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Latinova

Latinova (160 Jan Smuts Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg) — Latinova, nestled in the heart of Johannesburg’s trendy Rosebank district, is a sophisticated, multifunctional venue. This place claims to celebrate life, poetic love and Latin passion. It has warm, elegant décor and it oozes luxury and extravagance. There is an outdoor lounge area that is perfect for […]

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Julep

Julep (2 Vredenburg Lane, Cape Town) – located off of Cape Town’s popular strip, Long Street, this is a rock themed bar which always seems to fill up with patrons, despite its out-of-the-way location. Unlike certain venues (which are more like small-scale discos), this bar has a more laidback vibe (which is its main attraction). […]

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Jade Lounge & Champagne Bar

Jade Lounge & Champagne Bar (39 Main Road, 2nd floor Green Point, Cape Town) – opened since 2006 and located above Mano’s Restaurant, this nightspot plays music ranging from Hip Hop to House, Funk and Top 40 pop. A well-dressed 20-something crowd comes here, with the club itself combining the laidback feel of a jazz […]

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Icon Sandton

Icon Sandton (12 Freedman Drive, Sandton) – located in the northern suburb of Sandton, this club offers an eclectic selection of music, depending on the night one goes there. On Friday & Sunday evenings, Hip Hop, Soul, Dancehall and House music are played; while on Saturday nights, House and Top 40 music are played.

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Fiction DJ Bar & Lounge

Fiction DJ Bar & Lounge (226 Long Street, Cape Town) – open until 4 am fro m Tuesdays to Saturdays, Fiction is a small nightclub that plays various forms of House and Trance music (played by local DJs). In business since 2006, it is located in a historical building in the heart of Cape Town’s […]

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Club 31

Club 31 (2 Riebeeck Street, ABSA Building, Cape Town) – for those who like to party at high rise locations, this is the place to be in Cape Town. Located on the 31st floor of the ABSA Bank skyscraper, this is one of the city’s trendy nightspots – complete with imported fabrics, fiber-optic chandeliers and […]

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Bascule

Bascule (Cape Grace Hotel, West Quay Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town) – with a view of the marina and its yachts (as well as Table Mountain), a cozy atmosphere, and a solid selection of liquor (especially whisky – reputed to be as many as 500 labels available there), Bascule is considered the best bar of […]

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Avastar

Avastar (353 Rivonia Blvd., Rivonia) – located in the northern Johannesburg suburb of Rivonia, this nightclub plays a variety of dance music – from Top 40 to R&B, Soul, Electro House and South African-flavored dance music. International DJs like Afrojack are booked here, along with other international musical artists like Eve. Even American TV celebrity […]

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The Bungalow Restaurant

The Bungalow Restaurant (3 Victoria Road, Clifton, Cape Town) – the menu here varies from man-sized burgers to fresh seafood (from Norwegian salmon with rosemary salt, to calamari, and prawn cocktails). That, and a variety of fine wines from nearby Cape vineyards. Obviously, diners are won over by the beachside location and the restaurant’s private […]

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Schwabinger Stuben

Schwabinger Stuben (387 Main Avenue, Randberg) – located in the northern Johannesburg suburb of Randberg, this restaurant offers comfy, casual dining in a wood-paneled interior — reminiscent of a classic Bavarian tavern. Schwabinger Stuben appeals to diners looking for down-to-earth authentic German fare at a good value. Along with traditional German delicacies such as Eisbein, […]