Bars

From cocktail bars to sports bars, if you’re heading to Cape Town there is no shortage of spots to have a drink or two.

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As a popular tourist destination, Cape Town has a number of top class bars and pubs that are definitely worth a visit, but most locals steer clear of the tourist hotspots and rather opt for places a little off of the main streets. Here you’ll meet real Capetonians on their home turf, and if South Africans’ friendly reputation is anything…

There’s a worldwide re-awakening, a revolution of the white spirit we know as gin and Cape Town is one of the leaders of this trend. Passionate locals are distilling gin using indigenous flora such as fynbos and rooibos to create gin that you’ll find nowhere else in the world. Here are 10 distillers giving this fine tipple a local flavour: WOODSTOCK…

The rise of craft beers in Cape Town has been rapid. Capetonians will no longer assault their gullets with mass-produces lagers. They want variety and they want quality. I spoke to Martin Tucker, owner of The Beer Merchant, and one of the organisers of the Cape Town Festival of Beer, to get a better understanding of craft beer around the…

The Mother City is big on healthy living, with locals dedicated to feeding their bodies only the freshest foods and juices. We visited six of the best Juice Bars in the city and came back with our top choices. ÉSO JUICE COMPANY This smoothie and juice bar offers fresh concoctions that are out of this world! Their juice is 100% cold-pressed…

The Mother City has always been big on love, so allow us to help with 50 ways to ensure you knock it out of the park with one of these epic dates. HELICOPTER RIDE It’s the best way to see Cape Town and your date will feel like a movie star. Soar over the majestic mountain ranges of the Cape…

Take a look at some of the best cocktail bars to visit in Cape Town. THE GRAND DADDY A well-known boutique hotel in Long Street, the Grand Daddy is quirky and fun with its airstream rooftop trailer park and Sky Bar. From up here, you get great views of the city skyline while sipping drinks off a varied drinks menu…

As winter brushes her blue cheeks across Capetonian skies, come and discover how people have weaved their lives through the tip of Africa, as you encounter both the uncommon and marvellous, from flames of restaurant fireplaces to dancing leaves in the Winelands, from the intricate tastes of coffee in art galleries to the smells of the great Atlantic crashing against…

Sport in South Africa is close to religion. Acolytes of the game follow every tackle, pass, run and goal with relentless fervour. Every weekend, Capetonians across the city descend on local bars and restaurants to catch their teams in action. Take a look at some of the best places in Cape Town to watch the big game! OBLIVION A European-style…

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The gin floodgates have been opened in Cape Town. Not only do we have at least three dedicated gin bars and at least two locally produced tonic waters, but it’s becoming a popular spirit to distill with new brands emerging into the market all the time. Hope on Hopkins in Salt River is the enterprise of husband and wife team…

So you’re looking for a night out are you? A couple of drinks you say? Maybe you want to cut loose on the dance floor, but aren’t sure where to go? Our handy list of 50 of the most popular clubs and bars in the Mother City will help you on your way then! Enjoy! ARCADE One of the newest…

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