Nightlife and Entertainment in Cape Town

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Cape Town nightlife is full of fun and there are so many places to visit. Most of the entertainment spots stay open very late.

Night Clubs:

You are sure to find world-class and local kinds of entertainment as you check out these places. The best time for hanging out is during summer as everyone is having fun during this time. You will drink, dance and meet new friends. The music in the clubs depends on the crowd. The Bang Bang Club is one of the modern club around with a nice bar and dance floor which is open during weekends. Different themes are done on the other days of the week. Secure parking is readily available. It is located at Loop Street.

Bossa Nova

Bossa Nova is a club where you can enjoy various music from Wednesday to Saturday night and Salsa on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is located at Somerset Road, Greenpoint. On Fridays, entrance is free for before 10.00 p.m. and thereafter ladies pay 30 Rands and gentlemen 50 Rands. On Saturdays, entrance charges begin at 9.30 p.m.

Karma Lounge

This beach bar is very popular with tourists and found in Camps Bay. The setting is unique with local South African decor. There are 2 bars to choose from, outside or inside. There are all kinds of music played here, depending on the time and mood of the revelers. It is open from Wednesday to Sunday. They usually check identification to ascertain age.

Tin Roof

This club is for the ones who love a place with lots of people, and you will find most of the young people here. The bar area is very big and efficient. The dance floor is big and music is also very entertaining. The entrance is free of charge.

Cocktail Bars:


This is an African bar found at Camps Bay. You will enjoy a variety of cocktails during sunset and into the night. The place is open from midday to very late at night.

Cafe Vespa

Cape Town nightlife should include this cafe which has a fire to warm yourself in the evenings. It is near Kloof Street and you will enjoy your drink while viewing the mountain and bay. It is open from 9.30 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. and entrance is free of charge.

Bar & Lounges:


This bar has a Cuban setting and is the place to have your drink. Here you will get all kinds of beer, spirits and mixers. The bartenders know how to mix drinks. They also have night shows and good music.

Oblivion Wine Bar

A wine bar which serves all kinds of wine (vintage, South African, European), this place is for people who prefer a quiet Cape Town nightlife evening. It is a great place to meet new friends and sample the various wines at the bar. You can also order tasty freshly cooked food. 

Cape Town does not shut down for the night. After dark a whole new Cape Town comes to life as bars and disco's open. The Waterfront, Sea Point and lower Cape Town are good places to look out for an interesting bar or club.

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Bronx Bar

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Gay bar on Somerset Road.  Open nightly and the buzz in town.


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Gay and lesbian friendly club,best days to go is on friday,saturday nights,other nights be honest is not packed,unless if its december/january/february which then those months due to summer heat and high tourist population all clubs get full every night

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address:someset road ,capetown

The Magnet

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An intellectual coffee drinkers paradise. Open all the time till very late. Caters for an upmarket, albeit groovy crowd. This place seems to feed off an atmosphere created by old skool, retro flicks. Always is full on the weekend, due to the Funktion just around the corner. Perfect for post-clubbing chill-out sessions.

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address:101 Bree Street

Purple Turtle

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The place to see good alternative bands perform in a pub atmosphere. When there's no band playing, there's usually a dj playin 90's music. Internet Cafe and Tattoo/Body Piercing Parlour upstairs.

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address:Greenmarken Square

Dance Cape Town

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The day (or night) trips with us will give you the chance to meet and experience Cape Town with Capetonians as if you were a local :

Come dancing with us. We'll take you to our favourite dance clubs, dancehalls and other dance venues to dance and listen to live music. Most styles of dancing is available in Cape Town, ballroom, Cape Jazz (similar to salsa), Salsa, Tango, etc. Do you enjoy enjoy good wine and good food? Our trip to the Stellenbosch winelands is all about great scenery, great food, visiting wine estates and wine tasting. Let's take a drive more..

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address:Cotton Road Simonstown, Cape Town

The Lounge

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Friendly, relaxed place. You'll come in for a few quick ones, and find yourself still there four hours later. Acid Jazz, Fusion, Drum 'n Bass, Trip-Hop and Funk. hankmanĀ“s chill area @ its best griasdi lenz

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address:Upper Long Street

All Bar None

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The place to be for the haves and the wanna-haves. Expensive drinks, snooty people, and a long waiting at the bar if you're not one of the Beautiful People. Ideal for a few drinks before clubbing.

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address:5 Bree Street

Piano Lounge

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Smooth place, classic retro with velvet curtains and a grand piano. They've often got a dj spinning 70's stuff, filling up the dance floor. The upstairs lounge is ideal to relax and sip on a really fancy cocktail.

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address:100 Castle Street

Riffs Jazz and Internet Cafe

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A vibrant Jazz club, with styles ranging from straight ahead jazz, latin jazz, Cape jazz, African jazz, fusion and everything in between. There is a full bar, a restaurant serving local cuisine,an internet studio and lounge area. Open 7 days a week. Secure Parking. Live Music from Thursdays to Sundays, featuring top local and international artistes. Cover Charge R10.

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address:21 Church Street, Wynberg


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Waddy Jones, of Max Normal, Super evil fame, album Launch at the Michaelis School of Fine art. Also featuring exhibition, film screening and DJ's Nodern, and Jakobson. Date:Friday, 3rd of June Time: 6:30 Tickets: R30 pre sold, R40 at door. check out:

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The Cape Town Salsa Explosion brings you non-stop dancing in the form of classes, workshops, shows, live entertainment, music and promises to be one of the most entertaining experiences music and dance lovers will have. So waste no time, plan to spend your day more..

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The Assembly

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The Assembly is Cape Town's live music and entertainment venue, showcasing the best in local and international musicians, bands and DJs.

type:Clubs and dancing
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ClosingTime:4:00 AM
tel:+27 21 465 7286
address:61 Harrington Street

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