Edgy, funky and trendy; Aces 'n' Spades is a lively after hours hang out for those craving the Rock n Roll lifestyle. Warm woods and leather, skulls and cross bones, black and white posters of Rock legends and punky accents lend the bar a unique vibe. A great place to have a drink with friends, rock out with the DJ or check out the latest bands. With a constantly changing repertoire of performances, and featuring up and coming DJ's on Friday and Saturday evenings, it's a local hot spot and a good place to check out if you enjoy craft beers along with your Rock n Roll.
The Fireman's Arm is by their own admission is one of the oldest running English Pubs in the city that dates back to the year 1864. Besides, the pub is also one of the few true blue English pubs in operation which makes it a must go for all those who are craving a fine drink. The pub offers an array of wonderful pub grub that is delicious and makes for a good accompaniment with the exquisite drinks. For all the sports lovers, the bar has two huge televisions that play exciting matches. Fun and enjoyment await you at The Fireman's Arm.
What looks like a quaint monastery, Asoka Bar represents King Asoka's journey from the lavish king to the divine Buddha through its serene decor and architecture. With Buddha murals, beautiful lounge seats and canopies, this place will set you in a relaxed mood. The menu offers flavorsome Indian delicacies like rotis, curries and so on. The bar menu has some very intriguing cocktails and mocktails to its name. Events include renowned DJs' spinning lounge and house music or live music. So come here for a delicious meal, a great ambiance and good service.
The Mahogany Room is the latest addition to the growing list of Jazz Clubs in Cape Town. Located on Buitenkant Street in the central part of the city, the club is simple in its décor and focuses solely on its music. Recently renamed Straight No Chaser, a name that closely reflects its philosophy, it stuns its patrons with its beautifully tuned Grand Piano and chemical-free drinks. The musicians are surprisingly well payed and thereby extremely happy with the shambling venue.
Satisfy your carvings for pasta, pizza and all kinds of seafood at the Dizzy's Camps Bay. This eclectic restaurant and bar is a burst of fun and frolic with fine food, great drinks, rare wines and amazing live music on a regularly basis. The best part about this restaurant is that it is one of the places that serves its customers till late night, making it a favorite among the locals. Camp a night at the Dizzys Camps Bay and you are sure to have some memorable moments of the trip here.
Enjoy artisan cocktails in a stylish atmosphere at this relaxed cocktail lounge located in the heart of the city. The name is a homage to the historic St. Francis Children's Home, which the establishment supports. The diverse cocktail menu features classics as well as inventive takes by the talented bartenders. Innovative creations include the Orphanage Mojito, Victorian Margarita, Matron's Mochatini and Pom Pom Cosmo. Apart from this, the drinks list also offers a fine selection of wines and other spirits. Accompanying your drinks, is charcuterie, cheese plates as well as sharing platters including Cauli Fritter, Octopus Crunch, Crayfish Signature and Truffle Chips. Occasional DJ sessions add a fun element to the proceedings. Check website for more.
Amongst the hip and beautiful of Cape Town's gay crowd Crew Bar is probably at the top of the list for a fun night out on the town. With 2 dance floors, 3 bars and ample outdoor space, evenings of non-stop partying are guaranteed with resident DJs spinning vocal house beats until the early morning. The handsome bartenders make sure that the lively crowds always have drinks in hand to enjoy on the dance floor or on the verandas outside. Besides catering to big crowds Crew Bar also offer a Premium Bar where private functions can be held for a night of exclusive partying, so whether it be going out with friends or for a special evening, Crew is the place to go. -Bordeaux Martin
Beaulah Bar is the place for gay men and women who wish to meet other like-minded people. Relax with a cocktail or glass of wine after work, their happy hours start at 4p. Or if you are in the mood for something with a little more energy, the parties are on Friday and Saturday nights when DJ music is sure to set your feet dancing! Enjoy an unforgettable time with your someone special when at the Beaulah Bar.
Since it is housed in a dilapidated building, Ginja's quality can be easily underestimated. However, this is an upscale food joint that serves the most unique recipes. The main ingredient in all the dishes prepared here is ginger, and hence the name Ginja. The Lime Chicken Breast and Beef Fillet Forestière are definitely worth a try. It also has a bar named Shoga, which means ginger in Japanese that serves a variety of drinks. The seating arrangement offers an intimate dining experience for the romantically inclined.
Club Voom Voom is a hip and fresh club that will introduce something very exciting to your nightlife-experience. It is not your ordinary club - it is a platform for music, dance and art. Club Voom Voom prides itself on eliminating noise and introducing art, and is a place where visual and acoustic art come together. Club Voom Voom excludes no one and presents artists and DJs who play everything from hip-hop and Latin rhythms to jazz and alternative music. It has an exciting and unique atmosphere and is more than just another place to get together. With electric vibes, occasional voucher deals to be won, great people and tasty drinks, Club Voom Voom is a definite nightlife hit for Cape Town. -Annchen Marais