Nightlife

Top Choice Coffee in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Espressolab Microroasters

Geek out about coffee at this lab staffed with passionate roasters and baristas. Their beans, which come from single farms, estates and co-ops from around the world, are packaged with tasting notes such as those for…
Top Choice Coffee in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Truth

This self-described ‘steampunk roastery and coffee bar’, with pressed-tin ceilings, naked hanging bulbs and mad-inventor-style metalwork, is an awe-inspiring space in which to mingle with city slickers. Apart from c…
Top Choice Pub in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Touch of Madness

This long-running bar and restaurant has new management but still offers an eclectic art-house atmosphere and a varied menu of global favourites. There's a good range of craft beer on tap and a variety of events fro…
Top Choice Craft Beer in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Brewers Co-op

Some 16 craft beer brewers get to showcase their efforts at this co-op bar. You could have a very entertaining time working your way through their various IPAs, and golden and summer ales (lager and pilsner fans not…
Top Choice Distillery in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Woodstock Gin Company

Sample the small-batch premium gins of this company here. Buchu (a local type of fynbos), citrus and lavender flavours feature in the 'wine-base' gin; the 'beer-base' one has a more malty profile, and the High Tea g…
Top Choice Gay & Lesbian in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Babylon

Babylon's broad balcony provides panoramic views towards Table Mountain. The vibe inside this new LGBT dance venue is laid back and friendly with plush grey velvet upholstered booths, topless twinks and cubs behind …
Distillery in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Hope on Hopkins

As the boutique gin wave washes over South Africa, Hope on Hopkins remains one of the country's most progressive micro-distilleries. Occupying a disused warehouse in a yet-to-be-gentrified part of town, it's a real …
Bar in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Hidden Leaf

It's hard to beat the views of Table Mountain and Devil's Peak from the wrap-around, plant-potted balcony of this appealing and very Woodstock restaurant and bar. They do some interesting cocktails and have craft be…
Cafe in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Drawing Room Cafe

As well as being a rather cool cafe serving Deluxe roasted coffee and various snacks (including vegan all-day breakfast dishes), this space serves as a gallery and a place for artists to meet. Check their Facebook p…
Microbrewery in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Taproom

Devil's Peak Brewing Company make some of South Africa's best craft beers. Their taproom and restaurant provide a panoramic view up to Devil's Peak itself. The food is hearty fare (think burgers and fried chicken), …