Cape Town Nightlife

What better way to relax and unwind than to blow off some steam on the dancefloor?

The Western Cape is home to a true extravaganza of nightclubs, bars and restaurants, all offering a variety of entertainment, to suit your every desire. As an old harbour town, Cape Town has always had a busy nightlife. For a long time it was concentrated in Long Street in the centre of town and in the Main Road of Sea Point.

Cape Town Nightlife

Nowadays, Cape Town has many bars, clubs and restaurants to choose from creating a vibrant nightlife that caters for a variety of tastes. The city centre is the main hub and offers a range of venues, catering for high society and the those looking for a laidback vibe. Cape Town is notorious for it’s late night partying, with most clubs only stepping into gear at around 11pm and staying open all night. Many are open seven nights a week – a haven for the never-ending party-seeker.

Green Point is famous for its open-all-night gay-friendly clubs and thumping house music. Cape Town’s edgier nightclubs, such as The Assembly, play host to a number of local and international bands and DJs, on a regular basis. The V&A Waterfront, Sea Point, Camps Bay, Observatory and lower Cape Town are awash with cocktail lounges, pubs and restaurants.

Party in Cape Town

Some of the best clubs can be found in the city centre whilst the many Waterfront and Atlantic Seaboard restaurants are peppered throughout the region. Varied music and decor guarantee that you’re sure to find your perfect party venue.

Casinos and entertainment centres, such as Grand West Casino, offer you a glamourous night of gambling and feasting. Trendy bars along the Camps Bay strip offer cocktails and sundowners. Long Street in the city centre offers an eclectic mix of entertainment and is within walking distance of the many backpackers lodges found in the area. The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront caters for a variety of tastes including live Jazz and a lively dinner and pub atmosphere at various restaurants.The Southern Suburbs offer a handful of venues frequented mostly by locals. In Observatory you’ll find a collection of hippie and student bars. In Kalk Bay, things are more laid back.

Nightlife in Cape Town

Set your compass to West, and party in the Western Cape!

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