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.

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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.

Features

bar, music, live music, dancing, cafe

Updated: 06-Aug-2021

40 Somerset Road, Cape Town

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

3.0
Audience Rating

From 51 votes Vote

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: 06-Aug-2021

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

3.0
Audience Rating

From 53 votes Vote

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-Aug-2021

194 Long Street, Cape Town


4.0
Audience Rating

From 55 votes Vote

Today:  UNDERWEAR NightTomorrow:  NAKED Night

Versatile is a men-only naked or semi-naked bar on Wednesdays and Saturdays. On Sundays and Tuesdays it’s open as a “normal” bar.

You can come here for some Berlin vibes and meet the kinky locals. Don’t forget to pack your chaps.

If you’re heading there on the kinky nights, you’ll need to abide by the dress code.

Features

bar, music, cruise / fetish

Updated: 06-Aug-2021

18 Cobern St, De Waterkant, Cape Town

Weekday: Tue-Thu 17:00 - 00:00
Weekend: Fri,Sat 18:00 - 04:00 ; Sun 17:00 - 00:00

3.5
Audience Rating

From 61 votes Vote

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