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December 29, 2011

Top 10 summer nightlife venues in Cape Town

In Cape Town, the summer fun continues after sunset.

Whether you’re a movie buff, cocktail fundi, dance master or live music enthusiast, the Mother City is filled to the brim with venues to enjoy a perfect summer’s evening out.

For the dancers:

St Yves Beach Club

Non-stop parties nearly every night of the week, irresistible cocktails and a view that is achingly beautiful make St Yves Beach Club in Camps Bay a must-do for dance lovers this summer.

Location: St Yves Beach Club, The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay

Contact: +27 (0)21 438 0826

Website: www.styves.co.za

Café Vacca Matta

Slated to be the place to be seen at in the Northern Suburbs, Vacca Matta is set to keep you dancing all night long.

Location: Café Vacca Matta, 72 - 76 Edward Street, Tyger Valley

Contact: +27 (0)21 910 1067

Website: www.edwardstreet.co.za

For the laughter addicts:

Jou Ma Se Comedy Club

Founded by hilarious comedian Kurt Schoonraad, this weekly comedy event, featuring the best veterans and hottest newbies, will have you rolling in the aisles of the River Club.

Location: The River Club, Observatory

Contact: +27 (0)79 495 3989

Website: www.kurt.co.za

Baxter Theatre

The Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch is fast becoming comedy central with its month long runs of hit stand-up comedy shows. Keep an eye on their listings to see who’s next on their hilarious bill.

Location: Baxter Theatre, Rondebosch

Contact: +27 (0)21 685 7880

Website: www.baxter.co.za

For the thespians:

Madame Zingara’s Theatre of Dreams

The Contessa has extended her dramatic stay in the Mother City so be sure to catch her marvellous and magical dinner and theatre extravaganza this summer.

Location: Theatre of Dreams, Century City

Contact: +27 (0)861 MADAME (+27 (0)861 623263)

Website: www.theatreofdreams.madamezingara.com

Maynardville Open Air Theatre

The majestic Maynardville Open Air Theatre once again opens its enchanting doors to the public for the annual run of its latest Shakespearean production The Comedy of Errors.

Location:  Maynardville Open Air Theatre, 20 Piers Street, Maynardville

Email:  artscape@artscape.co.za

Website: www.maynardville.co.za

For the music groupies:

Zula Bar

With three refreshment areas, great live acts and unbeatable entertainment value, Zula Bar is the hottest place to be in Long Street this summer.

Location: Zula Bar, 98 Long Street, Cape Town

Contact: +27 (0)21 424 2442

Website: www.zulabar.co.za

Grand Arena

This 5000-seater arena attracts some of the biggest names in the music industry – on the bill this summer are Il Divo and Sting! – as well as a great selection of other entertaining acts.

Location: Grand Arena, Grand West

Contact: +27 (0)21 505 7777

Website: www.suninternational.com

For the cinema lovers:

The Labia Theatre

Whether you’re the artsy type or a blockbuster fanatic, the Labia Theatre in Gardens caters to all of your needs with its brilliant selection of films.

Location: The Labia Theatre, Orange Street, Gardens

Contact: +27 (0)21 424 5927

Website: www.labia.co.za

The Fugard Theatre Bioscope

Renowned for its theatrical productions, the über-sexy Fugard Theatre takes the drama to the silver screen with a playlist of fabulous cinematic gems.

Location: The Fugard Theatre, Caledon Street, District Six

Contact:  +27 (0)21 461 4554

Website: www.thefugard.com

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