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 online options. 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 options for finding hookups. 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 finding hookups. Then let us know how it went in the comments.
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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 hook up 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.
One of the first hookup platforms 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 options for over a decade. The user base has now reached more than 90 million people - an unprecedented number for hookup options. It’s a big reason AFF so often tops our annual list of the best hookup options online.
Users of AFF say they would be fine using only it and there are so many reasons why. For one, it’s 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 AFF. While some 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.
There are a lot of options out there to try but nothing we've seen more reliably helps guys find single women to hook up with.
A big reason AFF has been so successful for so long is that they have stayed true to their mission. It’s 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 online options.
These are some of the best bars where we've found lots of hookups in Pretoria. Give them a try and you might get lucky!
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 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.
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 hookup bars, ABE is all about feeling good.
If you feel like partying all night, here's where you need to go. No doubt you'll meet lots of hot girls here!
Nothing beats clubbing when it comes to meeting lots of hot girls. But if you feel like your options are high-end exclusive clubs and another rowdy dive bar, it does seem disheartening. This is where Channel M gives you the best of both worlds. With world-class DJs, hot girls and surprisingly affordable drinks, this is one place where you can get laid in Pretoria. So head here next weekend and see just how many girls you can meet!
These daytime hotspots are great alternatives to the usual bars and clubs. You might be surprised just how successful you can be here!
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 making it an ideal spot to meet locals looking to hook up tonight. Bring a book, set up shop and see who wanders into your circle. More than a few hookups in Pretoria 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.
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 hook ups 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.
If you’re like us, a few is never enough. Here are even more ideas for ways to arrange hookups in Pretoria.
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 platform 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 Tinder 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.
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