South African Nightlife: Bars in Cape Town
Apart from being the legislative capital of the South Africa, Cape Town is also known as the second most inhabited area second to Johannesburg. It is considered as the top tourist destination in the country, for in addition to the fact that it is included in the Cape Floristic Region, it is also famous for its harbor—Port of Capetown—where many cruise ships moor.
Cape Town is quintessentially a mixture of different peoples, styles, and theories; you will be surprised with its very alive spirit once you visit this tourist destination. You may enjoy its natural beauty as you stroll along its streets, however, eventually, it will occur to you that it is a perfect place for an enjoyable night life and gimmicks as well.
To make your itinerary for bar hopping easy, here is a list of places that will give your vacation the boost that you have been looking for.
1. The Sand Bar
31 Victoria Road
021 438 8336
The Sand Bar is your typical go-to place whenever you just want to chill on a hot day—with their grilled calamari, salmon platter, or their steak sandwich. It has a jolly accommodated during the day and implying welcomes party people at night. What also makes this bar land on people’s demand list is its very cool vibe and amiable staff that will never let you leave the place until you have a great time. Its closing due to tough economic conditions this year has saddened the entire Cape Town, but the restaurant next door, which is The Grand, serves its menu every breakfast and lunch. That’s a great manner to resurrect a great restaurant, by the way! Now, every person who has Sand Bar as their favorite place can now meet up in that amazing restaurant! Visit this place, too, if you want to discover the stunning experience everybody is talking about.
2. The Blue Peter
7 Popham Street
021 554 1956
This bar is for the sundowners who are pretty fine with just grabbing a beer in Sunday twilight, ordering a pizza, and sitting on the resto’s grass outside, watching how the sun sets over Table Mountain and Robben Island. This is the setting itself that has made The Blue Peter the perennial favorite of people who love sunsets. It is also famous for their casual eats that have mostly the crowd’s well-liked food such as hamburgers, fish and chips, and pizza. You may want to chill here during weekends since the bar holds live bands. However, you should not visit the place at night when most of the people are already going, for either you will be watched for steadily by the manager or the waitress at the entrance door.
3. Planet Champagne Bar at the Mount Nelson
76 Orange Street
021 483 1000
Mount Nelson is the Great Madame amogst the other hotels in the country for it has existed for more than a hundred years. Surprisingly, this same marvelous hotel boasts of the luxurious yet comfortable place we endear as the Planet Champagne Bar. This celestially decorated bar is said to be the meeting place of the rich and some few celebrities, but more important, you have to look forward to its extensive cocktail menu and its wide collection of red wines and champagnes. This bar is perfect to go to both in winter and in summer. You can go people-watching at its terrace on a hot day with a champagne in your hand or curl up to the bar’s comfy couchers during cold days and have a sip of red wine. Aside from the drinks, by the way, they offer cigar, too.
4. The Leopard Lounge
The Twelve Apostles Victoria Road, Cape Town
+27 21 437 9000
If you are looking for the best sun-downer experience, this is the exact place you should be just before the sun sets. Once you get inside the bar, you cannot help but just get on the bar front and sip your classy cocktail as you revel that perfect scenery. You might also forget that you are in the city for the leopard-print carpets have scattered in this tourist destination. If in addition to a chill cocktail-drinking session you also want a tanned surfer boy bar staff, Leopard Lounge welcomes dearly the prowling urban cats.
68 Kloof Street
021 422 0909
This lounge bar is considered as exceptional for being housed in a Victorian-style townhouse. Although it rests on the busy Kloof Street, the relaxing ambience Asoka brings will calm every traveler’s nerve. The atmosphere here at Asoka is always enchanting, and you will love your Tuesdays here with jazz playing in the background. Its chandeliers are custom-made by artists and its upholsteries are made up of denim, but the bar’s best-part lies in its dining area in the central courtyard that houses an olive tree. You can enjoy the main bar at the entrance, but you can have champagne, martini, and vodka at the rear. With its service being great and its drinks and food being top class, all you can say after exiting this bar is, “Whatta place!”
6. Kennedys Restaurant & Cigar Lounge
251 Long Street
021 424 1212
The Kennedys Cigar bar may sound ‘only for adults’, but in fact, it caters to all legal age groups—from budding adults to even the older ones—with its theme of cigars and cocktails. It also lets cultures collide beautifully with the hot disco music being played by the best DJs in Cape Town. Being a beautiful melting pot, this makes Kennedys Cigar Bar your source of fulfilling clubbing and most entertaining night spot experience. This cigar lounge also offers other services from jazz to gourmet dining as well as corporate and private functions.
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