50 things to do in Accra and Ghana • Bars and nightlife

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Music at Republic

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Music is the defining element at this fairly new little bar. Album covers and photos of music stars adorn the walls and Ghana’s best music plays out – live too on the terrace. One of the most happening bars in Accra right now.

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  1. 3rd Lane, off Oxford Street
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Spirits at Firefly

  • Rated as: 4/5
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Dim lighting and pumping tunes attract a preened and international crowd. The lit backbar glows with premium blends.

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  1. 11th Lane, Embassy Road
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DJs at Bella Roma

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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While mainly known for its Mediterranean flavours in its restaurants, Bella Roma's loungey bar area is also where you'll hear some of the best DJs in town of an evening.

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  1. Off Cantonments Road, (Oxford Street), behind Frankie’s
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Lounging at Rhapsody’s

There are two halves to the interior – an informal lounge, complete with panel-lit horseshoe bar and football on TVs, and a restaurant. Things crank up a notch on Fridays and Saturdays when DJs spin tunes: expect sizeable crowds.

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  1. Shops 66-68, Accra Mall, Spintex Road
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Dancing at Twist

Twist has been extended to include a dancefloor and DJ booth inside. The bar caters to an upmarket set, who congregate in the large garden before heading in for a dance. In the past year or so a nightclub dancefloor has opened.

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  1. Alisa Hotel, Number 8, 5th Circular Road, opposite Alisa Hotel
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Hiplife nightlife at Rockstone’s Office

This bar is owned by ‘Godfather of Hiplife’ Reggie Rockstone, who has created a kind of hip hop casual environment. There’s a relaxed outside terrace and often live music on Wednesdays. At weekends booming hiplife carrying the crowd through to 6am.

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  1. Near Police HQ, behind Japanese Embassy
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