Nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Bascule

Over 480 varieties of whisky are served at the Grace’s sophisticated, nautical-themed bar, with a few slugs of the 50-year-old Glenfiddich still available (at just R18,000 a tot). Outdoor tables facing the marina ar…
Top Choice Coffee in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Shift

Sporting an industrial-chic look with a cosy library corner inside and sheltered, spacious front courtyard outside, this is one of the area's most inviting cafes. Owner Luigi Vigliotti works hard to please customers…
Top Choice Cafe in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Life Grand Cafe

The food is so-so, but the drinks are fine at this classy all-day cafe serving everything from breakfast coffee and croissants to nightcaps. It's a lovely spot to rest your feet and have some refreshments with a gra…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Tobago’s Bar & Terrace

Walk through the hotel to the spacious deck bar and restaurant with a prime Table Bay position. It’s a great place to enjoy a sunset cocktail; you can take a stroll along the breakwater afterwards.
Beer Hall in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Den Anker

This old V&A stalwart is as popular as ever, with an impressive range of Belgian beers, including ales from five Trappist breweries. Enjoy a crisp witbier or a warming strong ale while gazing at the postcard-wor…
Club in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Shimmy Beach Club

Drive past the smelly fish-processing factories to discover this glitzy mega-club and restaurant, arranged around a small, fake beach with a glass-sided pool. There are pool parties with scantily clad dancers shimmy…
Cocktail Bar in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Vista Bar & Lounge

The bar at the luxury hotel One&Only offers plush surrounds and a perfectly framed view of Table Mountain. Alcohol is served from 11am and it’s a classy spot for afternoon tea (R295; from 2.30pm to 5.30pm) or a …
Bar in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Grand Africa Café & Beach

Sand was dumped here to created the private beach for this oh-so-chic bar and restaurant operating out of a former warehouse. Locals love to gather on weekends here to enjoy the laid-back vibe, rather than the so-so…
Wine Bar in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Belthazar

Claiming to be the world’s largest wine bar, Belthazar offers 600 different South African wines, around 250 of which you can get by the glass. The attached restaurant specialises in top-class Karan beef, and it does…
Bar in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Sotano

With a relaxed vibe and a spacious deck open to Mouille Point Promenade, this is an ideal spot for sundowners or a coffee and light bite with an ocean view. There's live music on Friday from 7pm to 9pm and Sunday fr…