Fiction DJ Bar
Join the shiny, happy – and undeniably music-obsessed – people on one of Cape Town’s hottest nightclubs. Fiction DJ takes music seriously, providing the very best in experimental, underground and ground-breaking urban DJ-inventiveness. Wrapped around a thumping, postage-stamp dance floor is a sexy montage panel depicting dozens of unearthly and otherworldy characters – all fictional B-grade movie heroes and villains – from Swamp Creature to Planet of the Apes. A disco ball spins overhead and, on the walls, detailing from a lava projector or fine-tuned laser beams dance like miniature universes. Elsewhere, the fiction theme continues with vintage movie posters accompanying your ascent of the Victorian stairs, a TV in one corner perpetually screening Manga cartoons, a South Park freeze frame on a dysfunctional television atop the bar fridge, a Pac Man ghost mosaic as you step out of the unisex bathroom, and a violent video arcade game next to the doors leading to the wraparound outside terrace overlooking Long Street. It has all the trappings of an interactive museum of popular culture, but the real interaction is on the dance floor, where you share space (squeezed in real tight, in fact) with a let-rip kind of crowd, getting off to music that is hypnotic and intoxicating.