Cape Town Gay Bars

Cape Town Gay Bars

Here's our selection of the best gay bars in Cape Town. Most are located in De Waterkant district.

Tomorrow:  Bitchy Bingo

Beefcakes is a spectacularly camp drag bar offering fierce queens and half-naked muscle marys. Designed as a homage to Miami’s South Beach in the 50s – think of Mae West travelling muscle man show.

Located in the heart of De Waterkant, this is a great place to have a gay night out in Cape Town. You can enjoy a gourmet burger and watch the show. Bitchy Bingo on Tuesdays is always fun.

We recommend having a reservation, you might not be able to enter without one.

Features

bar, music, live music, dancing, cafe

Updated: 24-Mar-2022

40 Somerset Road, Cape Town

Weekday: Mon - Sat: 19:00 - 12:00

3.0
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Manhattan is a gay cafe, restaurant, and bar in the heart of Cape Town’s gay district, De Waterkant. This is one of the longest-running gay establishments in town.

They serve good hangover food – lots of chips.

The terrace outside is good for people watching. Inside it’s spacious and it often gets busy.

Features

bar, music, dancing, live music, cafe, restaurant.

Updated: 05-Apr-2022

74 Waterkant St, De Waterkant, Cape Town

Weekday: Mon to Thurs 16:00 -23:00 Friday 12:00 - 23:00
Weekend: 09:00 - 23:00

4.0
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Gay-friendly pizza parlour that turns into a bar at night. There’s a balcony overlooking Long Street in the gay area of De Waterkant’s Pink Block.

In the evening, the tables are pulled back and the DJ plays a range of music including classic rock.

Features

bar, music, dancing, live music, cafe, restaurant

Updated: 06-Apr-2022

194 Long Street, Cape Town


3.5
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Harringtons Cocktail Lounge is a cool and gay friendly bar near District 6 in Cape Town, South Africa. They are serving a good selection of Tapas and craft beer, as well as cocktails and panoramic views.

In the evenings the crowd gets up and dances to their resident DJs. A great place to start or end the night.

Features

restaurant, bar, cafe, music, cocktails, djs, dancing

Updated: 24-Mar-2022

61B Harrington St, Zonnebloem, Cape Town


Zer021 is an Urban mix culture entertainment venue. It’s located in the pink village. It was founded by Roberto de Faria – aka Mama B.

Features

social club

Updated: 06-Apr-2022

Zer021, Canterbury Street, Cape Town


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