YEAAAAHHH! Every GOAL, SET, TRY, RUN, KNOCKOUT is greeted with rapturous applause and euphoria. That is AM&PM in its crowning glory for you — well, one of its crowning glories. This multidimensional space is just as renowned for being a sports bar as it is for serving up mouthwatering dishes.
It is approximately 2 AM on December 1, 2018 and I am in the warm embrace of AM & PM Sports Bar. Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are about to try and batter each other and it is practically a full house in the bar. Mind you, I am nothing like a boxing fanatic or anything of the sort but this bout had been billed as the final major bout to crown 2018 and if I was going to watch it, then I had to watch it right. A true man-cave this is for the night. An overload of androgen, adrenalin and baritone financed by the bout has all the viewers debating the proceedings. And then a split draw being the conclusion after we all could not wait to see your pick declared winner? Talk about a kick to the nuts.
Disappointment led me to order more food and chop it up with a true boxing fanatic while I waited for my order. A conversation that began in the confines of sport metamorphosed into a multifaceted one. Eventually, we got talking about our professional lives and this is how I bagged another business contact who has gone on to be rewarding. Maybe boxing should be my favorite sport from now on. This is just one of the many treasures hunts Accra entreats you to go on. You never know what is waiting in store for you.
The food menu is excitingly large and worthy of burying yourself deep in indecision. There are many bar foods with name tags which are sure to pique the interest of any sports fanatic — Premier League Fish and Chips, Uppercut, HomeRun and La Liga just to name a few. However, there is solace in the fact that this is a Sports Bar hence, the old adage ‘the more you eat, the more you can drink’ is more relevant than ever in this case. The same can be said about the drinks menu. Where do you start from? There is wine aplenty and similarly, an array of cocktails to help you cheer on. If you can firmly hold your liquor, the menu will definitely leave you looking like a child in an ice cream parlor.
With paintings of your favorite sports personalities such as Muhammed Ali, Serena Williams and Mike Tyson sparsely plastered on the walls, laced with some memorable quotes which are brought to life by the purple neon lights at night, AM & PM seem to have the Midas touch.
AM&PM is tucked away in the Villaggio Alto Building on the North Airport Road in Accra. And yes, I am always available if you need company.