This fashionable restaurant is located adjacent to the California Hotel in the leafy suburb of Morningside. Butcher Boys is described by the owner as being an upmarket steak restaurant. The decor is sleek and trendy with a bar and outside tables to enjoy those warm summer evenings. It is open for lunch and dinner with a comprehensive menu that includes a variety of fish, chicken, vegetarian and other meat dishes. The house specialty is steak, however, and the preparations have a South African influence.
Lucky Shaker is a chic cocktail bar which offers some exciting blends and mixes of cocktails and spirits along with burgers and other bar snacks. They are especially famous for their classic blends like Nightwatchman, Wise Guy, and the First Kiss which taste great along with the BBQ Pulled Pork tacos and some crispy tortilla chips with Hummus. The High Society and the Sidewalk Spritz goes great with some marinated olives. They also offer a few tasting samples of their cocktails if you are having trouble deciding what to have. The place is designed with a very urban and chic theme having wooden furnishings, comfy and high bar stools, and decorative wall gardens and succulents scattered about the room, all of which gives it a very eccentric feel.
Discover Durban's nightlife by visiting the Fahrenheit Executive Lounge and Nightclub. As the sun sets, the interiors are lit with psychedelic lighting and modern sound settings while the DJ spins some groovy numbers making the crowd burn the dance floor. While enjoying the lively ambiance of the club you could indulge in light snacks and drinks. The club also offers rental spaces for private events and parties where the venue can be decorated as per the requirement of the event.
The Chairman is a Jazz bar and offers exciting spirits and cocktails, and also some quality cigars in an aesthetic and elegant setting. The place serves delicious bar snacks and pizzas like the Morrocan Pizza and Grilled Chicken Wings which taste great along with some amazing cocktails like the John Lee's Hooker, Sugar in my Bowl and the Voodoo Child. The interiors of the place are designed to look like a vintage European parlor lounge, with elegant leather couches and an emerald and mahogany theme giving it a rich and classy look.
The Big Easy Wine Bar and Grill is an ideal place to go to if you are looking for a relaxed, yet classy place to spend your evening. The bar offers a wide range of South African wines along with craft beers, whiskeys as well as some quality cigars. their specialties are the Big Basy Ceaser Salad, the Grilled Norwegian Salmon, and the Durban Lamb Shank Bunny Chow. Their African Old-Fashioned is a local favorite among their range of cocktails, along with a choice from their extensive Big Easy wine list. The interiors of the place are furnished using elegant and chic furnishings with a large number of wine bottles lined on the walls and the outdoor area is spacious and airy which adds to the classy and urban vibe of the place.
Come and spend your evenings at the Joint jazz cafe and have a night full of delicious food and great music. The cafe features a restaurant on the ground floor and a delightful lounge at the top which is open from Wednesday to Sunday. The place serves all kinds of spirits and cocktails, and their single malt whiskeys are known to disappear before your eyes. They also serve delicious meals like Steaks, Salads, and platters and their Bunny Chow will keep your tummy happy and full. The lounge proudly boats of a beautiful view of the sea and the interiors of the place are jazzed up with a grey-themed decor and aesthetic black-and-white furnishings which gives it a very chic and urban vibe.
While its cafe at Musgrave was still soaking in raving reviews, Zack's opened another outlet at Maydon Wharf. It has all that it takes to be popular and successful - a range of fast food specialties, live jazz music, and of course, different types of hot and cold coffees.
Roma Skyy/Upmarket Sky Bar is a rooftop bar situated in the popular Roma Revolving Restaurant, right in the heart of Durban. This chic bar offers stunning view of Durban's skyline and the sparkling harbor, along with signature cocktails and Cuban cigars. Talented mixologists at this trendy bar will mix the perfect cocktail for you according to your choice and preference. The bar also has a collection of finest whiskeys in South Africa along with their own in house specialty, the River Gold Wine. The unique ambiance combined with great service and exquisite cocktails make this bar the ideal place for spending quality time with your significant other.
The best known bar in Durban is very much the place for surfers and young people. It is a rocking bar most nights, and especially at the weekend. Joe Cool's has a big rooftop and two decks either side of the main bar. It is very close to north beach and there are other, slightly older, bars.
One of the largest beachfront restaurants in the city, California Dreaming is a chic, family friendly, dining destination. Spread over two levels, there are plenty of seating options available. Dine alfresco on their upscale terrace, enjoy the scenic view of the ocean and beach from the deck, or relax in their contemporary lounge. The food menu features seafood cuisine, interesting starters and various desserts. This place does not skimp on the beverage options either, offering an impressive wine list, beers, whiskey and other spirits in addition to their specialty non-alcoholic drinks (hot teas, coffees, cold smoothies). With its coveted locale, reasonable prices and a special play zone for the kids, California Dreaming is a good place for a fun family outing.