The neon pink lights of Aces ‘n’ Spades catch your eye before the red velvet ropes of the entrance do. A large bay window allows you to see inside the club before you’ve even entered. On balmy summer nights the cream of Cape Town’s nightlife sit on barstools on either side of this window; chatting, smoking, drinking.
Inside, Aces ‘n’ Spades exudes a pure rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic with framed pictures of classic rock ‘n’ roll musicians scattered across the walls. The marble-topped bar stretches down the length of the club and is stocked with a variety of craft beers and premium tequila. At the end of the bar sit two leather booths that have housed rock ‘n’ roll royalty and which can be hired for the evening.
Wednesday nights are for rock ‘n’ roll karaoke, when people from all walks of life come together to sing classic songs from the ‘60s right through to the present day, while Thursdays are reserved for live music events. Fridays and Saturdays feature different DJs who attract locals in throngs. Entrance is always free, unless it’s special occasion or special event.
Whether it’s an early-evening drink or an all-night party extravaganza, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Aces ‘n’ Spades.