16 by 16 is sort of an event space located in Victoria Island, Lagos. I say sorta because they don’t operate like a traditional event space that you can rent out for events (which I think you can btw). They have a restaurant (Thai Thai) that uses the space, a rotating artist residency program and a fully stocked bar for all your drinking pleasure.
16 by 16 is the new cool spot to hang out and chill. In the past, I’ve seen a couple of photos taken here and would wonder, ‘Where is this place?’. One random weekend, Edwin and Winston said we should stop over at 16 by 16 for an event and that is how I visited for the first time.
For this post, I went to 16 by 16 for late night brunch, an event they hosted with my favourite Mexican place, El Padrino.
I got myself a signature breakfast burrito and it had eggs, sweet potatoes, veggies, red salsa, cheese and chicken. I don’t get avocado with my burritos because I’m not the biggest fan of them.
The burrito was a perfect drink companion. It was thick and filled with so much goodness and flavour. It didn’t feel like a chore eating it (which I have felt with burritos in the past). As soon as I finished it, I was filled and wanted more
Did I ever mention that 16 by 16 has the nicest outdoor space and one of the best views of Lagos? After the first time I came here with Edwin and Winston, Tunde and I came on a date here and it is absolutely beautiful in the the daytime. We sat outside, watched the sun go down and ate delicious Thai food. For these photos, I went at night (10pm) so please excuse the lack of light.
Would I recommend you go to 16 by 16 – YES! Go for the beautiful view, great cocktails and the art. They host intimate concerts, art exhibition openings, food pop-ups and a host of other interesting events. You are bound to find something interesting and new happening here that you would like.
Address – 8th Floor, No 16, Kofo Abayomi St, Victoria Island
Follow 16 by 16 on Instagram. This is where the announce all the upcoming events happening at the space – https://www.instagram.com/16by16/
Here’s a link to their site, which tells you more about the space in general – https://www.16by16.co/
Check out my other Adventures in Lagos posts HERE. I go to places, take photos and share my feelings about the space. Sort of like a mini review of the place/event I attended.
Have you ever been to 16 by ? What do you think of it? Let me know what you think in the comment section below!