South Africa's nightlife is one of the most interesting in Africa and the world. There's a lot it has to offer, and a lot it has to be explored.
This is an interesting feature of South Africa's nightlife, which opens three nights a week – Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Vice City is a nightclub that's all about music – from deephouse to techno, tech-house and EDM – the club hosts top local and international DJs, playing nothing but the best music. It's comfortable furniture, soothing lights and exotic drinks make it attractive to a diverse lot of cosmopolitan people. You will, thus, find a mix of young professionals, students and tourists in the club either lounging around or moving to the rhythm of the music on the dance floor.
Shimmy Beach Club
Yes, this is in fact a beach club with stunning beachfront views and a glimmering atmosphere. During night time, the beach club transforms its beachfront into a shimmery dance venue with dazzling lights, and plays host to talented DJs set to mix great music for revelers to party to. It opens on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30pm.
This is a popular hangout spot in Cape Town. It's a relaxed space where family, friends or even lovers can come to relax after a long day of work, and also on the weekends. It boasts of a rooftop bar, which hosts various DJs and musicians on weekends to play great and soothing music. It's open throughout the week and on weekends and mostly closes on or before 11pm.
This 'house' offers the biggest selection of beer in the city, with 99 bottled beers and 22 on tap. Lovers of beer, malt, hops and alcohol troop into this bar through the day till late into the night for a taste of the large variety of beers on offer. If things get too loud indoors, the Beerhouse has a bright yellow balcony overlooking the street that one can lounge at to enjoy some peace, quiet and alone time.
The Piano Bar
This is a New-York styled cozy jazz and cocktail club that offers live music every night – from jazz and blues to classical piano and indie pop music. Solo artists typically sing from Sundays to Thursdays, while bigger bands are more likely to be featured from Fridays to Saturdays. The bar has a 'wraparound veranda' with lovely overhead views of its streets and sub-district. It also boasts of mouth-watering cuisines and delicious cocktails to excite your tastebuds. It's open daily till late into the night, and it's a great spot for a 'date night'.