The Heavy Warmup parties continue in 2012 with Heavy Warmup #4 at the end of January. House, Soul, Hip-Hop and Afro Beat, it's almost the only place in Accra to chill and enjoy quality music before going to club !
Hush Bar/Labone Shop is ideally located in the Labone district of Accra, facing Chase restaurant. It's a cool place to chill over the week-end or after work.
They have a monthly party called Heavy Warmup hold by two djs that know their stuff !!! Special guest djs are often invited, both african and european. Last time I was there, I've enjoyed an atmosphere and music I haven't found anywhere else in Accra !!
Always worth checking their facebook page for upcoming event : !!
Vienna City nightclub is located within the arrival and departure halls of the Kotoka International Airport in Accra. They have a bar, poker machines and roulette Tables. In other words, not the best place to stay for newbies coming to Ghana. The entrance is 4 cedis (2,5 USD).
Jokers nightclub is a popular, but expensive nightclub located on the Labadi Road, opposite the La General Clinic. Tourists and local people go there. The place has bars, danceing floor and an outside terrace. It is open until late hours and closed on Mondays. Entrance fee is 10 cedis (7 USD), so it's quite expensive in African terms.
Even though Labadi is a beach, it's also known for having great action on evenings and early nights. Thursdays and in the weekend are specially good. The bars and restaurants play load music at night, and there is live music too. The Beach is a hangout for singles looking for fun, and business girls looking for a male company.
Dress Code: Shorts or bikini (Ha-ha)
Smashing night with my fellow travellers!
Is a bit outside of Accra, but only 15minutes max out of the centre once rush hour is over!
Hit the bar at about midnight...played lots of pool and won lots of pool!
Then came the dancing girls! Amazing, but by no means sleazy...lots of couples sitting around / dancing about soaking up the atmosphere.
Lots to drink, a bite to eat a bit of a dance and a refreshing change to the sometimes stressful experience of being out bang in the centre of the city.
Dress Code: No caps! Dress to impress as there is a VIP area!
In the evening, go to this local spot and try a grilled tilapia.
You chose a fresh tilapia and they grill it for you before they serve it with rice and vegetables and of course s.h.i.to. You can have it in the restaurant or take away.
The grill is really on the street, I really enjoy this spot, even if they always try to cheat you. (you choose a fish and you might have a smaller one after).
The spot is close to a kind of hostel where all the Nigerian prostitues first live when they arrive Ghana.
Dress Code: Cool
Best night Club in Accra, mainly for foreigners. In Africa, you go to clubs to meet young nice girls. Best girls are in Macumba.
Gate fee: 20000 Cedis and 25000 for Friday and Satutday nights.
Plenty of sexy girls, but you will have to pay. It is a kind of tradition to make a gift to girls, as a foreigner you can give 200.000 cedis or best pay in dollars. If you bring them in a big hotel, they can charge you more.
But remember, all of them dream to be Julia Roberts and you Richard Gere in 'Pretty woman'.
There are a lot of dancings and night clubs emerging in Accra, a little bit everywhere, however, they open and close after some few months. Macumba is the real one, has been there for a very long time and will be there.
back in Ghana in 2010
Macumba is still alive but it is no longer the place to be. Barely 50 people on Saturday night. There are now so many night clubs in Accra. Price is 10 cedis, or 100000 old cedis. Is it worth for a empty night club?
Dress Code: Cool
Every Wednesday, people go to Labadi beach for the great Reggae Night.
Live bands and DJ entertain the whole night a crazy party on the beach where everything can happen.
Lots of people get drunk and hgh but it nevertheless remains quiet and safe.
Dress Code: Casual to swimming pant
Newly reopened Aphrodisiac ("Aphro" amongst the locals) is the definite hotspot in Accra now. This is where all the rich & famous go to enjoy the champagne in the VIP.
Dress Code: No sneakers and dress smartly to get in!
The only place to dance salsa in accra, I noticed that many of the people who goes there, were students in Cuba and like to dance, There is a nice ambient and if you do not know how to dance, many people would be able to teach you.
Dress Code: Accra is hot at any time, and this is outdoor so be confortable, very casual and ready to sweat plenty.
The Bass Line is a small but nice lounge bar at the Ring Road Central in the North of the city. There is a small dancefloor, a small area with nice sofa's to sit down, and a good DJ that plays music like you hear it everywhere in Ghana: mostly hip-hop, R&B and dancehall.
The bar is a very good one too. They serve good cocktails, lots of different beers, and all kinds of other strong drinks. And you can order small meals too like burgers and salads too. The friendly personnel serves you even on the dancefloor so you don't even have to go to the bar to order something. The prices are quite high though; a cocktail costs 30-40.000 cedis ($ 3-4,-) and for a large beer (625 ml) you have to pay 12.000 cedis. All high prices for Ghanaian standards.
Dress Code: There is not a really strict dresscode in the Bass Line: just a decent jeans and a t-shirt is good enough already.
Several areas of town have nightclubs in Ghana. Some of these are neighborhood discoes that sell the popular Malta, a non-alcoholic beverage. A few are large open clubs with a stage and live band. The typical combo includes a full range of singers, trumphet players, guitar and bass, convention band and African drums. The saxophone is often center stage.
We visited two places, one right on the coast had a series of terraces that overlook a rocky shoreline. Here, the music was a mix of reggae and west African, if I recall, but technical problems prevented the best presentation. The location overlooking the surf crashing on the rocks was interesting, but the crowd was not so enthusiastic about the band. Then, a friend drove us across town, to the west I believe, into a neighborhood where a really live highlife band was playing. This place was packed with enthusiastic non-stop dancers drinking mostly beer.
Dress Code: Casual. African's dress up by wearing t-shirts, so if you want to be different wear your favorite. Women should probably exercise some conservative caution due to the exotic nature of white skin here, but in general Ghana's nightclubs are remarkably civil places despite the heavy drinking among band members and dancers.
The accra nightlife is one of the best in the westa africa, but the name of the place change quickly, the special nights change from one to onother place so ask before to go in a disco.....u can find what u want from hip hop to traditional swing music.....
Very nice African atmosphere. This bar on the street atracts a lot of people to chat with. They have a lot of local food and beverages, like the famous Kasapreko. They also have the Gingseng Wine. Try it, 7000 for one bottle.
After that, you spend a great love night...
You can meet everybody, chat with all guys and girls there. The music is also present, and you can meet girls coming from Macumba to drink cheaper.
I remember I already left the place at 8:30 in the morning.
Dress Code: very cool