If you’re looking to get footloose and set the dance floor on fire with your epic dance moves then Cape Town has just what you’re looking for. There are plenty of clubs in Cape Town, along with dance floors that cater to every taste. Here are some of our favourites…
Previously called Club 31, Cocoon is the club with the best view in Cape Town. Their line-up of top local and international DJs promises a sophisticated affair. You’ll find it in the Absa Centre on Riebeek Street with 360-degree views of the twinkling city lights, Table Mountain, and the harbour from a 31st-storey vantage point.
A favourite with Hen Parties, this is a club that is all about the good times. Expect to dance your socks off (although we don’t recommend wearing them with stilettos), to all the well known tunes from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. This popular club, located in Sea Point, stays open until 4am. Luckily the surrounding fast food establishments are ready to welcome you for a post-party snack in the early hours.
This 1930 deco style lounge & champagne bar is an intimate and upscale space where revellers dress to kill: it is all about glamour. The lounge has a regular music session, regular events and amazing DJ’s makes it a great place to get your jam on.
Known for being Cape Town’s oldest and most popular party street that is perfectly lined with plenty of trendy bars and clubs. Despite its slightly shabby appearance in places, the popular strip continues to attract a large crowd of students, tourists and locals looking for a good time. We would recommend a visit to the Beer House for sport, The Waiting Room for a busy but fun vibe, the Dubliner for cheap drinks and a banging party or Fiction for live music and DJ’s.
Reset recently replaced Era, located on Loop Street in town. This popular club plays great electronic music that celebrates the diversity of Cape Town. But fear not, you don’t have to be a techno and deep house enthusiast to enjoy the vibe. Reset also proudly proclaim that their sound system and LED lightening is something you will struggle to find anywhere else in Africa.
The Station on Bree
This is a Tube-themed bar located in, you’ve guessed it… Bree Street. The interior is displayed around London’s underground and there are multi-level tubes to explore. If cocktails are not your thing, make the cold-brew bar your first stop. They’re not only an evening space but a great spot for breakfast, lunch, and after-work drinks.
Shimmy Beach Club
Imagine a beach party with a mega stage, multiple bars, and crowds of locals ready to party and you’ll have an idea of what Shimmy Beach Club is like. You can dance by the poolside in the sand or opt for the VIP area where you’ll get a bird’s eye view and easier bar access. This is club is at its best in the summer months.
Don’t panic if your dance moves make you look more like Mr. Bean than Channing Tantrum doing his thing. It’s all how the experience and if you drink enough you will think you are the best dancer in the room anyway!