Nightlife In Ghana

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Activity Category: Night LifeActivity Tags: accra, africa, band, bar, Bloombar Osu, dance, food, ghana, grill, highlife, hiplife, kizomba, liveband, music, night club, Osu Oxford street, pub, and salsa

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  • The legendary Ghanaian rhythm comes to life in most cities and major towns after working hours where you can #feelghana. The Ghanaian warmth and culture extend to our buzzing bars and pubs, nightclubs and drinking spots where African rhythm is usually alive. Experience the real #feelghana moments by visiting any of the numerous locations where you enjoy live-band music of #highlife, #hiplife or even take dance lessons in highlife, salsa, Kpanlogo or Boborbo where you could dance the night away as you enjoy drinks with friends or while making new friends.

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    On weekends, you can see permission which would gladly be granted with a smile to join the ever-growing Boborbo groups that meet along the streets to play authentic #boborbo music and dance. Just make sure you have enough energy because using exercise or fatigue to describe these sessions is an understatement.

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    If its serene and quiet environment that you want, Accra and the major cities have places where you can enjoy soothing, unobtrusive music for your evening’s relaxation. Otherwise, you could also join ordinary people at any pub after work where it’s likely a live football match is being screened. Feel free to join the discussions where players are either hailed or hooted in a heated passionate but friendly manner.

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    Is betting your thing? Find your luck in the cities’ casinos or many numerous sports betting centres dotted in the major towns and go back home richer than you came.

    Ghanaians ‘loooooove’ to party and almost every gathering is an opportunity to squeeze in some partying, be it funeral or just  friends meet-up, there is sure to be chilled drinks with incessant variety from beers, whisky, brandy, carbonated drinks and don’t be shy to ask for local versions of each which come with authentic Ghanaian taste.

     

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    Below are a few options for Accra…

     

    Live Band Music

    1. Chez Afrique, East Legon

    Location:            Near the French School, Bissau Ave, East Legon – Accra

    Opens:    11am-11pm

    Contact: 020 211 2887

    Reviews (google)

    It is always a pleasure to find a restaurant where you can enjoy Ghanaian local food. Good service with nice employees.- Datouissanma Rodrigue DOUAMBA

     

    1. Afrikiko

    Location:            Ako Adjei Interchange, Accra

    Opens:    24hrs

    Contact: 054 255 4286

    Reviews (google)

    Great place to go dancing (went on Wednesday which is Salsa night) There are lessons for beginners which start sometime after 7. The group dances are fun and it’s altogether a good experience. The salsa dances are a proper workout.- Gabriella Rhoda Rockson

     

    1. Yenkodi Bar & Restaurant

    Location:            Lagos Ave, East Legon, Accra

    Opens: 10am – 12am

    Contact: 030 703 3636

    This is one of my favourite places to get Ghanaian dishes, they’ve got a good selection on well made local food as well as other varieties. There are two screens in the outside seating area in case you’d like to watch a sports game while you eat and or drink. And finally, the attendants are quite friendly as well and ready to serve with smiles. – Sam Ako(google review)

    Great place! Great location. Good food. Affordable prices considering the location. Very nice and relaxing ambience. The wait staff are also quite friendly. – Michael Ampofo (google review)

     

    1. Tayiba Bar & Grill

    Location:       Legon Botanical Gardens, Haatso-Atomic Rd, Accra

    Opens:                   8am – 8pm

    Contact:         026 440 3837

    Reviews (google)

    Nice scenery, great ambience, good local food at a great location

     

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    QUIET PUBS

    1. Sai Wine & Champagne Café

    Location:       Labone, Accra

    Opens:           1pm-11pm

    Contact:        020 690 5257

     

    Reviews (google)

    Quaint space with a varied menu. Excellent selection of wines. Great for a quick bite, a meeting or even a date. Sign up to their mailing list or follow them on social media for details of their many events. Not just wine tastings but poetry readings, pop up shops etc – Kaye Dz

    Very intimate space. Good use of a small space. Very quiet. Great food. So great that the chef came out himself to confirm from me exactly what I wanted. Chicken wings were super tasty especially with the spicy sauce made using cayenne pepper. Perfection! – Adjo Kisser

     

    SALSA / KIZOMBA DANCE

    1. Afrikiko

    Location:       Ako Adjei Interchange, Accra

    Opens:           24hrs

    Contact:         054 255 4286

    Reviews (google)

    Great place to go dancing (went on Wednesday which is Salsa night) There are lessons for beginners which start sometime after 7. The group dances are fun and it’s altogether a good experience. The salsa dances are a proper workout.- Gabriella Rhoda Rockson

     

     

    NIGHTCLUBS

    1. Carbon Nightclub

    Location:

    Opens: 9 pm – 5 am (Thursdays-Saturdays)

    Contact:     024 844 6464

    Reviews (google)

    Carbon is a great place to hang out with friends the turn up is always amazing. And I love that they always invite superstars anytime I am there I feel so excited I will totally recommend it for anyone seeking a great night outing.- Kween Miraj

     

    1. Rockstone’s Office [Django Bar / AftaWerk]

    Location: Osu Ave Ext, Accra

    Opens: 6 pm– 12 am (Wednesdays-Sundays)

    Contact: 054 945 0543

    Reviews (google)

    Nice place to be. “Just Music” is a music concert that takes place at this place every Tuesday from 6 pm to 9 pm. This event seeks to expose up and rising singers to patrons. Attend with your friends, family and dates. A lot of food, drinks and fun awaits you.- Justin Tekper

     

    Drinks, Music & Good Food

    1. The Honeysuckle

    Location: Ringway-Osu and A&C Mall Branch

    Opens: 8am – 11.30pm

    Contact: 024 561 5128

    Reviews (google)

    This was the first time in about a year I’d been there. I like the renovation. They already had the main pub and smoking room, but now they’ve added a pool room and outside seating. We sat outside and it took us a while to be attended to. The service is definitely not as good as if we were inside (the waitresses don’t come around as often). Despite this, I enjoyed the outdoor seating because I have able to have a nice chill evening out despite the fact that I went during the FA Cup final and stayed through to Saturday night karaoke.- Khadija Hiadzi

     

    1. Bloom bar

    Location:    Osu, Accra

    Opens:       5pm-2am

    Phone:       055 249 8524

    Reviews (google)

    Great music and a nice place to hang out buy often too packed. Little space to dance. Sometimes over crowded.- Henry Adimabua

    Get in early if you want to sit, otherwise standing around chit chatting should suffice. Drinks are amazing!!! Very friendly staff. The Bloom punch 😍but if you’re looking for something with a kick and a taste of local, ‘World Cup’ is your guy. Ask for recommendations and what works, don’t be shy. Cheers – Wilma Okwabi

     

    1. Kona Café & grill

    Location:    Oxford Street, Osu- Accra

    Opens:       5pm-3am

    Phone:       026 446 4712

     

    Reviews (google)

    This is really a great place to hang out. I’ll advise to visit it on Friday night’s and you’ll be lucky to enjoy good sampled music from some of the best DJs. It’s a nice environment and people here are often friendly. Great bar services and food. It’s really a good place to hang with friends and even if you’re alone. It’s not quite spacious but you’ll love it. It has an upstairs bar as well. Kona is a great place for a nice night out – Franklin Edem Nukpeku

     

    1. Venus Lounge Bar and Grill

    Location:    H P Nyemitei St, Accra

    Opens:       24 hours

    Phone:       030 278 2250

    Reviews (google)

    It’s a wonderful, laid-back place with good music & vibe. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. The service was excellent.- Ntsiki Gumbe

     

     

    1. +233 Jazz Bar & Grill

    Location:    Dr Isert St, Accra, Accra

    Opens:       10am-2am

    Phone:       023 323 3233

    Reviews (google)

    A wonderful place to relax and listen to live music. Or relax and just have a drink. The prices are all reasonable and the staff is attentive and courteous. And any night you can go when Lipstick is playing is a great night.- Jonathan Robbins

     

    1. Twist Night Club

    Location:    Labone, Accra

    Opens:       4pm-12am

    Phone:       030 277 2179

    Reviews (google)

    Music selection good _ African variety, enough dancing space before 2 am, drink variety is pricey but good. Best part.. air conditioning is perfect. You reasonably sweat even if you are dancing the night away, it’s not uncomfortably hot or cold – Tafadzwa Chiganga

     

     

    SNACK BARS

     

    • Zeno’s Yoghurt Bar

    Location:    A&C Shopping Centre

    Opens: 6am – 10pm

    Contact: 030 396 3351

    Reviews (google)

    Great dairy products and parfait… Perhaps the best in Accra – Akpene Nyamadi

    Delicious yoghurt, delicious toppings, a bit sweet (even the unsweetened) but that’s not always a bad thing! Definitely, recommend stopping by for a light treat if you are in East Legon – Lizzie Merrill

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