit of a breeze they have now added a table at its entrance. Make sure you get there early as it get's packed quickly.
The Offering - Drinks and Entertainment and then some more drinks ...
During the day, you can watch your favorite match on Sky Sport, play some pool or just chill. It is in the late evening that the party really starts. You are well advised to get there early in the evening as it is a very popular spot. One very nice gesture from the management, is they limit the number of guests from around 23H00 so as to not have it over packed, which is great.
They offer your typical range of beverages. But they are famous for the beer's that they serve. You can get it by the bottle or by the liter. Their prices are standard. The beer starts at one Euro, and you can get 2 cocktails for the price of one from 13h00 to 19h00, thereafter standard prices apply.
The bar staff regularly entertain everyone with their well coordinated dancing and flaring. It really gets everyone into a great party mood - not that it is actually needed, because the vibe is all about having great fun and everybody joins in. They also have a great selection of music to power up the vibe.
An insider's perspective
They are open until 2h00am. If you are into dancing on tables and on the bar counter, then this is a funky place to be. They do not serve food. But there are quite a few places nearby that stays open as long as they do, if you do get peckish and need something to eat. All in all, it is one of the oldest pubs in Lagos and well worth at least one visit if you like a loud and vibrant environment.
Reviewer: Laurinda Seabra and Joe Stokes
Date: 10 July 2011