There are few venues in Cape Town that can offer you the option of unwinding in a wing-back chair enjoying your favourite Whisky, or enjoying an ice cold beer at the bar after work. Imagine a prime-cut steak seated at a ceiling-high window with the view of the city and getting down on the dance floor to the sounds of Cape Town’s hippest DJ’s afterwards. No, there is nothing quite like Blakes Bar and Lounge, located at 189 Buitengracht Street. Ample parking is available, too, which is a bonus in the city bowl.
The ground floor offers a lounge area with DJ box for late night partying on Friday and Saturday nights. Climb the stairs to the first floor and you are greeted by the trendy wrap-around bar to your left. On the right are a select number of tables available for dining. This is a popular spot so booking is recommended in order to get a table with a view of Table Mountain the city below.
Ascend the stairs to the top floor and you enter a warm, sophisticated lounge area where you’ll find thick pile carpets, plush sofas and aristocratic wing back chairs with dark wood tables. There is a small whisky bar set up behind a vintage dark stained wood desk and an expansive deck with breathtaking views of Cape Town. The walls are lined with paintings, books and cut crystal glasses. The ambiance is refined, cultured, elegant.
For an evening out on the town few establishments can offer such a unique setting, with three distinctive characters, all under one roof. Do yourself a favour and head down to Blakes for an unforgettable evening, no matter which floor you find yourself on…
Article by Shehaam Petersen*
Known as one of Cape Town’s most unique and luxurious entertainment and dining venues, Trinity combines sexy, exclusivity and elegance with a modern touch. Perfectly located close to the V & A Waterfront and the City Centre (15 Bennett Street, Green Point), Trinity’s multi-level set-up offers guests distinct differences in atmosphere, mood and tempo. The stunning yet simple décor and state-of-the-art equipment gives guests the option to dress according to any theme or event.
The three levels boast three different restaurants, namely Trinity Café, Trinity Grill and Trinity East so guests are really spoiled for choice.
Located on level 1, Trinity Café offers pizzas, burgers and pastas to name a few. The first thing people notice at the Café is the fully functional pipe organ which features as its main attraction as it ascends through the 3 levels of the venue. Guests can also indulge in a wide selection of drinks from the bar on this level as they enjoy live entertainment around the church organ stage.
The Trinity Grill on level 2 offers guests a selection of scrumptious seafood, steaks and soups accompanied by a broad selection of impressive cocktails and shooters. The steel-fronted marble counter tops and Oregon pine floors set the tone and mood for this floor. After enjoying a fillet of beef on herb mash with roasted vine tomatoes, guests can grab a few colourful cocktails and head over to the “Cube” which has a slightly raised private area that can be transformed into a dance floor or a small stage overlooking the Grill room.
Trinity East, which is located on the third level, offers a more intimate setting which gives guests direct access to the enchanting roof garden. The garden features umbrellas for those warm summer days and a fireplace for those frosty winter nights. The Trinity Grill menu consists of an assortment of Asian delights, sushi and Thai cuisine.
Let the party begin!
Apart from all the fantastic food available at the restaurants, Trinity’s main attraction must be their ‘Funktion’ room which is named after its extraordinary state-of-the-art ‘Funktion One’ sound system. The sound and lighting experience is perfect for any occasion or event, no matter how huge or intimate it may be.
For spectacular views of the whole dance floor including the 7-metre stage, guests are encouraged to stand on the mezzanine level.
Have you been to Trinity before? Tell us about your experience in the comment section below.
Photo source: Trinity*
After much success of the first SIRIUS indoor-outdoor event, the 12-hour intergalactic journey returns on Friday, 09 August 2013, featuring top international artists INTERACTIVE NOISE and D-NOX!
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The creator of LOVE & LIGHT and PACHA Ibiza Cape Town will be hosting the second SIRIUS event on the 9th of August at Bloemendal, Durbanville Wine Valley, with a beautiful 270⁰ panoramic view of the Cape Peninsula.
Mexican born INTERACTIVE NOISE creates a one-of-a-kind tension between familiar and surprising sound elements.
D-NOX the second international artist featuring at SIRIUS, is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and charismatic DJ’s to emerge from Germany in recent years. He is known to have the ability to captivate dance floors with mind-numbing cosmic shifts of Techno, Progressive and Electro pressured grooves.
The event, which is merely 20km from Cape Town, starts at 2pm and ends on Saturday morning 2am. Limited tickets are available from Webticket at R150.00 per ticket as of July 2013. A fully licensed bar will be available and no under 18′s will be allowed. For more information, updates and directions, kindly visit the SIRIUS Cape Town Facebook page.