A victim of the 2020 lockdown, LiVE! Lounge had to delay its grand opening until restrictions were eased. They finally opened their doors at the end of September 2020, and even then, with heavy restrictions, LiVE! Lounge opened with the intention of being the primary destination for live music, comedy nights and open mic nights. Their intimate space is designed to give customers a unique, up close and personal experience, with a stage, professional lighting and acoustic walls, all designed to give you a special jam session with artists. Over time, and as restrictions continued to ease, LiVE! picked up momentum and hosted musicians such as Alternate Sound, Peruzzi, Cavemen and a regular Wednesday night Laugh Out LiVE! comedy session hosted by Basketmouth and friends. At LiVE! Lounge, you are guaranteed a premium experience where the entertainment is a carefully curated list of artists that will leave you wanting more.
LiVE! has a secret underground feel to it, dark and mysterious as you enter, with a vintage record player and a homage to the great African artists across one wall and a reminder that this is all ‘For the love of music’. The dark space is flagged on one side by their impressive bar, home to their even more impressive signature cocktails. Sultry red velvet curtains divide the bar area from the stage space, when on performance nights the curtain is drawn to create an intimate experience.
Although LiVE! Lounge has carved out a niche for themselves as the live music and comedy destination on the Island, their food takes center stage in quality and taste! Their menu is well thought out, catering to both those who want to share a bite with drinks during a live show, to a gourmet meal with all the trimmings. Their creamy seafood LiVE! Pasta, with their special signature sauce, has a generous serving of king prawns, baby calamari and fish, all topped with a dash of fresh basil, and is mouthwatering. Their Grilled Fish, a whole tilapia marinated with spice and a touch of sweetness, grilled to perfection with a side of perfectly cooked sweet
potatoes and plantain chips on skewers, melts in your mouth. Their crowd favourites, the LiVE! Sliders, mini handcrafted burgers with a spicy mayo sauce, caramelised onions on a sweet bun, are perfect for sharing, and the Yam Croquettes are a must! These little balls of perfection are crispy on the outside and have a center of stringy cheese, and are served on a dollop of pea puree, topped with a touch of spice. Another crowd favourite is their famous Club Sandwich, which is not your typical club sandwich, containing juicy chicken thighs, bacon, cheese, fried egg and a special sauce in between slices of toasted brioche bread.
If you’re not at LiVE! Lounge for the show, you’ll come for the food and stay for the drinks. Their signature cocktails are specially crafted with premium spirits and ingredients. From their Lady, a mix of tequila and raspberry syrup and French 75, sparkling wine, gin and lemon juice, to their LiVE! Show, white rum, hibiscus and lavender syrup, egg whites and lime juice, you’re spoilt for choice. LiVE! Lounge is a unique space that brings you the best night out, with live performances, a gourmet dining experience and drinks that will keep you going all night long, because after everything, a memorable night out is priceless!
15 Idejo Street, Victoria Island
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