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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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Every street in Cape Town has a unique personality. If Kloof Street is the aloof sophisticate of the Cape Town family, and Bree is the quirky art student, then Lower Main Road in Observatory is the black sheep, the cousin who went backpacking in India to find herself and came back with piercings and tattoos. Yep, there’s no doubt that…

Jack Black Brewery The Jack Black Brewery in Diep River is the ideal place to meet your mates as they have their exceptional beer, great food and a social ambience. Every second Thursday they’re hosting an enjoyable general knowledge pub quiz night that’s not to be missed. R50 gets you in and includes a free beer. Be sure…

There’s something magical about summer sunsets: the vibrant colours, the warm glow, and that unshakeable sense that – for a moment – all is right with the world. They ought to be celebrated properly, and these Cape Town spots make it easy to do just that! The Vue Sky Bar Lounge This rooftop bar in De Waterkant has a magnificent…

Loop Street in Cape Town has serious middle child syndrome. Stuck right in between her bold and rebellious older brother, Long Street, and her hip and popular younger sister, Bree Street, Loop is developing a distinct personality of her own and is becoming a real rival  for Cape Town’s affection. Marrow Cape Town’s artisan food movement…

April 21 2018

The CBD is the heart of Cape Town, and Long Street is its major artery. Running all the way from the Cape Town Convention Centre, cutting through the middle of the CBD, and ending at Kloof Street, Long Street is a major part of the city’s street culture. During the day the street is a full with people visiting the…

Like our wine, we take our beer very, very seriously. It’s a work of art that takes time, expertise and love to perfect, because Capetonians and visitors want variety and quality. We look at the breweries and tap rooms, drinking (and eating) establishments and festivals not to be missed if you love beer in Cape Town: Breweries & Tap…

Sitting at the foot of iconic Table Mountain, Cape Town has some of the most spectacular views anywhere in the world. Among the best places to enjoy these views are from the rooftops of the buildings that make up the CBD and surrounds, and the city has numerous rooftop bars and chill-out spots where you can grab a drink and…

There is no other wine that captures the romance and joy of a single moment as when the foil of a bottle of Champagne is peeled. The cork pops, the bubbles fizz and the enticing wine bursts out of the bottle. Like all great wines, iconic Champagne possesses a seductive quality, nuanced and prestige to command a special place at…

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…

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…

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…

Located within the prestige of The Cullinan, Stella Café is a premium Cape Town bar where guests can relax while indulging in some of the most delectable culinary delights and finest wines. It is mere minutes away from the classy boutiques of the V&A Waterfront yet remains a centrally-located haven of luxury in the city.

The home of Great South African Beer…since 1820

This is the hub for all things beer in Cape Town, providing the best of local and international beer.

Darling Brew’s newly built brewery is its pride and joy and together with its taste room is a cool, stylish and welcoming place to hang out.

The first gin distillery in Cape Town, Hope on Hopkins creates spirits using new flavours, an extensive group of botanicals and carefully sourced ingredients.

Founded in 2007, Jack Black’s Brewing Co. was one of the pioneers of Cape Town’s booming craft beer industry. Proud producers of Jack Black’s Brewers Lager, Butcher Block Pale Ale, Lumber Jack Amber Ale and Skeleton Coast India Pale Ale, the brewery has since opened its doors to the public.

Mavericks Revue Bar is South Africa’s premier gentlemen’s club, a place of sophistication, elegant temptation and alluring fantasy.

In the heart of Somerset West, this upmarket bar serves a selection of beverages that ensures that every taste is catered for.

Relax on a lounger at a sparkling pool while you sip on summery cocktails at Sandy B, The Bay Hotel’s exclusive private beach club. Sandy B sits just above the Camps Bay strip where it looks over Camps Bay beach. A well-stocked bar is manned by professional and friendly bartenders, here to cater to all your cocktail needs.

South African Breweries (SAB) was founded in 1895, and has been the leading beverage company in South Africa for over 100 years.

For those with discerning taste and an eye for sophisticated luxury, Raleigh’s Cigar Bar is a must, for the traveller and local alike. This premium Cape Town cigar lounge has an old world ambience combined with modern elegance, offering light snacks from Louis B’s menu and a selection of classic cognacs, vintage whiskies and fine cigars.

Although it is located about 30 minutes from the city, Triggerfish Brewing is considered one of the finest Cape Town craft breweries in the region. Sourcing local ingredients and taking influences from their home in the winelands, its collection includes 9 staple and 16 seasonal brews.

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