Freetown in a word: Heaven?
Chance of Hooking up: 5 / 5
Quality of Girls: 3.5 / 5
Nightlife: 4.5 / 5
Smoking tolerance level: 4 / 5
Beer: €.50 for a street beer 330ml. €1.20 in clubs.
Bed: €20 for a private room in Aberdeen.
Bud: €0.12 a pack!
Board: €2 for a meal.
Budget other: Club entry for the office is a hefty €16.
I love Freetown! I’ve been to 22 countries on the continent and it’s probably the coolest city I’ve been to. Ok, the city center is pretty hectic but the suburb of Aberdeen is the bomb. When you first arrive you may think you’re in heaven (if satan ran it). You’re still in third world but it certainly ticks all the boxes. It’s got beautiful beaches, scenic mountains, crazy nightlife, cheap beer, sexy girls all over you and you can even buy and smoke weed in the clubs. Come on! That said, if you’re white you may experience some racism. You may also get a little hassle from hustlers, but not near the extent you get in other West African countries. Spend a least week here, it’s too good. After that, it starts to feel like a small town as you will know everyone. Grab a beer and get ready to party!
If you haven’t already, I’d strongly recommend you read my article Sex in Africa 101 before continuing.
Freetownians are some of the most liberal in all of Africa. As the locals say: “Everything is Free in Freetown!” Although many are Muslim, nearly all the women drink and screw like its going out of fashion. There are many ethnic groups; the main ones are Mende and Temne, the latter of which are a little lighter. There is also a few Fula, Liberian, Lebanese, white and mixed race girls about. As usual they’re is plenty of sexy bodies on display and dam do these girls know how to use them. If you’re in any way exotic you will clean up here (Asian and Caucasian especially so). I rarely give a COH rating of 5/5, but it’s true. During the day, you can pick up girls on the street, the beach or just about anywhere. At night, it can a little more dubious so choose carefully. Some girls are players and will try to scam you. One obstacle here is actually the local guys: many love to leech and cockblock. Aside from players and leeches there are plenty of top notch girls about. My nightlife recommendations give you good tips on the night. It’s not hard to leave Freetown with a smile on your face.
UPDATES: Please read Sam the Man’s comments below for 2017/18 updates on where to go. This is out of date.
Lumley beach in Aberdeen is the epicenter of Freetown’s nightlife. There may not be a lot of options but the quality of venues is absolutely Grade A.
Only really good on a Monday night. It’s packed with the hottest, best quality women in the city. A healthy mix of rich beautiful locals, sexy Lebanese and some expats. Great vibe, pity it’s not consistent.
Aces is Freetown. There’s a heaving dance floor, pool tables, several and an outdoor bar with a stage and large beer garden. This is a local institute. Sexy girls are everywhere (most are working). You can even buy joint and smoke them in the beer garden. It’s busy most nights, usually free in and beer is a little over €1. This place is awesome! Just make sure you choose your girl wisely… you’re likely to bump into them in there the next night. One the best places I’ve been to in all of Africa.
This is the rich man’s Aces. You pay more but the clientele are a little more sophisticated. Just as good as Aces if not better.
For a good local Sierra Leone blog discussing the nightlife – Click here.
My Freetown Experience
When I first arrived, the town inspired the post: Sierra Leone – paradise?
We were meant to stay 3 days, but end up there for nearly two weeks! In the end we HAD to leave because I cooked up a recipe for disaster.
Oh Freetown, I miss you so.
I will definitely return.
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