The Best Bars in Kumasi

Drinks at Code Name MIXOLOGY, Akasaka
Drinks at Code Name MIXOLOGY, Akasaka | © City Foodsters/Flickr
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Kumasi is Ghana’s second city – large, sprawling and home to the Akan people. Slightly trickier to navigate than Accra, we give you a shortcut to all the best places to relax and sip drinks in Ghana’s Garden City.

1. The View Bar and Grill

Restaurant, European

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The best bar in Kumasi boasts features on a part with some of the best spaces in Europe: a gastropub menu, as well as décor that is wonderfully sleek and modern, with Eames-inspired seating, hardwood floors and large windows. The View hosts some of the city’s best DJs and, to top it off, there’s a wonderful rooftop terrace if you want an al fresco vibe as you sip your drinks.

2. S Bar (Soul's Bar)

Bar, Pub Grub

Drinks at Code Name MIXOLOGY, Akasaka
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A gorgeous little jazz bar with a great central location that boasts a hacienda home-style vibe and seating strewn throughout a pleasant garden. A decent wine selection, bar snacks, as well as regular live music make S Bar a local favourite.

3. X5 Pub and Restaurant

Pub, Restaurant, Pub Grub

Avion tequila cocktails
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A cosy spot that boasts one of the best live bands at weekends, X5 is a highly rated and patronised spot beloved by locals. With a pool on site and a great selection of drinks, it is more relaxed on weekdays and, due to the popularity of the live music, becomes quite the spot on Friday nights.

4. Golden Tulip


Drinks al fresco
An oasis of cool and calm, this branch of the Golden Tulip chain has a lovely, serene lounge bar complete with an accomplished piano player, which only adds to the vintage vibes. Alternately, you can lounge about sipping on drinks at the poolside bar, where a sunset view is available and local bands regularly entertain.

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