Winelands drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Craft Beer in Stellenbosch

Craft Wheat & Hops

This place has a dozen local craft beers on tap and plenty more in bottles. There's also a decent wine list and a great selection of spirits. If you can't decide, ask to do the beer tasting (R65) or a gin sampler (R…
Microbrewery in Franschhoek

Tuk Tuk Microbrewery

There are three permanent beers on tap, plus ever-changing experimental brews so be sure to ask what's new. It also serves beers from Cape Brewing Company in Paarl. The menu is a breath of fresh air if you're lookin…
Coffee in Franschhoek


Franschhoek's main strip gets swamped with tourists in summer, so locals retreat to side-street haunts like this diminutive coffee shop. There are a few pastries and cookies, but it's really all about the coffee – g…
Wine Bar in Stellenbosch

Brampton Wine Studio

Scribble on chalkboard tables while sipping shiraz at this trendy pavement cafe that also serves as Brampton winery’s tasting room. Sandwiches, wraps and cheeseboards (R60 to R130) are served throughout the day.
Bar in Stellenbosch

Mystic Boer

This funky bar is a Stellenbosch institution. There's regular live music and decent bar food.
Pub in Stellenbosch

De Akker

Stellenbosch’s second-oldest pub attracts a slightly older crowd than many places in town, with its well-priced pub grub, large array of craft beer, live music and tables on the pavement.
Pub in Stellenbosch

Trumpet Tree

Popular with both locals and students, Trumpet Tree has a shady beer garden where you can nibble pizzas and sip on craft beer during the lengthy happy hour (2pm to 5pm Monday to Friday).
Microbrewery in Ceres

Ceres Brewery

Enjoy a taster tray of five beers while watching the brewers in action at the small brewery behind the bar. Food is served – typical pub grub where everything comes with chips.
Bar in Stellenbosch


A chilled, student-filled place that also serves lunch – opt for the pizza. There's often live music as well as regular drinks specials.
Club in Stellenbosch

Nu Bar

This club has a small dance floor beyond the long bar where DJs pump out dance and house music.