Bars and Nightlife
Cape Town has a great mix of vibrant bars, clubs and restaurants to choose from.
The most popular 'bar street' in Cape Town would probably be Long Street. Located close to the center of town, the road is lined with variety of themed clubs and bars - there is something for everyone.
Although Long Street and the V&A Waterfront are always extremely popular, it's also fun to try and track down some 'local hangouts', so ask some local Capetonians for advice. You can often find hidden treasures which are well priced and very memorable
Camps Bay also offers some great nightlife. The strip as it is known locally offers an array of restaurants, and bars and is literally a stones throw from camps Bay Beach. Camps Bay also has excellent places to stay like The Bay Hotel or Camps Bay Retreat.
Above: Around the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa. Image taken by Paul Mannix.
Cape Town Club Guide:
Cape Town entertainment and nightlife has something special that will appeal to everyone’s taste. Maybe it’s the diverse selection of places to choose from, which range from top class international venues, to settings with a typically warm and local flavour. Some may say it’s the mix of interesting personalities and attractive qualities of the people you will meet. Whatever the case, Cape Town has a vibe and an energy that will have you partying the night away, sipping cocktails overlooking the sparkling sea or just relaxing, ‘chilling out’, and enjoying the city’s unique atmosphere.
This Club Guide is not strictly devoted to Cape Town night club venues but rather offers you a range of Cape Town clubs, cocktail bars and lounges to choose from. This club guide has been designed to inspire Cape Town locals to experience a greater variety of nightlife venues and for visitors it’s an informative guide to what Cape Town entertainment and nightlife have to offer.
Cape Town Entertainment Guide:
Cape Town Night Clubs Cape Town Night Clubs:
Cape Town has numerous clubs which are excellent for dancing, drinking and socialising. The party atmosphere is great throughout the year but summer time is when things really liven up, with festive club atmospheres almost every night of the week. There are a host of clubs with different types of décor, people and music styles offering you a flavoursome nightlife experience in Cape Town.
Cape Town Cocktails Cape Town Cocktails:
Cape Town has a great selection of world class cocktail bars. They rate right up there with the best cocktail bars in the world, due to their beautiful, scenic locations. Your eyes can feast on tremendous views of the ocean and mountain while your taste buds sip on cool Cape Town cocktails. From the juicy and fruity flavours of Sex on the Beach in Camps Bay to the style and sophistication of Martini's in central Cape Town, there are a host of traditional & unique cocktail blends for you to sample.
Cape Town Bars and Lounges Cape Town Bars and Lounges:
Cape Town has a great selection of bars & lounges which range from warm and relaxed beer taverns to more sophisticated and contemporary whiskey bars. Like Cape Town night clubs, there are many types of bars and lounges so you can be certain that you will find one that has an atmosphere that you can feel comfortable in. The lounge environment is great for socialising and meeting people, or even as a starting point for a big night out. Many bars and lounges are fairly relaxed in the early evening but the party atmosphere sets in later, giving them a lively and entertaining buzz.
Check out our Restaurant page to find our favourite spots to dine.