Heat up the dancefloor

It may be cold outside, but that doesn’t mean the dancefloor isn’t cooking. Get out your dancing shoes and hit the hippest nightlife venues in Cape Town. Kick it all off on Friday, when the local steak joint pairs dinner with a DJ and then let the dance party continue. You’ll experience live music, premier oceanfront vibes and everyone’s favourite watering hole all in one weekend. Stay just a step away from it all on buzzing Long Street and you are sure to give your dancing feet just enough rest before hitting the next party.


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Party Like a Rockstar Weekend HIGHLIGHTS

Whether you’re in Cape Town for an ordinary weekday or an extraordinary weekend, here’s a selection of our top experiences to suit all tastes and budgets. You can book directly, or get in touch with us to make it even easier.

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The Assembly

District Six

The Assembly is a stalwart in Cape Town’s live music scene, showcasing the best and brightest musicians and DJs across a range of music genres. Located on the burgeoning Harrington Street in the old District Six, The Assembly is housed in an old warehouse that retains its industrial edge. You can expect to shake the rafters to quality music along with an eclectic crowd who are ready to party.



Check into the Casino at GrandWest and choose from over 75 gaming tables or kick back for some slot machine fun. Make time to head out for dinner and a show from the international artists that will have you on your feet in no time. Follow that up with some nightclub action at Hanover Street, and be impressed by some of Cape Town’s best DJs. When you are all danced out, greet the day with the ‘Full House’ breakfast special.

ERA Nightclub

Loop Street, CBD

Electronic music fans this club is for you! ERA is a tapas bar by day, and a pumping electro powerhouse by night. Regulars love the LED-lined walls that make the dancefloor irresistible. Musical acts include newcomers and the more well-known. There are also special vinyl-only evenings and jazz nights.

Shimmy Beach Club

V&A Waterfront

This wildly popular ocean-front club is just the place to kick-off the night with a cocktail. Shimmy Beach Club is Cape Town’s most popular ocean-front dining and nightlife destination. With a spectacular location at the Waterfront, its breath-taking backdrop of iconic Table Mountain sets the scene for a good night.

Aces ‘n Spades

Hout Street, CBD

Cape Town’s most popular watering hole, Aces ‘n Spades is where rock and roll meets grunge. Located in an alley off bustling Long Street, you’ll find craft beers served alongside DJs playing your favourite rock hits. Pair that with hipster-chic decor and regular live music sets, and you’ll understand why there’s usually a queue of locals trailing around the block.

After Dark at HQ

Shortmarket Street, CBD

HQ Restaurant is a local favourite for their simple menu done spectacularly well. Steak, chips and salads are the mainstay, but on Friday nights the After Dark event overshadows the kitchen. After the last dishes are cleared, the dining room disappears into a dancefloor and house spin doctor DJ Rene takes over. Well-known for his pairing of live instruments with trendy beats, you won’t be able to resist joining the locals to dance off dinner.

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