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The Best Bars And Clubs On Long Street, Cape Town

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Updated: 10 January 2017
Long Street is the oldest party street in Cape Town with a range of restaurants, pubs and clubs to explore. Despite its shabby appearance, the popular strip continues to attract a large crowd of students, tourists and locals looking for a good time. Here are the best bars and clubs in Long Street.

Beer House

Boasting 99 bottles of local and international beer, and 25 taps giving you tasters and pints, Beer House is a craft beer lover’s dream. It’s a good place to start off the evening by fueling up on tasty pub fare expertly paired with the selection of beer. You can also catch the latest rugby or cricket match on the big screen TVs around the venue.

223 Long St, Cape Town, South Africa, +27 21 424 3370

Beer House © Courtesy of Beer House

Beer House © Courtesy of Beer House

Café Mojito

Café Mojito is a lively Cuban-themed restaurant and city watering hole with live music and sidewalk tables, where you can soak up the infectious energy of Long Street. The bar whips up over 20 colorful cocktails, a barrage of shooters, and also caters to wine and beer lovers. On the food menu, you’ll find everything from breakfast fry-ups and gourmet burgers to the tastiest tapas and pizza. Be sure to pop in for Happy Hour from 4pm to 7pm, or on Wednesdays for their two-for-one burger special.

265 Long St, Cape Town, South Africa, +27 21 422 1095

Cafe Mojito © Courtesy of Cafe Mojito

Cafe Mojito © Courtesy of Cafe Mojito

The Waiting Room

Situated above The Royale Eatery, The Waiting Room is accessed through an unmarked entrance and a staircase leading up to the club and bar. Inside you’ll find couch areas, a balcony and a cool rooftop terrace overlooking the city and Table Mountain. The club plays host to a slew of local DJs and bands, playing everything from drum ‘n bass to hip-hop. Everyone loves The Waiting Room so it tends to get packed on weekends, but you’ll probably enjoy the music so much you won’t mind the crowd.

273 Long St, Cape Town, South Africa, +27 21 422 4536

The Waiting Room © Courtesy of The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room © Courtesy of The Waiting Room

The Dubliner

It can get raucous and extremely busy, but The Dubliner is arguably one of the best places to go for a banging party. It’s a favorite with locals and tourists alike, so expect to find Americans, Australians, Britons, Germans and a host of other nationalities partying under one roof. With live music downstairs, a DJ upstairs, great pub fare and drinks at affordable prices, this pub is a must-visit when in Cape Town.

251 Long St, Cape Town, South Africa, +27 21 424 1212

The Dubliner at Kennedy's © Vaughan Leiberum/Flickr

The Dubliner © Vaughan Leiberum/Flickr


Fiction is a late-night club featuring indie bands and a stellar line-up of local and international drum ‘n bass, techno, electro, and hip-hop DJs. The club hosts weekly live events and parties dedicated to specific music genres. Doors open at 10pm and the party doesn’t stop until 4am.

227 Long St, Cape Town, South Africa, +27 21 424 5709

Fiction © Ashiq J Photography / Courtesy of Fiction

Fiction nightclub © Ashiq J Photography / Courtesy of Fiction

Bob’s Bar

Bob’s Bar is the perfect place for post-work drinks or a boozy night out with friends. During the day, pool and foosball tables provide entertainment and at night, the bar transitions into a nightclub complete with a dance floor and stripper pole. Bob’s Bar is renowned for their cheap drinks and variety of shooters, of which there are no less than 83. Look out for one Rand shots on certain weeknights.

187 Long St, Cape Town, South Africa, +27 21 424 3584

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Shots © Linmtheu/Flickr

Long Street Café

Located in an old Victorian building with large bay windows, Long Street Café is an institution on the popular party strip. The restaurant and bar boasts a relaxed setting with sleek red booths indoors and wooden tables and chairs lining the sidewalk. Their bistro style menu is extremely well-priced and caters for all tastes with a selection of breakfast dishes, pizzas, burgers, salads and grills. When it comes to drinks, their extensive cocktail and wine list will not disappoint. Try their famous Long Street Café Iced Tea — a local version of the potent cocktail.

259 Long St, Cape Town, South Africa, +27 21 424 2464

Long Street Cafe © Flowcomm/Flickr

Long Street Cafe © Flowcomm/Flickr