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A group of people celebrating in traditional dress in Ghana, published Aug. 16, 2022.

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Fun Places in Accra, Ghana to Visit This Weekend

From Wings Wednesday at Potbelly Shack to Hidden Lounge Cloud9ine, there’s no shortage of fun spots to explore in Accra.

Accra is a perpetual epicenter of energy, and each new week presents an assortment of exhilarating adventures to embark on in the vibrant capital of Ghana. On the roster of available activities this weekend is a musical inspired by historical incidents, a live performance by Nigerian afropop star Iyanya, exploring a concealed lounge situated in the heart of Accra, and much more. As is our tradition, we have compiled a selection of captivating places and events to discover in Accra, Ghana, to aid you in mapping out your weekend.

Wings Wednesday at Potbelly Shack

What’s fun without food? Potbelly Shack has got the foodies covered with Wings Wednesday. It’s “all you can eat” wings! Enjoy several delicious flavors of wings as well as a variety of sides, until you can’t eat any more. There will be a DJ on duty as well, so make your way to Potbelly for some pre-weekend vibes.

Date: Wednesday, 7th July, 7-10 p.m.

Venue: Potbelly

Cost: GHS120

Movie Night at La Villa Boutique

Movie Night at La Villa Boutique is back! It’s an outdoor cinema experience by La Villa’s poolside, and it’s the perfect start to the upcoming weekend. This week they’ll be showing action thriller Triple Frontier. If you're seeking a cinema experience that goes beyond the typical, this is the perfect spot.

Date: Thursday, 6th July, 8 p.m.

Venue: La Villa Boutique Hotel, Osu

Cost: Free

Reloaded at 17:59 Lounge

If you’re looking for a brand new spot to explore this weekend, this is it. 17:59 Lounge is a brand new lounge that just opened at East Legon in Accra, and this Friday they will be hosting their launch party called Reloaded. Celebrities and influencers like Haillie Sumney and Soafrican will be coming through as well, so get ready for a night of excitement.

Date: Friday, 7th July, 10 p.m.

Venue: Cloud9ine, Osu

Iyanya Live at Play

Nigerian singer Iyanya will be live at Play Ghana this Friday! He’s the man behind Afrobeats hits like “Kukere”, “Mr Oreo”, “One Side” and more, and this weekend the afropop star will be live at Play dance and night club to shut it down.

Date: Friday, 7th July, 10 p.m.

Venue: Play, Osu

Makola Queens The Musical

Makola Queens is a musical created by renowned Ghanaian spoken word artist Poetra Asantewaa and musician and creative Nii Dromo Yartey, that illustrates the story behind Rebecca Naa Deidei Aryeetey and the Makola market women, whose efforts contributed to Ghana’s independence. If theatre and the dramatic arts float your boat, then hop aboard this weekend at the University of Ghana, because this is going to be special.

Date: Friday, 7th & Saturday, 8th July, 7 p.m.

Venue: ETS Drama Studio, University of Ghana

Cost: GHS50, GHS20 for students

Fridays at Bloombar

Bloombar is well known to throw some of the best parties in Accra, but the best part is it doesn’t even have to be a party! At Bloombar, Fridays are the best day of the week. Get ready for the best music, the best drinks, and all-around great vibes brought to you kind courtesy of the good people at Bloom.

Date: Friday, 7th July, 7 p.m.

Venue: Bloombar, Osu

Cloud9ine Hidden Lounge

Could9ine Restaurant & Lounge is a rooftop restaurant, bar, lounge located at Osu in Accra. It’s an upscale, hidden location that’s perfect for after-work dates or weekend get-togethers. They serve modern afro-fusion cuisine and delicious cocktails, so make this your destination to eat, drink, and chill this weekend.

Date: Friday, 7th July - Sunday, 9th July, 12 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Venue: Cloud9ine, Osu