Nightlife in the Friendly City of Eastern Cape Tourism

A melting pot of music, drink and dance culture, nightlife excursions in the windy city may come as a pleasant surprise to visitors to Port Elizabeth.


Nightlife in Port Elizabeth.


Made up of a melting pot of music and dance culture, nightlife excursions in the windy city may come as a pleasant surprise to visitors to Port Elizabeth. From EDM to hip-hop, classic Latin or Spanish and ballroom dance clubs, to laid back lounge and live music gigs, Port Elizabeth fills the evening air with sounds to suit a multitude of musical tastes and night life vibes.

The Music Kitchen
Known for its live local and national music sets where artists from a variety of genres perform in an intimate and up close and personal setting. The Music Kitchen is renowned for showcasing a diverse selection of live entertainment including themed evenings and performances from established and well-known artists as well as up and coming breakthrough groups and soloists taking the South African Music industry by storm. With a seating capacity of around 120 pax as well as ample standing space, bonfires and a pub grub menu, The Kitchen Bar sets the stage for a variety of special occasions or just a laid back evening of live entertainment and local talent. Find The Music Kitchen at 69 Mangold St, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth, or call 041 364 1964 for more.

Zazu Entertainment
From golden oldies themed dance parties to funky fresh Friday night takeovers, ZaZu hosts an exciting weekly line up of DJ’s, Hip-Hop artists, EDM, Jazz and soul music dance parties. Suited to a younger crowd that’s ready to start early and end late, Zazu Night Club welcomes dance party enthusiasts with an awesome local vibe in a safe environment. No under 18’s, open from 8pm till late, catch Zazu at 317 Cape Rd, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth.

The BeerShack
Laid back local and lekker, the BeerShack offers relaxed ocean views, an impressive selection of local craft beers, speciality brews and an easy eating experience. Although fondly known as a beer and burger bar, their menu extends to a variety of vegetarian friendly meals including Buddha bowls and other healthy alternatives. We love it because of its relaxed atmosphere and ambiance, beaching views and uncomplicated dining. Open for service from 11am to 1am Friday to Wednesday; find the BeerShack at Dolphin’s Leap, 1 Marine Dr, Humewood, Port Elizabeth.

Barneys Tavern
Known as Port Elizabeth’s landmark restaurant, cosy, comfortable and more of a laid back beach bar than it is a night club, Barneys Tavern offers a glorious selection of the finest beer brews, cocktails, craft gins and a hand selected menu to match any occasion. This beachfront beer yard keeps patrons entertained with live music performances, private function bookings and themed events taking place on the regular. Find Barneys Beachfront branch at shop 6, The Boardwalk, Marine Drive or Barneys Willow Road at 203 circular drive Fairway Port Elizabeth.

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