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
used to be a German bar but the owners are presently Russians. Very nice place to go from 21:30 till 00:30.
4 billiards, Darts, cocktails and beers, very international, very expensive, European prices!
However, the place to go before going to night clubs.
Now, they added dancing floor and large screen TV.
Dress Code: Cool
Beware of the numerous money girls who will ask you a drink. If they stay too long in the place without a drink, they are quicked out. When you pay the drink, they use to take it and leave you.
Best night: Friday.
I use to go there as a Before on Friday. There is a karaoke night while most expatriates meet from 10PM to 1AM.
Unique: the shooter bar: for 10000 cedis (1USD) you have a shooter of cocktail ( my favorite is the B52 and the blow-job ( but this one is just because I like to ask it to the nice waitress))
You have pools and kickers, darts, nice atmosphere.
The bar is also a club for people who like to watch sport on television, large screen for mainly the Premier UK league, but also Cups, F1, golf, etc.
On Thursday, always a Quizz, but if you are not British, don't hope to win.
On Sunday, you have two recent movies on DVD on large screen at 8PM
You can have delicious tex-mex food and imported beer.
Dress Code: Casual
Next Door is an open place on the beach.
You can drink, eat, dance and play on this very large place.
You have some lovely huts alongside the beach where you can go with your loved one or some friends. Tables are well separated.
On the other side, you have more conventional restaurant and bar, and dancing place.
Next Door organises a lot of different parties with themes.
It is always a very nice and innovative place.
Food is cheap but is very common.
Dress Code: Cool, casual
Bywell is an open bar. Every Thursday, there is a band coming for high life music.
From 6PM till 1AM, you can go and listen to music till 10PM when people start dancing.
You can eat some barbecue food (kebab and grilled chicken).
The bar is a very long one in U, perhaps the longest of Accra.
Funny: when it is raining, you are stacked inside, the water is everywhere and there is only one way to the gutter: the gate.
Dress Code: Cool, casual.
Ryan's is an Irish pub and is the only place where you can have Guinness on draught.
There are a lot of expatriates going there and money girls are forbidden.
Nice European/American atmosphere, and sometimes bands come outside.
The palce to be if you want to meet Managers of all big companies of Ghana.
Dress Code: Each Friday, from 5PM on, one company sponsorise a party and everyone can go for free drinks.