It’s Friday night in Accra and you want somewhere to hangout. You are tired of the same bars mixing the same drinks and crave something a bit more different. The city certainly has these hitherto hidden gems where you can have refreshing, creative cocktails, alternative music and meet cool people. These low-key bars deserve to be on your list if you plan to go drinking in Ghana’s capital.
The first place you must check out for a truly unique and unforgettable drinking experience is Tea Baa. Although it is technically more than a bar, Tea Baa is quickly becoming the number one destination for people looking for more out of their time out. By emphasising simplicity, Tea Baa bases all of their drinks on tea, combined with flavours like sugarcane, lime, strawberry and peach with rum, wine and gin. These cold teas, with or without alcohol also perfectly complement their exciting menu of grilled beef, pork and white fish. Slow cooked lamb and coconut rice goes great with the crowd favourite, sugarcane lime tea.
Tea Baa, Klannaa St, Accra 020 705 3440
Sky Bar 25
Sky Bar 25 is a new bar redefining the drinking experience in Accra. Perched at the very top of the imposing and magnificent Villaggio Alto tower, Sky Bar is an exclusive upscale venue catering for customers looking for an esteemed night out with the best gins and tonics. Enjoy the breathtaking view of nighttime Accra from the tallest building in the city as you chill out with pulsating house music from their team of local and international DJs.
Sky Bar,N, 16 N Airport Rd, Accra 056 082 4725
Sometimes you need a bar that is set up to cater for more than just your drinking needs and give you a refreshing space outside. It is a great place to enjoy live matches from European leagues with American or British-style food during the day, and vodka and cocktails over boxing bouts at night. The décor as well will also put you in the perfect mood for sports with quotes from some of your heroes like Mohammed Ali and Pele adorning the walls.
+233 Jazz Bar and Grill
If you are a lover of jazz music then you will fall for +233 Jazz Bar and Grill. With great live band music from the finest jazz and highlife musicians in the city, this indoor and outdoor jazz bar has a relaxing ambience. Their continental drink menu also complements the barbecue they serve so you’ll have something to refresh you when you’re tired from dancing from Coltrane classics or Fela Kuti.
+233 Jazz Bar and Grill, Ring Road East, Accra 023 323 3233
Sai Wine and Champagne Bar
A good bottle of Syrah is just as good as where you sit to enjoy it and Sai Wine and Champagne Bar provides the perfect subtle ambience in this bustling city. It is the most quiet a bar can be and is perfect for low-key events, causal business meeting or group outings. With a global menu, Sai has some of the best bottles from all over the world.