Drinking and nightlife in Sierra Leone

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Freetown

    Quincy's Bar & Nightclub

    A Freetown institution, Quincy's claims that it shuts 'when the last person leaves', and in their case, it's true. Come the weekend, an exuberant crowd of local posers, government ministers and expats parties well past dawn.

  • Nightlife in Bo


    The proud recipient of a flash new VIP room, Doha's is a popular spot to sink a cocktail or two, either in air-conditioned bliss, or at outdoor tables surrounding the pool. The food – an international mix of Lebanese, Italian and local dishes – is tasty and plentiful, though you may have to wait a while for your order.

  • Nightlife in Freetown


    Watch the sun go down and the party people wake up on the expansive split-level terrace at Roy's, a perfect sundowner spot on Lumley Beach. It's hard to find a beef with this place – everyone from backpackers to ministerial employees seems to come here.

  • Nightlife in Freetown

    China House

    Mingle with ministers at China House, strangely located in the compound of the ministerial building. There's regular live music, although you might want to watch who you elbow on your way to the bar.

  • Nightlife in Freetown

    Plan B

    Rather more chilled than many of Freetown's night-time venues, this place has a low-key jazz and soul soundtrack, punctuated by more energetic dance nights.

  • Nightlife in Freetown

    Plum Store

    Cute Plum Store is shielded from the busy Congo Cross junction by greenery, making it an ideal spot for a quick drink on your way back from town.

  • Nightlife in Freetown


    This lively Irish bar across the road from the beach features regular live music and film nights; it also screens big-name football matches.

  • Nightlife in Freetown

    O Bar

    Reopened in 2015 after a refit, this sleek club favours banging house and hip-hop. It's popular with moneyed locals and expats.

  • Nightlife in Makeni


    This bar and club at the Wusum Hotel gets noisy on the weekend.