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Long Street, which can be easily reached from St. George's Cathedral and the Greenmarket Square, is famous for its bars, restaurants and clubs. This is the ideal place if you want to end the day with a drink. It is also one of the few truly multi-ethnic, multi-racial nightspots in the city. See the new South Africa, not just other tourists.

You will have live entertainment (normally something like jazz or kwaito music) in many bars and sometimes you will have to pay to get in.

Observatory or better known as Obz is just north of Rondebosch (Southern Suburbs). There are several student residences of the UCT and Obz main street (Lower Main Road) has a vibrant nightlife with restaurants, bar, pool halls and pubs. Almost daily there is something going on.

A popular destination with locals is Camps Bay, which offers a vibrant night-life and many bars, restaurants and clubs.

169 on Long169 Long StreetPhone: +27 (0) 21 426-1107This place is a local legend, pumping out a range of jazzy retro beats between Wednesday and Saturday nights. There's also a nice restaurant attached that serves Mediterranean cuisines, so you can line your stomach before you hit the dance floor
Blushlounge43 Somerset Road, GreenpointHours: Open Tuesday to Sunday from 5PM to lateBlush Lounge is a bar lounge and nightclub that caters for the young professional. Quality service by well trained bar staff and efficient and stylish door and security staff, patrons can relax into an evening of wellness brought on by a socially accessible environment.
Caveau Wine Bar & Deli92 Bree Street, Heritage SquarePhone: +27 (0)21 422-1367Has over 300 wines by the glass and an award-winning wine list at that. In Heritage Square, city centre.
Club Georgia30 Georgia StreetPhone: +27 (0)21 422-0261Hours: 9:30PM till latePopular with over 25-year olds. Music from all over Africa is played, especially Kwassa-kwassa, Kwaito, Ndombolo and Rai.
Mannenbergs Jazz CafShop 102, Clock Tower Centre, Clock Tower Precinct, V&A WaterfrontPhone: +27 (0)21 421-5639Popular jazz caf specializing in distinctive Cape Jazz. Snacks and coffee during the day and live jazz every evening. Bookings/reservations essential. Many famous jazz musicians have already played here.
Marco's African Place15 Rose Street, Bo KaapPhone: +27 (0)21 423-5412Popular gay bar which serves up specialities such as Ulwimi (steamed ox tongue with mustard sauce) along with live African music.
Sandy B69 Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape TownPhone: +27 021 437 97 01Open to the public at The Bay Hotel over summer, Sandy B is a unique cocktail venue, accentuated by its glorious views of Camps Bay beachfront.
The Green DolphinShop 2A, Alfred Mall, Pierhead, V&A WaterfrontPhone: +27 (0)21 421-7471Locals tout it as the best jazz club in the city, with soothing beats playing every night.
The Nose Wine BarCape Quarter, 72 Waterkant Street, Green PointPhone: +27 (0)21 425-2200Has many wines by the glass, but pricey.
Zanzi-Bar255 Long StreetPhone: +27 (0)21 4232-9003Hours: 5PM-2AMGood meeting place for other travelers visiting Cape Town. Live jazz on Sundays, DJ's on Friday & Saturday nights. Free entry most nights.
Mitchells Ale HouseCnr East Pier & Dock Road V&A WaterfrontPhone: +27 21 419 5074Great location, fun atmosphere, friendly staff and famous craft beers, amazing views of the Cape Town harbour and Table Mountain, and karaoke.
Foresters Arms52 Newlands Ave, NewlandsPhone: +21 21 689 5949Nestled at the foot of our majestic mountains, in the leafy suburb of Newlands, Cape Town, Foresters Arms Restaurant and Pub (fondly referred to by the locals as Forries), is one of the oldest pubs in South Africa and provides a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. They have a good selection of draught beers.
The Royal OakMarine Circle, Table ViewPhone: +27 21 557 0354.A friendly traditional British pub, frequented by British expatriates.
Clubs
Fiction Bar226 Long StreetPhone: +27 21 424 5709Price: mostly around R30 admissionRenowned club with weekly indie-, drum'n'bass- and minimal-electro-nights
Mercury Live & Lounge43 De Villiers Street (Zonnebloem)Price: R20-40World-class live music, with students nights.

source: Wikivoyage

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