Nightlife in the Eastern Cape is very interesting and lively. There are so many options to choose from, depending on age, social class, music preference and types of crowds you would like to be in.
Here are the most popular bars and nightclubs where you could get a taste of the best in the Eastern Cape:
Salt Cocktail Bar
Friday nights here are the best! The trendy restaurant and cocktail bar lights up when the young and trendy from Port Elizabeth come out to party. If in a party mood, get to choose from a variety of shooters, cocktail jars, craft beers, and spirits.
It is also a multi-cuisine establishment offering nachos, burgers, pizza, pasta, and flame-grilled steaks.
Unplugged Backyard Hangout
Young, talented Port Elizabeth locals started the popular UBH, featuring 12-hour music sessions that will see an assortment of Bay musicians and music lovers from diverse societies jam to the talent on display all night. Grab some wine and get to listen to Afropop, Reggae, Soul, Jazz, and Poetic.
A well-known Eastern Cape band known as the Clique Claq will give you a taste of the local music.
It is located on Unplugged Backyard Hangout, 3585 Lukwe Str, Kwazakele, Port Elizabeth.
Illusions Sports Bar and Nightclub
This is a favorite among the locals and is the best place for hard partying. The music is the primary reason for the soothing atmosphere. The interior design is immaculate and will be great after a hard day’s adventures.
It is located on 5 De Villiers St, North End, Port Elizabeth, 6001, South Africa
The Old Central Hotel- Home of The Guv’nor Pub and Funni Girls NightClub
One of the busiest joints in Port Elizabeth. Its Western beauty is attractive to not only locals but also foreigners seeking a partying experience similar to back home.
International vocalists, top-class musical artists, and groups perform hee on most nights of the year.
For headlining acts on the significant show days, tickets cost USD33.14, while on regular days it costs USD19.88- USD16.57
It is located at 193 Caledon St, Uitenhage, 6229, Central, Uitenhage, 6229, South Africa.
Ricky’s Rock and Reggae Bar
A great beachfront location where you can relax to the best soulful tunes of Bob Marley, BB King, and other famous reggae artists and bands.
In winter, the fireplace in the lounge should be a great place to enjoy music and have conversations.
Other honourable mentions include;
- Blackspades Entertainment Lounge
- Buccaneers Sports Bar and Grill
- Liquid Lounge