10 Cape Town rooftop bars, cocktail spots and wine bars to check this summer

Looking for sensational views, sunset sessions or Instagramable (and equally delicious) cocktails in Cape Town? Read on.

From uber-swanky hotspots to a lounge on the peak of a natural wonder of the world, throw yourself at the mercy of talented mixologists as they flex their signature creations at these 10 Cape Town rooftop bars, cocktail spots and wine bars.

Rooftop Bars

Gigi Rooftop Restaurant & Bar

The Gigi Rooftop Restaurant & Bar at the Gorgeous George Hotel is an intimate 80-seater lounge on the 6th floor. Indulge in wild tiki-inspired cocktails or CBD-infused non-alcoholic drinks as you let your hair down and enjoy the sun-filled poolside sessions.

Location: 118 St George’s Mall, Cape Town
Contact details: +27(0)87 898 6000 |

The Nines

Enter the Nines, a rooftop restaurant and cocktail lounge perched atop the uber-swanky Station House. From its indulgent views of Sea Point and its surroundings to its sexy decor-the Nines is the perfect place to end your day.

Go back in time to the beginning of cocktail making with their Vintage collection or dare to delve into their Modern Classics. There’s also the option of a mixologist concocting one of their signature creations, mysteriously titled Masterpieces.

Location: Station House, 19 Kloof Rd, Sea Point
Contact details: 021 745 6609 |


Savour sensational views, sunset sessions and sizzling summer beats at Chinchilla, rated by Time Out Chicago as one of the best rooftop bars in the world. Come in and drift off with resident DJs spinning the coolest sounds on the city’s hottest strip. Sip on chic alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails courtesy of their talented in-house mixologists.

Location: Shop 120, Second Floor, The Promenade Building, Victoria Road, Camps Bay
Contact details: +27(0)21 286 5075 |

RED Roof Bar

Right on top of the Radisson Red Hotel, RED Roof is another must-visit locale in the mother city. Order refreshing cocktails and beers on tap (from a red truck casually parked poolside). The RED Roof is the perfect sunset meet-up spot in the stylish Silo District.

Location: Silo 6, Silo Square, V&A Waterfront
Contact details: +27(0)87 086 1578 |

Mountain Club Bistro

Voted one of the top rooftop bars in Cape Town, Mountain Club Bistro showcases jaw-dropping 360-degree of the city and Table Mountain.

Opt for their signature showstopper cocktails or choose from a range of local wines, beers and ciders. A crystal blue plunge pool, sun loungers and a backdrop of the mountain make this trendy rooftop bar totally Instagrammable.

Location: Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel, 12 Kloof Nek Rd, Gardens
Contact details +27(0)21 424 1133 |

Yours Truly

With live DJs and acoustic sessions every weekend, Yours Truly is ideal for after-work drinks, lazy weekends and breathtaking sunsets. Once a backpacker, Yours Truly has crept into the hearts and minds of both locals and international visitors alike.

Location: 73 Kloof St, Gardens
Contact details: +27(0)21 426 2587 |

Cocktail Spots

Latitude Café

With astonishing views and a laidback atmosphere, Latitude Café is located atop the Latitude Aparthotel. Escape to this 50-seater café above the city, bristling with cosmopolitan afternoon cocktail culture. Relax on the edge of a luminescent rooftop pool or take an invigorating dip under the watchful gaze of Lion’s Head.

Location: Cnr Kings and Regent Roads, Sea Point
Contact details: +27 21 286 2738 |


Named after the 1951 Bollywood movie Awara (The Vagabond), this locale is the chic new incarnation of the ever-popular Bukhara. Picture trendy sophistication meets tongue-in-cheek alcohol offerings. From Pani Puri Gin and Masala Old Fashioned to coy cardamom-scented Blushing Lady, the fruits and spices used in Asian-fusion cuisine find their way into their divine drinks.

Location: 33 Church St, Cape Town
Contact details: +27(0)21 424-0000 |

Wine Bars

Views by De Grendel

Situated on the peak of a natural wonder of the world, Views by De Grendel is a brand-new beverage experience on top of Table Mountain. After an enthralling 5-minute ascent to the summit via the cableway, patrons can indulge in elegant wines while drinking in spectacular vistas over the Mother City.

Note: Cableway tickets can be purchased online.

Location: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Tafelberg Road, Gardens
Contact details: +27(0)21 424 8181 |

Bascule Bar

Unwind at Bascule Whisky, Wine and Cocktail Bar, located at the V&A Waterfront’s yacht marina.

Bascule is where connoisseurs and social butterflies gather for signature sundowners and lively tunes after a long day.

Choose from more than 400 internationally acclaimed whiskies or indulge in one of Cape Town’s finest wines.

Location: Cape Grace Hotel, West Quay Road, V&A Waterfront
Contact details: +27(0)21 410 7100 |

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