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169 Disco on Long Street169 on Long
In the centre of town, 169 Long Street is one of the best discotheques and party outlets in the centre with classic New York disco feel. Lazer-illuminated. Music: Hip Hop, Funk, Rhythm and Blues. Rather young patronage. Club kids and stars shmoozing equally on the colonial teak furniture. Smart Casual glitzy robe preferred, no beach wear. Open wednesdays, fridays and saturdays from 10 pm. Tel 021-4261107.

Bossa Nova
In Green Point. 43 Somerset Road. Open tuesdays to saturdays from 8 pm. Dancing to Latin-American music. Minimum age: 25. Ballroom dance courses between 6 and 8 pm.Tel 021-4250295.

BlinkBlink Night Club
In Claremont. 80 Main Road. Still relatively new discotheque with broad repertoire in pop and rave music. Very trendy. Large karaoke screen. Open tuesdays, wednesdays, fridays and saturdays from 7 pm to 4 am. Tel 021-6715535. Email.

DocksideNew Dockside
In Milnerton close to Century City - Canal Walk. Mammut Disco with super lazer show. Open wednesdays, fridays and saturdays. Varied patronage. Saturdays at midday Thrash Matinee for 13- to 17year olds. Restaurant, Jazz Café and bars. Events. Tel 021-5527303.

Gay Venues

BronxBronx Action Bar
De Waterkant. 35 Somerset Road. Pub and popular gay outlet with much vibe. Open daily. Fridays and saturdays with entertainment, usually male striptease. Women allowed. Tel 021-4198547. Email.

Club 55
In Green Point. 22 Somerset Road. Big Ibiza style Disco Club. Heavenly Body Shows etc. Tel 021-4251849. Email.
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Nightlife, Pubs, Clubs
and Discotheques in Cape Town

Bars and Pubs

There are of course hundreds of nice pubs in Cape Town. Unfortunately we cannot list them all here. We believe the following selection is particularly interesting and recommendable.

Fireman's Arms Pub
In the city centre. Buitengracht, corner Mechau Street. A historical pub dating back to the year 1906. Also open for lunch. Low cost pub lunches. Always well frequented. Tel 021-4191513.

Forrester's Arms Pub
In Newlands. 51 Newlands Avenue (opp. BP). A historical pub with good atmosphere. Pub lunches also available. Traditional Sunday carvery between 12 and 3 pm. Much frequented. Tel 021-6895949.

Livee Music Venues

Green Dophin
At the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Renowned jazz bar with restaurant. Every night live music.Tel 021-4217471.

Brass Bell
In Kalk Bay near Muizenberg at the train station directly on the water. One of the best fish restaurants in the Cape. Moderately priced. In summer live music. Booking recommended. Tel 021-7885456.

Dizzy Jazz
In Camps Bay. 41 The Drive. Good restaurant. Daily live music, mostly jazz , but also Blues and Latin. Open from 1 pm till midnight. Tel 021-4382686.

Purple Turtle
In the centre of town. Long Street, corner Shortmarket. Pub with live music on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Mostly Punk music. Young patronage and relaxed atmosphere.. Tel 021-4236194.

Interactive drumming in Club AfricaClub Africa
Observatory. Lower Main Road, corner Station Road. Very lively atmosphere with predominantly African dance music, from Salsa, Kwassa Kwassa, Marabenta to Kwaito. At times live music.. Wednesdays, fridays and saturdays open from 7 pm Drumming workshops on tuesdays, interactive African Djembe drumming. Tel 021-6867126. Email.

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