Nightlife

Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Southern Suburbs

Martini Bar

The magnificent pink, lemon, burgundy and teal lounge at the Cellars-Hohenort Hotel specialises in martinis such as the sweet and spicy white-chocolate-and-chilli flavour, with many other cocktails on offer, as well…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Southern Suburbs

Banana Jam

Real beer lovers rejoice – this convivial Caribbean restaurant and bar is like manna from heaven, with over 30 beers on draught (including Banana Jam's own brews) and bottled ales from all the top local microbrewers…
Top Choice Pub in Southern Suburbs

Forester’s Arms

'Forries' has been around for well over 150 years. The English-style pub offers a convivial atmosphere in which to enjoy a dozen draught beers (mostly large-brewery, with a few craft), good pub meals (including wood…
Brewery in Southern Suburbs

Jack Black's Brewery

One of the pioneers of South Africa's craft-beer culture, Jack Black's is a cavernous space with beer-hall-style seating. The brewery takes pride of place and tours can be arranged. Otherwise, grab a tasting tray of…
Cafe in Southern Suburbs

Bootlegger Coffee Company

It's a chain, but its flat whites certainly pass muster and this branch is one of the area's most vibey cafes, bringing some city buzz to the sedate 'burbs. Music pumps out as young folk sit in the windows, do some …
Bar in Southern Suburbs

Salt Yard

With surfboards and recycled decor on the walls, this bar in the university area has a beach-house aesthetic despite being firmly inland of Table Mountain. There's cocktails, steaks, seafood, periodic live music and…
Club in Southern Suburbs

Zhivago

If you're looking for a late-night party and dance spot in the Southern Suburbs, with a young, up-for-it crowd, Zhivago (the old Tiger Tiger) is the place to head to. Bop to upbeat '90s and noughties pop and house a…
Cafe in Southern Suburbs

Twigs with Beans

This neighbourhood cafe nestled in the heart of historic Harfield Village attracts the area's young professionals, freelancers, joggers, dog walkers and so on. With local art on the walls and a sunny front stoep ove…
Pub in Southern Suburbs

Barristers

A locals' favourite watering hole, with a series of cosy rooms hung with an eye-catching assortment of items in ye-olde-country-pub style. It’s also an excellent spot for warming pub grub on a chilly night. There ar…
Bar in Southern Suburbs

Caffé Verdi

This local watering hole, set in a century-old house with a pretty courtyard, is a pleasant place for a drink after exploring Chelsea Village (as Wynberg Village is nicknamed). There are big screens for watching spo…