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A night out at this stylish urban terrace (kitchen closes 2am)

Glamorous hostesses, corn ribs, kebabs, DJs + free parking

Last updated: Monday, 30 May 2022 

Luxury meets comfort at this newly opened rooftop lounge in De Waterkant. Have a one-of-a-kind experience, from the moment the glamorous hostesses greet you and usher you to the stylish urban terrace to the excellent menu available till 2am. Plus, there’s DJs, live events, and free parking for guests.

Tebello Motsoane was a guest chef on First Thursday. Image: Mpumelelo Nyambi


Allure Rooftop Lounge describes itself as a world-class rooftop lounge in the heart of Cape Town. It has plenty of seating indoors and outside, from intimate tables perfect for date night to comfortable couches where you can chill with the crew. The venue is luxurious, and there’s a  sexy, trendy bar in the middle of it all. Plus, the patio heaters make it the perfect spot for cosy winter evenings.

Allure is also open for lunch and day-time drinks. Image: Mpumelelo Nyambi


Say goodbye to early mornings at McDonalds after a night out, Allure’s kitchen stays open till 2am, plus its food is halaal. For under R100 you can get grilled Corn Ribs with a spicy sauce, Indian-style Lamb Kebabs or an Allure Salad, made with a variety of fresh greens, apple and tomatoes.

Vegetarian or not, Corn Ribs are always a good idea. Image: @the_leaf_eaters

For mains, try Chicken Lollipops, served with a secret sauce; Fish In The Foil; Sticky Spare Ribs or King Prawns served with a lemon butter sauce. Vegans, try the Asian-style Stir-Fry Noodles made with bean sprouts, red cabbage, spinach, baby corn and eggplant. There’s also platters to share, from chicken wings, beef ribs and beef sliders, to a deluxe seafood platter with prawns, line fish, mussels and calamari. Order these for lunch, dinner or a late-night indulgence. 

The kitchen only closes at 2am, perfect for a late-night meal. Image: Mpumelelo Nyambi


Allure is the ideal venue if you want to transition daytime pleasures to nighttime celebrations. As the sun sets, dance to the beats of resident and guest DJs while sipping popular cocktails, such as The Cheecki Tiki (blend of three types of rum, grenadine, pineapple, orange juice and apricot extracts) or Kiwi Bellini (Monin kiwi purée topped with Method Cap Classic). Or order bottle service, delivered by the stunning bottle girls.

Allure usually features an all-female DJ line-up, but likes to mix it up on some nights. Image: Mpumelelo Nyambi


Finding parking in the city can be challenging – and expensive. Allure offers free parking to its visitors at 87 - 95 Waterkant Street, De Waterkant. Keep an eye on Allure’s social media for upcoming events like celebrity performances, menu tastings, first Thursdays and other cultural events.

This gem is the perfect mix of luxury and comfort. Image: Mpumelelo Nyambi


Allure Rooftop Lounge is open: Monday to Sunday, 1pm - 2am
Find it: 71 Waterkant St | Cape Town City Centre
Price range: R35 - R650
Book: Website 
Contact Allure Rooftop Lounge on: 067 102 8634,, @allurerooftop

The Cheecki Tiki and Kiwi Bellini are two of the most popular cocktails. Image: Mpumelelo Nyambi

By Simone Strydom 



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