From highlife in Osu to Afropop at the beach, to live venues and nightclubs, Accra has all manner of Afrobeats to suit all tastes in a variety of locations.
Republic Bar & Grill
From the live music on Wednesday nights to the DJ sets and themed evenings, Republic is one of Accra’s most popular places to hear the musical sounds of the city. Conveniently located in a lively pocket of Osu, there is always something for everyone: from highlife to hiplife to Afropop, soul and folk.
Republic Bar & Grill, Asafoatse Tempong St, Osu, Accra, Ghana, +233 24 631 4044
An old-school Accra nightclub, featuring bright décor and a laid-back ambiance on the terrace, this popular spot hosts varied nights throughout the week, and is an essential place for those who love to dance.
Duplex, Harry Sawyer Rd, Osu, Accra, Ghana, +233 24 599 9999
Miami vibes come to Ghana in this new venue in Labadi estates that overlooks a secluded beach. Serving drinks and food, and with the best DJs playing the latest hits.
A laid-back outdoor complex known for its collection of restaurants and Wednesday-night kizomba sessions. Located opposite the French embassy, it has a live band that will make you feel as though you were transported to Accra in the 1970s.
Afrikiko, Liberation Road, Accra, Ghana, +233 302 229 997, +233 54 255 4286
Modern Afrobeats are on offer here, where you can enjoy the latest club tunes in a slick space that commands you move your feet to the latest hits from the biggest names across West Africa.
Twist Night Club, Labone, Accra, Ghana, +233 30 277 2179
Kona Cafe & Grill
Sip on palm wine from a calabash and snack on grilled treats in this relaxing spot on Oxford Street, complete with an airy roof terrace. Listen to the latest hits, watch live sets, or catch one of the new music launches that occasionally take place here.
Kona Cafe & Grill, Oxford Street, Accra, Ghana, +233 26 446 4712
Owned and run by the godfather of Ghanaian hiplife, Reggie Rockstone, this sleek spot has a circular bar and outdoor cabana areas, offers delicious drinks and, of course, a fantastic music selection that will keep you grooving all night.
Rockstone’s Office, Osu Ave Ext, behind Japanese Embassy, Accra, Ghana, +233 54 945 0543
Firefly Lounge Bar
If you want to know what Afrobeats everyone is listening (and dancing) to, head to Firefly, an always-packed venue that will surely have you dancing, as it plays hit after hit of popular West African tunes.
Firefly Lounge Bar, H P Nyemitei St, Osu, Accra, Ghana, +233 30 277 7818
Alliance Française d’Accra
Live music is always well-represented in this elegant spot that includes a large outdoor amphitheater alongside its terraced restaurant, all set in a verdant garden. All manner of artists old and new are on regular rotation, from young, Afro folk artist Kyekyeku to highlife legend Ambolley.
Alliance Française, Casely Hayford Rd, Accra, Ghana, +233 50 128 7814
One of the biggest and busiest clubs in Accra, featuring a restaurant and cocktail bar, as well as a casino, the best beats are guaranteed to be spilling out of the massive sound systems. A popular spot among locals for food, drinks, DJs and dancing.
Vienna City, Kwame Nkrumah Ave, Accra, Ghana, +233 30 225 8551
A raucous place filled with music, food and beach vibes, and the added bonus of dance contests included. Labadi Beach has always been the beach spot to be at on a Thursday night, with its outdoor club atmosphere and mega sound system. This place pumps out the biggest hits from musicians such as M.anifest, Sarkodie, and Shatta Wale.