CapeTownMagazine.com

Reset on Loop Street Marks the Start of a New Era

Unwrapping Cape Town with you.
Also engage with our other channels
to find something you don't want to miss.
 
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

Reset on Loop Street Marks the Start of a New Era

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

 

When one of the Mother City’s favourite nightclubs, ERA, announced its closure, Capetonians were mournful. However, as of Saturday, 20 September 2017, a new spot arrived in its place and has been making waves on the local nightlife scene. Its owner did not want to see ERA put away in a box and forgotten. So enter Reset, a place that promises the flavour of ERA, with an amplified service and music experience. Three weeks into being open, the club has already been enjoying success, with guests swarming in every Friday and Saturday night.

Reset grabbed the public’s interest with its controversial marketing campaign, where it advertised itself under a fake name, Blow. The campaign went viral and got everyone talking before the club revealed its real name, Reset. All publicity is clearly good publicity, because the night it opened its doors, the joint was heaving.

From the get-go, Reset has proved itself an establishment that goes all out. This includes a dancer's cage and extensive lighting, and the Lamborghini printed with Reset’s logo that parks outside on club nights. And let’s not forget the DJ acts; Reset’s opening night featured international DJ COYU, setting a precedent of excellence.

The club’s upper floor, the Groove Bar, is clean-cut with wooden finishes and geometric patterns for a modish look. Downstairs is the underground Techno Tunnel, and one can imagine the anticipation a patron would feel on entering it through the submarine portal door. LED lights around the ceiling and walls travel through the ‘tunnel’, guiding your eyes towards the DJ booth. The seating areas include leather couches and quirky stools, illuminated by muted LED lighting. There’s a cloakroom, and VIP seating areas by the DJ booth.

Not a lot about the interior has changed since the ERA days, besides the upper floor’s eccentric bathroom, some lighting features and the DJ equipment. As the owner says, ‘Why change something that’s perfect?’. His favourite feature of the club is the sound system, which is so clear and crisp that conversation is still possible when high-volume music is playing.

While ERA played strictly techno, Reset appeals to a much wider audience by featuring more music genres. The two floors will feature different sounds, with one floor playing hip-hop, for example, and the other pumping techno. The nightclub plans to keep featuring international Djs, as well as local up-and-coming acts who are lesser known. Top service is a big focus here, and the folks at Reset want to ensure that patrons feel safe and welcomed from the moment they arrive to when they leave. All in all, Reset is an inclusive locale that hopes everyone will give it a visit “at least once!”.

Note: Reset has big event plans in store; keep an eye on its Facebook page and stay in the loop. December is already promising a mega night featuring DJ Olga Ryazanova, who was the official Playboy DJ of 2015.

Tip: Call in and tell the lovely people at Reset that you’d like to try it out for a night. You’ll be put on the guestlist for the next event, meaning free entry.

The Bill: The lowest price that you can expect to pay for an alcoholic beverage here is around R50. Only high quality liquors are stocked, with the most inexpensive vodka being Absolut. However, while the prices aren’t Bob’s-Bar-on-Long cheap, they’re also reasonable for an unquestionably upper-class nightclub. If you want to reserve a VIP or VVIP area for your group, you can expect to pay between R3 500 and R10 000. Along with five-star service, this price also ensures VIPs a hefty bar tab for the whole night.

Opening Times: Friday and Saturday: 10pm - late.

71 Loop Street | Cape Town City Centre | +27 (0)21 422 0202

---

Words by Emily Moir

ABOUT #CapeTownMagNew:

#CapeTownMagNew is a long-standing project that is dedicated to discovering exciting new places in and around our pretty city.  We tell their stories, find out what they offer, and delve into what makes them unique. From cafés and restaurants to trampoline parks and dog hotels, there is always one new place in the city that we uncover each week. You can follow #CapeTownMagNew on Twitter and Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter to track recent features or read more here about more Hot Spots and New Restaurants in Cape Town and Surrounds.

DISCOVER OTHER EXCITING NEW SPOTS IN THE CITY:

Lou Lou's Bar and Restaurant

Roast & Co. Rotisserie Chicken Restaurant & Bar


---

STAY TUNED AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR MORE INFORMATION

---

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of happenings in Cape Town. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and if you have a smartphone, add m.capetownmagazine.com to your home screen for quick access on the go!

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our Google+ circle, connect with us on LinkedIn, check out our photos on Instagram and follow our Pinterest boards for updates on what’s happening in and around the Mother City

Cape Town Events Calendar
May 2019
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31

royalteaFree Tasting of Loose-leaf Teas From ...

New to Cape Town: Royaltea bar serves premium teas and other treats

Big Boys Don't DanceBig Boys Don’t Dance … Or Do They?

A decade since the creation of The Big Boys saga, the humourous dancers are back with a ...

onomo_2019_4There’s a New Dinner Special Every ...

From butter chicken curry to beef bobotie: Something fresh, Monday to Sunday

Kunene And The King 2Kunene And The King: Two Men in One ...

Two theatre powerhouses come together to tell a story of change in South Africa

playful_veganSave Your Bacon With A Creative ...

Bring your own wine and let the conversation and laughter flow as your learn the art of ...

wine_of_exileNapoleon Loved Cape Town Wine. Find Out ...

Plus see Bonaparte’s cut-glass crystal goblets and taste the modern version of his ...

sea kayaking participantsPost-Work Monday Kayak to Revitalise ...

The chance to see marine wildlife and spectacular ocean and mountain views as the sun ...

sgtpepper6Host Your Party (Plus Live Music) On A ...

Bring up to 150 people: Just pay for your food and drinks – the venue (and everything ...

Moyo_Eden2Monday Special: Double Your Burgers ...

Half-price burger special at Moyo Eden on The Bay – psst … it comes with this awesome ...

2 4 1 hqHQ: Not Such a Blue Monday After All

HQ’s #2FOR1Monday: Live acoustic music and two Salad, Steak and Chips set menus for the ...

whale wine and wors wine flies logoWhale, Wine and Wors Tours with Wine ...

Hop aboard a fun-filled minibus and explore the hidden gems of the Western Cape

OX boat rides 110% Off: See The Marine Big 5 on an ...

Whales, dolphins, penguins, cape fur seals and mola mola (sunfish), an awesome boat trip ...

Roast and Co Daily: Two Hours of 2-For-1 Specials at ...

Plus: Half-price on all “To Share” plates – see what’s on the menu here

danielasSample Daniela's Exotic Macarons For ...

Salted caramel, purple surprise, ginger sesame, cinnamon milk tart and 20 more Parisian ...

Le Bonheur 12Get a 20% Discount on Accommodation at ...

Le Bonheur Reptiles and Adventures offers patrons a 20% discount when they stay at this ...

Andre the Hilarious HypnotistThink You’re Immune To Hypnotism? ...

Find out why this veteran comedian can still makes people laugh with the same 25-year-old ...

Vergenoegd_duckrun1Cheer On The Ducks At Vergenoegd Löw

Bring the kids along to experience the Duck Parade

masque_theatreHeroes Assemble to Save A Local Theatre

See an award winning play and help actors save the Muizenberg theatre that started their ...

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips

Curious to make exciting discoveries in Cape Town every day? "LIKE" us for a daily hidden gem.