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Bars and Nightlife

With so many sites to browse we've saved you time by putting together our own personal recommendations covering travel guides, things to do, eat/drink/dance, further-a-field and recommended accommodation.

Whatever and where-ever you end up we hope you have a great trip!

Phone: 021 437 9029

LEOPARD LOUNGE

…pricy but amazing location with coastal views so popular for sun downers as well as drinkers looking for a bit of quiet sophistication. Live entertainment Monday to Saturday evenings.

12 Apostles Hotel, past Camps Bay
7am - 2am daily

Leopard Lounge
Phone: 021 418 1548

THE VILLAGE IDIOT

...a brick wall of on tap beer, huge marble wrap around bar with friendly smartly dressed bar staff overlooked by a massive stuffed ostrich named Oskar! This funky new kid on the block finally fills a much needed gap in Cape Town's line up. This is the young Hipster HQ where week nights are already booked in advance if you are looking to enjoy their braai-style bar food. Located on a first floor with exposed brick, open rafters, fireplace and wide balconies we enjoyed a great evening.

Thurs - Fri 4pm - 10pm
Sat 3pm - 10pm

The Village Idiot
Phone: 0214224374

TJING TJING ROOFTOP BAR

Small roof top bar serving great cocktails located on 3rd floor above Japanese restaurant.

165 Longmarket Street
Tues - Sat 4pm - late

Tjing Tjing

VASCO’S TAVERN

Established back in 1972 serving Portuguese cuisine and beer this is a favourite pub to watch live sports.

Schiebe St, De Waterkant
Mon to Thurs 11am - 10pm
Fri + Sat 11am - 11pm
Sun 11am - 6pm

Vasco’s

FIREMAN’S ARMS

Established in 1864 this is one of the oldest pubs in Cape Town. Great vibe and popular to watch sport and enjoy pizza.

25 Buitengracht Street & Mechau Street, De Waterkant
Mon - Sat 11am - 12pm
Sun 12pm - 11pm

Fireman’s Arms
Phone: 078 916 7903

HARRINGTONS COCKTAIL LOUNGE

A classic cocktail lounge, restaurant and boutique bar with velvet bottle service booths, dedicated smoking lounge and a boutique DJ booth geared up for late evening revelry. This is a cool environment with a distinct air of sophistication.

61B Harrington Street, District Six
Wed 4pm - 12pm Thurs - Sat 4pm - 4am

Harringtons
Phone: 084 087 5566

THE ATHLETIC CLUB & SOCIAL

Classy venue set over three floors with a perfect sun-downer balcony overlooking Cape Town’s Signal Hill. Late evening can get busy with vibey crowd and basement DJ.

35 Buitengracht Street, CBD
Mon - Wed 12pm - 11pm
Thurs - Sat 12pm - 2am

The Athletic Club
Phone: 021 426 1400

THE HOUSE OF MACHINES

A motorbike workshop and men’s apparel shop by day and a hipster cocktail bar by night. Unpretentious selection of twists on classics alongside some straightforward spirit-and-mixer options.

84 Shortmarket Street, CBD
Mon - Thurs 7am - 2am
Fri & Sat 9am - 2am

The House of Machines
Phone: 021 745 6624

TIGER'S MILK

Don't be put off by this being a popular chain. Their infamous Long Street branch now has one closer in Green Point. Local beer with a menu that takes pizza, grills and burgers to the next level.

Shop 105-107, 47 Main Road, Green Point
Mon - Fri 12pm - 12am
Sat - Sun 8am - 12am

Tiger's Milk
Phone: 071 424 9998

KONG BAR AND GRILL

Glam flamboyant retro interior, quirky and fun with lots of attention to detail with rooftop deck, TVs for sports matches and two areas for dinner.

10-12 Cobern Street, De Waterkant, Tues - Fri 4pm - 2am
Sat 3pm - 2am

Kong Bar
Phone: 021 426 0330

LA PARADA

Spawning from the original Bree Street venue this chain now has bars and restaurants in V&A Waterfront, Constantia Nek and Canal Walk. Head to Bree Street and start you evening bar crawl here with small tapas nibbles.

107 Bree Street, CBD
daily 11am - 12am

La Parada
Phone: 021 569 1355

JERRY'S BURGER BAR

Buzzing local bar and restaurant and hostesses dressed in diner-like outfits, you’ll feel as if you’ve stumbled into a café in downtown Brooklyn. Students, bikers and businessman alike fill up the tables and create a friendly, bustling atmosphere.

98 Shortmarket Street, CBD
daily 11am - 10.30pm

Jerry's Burger Bar
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De Waterkant Village - village area
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