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Orphanage-bartender
Bars

Orphanage Cocktail Emporium on Bree

The speakeasy-style home of experimental elixirs and rhythmic melodies

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Bay Harbour Market
Live Music

All Roads Lead to The Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay

The crossroads: where South African creativity, culture and kos meet

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theatre and film costume hire
Nightlife

Fancy Dress Costume Hire in Cape Town

Making your way to a dress-up party, Halloween hoedown or masquerade ball? Browse our list of costume hire companies to find the perfect party look!

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Roast and Co 2
Nightlife

Happy Hour Specials in Cape Town

Your guide to the when, where and what of after-work drink deals in the Mother City

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18 Gangster Museum
Live Music

An Explorer's Guide to Khayelitsha

A trendy township that’s well worth a visit… or two

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main hq
Bars

HQ: A Decade of Decadent Steaks in the Heart of the Mother City

Headquarters, as the sign reads at the entrance of the history-filled Heritage Square, is sophisticated yet simple

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Rands Lifestyle Space in Khayelitsha
Nightlife

Rands Lifestyle Space in Khayelitsha

Sit down, relax, and have a good time at this lavish venue

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Paul Cluver
Theatre

Best Theatres in and around Cape Town

A round-up of the top playhouses, performance spaces and stages in the Mother City

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Clubs

Discover Disco Fridays and House Saturdays at New Club Wonderland

Now open: New club Wonderland on Buitenkant Street

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Outrage of Modesty Cocktail Bar in Cape Town
Bars

Outrage of Modesty Cocktail Bar in Cape Town (CLOSED)

Unfortunately, Outrage of Modesty is now closed (October 2018). But stay tuned and we will update you as soon as there is something new in its place.

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Harald's Bar and Terrace at Park Inn Foreshore in Cape Town
Bars

Harald’s Bar & Terrace in Cape Town

Get a picturesque view of Cape Town from this exclusive rooftop bar and terrace

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LaParada7
Bars

Everyone's Favourite Tapas Hotspot Now Serves Breakfast

La Parada Bree Street and Constantia Nek have expanded its repertoire and started serving breakfast too.

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Bars

Here's Why Publik's David Cope Brought His Unique Selection of Unusual Wine Varietals to Kloof Nek

Publik Wine Bar has moved to a new standalone spot with a focus on unusual and interesting wines, paired with charcuterie, cheeses and other bar snacks

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Jazz
Live Music

Where to watch live jazz in Cape Town

A selection of great clubs, bars and restaurants where you can listen to live jazz

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Live Music

Non-dairy yoghurt? Fillet for under R100? The V&A Food Market Brings You Cutting-Edge Street Food

With 42 artisanal street food and retail vendors, affordable prices and free live music on weekends and public holidays, the V&A Food Market is breaking new ground at the Old Power Station

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Live Music

Growlers, Brides and Other Cool Surprises at Jack Black’s Brewing Co

Insta-fab weddings, Saturday sports games, a rare mural and so much live music – every cool and unique experience to unlock at this Diep River brewery

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Stardust new venue
Live Music

Stardust Restaurant - A Theatrical Dining Experience

The Woodstock-based eatery that not only facilitates a roaring good time for patrons but has also launched some major singing careers

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Cape Town quiz nights
Nightlife

Quiz Nights in Cape Town

Geek is the new chic: where to find a Cape Town pub quiz Last Update: 26 June 2017

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Fokofpolisiekar Live at Assembly
Live Music

8 Amazing Local Acts (Oh And The Cure) Performing At Rock On The Lawns

This music festival is about more than The Cure! Besides music there’s also gourmet food trucks, a beer garden and rock n roll  

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Beefcakes
Live Music

Beefcakes serves up camp in Cape Town

Do you like carousel horses? Pay Beefcakes a visit and you’ll find out why I asked.

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Live Music

Unique and Romantic Stay in Vibey Part of Cape Town: Live Music and Adventure at The Grey Hotel

13 Unique rooms, live music and good food every day, late breakfast, mountain views and every Cape Town adventure in easy reach – use promo code "CAPETOWNMAG" when booking to get the winter special deal

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The Ritz Outside
Bars

Temporarily Closed: The Ritz’s Stylish Champagne Bar is Where to Enjoy Your Sundowners

Temporarily closed: Sitting above 20 storeys the lounges are exciting additions to the Cape Town array of bars

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TAU 5
Clubs

A High-End Nightclub For the City’s Posh Partygoers

  TAU has hidden rooms everywhere, each with its own bar, where you can sip MCC. Or grab the nook behind the DJ booth so you can enjoy the best in local and international electronic music in sophisticated style

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The Moveable Feast has opened in Kloof Nek.
Live Music

Cafe by Day, French Bistro by Night, Hemingway Might Have Loved Moveable Feast

Two friends, seven-hour lamb and a hammer to crack the salty fish crust. Here’s why we’re intrigued by this new place in the familiar old Rafiki’s spot on Kloof Nek

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power&glory6
Bars

Where everybody knows your name

The Power and the Glory; nights on Kloofnek will never be the same

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Rafikis outside
Bars

Rafiki’s Restaurant and Bar in Cape Town is Going Out with a Bang

DO NOTE:  RAFIKI'S HAS OFFICIALLY CLOSED ITS DOORS

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Bars

What’s Behind the Secret Shortmarket Street Door You Probably Didn’t Even Know Existed?

A hidden door, a new secret restaurant with Latin-style aperitivo snacks and cocktails, easy food and select cuts of meat by the Argentinean chef you just might recognise – here’s why we think you’ll love Picadas, our latest discovery

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Lou Lou's
Bars

Lou Lou’s Bar and Restaurant in Cape Quarter

Come for drinks, stay for dinner… or the DJ on select nights. But just come!

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Piano Bar Bartender
Live Music

The Piano Bar in Cape Town

This soulful De Waterkant haunt is home to the ultimate trio: live music, creative cocktails and tapas

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va_food_new1
Live Music

The V&A Food Market: Where Cutting-Edge Food Concepts and Food Lovers Meet

With fresh new food concepts and an innovative location, the V&A Food Market is the perfect place to test your food concept and entrepreneurial skills.

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Beerhouse Balcony on Long Street
Bars

Beerhouse in Cape Town

The funky Long Street bar that’s home to one of the biggest mixes of beers on the continent

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A Touch of Madness Interior Front 2
Bars

Feel at home at A Touch of Madness in Observatory

The recently upgraded restaurant and bar in a converted Victorian is a place to put up your feet and relax

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Shimmy Beach Club
Clubs

Shimmy Beach Club – Refined Dining and Lively Parties

Shimmy on down to this award-winning beachside club

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Cocktails and sundowners from the piano bar cape town
Nightlife

The Definitive Cape Town Cocktail Menu

Our guide to the must-tries of the Mother City’s mixology scene

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Kaapse Stories at The Rockwell Theatre
Live Music

Cape Town’s History in Kaapse Stories: a Musical Paired with Dinner

Watch the history of Cape Town unfold through the magic of theatre, Rockwell Theatre presents Kaapse Stories

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New Place Reset.
Clubs

Reset on Loop Street Marks the Start of a New Era

Everyone’s a VIP at this lavish new night spot in the city  

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Ricks Cafe Upper Deck
Bars

Rick’s – a Cape Town classic

"I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship"

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Melissa's The Food Shop
Live Music

Melissa’s: From Humble Beginnings to a Household Name

Comfort food + cosy atmosphere = complete peace of mind

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Craft Burger Bar
Bars

Craft Burger Bar in Heritage Square

Craft beer and craft burgers go hand-in-hand at this new burger joint in Cape Town’s CBD

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Melissa's The Food Shop
Live Music

Melissa's The Food Shop Presents Mantra Cafe

Be prepared to be treated to sea views and scrumptious food at this new restaurant

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Saint 2
Clubs

Saint Champagne Bar and Lounge

Get a bottle of bubbly and bob along to the hip-hop and house music at the Harrington Street hotspot

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4th July Knife
Nightlife

How To Celebrate American Independence Day in the Mother City

On a scale of one to America, how free are you on the 4th of July?

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The Vic
Live Music

The Vic Bar and Grill on Kloof Street

Welcome the fresh, alternative live music hotspot on Kloof Street!

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Forex The Foreign Exchange Cape Town Observatory
Bars

The Forex Bar in Cape Town

Make a night of it at this vibrant Observatory pub centred on global mixing and mingling

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Cape Town DJ's
Live Music

Cape Town DJ's

Get to know these disk jockeys and what sparks their creativity in their genre.

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Discover Stellenbosch Nu'Bar
Nightlife

The Essential Guide to Stellenbosch Nightlife

From live cooking dinner sessions, ghost tours and theatre productions to crazy student nights out, the Town of Oaks has a plethora of after-dark activities on offer!

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Clubs

Cape Town’s Camps Bay nightlife

The Mother City’s answer to Brazil’s Copacabana 

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Discover Summer in Cape Town!

NEW THIS WEEK:

Celebrate Surfing, Yoga and Christmas (WTF?) This Weekend

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