A Music Lover’s Guide to Accra

music guide to accra ghana
Afrochella Queens at the Afrochella 2018 | © Afrochella

Accra is a perfect destination for music lover, one of the biggest cities in one of the most important musical regions in Africa. Whether you’re coming in from out of town or just planning a staycation, this guide has every venue, bar, and retail recommendation you need to fulfill your love for Ghanaian music, African music and beyond, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The Ghanaian capital not only has options for fantastic food, entertainment, and sports, but if you’re a music lover, you’ll appreciate the music of the city. From the Accra music festivals to the city’s bars and clubs, here’s the ultimate music lover’s guide to Accra, Ghana.

Accra bars and clubs

+233 Jazz Bar & Grill

+233 Jazz Bar accra ghana
The vibrant +233 Jazz Bar & Grill in Accra, Ghana | © Continent Kofi

A true Ghanaian cultural benchmark, the +233 Jazz Bar & Grilis the Ghanaian famous jazz club and has a great international programme. It attracts both avid jazz fans and the young and curious. It follows the classic jazz club format, offering authentic jazz and contemporary African music. With live band playing a wide range of music from all over Africa and the diaspora in this vibrant openair music venue. This is the place to go for the discerning music lover, the +233 Jazz Bar & Grill truly keeping music alive in Accra, Ghana.

📍 +233 Jazz Bar & Grill, Accra, Ghana 

Vienna City

Vienna City offer both night club and casino services, it is one of the biggest and busiest clubs in Accra, Ghana. If you are looking for entertainment and fun in Ghana’s capital, you’ve come to the right place. Great music, friendly bar staff, and the spot is fully air conditioned for those with their dancing shoes.

📍 Vienna City, Accra, Ghana 

Kona Cafe & Grill

This grill bar and cafe in Accra, is known for its quality taste in music, and has certain days set aside for special events. The spot’s resident DJ spins Afrobeats hit after hit, lastest songs in Ghana and live music sets.

📍The Kona Cafe & Grill, Accra, Ghana 

Republic Bar & Grill

Republic Bar accra ghana
Mr Eazi, Nigerian afrobeats superstar at the Republic Bar & Grill in Accra, Ghana

Located in the ultimate neighbourhood of Osu, the main spot for a big night out in Accra, the Republic Bar & Grill attracts both avid music fans and the young and curious. From highlife to hiplife to Afrobeats, soul and folk, it follows the classic themed evenings, offering an early and a late showing with the options for live music, paint night, quiz night, DJ sets and many more. The Republic is one of the best bars in Accra, and the city’s most popular places to hear the latest songs in Ghana.

Contact: www.republicbargh.com 

📍 The Republic Bar & Grill, Accra, Ghana 

Shisha Lounge

Combining the vibes of a café, a bar and a lounge into one distinct entity, Shisha Lounge offers guests good music with great cocktails in the Ghana’s capital. Music lovers and customers can cosy up for a truly authentic shisha experience with classic and the latest in Ghanaian music. Accra is gloriously vibrant and constantly evolving Ghana’s cultural expression.

📍 Shisha Lounge, Accra, Ghana 

Accra music festivals


music guide to accra ghana
Afrochella Queens at the Afrochella 2018 | © Afrochella

The Afrochella music festival is a must-experience African indie music showcasing homegrown and next generation talents from this region of the continent. Afrochella is Ghana’s top festival to add to your bucket list, it is one of the best things to do in Accra in December 2019.

📍Afrochella Festival in Accra, Ghana