Finding the perfect venue for your birthday party in Cape Town is tricky as there are so many to choose from!
We’ve put together a list of our favourite venues for hosting a birthday party to help you with your search.
Whether you want to party the night away to live music, have great food with friends and loved ones, or do something a little more unusual, our list has you covered. We even have a section on venues for your children’s birthday parties!
Read on to find a birthday party venue in Cape Town that suits your style – and get in touch today!
Select a category below:
Birthday Venues with Live Music
Venues with live music are so exciting and promise a good time for guests!
Whether you choose a band or a DJ, live music can make the atmosphere at your event!
We would recommend that small groups try and book out a space within these venues, and for larger birthday parties you can enquire to find out about renting out any of these spots as entire venues.
The Piano Bar
A trendy New York style revue bar and eatery with strong African flavours.
The Piano Bar boasts fantastic views from our wrap-around terrace. This is the ideal spot to enjoy cocktails and fine wine, complemented by live music.
The venue features a small stage with a beautiful baby grand piano and excellent surround sound.
The eatery focuses on tapas and sharing style plates and is fully equipped to handle functions and events.
This is the perfect place to enjoy exquisite cuisine and amazing live entertainment.
Visit Piano Bar’s website and get in touch with information about your event.
Dizzys is situated in the heart of the beautiful Camps Bay village along the luxurious platinum mile.
With a fully licensed restaurant, pub and non-smoking lounge, it’s a great place to eat, drink and play.
They open from 12 noon until the early hours of the morning, 365 days a year. The smell of freshly made, wood fired oven baked pizzas are the perfect fuel for any birthday party.
You could book out this intimate space and step out onto Camps Bay beach to enjoy the sunset.
Visit Dizzy’s website and get in touch today!
Aces ‘n Spades
Aces ‘n Spades, situated in Hout Street, has been the leading neighbourhood Rock and Roll bar in Cape Town since 2012.
This space has become an institution within the Rock and Roll community of the Mother City, cheekily claiming itself to be a good bar where bad things happen.
Whether it’s live music you crave, a raucous night out or just an evening of good old-fashioned unwind, Aces ‘n Spades has it all…to the sounds of Rock and Roll, of course.
Want to host your birthday party here? We would recommend enquiring about booking a booth for you and your friends to enjoy. Visit their website and send an enquiry for a rock and roll themed venue for your birthday party.
Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar
Based in a renovated 200-year old heritage building, Tjing Tjing house offers 4 different spaces:
On the ground floor, Torii offers casual Japanese food from yokocho (street food alleys) in a space inspired by the multiple layers of old and modern Tokyo.
Tjing Tjing Momiji is a tranquil and meditative space offering a more formal Japanese dining experience.
The Momiji Lounge provides a dark, moody and sophisticated, intimate 20-seater lounge and bar with vintage, sunken booths.
The rooftop showcases a vintage hardwood design, and the old attic is an eclectic mix of new and old with a Japanese shrine-inspired red bar. The bar opens up to an airy outside rooftop terrace.
Expect a wide selection of bespoke cocktails, spirits, wine, otsumami, and delicious food!
Visit Tjing Tjing’s website and send an enquiry to find out more about hiring out a floor, or a specific section of your choice that fits the atmosphere for your birthday party.
Birthday Venues with Fantastic Food
What’s better than a birthday party complemented by delicious food to whet the appetite?
South Africa is renowned for its culinary brilliance, with plenty of internationally acclaimed fine dining restaurants as well as vibey spots with intriguing traditional flavours.
Book a table or exclusive space in one of these restaurants, and enjoy an unforgettable dining and birthday experience with friends, family and loved ones.
Based in the newly developed Salt Orchard in Salt River, Table Seven offers a food experience like no other in Cape Town.
From the daily blackboard lunches, and private dining experiences to the elegant Chef’s Table Luke and Katie Wonnacott have managed to build the ultimate foodie destination.
The food is absolutely delicious and will be tailored to your event!
The decor is modern and clean and their 8 metre long wooden table is a stunning centerpiece for you and your guests to gather around and enjoy a top-notch culinary experience.
Visit Table Seven’s website and get in touch today! We promise you won’t be disappointed
Belly of the Beast
This is a nose to tail eatery, using sustainably farmed animals and local seasonal ingredients.
There are no menu options or set courses. All you need to do is show up and trust them to satisfy with their seasonal fair.
The 20 seats make for a very personal dining experience, as they do everything from cooking the food to pouring and discussing wines with you.
It’s a stunning venue for special occasions, and perfect for birthday parties for foodies!
Leave exquisite food up to the capable chef’s at Belly of the Beast for your birthday. Visit their website and book online today!
La Colombe is one of South Africa’s most iconic and internationally acclaimed fine dining establishments.
La Colombe is located on the Silvermist organic wine estate at the top of Constantia Nek. The location boasts breathtaking views overlooking the Constantia wine valley, False Bay and Hout Bay.
Chef Proprietor Scot Kirton’s philosophy and approach lies in the fusion of Asian and French cuisine. As a result, La Colombe has received numerous international and local accolades.
They offer booking for special occasions, and for those who are budding master chefs – this experience could not be better.
Reserve your table ahead of time on their website and have a look at the food and wines they have to offer.
Ferdinando’s Pizza is a warm and inviting double storey venue in Lower Main Road, Observatory.
Known by the locals for it’s amazing pizza complemented by some great South African beers on tap (such as Striped Horse) and delicious local wines.
It’s a hotspot over the weekend, and its size would make it the perfect place to host your pizza inspired birthday party with friends.
With welcoming staff, fantastic food and drinks in a vibey location – Ferdinando’s Pizza is an awesome place to set the atmosphere for your birthday party.
Enquire about group bookings and events by visiting their website and getting in touch!
As per the meaning of the word, Utopia is a place or state in which all is perfect. This is reflected in our newly refurbished roof top dining room and passion for freshly cooked flavours.
Indulge in our West Coast oysters and a glass of our locally sourced MCC, comfortably seated as the sun sets on our outside deck and your sense of achievement is rewarded with one of the best views of our city in a comfortable and reserved atmosphere.
Open yourself to a dining experience elevated to a new level and finish off your evening with our selection of hand embellished desserts with a worldly sourced range of digestives.
Sounds amazing? Visit Utopia’s website to find out more and enquire about booking your space.
Kyoto Garden Japanese Restaurant
Kyoto Garden is an award-winning Japanese restaurant located in a trendy Kloof Street, bustling with a vibrant nightlife.
Once you step inside, however, the noise of the outside world ceases and you’re invited into an oasis of calm which is beautifully decorated and perfectly lit.
At Kyoto Garden, fresh seafood is the specialty, with top-quality, unusual ingredients sourced from around the world, from farmed abalone to Mozambican conch, eel, sea urchin, and even Alaskan king crab, deep-sea scallops, and wild salmon.
Kyoto Garden restaurant also boasts South Africa’s largest collection of Japanese whisky and is renowned for authentic cocktails, including the popular Dirty Ninja Saketini.
Step inside and discover why Kyoto Garden was awarded the 2018 Eat Out accolade for Best Seafood Restaurant in Cape Town.
Birthday Venues with Escape Games
Escape rooms have become a popular trend over the last few years.
Groups are locked in a room for 60 minutes and have to work together to battle against the odds, defeat puzzles and to escape before time runs out! Enclosed spaces, within a limited time – it’s fun, exciting and a great way to liven up any birthday party!
Hint Hunt is an escape room game based at the Waterfront and in Woodstock at the Old Biscuit Mill.
The game is designed for small groups of 3-6 people and you have 60 minutes to solve the puzzles and mysteries in your room.
The goal is simple yet challenging: get out in time or else… you could be trapped inside forever!
During this engaging and challenging game team members truly live and breathe in union for an hour. A great way to strengthen bonds between friends and family and spend quality time together!
Bring a few friends down to Hint Hunt’s escape rooms and experience interactive games that will keep you guessing!
Escape Trix has been offering escape games since 2016 – one of the first in South Africa.
Each interactive escape room is filled with clever challenges to give your inner Sherlock Holmes a run for his money in order to escape!
For those who are always figuring out puzzles and problems, an escape room birthday party at Escape Trix won’t disappoint.
Keen observation skills, logic and teamwork will be the key to unlock the magic and mystery that awaits.
This is sure to give you a few hours of engaging fun on your birthday, and you could finish it off by heading to Nederburg Wine Estate for a tasting and tour of their estate. It’s around 10 minutes away! (Look over some details about their wine tastings here.)
Birthday Venues with Tabletop Games
What’s better than playing games with friends for your birthday?
It keeps everyone engaged and often brings loads of laughter and interesting conversation along the way.
Find birthday party venues offering a variety of tabletop games.
The Big Box Cafe
Big Box cafe is based in Roeland Street, and has a wide variety of games available. These range from card games, dice games, and wooden games to strategy games, solo games, quick games, and family games.
The Big Box Cafe’s core “Board games are not only magic or fun, they also create links between people, generations and cultures.”
Games give you time away from smartphones, a valuable time of joy and sharing with loved ones, or an excellent positive way to meet new people.
Send an enquiry to Big Box Cafe and find out more about renting their venue for your birthday party.
Head on over to Big Box Cafe with friends to enjoy an afternoon fueled by tabletop games!
Fanaticus Board Games
Fanaticus is based in Plattekloof, near the Tygerberg Nature Reserve. They and offers an engaging environment to enjoy board games with friends and family.
Over 150 demo games are available with friendly staff on hand to fill in any blanks. There are also hundreds of other popular and niche tabletop titles for sale and if they don’t have a game they can source it for you!
You’re also welcome to exchange to games with other members of the community using their Boardgame Exchange. Take a look at their website and get in touch.
Enquire about hiring their venue to take advantage of the awesome opportunity to get together for a classic gaming experience of your choice!
Birthday Venues with Film and Theatre Entertainment
Hosting your birthday party in a venue that offers great entertainment for you and your guests is an awesome idea.
This section covers venues that you can rent and book for private screenings and experiences.
This is ideal for vintage film addicts, and theatre lovers!
Get a taste of how you can create an exciting dramatic atmosphere at these birthday party venues featuring film and theatrical entertainment below.
The Labia Theatre based opposite the UCT film and media campus in Cape Town, is an awesome retro movie theatre with great films.
They show a wide range of popular and arthouse films in a vintage and character filled building.
If you have enough people, or want a particular movie to be screened, you can rent out one of the smaller movie houses for a private cinema birthday experience!
Unlike other cinemas, you’re able to order a wide range of food and alcohol to enjoy before, after, or during the movies.
Get in touch with some details about your party, and enquire about the venue.
Rockwell Dinner Theatre
The Rockwell Hotel based in Greenpoint, offers an incredible dinner and theatre experience that you can share with friends on your birthday!
Their dinner and a show package includes a 4 course buffet offering of the best culinary experiences that traditional Cape cuisine has to offer, complemented by a glass of wine and a show to set the atmosphere.
This is something different. And if you’re a fan of drama and theatrics, you’ll feel completely at home.
Get in touch with the Rockwell Hotel and book on their website.
The Courtyard Playhouse
The Courtyard Playhouse (previously known as the Alexander Bar) is a small 40 seater theatre that puts on a wide range of live performances (with free shows on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday).
It’s also the perfect place to plan your birthday party as you could rent out the theatre with a bunch of friends and family for a private show. The bar downstairs also serves a small but delicious menu so guests will not go hungry.
Equipped with 41 comfortable seats, find out more about their amazing venue and enquire on their website.
Stardust Dinner Theatre
Stardust is based in Woodstock Cape Town, and offers a theatrical dining experience.
This is no ordinary theatrical dining restaurant. This is the home of the singing waiter!
Be entertained by the shining stars of Cape Town’s immense pool of talented young performers, complemented by a delicious menu and the finest wines from the classic wine bar.
They encourage group bookings, and have successfully pulled off plenty of amazing events over the years.
They also offer sections of their dining hall or cigar bar and space on the roof which you can book for a birthday party led by theatrics and complemented by excellent food.
Visit their website and enquire about hosting your birthday party at Stardust Theatre.
Cape Town Comedy Club
Looking for a laugh?
Make a group booking at the Cape Town Comedy Club, for dinner and a show – it won’t disappoint.
Cape Town Comedy Club is Cape Town’s only dedicated stand-up comedy venue and was voted as 1 of the Top 10 Comedy Clubs in the World (2016) and Best Comedy Venue (2019).
The venue is available for exclusive hire for really large groups, and they also offer a dinner show package for smaller groups of at least 20 people.
Get in touch and plan the perfect birthday party, punctuated by great food and plenty of laughs!
Birthday Venues with Fine Wine Tastings
South Africa is home to great wine farms in great scenic locations producing some of the world’s best wine. It would be a shame to miss out on the opportunity to include this in a birthday celebration!
Take a trip for a wine tasting at your favourite wine farm or stay in the city and pay a visit to a chic wine bar for you and your friends to kick back and enjoy some of the finest South African wines.
The choice is yours! Have a look at some of the wine-inspired birthday party venues we’ve listed below.
Groot Constantia is nestled in the fertile Constantia Valley and produces a range of award-winning wines.
The new Visitors Route offers a circular self-guided route of the heritage-rich core of the wine estate.
It’s a lovely wedding venue too, which is why we featured it in our post The Best Wedding Venues for Cape Town in 2020 – which might be helpful to you.
The estate has 3 tasting rooms and 2 restaurants, where you can enjoy award winning wines and delicious food!
Enjoy a picnic on their lawns, al fresco lunches under beautiful aged oak trees or have drinks around their homely fireplace and toast to a milestone.
Visit their website and have a look at their cellar tours, estate tours, wine tasting options and a tour of the manor house. Join us for beautiful wine complemented by stunning scenery.
Steenberg, located in the Constantia winelands, was the Cape’s first farm, established in 1682. It has come a long way from its humble beginnings and is a destination steeped in heritage.
Steenberg Hotel & Spa offers exquisite hospitality with spectacular views, complemented by exceptional cuisine and incredible wines.
The estate features an exquisite tasting room, which is the perfect place to experience the wealth of wines Steenberg has to offer.
Enjoy a refined dining experience at two signature restaurants catering for refined dining in a relaxed setting at Tryn, to a bistro-style fare and tapas at Bistro Sixteen82.
To book a birthday party at one of their amazing venues on the estate, visit their website and send an enquiry.
Klein constantia produces some of South Africa’s finest wines, including one of the world’s best natural sweet wines, Vin De Constance.
It’s described as one of the most beautiful wine estates, set amidst ancient trees on the upper foothills of the Constantiaberg. The views of False Bay are amazing too!
The estate has a stunning tasting room, home to a variety of curated collections from their vast library of South African wines. Klein Constantia’s Bistro offers special cuisine and wine tastings, under jacaranda trees – it’s a beautiful setting!
Get in touch with Klein Constantia and provide some information about your birthday party, and the experience you’d like to book.
The Rockwell Cellars is based in De Waterkant, Greenpoint and offers a great atmosphere complemented by delicious wines.
They describe themselves as being perfect for private events like birthday parties, with their wine tasting experiences including unique cheese pairings (if this tickles your fancy).
Tasting 5 wines is only R45.00 so this could be the perfect way to celebrate if you’re a wine fanatic ready to try something new.
Get in touch with Rockwell Cellars by visiting their website.
Henri’s Restaurant and Wine Bar
Henri’s combines an inspired menu with a casually sophisticated setting in a heritage house conveniently situated on Somerset West Main Road.
The venue offers a sophisticated bar with eye-catching cut stone, and an extensive list of fine wines including shiraz, pinot noir, classic red wine and white wine, Pinotage, Merlot, Chardonnay, Chenin blanc plus special reserves and blends to enjoy!
This is ideal for those who are besotted with wine and would love a wine tasting as a treat for their birthday party!
Complemented by indoor and outdoor dining options depending on the mood.
The menu can be described as comfort food with a modern global influence. They are well known for their aged grass-fed beef, fresh local seafood, and homemade, thin based pizza cooked in a wood-fired oven.
Get in touch by visiting their website and sending an enquiry with some details about how you’d like to host your birthday party.
La Parada Tapas and Wine Bar
La Parada on Bree Street is a lively hotspot in the centre of the Mother City, with great food, wine and cocktails.
There’s outdoor seating, cozy leather couches, and decor that provides a rustic Spanish look and feel. This is a great venue which really sets the atmosphere for any event.
The venue accommodates up to 120 guests, making it ideal for really large birthday parties – but you could also rent a section for you and your friends to enjoy and celebrate your birthday in style.
Their tapas and cocktails are well-known and the vibey, mediterranean atmosphere sets it apart from other trendy bars and restaurants in Cape Town.
Visit La Parada’s website and get in touch with some details about your birthday celebration.
Birthday Venues with South African Beers & Craft Beer Tastings
South Africa is known for its beer, and our love for drinking it!
We produce some incredible beers locally, and the craft beer scene has skyrocketed with small breweries taking up the opportunity to enter the beer market.
As a result, we have some of the best venues for beer tasting, where you can enjoy amazing South African beers and imported beers, in locations where the walls are lined with history.
If you’re a beer enthusiast – this is for you.
Check out some of the taprooms and breweries we’ve mentioned below and book for a tour or private tasting with friends for the ultimate beer-inspired birthday party!
Jack Black Taproom
The Jack Black Taproom offers stunning birthday party experiences with crisp craft beer creations for you to indulge in (their burgers are great too!).
The venue is available for hire for large groups (and includes everything!), alternatively just book a section for your birthday party celebration.
If you’re looking for crisp South African beers including lagers, pale ales, IPAs, weiss and more – plus a fully kitted venue for a very reasonable price – get in touch with Jack Black Taproom and host a memorable birthday party.
Beerhouse is situated in the heart of the Mother City, with 25 beers on tap and their selection of 99 different bottled beers.
Arrive during “Beer ‘O’Clock” and get great prices on tasting trays with a selection of South African craft beers. They also offer the opportunity to pour your own beers using their keg table or mobile mini bar around the table.
They cater for birthday celebrations really well, and are on-hand to meet your specific needs.
Get in touch with the Beerhouse team by visiting their website – it won’t disappoint!
Drifter Brewing Company
Situated in Woodstock, the Drifter Brewing Company produces stunning craft beers, available nationwide, and in a few countries overseas.
When you walk into the brewery, it feels like you’ve stepped onto a ship setting sail for beer paradise. The entire brewery has a nautical theme based on the home built family sailing yacht, Drifter, that founder and director Nick Bush’s parents sailed around the world on for almost a decade
Their quirky branding, rich story, and range crisp craft beers provide the perfect atmosphere for birthday parties.
Beer lovers will also love their range of limited release craft beers, which are extra special for celebratory birthday toasts!
Their beers are even better when paired with their delicious menu, including scrumptious burgers!
To enquire about hiring their venue and making group bookings, visit their website and check out the venue hire tab.
Newlands Brewery is home to 9 famous beer brands, and they believe the best way to let you in on their history and inside secrets is with their #BeerExperience.
The tour takes about an hour and goes through their speciality, small batch brewery – Newlands Spring Brewing Co.
Follow the journey of beer from its beginning as a grain, to its end as a well-crafted, ice-cold treasure.
The tour ends with a beer tasting and a couple of pints in the brewery’s historic pub. Here, you can also enjoy a meal, making this experience a great way for beer lovers to celebrate their birthday party.
Get in contact with Newlands Brewery and book for their #BeerExperience with friends and family.
Woodstock Brewery is a renowned Cape Town brewery with great food, awesome South African craft beers and hearty food in a vibrant location.
They offer both tours and tastings, and this taproom could form part of the masterplan for your birthday party.
They have a relaxed beer garden for enjoying your drink of choice which also offers a view of the working brewery.
Enquire about hiring a space at Woodstock Brewery to celebrate your birthday in style. Visit their website!
Birthday Party Venues for Kids
We’ve gathered some great and engaging birthday party venues for kids.
These birthday party venues provide experiences and activities that everyone can get excited about.
Find the perfect venue to celebrate a kids birthday, and create an interesting learning experience or just pure fun!
Glowing Rooms is based in Milnerton, offering unique 3D experiences.
You can rent their venue and play 18 holes of mini golf in a sensational glow in the dark environment with friends.
They have rave reviews on Tripadvisor for kids birthday parties, and their special UV themed birthday party provides the perfect environment for kids to have loads of fun and experience shapes and colours in a new way – while playing mini golf. This package also includes glow in the dark hampers.
Have a look at their website and enquire about group bookings via email today!
Cape Town Science Centre
The Cape Town Science Centre is a fantastic place for kids to come and learn about science and expand their knowledge with fun interactive activities.
Plan the perfect kids birthday with creative puzzles and imaginative demonstrations – entrance is R65 per person with a venue hire fee of R380.
There are optional extras too, including a science show or robotics show.
Get in touch with the Cape Town Science Centre and organise a kids birthday party that does more than just entertain!
Artjamming is a great interactive venue where you kids can experiment with art.
Creating art and crafts is a super fun activity that’ll keep kids entertained, and let them get a little bit messy in a venue you don’t have to clean!
Qualified artists take the kids through demonstrations and get to work letting their imaginations run wild. Everything is provided, from the non-toxic acrylic paint, to brushes, aprons, and all the tools they would require to create their artwork.
You can make group bookings or hire the studio if you plan on hosting at least 30 guests.
Get in touch with Artjamming today, and create the perfect art-inspired birthday party. The kids will have an absolute blast!
Based in Kraaifontein, Bugz playpark is home to a wide variety of themed parties.
They do all the hard work for you and the themes include party ideas such as: Cakeboss, aeroplane, dinosaur, Disney Princess, Dora the Explorer, cookie decorating, Frozen, lego, mermaid, hello kitty.
They charge around R230 per child and offer time slots throughout the week and over the weekend for your convenience.
With a diverse range of services they also offer horseback riding in their wildlife sanctuary, where you can see Zebra, Springbok, Eland, Gemsbok, Kudu, Giraffe, Wildebees, Bontebok and a wide variety of bird life.
Check out this awesome birthday party venue and plan a great curated experience for your kid’s birthday party today!
Bounce World is based in Montague Gardens (under the same roof as Action Sports Arena)
They offer a variety of bouncy castles to keep your kids occupied and entertained!
It’s a great place for kids to run and jump around with friends and enjoy slides, arenas, rings and obstacles in a safe environment.
Check out their website and get in touch to plan a fun kids birthday party, featuring bouncing castles today!
Action Sports Arena
The Action Sports Arena in Montague Gardens offers soccer parties for kids, cricket parties and even bubble soccer parties!
It’s a great place for kids to enjoy playing their favourite sports together, and it’s nice for winter when weather can be a bit too unpredictable for outside play.
Have a look at their website to get an idea of their variety of kids birthday party options.
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If you are looking for even more venue inspiration have a look at our Best Wedding Venues in Cape Town for 2020 post and get inspiration for exciting birthday party ideas with our post on The Ultimate List of Birthday Party Ideas.
Thanks for reading and happy venue hunting!