Bars encompass many of our favorite little joys in life. Networking, socialising, chilling over a drink and nosh. I will update my favorite bars on a regular basis.


FYN is fine. In fact its super fine-dining. Ive added it to Bars drop-down quick hit because there is relaxed bar downstairs. Fyn is all about passion and perfection. African inspired with  Japanese aesthetics, combining the two. Subtle, tastes, flavors, and visual. Uber exciting, international flair right in the heart of the Mother City

5th Floor, Speakers Corner, 37 Parliament St, Cape Town City Centre 

Book through Dineplan


Top floor of the Bailey, there is whiskey tasting room. An extensive whiskey collection will not disappoint whiskey lovers. Innovated idea of Liam Tomlin master chef and owner of The Bailey. A perfect spot for an after dinner nightcap. Your choice will be in the dram you choose. Bottom floor now has a Chef’s Warehouse.

91 Bree Street
Mother City
Cape Town
Tel:+27 (0) 21 773 0440



Artezian the new kid on the block on Upper Bree Street officially opened in August 2022 neighboring eat-houses have serious competition to think about. Artezian is a hot spot; it’s an evolving, eclectic hub, sushi bar, art gallery, lounge and boogie bar in the evenings, all in one.

217 Upper Bree Street 
Cape Town
Tel: +27 (0) 68 554 284



I stumbled across connoisseurs in Gin, when I wanted some Honest Chocolate in the CBD. In the same heritage building I found a spirit that I enjoy at a certain time of day….G&T time. The main attraction in this quaint drinking house is their five House Remedy gin & tonics (Hope, Head, Heart, Ambition and Soul). A tonic at the end of a busy day. Cheers!

64A, Wale Street
Cape Town
Tel: 071 241 2277


Table Bay Hotel on the ground floor. This is the perfect place for a nightcap and cigar after dinner. Cozy and comfortable wood paneled finish. Good selection single malt whiskeys an over all good drinking spot. Feel at home in an atmosphere that fits the mood at the end of a busy day.

The Table Bay Hotel
Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
Cape Town
Tel: +27  21 406 5000


Marly Boutique Hotel. Amazing ocean and mountain views. Laid back pool area. The deck is split between the hotel guests and general public. Awesome bar, utterly delicious cocktails and snack menu.

201 The Promenade
Victoria Road
Camps Bay
+27 (0) 21 286 5076


Gorgeous George Hotel. This is a gorgeous rooftop hot spot. It’s uber-chic, upbeat in this beautiful classic heritage building. Outdoor swimming pool with views over the city. The buzz is relaxed and easy.

118 ST George’s Mall
Cape Town
Tel: + 27 (0)21 612 0999


On top of the world, epic panoramic rooftop view! Sophisticated outdoor drinking area. Access is weather dependent from Mother Earths elements. I was there on a calm evening. An array of delicious cocktails, light meals, and the Mother city at your feet.

Silo Hotel
V & A Waterfront
Cape Town
+27 (0) 21 670 0511


I always associate piano bars with New York City. Jazz in the Big Apple. Now! Right here in the Mother City. The Piano Bar has all that jazz, low key and moody.  Their cocktails are great. Dirty martini’s, basil martini’s different infused vodka with Cointreau and macadamia extract, a wide variety of flavored Mojito’s. Informal snack food.

47 Napier Street
De Waterkant
Cape Town
Tel:+27 (0) 21 007 5212

Leopard Bar

Twelve Apostles overlooking the ocean. One of the best places to watch the sunset vanish. The mood is laid back jazzy piano bar. Good snacks and cocktails. A mixed crowd. If you going for the sunset get there early to get your spot on the terrace, space is limited.

12 Apostles Hotel
Victoria Road
Camps Bay
Tel:+27 (0) 21 437 9015


Alphen Hotel bar, comfy and relaxed, very buzz-worthy. The structure of the building a modern steel frame glass cube over looking the beautiful back gardens onto the Alphen. Modern interior good wine, cocktails and food.

Alphen Drive
Tel: +27 (0) 21 7956300


On the bend in Constantia. Bar and restaurant. Being around for a long while. Good watering hole A-Z drinks at the bar area, packed atmosphere, great garden, the food is basic, good nosh with a pint or wine.

32 Spaanschemat River Rd & Brounger Rd
Tel: +27 (0) 21 794 7747


Alphen hotel bar vibrant atmosphere in one of the well restored heritage buildings. Uber-chic, old and new work well together. Well stocked small bar. Drink at the bar then follow with good Italian food.

The Alphen Boutique Hotel
Alphen Drive
Tel:+27 (0) 21 795 6313
GPS: 34° 0’46.55″S 18° 27’3.06″E


Under a 180 year old fig tree the charming historical Cape Dutch house is a good drinking spot. Originally the barn on the Valkenburg Estate now has a different purpose. In winter a roaring log fire and Gluhwein, summer the beer garden. 10 minuets from Cape Town. Traditional menu, excellent nosh.

Liesbeek Avenue
Valkenberg Estate
Mowbray, Cape Town
Tel: +27 (0) 21 448 0507


Established in 1852 commonly known as Forriess among the locals. It’s the pub with the hub. Over 21 draught beers, gastro-pub grub, out door garden. All rounder pub with atmosphere. It does get packed on weekends.

58 Newlands Avenue
Cape Town
Tel: +27 (0) 21 689 5949


Cocktail lounge in Kalk Bay right on the rocks overlooking the ocean. Perfect place for sun downers. African drums are often on the spot to put you in the mood. Get with the beat and enjoy the African heat. It’s only a 20 minute drive from Constantia village in the direction of Muizenberg.

Boyes Drive
Kalk Bay
Tel:+27 (0) 21 788 7162


Hemingway would be impressed with the Cuban cocktails. Overlooking the ocean from a different perspective when SA’s rail track by passes at irregular times. Snacks on sofa’s atmosphere Cuban beach bar.

165 Main Road
Kalk Bay
Cape Town
Tel: +27 (0) 21 788 1566


Great atmosphere good watering hole for all sport lovers. watch any world class sporting event on the wide screen. Especially rugby! Basic nosh, easy and relaxed outdoor space overlooking the rugby field.

False Bay Rugby & Football Club
Constantia Sports Complex
Constantia Main Rd
Tel: 087 149 0092 


Contemporary rooftop bar on Camps Bay Boulevard. Overlooking the ocean. Fantastic drinking hole. Anything from A-Z. Seaside café buzz. Food is okay… Great atmosphere. Sunsets you can’t beat on a perfect evening

The Promenade Building
Victoria Road
Camps Bay
Tel:+27 (0) 21 286 5075

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