Sleazy Avatar-Themed Nightclub Opens in South Africa

Somehow I thought Avatar-themed nightclubs would be kind of cool, but recently opened Avastar (I know, right?) proves they can be sleazier than you ever imagined.

Judging by the success of James Cameron’s Avatar movie, it was only a matter of time before someone used his fantasy world as nightclub theme. Only I think anyone could have done a much better job of it than Mike Basson, a South African entrepreneur who looks like one of the gangster Guy Richie uses in his movies. He came up with the “brilliant” name “Avastar” for his new nightclub in Rivonia, South Africa’s version of Las Vegas, slapped cheesy artworks of nude Na’Vi women on the walls, and described his idea as a mind-blowing combination of nature and technology. It’s also got some fancy chandeliers supposed to look like the Tree of Life and some fire-spitting volcanoes, fog machines and lasers, LEDs, pretty everything an Avatar fan dreams of finding in a nightclub themed after their favorite movie.

Photo: Avastar Nightclub

According to mobster-lookalike Basson, everyone is welcome at Avastar, but guys shouldn’t hit on the ladies unless they do it with an Avastar cocktail. Otherwise the bouncers will probably punch you in the face until you get that nice Na’Vi flat nose, just like in the movie.

Photo: Avastar Nightclub

Avastar opened on June 1st, and guess who hosted the party? No, it wasn’t James Cameron, in fact, judging by the sleazy design, he had nothing to do with this place. It was the one and only, David Hasselhoff. You keep your megalomaniac film director, the Hoff is way cooler!


I know, it’s sleazier than you imagined, but it gets even worse. Avastar is the world’s only place where you can admire a topless Na’Vi Marilyn Monroe in some kitschy artworks you normally see airbrushed on the hood of 90’s cars.


via Topless Robot

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  • charmaine Posted on August 4, 2012

    I was looking for a good club to go to so I came across this club called Avastar in Rivonia and oh my God,it is mind blowing and out of this world just like the theme Avatar the movie,I felt like I was in Las Vegas and really could not believe what I was seeing.the lighting and the chandeliers have such a reflection that it actually take you to another planetary restaurant is top class served with succulent juicy well prepared food and salads,the cookery its self is self explanatory.the waiters and the managress Rita is very warm n welcoming.the parking area is well lit and safe must admit at 45yrs of age I have been to clubs before but nothing compared to this magnificent mind blowing……Avastar club! And oh I also met the owner Manie very simple down to earth person!!!!well done guys now you can be reassured that I will spread the news around by word of mouth which is wild fire!!I just can’t get over this planetary!!!