Nightlife

Top Choice Cocktail Bar in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Orphanage

Named after the nearby lane, the mixologists here prepare some tempting artisanal libations with curious names including Knicker-Dropper Glory, Dollymop and Daylight Daisy, using ingredients as varied as peanut butt…
Top Choice Teahouse in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Lady Bonin's Tea Bar

A charmingly decorated, relaxing place in which to sample organic and sustainable artisanal teas, fruity and herbal brews, and vegan baked treats. At front is the shop selling all their blends, while the tea room is…
Top Choice Bar in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Honest Chocolate Cafe

Following a successful crowdfunding campaign, Honest Chocolate launched this homage to fine dark chocolate in liquid, solid, ice-cream and cake form. It's a chocoholic's dream come true, with vegan and gluten-free o…
Top Choice Wine Bar in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Openwine

The motto here is 'wine first, food second', so while there is a short menu, it's the range of 200-plus different wines from across the Western Cape that are the focus. Check out what they have by the glass on their…
Top Choice Bar in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Beerhouse

With 99 brands of bottled beer, both local and international, and several more brews on tap, this brightly designed and spacious joint in the heart of Long St will have beer lovers thinking they've died and gone to …
Bar in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Upstairs on Bree

You'll most likely find this New York–inspired loft-like bar and events space open for First Thursday, when it hosts a techno-music after party. There's also a pretty regular series of one-off parties, product launc…
Cocktail Bar in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Outrage of Modesty

An inventive twist at this speakeasy-style, unmarked cocktail bar is the menu of hessian pouches you'll be presented with: sniff each pouch to decide which smell you like and that will clue you into the cocktail to …
Cocktail Bar in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Gin Bar

Tucked away in the courtyard of what used to be a mortuary (but set to move to the same building's upper floor), this secret little bar is the perfect place to get a taste for Cape Town's burgeoning craft gin scene.…
Cocktail Bar in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Botanical Bar

The Cape abounds in unique, edible plants and the owners of this cool cocktail bar have harnessed the local diversity and put it into a glass. Indigenous botanicals are transformed into bitters to blend with locally…
Cafe in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

I Love My Laundry

Primarily this is a laundry, which is hidden behind a shopfront festooned with colourful, arty whatnots and wine, as the place triples up as a cafe-bar, gift shop and wine cellar. Come for a glass of wine or a coffe…