Most of Durban's nightlife options is centred on the docks area, along the Golden Mile, and in suburbs such as Morningside and Westville. Durban has a lively arts scene, which reflects the city's cultural diversity - it offers a rich choice of African, Indian and western entertainment.
Bars in Durban
Billy the Bum's
Claiming to be at the cutting edge of mixology, this drinking hole serves cocktails on a large patio amongst a raucous crowd.Address: , Windermere Road, Morningside, Durban,
Telephone: (031) 303 1988.
A long established and very popular haunt where Durban's beautiful people hang out. Situated on the beach front, it offers seven bars across two decks, fabulous cocktails and shooters.Address: , Lower North Beach Road, Marine Parade, Durban,
Telephone: (031) 368 2858.
This is is a classy place set in a converted historical house, with wonderful kitschy decor and plenty of beautiful folk which also serves Asian sushi and tapas.Address: , Florida Road, Morningside, Durban,
Clubs in Durban
Is a smart entertainment venue for an older audience.Address: , Florida Road, Morningside, Durban,
Telephone: (082) 447 1283.
Rocks the city, especially on student night.Address: , 672 Umgeni Road, Cypress Avenue, Durban,
Telephone: (031) 303 7568.
This is one of Durban's top nightspots, with music ranging from 80s to dance.
Address: , Greyville Racecourse, Durban,
Live music in Durban
Rainbow Restaurant and Jazz Club
This joint plays host to some of South Africa's biggest names in the genre.Address: , Stanfield Lane, Pinetown, Durban,
Telephone: (031) 702 9161.
The Arena at the city's International Convention Centre is a state-of-the-art venue for major headline acts, with capacity for 10,000.Address: , Ordnance Road, Durban,
Telephone: (031) 360 1000.
Thunder Road Rock Diner
Is a hip, grungy, rockin' little bar which has live music on the weekends. It's a a crowded stage squeezed into a tiny restaurant, which serves the typical Tex-Mare fare.Address: , Florida Road, Morningside, Durban,
Telephone: (031) 303 3440.
Classical music in Durban
The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra strings together an interesting spring concert program, and there are weekly performances in the City Hall.Address: , West Street, Durban,
Telephone: (031) 311 1111.
Dance in Durban
Theatres in Durban
The waterside BAT Centre on the harbourside offers a wide range of arts disciplines, ranging from live music and theatre to poetry recitals.Address: , Maritime Place, Durban,
Telephone: (031) 332 0451.
Music and Dance in Durban
The Natal Playhouse is Durban's flagship theatre, staging drama, musical and dance productions.Address: , Smith Street, Durban,
Telephone: (031) 369 9555.