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Your guide to nightclubs and bars in Cape Town

Dress up and grab your mates and head and party at clubs, nightclubs, pubs, bars and live music venues in Cape Town and surrounds

Last Update: 6 October 2018

Cape Town boasts a bustling nightlife scene. Here are the places in the city where you can enjoy a sundowner, dance the night away at a nightclub, or enjoy live music from talented local artists.

NEW DISCO AND HOUSE SPOT
Discover Disco Collective Fridays and Our House Saturdays at this new club on Buitenkant Street.
25 Buitenkant Street | +27 (0)82 370 5814 | bookingswonderland@gmail.com 

The District
Launched in February 2017, The District is one of the hottest spots in the city to party at. This Harrington Street haunt has become one of the premier spaces for events and live music. Managed by events management company, The Firm Cape Town, the venue has a large space which caters to a variety of music events, so you can expect a wide range of music from electronic, hip hop and live acts.

Opening hours: Friday and Saturday, 10pm to 4am
Cover charge: R80/p - R100/p
Dress code: Casual


61c Harrington Street | Cape Town

Bob’s Bar District Six
The sister venue to Bob’s Bar in Long Street, Bob’s Bar District Six has been a hit since its inception. From hosting the highly-popular local DJ Kent, to hosting the 2017 Idols SA winner Paxton Fielies, this District Six hangout has a regular rotation of events which keeps the locals coming back.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 4pm to 4am
Cover charge: From R10/p during the week and from R30/p on the weekend
Dress code: Casual


46a Canterbury Street | Cape Town

Cocoon Cape Town
The 31st floor of Cape Town’s iconic Absa Building is home to this chic nightclub. Cocoon is all about glamour – here sipping on delicious cocktails while enjoying breathtaking views of the city is simply the way they roll. Besides the spectacular lookout, Cocoon Cape Town’s interior is a melting pot of enchantment featuring chandeliers, glass casings, lavish lounge seating and state-of-the-art contemporary finishes throughout. Expect a selection of music genres like hip-hop, house and electronic dance music in a sophisticated setting.
Opening hours: Friday and Saturday, 10pm to 4 am
Cover charge: R100/p for women and R200/p for men
Dress code: Smart casual
 

 

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2 Riebeek Street | Cape Town

Reset
Electronic music comes to the fore at Reset, one of Cape Town’s most popular dance clubs dedicated to the many forms of EDM including electro, techno and house. Situated on the trendy Loop Street in the CBD, Reset enjoys a solid following among locals.
Opening hours: Friday and Saturday, 10pm to 4am
Cover charge: R70/p
Dress code: Casual
 

 

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71 Loop Street | Cape Town

Shimmy Beach Club
Stellar eatery by day and exquisite dance venue by night, Shimmy Beach Club is one of the most well-known entertainment spots in Cape Town. On summer nights, it’s hard to rival the atmosphere of a Shimmy Beach Club party as DJs spin their beats while revellers jol in the sand. That’s right, it’s not a beach club for nothing…  Shimmy brings the beachfront to the dance floor! With two bars, an infinity pool, and private seating areas for VVIPs, there’s a little bit of magic to be found everywhere. Have a blast on the beach, lounge in the lap of luxury, or party until the sun comes up.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 4am and Sunday 11am to 2am. The kitchen closes at 11pm
Cover charge: Free, unless otherwise stated
Dress code: Smart casual


12 South Arm Road | V&A Waterfront | Cape Town

Jade Lounge & Champagne Bar
One of Cape Town’s most intimate nightlife venues, the classy Jade Lounge & Champagne Bar makes up in glamour what it sacrifices in size. You won’t see any hoodies or high tops here; people are dressed to the nines and on the prowl for a memorable night out on the town. Thursdays are the most popular nights here, where partygoers can jam to R&B, while Fridays and Saturdays lend themselves to deep house. Sundays at Jade allows people to gear up for the week ahead and plays swift R&B jams all night. There’s no entrance fee, but note that no under-23s are allowed.
Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 8pm to 2am
Cover charge: Depends on the event on the night
Dress code: Dressy


39 Main Road | Green Point | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 439 4108

Chez Ntemba Nightclub
Chez Ntemba is part of an international brand which has developed over 41 successful clubs across Africa and beyond. True to its name, which can be loosely translated as ‘our home’, Chez Ntemba is indeed home to popular club nights such as ‘Dancehall Thursdays’, ‘On Fleek Fridays’ and ‘Africano Sundays’. They also occasionally play host to top South African and African live artist performances. Table bookings are welcome and include a high-end bottle service. A smart casual dress code is advised.
Opening hours: Friday and Sunday, 10pm to 4am
Cover charge: Depends on the event on the night
Dress code: Smart casual


4c Buiten Street | City Centre | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 423 7575

Fiction Music Bar
Fiction is one of Cape Town’s longest-running nightclubs, and having recently re-opened, it now sports a bigger and better venue. The once-crammed dance floor has been expanded to allow over 200 music enthusiasts to dance to their favourite tunes and is open five days a week. Each day presents different weekly offerings like ‘Strictly 2000s’ (old school tunes from the early 2000s), ‘It Came From The Jungle’ (drum & bass and hip-hop) and more. For a breath of fresh air, follow the artificial lawn up the stairs to the daytime bar where gaming culture is alive and thriving. Enjoy a variety of video games and themed drinks here.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10pm to 4am
Cover charge: R40/p - R60/p
Dress code: Casual


226 Long Street | City Centre | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 424 5709

Julep Bar
Julep Bar’s small, intimate setting makes it a great place to get your jam on. This speakeasy-type haunt makes those who enter its discreet doors feel like they’ve walked into the coolest house party in Cape Town or the ultimate VIP lounge. Situated in an alley just off Long Street, this Mother City hidden gem is known for its delicious, colourful cocktails and eclectic selection of dance music – the combination of which often results in brazen bodies jiving on the low tables. On any given night, revellers can get down to funk played by Mother City musicians, deep house spun by local DJs and old-school hip-hop sets played on vinyl records. Julep Bar is open from Wednesday to Sunday and is the perfect place to use as a springboard for a great night out in Cape Town.
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 6:30pm to 2am
Cover charge: Depends on the event of the night
Dress code: Casual


2 Vredenberg Lane |City Centre | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 423 4276

Decodance Nightclub
Decodance has been a Cape Town institution for a number of years. At this Sea Point club, put on your 'alternative' outfit, and head on down to an underground venue that specialises in 70s, 80s and 90s hits. This trendy club boasts two multi-coloured dance floors (smoking and non-smoking), three bars, ample seating and LCD screens that form part of the Decodance experience that many have come to love. The club also hosts special events that are not to be missed (you can keep up with these on their Facebook page). Ladies gain free entry on Friday and Saturday nights before 10pm.
Opening hours: Friday and Saturday, 8pm to 4am
Cover charge: Ladies free before 10pm, R30 thereafter and gents R20 before 10pm and R60 thereafter
Dress code: Casual


120b Main Road | Sea Point | Cape Town| +27 (0)21 433 2912

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