El Padrino, a premium bar, restaurant, and cigar lounge is the new haven for luxury enthusiasts and cigar aficionados within the Atlantic Tower in Accra’s Airport City neighborhood. The upscale lounge features ultra-modern decor in rich woods and leathers, a fine dining restaurant open for lunch and dinner, a non-smoking dining room, a bar featuring small-batch spirits, and West Africa’s largest walk-in humidor to preserve its cornucopia, a diverse range of tobacco blends and cigar types.
“At El Padrino, we have a clear ambition to offer an exclusive experience for those who revel in fine living from drinks, dining, decor, jazz, and of course cigars! Our clients come from all over the West African region, notably Nigeria, Cote D’Ivoire and of course, Ghana where the audience is growing for those who appreciate having a dedicated venue specializing in their interests. We also have quite a number of women clients who enjoy cigar culture especially cigarillos which are smaller versions of the traditional cigars,” shares Paolo Borgi, General Manager of El Padrino.
El Padrino, which means “The Godfather” in Spanish, pays homage with framed images of some of the world’s most notable cigar aficionados such as Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Jordan, Angelina Jolie, and Jay Z on it’s “wall of fame” lined along the entrance. At its rear is a glass-enclosed temperature-controlled chamber, a walk-in humidor that displays an expansive selection of Cuban cigars and cigarillos.
“Although nowadays cigars come from many regions of the world, including some African countries, we chose to focus on Cuban cigars such as Cohiba and Montecristo as these are the most popular and range in aroma, strength, flavor, and combustion. Our bar is complete with single malt whiskeys, cognac, and vintage rums and the chef prepares continental cuisine that enhances the pairing experience. At El Padrino, every novice and aficionado can indulge in the absolute highest quality in taste, aroma, and ambiance,” adds Borgi.
A weekly live Jazz & Blues event featuring the De Dynamics band on Thursday evenings and the Smoke-Free dining room ensures El Padrino is welcoming to all tastes. Since its opening, it has quickly become a hub for like-minded individuals to relax, network and get together with friends in a luxe environment. The outlet is open daily from noon for lunch and will also host special events including cognac tastings, new product launches, corporate dinners, and a ‘Ladies of the Leaf’ event catering to women enthusiasts.
The Atlantic Tower, Airport City