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The best of Long Street’s bars, restaurants and stores

Last updated: Friday, 22 March 2024 

London has Soho; New Orleans, the French Quarter; and Cape Town? We have Long Street. By day it’s a curious place for exploration, and at night it’s a raucous nightlife scene. Did you know it houses Africa’s first concept store, and a book store from 1956? Or that there’s a vinyl store, featured in an Oscar-winning documentary?


Hidden at the top of a staircase on Long Street is a little vinyl store with a lot of history and a big reputation. Featured in the Oscar-winning Searching For Sugar Man, the door to Mabu Vinyl conceals old records, books, comics, and cassettes. Plus, there are refurbished record players for sale and regular clearance sales. If it’s rare, you’ll find it at Mabu Vinyl.

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It’s the end of the first quarter of 2024. Time to bulk up your bucket list. Find out what’s new, like a ramen bar and pizza and wine joint. Or go to a once-in-a-lifetime art exhibition. See our guide to Long Street or Cape Town’s halaal restaurants. Don’t forget our weekend guide for cool and fun activities. And for daily discoveries, join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or subscribe to our newsletter.

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