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Nightlife in Cape Town


Planet & Champagne Bar

Mount Nelson Hotel
76 Orange Street
Cape Town
South Africa
Tel: 27 21 483 1000

www.mountnelson.co.za

Bascule Whisky Bar

Cape Grace
West Quay Road
V&A Waterfront
Cape Town
South Africa
Tel: 27 21 410 7082

www.capegrace.com

Jo'burg

218 Long Street
Cape Town Centre
Cape Town
South Africa
Tel: 27 21 422 0142


Gallery Café

Urban Chic hotel
172 Long Street
Cape Town Centre
Cape Town
South Africa
Tel: 27 21 426 6119

www.urbanchic.co.za

La Med

Glen Country Club
Victoria Road
Clifton
Cape Town
South Africa
Tel: 27 21 438 5600

www.lamed.co.za

The Sand Bar

31 Victoria Road
Camps Bay
Cape Town
South Africa
Tel: 27 21 438 8336

www.sandbar.co.za

Café Manhattan

71 Waterkant Street
Green Point
Cape Town
South Africa
Tel: 27 21 421 6666

www.manhattan.co.za

Bronx Action Bar

32 Somerset Road
Green Point
Cape Town
South Africa
Tel: 27 21 419 9216

www.bronx.co.za
Concierge.com's insider take:

Capetonians are always game for a party. For some five-star glamour, visit the Mount Nelson Hotel's Planet and Champagne Bar, known for its cocktails (try the rose martini) and visiting celebrity clientele. The Bascule Whisky Bar at the Cape Grace has over 450 whiskies to try—and a prime setting. Grab a table on the quay overlooking the yacht marina for a sundowner with a view. On Long Street, the arty student crowd hangs out at Jo'burg while Gallery Café at the Urban Chic hotel is a sexier alternative. On the Atlantic Seaboard, join the locals at La Med for sundowners or have a drink at the unpretentious The Sand Bar overlooking Camps Bay beach.

Cape Town's biggest party is The Mother City Queer Project, held every December, a fancy dress party (open to gay and straight alike) that has people going in teams and planning their outfits weeks in advance (www.mcqp.co.za). Past themes have included "Out in Africa." Café Manhattan and Bronx Action Bar are two of De Waterkant's well-known gay bars.

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.