The Best Bars in Kumasi

Drinks at Code Name MIXOLOGY, Akasaka | © City Foodsters/Flickr
Drinks at Code Name MIXOLOGY, Akasaka | © City Foodsters/Flickr
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.

The View Bar and Grill

Restaurant, European, $$$
Cocktails | © Jez Timms / Unsplash
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.
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S Bar (Soul's Bar)

Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
Drinks at Code Name MIXOLOGY, Akasaka
Drinks at Code Name MIXOLOGY, Akasaka | © City Foodsters/Flickr
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.
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X5 Pub and Restaurant

Pub, Restaurant, Pub Grub, $$$
Avion tequila cocktails
Avion tequila cocktails | © GW Fins / Flickr
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.
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Vienna City, Kumasi

Vienna City is a brand that takes its name to cities across Ghana, always with the same vibe: lively, local and filled with popular music hits. Vienna City, Kumasi is no different. Boasting a large, low-lit space with funky neon uplighting, be prepared to listen to the loudest and latest club hits.

Vienna City, No. 4 Harper Road, Kumasi, Ghana, +233 32 202 3500

Star Beer

Star Beer | © James Cridland / Flickr