Accra has been called Africa’s “Capital of Cool” for its dynamic arts and culture scene and impeccable sense of style. As the entry point to Ghana we love it for its Pan Africanism, deep respect for tradition, and community vibes. If you’re traveling for the Year of Return you’ll be met with open arms in this city of nearly 3 million.
The places that make Accra nightlife known the world over.
Also known as Django bar, this afterwork hot spot has amazing cocktails, games, and cozy atmosphere. It's great for an older crowd that still wants to get down. Also, Reggie Rockstone is an old friend of Tastemakers, so be sure to say Hi!
Republic Bar & Grill
Super vibey place making delicious use of akpeteshie (a local liquor ). It has all the feels of Wet Willie's in Miami, but with an Africa twist - you'll come here for good live music and stay to enjoy it with creator, visitors, and locals alike.
For those not about to give up on the weekend, Sandbox is THE place to be on Sundays. Really good special events, great drinks, and the quintessential beach club vibe - but you don't come here for the waves, you come here for the people.
The Best Events and Experiences in Accra this December
Our tried, tested, and curated list of the best places to event and experience all over Accra
Accra has been named the "Coolest City in Africa" by the New York Times. This experience, hosted by a mover and shaker in the arts and culture scene, will show you why. Meet with artists and designers, visit a private members club, and do so exclusively in this private 1:1 experience.
The Fulani are one of the largest ethnic groups in the Sahel and West Africa. Living in what is now Nigeria, Senegal, Guinea, and Mali, they are known for their ornate jewelry, beautiful women, and nomadic dining tradition. Fatmata Binta, a recognized chef of Fulani descent living in Accra, will help you experience cuisine the Fulani way. You'll be treated to three courses inclusive of dessert, music, and good vibes that you'll always remember.
The “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” will coincide with the biennial Pan African Historical Theatre Festival (Panafest), which is held in Cape Coast, home of Cape Coast Castle and neighbouring Elmina Castle—two notable edifices recognized by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as World Heritage Sites of the slave era.
The Garden Party
Set out on the Accra Polo Grounds, the Garden Party is the Accra equivalent of the Veuvre Polo Classic in NYC except with way more melanin and afrobeats. Come join Ghana's elite crowd in their finest garden attire and rub shoulders with the person that could be your next bae or business deal.
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Our tried and tested best places to stay in Accra
Villa Monticello is a beautiful property that is heavy on quality design and service. The restaurant is amazing and on weekends you can find some of Ghana's gliteratti relaxing by the pool.
An oasis in the middle of Osu, Olma is built for you to be super comfortable within its walls. It is 1 and 2 bedroom apartments have internet, comfy bed linens, and plenty of space.
Right in the thick of things on Oxford St (you can't miss the I Love Accra sign out front), Hotel Urbano is budget-chic. Well run and with an excellent staff, Urbano offers basic conveniences like clean rooms, free wifi, and really yummy fruit and herbed infused water every day for just under $100 USD per night.
The Best Restaurants in Accra
Our tried, tested, and curated list of the best places to eat all over Accra
Le Grand Ecuyer
A great place if you're looking for a lot of good food in a low key spot. Ecuyer features French/Togolese cooking with a lot of local influence and is always busy with travelers and neighbors alike.
An unassuming hidden treasure, Chez Clarisse is some of the best local food you'll find in Osu.
Great start to a night out with a lively atmosphere, great food, and the best outdoor seating.
Yes, there are REALLY good Asian restaurants in Accra! If you're looking for a bit of indulgence, then sushi at Santoku will be full of dishes you remember and one of your nicer nights out.
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