Ghana drinking and nightlife

Bar 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 liv…
Bar 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 meas…
Club 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 highli…
Bar 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…
Bar in Accra


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.
Club 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 o…
Pub in Accra


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…
Bar 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.
Bar 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.
Bar 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.