Best live music around Cape Town

From the funky sounds of jazz cover bands to the serenity of an unplugged acoustic performance, the Cape Town live music scene is as diverse as its people. A good live performance does more than just get your feet tapping, it brings people together and creates a vibe second to none – especially when drinks are on tap. Cape Town has a plethora of venues that offers live tunes from every genre possible. Here are a few of the best spots to enjoy live music around the city.

Nomad Bistro & Bar

Nomad has evolved from being known for wings, ribs and burgers to a high quality cocktail, food and entertainment hub. Wednesday evenings sees the Bistro packed with patrons ready to overcome the midweek hump by revelling in the talent that hits the Nomad stage.

Website: https://nomadbistro.co.za

 

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Milk & Honey

Situated in the Foreshore precinct, close to The Cullinan and Southern Sun Waterfront hotels, this elegant cocktail bar has acquired a reputation for its luxurious atmosphere. Throughout the week the crowd is entertained by various in-house DJs while Wednesday nights are reserved for the sultry sounds of live jazz music.

Website: milkhoneybar.co.za

 

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Sgt Pepper

Escape your everyday routine and celebrate the creative fusion between food and rock ‘n roll music. With its chilled atmosphere and mouth-watering dishes, SGT Pepper is the perfect place to unwind with a few mates after a long day.

Website: sgtpepperct.com

 

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Hanks Olde Irish Pub

Cape Town’s favourite underground Irish pub is situated in the popular Bree Street in Cape Town. With a range of craft beers on tap and a focus on celebrating authentic sounds, a night out at Hank’s is sure to be one that is filled with entertainment.

Website: facebook.com/HanksOldeIrish

 

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BEERHOUSE on Long

The name says it all, BEERHOUSE on Long is the focal point for all things beer related. In addition these beer connoisseurs also offer a diverse range of food & drink specials, karaoke, DJ nights and special events.

Website: www.beerhouse.co.za

 

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Quay 4

The ideal setting to enjoy a meal and a refreshing drink as the sun sets. Quay Four Tavern offers a variety of meals as well as their well famous fish & chips. Live bands hit the stage every night of the week for entertainment.

Website: quay4.co.za

 

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Souk

Souk by day is a discovery of sights, sounds and tastes. Souk by night ushers in the indulgent. Live DJs, amazing eats and premium bottle service sets the scene after-dark as this urban oasis turns into a nightclub.

Website: www.soukcpt.com

 

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Harringtons

Overlooking the bustling nightlife of the CBD, Harringtons is a classical cocktail restaurant/lounge that evokes opulence and style. Thursday’s sees live performances from some of Cape Town’s coolest while the party continues Fridays and Saturdays with live DJs.

Website: thefirmct.co.za/harringtons

 

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The Village Idiot

The Village Idiot is a bar and restaurant with a vintage feel that celebrates South African braai culture. Live music and in-house DJs create a vibe that carries the party well into the early hours of the morning.

Website: thefirmct.co.za/the-village-idiot

 

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Gate 69

South Africa’s premier cabaret theatre Gate 69, is the first of its kind in the Mother City.  Bree Street’s very own Moulin Rouge.

Website: gate69.co.za

 

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Grand West

There is much more to GrandWest than its world-class casino. The venue is equipped with an arcade, Olympic sized ice skating rink and plays host to some of the best local and international artists and bands.

Website: www.suninternational.com/grandwest

 

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Whether you’re partying it up with friends or just looking to enjoy a nice evening out, Cape Town is dotted with venues that showcases exceptional local and international musical talent.


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