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

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Drink a cocktail at One2One at the Mövenpick Hotel

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 Mövenpick hotel itself. The resident mixologists can knock up a mean cocktail and there’s a good range of snacks and light meals.

Take in the views from Skybar 25

SkyBar 25 is a members-only rooftop venue at the top of one of Ghana’s highest buildings, the Alto Tower, in the Villagio Vista complex. It’s made up of a bar, restaurant and rooftop pool. Don't miss the fantastic views. 


Pre-party drinks at AM:PM

Located in the iconic Villaggio Towers, the three colourful buildings that can't be missed is the trendy-yet-casual bistro-meets-sports-bar AM&PM. The menu has something for everyone. AM&PM is a down-to-earth venue for a relaxed time out with friends or before a party. A good place to start the day, weekend or evening. 

Hear live bands at Rockstone’s Office

Head to Rockstone's Office to see some local and visiting bands play live. Weekends are always happening, often with booming hiplife playing into the wee hours of the morning. Their terrace is a great spot for sipping cocktails and people watching. 


See the 'big game' at Champs Sports Bar & Grill

4 out of 5 stars

Champs has long been one of Accra’s best sports bars – airing aall major sporting events on their large TVs. Bar menu includes typical sports bar fare, such as burgers and chicken wings. The only place to head to when you want to watch the 'big game'. 

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Get dressed up and enjoy drinks at Firefly Lounge Bar

4 out of 5 stars

Firefly is a confident nightspot – the industrial chic of its whitewashed brickwork, dim lighting and edgy beats attracts a preened international clientele. A backlit bar glows with premium blends, with cocktail aficionados, spirit lovers and wine drinkers alike pull up stools to confer with chatty staff who sport braces and the odd jauntily angled hat.


Soak in the beats at Plot 7 Dance Club

Situated in Nyaniba estates, Plot 7, this converted warehouse space provides more variety to the Accra clubbing scene. With trendy inustrial decor, Plot 7 provides a welcome alternative to other clubs. Providng a range of music from Pop, Dance, House, Afrobeats and more. 

Dance with the beautiful at Carbon

Carbon heralds the arrival of London-style nightlife in Accra. The club has been conceived by after-hours visionary Nick House (the man behind Mahiki, Whisky Mist, and The Punch Bowl) in collaboration with Blacksheep, the interior design team responsible for Whisky Mist and Cuckoo Club. DJs from around the world visit, as well as fire performers and other artists.


Get down old-skool at Twist

Twist club and lounge is one of Ghana's longest exisiting nightclubs. Located in the heart of Labone, yo can dance all night long or watch others in people-watching-perfect booths.


Sample wines at SAI Wine & Champagne Bar

4 out of 5 stars

Sai is the place that Accra has been crying out for: a wine bar that actually puts wine at the forefront of its offering. It also holds regular events too, including a book club and ‘Bottomless Bubbly’ for a couple of hours on Friday evenings. 

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