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7 Amapiano Clubs in Cape Town to Dance the Night Away

Amapiano clubs in Cape Town
Written by Abraham Odhiambo

If you’re a club-goer like me, then you must be interested in knowing the hottest amapiano clubs in Cape Town. Amapiano has taken the music world by storm in recent years and lounges, pubs and restaurants are at par with clubs as places where the best Amapiano events happen.

Whether you want to sip champagne or groove the night away listening to the latest amapiano tracks, here are the hottest amapiano clubs in Cape Town you should explore.

1. Modular

Modular is one of the best amapiano clubs in Cape Town. The venue is known for its strict no-photos policy, which helps create a sense of exclusivity and mystery for party lovers. This means you can try all the amapiano moves you saw on TikTok or Instagram without fear of being recorded by some stranger. You only have one life, so dance.

2. Rands Cape Town 

Rands Cape Town is one of the best nightclubs in Cape Town and an ideal venue for those who love amapiano. It’s a township turn-up like you’ve never experienced before and is known for its live entertainment and unique flair. If you love partying during the day, this should be your ideal spot in Cape Town as it is open from Sunday to Wednesday: 10 am to 10 pm and Thursday to Saturday: 10 am to 11 pm.

Located on Shop 6 Khaya Bazaar, Makhabeni Road, Rands is one of Cape Town’s must-visit nightlife spots. Entry here is free.

amapiano clubs in cape town

Rands Cape Town. Photo/ YouTube.

3. The House of Machines 

During the day, The House of Machines is a coffee hotspot, motorbike workshop and men’s apparel shop, but at night, it transforms into an amazing cocktail bar. Their goal is simple: “bring together man, woman and machine – and celebrate the union in all its expressions. The House of Machine is one of the best venues in Cape Town to listen to amapiano tunes while taking a sip on the finest aged spirits.

4. Club Paradise 

Located on 9 Albertus Street, District Six, Club Paradise is another amazing venue on our list of best amapiano clubs in Cape Town. The nightclub is known for its neon lights and the up-tempo sounds of house and techno music. Come dance the night away on the spacious dance floor, or kick back and relax in one of their plush VIP booths. Expect a lively crowd at Club Paradise.

Club Paradise

Club Paradise. Photo/ Cape Town Tourism.

5. Souk Cape Town

Located on 163 Long Street, Souk is one of the best clubs in Cape Town playing quality music. Dress to impress and then come unwind as you rub shoulders with an energizing crowd of socialites who lift their glasses to a life well lived.

6. Coco Cape Town

Coco is for the upper echelon such as models, actors, dancers and rappers. Anybody who is anybody in Cape Town is downstairs chilling with a bottle or upstairs dancing to amapiano tunes. Fridays and Saturdays are wild, and often, bottles of champagne are flowing on the VIP tables. It blazes, flames and the atmosphere on the dance floor is out of this planet.

7. Saint Champagne Bar And Lounge 

No list of best amapiano clubs in Cape Town would be complete without Saint. Situated on Canterbury Street, Saint is another big club in the Mother City built for pleasure. This nightclub offers a high-energy experience that transcends the notions of a classic upmarket lounge.

Saint Champagne Bar and Lounge

Saint Champagne Bar and Lounge. Photo/ Cape Town Magazine.

Saint has become a celebrities’ oasis, with well-known individuals such as Dj Maphorisa, Uncle Waffles, Kabza De Small, Socialistic, Dj Zinhle, and DBN Gogo partying here. Don’t be surprised when you spot your favourite celebrity dancing to amapiano tunes.

Which Avenue Is Known For Its Nightlife in Cape Town?

Long Street: Long Street is the place to be for most of the “touristy” club auctions in Cape Town. It has a different vibe with a lively mix of shops, vendors, Victorian buildings, and backpacker accommodations.

Can You Go Clubbing in Cape Town?

Cape Town’s nightlife offers a wide variety of options. There are dozens of vibey bars and clubs, where you get to enjoy great live music and entertainment. There are also unique jazz cafes, operas, independent theatres and movie houses to get a good time out.

Is Cape Town a Party Place?

For those who enjoy a night on the town, Cape Town offers a wide range of options. The city is home to numerous clubs, bars and restaurants, and there is always something new to discover.

About the author

Abraham Odhiambo

Abraham Odhiambo is a writer with interests in nature, travel, African safari and sports. I'm pursuing a bachelor's degree in Media and Communication at Egerton University.

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