The UCT Club is a convivial gathering place where members of the UCT community can socialise and exchange ideas. Located on the upper campus in the Sports Center, the club is open to all staff, postgraduate students and alumni and they are automatically entitled to membership rights at the Club. The Club consists of a reasonably-priced restaurant and a pub where members can meet in a relaxed and informal environment. The pub is a popular meeting place after work where staff and students can meet on a less formal footing. Staff are also encouraged to bring along groups of students to have a drink and chat off the record.
The UCT Club developed from the informal gatherings that were held on Friday afternoons in the Physics Department. In 1988 the old Bat & Cat premises in the Sports Center were secured and the Club was formally established to cater for the social and less formal academic needs of the staff of UCT.
The Club underwent a major revamp in 1995, at which time the management was taken over by Rondebosch Caterers CC, who have continued to manage the Club since then.