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
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
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
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
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)
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
For the music groupies:
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
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
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
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