Cape Town Nightlife Hotspots | Night Clubs, Bars & Karaoke
Cape Town Nightlife Hotspots | Night Clubs, Bars & Karaoke
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Cape Town Nightlife Hotspots | Night Clubs, Bars & Karaoke
Your ultimate guide to Cape Town's nightlife! From premium clubs to pubs and bars - Skip the tourist traps & explore like a local.
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Cape Town Nightlife Hotspots | Night Clubs, Bars & Karaoke

Your ultimate guide to Cape Town's nightlife! From premium clubs to pubs and bars - Skip the tourist traps & explore like a local.
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Cape Town Nightlife Hotspots | Night Clubs, Bars & Karaoke
Your ultimate guide to Cape Town's nightlife! From premium clubs to pubs and bars - Skip the tourist traps & explore like a local.

A concise listing of Cape Town nightclubs, bars, parties and things to do at night, ranging from karaoke to colourful markets, stretching all the way from Muizenberg to Long Street. Cape Town invites you to attend the best nightclubs and the hottest beach bars.

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City Bowl

Home to famous party streets such as Long street, Loop Street and Bree Street, the City Bowl has a carnival flavour to it all year round.

Whether you’re looking to do some bar hopping in Long Street or a night cycle through the city streets, it will be a memorable time.

Funky street art and unusually dressed characters are the toppings of the City Centre's Cape Town night life scene.

Nightclubs in the City Bowl

Fiction

Fiction is an upstairs venue right on Long Street, open every night of the week besides Sundays and Mondays. They showcase various DJs from all over the globe, playing tracks from every genre with their themed musical event.

Dark, dimly lit, chest pounding fun!
@fictionbar

With over seven years of party experience, Fiction is at the forefront of expanding local South African musical flavours.

  • Music: Traditionally electronic, but different on any night of the week.
  • Operating Hours:
    • Tues - Sat, 10pm - 4am
  • Address: 227 Long St, Cape Town
  • Latest Event: Fiction
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Madison Avenue

One of four successful venues, it’s obvious to think of Madison Avenue when you want VIP treatment. Adorned in class and luxury, the many female performers mesmerize with skill and grace.

The perfect blend of luxury and class
@madisonavenue

Their aim is to return the crowd to indoor parties and what better location to do that than the massive venue that once housed the famous Fez nightclub.

Dress code is smart casual with a strict no sneaker and hats policy. No u18 and no u19s on Saturdays, so bring your ID along as you wouldn’t want to be turned away at the door.

Thirty One

Found on the thirty-first floor of the ABSA building, Thirty One has panoramic views of the city below. Try out this upmarket Cape Town nightclub with a strict dress code and no-nonsense attitude.

Intimate seating areas provide a quieter space to enjoy some conversation, while the resident DJ will keep you on your feet all night.

  • Music: Commercial and underground house
  • Operating Hours:
    • Fri - Sat, 10pm - 4am
  • Address: 2 Riebeek St, Cape Town City Centre
  • More Info: Thirty One
Tip: The club walkway is just behind the main entrance of the Absa Building. Security staff are there to secure the area and help point you in the right direction.

Coco

The focus at Coco is to provide high-end bottle service with a touch of sophisticated customer services. This prestigious nightclub is found on Loop Street in Cape Town.

High End bottle service frequented by celebs
@cococpt

The Coco showstopper would have to be their Gold Bar, described as African elegance meets European chic. They have outdone themselves taking the lounge scene by storm with this new addition to the already luxurious venue.

The Gold Bar is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 9pm - 3am, with a smart dress code.

  • Music: Hip Hop, House, Dance, Electronic
    • Operating Hours: Fri - Sat, 10pm - 4am
  • Address: 70 Loop St, Cape Town
  • Latest Event: Coco
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Waiting Room

The waiting room is situated upstairs from the Royal Eatery on Cape Town's most happening street, Long Street. The venue has a striking hip design with blonde wood finishes.

An underground spot for all music lovers
@waitingroom.ct

The outside balcony is covered with stunning fairy lights, that feel like you're sitting beneath the stars. Known for their showcasing of musical talents, from local and international DJs to live music during the week, it draws the who's who of the "underground" music industry.

Dragon Room

This hip and happening venue is home to some of the biggest indoor trance parties hosted in the city centre.

The mother of all indoor trance parties in the CBD
@thesideshowct

Boasting 4 bars, 2 dance floors, and quite a number of VIP spots overlooking the dance floors below, ensuring that you don't miss a thing as the bass thumps your chest.

District

Cape Town's newest nightclub, the District, has finally opened its doors. Having taken over the space formally known as Assembly, it has a five star sound system that begs to be played louder.

DJs at District ripping up the dancefloor
@nightclosure

The massive dance floor easily accommodates large groups and there is ample seating throughout. The District is definitely worth checking out.

  • Music: Hip House and Techno
  • Operating Hours:
    • Fri, Sat, 9pm - 4am
    • Weekdays host special events
  • Address: 61c Harrington Street, Cape Town
  • More Info: District

Bars in the City Bowl

As Cape Town is the party destination of South Africa, the wide selection of bars is not surprising.

The famous Long Street hosts at least four bars on each block, while Kloof Street is famous for its niche cafes and drinking holes.

This list could be never ending, so here are just a few of the most popular locations worth visiting while you’re in Cape Town.

The Village Idiot

This restaurant and bar’s mascot may be an ostrich named Oskar, but this place is definitely the bee’s knees. You will find people of all ages frequenting this restaurant-turned bar when the sun goes down.

Very quaint and weirdly fascinating
@thevillageidiot

They host everything from 50th birthday parties to bachelorette parties.

It is situated on Loop Street and has a surrounding balcony with tables and chairs overlooking the street below. Great authentic South African food is served all night long as the DJ keeps the crowd entertained.

Tjing Tjing

If you want something a little different, check out the rooftop bar, Tjing Tjing in Cape Town.

lovely rooftop bar in the heart of Cape Town
@tjingtjingbar

Part rooftop, part attic in the heart of the CBD in a restored two century old building. They specialise in cocktails, unique wines and craft beer.

Complement this with delicious tapas and their new indie and electronica music and Tjing Tjing, you are sorted for the evening.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Tue-Fri, 4pm - 2am
    • Sat, 6:30pm - 2am
  • Contact Number: (021) 422 4374
  • Address: 165 Longmarket Street, Cape Town
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Orphanage Cocktail Emporium

Orphanage Cocktail Emporium is a specialist club of artisan cocktails, elixirs and intoxications. They pride themselves on creating just the right atmosphere to accompany their brilliant alcoholic concoctions.

Exotic cocktails made with flair
@orphanageclub

Live music fills the air while you choose from their ever growing selection of drinks. Overall, the night promises to take you back to the elegance and whimsical style of the 1920s. Enjoy the stars from the tree-lined patio or indulge in a fag in their sin bin.

A feast for your senses, it’s impossible to not find a new favourite drink here.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily from 5pm - 2am
  • Address: 227 Bree St, Cape Town
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page
Tip: Be open-minded about this one, we often find magic where we least expect it.

Cafe Manhattan

The Madam Zingara family is proud to welcome Cafe Manhattan to their vibrant family.

The Cafe is decorated in a chic Wild West theme, attracting alternatives from all over the country.

They strive for the best in entertainment with each night a unique experience. Cafe Manhattan-goers might just make a fan out of you too.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon - Sun, 10am - 12am
  • Address: 74 Waterkant St, Cape Town
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Stones

Stones is everything a nightclub should be, they offer a balanced mix of the typical nightclub vibe accompanied with pool tables and chilled spots.

Chilled pool table with sick dance floor
@shizhao

Often running special events on any given night of the week, Stones is your one stop party destination.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily from 12pm-4am
  • Address: 166A Long Street, Cape Town City Centre
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Bob’s Bar

Ask anyone in Cape Town about Bob’s Bar and they will have stories you could write a book about.

Arguably one of the most famous bars on Long Street, they have an endless list of shooters invented just for Cape Town night life.

There is a pool table and a live DJ every night of the week, setting the tone to your perfect night out. Staff are friendly and quite knowledgeable, so don’t be afraid to make some new friends.

Whether you are bar crawling or having a quick drink or cocktail before heading home, Bob's will have you returning for more.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily from 11am - 4:30am
  • Address: 187 Long street, Cape Town.
  • More Info: Facebook Page

Asoka

Asoka has a decade of great food and music behind it, a much loved favourite by local - it really is one of the hippest upmarket places in the CBD to enjoy a drink.

Great hip and vibey spot to enjoy some drinks
@asokakloofstreet

Their aim is to bring music and food together and all they ask is you stay for dinner and enjoy some drinks after.

The deck area overlooks the busy Kloof Street below with Table Mountain looming above. The venue inside is touched with magic, candle lit tables provide complementary lightening for any mood.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon - Sat, 5pm - 2am
  • Address: 68 Kloof Street, Cape Town
  • Latest Event: Asoka
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

The Gin Bar

The Gin Bar is accessible through a chocolate cafe that opens up to a beautiful Mediterranean-style courtyard.

Beautiful Mediterranean styled courtyard
@theginbar

Inspired by the medical history behind Gin and its key ingredient Juniper, the venue is decorated with medical paraphernalia.

The atmosphere is electric as if getting caught in a secret society, the feel is quite elite and makes this venue a must-visit while in Cape Town.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon - Wed, 5pm - 12am
    • Thu - Sat, 4pm - 2am
  • Address: 64a Whale Street, Cape Town
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

HQ

This Parisian styled steakhouse and bar is situated in the busy and historic heritage square.

Parisian styled steakhouse in heritage square
@hqcapetown

They serve all things local from speciality cocktails and craft beer to wines grown right here in South Africa.

On any given night of the week you can be entertained by live music and top notch DJs. So come enjoy some cocktails after work and then why not stay for their no fuss dinner menu.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon - Thu, 12pm -12am
    • Sat, Sun, 12pm - 1am
  • Address: 100 Short Market Street, Cape Town
  • Latest Event: HQ
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Live Music, Quiz Nights, Karaoke and more

Dubliner

A multi-level pub, the Dubliner has a variety of live music every night of the week. A great local hangout, everyone has been there.

A great local multi-level pub hangout
DublinerCT

This Irish-themed pub has a cigar bar upstairs and a smoking balcony that overlooks the famous Long Street.

The Irish pub menu boasts dishes like Irish stew, fish and chips, steak eggs and chips, salads and platters.

  • Entrance: Fri, Sat, R50 after 10pm
  • Operating Hours:
    • 11am - 4am daily
  • Address: 251 Long St, Cape Town
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Gandalfs

Gandalfs is named after the Lord Of The Rings character thanks to the artwork that adorns the front entrance.

A metal club by heart, they feature an upstairs live entertainment area that often showcases various new bands of rock genres.

With the title of Cape Town’s number 1 metal music venue, a night out will be remembered here for years to come.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Thur - Sat from 9pm - 4am.
  • Address: 299 Lower Main Rd, Observatory.
  • Latest Event: Gandalfs
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Piano Bar

With a strong focus on promoting music, the Piano Bar is an American-themed music bar in the heart of the city.

The terrace offers view of the Bay and Devils Peak
@thepianobarcpt

The wrap-around terrace offers views of the Bay and Devil's Peak. They have plenty of tasty treats on offer to eat and drink.

Showcasing a variety of different musical genres, they cater to everyone’s tastes.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon - Sat, 12:30pm - Late
    • Music starts at 8:30pm
  • Address: 47 Napier St, Cape Town
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page
Tip: Visit their website for the line-up.

Blah Blah Bar

Found between the hustle and bustle of the trendy Kloof Street, Blah Blah Bar is the music hub of the city.

Trendy Live Gig spot nestled in Kloof Street
@lauramccullagh

With big names visiting such as Dax Butler, the Suitcase Hearts and Los Tacos, their focus is the preservation of live music.

They make the most of their deep roots in the musical community of Cape Town with an arts-loving space for musicians and artists of all walks to come together.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Summer, Tue - Sat from 3pm to late
    • Winter, Tue - Sat from 5pm to late.
  • Address: 84 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town
  • Latest Event: Blah Blah Bar
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Paparazzi Bar

On the ground floor of the Pepperclub Hotel and Spa, you can find the Paparazzi Bar, a sophisticated New York feel with a more relaxed vibe than the hotel itself.

Sophisticated New York Styled after-hours bar
pepperclub

It’s a brilliant afternoon hangout with comfortable seating and lovely sounds coming from their grand piano.

The bar also serves light snacks and small bites to eat which stunningly accompanies the many wines they serve. If you’re looking for a classy late afternoon with a hint of relaxation, the Paparazzi Bar is perfect for you.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily, 3pm - late
  • Address: Corner of Loop and Pepper Street, Cape Town
  • More Info: Website
Tip: Check out their Spa for a full feel of the Pepperclub.

Manila Bar

At the Manilla Bar, every day of the week is a good day for karaoke — their most popular feature.

Popular karaoke bar in cape town
@finding.faces

This venue allows its patrons to live out their dream of performing for a large crowd.

Attendees would never boo you off stage as long as you’re having fun, with what seems to be a never-ending list of song choices. Manila has something for everyone’s taste.

  • Entrance: R40 per person, this includes a R20 drinks voucher.
  • Operating Hours:
    • Karaoke on Tue, Thu, Fri and Sat, from 8pm to 2am.
  • Located at 161 Longmarket St, Cape Town City Centre
  • Latest Event: Manila Bar
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page
Tip: Book in advance for the private Karaoke room.

Aces and Spades

Aces and Spades is a rock-themed pub situated in the City Centre, they offer karaoke every Wednesday of the week.

Rock themed party situated in the CBD
@phfat_official

For those performers who get a little stage fright, the owner Reg Macdonald offers free tequila shots for some liquid courage. He also says that “the worse you sing, the better it is”.

Karaoke is all about having fun and letting loose that hidden party side of you. What better place to do it than at Aces and Spades with old-school rock and roll favourites.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Wed - Sat, 5pm to 2am
    • Wed - Karaoke, 9pm to Late
  • Address: 62 Hout Street, City Centre, Cape Town
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Trenchtown

Set in a far off Caribbean island, Trenchtown will have you feeling as if you have left Cape Town.

A local favourite with great drink specials
@orah_and_the_kites_

A local favourite with great drinks specials and amazing service, it’s easy to see why this hangout is so special.

Their weekly karaoke nights have boomed in popularity since it first started. Always a live music venue, it’s a nice change to see them allowing us amateurs on stage.

Bring your fans (friends) and put on a show you (and they) will never forget.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Karaoke on Thur, 8pm - 1am
  • Address: 92 Station Road, Observatory
  • Latest Event: Trench Town
  • More Info: Facebook Page
Tip: Arrive before 7pm to take advantage of their half-price pizza specials and happy hour.

Beerhouse on Long Street

Beerhouse is home to over 40 different types of beer available in the bottle and on tap. Located on the famous Long Street in Cape Town, it’s a trendy and family-friendly restaurant bar.

Home to over 40 different types of beer
@beerhouseSA

They host weekly Wrestle Your Brain quiz nights with amazing prizes up for grabs. A full pub menu is available where they select beer to match your meals.

  • Opening Times: Quiz nights are every Tuesday.
  • Address: 223 Long St, Cape Town City Centre
  • Latest Event: Beerhouse
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page
Tip: Parking in Long Street can be limited, luckily taxis are available all throughout the street.

Firemans Arms

Enjoy a few drinks with your friends at Firemans Arms Thursday quiz nights. It is one of the oldest bars in Cape Town and much loved by locals and visitors.

A true sports pub at heart
@firemansarmsct

A true sports pub at heart, the Arms boasts 9 flat screens and two big screens to play all the big-ticket sporting events.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Quiz starts 8pm every Thursday
  • Address: 25 Buitengracht St & Mechau St, De Waterkant, Cape Town
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page
Tip: Arrive early to get a table.

Jamaica Me Crazy

In the heart of Woodstock, you can find Jamaica Me Crazy — a Caribbean-themed pub.

Caribbean Island style menu and theme
Wining&Dining

Their Caribbean island style menu with dishes such as Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Woodstock Lamb Curry and the famous Chicken & Chorizo Jambalaya, as well as Jamaican pizza and various vegetarian options.

A beautiful rooftop terrace lets you take in both mountain and ocean views while competing in their weekly quiz nights.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily, 11am - 11pm
  • Address: 74 Roodebloem Road, Woodstock
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Obviously Armchair

Obviously Armchair is a full restaurant, pub and backpackers that caters to everyone. Sundays boast their famously known comedy nights, with in-house live comedians ready to put you in stitches.

A restaurant, pub & everything in between!
@loyisogola

The venue is intricate and fascinating and each visit will have you finding new corners to explore. There are many outside areas with a giant fire pit for those colder evenings.

Night Markets in the City Bowl

Hope Street Market

Family-friendly market in the City Bowl
@citybowlmarket

They have a live band performing at every market, so you may enjoy your tasty treats with a show.

Once a month, they host an exciting fashion show market that showcases new fashion and jewellery designers from all over the globe.

Some featured traders are:

  • Blood Orange Clothing — local and unique female clothing items.
  • Cheese Affair — a variety of cheeses from cow’s milk to goats.
  • Celeste’s Deli & Catering — a selection of food with an Indian and Turkish feel.
  • Creative Catering Solutions — an empanada food stall (Empanadas are Argentinian pies with a light pastry filled with different combinations like fig and cheese to ostrich and chilli).
Markets are the ideal places to try new things, ask for assistance from a local trader, they’re always happy to introduce someone to a new experience.

Adult Entertainment in the City Bowl

If you’re looking for the little more risque side of Cape Town’s nightlife scene, you don’t have to look too far.

Mavericks

Mavericks Revue Bar is South Africa’s premier gentlemen’s club, a place of sophistication, elegant temptation and alluring fantasy. Take in the venue’s modern class from any of its four bars, spend the evening in one of the VIP lounges or opt for a more personal experience.

Coined as CT's top gentlemen's bar
Mavericks

With Mavericks the entertainment options are endless with over 100 beautiful dancers from all around the world. From pole dancers to private lap dances, Mavericks covers just about all your erotic needs.

  • Entrance:
    • R100 Gents, R50 Ladies,
    • VIP Lounge additional R300
  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon - Sat, 7pm - 4am.
  • Address: 68 -72 Barrack Street, Cape Town City Centre
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

The Southern Suburbs

Nestled comfortably within the confines of the Southern Suburbs is a bustle of after-dark entertainment. The most established suburb in Cape Town is home to a variety of activities and family-run establishments.

Nightclubs in the Southern Suburbs

Unik

Recently opened and already making a name for themselves. Unik nightclub is situated on the well-known Claremont main road, making club hopping a breeze.

Hip and happening venue in the bustle of Claremont
@unikclaremont

A hip and happening venue with friendly staff and an even friendlier owner makes it an amazing experience.

  • Entrance: Varies on the night.
  • Operating Hours:
    • Thu - Sat, 9pm-4am
  • Address: 91 Main Road, Claremont
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Boogie

Take a trip back in time, Boogie Nightclub will have you doing the electric slide with their 80s themed music. A fun-filled night is what waits you, there is no strict dress code, just like the 80s.

Thursdays are students nights, shooters and beers from R9 all night.
  • Entrance: R20
  • Operating Hours:
    • Thu - Sat, 9pm-3am
  • Address: 12 Stegman Road Claremont
  • More Info: Facebook Page

Zhivago

The commercial hotspot of the Southern Suburbs, Zhivago is a nightclub that will keep you moving.

Southern Suburbs' Commercial Nightclub hotspot
@nightclosure

Situated in Stadium on Main Centre, it provides secure safe parking within the centre itself. Friendly security also regularly patrol the centre.

  • Music: 90s - 2000s Classic house music
  • Operating Hours:
    • Thur 8pm - 4am
  • Address: Stadium on Main,103 Main Road, Claremont
  • More info: Website and Facebook Page
Tip: Check out their Facebook page before heading through for drinks specials and up and coming events.

The Black Pearl Nightclub

The Black Pearl Nightclub is a “deluxe” pub in the Southern Suburbs, where every guest is treated like a VIP. Private parking is provided on their own parking lot.

Friendly staff greet you at the door, making you feel like you are exactly where you should be.

  • Music: R&B and sexy house music
  • Operating Hours:
    • Fri - Sat, 9pm - Late
  • Address: Castor Road, Lansdowne
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

They have a strict dress code — ladies, no flat shoes and gents, collared shirts and no sneakers or caps.

Tin Roof

Known as the Cape Town foodies’ hotspot, Hope Street Market will tantalise your taste buds. Located in one of Cape Town’s historical buildings, it is home to an exquisite collection of local food traders from all walks of life.

One of the oldest student hangouts in Claremont
@hanrouxel

The Tin Roof is an old-school, student frequented, nightclub based in Claremont, a suburb that was once the club hopping hotspot of the Southern Suburbs.

Retaining its reputation, Tin Roof is one of the oldest clubs in Claremont and a great student hangout.

The resident DJ plays a wide variety of music, ensuring good tunes for everyone.

  • Entrance: Varies on the night.
  • Operating Hours:
  • Fri - Sat, 9pm - 4am
  • Address: 85 Main Road, Claremont
  • More Info: Facebook Page
Tip: When visiting clubs in Claremont, carry ID no matter how old you are, because clubs here have a strict “no ID, no entry” policy, even if you have a fully-grown beard and wrinkles.

Bars in the Southern Suburbs

Stones

Stones is everything a nightclub should be, they offer a balanced mix of nightclub feel with a pool hall vibe.

Healthy balance of pool tables and dancefloors
Shizhao

Often running special events on any given night of the week, Stones is your one-stop party destination.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily, 12pm - 4am
  • Address: 75 Main Road, Claremont, Cape Town
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Banana Jam

Banana Jam is a laid back restaurant with a lovely garden and deck for outside chilling.

A local after work hot spot they serve the best caribbean food and BBQ wings. With specially selected craft beer they are bound to have one of your favourites on tap.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon - Sat, 11am-11pm
    • Sun, 5pm-10pm
  • Address: 157 2nd Avenue, Kenilworth
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Great Wizoo

The Famously known JHB Bowls Club now presents the Great Wizoo. Located at the Rondebosch Sports Club it is an inexpensive pub and eatery. Featuring two bars, pool tables and big screens for those game nights.

Laid back jazz bar with pool tables
mollyamberfitzpatrick

It has a laid back feel with a student vibe, making it the perfect hangout for a quick beer and snack.

Foresters Arms

Found at the foot of the majestic Table Mountain in Newlands, Foresters Arms is a restaurant and pub known to locals as "Forries". One of the oldest pubs in South Africa, it's an escape from the busy city life.

An escape from the busy city life
Forresters Arms

Natural tree canopies provide shade for the outdoor seating and dining area on sunny days. Serving wood-fired pizzas and a Sunday carvery, you won't leave hungry.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon - Thu, 11am-11pm
    • Sat, Sun, 9am-11pm
  • Address: Newlands Avenue, Newlands
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page
Guinness World Record holder for the most beers sold in the Southern Hemisphere.

Toad and Josephine

Priding themselves on the friendly feel The Toad is known for, Toad and Josephine doesn't fall short on that standard.

Owned by famous ex-Springbok Rugby legend, Bobby Skinstad, he brings the unique South African flavours to his establishments and can often be found frequenting The Toad.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun 12pm-10pm
  • Address: 13 Boundry Road, Newlands
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Cubana Newlands

Cubana is a Latin inspired restaurant and pub, open everyday of the week. It is a frequented after work hang out spot for locals. With amazing cocktails and designer shooters that perfectly compliment your night out.

Latin inspired club with tasty cocktails
goingout

They offer hookah smoking areas and even set your pipe up for you, with a wide range of tobacco flavours it's definitely worth trying.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily, 7am-12am
  • Address: Aska House, Main Road, Claremont
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Rascals

If you love sports and pizza, Rascals is the place for you — an old pub feeling with the warm aroma of freshly baked pizza.

On entering, you will find multiple different sports games being displayed on the many TV-screens spread all over the pub. Reasonable prices and friendly staff await.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily, 11:30am - 12am
  • Address: 2 Meyer St, Claremont
  • More Info: Facebook Page
Tip: Taking a cab to this pub is a great idea as parking is scarce.

Tavern and Ale

A local Cape Town pub found right on the main road, the Tavern and Ale mixed Portuguese and Asian flavours to provide you with quality pub food. They pride themselves on a versatile menu and welcome private hiring of the venue.

The outside area is equipped with a fire pit to keep you warm on those colder South African evenings. The Tavern and Ale is within walking distance from the station and bus stop that most patrons choose when visiting their favourite pub.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon-Thur 10:30am - 9pm
    • Weekends 11am - Late
  • Address: 224 Main Rd, Diep River
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Gonzos

Gonzos Pizza and Pool bar is one of the best pool bars in Cape Town. With over 10 pool tables available in a large upstairs area and an equally large dance floor, there is plenty of fun to be had.

Quieter seating areas are available to watch the game and enjoy a tasty pizza from the in-house kitchen. There are different drinks specials on every night of the week, ensuring you are well hydrated.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon - Thurs, 11am - 9pm
    • Friday, Saturday 11am - Late
  • Address: Gabriel House, Main Rd, Plumstead
  • More Info: Facebook Page
Tip: With all good pool lounges, it’s always best to bring your own cue if you are an avid pool player.

Pirates Restaurant And Steakhouse

Pirates is a full on classic steakhouse, pub and restaurant. Large generous portions beautifully complement the oversized furniture and the general full feel of the room.

Classic Steakhouse pub situated in plumstead
piratessteakhouse

Reasonably priced and just stepping next door, they have a live DJ at the dance floor for those crazier nights out.

There is safe parking on the busy main road. On special occasions, the restaurant even has some live entertainment while you dine.

Tip: Sharing a main meal with someone allows you to try a little bit of everything.

Oblivion Bar and Kitchen

Test your general knowledge skills at Oblivion’s weekly quiz nights. The topics range from history and geography to entertainment, music and sport. Stimulate your memory with a selection of wines while enjoying classic pub food.

Weekly quiz nights with great pub food
Oblivion Wine Bar

Join them over a weekend where the venue becomes a more party orientated location. Where guests dance the night away!

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mondays, 7:30pm - 12:30am
    • Fri & Sat, 7:30pm - 3am
  • Address: 22 Chichester Road, Claremont.
  • More info: Website and Facebook Page
Tip: Brush up on your general knowledge as the prizes on quiz nights are totally worth it!

Live Music, Quiz Nights, Karaoke and more

Fat Harry’s

Priding themselves on providing an upmarket novel experience, Fat Harry’s boasts an assortment of craft beer available both on tap and in the bottle. The gastropub caters to all budgets with affordable food and drinks on offer.

Gastropub which caters to all budgets
Fat Harry's

Quiz teams are broken into groups of 4,6 or 8 with a general knowledge theme. Great prizes are up for grabs.

Tip: Arrive early to ensure prime seating.

Cafe Verdi

Title holders of the League of Extraordinary Barman, Cafe Verdi invites you to challenge your general knowledge skills with their quiz nights.

An eclectic mix of Cape Town socialites ensure an interesting experience.

A welcoming English pub atmosphere found in the quiet Chelsea Village in Wynberg. The quaint courtyard allows for soaking up some evening sun before the games begin.

  • Entrance: None
  • Operating Hours:
    • Tue, 6pm - late
  • Address: 21 Wolfe St, Wynberg
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page
Tip: Come hungry as you will want to try everything.

Springbok Pub

The regular hangout spot before any big rugby game is Springbok Pub, but they don’t just do sport. They host various local bands to entertain you while you board the old train which is Springbok Pub.

Large outside area with classic pub style food
Springbokpub

A large outside area with an easy-to-view stage sets the scene for live music. You will be served classic pub-style food at a price that fits any pocket.

A proud supporter of SA Breweries, Springboks has multiple beers available on tap.

Tip: Don’t be caught supporting the wrong team at this favourite Capetonian hangout.

Barleycorn Music Club

Barley Corn is a club dedicated to showcasing great South African, and occasionally foreign, talent. A small selection of foods is available from the in-house cafe with an old-style bar, complete with a barman who has been there since its opening.

A music lover's dream location
Barleycorn Music Club

The family-friendly venue welcomes everyone of all ages. It is truly a music lover's dream location. Patrons are asked to not talk or move about much during a performance as this club is all about the music.

Quality sound and great drink prices make it an obvious choice for a good evening.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon, 7pm - 11pm.
    • First act starts at 7:30pm
  • Address: Claremont Rugby Club, 11 Lansdowne Rd, Claremont
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page
Tip: Get there early for front row seats as seating is not reserved. Call ahead and reserve a table if you plan on eating there.

Sticks McGee

Sticks McGee prides themselves on providing real food at real prices, which has made it quite the local hangout spot.

Buzzing and vibey location with tasty dishes
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A buzzing and vibey location to enjoy a few drinks and some snacks or a delicious burger and milkshake if you're feeling more peckish. They serve a variety of favourite dishes with a friendly warm smile.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch is proud to provide brilliant live concerts in the most epic setting one could imagine.

Brilliant Live concert experience
@mrsakitumi

Generously shaded by the surrounding flora, visitors can spread out on the grass with a picnic blanket and enjoy the show.

You are permitted and encouraged to bring your own food and drinks, but remember to clean up after yourselves. Often showcasing famous international and national acts, there will be a show that suits everyone.

Prices may vary depending on the performance.

Chilli Bar Jam Nights

A jam session in the suburbs. Local musicians and friends gather to share their love of music. The Chilli Bar is a friendly environment that welcomes all musicians.

Classic pub food with an oriental twist
@chilibar

They pride themselves on their jam sessions where anyone can walk in and join the fun. Various drinks specials run throughout the night and the feel is inviting.

An Indian-specialised cafe shares the premises serving classic pub food with an oriental twist. There is no formal signup sheet, but contact Pat once you arrive to make sure when you go on.

  • Operating Hours: Every Tuesday, 6pm - Late
  • Address: 4 Victoria Road in Southfield
  • More Info: Facebook Page
Tip: With open mic nights, it’s always best to bring your own instruments as some musicians can be quite finicky about who touches their equipment.

Jolly Rodger

A no-fuss pub found on Plumstead Main Road, the Jolly Rodger features rock and blues bands who regularly attend the Jolly Rodger. There is no dress code and comfort reigns supreme.

Plumstead spot frequented by rock and blues bands
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Drinks are cheap and company is friendly. The upstairs venue overlooks the main road.

  • Operating Hours: 6pm - Late
  • Address: 155 Main Road Plumstead
  • More Info: Facebook Page
The entrance is a little tricky to find, but asking around at the other local pubs will point you in the right direction.

Night Markets in the Southern Suburbs

Earth Food Fair Market

The Earth Food Fair Market is proud to have a green impact on our planet with locally grown, farm fresh produce for sale.

Locally grown, farm fresh produce for sale
@ronnyschneider

Stimulate your senses with an ever-rotating line up of entertainment, from cowboy barnyard dancing to an entire market dedicated to recreating medieval times.

The vendors are friendly and helpful and you will often see many of the same stalls at the next Earth Food Fair Market. The most featured stalls are:

  • By Nature — trading a selection of locally harvested raw nuts and organic dried goods.
  • Constantia Cheesery — Cheeses from the underground cheesery in Constantia.
Tip: If you’re interested in fresh produce, arrive early because it sells out fast!

The Chilled Market at the Range

A night market with a log cabin feel and even an indoor fireplace to heat you on those cold evenings, the Chilled Market offers entertainment for all ages.

Various food stalls selling nifty goodies
@therange

Children can enjoy the slip and slide on hot summer afternoons while the adults enjoy live music. There are various food stalls selling goods such as:

  • Craft beer and local wine tasting.
  • Pizza
  • Gourmet Ice Cream
  • Sushi
  • Cheeses
  • Burgers and fries.

A fun children’s play park is also available free of charge, making this an ideal family outing. When visiting a market, it’s always good to check if they have card facilities or, better yet, carry the cash you want to spend.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Summer 4:30pm - 9:30pm
    • Winter 4:30pm - 9pm
  • Address: Orphan Road, Tokai
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Constantia Waldorf School Market

The prestigious Constantia Waldorf School Market opens its doors for a night market like no other. A candlelit environment is only praised by the beautiful art work on display.

Candle lit market with great art work on display
@saladlover_capetown

It’s not only a market, but a meeting place for the entire community. From food stalls to fresh produce, there is something for everyone to go home with.

  • Operating Hours:
    • On the last Friday of every month. (Oct - Feb)
  • Address: Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia.
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page
Tip: If you choose to park on the street, be mindful of residents and other road users.

Every nook of Cape Town offers nightlife entertainment of all kinds and the Southern Suburbs does not fall short on that. Whether you’re looking for the perfect spot to watch the game or test your general knowledge skills with the best, it can all be done within the Southern Suburbs.

Southern Peninsula

The Southern Peninsula is a tourist hotspot, offering activities like sipping cocktails overlooking the ocean or watching your favourite band play under the stars.

The Southern Peninsula offers various vibes of entertainment all along the coast from Muizenberg through to Noordhoek.

Bars in the Southern Peninsula

Jakes

Jakes is a rustic pub set in the heart of the Village in Steenberg. They offer a fascinating selection of dishes with international flavours — from burgers to noodles and pizza to fish there is something for everyone.

Rustic Pub set in heart of the Village in Steenberg
Jakes Rustic Pub

Spend an evening in their lovely outside area with an ice-cold beer from the tap. They are known for their friendly staff and welcoming environment.

  • Entrance: None
  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily from 8:30am - 12am
  • Address: Shop A5, Steenberg Village, Steenberg Rd, Westlake

Cape to Cuba

Cape to Cuba is perfectly summed up in the name itself — a Cuban-themed beach tavern cafe.

Cuban themed beach tavern cafe in Kalk Bay
@lonelagreid

Offering classic cocktail and gourmet tapas-styled meals, it is an electric night out for your taste buds.

Decoratively lit areas attract your eyes to quiet nooks in the sand, while sculptures sometimes tower above you. Cape to Cuba will leave you dreaming of far off Havana nights.

Tigers Milk

Famously known for the hipster vibe and buzzing atmosphere, Tigers Milk offers the best views in Muizenberg. It overlooks Surfers Corner and is a regular surfers’ hangout.

Hipster vibe with buzzing atmosphere
@dunyabenimevim

Intimately involved in the surfing lifestyle, they are up to date with all the latest trends.

They boast a variety of flavours to tantalise your taste buds, with ice cold cocktails and beer. Their interesting decor will have you coming back to see what’s changed.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon to Fri, 11am - 2am
    • Sat - Sun, 8am - 2am
  • Address: Corner of Beach and Sidmouth Roads, Muizenberg.
  • Latest Event: Tigers Milk
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page
Tip: It gets quite busy so booking a table in the evenings is essential.

Live Music, Quiz Nights, Karaoke and more

Octopus Garden

The Octopus Garden is a magical location filled with nooks and crannies that inspire and amaze you.

A Magical location filled with nooks and crannies
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Hosting various live acts, local and international over weekend evenings, they create a fun atmosphere right in the quiet seaside area of St James.

Travelling to the garden is easy as it’s right by the train station. The ocean is a stone’s throw away and seems to cleanse the air with a fresh crisp flavour.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily, 7pm onwards there are live bands
  • Address: The Old Post Office Building, Main Road, St James
  • Latest Event: Octopus Garden
  • More Info: Facebook Page
Tip: Take a love interest because things can get romantic in this love-themed cafe.

Striped Horse

The Striped Horse in Muizenberg is a carousel-themed bar and cafe. With warm welcoming staff and cold beer on tap, they host a fun jam session with an open invitation.

Carousel themed bar and cafe
@stripedhorseza

Their Gutbucket event every Tuesday features a house band that you can either join in with or fit into the set with your own band.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Tues Open Mic, sign up 7pm - 8pm
    • Set starts at 8pm - 11pm.
  • Address: 12-14 York Road, Muizenberg.
  • Latest Event: Striped Horse
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page
Tip: Bring a jacket as the wind at Surfers Corner can be unpredictable.

Night Markets in the Southern Peninsula

Bay Harbour Market

Known as the Hout Bay Market, the Bay Harbour Market brings together an eccentric mix of cultures and friendly faces.

Eccentric mix of cultures and friendly faces
@bayharbourmarket

Chapman’s Peak overlooks the harbour above while seagulls serenade your shopping experience.

Located right in the harbour the atmosphere is electric with excitement as traders chat to their customers. From art to baked goods, traders offer many varieties of handmade and custom stock for sale.

Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market

The Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market is set in an old postal plane hangar, giving it a real old world feeling.

The Market is set in an old postal plane hangar
Blue Bird Garage Market

The market is filled with artisans, cooks, designers, bakers and producers — a talented and friendly bunch.

Some of the things available for sale are:

  • Food
  • Jewellery
  • Drinks (selection of wines and craft beers)
  • Clothing

Boasting a creative children’s area to keep them busy and entertained while you shop until you drop.

Tip: Don’t be afraid to try new things, often the best place to try them is at a market because you can question the chef or producer about it in person.

A trip to the Southern Peninsula delivers on its promises! A short, beautiful scenic drive makes it easily accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

Locations are less strict on dress code as it suits the laid-back beach lifestyle.

Locals love this side of Cape Town and as more tourists discover it, the more often they return.

Northern Suburbs

If you find yourself surrounded by rolling green hills, you’re probably in the Northern Suburbs.

It includes beautiful areas at the side of the Atlantic Ocean and farm-feel pubs in the spectacular hills of Table View.

Nightclubs in the Northern Suburbs

Living Room

One of the biggest nightclubs in Northern Suburbs, Living Room is a multi-level venue.

One of the biggest nightclubs in Northern Suburbs
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Boasting a stylish cocktail bar and a cool jazzy downstairs area making it feel like a totally different club. A strict smart dress code applies on all nights.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Fri, Sat 8:30pm-4am
  • Address: Weltevreden Street, Boston, Cape Town
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Vacca Mata

Found on the busy strip that is Edward Street, Vacca Mata is synonymous for its luscious dancer and bar staff that entertain you from on top of the bar.

They have a famous house DJ spitting sexy R&B, hip-hop and house tracks all night long.

Their venue is multi-functional, operating as a restaurant during the day. The club has a smart casual dress code, so come prepared.

Tip: Check out the events hosted at this venue to know what to expect on speciality nights.

Bars in the Northern Suburbs

Buckleys

Buckleys is a food and pool bar that serves a variety of finger foods and drinks that are pocket friendly. Their pool tables are regularly serviced so the fun never stops.

At night the venue becomes a more happening place with DJs spinning the decks, they will get you on your feet and straight onto the dance floor.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily, 11am - 4am
  • Address: 82 Edward Road, Bo Oakdale, Cape Town
  • Latest Event: Buckleys
  • More Info: Facebook Page

The Hollow Tree

Sharing a traditional steakhouse feel and menu, the Hallow Tree makes you feel right at home. Situated in Bellville, a quieter side of the Northern Suburbs they host quiz nights every Tuesday.

Traditional steakhouse with buzzing quiz nights
@thehollowtreeonoxford

With great food and wine that complement each other, it’s a full experience. Great drinks specials are available on any night of the week.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon - Sun, 8am - 11pm
  • Address: 12 Old Oak Road Ridgewood, Bellville
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Live Music, Quiz Nights, karaoke and more

Die Boer

Die Boer is a live entertainment and dinner area with a theatre feel, comfortably seating 120 people. Enjoy a warm meal, serenaded by popular South African musicians.

Live entertainment and dinner vibe
Die Boer

It is situated in the peaceful surrounds of Durbanville, just 20min from the Cape Town city centre and easily accessible. If you enjoy dinner and a show, then Die Boer is right up your alley.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily, 6:30pm - 11pm
  • Address: 6 Chenoweth Street, Durbanville
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page
Tip: Booking is essential as tables are rarely available for walk-ins.

Planet Sports Bar

Planet Sports Bar has become so successful, they have two locations right in the Northern Suburbs. Their karaoke nights have grown since they were first started and the music set list seems to go on for days.

Whether you want to perform old classics or try belting chart-topping hits, they have every song you could possibly think of.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Karaoke on Sun, Tue and Thu, 8pm - 2am
  • Address: 50 Voortrekker Road, Bellville
  • More Info: Facebook Page

The Northern Suburbs offers a luxurious environment with tastes of many different worlds encapsulated into one area.

The stunning ocean views and the mountain across the sea make for an ideal sundowner location that will leave you breathless.

Atlantic Seaboard

Party with Cape Town’s elite along the Atlantic Seaboard. Housing the local rich and famous, no expense is spared when it comes to luxury.

Classy venues host the biggest and most happening parties Cape Town’s nightlife has to offer. Often frequented by big VIPs, it’s not uncommon to brush shoulders with international celebrities.

Voted as one of the most beautiful beach strips in the world, the Atlantic Seaboard Coastline will have you leaving wanting more.

Nightclubs on the Atlantic Seaboard

Jade Champagne Lounge

Jade is found on the busy club strip in Greenpoint, it brings a sense of opulence to the city streets.

Chic lounge boasts three bars and a dancefloor
@jadeloungecpt

The chic lounge boasts three bars and many hidden nooks for a more intimate gathering.

There is a strict no u23 age code that management will enforce so bring your ID along. The lounge is a touch of class and sophistication with a french feel, for quieter evenings, when the sun goes down however it becomes a fun, hip, nightclub vibe.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Thu and Sun, 10am - 4am
  • Address: 39 Main Road, Greenpoint
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Decodance

The only nightclub of its kind in Cape Town, Decodance offers an experience much like time travel.

Decodance offers a time travelling experience
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Taking you back to the ‘better’ days, the club's themed music is strictly 70s, 80s and 90s pop, rock, disco and dance classics.

A favourite for bachelorette parties, Deco often host various themed events with prizes for the best dressed. Boasting three bars and two dance floors, one of which lights up.

Various VIP areas are available in both a smoking and non-smoking zone, with full bottle service coming standard.

  • Entrance: Ladies free before 10pm, Gents R20 before 10pm. R60 thereafter.
  • Operating Hours:
    • Fri, Sat from 8pm - 4am
  • Address: 120 Main Road, Seapoint
  • Latest Event: Decodance
  • More Info: Facebook Page
Tip: Check out their Deco page to see their planned events.

Shimmy Beach Club

Shimmy Beach Club is a seaside restaurant but once the sun goes down, it turns into an energetic nightclub.

Seaside restaurant with great energy
@shimmybeach

Frequented by local and international celebrities, you might just end up star struck.

The pool bar is located on their sand-filled patio with a view of their extravagant glass pool. Luminously lit from all angles and offering endless views of the ocean and harbour, it’s easy to see why Shimmy is so loved by locals.

Tip: Booking a VIP table ensures you have somewhere to rest your feet on busier weekend nights.

Bars on the Atlantic Seaboard

The Duchess Of Wisbeach

The Dutchess of Wisbeach is a restaurant of five star quality. White linen tables invite you in and without a reservation it can be hard to find a table.

Seapoint Restaurant of five star quality
Duchess of Wisbeach

The food is of the best quality and the price suits it just fine. Often fully booked on any night of the week its a sure sign they are doing something right.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon - Sat, 6pm - 11pm
  • Address: 3 Wisbeach Road, Seapoint
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Cafe Caprice

Cafe Caprice is set on Camps Bay’s famous sunset strip and what better way to enjoy their artisan cocktails.

Set along Camps Bay's famous sunset strip
@cafecaprice

They have a café-style menu with various relaxing lounges. Sit and enjoy the DJs' cosmopolitan tunes.

Known for their friendly, capable waiters, Cafe Caprice leaves a lasting memory.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Tue - Thu, 9am - 10pm
    • Fri, Sat, Sun 9am - 2am
    • Mon, 12pm - 10pm
  • Address: 37 Victoria Road, Camps Bay
  • Latest Event: Cafe Caprice
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page
Tip: If you want to enjoy cocktails while the sun sets, book a table because they are in high demand.

Blues

Blues opened their doors in 1987 and became the icon of the ultra-trendy Camps Bay.

The clean fresh decor with its fine touches of delicate lighting compliment their “fresh produce only” attitude.

Their chefs pride themselves on serving the freshest fish you can find in Cape Town. Your view is only obscured by the palm trees that caress the beach road.

A favourite cocktail hot spot, it’s the perfect place to chill out.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily, 12pm to late
  • Address: The Promenade Victoria Road, Camps Bay
  • More Info: Website
Tip: Parking on the strip at Camps Bay is limited, so considering alternative transport is a great idea.

Stones

Stones in everything a nightclub should be, they offer a balanced mix of nightclub feel with a pool hall vibe.

Healthy balance of pool tables and dancefloors
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Often running special events on any given night of the week, Stones is your one stop party destination.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily, 12pm-4am
  • Address: 15 Regent Road, Sea Point
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Cubana Greenpoint

Cubana is a latin inspired restaurant and pub, open everyday of the week it is a frequented after work hang out spot for locals.

With amazing cocktails and designer shooters that perfectly compliment your night out. They offer hookah smoking areas and even set your pipe up for you, with a wide range of tobacco flavours it's definitely worth trying.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily, 7am-12am
  • Address: 9 Somerset Rd, Green Point
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Gay Bars and Clubs on the Atlantic Seaboard

Cape Town often prides itself on its diversity. Whether it’s different backgrounds or sexual interests, it is the city that never discriminates.

During the International Gay Pride week, the streets are alive with colourfully dressed characters from all over the country.

Greenpoint is the city’s hub of gay entertainment and nightlife.

Beefcakes

Inspired by the 50s Miami beach life, Beefcakes is an American-style burger joint that entertains its patrons with comedy shows and performers in drag.

Inspired by 50's Miami beach life
@beefcakesburgerbar

They have a warm friendly attitude towards all sexual orientations, they do not discriminate.

Topless waiters are at your beck and call, providing special services and attention whether you are a VIP or not.

At Beefcakes, everyone is treated like a celebrity and there are plenty of laughs to go around.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon - Sat, 7pm - 11pm
  • Address: Sovereign Quay, 40 Somerset Road, Greenpoint
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page
Tip: If you enjoy sitting outside, book a table in advance.

Crew Nightclub

Crew Nightclub promises to keep you dancing all night long, with two dance floors and multiple featured DJs, it’s a party nobody would want to miss.

2 dancefloors & gorgeous eye candy bartenders
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As a gay nightclub, the patrons are predominantly of the same persuasion, yet more and more straight men and women are frequenting this venue.

The bartenders are described as gorgeous man-candy that will leave your mouth watering not only for drinks.

  • Music: Hip and Current
  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily, 7pm - 11pm
  • Address: 30 Napier St, Cape Town
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page
Tip: Cape Town Streets are unfortunately infamous for pickpockets, so please keep valuables close and limit contact with strangers.

Beaula Bar

The name Beaula Bar is derived from the gay jargon ‘Beaula’ which simply means beautiful and it is the best description for this nightclub.

Offering secure VIP areas and a much bragged about dance floor, it’s a venue you won’t easily forget.

Situated on Cape Town’s famous Greenpoint strip, you can often find yourself partying the night away with a rather famous guest list of patrons.

  • Music: Latest dance and electronic tracks
  • Operating Hours:
    • Fri - Sat, 9pm - 4am
  • Address: 28 Somerset Rd, Cape Town
  • More Info: Facebook Page

Live Music, Quiz Nights, Karaoke & more

Paranga Restaurant

Boasting sea views from every table, Paranga Restaurant promises a luxury dining experience.

Paranga promises a luxury dining experience
@parangarestaurant

The ground floor is a lot more laid back, providing for a cosy intimate sundowner.

Situated on Camps Bay beach with the water so close, you can feel the sea spray gently kiss your face. Enjoy fine dining while live musicians add subtle notes to the seaside night air.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily, 9am - late
  • Address: The Promenade Victoria Road, Camps Bay.
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page
Tip: Dress for the occasion, you wouldn’t want to feel out of place.

Dizzys

Dizzys is known for their variety of live local bands often playing there. Located on the platinum mile in Camps Bay, it has a beach bar feel and boasts a non-smoking lounge.

Serving food until the early hours of the morning, they keep the party rocking.

A live music hub, they offer well-attended jam sessions and karaoke nights. Karaoke is on Tuesday nights and will only cost you a R40 entrance fee which includes a free shooter.

Friday nights cater to the live music fans, featuring local bands and up and coming musicians. Famous for their homemade beef burgers and wood fired pizza, you won’t be leaving hungry.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily,12pm - 4am
    • Karaoke, 9pm - 12am.
  • Address: 41 Camps Bay Dr, Camps Bay
  • Latest Event: Dizzy's
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page
Tip: Check Dizzy's on what event is happening on the night you plan to attend.

Cape Town Comedy Club

Cape Town Comedy Club is your one stop shop for comedic relief, having hosted top international comedians and South Africa's comedic elite.

Cape Town's One Stop Comedy Stop
Cape Town Comedy Club

Situated in the busy V & A Waterfront travelling here is easy with an abundance of public and private transportation systems available.

A good idea would be to check their website to make sure you don't miss your favourite comedian perform. Cape Town Comedy Club will tickle your funny bone.

The Atlantic Seaboard is the crème de la crème of nightlife experiences in Cape Town.

The luxury and extravagance might put a tiny dent in your pocket, but the memories will be worth it. It promises a colourfully decorated experience right by the ocean.

Night Markets on Atlantic Seaboard

The V&A Food Market

The V&A Food Market offers something for everyone. This multi-level outdoor market is set within the V&A Waterfront itself.

Worldy, food-filled experience
@vandawaterfront

Lovely cobblestone paths meander between trees and tiny shopfronts while ships in the harbour pass by.

The vendors bring you a worldly food-filled experience. Some of the featured vendors are:

  • Africa’s Best — traditional African food like samp and beans and mieliepap and stew.
  • Cape Town Spice Market — housing every spice you could need.
  • For the Love Of Yummyness — Belgian style waffles and other pâtisseries.
  • Knysna Oyster Company — live fresh oysters straight to you.
  • Nigiro Tea Merchant — specialise in tea leaves, tea equipment, tea training and tea blending.
  • Stokkiesdraai Biltong — dried meats like beef, game and ostrich, all organic and free range.
  • Sushi to Go — a sushi stall that caters to the price-sensitive customer.
  • The Noodle Bar — Asian noodle dishes.
  • Trecastelli Bakery — an Italian bakery.

It’s always a good idea to bring your own basket to carry all your goods.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily 9am - 4pm
  • Address: V&A Food Market, Dock Road, V & A Waterfront.
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

West Coast

The West Coast is known for its beautiful kite surfing beaches, but did you know that it is also a local nightlife hub.

The suburb of Bloubergstrand offers visitors a unique beach life experience with a bustle of entertainment and drinking holes.

Nightclubs on the West Coast

Thirsty Turtle

The Thirsty Turtle is a local drinking spot that after dark becomes a full nightclub.

Local drinking spot with busy dancefloor
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The venue doesn't boast much space for dancing with a small dance floor but the drinks specials and abundance of seating make up for it.

More of a hangout than a "boogie the night away" spot, loved by locals and visitors alike the thirsty turtle is a must visit destination.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon - Sat, 12pm -2am
    • Sun, 12pm - 12am
  • Address: 4 Porterfield Road, Bloubergstrand
  • More info: Website and Facebook Page

Pool Lounge

Voted the hottest venue on the West Coast, the Pool Lounge has recently been refurbished.

Enjoy views of Table Mountain while you sip on a cocktail on the outside balcony area or enjoy a game of pool with the professional tables available.

They also offer a large dance floor with a resident DJ. Luxury lounging areas are available for a more chilled night out if that's what you prefer.

Dress up because they have a dress code on entrance.

  • Music: Commercial dance styled.
  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily, 11am to 4am.
  • Address: Leonardo Park, Link Road, Parklands
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page
Tip: Be aware of the dress code.

Bars on the West Coast

Desperados

Desperados is situated in the holiday area called Eden On The Bay. This Mexican themed bar serves Mexican favourites accompanied by the perfect cocktail to turn the heat down a fraction.

The venue has outside seating available and has a no fuss dress code, flip flops are welcome. Overlooking the beautiful Blouberg Beach you can enjoy a beer while watching the waves roll in.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon - Sat, 10am - 2am
  • Address: Shop 16a Eden on the Bay, Big Bay, Blouberg
  • More Info: Facebook Page

Moyo Blouberg

Moyo Blouberg is unique to all its sister venues as it features splash seating.

Smooth tunes and delicious treats
@ukango_sa

Selected tables are placed inside a shallow splash pool keeping your feet cool while you sip on one of their delicious cocktails.

If a bigger splash is what you are after they have a wading pool area with a DJ filling the air with some smooth tunes. The staff are friendly and accommodating and booking is essential over the busy weekends.

Whether you're coming for after dinner drinks or a late lunch, Moyo never disappoints.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon - Fri, 11am - 11pm
    • Sat, Sun, 11:30am - 11pm
  • Address: Otter Du Plessis Drive, Big Bay
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

To avoid disappointment booking of the splash areas is key.

Beach Tavern

The Beach Tavern is a restaurant and bar right on the beach on Woodbridge Island.

Relaxed atmosphere will make you feel on holiday
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A location that feels like another city with a relaxed, holiday atmosphere. They serve breakfast, bar snacks, a large selection of burgers and pizzas as well as sandwiches.

They also have a banting options for those watching their diet. The Beach Tavern is great for a meal at any time of the day and night or a few drinks with friends. 

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon - Fri, 8am - 12am
    • Sat, Sun, 7am - 2am
  • Address: 5 Loxton Road, Woodbridge Island, Milnerton
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Cubana Blouberg

Cubana is a latin inspired restaurant and pub, open everyday of the week. It is a frequented after work hang out spot for locals.

Latin inspired club with tasty cocktails
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With amazing cocktails and designer shooters that perfectly compliment your night out.

They offer hookah smoking areas and even set your pipe up for you, with a wide range of tobacco flavours its definitely worth trying.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily, 7am-12am
  • Address: 9 Marine Circle, Table View, Cape Town
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Timeout Bar

With great food and a great atmosphere, the Timeout Bar is a local favourite. People often spend all afternoon here and the rowdier crowd arrives at night.

With great drink prices and deliciously tasty food, it will have you itching to return.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily from 10am - 2am
  • Address: Merlot Avenue, Table View
  • More Info: Facebook Page

Board House

The Board House is a tiny beach bar. They pride themselves on welcoming guests from all walks of life, from surfers to corporate folk.

Fun, tiny beach bar in table view
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They offer braai facilities with a sea view and cold beer. On weekends, things get a little warmer with a fun beach-styled party to dance the night away.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily, 10am - 2am
  • Address: 12 Beach Boulevard, Table View
  • More Info: Facebook Page

Booking the braai area is recommended as it’s always in use.

Pakalolo

With one of the most spectacular views of Cape Town and Table Mountain, the Pakalolo's seaside setting is perfect. This beach bar is Mexican-themed with a full spicy menu.

Seaside mexican themed beach bar
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From fresh juices to beer on tap, you will be well hydrated. They also have two flat screens to play all the big games so you don’t miss a thing.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily, 9am to late
  • Address: 14 Beach Blvd, Tableview
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Jerry’s Burger

A sailor-themed, tattoo-style bar, Jerry’s Burger Bar in Cape Town is something unto itself.

Sailor-themed Bar with romantic views of the sea
Jerry's Burger Bar

The unique setting and cosy evening drinks provide a romantic setting to enjoy a date. Various craft beers are available for sale.

Food and drinks are all reasonably priced. Often frequented by the hipsters of Tableview, it promises a night to remember.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily, 12pm - 12am
  • Address: Athens Road, Bloubergstrand.
  • More Info: Website and Facebook Page

Live Music, Quiz Nights, Karaoke and more

Boogie Bar

Boasting karaoke every night of the week, the Boogie Bar is situated near the beachfront.

It’s a sports-themed bar with stunning views of Table Mountain.

The friendly owner makes you feel especially welcome. They are the go-to karaoke spot in Tableview.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily, 11am - 2am
    • Karaoke on Fri
  • Address: 14 Beach Blvd, Tableview
  • More Info: Facebook Page

Cape Town is your comprehensive party venue. With a nightlife like no other, the city has a constant holiday feel even if you’re living here.

Whether you choose to spend your nights in the hills of Durbanville or the hustle of Bree Street you can’t go wrong. Cape Town offers class, luxury and buckets of fun.

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