The South African Police Service has allegedly ordered the Brass Bell restaurant in Kalk Bay to cease hosting live bands.
In a letter to supporters and artists, venue booking agent Alex Wise explained that the order arose from resident complaints in the surrounding area.
"We had the SAPS come over to the venue on Wednesday and tell us that we have to stop all full live music moving forward, with the exception of having 2-man acoustic bands with no drums or amplification.
"The main issue has been disturbances caused by intoxicated people leaving the venue and karaoke night every Tuesday. Bottom line, the actual live music isn't the issue, which is really frustrating," she wrote.
The venue plans to lobby the local authorities to reconsider the position, adding that they were prepared to limit the live acts to 5-7 hours per week, with a cut-off time of 11pm.