I remember in 2008 when there was a whole pallava about these bars being demolished. A family member who I thought was being a sceptic at the time simply said, “Den go build all back”. Yes folks, true to form… the Beach Bars are back. I still struggle to understand why ALL of the bars had to be knocked down. I would be pretty pissed off by now if I owned one of those bars. But in Sierra Leone, I’m not sure where they can turn for help.
My biggest issue with the demolition was the manner in which it was done. I even later admitted that the beach looked nice with no bars. From the moment Roy’s Restaurant constructed their wooden platform on that side of the beach, the place has become littered with various bars once again. I still struggle to understand why all those bars had to be knocked down, but this is Sierra Leone I guess so I'm not going to spend too much mental energy on that.
So for those who missed the beach bars, they’re back! From Roy’s to Plan B, to King David’s or Taia Resort’s “Ban Ki-moon’s gardens” (go figure); there are a lot of options to keep you busy on weekends.
For a bit of backdrop see: