Ghana's major cities throb to the beat of highlife, hipflife, afropop and R&B throughout the week. Street bars line the roads as the sun goes down and revellers go into the night in search of a good time. From chic cocktail bars to jam-packed nightclubs, Ghana's nightlife has it all.
Rhapsody's a South African franchise of restaurant-bars. Rhapsody in Accra is located at the Accra Mall, Tetteh Quarshie Interchange. The cavernous venue is open every day for lunch and dinner and doubles as a bar and nightclub at the weekend.
Location: Accra Mall, Tetteh Quarshie Interchange
Telephone: 0244 337825
There are two bars in the Citizen Kofi building, including the rooftop Sky Bar and the Accra Bar, a lounge-style bar. There is also a nightclub and the venue is available for function hire.
Jazz band every Friday from 7pm-11pm. Piano performance on Thursday and Saturday on the terrace.
Krystis (Club Invasion)
A huge, green building at the beginning of Lagos Avenue in East Legon, Krystis is the home of Club Invasion which opened last year. The entertainment complex includes a bar, nightclub, restaurant and pool tables.
Telephone: 024 288 9964
His Majesty's Nightclub & Casino
The nighclub is frequented by a young, affluent Ghanaian crowd. The casino offers roulette, black jack, poker, free entrance. Membership for night club available for a fee.Saturday caters for a slightly more mature crowd with funk and Old Skool. Also doubles as a hotel, so you can book a room if you are too tired to go back home
Telephone: 030 2773623 or 030 2773624
Glenns: Located in Adabraka at the tail end of Farrar Avenue, Glenns is one off those places that packs a good mix of everything that represents Accra. Best on Sunday and Wednesday where you will find a nice mixed crowd jamming to the best of R&B, hip hop and hip life. Thursday is also popular with the Francophone crowd.
Telephone: 0302 237148
OOPS: Located around the Bubuashie Circle and caters for Accra's mature clubbers. Oops packs a good crowd on Wed with strictly Highlife on its African Night and its also popular with mature revellers on Fri & Sat.
Telephone: 0244 312 151
Located at Osu's seedy Danquah Circle, Macumba is an Accra institution, popular with regular disco-goers and European visitors. Cover charge higher Friday to Sunday, less on Wednesdays. Thursday night is ladies’ night. No food.
Telepone: 030 2732531
Tantra: Hard-core disco with R&B and occasional live band. Under new management.
The Lexington: This chic bar and restaurant in the Paloma Hotel complex serves a sophisticated menu and pricey but delicious cocktails. It replaces the old Champs Sports Bar.
Telephone: 0240 959 406 or 0544 346 911
Funky Town Disco: Located On Dzorwulu Street, Accra, nightclub and bar, open 8pm-6am.
Phone: +23321 774873
Shaka Zulu: Located between Accra Girls and Dzorwulu Junction, Shaka Zulu is an afrochic bar, club and restaurant. It's open every day from 10am until late.
Jokers: Located on the Labadi Road, opposite the La General Clinic, Jokers has gone through several facelifts over the years but the crowd stays the same. Owned by a group of Lebanese brothers, Jokers has a nightclub and bar, pool tables and an outdoor restaurant selling Lebanese and continental food.
Duplex Nightclub: Located on the street behind Lizzie's in Osu (take second right after Frankie's if coming from Danquah Circle then take first left), Duplex recently moved from its old spot behind Papaye and is bigger, louder and better than before. Big dancefloor, always packed, attracts a mixed crowd.
Kiravi Nightclub: Located at Harper Road, south of Kumasi, the classy Kiravi nightclub near Chopsticks has been running for many years. It's main night is on Saturday.
Hollywood Boulevard: This chic new addition to the A&C Shopping Mall in East Legon is a restaurant, bar and and club. Dress sharp and make sure your pockets are full of cedis
EXEL Lounge: Opened in 2008, EXEL continues to attract a chic, affluent crowd. Open until 6am on the weekends, you can party until dawn with Accra's movers and shakers.
Chester's Savannah Bar: Chester's in Nyaniba Estates offers a relaxed environment, a friendly crowd and dancing as the night goes on.
Bus Stop: Located off the Ring Road in Accra, near Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Bus Stop is a sports bar, restaurant and nightclub. Sip a cold beer on the terrace and watch the traffic go by.
Bella Roma: Authentic Italian food combined with a chic bar and dancing as the night goes on.
Telephone: 0244 747 4007 Website: www.bellaromaaccra.com
Vienna City: Ocean Bar and Vienna City Hotel in Tema, Vienna City Accra and Kumasi and Ocean Bar in Takoradi are all owned by the Vienna City group and offer the same brand of drinks, food, entertainment and dancing.
Paddy's Nightclub: Located at Botwe, in the East Legon neighbourhood. It has a large complex that serves various classes of people. It has a main hall, a VIP room and a private room (Zero Room). Check out the dancehall/Jamrock nite on Thursday, ladies' nite on Friday and open house on Saturday. Local artists pass through every now and then to perform.
Rhythms Night Club (Formerly Taboo): Adjacent To Adeva Shirt Shop Community 8, Tema
Yegoala: Located at the Yegoala hotel in Dansoman, the Yegoala nightclub has a lively events schedule which you can check out via their Facebook page.
Boomerang Night Club: Situated in the Caprice building in Kpehe not far from Kwame Nkrumah Circle. Packs a good crowd on Fridays and Saturdays with a good mix of Accra's affluent youth. Music style is a mix of R&B & Hip life for Friday and Saturday and Francophone mix on Thursday.