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Tirana City Guide

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Tirana in a word: Meh.

Chance of Hooking up: 2.5 / 5
Quality of Girls: 3.5 / 5
Smoking tolerance level: 3 / 5
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Costs €$£

Beer: Around €2 for a 500ml bottle.
Bed: €16 for a private room.
Bud: €5 a gram
Board: €3 for a meal.
Budget other: Taxi drivers may try and rape you.
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Tirana isn’t lacking in character, but it is slightly lacking in atmosphere. The locals are indifferent towards tourists, and rather hostile towards guys dressed as Mexican Pirates. They may be one of the only Islamic countries in Europe, but they are as liberal as any other country in the Balkans. We even saw some lady boys hanging outside the city mosque.

The Girls

Eralda Hitaj

Albanians are slightly more distinctive than other ethnic groups in the region and come from an ancient European group known as the llyrians. They have dark Mediterranean features, unlike many other Balkan women. Their skin is not quite as light as their neighbours in the north and west, but not quite as dark as the Greeks. Most girls are brunettes and the Ottoman influence is visible. Personally, I find the Albanian look quite alluring. English is not quite as prevalent here, but most young women have a decent grasp of it. The city is not exactly on the tourist trail, so hitting the ground cold and running day and night game here is quite effective as you are considered “exotic”. Be warned, public displays of affections are not as common in Albania as other Balkan countries, so isolate.

For a more comprehensive guide on Albanian girls and how to game them I recommend this guide.

Nightlife Recommendations

Nearly all of Tirana’s night-life centres around Blloku or “The Block”. The place is perfect for a pub crawl. We managed to hit nearly every happening spot, except for the upper-class joint known as Living Room, which apparently is worth checking out. Here is breakdown of some other cool spots in the area. What I like about Tirana is the amount of rock venues…

Radio Bar

One of Tirana’s cooler bars. Filled with students and others on most nights, it’s a relaxed place to listen to chilled music and chat, a good environment for meeting girls.

Alfa Bar

Live music and rock chicks. Opens till late. It can get a bit packed and loud, but there is some talent about.


Great party place with live music. A good place to dance and mingle. A good  place to pick up if there’s a crowd. This place was probably the most fun out of the lot.


I don’t usually recommend these kind of nightclubs, but the best looking girls in the city come here. I pulled here, so there’s no reason why you can’t. Just start speaking English! haha

Getting High

Not much info I’m afraid. Get into local social circles, especially rockers. Try Alfa bar. Expect to pay €5 a gram.

My Tirana Experience

I was here for 2 nights with 3 friends. I was the only one of my mates who had any success with the locals, a testament to the COH rating, especially when you compare Tirana with cities in neighbouring countries. Thursday we started off in Mumja. I hit on a smoking hot girl in front of her friends and she casually brushed me aside. Later, she followed my to the bathroom, snogged the face off me, then left. WTF? I never saw her again. We bounced, but found the rest of the venues were pretty uninspiring on Thursdays. Friday night I had a date with a really sexy girl I met online. We hit it off and spent the whole evening together chatting, kissing and having a good time with our friends in Alfa bar. Didn’t have time in the city for a day 2. Guess I’ll have to back…

All in all, Tirana’s night-life was slightly disappointing. The people are lukewarm and it’s not a place you would miss too much. That said, the girls are hot so check it out!


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20 Responses to Tirana City Guide

  1. Troublemaker October 19, 2010 at 7:56 pm #

    The chick on the pic looks like Angelina Jolie.

    • naughtynomad October 20, 2010 at 12:13 pm #

      I thought the same thing, makes you wanna go to Albania huh?

  2. Jani December 5, 2010 at 5:44 pm #

    “they may be one of the only Islamic countries in Europe” WTF?! Islamic Country where? If Albania is an Islamic country, the rest of Europe is a Klifat System . ROLF XD. In Albania doesen’t exist a State Religion. In Albania we have: 40% Muslims, 25% Albanian Orthodoxs, 15% Catholics, 20% Atheists.

    • Naughty Nomad December 5, 2010 at 5:53 pm #

      I’m getting that info from the CIA world factbook, which claims 70% of Albanians are Muslim.

  3. albanian May 20, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    Hmm… interesting.

    I’ve always been curious to know what tourists think of Tirana at first sight.
    As an Albanian local, I can say that Tirana is very misleading if you want to grasp the feel of Albania.

    Tirana is nothing special; the beauty of Albania lies outside of it.
    I would recommend going south (either in Vlora, Saranda, Orikum or Dhermi) during July or August if you’re more interested in nightlife & girls since Tirana is pretty dead during that time.

    Oh and the figures on the CIA World Factbook are very old. Most Albanians claim they are a particular religion because their grandparents were such. Almost everyone born in 1950 or later is non-religious or atheist.

  4. That Guy you know November 16, 2011 at 7:46 am #

    are you serious about the taxi driver thing? how did you find out did you get raped? or attempted raped? LOL.

    • Naughty Nomad November 16, 2011 at 11:38 am #

      haha.. by rape I mean rip you off!

  5. genstas1203 December 23, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

    who wants to get high in Tirana just call this number +355685372332

  6. guiko May 24, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    Dude, i wonder i witch website you met some albanians chicks ? Thanks.

  7. labi June 13, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    ahahaha you crack me up mate…like the guy above says “you should go to the beaches in the south” its really beautiful…po qive vlonjate, ta qiva motren 🙂 have fun translating that 😉

  8. nightlife tirana May 31, 2014 at 12:29 pm #

    I was recently in Tirana and would like to share my view.I find the nightlife very static. People in nightclubs sit at their tables don’t intermingle so much with people they don’t now .They play dance music, but people don’t dance so much.

    I went to Lollipop, which people said was the most popular nightclub. It si only possible to enter this club as a man if you are with a girl, but as a tourist you can enter if you say that you will sit at the bar.

    I also went to Lizard and Charles’s, and these places had a much better atmosphere. But also people just sit at their tables and don’t mix. So I must say the nightlife was boring

    However, Albania is an interesting country to visit

  9. highlander August 8, 2014 at 9:06 am #

    Albania is getting more and more mainstream now, with tons of Europeans (the Chinese have not come in droves yet)
    In summer break the Tirana university students all go to the beach. The locals(bartenders etc) told me hookup/ONS culture is kind of frowned upon.

    I met two women through CS on weekdays and they had to leave early.
    Met a girl on the street and decided to meet up later, but did not have time because of the pipeline dates
    Approached the only two girls in the bar one night, and they rudely turned me down.
    Day game seems more promising , especially around the university. Indirect approach may work better because of social pressure.

    I spend two nights (monday/tuesday)
    First night in Hostel Albania (cannot bring outsiders , dorms are not places for hooking up)
    a little far from the “block”
    Second night, hotel London
    $26 for a 3 person room (so very good deal if you are 3)
    Good location , super nice owners.

  10. Dori January 10, 2016 at 4:24 am #

    If you wanna get the best of Tirana Night Life I recommend you join FREE Tirana Pub Crawl. The guides are super funny and will show you the best bars and pubs in town.

  11. bros November 8, 2016 at 3:57 pm #

    Tirana is a bore. Crazy stuff is at the sea coast. I was all over in May (a bit pre-season) and Dhermi was empty. Still, a very beautiful resort with quite moderate prices. Sarande was the next stop – just another great spot. It’s full of chicks, bars and luxurious hotels for the price of 2* ones. Locals are totally not aggressive (opposed to the common mind figure) and you may end up at a great private party. CS is a good channel to get into the the local stream. A lot of young people tend to turn up modern in terms of intercourse and that not excluding girls. The most amazing to see is the beach of Vlore – you see women fully covered dipping in the water and just next to them their cousins, friends, etc, catching tan topless…

  12. guy December 25, 2016 at 7:27 am #

    doesnt sound like a great place to visit

  13. ukropdontstop June 16, 2017 at 10:18 pm #

    This is my first week in Tirana and have to disagree with some things in this guide. First of all, the quality of women is off the charts. You rate Kiev as 5/5 and Tirana 3.5/5. I lived in Kiev for months at a time and while women there are attractive, it is nothing like Tirana, especially in the city center. Second, them being indifferent. Quite a few of them are friendly when you talk to them and while you get some blowouts, especially with language barrier issues, I did not think of them being indifferent, actually quite curious about me. This is coming from a guy who is still pretty green with approaching someone on a street. Anyway, I can only recommend coming here if you are looking for quality women and the atmosphere is not that bad either.

    • Mark Zolo June 20, 2017 at 9:29 am #

      I respect your opinion. I guess it depends on what type you like. I don’t think Albanian women can compete with Russian bodies.

      • Jeremy July 2, 2018 at 7:22 pm #

        Albanian women are of higher sexual and physical quality than just 3.5/5… if you have rated some Baltic girls 4 and 4/5/5 than it is ridiculous to rate Albanian women 3.5 as they have a very good combination of face, hips, ass, breasts and good height.

        By the way a friend of mine was complaining that he could not register in your forum, because you have to upgrade the Captcha thing, you have the old version which does not function anymore.

        • Mark Zolo July 24, 2018 at 9:47 am #

          Facebook Group is the way forward


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