Resturants and Taxies: Camps Bay
Do not take public transportation to go out at night. There are several taxis that are everywhere and are reasonably priced so again don't go out walking at night because it can be dangerous. Go to Camp's Bay there are several resturants in the area and price is reasonable afterwards when you get out there are taxis take one back to your hotel. Camps Bay is great because it reminds me of mini version of South Beach. Keep in mind that once you order and your food comes it takes forever for your server to come back unless you see him and let him to bring your the check.
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Stones: Student Fun
This is part of a franschise of bars etc. Mostly students hanging out with lots of pool tables and a balcony looking down Obz .
Wednesday nights a happy hour draw huge crowds. Two for One for an hour only!
No dancefloor and music by pc playlist-Very pop and popular Alternative,oldies,rock etc.
To hang out and chat is fine but not much else. Warmup before and after supper or clubbing>
Monday - Sunday: 1200 - 04:00
Dress Code: Whatever goes....surfing .student styles and brand names!
Dockside: Dance the night away
Very trendy place where youngsters hang out.
One of the most popular clubs around Cape Town.
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Dance Floors: 5 Contact Details
Bars: 14 Century City Boulevard
Crowd: Trendy, party orientated
Music Type: Disco, Drum ‘n Bass, Garage, Jazz, Retro, Comercial Dance, Dance
Cover Charge: R40, ladies free before 23:00 Phone: (021)5527303
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Jackson Hall: Cool Place Out
If you want to be entertained while you eat, enjoy delicious food and exotic cocktails, then Jackson Hall is the place to be.
Its situated in Grand West casino and believe me there is lots to do.
Dress Code: Come as you are.
Dockside: Huge club!
Dockside Cape Town is the largest multi-purpose entertainment complex of its kind in Africa. Occupying 6000 squared meters of land, Dockside Cape Town is situated on the banks of the Century City water canal development. Aside from its phenomenal sound system, the main dance floor inside Dockside boasts an incredible 350 000 watt laser and lighting system.
The advanced level of technology present in Dockside enables it to comfortably cater for any function. Up to five thousand people, at a level of quality and service beyond those reachable by any other venue.
State-of-the-art sound, lasers and lights with the best of international and local DJ?s. The main dance arena also features and impressive hydraulic stage!
Dress Code: No shorts, sandals or tank tops.
the Blue Peter: Sunsets to die for
The Blue Peter lies all of 20 minutes from the Waterfront in Cape Town, following the coast road out west. Is sits at the foot of a tranquil little town, and has a beer garden that looks west, straight over Robben Island.
I cannot claim that there was anything spectacular about the bar in terms of drinks, music or food. But the location and the general laid back atmosphere made it my favourite hanging-out-of-an-evening watering hole!
They tell me thatm in season, it's a great whale-watching place... I'd loved to have seen a whale, but one evening gave me a sunset, the likes of which I've never experienced, and I doubt I'll ever experience again!
Dress Code: Come as you are!... it is Cape Town after all!
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Long Street: Club hopping
This is were Cape Town's night life starts, but the street is also of interest during the day. What ever you are into, this is the street for you, promising a stroll past antiquity shops, book and curioshops, galleries, music, photo and travel shops, backpacker hotels, clubs and discos. Also many pubs, nice cafés and cosy restaurants with African, Indian and international food are awaiting your visit.
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Experience Cape Town!: Nox Tours - Cape Town at Night!
I live in Cape Town and know it well. It's a fickle place - what's good today will often be closed in three months.
Nox Tours is a tour operator, specialising in night tours - be it nightclubs, theatre, fine dining or townships.
It's a brilliant service. No drunken driving, no waiting in queues. The right venues on the right nights. VIP service.
I can really reccommend it to everyone visiting our brilliant city - use them. You'll see the best of the Cape Town nightlife - whatever part of it you wish to see.
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Navigators' Den: do you remember "District Six"
When in Cape Twon , speak to any Capetonian above 60 years young, ( especially) those in the Malay quarters above Buitengracht street or the stall owners at the Parade.
"...... But when District Six was razed it was done so by official decree to make room for those who already had too much. Today, decades later, it has still not been built up.
,,,,,to the desolate sandy wastes of Manenburg and Heideveld, and a wind-swept area which with almost malicious sarcasm has been named Hanover Park. No White authority had ever bothered to ask me whether they could take my past away. ..........." - Richard Rive. 1981. Writing Black (Cape Town, David Philip), 4-5
vist the Museum at 25A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town, Tel :[+27(0)21] 461 8745
Dress Code: The Navigators Den I visited in the early 60s, was the remants of the well known area of diversity and contrasts; after most of the people had been unceremoniously RELOCATED under the Groups Areas Act.
Yet many of the foreign sailors who frequented this heady nightspot, unconscious of the Population Registration, Separate Amenities, Immorality and Group Areas Acts,;
are probably not aware of the seeds they left behind, some of whom must have in the decade after been involved in the removal of those draconian legislation, now remembered with muchdistaste, the APARTHEID LAWS.
Perceverance Tavern: Percies
Percies is the oldest pub in Cape Town dating back to 1808, when travellers would disembark the ships and stay at the Perserverance Tavern. Percies is a pub in the true sense of the word where you would go for a beer and fish & Chips at incredibly reasonable prices.
Mavericks Revue Bar: What a sexy spot!
Gentlemen's Club or more accurately Strip Club in the centre of Cape Town, but decidedly a cut above the rest. Really sexy girls, great dancers, almost without exception fit and beautiful, and loooaads of them, about 100 on our reckoning. Reasonable cover charge (R100) and drinks prices. A bit of a maze of bars, stages, cages, in a very upmarket looking club. Some VIP VIP areas but we upgraded to the Platinum Lounge and spent some time in the Extravaganza bar, which were more intimate and great fun.
We were there until about 3 a.m., and things were still going strong. Had some sushi, which as far as I can remember was great, but also a few too many shooters to really recall the food.
I'd come here again, and recommend it to any friend as the place to go if you only have one night in Cape Town.
Dress Code: Seemed pretty casual, but then most places in Cape Town are
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Climax: Deep grooves and styles
A new venue with adancefloor and good enough sound for an evening of dance and relaxing- a super cool chillourt are upstairs and balcony-Downstairs they have seating and bar with specials on cocktails for NOVEMBER and R5 shooter!
They have a HOUSE MUSIC policy and slowly getting a more refined crowd-a bit older and mature.
Good security and friendly vibes.
TRENDY SOPHISTICATION, COUPLED WITH A RELAXED SOCIAL EXPERIENCE. ENJOY TITILLATING LIP-SMACKING COCKTAILS WHILE LISTENING TO AN EXPANSIVE SELECTION OF CUTTING EDGE TUNES.
- PERFECT FOR EVENTS & PRIVATE FUNCTIONS.
2-4-1 COCKTAIL EXTRAVAGANZA.
ORDER ANY OF THESE AT ANY TIME OF THE DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER :
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QUENCH YOUR THIRST...
Dress Code: Cool and casual-not too sloppy ...
Gandalfs: Metal and Goth
Gandalfs consists of three venues that cater for the METAL, Goth and Alternative music genres.
Always popular with a young energetic dance floor and crowd. Drinks seems to sometimes almost to be free! ROAR upstairs have regular Live bands.Free entry most of the time except with special events.
Every Tuesday between 9-11pm Gandalf's bring back all there original specials with free entry.
R5 double and mix, how awesome is that.
3 beers R10
3 shots Sours or Summbucca R10
Jack Daniels R6
Plus djs and bands.
Wednesdays Games night with Free Draught, Foosball, jugs and prizes with Dj Simone and guests, specials 9-11pm.
Thursdays Ladies night with FREE drinks from 9pm-2am with Dj Lauren and guests.
Fridays ONE HUGE PARTY specials 9pm-11pm with Dj Marius and guests.
Saturdays Student night Drinks are R5 all night with Dj Simone.
Mordor Returns strictly Metal in Gotham every Friday
Prizes and Free shooter at the door. Every Friday Metal and Metal events only with Dj Death, Dj Fluffy and guests.
Gotham / Mordor
299 Lower Main Road Observatory
Next to Gandalf’s
Every Friday Metal and Metal events only with Dj Death, Dj Fluffy and guests.
Every Saturday Goth and Goth Events only with Dj Minstrel and guests
Prizes and Free shooter at the door
Dress Code: Black,Black,Black,Metal,Skulls,Chains,,Hair styles all to match the goth culture.
ROOTS BAR: Soul Manifest-Trance Beats
ROOTS in lower Main rd OBZ is a popular student venue-Wednesday nights is PSYCHEDELIC TRANCE by ORGANIK. Entry is R20 and they run happy hours and bar specials-can sometimes get loud and rowdy. Outside is a "beach" area for chilling and fresh air.Every Wednesday they rotate local and foreign dj's and producers .Good sound.
A good place for backpackers to meet the colorful locals of OBZ and dance till 4 am!
Be aware on leaving with valuables and do not leave them in the car!!
Castle Draught 1 litre R21 • Double brandy and coke R15
Single vodka + redbull R25 • Double cane + creme soda R13
Jagermeister R11 • Tequila R11 • Brutal Fruit R12 • Smirnof Spin R12
R40 Entry • 9pm till Late • Fire Dancers on the Beach
3 Bars • Indoor / Outdoor • Killa Sound Rig • Extra UV
Lights • Full Decor Dance floor • Ventilated Dance floor
ROAR - No Under 18's - ID Required - No Weapons - No Narcotics - No Free Entry
Dress Code: Casual,grunge,beachwear.
The Dubliner at Kennedy's: Kennedy's
OK, another Irish theme pub, but this one seems to manage to pull it off.
Situated about 1/2 way along Cape Town's popular tourist street - Long Street, Kennedy's manages to be quite busy what ever day, or time of year I have been to Cape Town.
Live bands provide entertainment to the punters most nights of week & there is a seated balcony type arrangement for a few people lucky enough to get a seat.
The only down side is that the drink prices are a bit expensive - to pay for the music i guess.
Yes it's a tourist / ex-pat bar, but Black & white seem to mix well here (not always the case in SA).
Dress Code: None that i'm aware of, but tidy casual dress helps.
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