Drinking and nightlife in KwaZulu-Natal

  • Top ChoiceNightlife 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 APA and Weiss are particularly good. The menu is inspired by global street food and features burgers, pulled-pork tacos and, of course, bunny chow.

  • Nightlife 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 friendly atmosphere can't be topped. Come on a weekday afternoon for midday happy hours for a few cheap beers and people-watching.

  • Nightlife 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 website before going.

  • Nightlife 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.

  • Nightlife 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 stadium and cityscape beyond. It’s laid-back, exotic Durban at its chic best.

  • Nightlife 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 service slow.