With direct flights from New York, London, and Washington, D.C., Accra, Ghana is a thriving, trendy city. Bustling with nightclubs, restaurants, and shopping, Accra has plenty for the cosmopolitan traveler to consume. Here’s our insiders list of what’s hot on the local scene.
Firefly, 11th Lane, Embassy Road, Osu Region
Opened in 2011, Firefly is a tapas bar located downtown. Weekly specials include 50% off on house wines on Monday and Wednesday night–until closing at 11 pm. Currently, gorge yourself on a variety of gourmet hamburgers that range from chicken burgers with cream cheese and plum chutney or camembert and cranberries, and beef burgers with blue cheese and avocado cream.
+ 233 30 277 7818 | facebook.com/pages/Firefly-Lounge-Bar/335875549759176
Duplex, Troas Street and Lokko Road
An old local favorite, Duplex relocated to a larger location in January 2012. Its earthy charm remains though. Go here to drink before you go clubbing, and chat up regulars, and Bob the owner, while you’re there. Be sure to also check out Duplex’s sister club, Twist, located behind Headlines Hospitality, #8, 5th Circular Road.
+233 24 599 9999
Rhapsody’s, Accra Mall, Tema Motorway
This South African franchise is alive and well in Accra. The bar serves up sports from around the world, a wild selection of beer, and tastefully plated dishes. While you’re there, check out the chicken Espetada, the house specialty that pairs sliced chicken thighs with spicy jalapenos and a sweet-chilli sauce, all on skewers.
+ 233 24 433 7825
Santoku Restaurant, Villaggio Vista
Opened just this past June, Santoku is Accra’s first high-end sushi restaurant. Its sleek, contemporary interior, designed by Hubert de Givenchy, is a mixture of Japanese and African art.
+233 54 431 1511 or +233 30 273 7027 | santoku-restaurant.com/
Movenpick Hotel Bar, Independence Avenue, Ridge
Movenpick is Accra’s 4.5 star hotel, and it hosts a swanky cocktail bar in its lounge. It converts into a crowded nightclub on the weekends.
+233 30 261 1000
Champs Sports Bar, Ringway Close
Champs is the place to catch Major League Baseball’s World Series, and eat nachos while doing it. There’s live music on Saturday nights, and movies on Sunday nights.
+233 24 095 9406