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A Raucous Night At The Good Bar Where Bad Things Happen

Live music and DJs at no charge + half-price drinks + R50 pizza until late

Aces ‘n Spades, the space that cheekily claims itself to be a good bar where bad things happen, is hosting Nomadic Orchestra for Friday Night Live on 23 August. This is the 105th edition of the popular live music event.

INSIDE ACES ‘N SPADES
Aces has been rocking ‘n rolling since 2012. From the lampshades hanging upside down from the ceiling to the nautical ropes at the bar and the checkered floor, it's a home for all who revel in a little rock 'n roll anarchy. 

In the words of American rock band Supersuckers' lead singer, Eddie Spaghetti: “Rock and roll keeps you in a constant state of juvenile delinquency.”

NOMADIC ORCHESTRA
Nomadic Orchestra is a five-piece instrumental dance band who love to get people moving. They are influenced by traditional music from South-East Europe and their musical training brings a jazz aesthetic. The Nomads recently recorded a few new tracks which they’ll be releasing this summer – they might treat you to a preview.

WATCH: THE NOMADS

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE SCHEDULE

  • 1pm: Doors open
  • 4pm – 8pm: Happy hours, selected drinks half price (see below)
  • 8pm – 10pm: Friday specials, R13 Tafel Lager; R18 Espolòn Tequila; R35 Double Jack Daniels and Coke
  • 9pm: Nomadic Orchestra
  • 11pm: Local DJ Weirdkid aka Jak Tomas

COME FOR THE MUSIC, STAY FOR THE FOOD AND DRINKS
Aces ‘n Spades run great specials all week long. So if you happen to roll in on Friday Night Live, have something to eat and drink to keep you going all night. Here are some of the specials.

Wednesday to Friday, 1pm–4pm

  • Pizza and drink R65 (standard lager 330ml on tap, Alpha Dry Cider 340ml bottled, Zero to Hero non-alcoholic bottled pale ale or house wine by the glass.) 

Wednesday – Friday, 4–8pm half-price Happy Hours​

  • House gin and vodka​: R13​
  • ​Dewars Whiskey 12YO: R​14
  • KWV ​Brandy ​5​YO: ​R11 ​
  • Tafel​ Lager: R13​
  • Schweppes mixers​: R9,50​
  • Olmeca ​Black Tequila: R13
  • Alphen ​Craft ​Cider​: R17,50​
  • House ​wine: ​R17,50​ per glass

Friday nights only, 8–10pm  

  • R13 Tafel Lager
  • R18 Espolon Tequila
  • R35 Dbl Jack 'n Coke

 Wednesday to Saturday from opening until 11pm

  • All pizzas: R50 

ATTENDING FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
Entry to Aces ‘n Spades is free for Friday Night Live. They are open from 1pm to 2 am. For more information, contact the organisers directly on  info@thefirmct.co.za or +27(0)21 424 1620.

Images: Laura McCullagh, Paige Fiddes

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