Pretoria drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Craft Beer in Pretoria

Capital Craft

Pretoria's premier beer hangout is a huge place whose long tables, both inside the barn-like bar and out in the garden, are perpetually packed. The focus here is craft beer from around the country. The selection is …
Top Choice Bar in Pretoria

Carbon Bistro

This places oozes hipster chic, with its minimalist decor, craft-beer taps, and cuts of steak you've maybe never heard of. However, it's the gin menu – featuring over 150 different makes, including many South Africa…
Pub in Pretoria


Far from sophisticated, brash and breezy Eastwoods is popular with locals, especially at lunchtime and after work hours. There’s a large outdoor deck, and banquette seating and a big bar inside. It serves up pub gru…
Craft Beer in Pretoria

African Beer Emporium

Capital Craft are the brains behind this new, very welcome and large bar in the hip 012central precinct. The focus, as the name implies, is on local ales and there's a menu of African dishes to complement them. Seat…
Cafe in Pretoria

News Café

A popular yet noisy chain cafe, which does dependable burgers and salads and serves a wide selection of cocktails. The TV screens, fast wi-fi and laissez-faire feel make this a hit with the student fraternity.