Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Cape Town

Mercury Live & Lounge
Despite its slightly frayed appearance, Mercury is an extremely popular performance space, particularly of the rock 'n' roll variety; drinks specials abound, so come enjoy the buzz and watch some serious performers bring down the house.
Trinity
Waiting Room
Despite what it suggests in its name, there's not much waiting or sitting at The Waiting Room; in fact you'll be on your feet all night with a dance floor, a roster of regular DJ sessions and a bohemian 'throw-your-hands-in-the-air-like-you-just-don'
Leopard Bar
One of the best places to watch the sun go down; just shield your eyes from the leopard print overload.
Asoka
A sophisticated spot for cocktails and tapas; the porn star martini is a must-drink.
Cape Town Jazz Festival
Billed as 'African's Grandest Gathering', the Cape Town Jazz Fest is recognised as one of the five best music festivals in the world. The world-class set list contains a balanced mixture of African and international artists, and it is a cultural even
Rocking the Daisies
As suggested by its name Rocking the Daisies is the kind of three-day festival that attracts both hip and hippy music lovers.
Fiction DJ Bar
Fact or Fiction? We go with Fiction every time: where the music is seriously cool, the crowd is seriously dressed and the doormen are seriously tough.
Rick’s Cafe Americain
Rick's Café Américain draws on inspiration from the film Casablanca, though the hip factory is turned up a notch or two to create a space that is cosy yet incredibly chic.
The Hidden Cellar
The Hidden Cellar is a melting pot of young talent and is where music conversation and the beer that fuels both comes together in style.
Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts
Situated in the stunning surroundings of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, these summer concerts are the perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday sipping wine in the sunshine and soaking up some top-rate tunes.
Mavericks
Fitted with everything you would expect and a bit more VIP rooms and private booths are also available
Outdoor Trance Parties
Dance like nobody is watching at these high-octane music events. Just don't go sober.
Balkanology
As Cape Town's must-attend annual party, this event proves that one-night stands are sometimes underrated.
Raya Lounge
We're inclined to think that Raya Lounge serves up some of the best cocktails in the city. Care to disagree?
Mother City Queer Project
Welcome to the biggest annual costume ball in Africa. Dress up or ship out.
Teazers
Teazers is a strip club without pretence; semi-clad girls swinging around well-oiled poles. End of.
Keith Bain on the Opening of Cape Town’s Trinity
Although still under construction, Cape Town's new super-club Trinity is set to open this December. Keith Bain pays it a visit.
Opening of Cape Town’s Club Voom Voom
The newest addition to Cape Town's clubbing scene - Club Voom Voom - formerly the Bang Bang Club, launches on Friday.
Interview with Killer Robot’s Bruno Morphet
Keith Bain catches up with Bruno Morphet of Techno duo Killer Robot.
Dean Fuel on Cape Town
Dean Fuel is one of Cape Town's hottest DJs, here he gives us his thoughts on the music scene in Cape Town and his choice of places to go out...

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