Accra’s night life; nightclubs to visit
Accra has vibrant people with a vibrant nightlife. For the uninitiated, the weekend Goldstreet compiles a list of worthy night spaces to enjoy some good music, cocktails, all aided in the right ambience.
Is situated in the penthouse of Icon House in Accra, located a floor above the Urban Grill Restaurant in the Airport City and Liberation Road vicinity. Décor is impressive at this trendy night place. Carbon has a rooftop terrace with exceptional views of the capital. Inside, it has a series of interconnected spaces, crafted in shades of black, white and gold, playing with ideas of fluidity. Carbon attracts DJs from around the world as well as fire performers and other artistes.
Carbon has a generous dance floor and a VIP area, where bottles of champagne are shuttled across by a train of flamboyant waitresses. The space is distinguished from other spots by the bank of windows looking out from its elevated position that takes in a city view of Liberation Road and Silver Star Tower.
Carbon also has a space partially open to the sky, giving a laid back, urban garden atmosphere with excellent cognac and vodka cocktails offerings since its opening in late December 2016.
Phone: 024 466 9669/0201 615 812
Located at Nyaniba Estates, it is best to get a table reservation in advance to avoid hassle at the gate.
Opting to adopt an old factory theme with its high ceiling, Plotseven’s (plotseven.com) Italian owners paid attention the interior design, impressive lighting and a range of fancy drinks on offer. Well-mixed cocktails and expensive champagnes are there for the taking depending on the steepness of one’s pocket.
Those into electronic music and local dance hits will have a swell time. Plotseven is an ultra-exclusive lounge and a high-energy nightclub. Fruity cocktails and tasty food offerings are there for the taking. Doors open every Wednesday at 5pm with no entrance fee charged. There’s Afro Fusion, Soul and Roots Reggae offerings too.
For info and table reservations call or WhatsApp +233502734228
Rockstone’s Office/Grand Papazz
Grand Papazz located at Cantonments is popular for its corporate crowd. Owned and operated by rap notable, Reggie Rockstone; Grand Papazz has a circular bar and outdoor cabana areas, offers delicious drinks and rich music selection that keeps patrons on the dance floor swaying and grooving.
Grand Papazz has a three-in-one space consisting of Django Bar, Grand Papazz Club and rooftop lounge AfTaWeRk. White leather sofas create a casual but elegant backdrop for funky tunes, proving that the industrious music notable has a flair for design too.
Rockstone’s Office, Osu Ave Ext, behind Japanese Embassy, Accra, Ghana, +233 54 945 0543.
Republic Bar & Grill
Republic Bar comes in bright red walls, black-and-white photos, vintage postcards and outdoor wooden deck. It’s a pull for both young Ghanaians and expats in equal measure, and is renowned for its innovative cocktails made from local booze such as palm wine and ‘akpeteshi.’
Republic Bar & Grill spills its guest to the narrow street on the oxford street late on a Friday or Saturday. Live gigs, DJs and karaoke sessions pull folks to sway their frames. There’s also live music on a Wednesday too.
It is located on the Asafoatse Tempong St, Accra
Phone: 024 631 4044
Champs Sports Bar
Situated inside the Paloma Hotel on the Ring Road is Champs Sports Bar & Grill with Fridays serving as the busiest for Champs. They start the weekend with karaoke which runs into the night as popular DJ’s take up the wheel.
Football fanatics can watch Champions League match in the bar on the projectors. However if not so big on football, then opting for the weekly quiz, pool, karaoke and movie nights in the spacious, air-conditioned interior, as well as regular parties on Saturdays is the way to go.
Champs Sports Bar & Grill is loved by its guest for its good times, good drinks and good food.
Phone: 056 116 0000
Club Onyx is the place to be and get noticed on a Saturday night when feeling for some clubbing vibes. It is a great place to also meet some of Ghana’s celebrated music and movie stars. The club is nestled in the residential area of Cantonments, behind the police headquarters and next to Rockstone’s Office.
It also has hallmark of being one of the classy clubs with amazing interior decor setup with 4 VIP lounges; Moet & Chandon VIP Lounge, the Ciroc Lounge, the ‘Jack Lives Here’ Lounge and the ONYX Ultra VIP Lounge run by rap man D-Black and his Black Avenue Music Group.
Phone: 020 266 0321/0246000112
Labadi Beach or more properly known as La Pleasure Beach is a very busy beach on Ghana’s coast turning into an outdoor nightclub in the evenings. The restaurants and bars play a lot of good loud music and there are live bands also. It is a place filled with music, food and beach vibes, and the added bonus of dance contests. Labadi Beach comes alive on Thursday nights, with its outdoor club atmosphere and mega sound system.
The city beach is lined with bars and beach umbrellas where you can enjoy freshly squeezed fruit juices, fried yam and ‘chofi’ and grilled fish. At night, both on the weekend and during the week, there is live music and reggae nights.
Kona Cafe & Grill
Kona Café & Grill has wood pallet furniture spread out all over the garden area and first floor bar. Kona is a nice place to relax during sunset, but if you stop by later in the night, the bar turns into a vibrant party spot flooded with loud music and energetic young Ghanaians. It is a good place to try local drinks, such as palm wine or asaana, which is made from caramelised corn.
Whule sipping on palm wine from a calabash, you can as well 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.
Vienna City, ACCRA
One of the biggest and busiest clubs in Accra, featuring a restaurant cocktail bar, pub, casino, and pools 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.
With over 10 years of experience in the industry, the Kwame Nkrumah Circle facility opposite G.C.B Tower next to the Barclays Bank remains a big draw and a hang-out spot for partners, co-workers, friends and families.
Vienna has Monday Madness, Karaoke Happy BHour on Tuesdays, Open-house Party/Ladies Night on Wednesdays, Francophone Night -out on Thursdays, Naughty Friday and Naija Night on Saturdays.
Vienna City, Kwame Nkrumah Ave, Accra, Ghana, +233 30 225 8551
By Michael Eli Dokosi