Are you on the lookout for the most poppin’ Gay and LGBTQ clubs in Cape Town?
Then we have you covered!
On this page, you’ll find the official shortlist of the best Gay and LGBTQ clubs in Cape Town. (More in-depth further below)
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Cape Town is affectionately known as the Pink City because it is regarded as a sanctum for the LGBTQ community in Africa. The beaches and nightlife are world-class and it’s probably one of the most gay-friendly cities on the entire planet. The city takes pride in having the finest and top of the range Gay and LGBT clubs to be found anywhere on earth. Enjoy your night out celebrating love and pride at the clubs that we handpicked for you.
Berta’s is a new LGBTQI worthwhile property in Woodstock owned by Roberto de Faria, who runs the popular Zer021 Social Club. There are free drag shows for free from 7:30 pm on two mid-Sunday Sundays. They change things up, so follow them on Facebook to keep up with other live events and special events like half the price of a hookah on Wednesdays and happy hours every day. Nas, burgers, chicken wings, chicken coops and chilli savers are cheap. The cool vibe of deep house in radio hits with Afro house in the background.
2. The Social Bar
The Social Bar is a new upstairs apartment for men’s baths only and the Hot House adult store in De Waterkant Village. Women are welcome at the Social Bar, an open-air venue with bar stools surrounding tables and sofas next to the bar. There is a small dance floor and the DJ plays dance music, from disco to EDM. It’s a great place for a sunset before you hit the clubs; they have special hours of fun (currently Tuesday – Sat from 5pm to 8pm and cheap drinks all night on Sunday).
Really. Manila Von Teez of SA’s Got Talent 2016 finalists performed regular shows at Beefcakes drag and drop. It’s a nightclub made in style to revive the 50s South Beach Miami styles. Beefcakes are designed for bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthdays, girls-night, divorce parties – anything you can dream of. Evening for a fun evening of pulling games, dinner and body sculpting removed the cut abs. Everyone is gifted there: They have some really hot stuff, the artists put on a great show. Top cocktails at the top: Birdcage is a cosmo or detailed margarita that comes with sparklers.
4. Pink Panther Night Club
It is clear that the owners of the Pink Panther Night Club take care of their customers and want the club to be different from others. The DJs are on fire, the doorkeepers and the bartenders are attractive and the waiters are paying attention. The management of the Pink Panther Night Club is friendly and the atmosphere is welcoming – for everyone – and the venue is clean. This is a flexible and unpretentious space, where the DJ spins dance music, and will pay less than expected for drinks (there is a VIP section, too).
5. Cathy Specific
At this cabaret place you are greeted at the door by a platinum blonde bombshell called Cathy Specific – an experience you will never forget. Gate Bree Street, is a magnificent, luxurious, consecrated and magnificent place. They offer world-class entertainment, excellent service and meze cuisine. The bottom bar is perfect for a pre-show drink or a breath of fresh air after a night show.
6. Zer021 Social Club
Roberto de Faria, better known as Mama B, founded Zer021 Social Club to be more than just a place to have fun – it is the home of those who strive to fully express themselves in their daily lives. Zer021, which started out as an integrated space for black and colored people, is a highly integrated LGBTI space for everyone looking for a fun night out. See what is being done by drag artists such as Manila Von Teez, Kat Gilardi, Vida Fantabisher and others, as well as guest DJs.
Whether you want to throw some moves at Britney and Beyoncé or stroll around in drag, we’ve got the best queer spots for cabaret, drag, dancing and beyond. You can go out and party the night away outside when it comes to LGBTQ + clubs in Cape Town.