Cape Town has added another high-end club to its bustling nightlife with the opening of Cocoon on recently.
On the night of the big opening, MCC (Methode Cap Classique) flowed and guests were treated to Asian-inspired canapes.
Having recently undergone an R10m refurbishment, the club takes the East meets West theme, being split into two sections. On the East side, more experimental and deep house music played, while on the West more traditional club music thumped away.
The clientele Cocoon is clearly aiming for is more upmarket and it sports premium table serves and Asian-clad hostesses.
It was clear from the opening night Cocoon will provide fierce competition in the upmarket club scene battling for the same club goers currently frequenting Harringtons, SOUK, CoCo and Jade Champagne Bar & Lounge.
Club 40/40. Picture: Supplied
As space goes compared with its counterparts it is laid out spaciously with little waiting time at the bar.
The staff on the night were quick on their feet and in general knew what they were doing. Another club that joined the scene is 40/40.
Sporting a more urban vibe, the club is in 4 Buiten Street, it has a sizeable dance floor, a quiet VIP section and lounge area for those who prefer to sit and sip Bisquit Cognac.
The music ranges from popular pop and hip-hop music to truly South African gqom music which causes anyone to jump out of their seats and dance.
On Thursday’s the club also hosts Techno Thursday for the EDM heads to jump up and down.
The biggest difference between 40/40 and Cocoon compared with some of the other high-end clubs is space. Especially, compared with the go-to A-listers club CoCo.
Although people flock to CoCo to be seen, it is a small space. Also, if you are a non-smoker you will be stuck at the GoldBar downstairs.
Club 40/40 is an underrated gem, which has brought a nice balance between providing the kind of service you expect from a high-end club while still being approachable to those who just want to go out and dance.
Both clubs are where you will be guaranteed a good time and although Cocoon has the better views, 40/40 is no slouch and is a must-visit venue with summer fast approaching.