With more than 700,000 people in Pretoria and almost 2.5 million in the urban area, there’s plenty to do here. Our nightlife is thriving, especially if you’re on the hunt for fun between the sheets. The frequency of Pretoria hookups suggests that we’re the real capital of South Africa.
There’s no question that Pretoria is in the midst of a steady growth in terms of hookup bars. Whether up in Pretoria North or down in Centurion, you have options. Although, if we’re being honest, not all of those options are really that good. You have to do your research or you’ll waste whole nights in empty bars. The same can be said for all the Pretoria hookup apps and sites. There are tons out there but only a select few ever payout.
We’ve known that frustration, which is why we decided to do something about it. With the guidance of locals, we assembled the following list of the best Pretoria hookup sites, apps and bars. There’s no reason your social life should feel like you’re living out in Mokopane. Pretoria wants to get down with you.
Keep reading to find all the reliable hot spots and digital tools for Pretoria hookups. Then let us know how it went in the comments.
If your sex life has been struggling for air, it’s time to do something about it. Check out these can’t-miss Pretoria hookup apps, sites and bars.
Spanish tapas are all about getting together, sharing tasty treats and having a good time. For that reason, the finest tapas restaurant in town is also one of our favourite Pretoria hookup bars. Culture Club in The Village is a popular tapas bar that’s also so much more. It’s one of the city’s most welcoming hangouts for friends, couples and new acquaintances.
Whether you’re out on a date night or flying solo, Culture Club is excellent for dinner, drinks or both. It blends the relaxed atmosphere of a Spanish tapas restaurant with the cool vibes of a great cocktail bar. It’s that easy-going style that makes Culture Club a favourite for Pretoria locals and visitors looking for a good time.
As ever more hookup apps appear on the scene, it’s easier to find ones that are specific to your tastes. For us in particular, that means hooking up with women of experience; what the Americans call “cougars”. There are enough such tools for us to do an annual review of cougar apps and sites. We’ll save you some time, though: the best of these Pretoria hookup sites is Cougar Life.
It’s honestly not even close. When it comes to meeting women over 35, there isn’t an app that’s easier or better made. If you’re a young man who prefers the company of an older woman, you’ll love this app. Similarly, if you’re older and just want to meet someone your age, there’s no better way to make that happen.
Cougar Life has a huge following in cities around the world, with over seven million global users. That makes it the largest app of its kind and the one with tons of real female users.
Women love this app because it takes away the stress and uncertainty of a bar hookup. Older women are busy and don’t want to wait around all night for someone to hit on them. Yet, there’s still a stigma around women being sexually forward. They can’t win. Unless, of course, they get on Cougar Life.
Part of the reason Cougar Life is such a high-quality app is that it makes connections easy. You can look for someone who wants to meet up immediately and you’ll be alerted when someone views your profile. With all these pluses, the only reason you wouldn’t get this app is if you’re intimidated by older women. There’s no shame in it; lots of men are. That’s why we offer our course on dating women over 30. Build up your confidence and then find Pretoria hookups with beautiful women who know how to please.
Suppose you’ve matched with a lovely woman on Cougar Life and she’s waiting for you to recommend a meeting place. You want a bar with style and sophistication that isn’t going to be too crowded or loud. You also want somewhere that isn’t going to insult her by being stuffy and feeling like an old person’s bar. May we suggest Baracas?
Baracas Wine & Beer has a casual vibe with comfortable seating and a homey décor. In that way, it’s similar to a cool coffee shop where you feel like you can hang out all day. Yet, the wine and beer selection is designed for a refined palate. It’s a superb option for impressing a new acquaintance with your elegance and good taste.
One of the first hookup sites is still one of the best. Since it first appeared on the web back in the 90s, Adult FriendFinder has been setting the standard. It’s been the most established of the sites for over a decade. The user base has now reached more than 90 million people - an unprecedented number for Pretoria hookup sites. It’s a big reason AFF so often tops our annual list of the best hookup apps and sites.
Users of the site say they would be fine using only it and there are so many reasons why. For one, it’s a site for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have model looks; you’ll still find connections on AFF. You also don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the perks of this site. While some apps are geared exclusively toward users in their 20s, AFF is welcoming to users of all ages. There’s no better way to meet men and women in their 30s.
A big reason AFF has been so successful for so long is that they have stayed true to their mission. It’s a site for hookups and nothing else. They’ve made it easy to use on the computer and the phone, so hookups are always in reach. The browser experience is simple and the search function is refined. Very refined. Search by location, sexual kink or even cup size. Speaking from experience, that specificity is quite nice when you’re horny.
Adult FriendFinder is massively popular across the country and the globe as a whole. Sign up and you’ll soon delete all those other apps.
Speaking of coffee shops, they’re actually a great alternative for meeting an adventurous new friend. Their relaxed staff and unrushed atmosphere create an ideal environment for casual conversations that last for hours. Bring a book, set up shop and see who wanders into your circle. More than a few Pretoria hookups have started that way.
While there is no shortage of coffee shops in Pretoria, our favourite is Grounded at Echo. Like all the best cafés, it was designed to be relaxing and conducive to chatting. There are comfortable chairs and plenty of room to spread out. Of course, the coffee is excellent, but the real appeal here is the flow of customers. There’s always someone there who we want to get to know better.
If you’re trying to get lucky, it doesn’t hurt to head to where luck is everything. Smack dab in the middle of Time Square Casino is Bar Time. While most casino bars are garish or depressing, Bar Time is cool, laidback and a whole lot of fun. Even if you aren’t there for the gambling, you’re bound to make out like a winner.
In addition to a fully stocked bar and attentive servers, Bar Time boasts 24 hours of good times. Its placement in the casino means it isn’t restricted to normal bar hours. That means there’s always something going on down there. As a gathering space, Bar Time is a reliably entertaining hot spot for Pretoria’s most active crowd.
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There's very little that unites a group of people like delicious beer. That’s the reason beer markets and beer gardens have become so popular in recent years. They provide a large, comfortable space for people to gather, drink beers and have a great time. That’s why, when we tire of the cocktail bars and pubs, we head to African Beer Emporium.
ABE has a wide selection of beers on tap and in bottles. It’s one of the best ways to experience the unique African craft beer market, which is growing every day. Furthermore, it’s also an excellent place to simply hang out. Come with friends or just show up and see who’s down for fun. Like the best Pretoria hookup bars, ABE is all about feeling good.
University of Pretoria and TUT coeds are way ahead of us here. We’d be surprised if there was a single one of them who wasn’t on Tinder. It’s the hookup app that made hookup culture mainstream with Millennials and Gen Z. You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone under 40 who hasn’t tried it.
On the other hand, you’d be just as hard-pressed to find anyone over 30 who still recommends it. As easy and straightforward as Tinder can be, it’s also got a serious downside. It’s basically only useful for people between 18 and 28. Everyone else will find their matches come far less frequently.
Of course, if you are a highly attractive 20-something on Tinder, that’s not a downside. For men in the top 10% of looks, matches and hookups come at a furious clip. And if you’re a woman on Tinder who is even remotely attractive? Forget about it, you’ll be deluged with matches and messages. The hottest female Tinder users rarely even respond to messages; the ego-stroking is enough satisfaction for them.
With Tinder’s sustained success, it’s no surprise that the creators are expanding the brand. There’s a focus on making the app more helpful for serious dating and relationships. That could work, we suppose, but for the hottest locals, Tinder will always be about the easy Pretoria hookups.
One of the charming aspects of this city is how it blends so many different cultures and backgrounds. Loving this city means appreciating a world of styles while also being passionate about the local scene. This broad cultural appreciation is exactly what Café Barcelona brings to the table.
Almost every night of the week, you’ll find a diverse assortment of local musicians performing at this Colbyn establishment. Like any type of music venue, that means the crowds vary night to night. All the better for meeting someone new. If the music gets too loud or distracting, move outside for a more casual conversation over drinks. There’s always a good reason to visit Barcelona.
Finding hookups is just like any other skill. You need to practice it frequently if you want to stay good at it. If you think you can only find Pretoria hookups at the bar, you’re missing out on a cornucopia of opportunities. The world is filled with sexy, horny people just looking for an invitation. It’s up to you to keep your eyes open.
For instance, when we enter the SUPERSPAR in Queenswood, we pay attention. Sure, we’re looking for Ouma Rusks but we’re also checking out the talent. Beautiful women are walking up and down your local grocery aisle. With the right opening line, you could make your night (or afternoon) a whole lot more aerobic.
Dance clubs are a bit obvious for hookups but you know what they say: clichés are cliché for a reason. Nothing gets a woman more in the mood than hot music and even hotter dance moves. Vanity PTA is one of Pretoria’s most exuberant clubs, with a crowd that’s always having the time of their lives.
Whatever your musical preference, Vanity PTA will get your ass moving. On any given weekend night, you’ll find a half dozen birthday and bachelorette parties with serious anything-goes energy. We suppose you could have a bad time at PTA but we never have. Get off your butt and join in on the sexy grooves.