**Update: 2 December 2011 – seems this market has now been cancelled (both day and night versions)**
A few months back, the by now well established Bay Food & Wine Market held a one-off night market. I stopped in, for a while, and was really impressed by how well attended it was – people were streaming in from all sides, and the roads around the area were jam-packed with cars.
I liked the market… There wasn’t a huge amount of fresh produce (which is what I’m always after), but I imagine that was because it was a night-time version, and therefore not really a shopping market, but one aimed more at providing entertainment for visitors. I would still like to stop by one Saturday for their day-time version, as I have heard some good things about what’s on offer there.
Anyway, they have now made this a regular thing, and will be holding a night market on the first Friday of every month, from 5pm to 9pm. On offer, live music, cocktails, specially selected food and drink stalls, and the convivial atmosphere that seems to go hand in hand with most night markets.
The Bay Food & Wine Market is located at Victoria Mall (under La Cuccina), Hout Bay.
Saturday Markets: every Saturday 9am-2pm
Friday night Market: every first Friday of the month 5pm-9pm.