Drinking and nightlife in Ghana

  • Nightlife in Accra

    Rockstone's Office

    Owned by hiplife legend Reggie Rockstone. There's a lounge bar decked out with white leather sofas, an outdoor terrace and regular live music. At the weekend an energetic crowd parties till dawn to hiplife (a highlife/hip-hop hybrid) and hip-hop. It's near the police headquarters, behind the Japanese embassy.

  • Nightlife in Accra

    JamesTown Cafe

    This stylish architect-owned cafe, bar and music venue sits in a beautifully restored building right in the heart of old Accra, just across from the sea. There's local and international food, great cocktails and live music daily. Once a week, the party spills outside.

  • Nightlife in Accra

    Republic Bar & Grill

    With its bright red walls, black-and-white photos, vintage postcards and outdoor wooden deck, this fab bar wouldn't look out of place in Brooklyn. Here, it delights happening young Ghanaians and expats in equal measure, and is renowned for its innovative cocktails made from local booze such as palm wine. Live music is also fantastic here, with many a highlife giant having turned up to play to exuberant crowds.

  • Nightlife in Accra

    Badu Lounge

    This lounge in Labone turns into a veritable nightlife highlight on weekend nights, giving local and highly talented voices a stage to perform. The vibe here is so rich that even the eponymous soul legend Erkia Badu would be proud.

  • Nightlife in Accra

    SkyBar25

    This rooftop bar sits at the summit of Alto Tower, West Africa’s tallest building. Unsurprisingly, the uncovered area outside the sleek blue-lit bar offers the vest views in Accra.

  • Nightlife in Accra

    Clear Spice

    It’s just a restaurant and office during the week, but come Friday night this venue behind Flagstaff House transforms into a disco straight out of the 1970s. A disco ball turns over the small dance floor as crowds of Ghanaians in their 30s and 40s dance all night in a relaxed trance to funk and soul music.

  • Nightlife in Accra

    Honeysuckle

    A little slice of England in Accra, this dingy pub is the place to stop if you want an evening of playing billiards or watching live sports on the flat screen. Start the night off with a pick from the wide selection of draft beers and a plate of British pub food.

  • Nightlife in Accra

    Smoke ‘n’ Barrel

    This bar is all about its outside space. Wooden seating and planks behind a long bar create a homey atmosphere – join expats and locals to sip on beers and drinks.

  • Nightlife in Accra

    Kona Cafe and Grill

    This popular new hangout is the epitome of rustic chic, with pallet furniture and faux street food. It has a rooftop deck overlooking Osu and is a good place to sample local spirits.

  • Nightlife in Accra

    Epo's Bar & Night Club

    This lively bar and club keeps on going to the small hours, pumping out loud dance and hip hop. It's also a popular spot to watch premier league football.

  • Nightlife in Tamale

    Jungle Bar

    The Jungle Bar, on the grounds of the TICCS Guesthouse, is on a leafy balcony with an all-wood bar, cable TV and comfy benches. It's one of the nicest spots for a drink in Tamale. Also serves food.

  • Nightlife in Accra

    Firefly

    One of a number of slick cocktail bars in Accra, where the capital's beautiful people come to see and be seen; dancing generally starts around 10pm on Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Nightlife in Accra

    Champs Sports Bar & Grill

    Champs feels a bit like an American frat boy hangout – with sports on the big screen, karaoke and a menu of burgers and bar snacks. There's also live music and a pub quiz.

  • Nightlife in Tamale

    Giddipass

    Sit on the rooftop terrace and let an ice-cold beer and the sweet sounds of northern hip-life (a hip-hop and highlife hybrid) into your world at this relaxed drinking spot.

  • Nightlife in Kumasi

    Eclipse

    A friendly beer joint with an outdoor patio on the street; inside it’s all diamond-shaped mirrors and big-screen sports, with dancing as the night goes on.

  • Nightlife in Tamale

    Point 7

    This small streetside bar, decorated in a dark, Guinness-inspired colour scheme, is a good place to drink a beer or two and watch the world go by.

  • Nightlife in Kumasi

    Cheers Bar

    Big outdoor space, English premiership football and blaring music are the staples at this low-key bar.