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Best High-End Bars and Restaurants in Accra, Ghana

By Zaina Adamu

Accra, Ghana has a lot to offer visitors, but the nightlife scene is a must if you love a good time. Whether you’re looking for a low-key lounge with an intimate setting or a supercharged night out on the town, there’s something for you in Accra, and this list of bars are a great place to get started.

Zen Garden

Mix the serenity of a botanical garden and the vibe of an urban lounge and you have Zen Garden, a wide-ranging bar and restaurant serving top-notch drinks with a dose of tranquility on the side. The newly built brasserie is situated in one of the city’s most upscale towns, Labone, and brings in a crowd of people who would rather unwind as opposed to bar hop the night away. Rule of thumb is not to miss out on happy hour every Monday-Thursday from 5pm – 8pm when patrons receive 25% off of cocktails, wine and beer.

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The Ghana Tourism Authority named Bistro22 “Ghana’s Restaurant of the Year” in 2016 for all the right reasons! Guests are immediately greeted to a floor-to-ceiling wine wall stocked with some of the world’s most exclusive wines, and the food is some of the finest in the city. A crowd favorite: the pan seared grouper and salsa served with mango-avocado salsa and coconut rice paired with an oak-aged white wine. Thank us later.

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Buka serves all the offerings: tropical cocktails from professional mixologists, local dishes in light-bite portions, and continental cuisine from renowned chefs. Tucked away in the heart of Accra, Buka feels more like you’ve visited a tropical rainforest since the restaurant sits on the top floor of a three-story building surrounded by trees. Everyone swears by the MENSDO Bissap, a mint and ginger flavored cocktail that pairs well with jollof rice and grilled chicken.

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Skybar 25

Located on the rooftop of one of West Africa’s tallest buildings, the Alto Tower, Skybar 25 offers breathtaking views of Accra’s bustling skyline. The lush furniture, posh wall decorations and wood-panel flooring may seem like a redux of a five-star hotel lobby, but with a more casual feel where urban professionals mingle after a day’s work and tourists lounge for a relaxing night on the town.

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The Republic Bar and Grill

Ah, where to begin with The Republic? Maybe it’s the city’s hottest DJs that frequent the bar and give it its lively atmosphere, or it could possibly be the drinks, which are easily The Republic’s top selling point, that make the place unique. No one can ever put a finger on it, but it’s a must-do when visiting Accra. The Republic provides a nouveau-Ghanaian experience, offering unbeatable drinks (all made from a cane spirit called “Akpeteshie”) and an electrifying vibe that runs up until 3 in the morning. Definitely have a Kokroko while there, which is the perfect fusion of ice, a spirit shot, hibiscus, lime, mint and brown sugar drink.

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Hands down, Santoku is the crème de la crème of restaurants in Accra. The Japanese restaurant is located on the ground floor of one of the the city’s most luxurious buildings, the Viallagio. Visit Santoku for their impressive wine list, with a fresh variety of vino from the wine regions of France, South Africa and Italy. The restaurant’s impressive attention to detail makes it worth every penny. Save Santoku for a special occasion.

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