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Top Choice International in Monrovia

Evelyn's

This is hands-down Monrovia's favourite spot for lunch and early-evening cocktails. Evelyn's offers upmarket Liberian dishes (such as palm butter and rice), American mains including sandwiches, and an all-you-can-ea…
Top Choice Historic Building in Monrovia

Hotel Ducor

Originally built by the now-defunct Pan Am Airlines, this former luxury hotel and site of key political meetings is now a decayed but stunning colonial ruin. It is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions.…
Top Choice Clothing in Monrovia

KaSaWa

A fair-trade initiative that brings together designers and producers from Robertsport. The assortment includes colourful bags and clothes. The group often funds local charities – ask what's currently on its radar wh…
International in Monrovia

Golden Beach

Life in Liberia doesn't get better than this. Exhale, kick off your shoes and start your evening here, where tables sink into the sand and sunsets dip behind gin and tonics. Nobody's in a hurry here, including the c…
Bar in Monrovia

Lila Brown's

Lila B's is an elegant duplex bar nestled between the Mamba Point Hotel and the Atlantic, set in an old colonial home. Downstairs there's a food menu and a party vibe on weekend nights. Climb the wooden staircase fo…
Art in Monrovia

Leslie Lumeh

Leslie sells his watercolour and acrylic paintings and is the go-to source of info on the Liberian contemporary art scene. He does not have a gallery per se but give him a ring if you want to see his work and he wil…
Market in Monrovia

Waterside Market

Chaotic Waterside Market offers almost everything for sale, including colourful textiles, shoes, leather goods and pottery, all with a dose of foul smells and lots of noise. Haggle hard, smile, and embrace raw Monro…
Liberian in Monrovia

Sweet Lips

This firm favourite is said to serve up the very best Liberian food in town – try the excellent fufu (puréed, fermented cassava) and palm butter.
Bar in Monrovia

Tides

Wicker armchairs and loveseats line the wide veranda at the oceanfront Tides, where you get views with style. Inside, find the cocktail list scribbled on a blackboard (try the bissap margarita), a pool table and a l…
Lebanese in Monrovia

Sajj House

Lebanese meze, cheese-and-spinach pies, sandwiches and pizzas are served beneath the awnings of a large traditional Liberian garden hut. Popular with salsa-dancing expats on Friday nights, Sajj has a fully stocked b…