This stylish restaurant is situated in the yacht basin where you can relax and enjoy your meal in a tranquil setting. The restaurant is built over the water and has a decidedly cool and airy feel to it. There is inside and outside dining and also an upper deck where you can bask in the sunlight, sipping a cocktail or watching an approaching summer storm. The menu offers a wide selection of seafood, and a selection of salads and snack baskets. It is possible to watch sports on screens in the upstairs bar which is open much after the restaurant closes at 10pm.
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.
This is a popular and highly rated club located in the shadow of the hallowed rugby ground at King's Park, just a couple of minutes north of the city center. The bar and dance floor are upstairs, surrounded by a big deck veranda. Excellent music and plenty of pool tables make this a local favorite. You will find 80s Nightclub near the junction of Walter Gilbert and NMR, next to the health and racquet club. Follow the signs for Sports Science Institute and you won't miss it.
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.
This restaurant is situated right in the harbor. It offers a unique blend of ocean fresh fare, a great pub atmosphere and live entertainment. It has wonderful views over the harbor with tables outside on a large balcony for those hot summer evenings. Fully licensed. A free bottle of Graca wine is offered with every table of four diners.
The city's best known hotel, the Royal Hotel has a cherished history and remains a highly respected hotel. The exchange bar is found just inside from the back entrance, where the Ulundi restaurant is located. Quite small and dark the Exchange has fine livery and soft lights, deep chairs and an elegance befitting the hotel. A place for some quiet brandy or a long, reflective, smoke of a cigar.
This location was opened in 1995 for the development of the arts. Sponsored by the Bartle Arts Trust, and it is a place that offers a palpable art vibe. Brightly decorated, it displays murals everywhere, and the "deck-nightclub" portion extends as a balcony over the harbor. Join the artsy crowd every weekend when the club offers techno-style DJ sets. Saturday and Sunday performances are a mix of pop and rock. An exciting location, its musical pulse is right on.
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.
Looking for that fresh new sound to hum around all day or replay repeatedly in your head? Head to The Winston Pub, Durban. Live music, local bands, fresh new talent and great draft beer, make for a pretty interesting weekend or weeknight, for that matter. Libations pour as freely as the laughter during one of their underground comedy nights. Discover new talent, enjoy the freshness of new faces, new sounds, new jokes at the Winston Pub. They even have a "Playlist Saturday" where patrons play their own playlists at the place on Saturdays. You're dancing to your favorite tunes and sharing the sound with countless strangers at the pub. They also have the occasional sprinkling of DJs and Jazz Bands, so do check out their events on facebook before going to catch your favorite act.