7 Great Bars and Lounges in Accra

by Odenike Odetola  |  Published April 28, 2024

The warmth and culture that embodies Accra extends to the city’s buzzing nightspots, among which are a growing number of pulsating bars and lounges.

(Photo: Republic Bar and Grill)

Known for its colourful textiles, contemporary art, and popular nightlife and entertainment scenes, the Ghanian capital received a major tourism boost in recent years when it was dubbed “Africa’s capital of cool” by no less than the New York Times newspaper. And nothing exemplifies the city’s turn towards the trendy than its burgeoning bar and lounge scene. Here are 7 of the best that Accra has to offer.

Republic Bar and Grill

This bar is known for its lively and energetic atmosphere. It is one of Accra’s oldest and most popular bars and has even hosted some Hollywood celebrities and African superstars. It’s a popular spot for both locals and visitors who want to enjoy a mix of entertainment, music, and socializing. Nestled in central Osu, known as the West End of Accra, Republic stands out as one of Accra’s genuinely trendy bars. The bar has regular live music performances by international and local artistes alike. They serve some interesting signature cocktails such as their popular Kokoroko drink, alongside classical options, all made from cane spirit called “Akpeteshie”, a local equivalent of cachaca. The red walls adorned with black and white portraits of 20th Century music legends create a sleek yet evocative atmosphere. It also has an outdoor terrace that spills out into the street and is illuminated by charming fairy lights. The food menu has some nice local and international dishes reasonably priced between 40 and 65 Ghana Cedis. The cocktail prices are also within the same range.

 Asafoatse Tempong Street


(Photo: Skybar)

Skybar is a rooftop bar at the Villagio Vista building, the tallest building in Ghana, directly across from the Accra Mall. It is known to be the best rooftop party destination in Accra. Skybar has a private and opulent ambiance with a breathtaking view of the city. This establishment encompasses a bar, restaurant, and rooftop pool, complete with a dance floor. Visitors are particularly enamored by the opportunity to witness stunning sunsets while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere of the bar. It’s important to note that the experience might come with a higher price tag. For those seeking the vibrant energy of Accra’s nightlife through rooftop parties, Skybar is a definite must-visit.

Alto Tower, Villaggio Vista, North Airport Road

Purple Pub

Also, located in Osu, this bar is one of the most popular spots in Accra. It’s a great place to go if you love fun and exciting crowds that fill up the inside and outside of the bar. It is a melting pot of the simple and sophisticated crowd with street vendors selling kebabs and people flowing out into the street. There’s a DJ and pool tables for patrons to be entertained. They have a popular cocktail called Five fingers which customers love despite the strong alcohol content. Their kitchen remains open throughout the night, offering a menu of fried chicken, rice, and yam chips. Cocktails here will cost you between 30 and 50 Ghana Cedis.

Ring Road East

Bloom Bar

(Photo: Bloom Bar)

This lounge played a pivotal role in revitalizing the nightlife culture in Ghana. There are regular curated events and it has a beautiful ambience as the seating area is lined with overhead lights giving it an enchanting feel. Due to its popularity, it’s highly recommended to make reservations in advance to secure your spot and if you’d like to avoid the weekend rush, then the best days to visit are between Tuesday and Thursday. The bar has good security and there’s always a great DJ providing great music till the wee hours of the morning. Their drinks menu offers pitchers and bowl drinks for about 100 Ghana Cedis so it is easy to share drinks as a group if that is your preference.

House No. F, 330/2 Troas Street

Alley Bar

Positioned exactly as its name suggests, The Alleybar is situated within an alley, making it a distinctive and captivating setting. It’s one of the best places to either start or end your night in Accra. Its unique location offers a delightful immersion into Accra’s creative scene. The bar has secured a prominent spot among Accra’s vibrant attractions, celebrated for its superb cocktails, captivating music, and general cool vibe. Food here costs an average of 50 Ghana Cedis while cocktails are about 35.The option of non-alcoholic cocktails is available as well and you can choose to get bottles of wine or Champagne.



(Photo: Sandbox)

Sandbox Beach Club is a huge beach club, perfect for beach-lovers. It is located on one of Ghana’s most beautiful beaches where you can get the best view of the Atlantic ocean. Large private cabanas are available for groups. There’s a constant buzz of activity, ranging from celebrity chefs crafting tasting menus to international DJs and music sensations delivering live performances. It is located on a beautiful resort which and is also a great place to have brunch and lunch with family and friends.

4th Otswe Street South

Level Bar and Lounge

This is an upscale and sophisticated establishment known for its stylish and chic ambiance. It is one of the city’s most elegant and vibrant lounge bars. An ideal spot for various occasions, be it business meetings, client interactions, or simply unwinding. They serve a diverse range of cocktails, top-tier spirits, fine wines, and an array of light meal options. This establishment hosts special events, live performances, and themed nights. The lounge also has a resident DJ as it regularly transforms into a party venue. To align with the upscale atmosphere, dressing smart-casual is encouraged and while prices may be higher compared to standard bars, the quality of offerings and the overall ambiance justify the premium experience. A noteworthy perk is the “Buy One, Get One Free” deal from 9pm to 10pm on Fridays.

Asafoatse Tempong Street