Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Capetown: Where to go...

When it comes to gaycationing very few things are as important as to where to go to have a night out. Going to a city you don't know is no fun, its even worse if you have no idea where the fun spots are located...especially gay friendly places.

Decided to look around to see exactly what is out there and share my findings here on my own blog, Jo burg, Pretoria and Durban will follow soon.

Here we go!

Beaulah Bar*
Beaulah BarWhere girls meet girls and boys meet boys
Upmarket but boho-chic, homey and relaxed, Beaulah is best known as a women's bar but has something for the entire gay community. Relax in the lounge over a late-afternoon game of backgammon or Scrabble, then move to the bar as the night deepens. Resident DJ Jarred spins on weekends; monthly comedy nights. Singer/songwriter Sharon Clifton is a regular. Beaulah's Facebook page is a little more helpful than the website for the latest news.

30 Somerset Rd., Green Point (Cobern Street)
Cape Town
Green Point
(021) 421-6798
4 p.m.-2 a.m. Tues-Thurs; 4 p.m.-4 a.m. Fri-Sat; private parties Sun-Mon

Crew Bar
New kid on the block
Boasts stylish decor, gorgeous bartenders and the best in Cape Town music -- all centred around the best in venues with front and back open verandahs, dance floors, VIP bar and more. Owners are very involved in MCQP and this is one of the few places in town to get discount early-bird tickets.

                                                   30 Napier St.
                                                  Cape Town
Green Point
(021) 418-0118

The Bronx *
The BronxStanding room only for 15 years
In the same building as Navigaytion in the heart of Green Point's gay village, this longtime dance bar remains open while undergoing renovation (together with a widening of Somerset Road) in prep for the 2010 World Cup. Mon: Karaoke and free shooters for first-timers; Tue: Retro Nite ('70s-'90s gay hits); Th: House music; Sun: House/trance.

22 Somerset Road, Green Point (Napier)
Cape Town
Green Point
(021) 419-9216
8pm to late seven days a week

Bar Code *
For leathermen only
Cape Town's leather, rubber, uniform and jeans bar has the rigorous calendar and dress code you'd expect. Mondays, Thursdays and some Saturdays through April are Pork Nights -- strictly naked with boots. First, third and fourth Wednesdays are for underwear; second Wednesday is leather-and-jeans night. Check the website for specifics. Lube and condoms provided; clothes check available.

  • socialising bar
  • dark rooms
  • slings
  • cruising area with
  • videos
  • maze
  • outdoor deck
  • valuables lock-up
  • accessories store
18 Cobern St., Green Point
Cape Town
Green Point
(021) 421-5305
10 p.m.-2 a.m.; open till 3 a.m. Fri-Sat, opens and closes one hour earlier Mondays

Amsterdam Action Bar *
"No fuss and no frills"
Behind the bright-blue exterior is the self-described "most relaxed action bar in Cape Town." On two levels; downstairs is intimate, for pool and darts; upstairs are the video room, cruise zone with private cubicles and a sling room.

Amsterdam Action Bar, a one in it’s kind venue, is located in a historic area of Cape Town , within walking distance of the city centre and the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront . Opened on the 8 th October 2008 , this has fast become a very successful neighbourhood bar that caters to patrons from all walks of life !!
The early century double storey building used to be residential property that has become commercial with the huge development of this warehouse district. 

10-12 Cobern St., De Waterkant
Cape Town
Green Point

Daily 8 p.m. - late

Navigaytion Nightclub Is an underground party collective of like minded owner,
djs, friends and clubbers. Brought together through a love of quality dance music
to move your body and mind and a need to escape the commercial limitations
of popular club culture. Dedicated to the finest quality dance musicExpect that extra magic both musically and in terms of production and you have the formula for the ultimate night out! where sound and vision collide to bring a great clubbing experience. Bought to you by the promoters of Bronx, Sliver NYLon & Splash with Cape Town’s hottest DJ’s Ariee & Dawid + Guests
We will navigate you into a new world of DANCE, to a place where no one can hear you scream...

So fasten your seatbelts and get ready for the flight of your life.
We’re proud to give you Navigaytion
Upstairs from Bronx
Bruno Bronn's upstairs venue from longtime dance bar Bronx opened in 2008 as a multipurpose space for clubbing, dance and fashion. Check the website for events.
22 Somerset Road, Green Point (Napier)
Cape Town
Green Point

(270) 214-1992
Call or visit website

Switch Dance Bar
Stylish Pink Village addition
Grab a drink and mingle at the latest addition to the pink strip.
 24 Napier St, De Waterkant
Cape Town, ZA 8000
Green Point

                                           (272) 142-5178

Have fun in glorious Cape town, paint the city pink!
Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban to follow.


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