KwaZulu-Natal drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Brewery in Durban


This warehouse-like space alongside the train tracks is in a complex of arty enterprises that is set to gentrify this formerly downtrodden district. Beers from That Brewing Company are brewed and served here – the A…
Bar in Margate, Ramsgate & Southbroom

Pistols Saloon

Don't be fooled: the kitschy Wild West theme at this bar and restaurant is no joke. The most famous regular at this bar is a donkey that roams around the joint getting cosy with patrons. Gimmicks aside, it's a fun p…
Pub in Durban

Connor's Public House

Young and old, black and white, hip and square: Connor's Pub on popular Mackeurtan Ave attracts Durbanites from all strata of society. There's nothing particularly special about the drinks or the food, but the frien…
Club in Durban


Covering a range of music from deep house to electro, soul and funk (and much more), this stylish spot remains at the forefront of Durban's club scene. Sometimes open Friday night – check the events page on its webs…
Brewery in Durban

Unity Brasserie & Bar

This cosy bar has quality craft beer on tap from a range of breweries from Durban, Johannesburg and the Cape. It's a very friendly place, with families welcome during the day and early evening.
Bar in Pietermaritzburg

Franki Bananaz

This upmarket cocktail bar is a great spot to mix with a cross-section of locals. It’s particularly popular with students and young professionals, especially on Friday night. It also does tasty burgers and other qua…
Bar in Durban

Moyo uShaka Pier Bar

Perched out on the edge of a pier in front of uShaka Marine World, this is a top spot to go for a South African sundowner with fabulous views of the harbour on one side, the Indian Ocean on the other, and the stadiu…
Club in Durban

Joe Cool’s

The inevitable finish line for any day on the beach, this venerable nightspot cooks up a cocktail of cold beer, big-screen TV, dance music and feisty crowds. Stick to the drinks as the food is mediocre and the servi…