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Pretoria Nightlife | 12 Clubs, Bars & Lounges in 2019 

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Pretoria Nightlife | 12 Clubs, Bars & Lounges in 2019
Your ultimate guide to Pretoria's nightlife! From premium clubs to pubs and bars - we've got all you need to know about Pretoria's evening entertainment scene.
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Pretoria Nightlife | 12 Clubs, Bars & Lounges in 2019

Your ultimate guide to Pretoria's nightlife! From premium clubs to pubs and bars - we've got all you need to know about Pretoria's evening entertainment scene.
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Pretoria Nightlife | 12 Clubs, Bars & Lounges in 2019
Your ultimate guide to Pretoria's nightlife! From premium clubs to pubs and bars - we've got all you need to know about Pretoria's evening entertainment scene.

Pretoria is well known for its vibrant atmosphere, student nightlife and eclectic array of restaurants and bars. From its prestigious clubs to its laid-back lounges and quirky bars, the capital city is not short on evening entertainment.

So to make sure you make the most of Pretoria’s impressive nightlife scene, we’ve made a list of the top clubs and bars the city has to offer. Take your pick!

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Bars in Pretoria

From casual beer houses to Irish-themed pubs, Pretoria has a bucket list of bars worth ticking off. Take a look at what it has to offer.


Party at AandkasHeinz Steyn Photography

Aandklas is in Hatfield Square, a short 5 minute walk from the Gautrain station. Open seven nights a week, they keep the drinks flowing and the party going.

Aandklas is a rock ’n roll pub that features an array of fun events every night of the week. Aandklas also offers a variety of delicious foods to keep you fuelled for the rest of the party.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon-Sun, 11am - 2pm
  • Contact Number: 012 362 3712
  • Address: 494 Hilda Street, pretoria
  • Latest events: Aandklas
  • More Info: Facebook Page


Selection of Beers at Beerhouse Pretoria@christlessence

The formerly famous Firkin Pub now houses the third Beerhouse venue. Speciality nights on most nights of the week make it a fun place to be.

Beerhouse has one of the largest varieties of beer in South Africa, housing over 30 on tap. With more than 99 bottles, there is an emphasis on the World and SA craft beer movement.

It’s a family friendly venue with an interesting full food menu which takes inspiration from all over the world, neatly paired with the right beers.

Beerhouse displays big ticket sporting events on their overhead projector, keeping you up to date with the score while you sample the many craft beers on tap.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon-Sun, 10:00 - 02:00
  • Contact Number: 012 663 1211
  • Address: 1262 Embankment Road, Centurion
  • Latest events: Beerhouse
  • More Info: Website

Hogshead Hazelwood

A cosy South African upmarket cheerful restaurant and bar, Hogshead is known for their burgers and decor.

Dig in to a scrumptious meal @HogsheadHazelwood

A uniquely decorated venue treats your eyes to tastefully selected pieces. With four SAB beers on tap and over 12 local craft beers to choose from, you won’t leave thirsty.

From the pewter counter top bar to the raw leather finishes, every detail was carefully selected to bring you the Hoghead experience. There are HD screens scattered throughout the venue for all big ticket games to be viewed.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon-Sun, 12am - 2pm
  • Contact Number: 084 643 8002
  • Address: 18 Dely Rd, Hazelwood
  • More Info: Website

Baracas Wine & Beer Bar

Situated in the heart of Pretoria, Baracas is a beer and wine bar destination perfect for the discerning executives with a taste for adventure.

Treat your taste buds @baracas01

It is a trendy bar with a rich sporting heritage and fine cuisine. It is also home to some of the best craft beers and wine selection that Pretoria has to offer.

Fitted with big screens, live entertainment and a good vibe, this spot is nothing short of a local favourite.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon-Sun, 11 am - 11 pm
  • Contact Number: 012 460 5291
  • Address: 56 Totius str, Pretoria
  • More Info: Facebook Page

Whisk Wine Bar

Whisk Wine Bar is a laid back venue that offers quality food and beverages in a relaxed environment with a kids entertainment area, restaurant and Irene’s hippest bar.

Let the night whisk you away @whiskwinebar

Whisk Wine Bar is a unique venue that caters for all kinds of tastes. They have one of the widest varieties of spirits in the Pretoria area. Their food is served fresh and includes a few secret family recipes that will bring you back for more.

With the fresh ingredients from their back garden and a few secret family recipes, they put together a great menu to satisfy even the most discerning palates.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon-Thurs, 9am - 11 pm
    • Fri - Sat, 9am - 12 pm
    • Sun, 9am - 5 pm
  • Contact Number: 012 667 2883
  • Address: 1 Cornwood Ave, Centurion
  • More Info: Website

Rafters Pub & Grill

Rafters is a family restaurant, pub and theatre with something for everyone. They cater for every taste, ranging from the best steaks, grills, pizzas, burgers and mouthwatering salads.

Life is short. Drink good beer

They offer the following facilities at Rafters Pub & Grill:

  • Safe and convenient parking
  • 2x (3mx3m) Big Screens for all sporting events
  • Restaurant and "Plaaskombuis" boma area
  • Theatre with extra private bar and 3 x large bar areas
  • Spacious dance floor

Rafters has artists from all around SA on a regular basis, offering you live entertainment while you eat.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Tues- Fri, 9 am - 11:30 pm
    • Fri - Sat, 8 am - 2 am
    • Sun, 8 am - 8 pm
    • Mon, 9 am - 8 pm
  • Contact Number: 012 4800347
  • Address: 81 Garstfontein Rd & Blesbok St, Mooikloof Ridge
  • More Info: Website

The Brazen Head (Willows)

The Brazen Head Willows opened its doors at the end of March 2009. It is a casual Irish-themed chain restaurant and pub, serving imported stout, whiskeys and hearty food.

Give that man a Guinness

It comprises of a variety of different sized rooms which are ideal for private functions. Both the Irish Times and Library can seat up to 8 people in a semi-private area. The Wine Cellar is the ideal venue for larger, totally private functions. The bar is separate from the restaurant and is the ideal place to spend warm summer evenings.

The bar and the deck are are equipped with TVs to make sure that everyone gets the very best view of all your favourite sporting events.

This spot is home to an extensive list of draughts, imported beers and delicious cocktails.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon - Sun, 7:30 am - 2 am
  • Contact Number: 012 807 2859
  • Address: Willow Way Shopping Centre, Shop No 4, Lynwood Road
  • More Info: Website

Clubs in Pretoria

Whether you’re looking to dance the night away to some commercial pop or you’d prefer to get down to some old-school tunes, Pretoria has a handful of nightclubs that are sure to keep your tekkies squeaking.

Recess the Venue

Get in Groove with the DJ at Recess in Pretoria@djcazzysa

Found in the heart of Centurion, this multi-levelled night club is famous for its themed events.

The large Venue has 6 bars, multiple lounges as well as separate smoking areas and offers VIP booths with full bottle service as well.

Recess the Venue has a diverse musical range and their long standing relationships with popular DJs provide visitors with an exceptional club experience.

The venue is a must-see offering complete with the best laser-light show and a LED video wall.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Fri, 7pm - 4am
  • Contact Number: 012 663 7862
  • Address: Southlake Centre Lenchen Street, Centurion
  • Latest Events: Recess the Venue
  • More Info: Facebook Page

Madison Avenue Pretoria

A big night out at Madison Avenue@madison_avenue_rivonia

Madison Avenue opens its third venue in Pretoria, continuing their tradition of high standards.

Superb video and light shows accompany sensational DJs during their performances. Bookings and reservations are welcome, there are a variety of VIP booths available that come with private security.

Moloko Club

Moloko club is a dynamic and influential lifestyle brand that specializes in the business of premium entertainment.

Get Festive at Moloko

Moloko has successfully branded itself as one of the best venues and nightclubs in South Africa.

The club hosts an array of national and international artists as well as events and functions. Moloko’s aim is to address the customer’s requirements and meet their standards no matter the nature of the event, party or function.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Fri-Sun, 10pm - 4am
  • Address: 525 Duncan Street, Hatfield
  • More Info: Facebook Page

Europa Groove Lounge CapCity

Europa is all about providing patrons with a diverse quality entertainment experience. From high-end bottle service to great tunes, it has a stylish and sophisticated atmosphere.

Get your groove on @EuropaCapCity

Whether you want to get down to the funkiest of funk or you prefer heavy metal, Europa does it all through the powerful RCF sound system. With two bars and private seating areas for VVIPs, there’s a little bit of magic infused in every session.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon - Sun, 11 am - 2am
  • Address: Robert Sobukwe St, Sunnyside
  • More Info: Facebook Page

House 22

Said to be the Holy Grail of deep house music, House 22 is located in Sunnyside.

Fall deeply in love with deep house @House22SA

It is home to true deep house lovers and has had the honour of hosting some of the biggest names in deep house. Artists like Vinny Da Vinci, Christos, Glen Lewis, Julian Gomez and plenty of other A-listers have all had the pleasure of performing there.

Whether you're keen for the African cultural food specials on Sundays or a groove on any other night with the freshest house DJs, House 22 is where you want to be.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon - Tues, 10 am - 12 am
    • Wed - Thurs, 10 am - 2 am
    • Fri - Sun, 10 am - 3:30 am
  • Address: 22 Gerhard MoerdykStreet, Sunnyside
  • More Info: Facebook Page

A night out in Pretoria isn’t always about trendy beats and basslines, there’s so much more on offer. From live music, chilled bars and beers all ‘round, a night out in Pretoria caters to a handful of flavours!

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