TOP 10 Clubs and Bars in Cape Town

– #1 Beerhouse –

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Reasons to go: Situated in the vibey Long Street, this upfloor bar offers 99 bottles of beer on their wall, and 22 of the finest beers on tap for your delight.

They are committed to a beer, food and service offering that sets the industry standard, with staff who are the most knowledgeable and passionate you’ve ever encountered.

The’ve got nice food to start or finish your night. It’s a good option to eat late at night.

On the last thursday of every month, there’s the silent disco event, where you will find yourself dancing at the music of 3 dj’s. It’s really fun to see people dancing a completely different stlyle them yours or vice versa!

When: Everyday.

From: 11:00 – Late. Silent disco: Last thursday of every the month.

Where: 223 Long Street.

Contact Number: +27 21 424 3370.

Website: Website or Facebook Page 

– #2 Aces ‘N’ Spades –

Reasons to go: This bar plays  the best classics from all the decades, so everyone is dancing and singing, and it’s only rock n’ roll baby..

Ace’s n Spades is crowded but for a reason: it gets loud, it gets wild. The good energy is pretty contagious.

There’s a vast selection of whiskeys and around 10 different beers on tap from local breweries.

When: Wednesday to Saturday.

From: 19:00 – 02:00.

Where: 62 Hout Street.

Contact Number: +27 76 070 4474.

Website: Website or Facebook Page 

– #3 Asoka-

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Reasons to go: Nestled within an elegant Victorian Town House beneath the iconic Table Mountain and Lions Head on the trendy bustling Kloof street, Asoka is a stylish and intimate lounge which emanates comfort and relaxation.

Asoka culminates an air of Modern pleasure with old Victorian magic. Upon entry, one senses that the evening is set to be enjoyed. Relish freshly made cocktails at our trendy and well stocked bar, a romantic blissful candlelit dinner under our open roof courtyard, sundowners on the deck, or relax in a cosy corner by the fire.

The ancient olive tree, affectionately known as the Dharma Tree, continues to thrive amidst Feng-Shui design principles using the elements of fire, water, copper and wood, creating a mystical and enchanting ambiance. The vast reaching Oregon pine ceilings, copper clad fire and hand painted Yantras and murals, coupled with leather backed couches and bar stools over lit by warm lanterns and colonial style lamps, lends to the comfort and charm of Asoka.

When: Monday – Saturday.

From: 17:00 – 02:00.

Where: 68 Kloof Street, 8008.

Contact Number: +27 21 422 0909

Website: Website or Facebook Page 

– #4 Shimmy Beach Club –

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Reasons to go: Shimmy Beach Club is considered the ultimate Beach Club experience, where lively Ibiza meets laid back Cape Town in a frenzy of style, sophistication and premium entertainment.

Bring the family for a meal in our ocean-facing restaurant, spend your day lazing on our private beach and take a swim in the infinity pool overlooking the Atlantic.

Ease your way into the night with the sounds of the best in local and international DJs, and if you’d like to treat yourself, book your very own VIP area and they’ll make sure to tailor your experience.

When: Everyday.

From: 11:00 – 04:00. kitchen closing at 23:00. Check their calendar for special events. 

Where: 12 South Arm Road.

Contact Number: +27 21 200 7778.

Website: Website or Facebook Page 

– #5 Cafe Caprice –

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Reasons to go: Cafe Caprice is Camps Bays very own ‘cafe-society’ beach bar and restaurant, perfectly positioned along the palm-tree beachfront of Camps Bay, home to one of Africa’s most photographed beaches.

A destination ‘hot-spot’ frequented by cosmopolitan locals and worldly travelers, offering it’s guests the perfect ‘off the beach and into Caprice’ experience. Quench your thirst with a selection of World Class cocktails and, seasonal cafe-style cuisines while bathing in the beauty of the African sunset.

Cafe Caprice paints the perfect backdrop for that unforgettable Instagram moment, warm up to the sounds of it’s DJ residency as the atmosphere transforms to a lively sunset to evening social scene .

When: Everyday.

From: Monday: 12:00 – 22:00. Tuesday to Thursday: 09:00 – 22:00. Friday to Sunday: 09:00 – 02:00.

Where37 Victoria Road, Camps Bay.

Contact Number: +27 21 438 8315

Website: Website or Facebook Page 

– #6 Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar –

Reasons to go: Part rooftop, part attic in the heart of the CBD in a restored two centuries old heritage building. Their specialities are their cocktails, their unique wine list, their variety of craft beers and draughts and their tapas menu.

Expect new indie and electronica music.

When: Tuesday to Saturday.

From: Tuesday – Friday: 16:00 – 02:00, Saturday: 18:30 – 02:00

Where: 165 Longmarket.

Contact Number: +27 21 422 4920.

Website: Website or Facebook Page 

– #7 Alexander Bar, Cafe and Theatre –

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Reasons to go: Filled with old-world charm. Good wine, classic martinis, whiskies, jazz & world music with working old rotary telephones and other fun toys to stimulate playful interaction and conversation.

Upstairs is an intimate theatre showing a variety of drama, comedy, jazz, cabaret, readings, acoustic sessions and more.

For grownups of all ages. Sandwiches, salads, cheese & charcuterie boards served til midnight.

Bar til at least 1am Mon-Sat and midnight on Sundays.

When: Tuesday to Saturday.

From: Tuesday – Saturday: 11:00 – 13:00, Sunday: 15:00 – 24:00.

Where: 165 Longmarket.

Contact Number: +27 21 422 4920.

Website: Website or Facebook Page 

– #8 COCO –

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Reasons to go: Coco is the mastermind of nightlife stalwarts Shaun Duvet (St Yves, Bang Bang Club, Electric Music, Anything Goes) and Stephane Cohen (Moloko, Hush, Kong), with Federico Scarpecci (Jackal & Hide, Opium and The Bang Bang Club) and Sameer Wadhwa (Moloko, Hush, Kong), each of whom has years of experience setting up some of South Africa’s most well-loved and best known venues.

This dream team has come together to create a bar/lounge/club the likes of which Cape Town has never seen before. With their combined experience in the nightlife and bar culture around SA, they jumped at the opportunity to open a venue together when it arose. The location is a well-known one, but that will be all that is known about COCO when it is opened.

When: Friday & Saturday

From: 22:00 – 03:00.

Where: 70 Loop Street

Contact Number: +27 72 2395508.

Website: Website or Facebook Page 

– #9 Cape to Cuba –

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Reasons to go: You could almost believe that the hut on the beach of Kalk Bay, South Africa, is the hideout of a devout Cuban pirate and part-time poet, stranded in this fishing village on the Cape of Good Hope.Their decor consists of an impressive hodgepodge of chandeliers, devotional objects, vases, and references to Ernest Hemingway and Che Guevara, the inspiration behind the name of the restaurant’s bar.

Classic cocktails such as mojitos, Bloody Marys, and daiquiris are listed at the top of the menu in memory of the revolutionary from Cuba and the famous author and his love of the Caribbean and strong liquor. Cape to Cuba restaurant features authentic Cuban dishes with Cajun influences as well as punches of heat supplied by chilies. After dessert, you can dream of nights in far-off Havana while savoring the taste of a cigar.

When: Eveyday.

From: Monday – Saturday: 11:00 – 23:00. Sunday: 11:00 – 21:00.

Where: 165 Main Road. Kalk Bay

Contact Number: +27 21 788 1566.

Website: Website or Facebook Page 

– #10 Decodance Night Club –

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Reasons to go: Playing the best music from the 70’s 80’s and 90s.

Spacious, carpeted venue with air conditioned smoking and non-smoking dance floors, lots of comfortable seating, 3 bars, kick-ass sound and dazzling lighting!

When: Friday & Saturday

From: 20:00 – 04:00.

Where: 120 Main Rd. Seapoint.

Contact Number: +27 21 434 3437.

Website: Facebook Page 

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