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Fun Places in Accra, Ghana to Visit This Weekend

From Laser Tag at Cypher Zone to Ladies Night at El Padrino, there’s an abundance of fun spots to explore in Accra.

Accra is a constant hub of excitement, a true city that never sleeps. Every week there’s an array of exciting experiences and events to explore in Ghana's vibrant capital, and this coming weekend is no different. This weekend's agenda involves catching the latest sports fixtures at a newly-opened sports lounge, reliving the glory of Ghana’s beloved music genre “azonto”, an epic annual beach party, and much more. As usual, we've compiled a list of exciting places to explore in Accra, Ghana to help you plan your weekend.

Cypher Zone

Cypher Zone is a brand new family entertainment center that recently opened its doors to the fun-loving people of Accra. They’re located on the third floor of the Palace Mall at Labone, and they offer bowling, laser tag, mini golf, and an arcade stocked with games for both kids and adults. If you fancy a day of physical fun, this is the place.

Date: Thursday, June 29th, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday, June 30th - Sunday, 2nd July, 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Venue: Palace Mall, Labone

Cost: From GHS70

Big Leagues Sports Lounge

Big Leagues is a sports-themed bar, lounge, and restaurant that opened this month in Accra. They have big screens for watching all the latest matches of your favorite sports, arcade games, and delicious food selections. Take pictures in front of the huge Lebron wall mural, or challenge your friends to a game of foosball

Date: Thursday, June 29th - Sunday, 2nd July, 12 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Venue: Big Leagues Sports Lounge, Osu

“Bra Fie” Coffee Tasting

Coffee lovers, this one's for you. Bra Fie is hosting Accra’s first-ever coffee tasting and coffee cocktail workshop! Explore the intricate flavors of different blends of cold drip coffee, make and enjoy a selection of coffee-based cocktails, and more. There will be live music and a number of other activities as well.

Date: Friday, 30th June, 4 p.m.

Venue: Buro, Osu

Cost: Free

Paint By the Beach at Bella Sun Club

Sip & Paint Ghana is back with another event to unleash the artistic creativity in you! This one is called Paint By the Beach, and true to the name it’s a paint-and-sip event happening right at the beach — at Bella Sun Club beach bar and restaurant. Complimentary art supplies and tequila shots are included.

Date: Friday, June 30th, 8:30 p.m.

Venue: Bella Sun Club, Labadi

Cost: GHS200

Jameson Takeover at Elite’s Bar

Elite’s Bar is an outdoor bar, lounge, and restaurant located at East Legon in Accra, and this weekend they will be partnering with Jameson Irish Whiskey to bring you Jameson Takeover at Elite’s Bar. Jameson events are always lit no matter where they happen, so this Friday make your way to Elite’s Bar and Lounge, have some fun and get yourself a Jameson special!

Date: Friday, June 30th, 8 p.m.

Venue: Elite’s Bar, East Legon

Cost: Free

Back to Azonto Party at Oliver Twist Shack

Oliver Twist Shack is known for throwing the most epic parties, and this time around they will be hosting an event called the Back to Azonto Party. It’s a blast from the past as we celebrate and jam to one of Ghana’s most popular homegrown sounds. The best part, the party will be hosted by an azonto pioneer - Ghanaian rapper E.L himself!

Date: Saturday, 1st July, 9 p.m.

Venue: Oliver Twist Shack, Lartebiokorshie

Cost: Free

Tanks & Bikinis Beach Party

Coming up this weekend is Ghana’s biggest summer beach party! Tanks & Bikinis is an electric beach party held annually in Accra, and it’s that time of year again. This Saturday, we gather at Laboma Beach for what promises to be an epic affair. Tickets are out now, so “look sharp” and grab yours quickly.

Date: Saturday, 1st July, 2 p.m.

Venue: Oliver Twist Shack, Lartebiokorshie

Cost: Tickets GHS155

Ladies Night at El Padrino

El Padrino Lounge is an upscale establishment in the Airport City area of Accra, and this weekend the ladies have it good as Ladies Night at El Padrino is going down. Come through for a 50% discount on all cocktails, as you enjoy live music with the girls.

Date: Saturday, 1st July, 8:30 p.m.

Venue: El Padrino Lounge, Airport City

Cost: Free