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The Best Clubs and Bars in Cape Town

This is the definitive guide to the Mother City’s 50 best clubs and bars for all those nocturnal by nature.

From sleek and stylish lounges dripping with sophistication, to wild and raucous dance floors calling your inner party animal, we have curated a selection that caters to every taste and desire.

Discover hidden gems tucked away in Cape Town’s bustling neighbourhoods, or revel in the glitz and glamour of iconic venues that have attained legendary status. Feel the pulsating rhythm of music coursing through your veins as world-class DJs spin their mesmerizing beats, igniting the dance floor with an infectious energy, while savouring handcrafted cocktails crafted by master mixologists.

Whether you’re looking for an intimate setting for an evening of heartfelt conversations, or a wild night of unabashed revelry, Cape Town’s nightlife scene has it all.

Be prepared to dance, mingle, and create memories that will linger long after the night fades away with our list of the 50 Best Clubs and Bars in Cape Town…are you ready?

City Bowl

Saint Champagne Bar & Lounge

Built for pleasure, Saint Champagne Bar and Lounge is a perfectly contemporary-styled venue to enjoy your night out in the Mother City. This sophisticated high-end nightclub has become a celebrity oasis for Africa’s top musicians, TV personalities and socialites.

Location: 37 Harrington St, Cape Town
Price: Cover charge R200
Opening and closing times: Friday to Sunday 11pm–4am
Contact: 067 410 8043 or 066 488 2849 or 064 952 4523 
Website: www.saintlounge.co.za

Safehouse

Delicious eatery during the week, and pumping nightclub on the weekend, Safehouse has quickly become one of the hottest spots in town thanks to its lively deep house music. The place transforms into a dancefloor, with DJs spinning a fusion of hip-hop, house and Afro beats to keep the party going.

Location: 75 Church St, Cape Town
Price: Various depending on the event
Opening and closing times: Tuesday to Sunday 12pm–10pm; Night club: Thursday to Saturday 8pm–2am
Contact: 067 332 3558
Website: www.instagram.com/safehousecpt

The Pink Candy Nightclub

Dubbed Cape Town’s premier LGBTQI+ nightclub, The Pink Candy (formerly Pink Panther Social Club) Night Club is a hugely popular party destination in the city. Get there early as this local hotspot gets packed. Expect resident DJs to deliver a mix of house, dance and the latest international hits. 

Location: 120 Strand St, Cape Town

Price: Cover charge R100
Opening and closing times: Friday and Saturday 9pm–4am
Contact: 082 332 9051
Website: www.facebook.com/ThePinkCandyNightClub

Club Paradise

Experience Cape Town’s latest premium nightclub, Club Paradise. Set in the east city precinct, feel pulsating beats reverberating through state-of-the-art sound systems, delivered by top-class DJ in a stylish atmosphere.

Location: 9 Albertus St, Zonnebloem, Cape Town
Price: Various depending on the event
Opening and closing times: Thursday to Saturday 8pm–2am
Contact: 072 358 0626 Website: www.instagram.com/clubparadise_sa

District

Located in the heart of the CBD, District Night Club & Events Venue is an exciting nightlife destination for partygoers. The venue offers a variety of events including live music, DJ performances, themed parties and corporate functions. Featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, multiple bars and a spacious dance floor with stylish retro booth seating.

Location: 61B Harrington St, Cape Town
Price: Various depending on the event
Opening and closing times: Thursday to Saturday 8pm–4am
Contact: 078 916 7903 Website: www.harringtonstreet.co.za/district

TAP Bar

Take your seat at Table Mountain’s TAP Bar. The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway (TMACC), in partnership with Newlands Spring, has created a brand-new brewery experience. Boasting incredible views over the Mother City, TAP bar offers a selection of beer variants as well as wines, spirits, and appetising cuisine. This is the perfect spot to sit back, relax and enjoy the Mother City at her finest.

Location: 5821 Tafelberg Rd, Table Mountain (Nature Reserve), Cape Town
Price: Beer from R45
Opening and closing times: Wednesday to Sunday 11am–7pm
Contact: 021 424 0015
Website: www.tablemountain.net

Bascule Bar

Unwind at Bascule Whisky, Wine and Cocktail Bar, located at the V&A Waterfront’s yacht marina. Choose from more than 400 internationally acclaimed whiskies or indulge in a glass of the Cape’s finest wines. Bascule is where connoisseurs and social butterflies gather for signature sundowners, tasty tapas, and lively tunes after a long day.

Temporarily closed due to renovations, reopening 1 December 2023

Location: West Quay Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Price: Cocktails from R85
Opening and closing times: 12pm till late
Contact: 021 410 7082
Website: www.capegrace.com/culinary-delights/bascule-bar

Rick’s Café Americain

Situated in the heart of cosmopolitan Cape Town, you’ll find Rick’s Café Americain. Reminiscent of the 1942 movie classic “Casablanca”, this charming café is set in a 135-year-old Victorian building. Enjoy warm hospitality, delicious comfort food and over 500 beverage options on their balcony or spectacular rooftop terrace.

Location: 103 Kloof Street, corner Weltevreden Avenue, Gardens, Cape Town
Price: Drinks from R33
Opening and closing times: Tuesday to Sunday 11am till late 
Contact: 021 822 1100 or 021 424 1100
Website: www.rickscafe.co.za

Arcade

Inspired by Schillers Liquor Bar in New York and Dandelyan Bar in London, Arcade offers Capetonians a spot to grab a drink or a bite to eat before or after a night out on the town. From their top-class DJs to the fully stocked bar, scrumptious organic food and pumping dance floor, Arcade guarantees a terrific time.

Location: 152 Bree St, Cape Town
Price: Cocktails from R85
Opening and closing times: Thursday to Saturday 8pm till late
Contact: 060 861 0511
Website: www.arcadect.com

Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar

Located off Long Street, Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar is a peaceful hideaway after a long day. Enveloped in wooden mansards and set in a 200-year-old attic, their signature Japanese shrine-inspired red bar takes centre stage in this authentic space. Three kokeshi doll tables subtly infuse layers of Japanese subculture while soothing indie sounds drift throughout this unique setting. Expect a wide selection of bespoke cocktails, Japanese whisky, gin, and sake as well as an extensive wine list at Tjing Tjing’s Rooftop Bar.

Location: 165 Longmarket St, Cape Town
Price: Drinks from R35
Opening and closing times: Tuesday to Saturday 4pm till close
Contact: 021 422 4374 or 021 422 4920
Website: www.tjingtjing.co.za

Sky Bar at The Grand Daddy

Home to the only designer Rooftop Airstream Trailer Park in the world, The Grand Daddy is a well-known boutique hotel in the CBD. Head to their intimate Sky Bar to admire the astonishing views of the city skyline while sipping drinks with friends under a rooftop Bedouin tent.

Location: 38 Long St, Cape Town
Price: Drinks from R35
Opening and closing times: 12pm–9pm
Contact: 021 207 8888
Website: www.granddaddy.co.za

The Village Idiot

The Village Idiot is a vintage neighbourhood bar and restaurant celebrating South African braai culture. The Village Idiot is where glasses are raised to foolish renegades, adventurous idiots and all the people who refuse to live by the rules of conformity. During the colder months, a charming fireplace warms up this intimate space, while live music and in-house DJs create a vibe that carries the party well into the night.

Location: 32 Loop St, Cape Town
Price: Drinks from R35
Opening and closing times: Wednesday and Thursday 6pm–3am; Friday and Saturday 6pm–4am
Contact: 021 418 1548 Website: www.thefirmct.co.za/the-village-idiot

Zepi Grill & Bar

A modern bar and restaurant, Zepi Grill & Bar, is located in the Gardens area. Arrive early, grab a drink on their terrace or order one of their popular dishes off the menu, such as Bazaruto chicken and fillet, rump steak, or grilled lamb chops. With an emphasis on hearty home-style meals and a vibrant ambience, visit Zepi Grill & Bar for a memorable time.

Location: 10 Mill St, Gardens, Cape Town
Price: Drinks from R45
Opening and closing times: Monday to Sunday 12:30pm–11pm
Contact: 021 465 1311
Website: www.southernsun.com/sunsquare-cape-town-gardens/dining/zepi

The House of Machines

The House of Machines (THoM) aims to bring people and machines together. Combining the love of motorcycles, live music, solid cocktails, cold craft beer and classic apparel, THoM creates a truly unforgettable experience.

Location: 84 Shortmarket St, Cape Town
Price: Drinks from R35
Opening and closing times: Monday to Friday 7am–2am; Saturday 9am–2am
Contact: 
021 426 1400
Website: www.thehouseofmachines.com

Kennedy’s on Long

At Kennedy’s on Long enjoy Guinness and Pilsner on tap and your favourite sport on flat-screen TVs. This vibey spot usually has live music every night of the week. The menu aims to bring a little piece of Ireland to the Cape.

Location: 251 Long Street, Cape Town
Price: Cocktails from R45
Opening and closing times: 11am–2am
Contact: 021 111 0692
Website: www.facebook.com/kennedysdubliner

Beerhouse

Looking for a beer? How about 99? Boasting over 25 taps and 99 bottles of beer on the wall, Beerhouse has become a place to enjoy your pint in its contemporary beer hall. The carefully crafted cuisine menu is designed to complement your ice-cold brew.

Location: 223 Long St, Cape Town
Price: Beers from R15, burgers from R65
Opening and closing times: Monday to Saturday 11am–4am; Sunday 11am–10pm
Contact: 079 369 8990
Website: www.beerhouse.co.za

RED Roof Bar

RED Roof at Radisson Red Hotel offers refreshing cocktails and beers on tap (from a red truck casually parked poolside) and tasty burgers and tapas-style dishes. The RED Roof is the perfect sunset meet-up spot in the stylish Silo District.Location: Silo 6, Silo Square, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Price: Cocktails from R75
Opening and closing times: 11am–11pm
Contact: 087 086 1578
Website: www.raddisonhotels.com

The Waiting Room

What started out as a waiting room for the ever-popular Royale Eatery has turned into one of Cape Town’s coolest bars. Mix in some of the freshest music from top local musos, well-priced drinks and a rooftop deck, and you’ve got a recipe for a rocking party waiting to happen.

Location: 273 Long St, Cape Town
Price: Cover charge from R50
Opening and closing times: Thursday to Saturday 8pm–2pm
Contact: 082 425 7732
Website: www.facebook.com/WaitingRoomCT

Asoka

Known for its legendary olive tree rooted in the restaurant and its tantalising culinary and cocktails offerings, Asoka on Kloof Street continues to enthral and excite all who enter.

Location: 68 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town
Price: Drinks from R95, bar snacks from R55
Opening and closing times: 6pm till late
Contact: 021 422 0909
Website: www.asoka.za.com

The Gin Bar

Originally a small passion project between four friends, The Gin Bar has become one of the most loved locations in the city. Accessed only through Honest Chocolate Cafe, guests need a password to enter. The heritage building housing the bar was once a mortuary, which inspired their playful cocktail menu of “quack” medicinal remedies to cure all manner of ills.

Location: 64A Wale St, Cape Town
Price: From R80
Opening and closing times: Monday to Wednesday 5pm–1am; Thursday to Saturday 3pm–1am
Contact: 071 241 2277
Website:
 www.theginbar.co.za

Yours Truly

Recently Cape Town’s hottest local music hub, Yours Truly is the perfect spot to kick back and experience live DJs and acoustic sessions every weekend. This venue is ideal for after-work drinks with breathtaking Cape sunsets. Once a backpackers, Yours Truly has crept into the hearts and minds of both locals and international visitors alike.

Location: 73 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town
Price: Drinks from R34
Opening and closing times: 7am–12am
Contact: 021 426 2505
Website: www.allyoursco.com/yours-truly 

The Fireman’s Arms

Established in 1864, Fireman’s Arms is one of the oldest pubs in Cape Town, serving fine wines, cold beers, and delicious light meals. Get there early, especially on game days as the popular pub gets packed. With nine 46-inch flat screens and two big screens, you won’t miss a single pass, tackle or boundary shot at The Fireman’s Arms.

Location: Corner Buitengracht and Mechau Street, Cape Town
Price: Draughts special R42, food from R66
Opening and closing times: Tuesday to Saturday 11am–12am; Sunday 12pm–8pm
Contact: 021 419 1513
Website:www.firemansarms.co.za

Gigi Rooftop Restaurant and Bar

Perched on the Gorgeous George Hotel, the Gigi Rooftop is a chic intimate 80-seater lounge to let your hair down and conversation flow. Order wild tiki-inspired cocktails, courtesy of in-house mixologist Jody Rahme. Their wide array of dining options is sure to satisfy even the most decerning palate from sunrise to sunset. The Gigi Rooftop is a place where overstaying is welcome.

Location: 118 St Georges Mall, Cape Town
Price: Cocktails from R75
Opening and closing times: 12pm–11pm
Contact: 021 612 0999 or gigi@gorgeousgeorge.co.za 
Website: www.gigirooftop.com

The Piano Bar

The Piano Bar, located at the corner of Jarvis and Napier Streets, is a trendy New York inspired music revue bar and eatery known for its tempting tapas, signature cocktails and fine wines. Booking is essential.

Location: 47 Napier St, Cape Town
Price: Drinks from R40
Opening and closing times: Tuesday to Saturday 3pm–11pm
Contact: 021 007 5212 or bookings@thepianobar.co.za
Website: www.thepianobar.co.za

The Station on Bree

Situated in upmarket Bree Street, this London Underground-inspired bar called The Station is a place you need to see to believe. From familiar sounds of the subway playing over speakers (while you’re in the bathroom) to station maps covering the ceiling and a giant platform clock above the bar, hop aboard The Station for an awesome night to remember.

Location: 207 Bree St, Cape Town
Price: Drinks from R35, food from R60
Opening and closing times: Tuesday and Wednesday 11am–11pm; Thursday 11am–12am; Friday and Saturday 11am–4am; Sunday 11am–8pm
Contact: 021 422 0566 or support@stationonbree.co.za
Website: www.thestation.capetown

Harringtons Cocktail Lounge

Pumping tunes and velvet booths, Harringtons is a classic cocktail lounge, restaurant and upmarket bar. With a distinct air of sophistication, the dedicated smoking lounge and boutique DJ booth complete a sense of opulence and good fortune. Slide into one of the plush velvet booths and order tantalising tapas with an extravagant craft cocktail. Then get ready to party the night away.

Location: 61B Harrington Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town
Price: Drinks from R35
Opening and closing times: Wednesday to Friday 4pm till late; Saturday 6pm till late
Contact: 078 916 7903 or info@thefirmct.co.za
Website: www.thefirmct.co.za/harringtons

Mødular

Mødular is the first of its kind in the city to have a no photos allowed policy. Why? This ensures complete music and dance emersion. The 350-capacity music venue delivers the best in forward-thinking house and techno music. Artists have the complete freedom to experiment, create and push the boundaries with extraordinary pulsating sounds. If it’s pure underground electronic music you’re looking for, then head over to Mødular in the CBD.

Location: 34 Riebeek St, Cape Town
Price: Cover charge from R100
Opening and closing times: Tuesday 10pm–4am; Thursday to Saturday 10pm–4am
Contact: 071 163 5991
Website: www.facebook.com/Modularnightclub

Coco

Described as “The pinnacle of nightlife excellence,” Coco features high-end bottle service, excellent customer attention, beautiful clientele, and incredible music. Set in a sexy glammed-up environment, move your body to everything from deep house tunes to the hottest hip-hop beats. Coco frequently has well-known guest DJs on the decks delivering incredible sounds to keep you moving well into the evening.Location: 70 Loop St, Cape Town
Price: Cover charge R200
Opening and closing times: Friday to Sunday 10pm–4am
Contact: 078 591 1813
Website: www.facebook.com/COCOCPT

Cubaña

Embrace Latino heritage at Cubaña, a social dining experience offering an innovative menu, lip-smacking cocktails and premium cigars. This attraction features luxurious lounges, VIP areas and award-winning DJs delivering rhythmic tunes.

Location: 89 Hertzog Blvd, Foreshore, Cape Town
Price: Cocktails from R59
Opening and closing times: 11am–4am
Contact: 021 421 1109 or foreshore@cubana.co.za
Website: www.cubana.co.za

Atlantic Seaboard

Café Caprice

Combining artisanal cocktails with a café-style menu, Caprice’s relaxed lounge vibe epitomises Cape Town’s cosmopolitan social scene. This stylish bar on the Camps Bay strip is a prime location for supreme sundowners and superb sunsets.

Location: 37 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town
Price: Cocktails from R85
Opening and closing times: Monday 12pm–12am; Tuesday to Thursday 9am–12am; Friday to Sunday 9am–1am
Contact: 021 438 8315 or reservations@cafecaprice.co.za
Website: www.cafecaprice.co.za 

The Grand Africa Café & Beach

With iconic style and playful luxury, The Grand Africa Café & Beach embraces the essence of free-spirited beach café culture. Hugging the shoreline, this quaint relaxing escape offers a choice of five bars, ocean-view decks, nine private function areas and on-beach dining.

This locale is hibernating during the winter months.

Location: 1 Haul Road, V&A Waterfront, Granger Bay, Cape Town
Price: Beers from R40, cocktails from R85
Opening and closing times: Wednesday to Sunday 12pm–12am
Contact: 021 425 0551 or Beach@GrandAfrica.com
Website: www.grandafrica.com/grand-africa-cafe-beach

Cause and Effect

Kinda classy, kinda hood, Cause and Effect is a cocktail kitchen and brandy bar in Cape Town’s bustling Waterfront precinct. Voted one of the top 100 best bars in the world, grab a Cape inspired cocktail glistening with powerful flavours and scented aromas designed to play with the senses.

Location: 280 Dock Rd, The Rocket Shed, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Price: From R45
Opening and closing times: Monday to Friday 10am–1am; Saturday and Sunday 9am–1am
Contact: 021 422 0266 or 072 759 2560
Website: www.causeandeffect.co.za

South Peninsula

Aegir Project Brewery

Since opening in 2015, Aegir Project Brewery has been pushing boundaries in the craft beer industry. What started as a small passion-fuelled brewery has become a thriving family-friendly hotspot in the Noordhoek Valley. Tuck into their hand stretched, Neapolitan-style sourdough pizzas, while sipping on a cold one from their sundowner deck overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Cape Coast.

Location: 65 Beach Rd, Noordhoek, Cape Town
Price: Beer from R24, Pizza from R95
Opening and closing times: 9am–11pm
Contact: 066 587 9324 or manager@aegirprojectbrewery.com
Website: www.aegirprojectbrewery.com

Cape to Cuba

Established in 1999, Cape to Cuba is a well-known restaurant, bar and party venue on the main Kalk Bay strip. The Hemingway Bar is ideal for a casual drink or dining inside while gazing over the glistening ocean. Enjoy great atmosphere, good music, and a uniquely Cuban-inspired dining experience.

Location: 165 Main Rd, Kalk Bay, Cape Town
Price: Cocktails from R78
Opening and closing times: Monday and Tuesday 11am–9:45pm; Wednesday 11am–11pm; Thursday to Sunday 11am–9:45pm
Contact: 021 788 1566 or kalkbay@capetocuba.com
Website: www.capetocuba.com

The Toad in the Village

looking for a place to laugh with loved ones, then visit The Toad in the Village. Located at the foot of Chapman’s Peak, The Toad focuses on good food, cold beer and great service. It’s a popular hangout come match day with several screens. Try their loin ribs, springbok and Guinness pie or eisbein with crispy crackling should you feel a little bit peckish at half-time.

Location: Noordhoek Main Rd, Noordhoek, Cape Town
Price: Wine from R40, meals from R85
Opening and closing times: 12pm–11pm
Contact: 021 789 2973 or info@thetoad.co.za
Website: www.thetoad.co.za

Tiger’s Milk

“The best destination for dude food, made good.” Tiger’s Milk has quickly become one of the hangout hotspots in Muizenberg. Tiger’s Milk offers top-notch pizzas, killer burgers, succulent ribs and ice-cold craft beer.

Location: Corner Beach and Sidmouth Road, Surfers Corner, Muizenberg, Cape Town
Price: Beer from R38, cocktails from R65
Opening and closing times: Monday to Thursday 11am–12am; Friday to Sunday 8am–12am
Contact: 021 788 1860 or muizenberg@tigersmilk.co.za
Website: www.tigersmilk.co.za   

Jakes

Entertaining patrons for over 3 decades, Jakes in the Village has become a local institution. Nestled beneath the Tokai and Constantiaberg mountains, alongside the Steenberg golf estate, enjoy their al fresco lunches by day, or a stylish upmarket yet relaxed social dining experience by night. With fine wine, craft beers and exotic cocktails on their menu, book a table and unwind at Jakes today.

Location: Steenberg Village, Steenberg Road, Tokai, Cape Town
Price: Cocktails from R70
Opening and closing times: Monday to Saturday 11:30am–10:30pm; Sunday 11:30am–4pm
Contact: 021 701 3272
Website: www.jakes.co.za

La Parada

Join in the vibrant celebration of tasteful Spanish influences with a cocktail journey around the world at La Parada. Their warm decor reflects a rich and colourful atmosphere, creating an immersive experience designed to bring people together and share in the joy and love of tapas culture.

Location: 1 Hout Bay Main Rd, Hout Bay, Cape Town
Price: Cocktails from R75
Opening and closing times: Monday to Thursday 11am–12am; Friday and Sunday 9am–12am
Contact: 021 795 0620
Website: www.laparada.co.za

Woodstock

DecoDance

Go back in time with DecoDance. This retro club spins the best old school music from the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s. DecoDance features 3 bars, plenty of space, smoking and non-smoking dance floors, a banging sound system and funky lighting.

Location: 66 Albert Rd, Woodstock Exchange, Woodstock, Cape Town
Price: Drink Specials from R55
Opening and closing times: Thursday 8pm–2am; Friday and Saturday 7pm–2am
Contact: 021 854 1117
Website: www.decodance.co.za

Woodstock Brewery

Woodstock Brewery, known as one of the best craft breweries in the country, is located in the heart of hip Woodstock. Sample 10 different brews, including seasonal and speciality brews, while enjoying light starters, aged steaks or juicy burgers in their Bavarian Beerhall style restaurant.

Location: 252 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town
Price: From R60
Opening and closing times: Monday to Saturday 11am–10pm; Sunday 12pm–6pm
Contact: 021 203 3045
Website: www.woodstockbrewery.co.za

Jamaica Me Crazy

A Caribbean-inspired restaurant with a South African twist, Jamaica Me Crazy has been one of Woodstock’s most loved rooftop restaurants for over 15 years. With a beautiful ambience and an eclectic menu, Jamaica Me Crazy delivers good tunes and good times. Happy Hour takes place between 5-6pm daily.

Location: 74 Roodebloem Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town
Price: Beer from R29, cocktails from R54
Opening and closing times: 12pm–2am
Contact: 069 968 0331 or jamaicamecrazycpt@gmail.com
Website: www.jamaicamecrazy.co.za

Southern Suburbs

Oblivion Bar and Kitchen

A European-style wine bar in the heart of the Southern Suburbs, Oblivion is a mainstay for those looking for after-dark drinks or simply a bite to eat. Enjoy their rooftop deck with stunning views of Table Mountain or cosy up on comfy sofas in front of a roaring fire with a glass of wine, draught beer or fabulous Mojito. Oblivion is also a firm favourite with sports fans looking to watch the game with fellow supporters.

Location: 22 Chichester Rd, Claremont, Cape Town
Price: Drinks from R31
Opening and closing times: Monday to Friday: 7:30am–10pm; Saturday and Sunday 8am–10pm
Contact: 064 983 4045
Website: www.oblivion.co.za

Peddlars

A landmark since 1993, Peddlars has become one of the most recognised and beloved destinations in Constantia. Their modern bar area is the perfect spot for celebrations, after-work drinks or casual visits with friends. With a constantly evolving wine and cocktail list, popular craft beers on tap and exclusive gins and spirits available, here you’re absolutely spoilt for choice.

Location: 32 Spaanschemat River Rd and Brounger Rd, Constantia, Cape Town
Price: From R55
Opening and closing times: 8am–11pm
Contact: 021 794 7747 or info@peddlars.co.za
Website: www.peddlars.co.za

Banana Jam Café

Well known for its excellent craft beers, delicious island-style dishes and chilled dining atmosphere, Banana Jam Cafe is a Caribbean restaurant and brewery in Harfield Village. Join them for their Happy Hour between 5pm and 6pm daily and discounts on cocktails and craft beer 7 days a week.

Location: 157 2nd Avenue, Kenilworth, Cape Town
Price: Beer from R48
Opening and closing times: Tuesday to Saturday 11am–11pm; Sunday 11am–9pm
Contact: 021 674 0186 or info@bananajamcafe.co.za
Website: www.bananajamcafe.co.za

Foresters Arms

Did you know Foresters Arms is in the Guinness Book of Records for the most beer sold in the Southern Hemisphere? Established in 1852, Forrester’s Arms (fondly referred to as Forries), is one of the oldest pubs in South Africa. Guests can sit down, kick back and enjoy a fine draught accompanied by a delicious gastro-pub menu. This perennially busy spot is always packed with rugby fans hoping to catch the game on the big screen.

Location: 52 Newlands Ave, Newlands, Cape Town
Price: Beer from R37, cocktails from R95
Opening and closing times: Monday to Thursday 11:30am–11pm; Friday 11:30am–12am; Saturday 9am–11pm; Sunday 9am–9pm
Contact: 021 689 5949 or info@forries.co.za
Website: www.forries.co.za

Jack Black’s Taproom

Based in Diep River since 2016, the geniuses behind the local craft beer Jack Black’s Brewing Co. have created a welcoming space at their brewery. Enjoy craft beers, a vibrant atmosphere and some seriously delicious grub. Their Food Truck Fridays (on the last Friday of every month) are super popular, while quiz nights, live music, open mic and wine and food pairing evenings draw eager crowds.

Location: 10 Brigid Rd, Diep River, Cape Town
Price: Beer from R23
Opening and closing times: Wednesday to Friday 11am–10pm; Saturday 11am–5pm
Contact: 021 447 4151 or info@jackblackbeer.com
Website: www.jackblackbeer.com

Northern Suburbs

The Hollow Tree

One of the most popular venues in the Northern Suburbs, The Hollow Tree at Old Oaks is all about hearty pub meals. Ranging from tapas to pizzas, pasta and even braai packs, The Hollow Tree features smoking and non-smoking areas and a stunning beer garden.

Location: 12 Old Oak Rd, Bellville, Cape Town
Price: Drinks from R25
Opening and closing times: 8am–11pm
Contact: 021 914 0186 or info@thehollowtree.co.za
Website: www.thehollowtree.co.za

Hanover Street, GrandWest 

Described as an “exotic and eclectic lounge”, Hanover Street offers two levels of pure entertainment. This themed lounge encompasses the positive attributes of the prominent District Six era. With two bars, booths, lounges and live acts and DJs, this is one of the most happening hotspots in Cape Town.

Location: 1 Jakes Gerwel Dr, Goodwood, Cape Town
Price: Cover charge from R80
Opening and closing times: Friday and Saturday 8pm–3am
Contact: 082 588 6662
Website: www.hanoverstreet.co.za

Living Room

An upmarket nightclub in the Northern Suburbs, Living Room is where you go if you want to dress up and dance the night away. It has a stylish cocktail bar, VIP lounge, restaurant, cigar lounge and dance arena. Frequented by popular local DJs, Living Room is known for its good music and great weekend parties.

Location: Weltevreden Street, Boston, Bellville, Cape Town
Price: Cover charge from R30
Opening and closing times: Wednesday to Sunday12pm–2am
Contact: 071 984 5491 or 084 781 1111
Website: www.instagram.com/livingroomsa

Cape Flats

Rands

The place to go for a “premium chisa nyama” and party, Rands is an entertainer’s paradise in the heart of Khayelitsha. Their signature meat dishes accompanied by township-inspired sides like their popular chakalaka, creamy spinach and pap will have your palate screaming for more. Expect Rands to throw the “meanest” parties, frequented by the best local acts and bands. Visit if you are looking for good company, upscale entertainment and tasty food.Location: 6 Makhabeni Rd, Khaya Bazzar, Khayelitsha, Cape Town
Price: From R100
Opening and closing times: Sunday to Wednesday 10am–10pm; Thursday to Saturday 10am–11pm
Contact: 078 616 7550 or bookings.randscpt@gmail.com
Website:www.rands-cape-town.business.site

The Milk Restaurant and Bar

The Milk Restaurant and Champagne Bar overlooks the buzzing Khayelitsha skyline. The three-story rooftop venue is a lifestyle and entertainment boutique restaurant ready to serve up pleasurable experiences for curious palettes. Be sure to try their scrumptious dishes ranging from line fish of the day with fennel purée to sirloin with roasted bone marrow and gourmet burgers.

Location: 33 Zantsi St, Khayelitsha, Cape Town
Price: From R90
Opening and closing times: Monday, Wednesday to Sunday 10am–11pm
Contact: 081 414 8913
Website: www.facebook.com/TheMilkRestaurant

The Address

Focusing on creating a venue that is more than just a club, The Address is a premier nightlife destination for premium consumers. Their striking design and attention to detail create a luxurious 600 square metre multi-tiered entertainment space, equipped with 2 dance floors, VIP booths, a VVIP sky box and state-of-the-art sound and lighting to get the party started.

Location: 11 Old Klipfontein Rd, Athlone, Cape Town
Price: Cover charge R50
Opening and closing times: Friday and Saturday 8pm till late
Contact details: 081 743 156
Website: www.theaddressclub.co.za

Club Galaxy

Like a phoenix risen from the ashes, the Galaxy Club is back and stronger than ever. Groove to both old and new school hits, delivered by a star-studded lineup of local DJs. With superb discounts on selected drinks and FREE entry before 11pm, Club Galaxy is sure to be packed and pumping with partygoers.

Location: 104 College Rd, Athlone, Cape Town
Price: Various depending on the event
Opening and closing times: Saturday 8pm till late
Contact details: 021 637 9027 or 021 637 9132 or 081 849 6386

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