You want to party like it’s your birthday, but not quite sure where? On any night in Cape Town, the easiest thing to do would be to hail a cab to Long Street, the city’s nightlife hub on a stretch of the central business district.
But if you’re on a quest for a place with more of a special-occasion feel, you may want to look beyond Long. Nearby Bree Street is lately home to a clutch of sophisticated new restaurants and lounges; a bit farther afield, trendy Camps Bay is the spot for beachside sundowners.
Whether you’re looking to celebrate with a scene or a view or both, one of these five top Cape Town bars should be a good fit.