We Are Babylon

Babylon is the leading ‘open-minded’ venue on the African continent. Located in the heart of Illovo, Sandton, Babylon has the type of mainstream appeal most LGBT+ venues can only dream of. This is very much in keeping with our goal of being a home to the LGBT+ community, but inclusive and welcoming of everyone.

Babylon’s design is chic but playful. Massive bars, VIP Booth seating and walls of flat screen TV’s, playing Babylon’s signature mix of raunchy imagery. Expect the best in commercial & pop music, drink specials & live entertainment including world-class, international drag performers.


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    Welcome to Babylon – the premier destination for the LGBTQ+ community and open-minded individuals in Africa. Nestled in the vibrant heart of Illovo, Sandton, Babylon stands out as a beacon of inclusivity and mainstream charm, setting a new standard for LGBTQ+ venues.

    At Babylon, we celebrate diversity and inclusivity, making it the perfect place for anyone who wants to enjoy a night out in a welcoming environment. Our philosophy is simple: we are a home for the LGBTQ+ community, but our doors are open to everyone, regardless of identity.

    Step into an ambiance that’s chic yet playful, where contemporary design meets comfort. Our spacious venue boasts massive bars, luxurious VIP booth seating, and walls adorned with flat-screen TVs showcasing Babylon’s iconic blend of provocative imagery and visual delights.

    Music is the heartbeat of Babylon. Our venue pulsates with the best in commercial and pop music, curated to create an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re looking to dance the night away or enjoy a relaxed evening, our diverse musical selection caters to all tastes.