Live music during your stay in Cape Town self-catering accommodation

From Punk Rock to Piano with Cape Town’s Live Music Scene

Live performances are a treat no matter where you go in the world and Cape Town is no different. The Mother City is filled with local talent and is a popular host city for music festivals and world-famous international artists too.


Here’s where to get your jam on while staying in Cape Town self-catering accommodation:

The Piano Bar

The name gives it away but what you probably didn’t know is that this venue welcomes couples for date night every week. On these occasions, love birds can dine on tapas and sip wine at special prices and sway to the tunes of Grace de la Hunt. One of this award-winning artist’s claims to fame was opening for Mariah Carey’s Sweet Fantasy Tour when it visited Cape Town in 2017.

The Waiting Room

Another spot for romantic views with a soundtrack is this popular rooftop bar, one of the city’s main hangouts for the hipster crowd. Located on trendy Long Street, The Waiting Room has been an established music venue for years and hosts regular live performances. See their Facebook page for dates.

The House of Machines

If you prefer a more down to earth vibe, House of Machines is a grunge bar where you can catch alternative beats in the evenings. During the daylight hours it’s also a good spot for breakfast and strong coffee on Shortmarket Street. See what’s on next here.


If you think jazz, cigars and fine whisky are a pairing made in heaven, you’ll meet your match when you visit this old-style bar. Housed on Long Street, this classic venue pumps out the jazz jams every night of the week from Monday to Saturday.

Quay Four

If you need something to fill the rest of the weekend, Quay Four at the Waterfront is your go-to. With a different band playing every weekend, you can choose what beats you’d prefer to go with your harbour views at this bustling seafood eatery.

Café Roux

Café Roux has a venue in Noordhoek as well as the city bowl where you can tune in to some of SA’s best folk, acoustic, blues and pop artists. The city venue is as swish as can be, while Noordhoek boasts a homelier feel, so you can pick and choose according to your mood.

Listen Up

Don’t miss a beat, the show goes on all year round, so book your Cape Town self-catering accommodation now and tune into some live action during your stay.

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