12 Best Club Alternatives
You don’t always have to club for a good time in Ghana. In Accra, one of the many African cities that never sleeps, there are several pubs, open venues and lounges around town that give you great music and vibes outside their well-known club venues. Here are some of the top places to be if you’re not in heels or dress shoes.
Best Day: Sunday
Serallio Sundays is the venue for concert goers who appreciate their DJ’s. The open field has a main stage at the front - a platform for rotating djs and musical performances. You can sit on the field or get up and turn up. Meat on the grills are served on the side and shisha is served throughout the night.
Must have Drink: The Truth
This is a very popular location to catch a chill vibe but can also turn into a turn up real fast. Bloom Bar is a hot destination during the holiday season and the perfect location to grab a playful cocktail and tasty appetizer before heading out to the club.
Must Have Drinks: Any of their signature fishbowl drinks! On certain days they also offer a ‘buy one get one deal’ on bottles of Prosecco when you use your MasterCard on any Zenith POS.
Best Day: Friday - Sunday (Mainly Fridays)
A local street vibe party. The bar extends down an entire street with the best sound systems you’ll ever find in Accra - you’ll feel right beside the DJ booth at all times. Don't worry about being drunk in the streets, if you're hungry, the pub is known for the best chicken wings, kebabs and yam fries on a late night/early morning.
Must have Drinks: Five Fingers and Nii Kwa
Best Days: Fridays and Saturday
Located in Abelemkpe Bermuda Garden gives a night time feel to The Garden of Eden. The indoor venue is set up for both an intimate night out or an epic concert experience. You can chit chat on trees stumps near the bar or enjoy a live music experience in their open yard.
Must have Drinks: Local Beers and Spirits
Republic Bar & Grill
Best Days: Tuesday - Friday
Every night at Republic is a wave, from Tuesday night karaoke to Thursday's quiz nights and weekend turn-ups. Almost all nights are themed with music genres per each DJ. You’ll listen, dance and mingle to all things Ghana and African. The open street venue is in the heart of Osu and is always packed, it has been a staple attraction for both Ghanaians and tourists. The
Must have Drinks: Ginger Shots, Passion Fruit Shot, Kokroko
Best Days: Wednesday
Wednesday salsa nights is not only energetic and bumping, but it's also inclusive. The outdoor tiled dance floor with surrounding tables sets the scene for dancing with the stars - Ghana edition. Lots of professional and amateur dancers come here to practice their salsa, bachata, merengue and more. As packed as it may get, don't worry there's still space to flip, dip twirl and spin.
Must have Drinks: Local Beers and Cocktails
Best Days: Friday and Saturdays
The turn up at this Bar venue goes from 0 -100 real quick. A great perk is Fridays karaoke night you pay 50GHS (10 USD) which gets you 40 Cedis worth of drinks leaving 10 Cedis mainly for entry fee. After the sing-along session, get ready to hear the heart and soul of West Africa. You'll hear Ghanaian calypso from the 70's to the latest Shatta Wale track (probably released the night before). On Saturday's you can keep the party going with a live band doing renditions of all your favourite song
Must Have Drink: Local Beers and Cocktails
Best Days: Saturday
This a rooftop bar that overlooks Osu and Labadi on top of The Sun City Apartments. A great time to go in is just before sunset to get a nice view and pictures for the gram.
Must have Drinks: Cloud 9
Also a garden like an oasis, this outdoor venue is known for its live music and concerts. Many local Ghanaian artist and celebrities will have intimate performances at this venue. There’s and indoor and outdoor terrace and lots of room to dance if you want to.
Must Have Drink: Local Beers and Cocktails
Best Days: Thursdays and Fridays
If you’re looking for live music and performances this is a great venue to head to. It’s a restaurant with contemporary Ghanaian food selections. The set up is intimate with a stage in the front of the restaurant for guest artists.
Must Have Drinks: Wofa
This is another great rooftop experience that overlooks The Tetteh Quarshie interchange, Accra mall and parts of Airport city. More on the upscale end of places to visit the Sky Barr caters to more tourists and expats looking for a lounge-like experience. We highly advise reserving a table in advance.
Must Have Drinks: Signature Gin & Tonic
This is a Private Members club, almost like Accra’s version of a Soho house. Occasionally there will be public events. This space is compartmentalized with a cozy interior that has a very antique style library that turns into a nice VIP style room. Head to the back and enjoy their outdoor patio.