Pinetown is a suburb of Durban, and is about a 20 minute drive from the beachfront.
Studio 54 is a good night out where you can let loose, drink dance and be merry.
The ground floor is a bar with aseries of pool tables, whilst upstairs there is a large bar and a very big dancefloor.
I have only be there once, but what I remember of it (far to many vodka and limes that night!!!!) the music was great and there was a good vibe. The woman are really gorgeous and there were some pretty trendy/ cool guys there as well.
The play a wide variety of music from 80's classics to Dance tracks.
Dress Code: Nothing special that i am aware of.
Tiger Tiger is definately one of the better nightspots in Durban.
Playing music, ranging fro 80's and 90's hits , current chart favourites and a bit of real dance music, they cater for all tastes.
The club really rocks on Friday and Saturday nights and there is almost always a great vibe about the place.
My mate Guy, is the main DJ there and part owns the club, so be sure to say hi to him.
On hot summer nights it can get quite hot inside (I am sure Nelly wrote his song about this club!) but they have a great outdoor area with a bar where you can cool down and socialise without the music blasting your ear drums.
I have staggered out of Tiger Tiger a few times and have never had a bad night out there.
Dress Code: Smart Casual .... jeans are no problem.
This is my local watering hole as it is just up the road from where I live.
This is another good spot just to enjoy an after work drink, or kick start your night before going out on the town.
The food here is also good.... especially their home made pies!!!
If you enjoy beer, then order your own 5 litre beer keg, which you can just keep topping yourself up with!!!
Dress Code: Smart Casual.
The Club With The Difference where the party go's on till 6 in the morning. Hip-Hop, RNB, House at it's BEST!!!!! Definately the place to BE if in DURBZ!!!!!
Dress Code: NO Shorts! NO Slops! Everything else go's....... Dress to Impress........
After 18 years of beats, babes and gurning, 330 has shut up shop. Rumours of its imminent revival at a new venue are rife, but as of today, 20 September 2007, nothing has come of it.
In its place, various events have taken place that are hosted by the 330 team, and it's best to check on facebook for those.
Lord knows what the nightcrawlers of Durban will do without it, it was undoubtedly Durban's supreme nutjob locker from the day it opened its doors. Tsk, tsk.
Keith is a member here and they spend every New Years Eve at the underwater club.
I hope that it is still there, I know when we were there, there was much talk over closing the place down.
We had a wonderful New Years, the underwater club is located on the beach, I remember looking out across the bay at the skyscrapers and lights, at midnight fireworks went off all teh way around the bay!
Keith took plenty of meats and some seafood and cooked up a storm on the bbq, there was music and dancing and a bar to buy drinks from.
We got there early on, so that we could get a table and set everything up.
Entrance was by ticket.
330 POINT. BLANK. CLUBBING 330
From the age of 15 I started clubbing. From small local clubs to the big city clubs. I think that 330, wait, I know 330 is the place to be when in Durban. It is the oldest club hence that it is situated on one of the most dangerous streets in Durban today. But if you wanna dance the night away until the break of dawn, then sit up on the roof and check out the sunset. You will risk your life to go to this club.I recommend 330 if u into hard house, techno, rave and just partying with typical Durbanites who love to 'Jol'. 330 is open enough to allow gay people and straight people come one when in this club. But beware.....330 has a history and you can feel it once you step through those doors....
* Only recommened to open minded people.
Dress Code: The dress code is tricky. You may want to wear sneakers as you plan on buring a hole through the dance floor.
I would say the dress code is each to their own.
The Roman Lounge is Durban's only Gay & Lesbian venue.
It offers a bar and adjacent a dance floor where various DJ's entertain a good crowd particulary on a Friday and Saturday night.
The venue is open each evening and various other activities such as Karaoke are been held.
The venue is per membership only since it advertises as a private club hence if you intend to visit you will have to sign a disclaimer to become a member.
The club has moved a few weeks ago and now is in Stamford Hill Road - off Argyle Road.
coyote bar is so down to earth and friendly with a great DJ who plays a wide selection of good music. fast service at the bar and generally a great atmospere.
everyone is welcomed and drinks/entrance is very affordable.
Dress Code: no specific dress code.
preferrably something to meet the standards of any party you would go to.
not overly formal but something presentable. jeans and a shirt are good enough.
...except it isn't. The food is good, the drink is cheap and so are the women, (if that's what you want) and best of all the beach is at your feet. The piers are nearby, but only a madman would jump off them for fun.
Dress Code: Clothes. They don't like you going naked, or barefoot.
Open on Saturday nights only, with the exception of special nights this is one of Durban's longest trance clubs.
It is also the place where one is able to purchase "recreational medication" - I have not been here for a long time because of that - but if this is your scene - this is the place to be!
Dress Code: Funky
It is one of the trendiest bars in Durban and has been rocking for a number of years.
BBB is aquired an old Victorian House and is split in three parts. A downstairs bar - a garden behind and a restaurant upstairs.
Food is also great here and the menu changes all the time.
Funky art is accompanied by great cocktails!
Dress Code: Trendy...
This used to be my favourite club, and has been around for ages. It is still the best place for dance music in the country!!
Bringing on the block-rocking beats for more than 15 years, this uncompromising dance club is situated in the midst of Durban’s heavy-duty harbour industry and accordingly churns out the hardest, heaviest dance music in the country. Legendary outrider of the first rave revolution, 330 continues to be the club of choice for many in the country as it continues to evolve and adapt to the ever-shifting trends in the global dance scene. Since it opened in 1988, Durban’s first and foremost rave repository has hosted the leading lights of the dance world (Carl Cox, Dave Seagram, Tony de Vit and Josh Wink have all shredded the decks here), has been rated as one of the top 10 in the world, has opened a sister establishment in London and continues to play the hardest house on the biggest rigs for the most unrepentant members of the dance fraternity.
You have got to experience!!!!
Dress Code: Funky, Trendy, Rave, and just about anything else. People at 330 do not seem to care ... they just want to have a good time.
Vacca Matta is one of Durban's new and very trendy nightspots.
With a strict dress code, you need need to dress for success to gain access to this "must be seen at" night spot!
Vacca Matta opened its doors in June this year (2003) and has fast become Durban's favourite night spot.
Overlooking the Indian Ocean, they have a fantastic Terrace, ideal to enjoy a relaxing sundowner, whilst their Italian cuisine is excellent.
Vacca Matta is well known to be South Africa's premier "Coyote Ugly" style restauraunt come night club.
The party rages into the night and a definite place to visit on your travels to Durban.
Dress Code: A strict dress code is enforced here: Men are required to wear lounge type shirts, buttoned all the way the waist, with smart trousers and shirts.
Ladies are required to dress smart as well.
Sport Shoes, Scandals, Golf Shirts, Caps/ hats, Polo Neck Shirts and T-shirts and entrance is at the managements discretion
I do not think that there have been many visitors to Durban that have not found themselves at Joe Kools at some stage.
Situated right on Durban's popular North Beach, you can not find a better location to enjoy a sundowner, good meal and then carry on partying until the early hours of the morning.
During the week it is great place for people watchers to sit outside and watch the passing hustle on the promenade below.
Sunday nights is Joe Kools big night, and most locals flock to JK as if they were of to church!!!
Dress Code: Nothing really bothers them, except at night they will not let you wear sandals.