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Get the Party Started: Nightlife in Cape Town

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Cape Town has a really great bar, live music, and nightclub scene. The best part? Drinks typically cost the same or cheaper than other international cities. Nightlife in Cape Town is synonymous with two areas of the city: Camp's Bay and Long Street. Both attract locals and tourists alike, but Camp's Bay tends to have the flashier see-and-be-seen clubs. Other suburbs have bars, music venues, and dance clubs, but not in as high of a concentration.
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165 Longmarket St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Craft beers, great wine list, and cocktails with a cotton candy or jelly bean flavor... Lounge around or head outside to enjoy the rooftop terrace. Tapas are also available for the peckish. Great for pre-dinner drinks or after the sun goes down.
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178 Long Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Mama Africa is a must for dinner in Cape Town. The musicians are from a local township and are truly spectacular. African art for sale covers the walls and the musicians play while you eat. Ten rand per person is added to the bill for the live...
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213 High Level Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060, South Africa
Cape Town's best kept secret and a favourite music experience of those in the know, Studio 7 is a venue that creates an exclusive intimate, stripped down acoustic performance for 50 lucky ticket holders. Set in a house in Sea Point, Cape Town, a...
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Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
Long Street, in the centre of Cape Town, is one of the main attractions of the downtown area and theres always something going on, both during the day and at night. Local fashion boutiques mix with shops selling "Africana" and memorabilia... there...
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42 Trill Rd, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa
Cozy, dim, atmospheric — Tagore's, in the artsy Observatory ("Obs") district, is quirky-cool with tons of character. It's set in an old house done up with shabby-Indo-chic décor, lending its jazz nights an eclectic, global vibe. Tagore's is smoky...
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76 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Belmond’s Cape Town hotel The Mount Nelson is locally referred to as ‘The Nellie.’ The hotel’s funky Planet Bar maintains a buzz unexpected in an hotel that’s celebrated its centenary. Enjoy the palm trees and pretty gardens in the central...
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219 Bree St, Cape Town CBD, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
With a collection of over 100 kinds of gin from around the world, Mother's Ruin is destined to have a gin to suit everyone's palate. If you're a fan of the gin & tonic, a traditional sundowner drink, I recommend chatting with the bartenders to see...
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13D Kloof Nek Rd, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
The Power and the Glory is a cool bistro in the center of Cape Town that has attracted a cult following among locals. The relaxed style, the bearded staff, the folding chairs, and the sidewalk stools may remind you of a Brooklyn cafe. If you can...