Dress down on the town: clubs with relaxed dress code

If you’re looking for a laid-back night out in Cape Town, these clubs have a very relaxed dress code.

Looking for a place to kick back, have a beer and listen to some good music without having to get all dressed up? Visit The Village Idiot on Loop Street in your jeans and t-shirt for a relaxing meal and cocktail in one of their stylish leather booths, or on the wrap-around balcony.

Sgt Pepper Eatery on Long Street is known for its exceptional pizzas and weekend buzz, featuring underground DJs spinning the best in classic rock, commercial and indie music. Expect smoke, noise and general rowdiness. Remember that these clubs cater primarily to students and casual clubbers, so be prepared.

Make your way to The Waiting Room on bustling Long Street, above Royale Eatery, for a relaxed evening on the balcony overlooking the city lights, or inside on the comfy couches listening to a mixture of hip-hop, break beats or funk, depending upon the music style of the night.

Afterward, hop across the road to bars Jo’burg and Marvel, where you’ll experience the best in central African music that pumps until 04h00 with a bunch of locals all looking to have a good time, no matter what you’re wearing.