Refurbished One2One opens at Mövenpick
This newly refurbished and chic bar has ushered in a new era of sophisticated socialising, and a return to the glamour of the hotel lounge bar. It reflects the contemporary style and sense of luxury that permeates the Movenpick hotel itself.
The best bars in Accra
There are dozens of bars in Accra, but only these made it into our Rate Your City shortlist. Are these the best? Why not let us know if you disagree
The best cafes in Accra
In the Rate Your City campaign we asked you to vote on the city's best cafes. Here are the results...
Ghana's first microbrewery
It’s a bizarre moment. The temperature is hitting 37C at 11am in an old garage north of Accra. In my hand is a seriously impressive glass of Hefeweizen, the Bavarian wheat beer. It’s full of chewy banana flavours, yet crisp and light. The equipment around me is old. A mash tun and pump bought second-hand from Italy 15 years ago. The fermenter has been fashioned by welders from a photograph, under the direction of Clement Djameh, owner of Inland Microbrewery. Clement is a Ghanaian from the Volta Region who through bitter determination fought to study in Germany at Weihenstephan, TU Munich where the oldest, and most respected, brewery in the world is located. The Hefeweizen in my hand, with a rich, creamy head, was first born in the valleys of Bavaria but has been recreated in the humid hills north of Accra. But there’s something even more remarkable: it’s made entirely from sorghum, a native grain that completely replaces barley in all the brewery’s Pilsners and Hefeweizens. Clement, in fact, was instrumental in also helping several much larger Ghanaian breweries to replace the expensive malted barley with sorghum, an abundant crop and one that offers a steady, and much needed, supply chain to rural farmers across Accra. Clement is also experimenting with the abundant sweet potato as an adjunct to limit the need of barley or even malted sorghum. Brewmaster Clement started his microbrewery 15 years ago when he left the employment of a large commercial brewery, but the big guy
The best live music venues
Ghanaian music is blowing up on the international stage. Some of the country's best-loved artists are now making waves far beyond West African shores. The country's trademark genre is highlife, which has its roots in pre-colonial times, but hiplife, an energetic hybrid of highlife, dancehall and hip hop, is a new pretender to the throne. Music is the lifeblood of Accra - no trip to the capital would be quite complete without a trip to one of these swinging live music venues.
Latest Accra bar reviews
Cactus Moon Bar - Urban Grill
The Cactus Moon Bar is an oasis in a sea of concrete wishing the airport city. With grass covered walls and a long wooden table, you can't help but feel you could be anywhere in the world. The fusion menu reminds you that you are in Accra however. With a selection of starters ( the pork belly is must try) and mains using local ingredients such as plantain, tilapia, cassava fish, the choices are delicious. If you have room try one of their fabulous desserts. For a three course meal, value for money, including drinks, service and overall atmosphere.
SAI Wine & Champagne Bar
Sai wine & champagne cafè is open for business and a wonderful addition to Accra!Sai sell's nothing but wine and champagne from key wine producing countries through out the world. Alongside our wines we have complimentary foods such as Cheese & cold meat platters, oysters, clams, pate, salmon, lumpfish roe that you can enjoy, with friends and family or on your own!A great place for groups, meeting or just a quiet drink.
The best bars in Accra
Republic Bar & Grill
We’ll still keep recommending this bar as it remains one of the most happening bars in Accra right now, thanks to its relaxed, music-forward approach to the good things in life: alcohol, fried food and really great music. It’s a tiny space that tumbles out onto the street when things really kick off late on a Friday or Saturday. Album covers and black-and-white photos of music stars adorn the walls as Ghana’s best music blasts out (often jaw-dropping highlife music acts live on the terrace; check out the Facebook page and Twitter account for details – highlife legend Ebo Taylor has even played here). Even the cocktails use great ingredients not found anywhere else: the Republica is a caipirihna made from traditional palm wine. On a sunny day (and yes, it’s always sunny), try one of their ‘Wild Beers’: the Beer Sap has bissap concentrate added to it. Fittingly, the food is good beer fodder too – the cassava chips are a fabulous drinking accompaniment, while the Fire Go Burn You pepper soup and Ye Ye Goat curry are superb value for something this tasty.
Accra’s best bars by type
Accra's best cocktail bars
From the earthy cocktails at the Republic street bar, to the superlative Dirty Martini at urban Grill, drinking in this party town is always fun
Accra's best hotel bars
Far from being the dead spaces that many hotel bars are around the world, in Accra they are some of the most vibrant places to have a drink, or a quiet meeting. Here's where to find the best
Best bars to watch sport
The English Premier League is by far the biggest spectator sport in Ghana and it can be found shown in high end restaurants to local eateries – but this is where to go with atmosphere.
The best live venues in Accra
In our Rate Your City campaign, one of the most important categories was the live music venues. They are essential venues for keeping live music and Ghana's cultural wealth alive. Here's how Time Out readers voted
Accra's best terrace and rooftop bars
If you want to party al fresco - here's where you go
Best bars for a party
Some bars are for relaxing in, some bars are for watching sport, these are for partying all night long in.