Our Top 10 Bars in and around Cape Town

What’s not to love about summer? The longer days, the sun and surf, the outdoor parties and of course, the drinks!


If, like us, you can feel summer slipping away from you, have no fear. We have put together a list of our top 10 bars in Cape Town to keep the summer spirit alive during the upcoming winter months.



Having been featured in our happy hour hotspot previously, this bar on Beach road is not new to our favourites list. We love the Corona bar area outside and highly recommend that you “Strolla on down” (see what we did there) for a drink!

31 Beach Road, Sea Point- 021 430 7778




Fuego is another long-time Sea Point favourite. The taqueria’s casual but elegant interior, great food and wine on tap (yes, you heard right) are more than enough reasons to find yourself there ASAP. Don’t forget to try their amazing guacamole and tacos!

Shop 2, 77 Regent Road, Sea Point- 021 200 4278


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This (literal) corner bar has become the go-to watering-hole for city centre locals. Its super relaxed feel and cool music will have you joining the regulars for a ‘one more’ craft beer or glass of wine till the wee hours of the morning. You’ve been warned!

13B Kloof Nek Road, Tamboerskloof- 021 422 2108


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Undeniably one of the coolest bars to join the Kloof Nek clan, the name is a play on the notion of drowning one’s sorrows. The oak and marble bar create a sophisticated atmosphere and the service is always on point.

16 Kloof Nek Road, Tamboerskloof- 021 422 3655


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This swanky bar is an institution with locals. The creative cocktails, amazing food and live music are all reasons to go. The low-lit rooms, vintage atmosphere and spectacular jazz are the reasons to stay!

68 Kloof Street, Tamboerskloof- 021 422 0909


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The trendy rooftop bar with its amazing view and the ocean only a stone’s throw away is an ideal sundowner spot for Camps Bay locals. Their seaside café style menu ensures that dinner is sorted too.

Shop 120, The Promenade Building, Victoria Road, Camps Bay- 021 286 5705




Gin has quickly become one of the coolest drinks to order. With the connoisseur in mind, The Gin Bar lets you choose your gin and your mixer too! The menu comprises of five cocktails (Hope, Head, Ambition, Heart, and Soul) and, of course, G&T’s for the purists. Gin lovers can thank us later.

64A Wale Street, Cape- 071 241 2277




For those not in the know, botanicals are the latest trend to hit the Mother City’s drinking scene. With a wonderful assortment of fresh, fragrant and “foraged-for” ingredients that abounds our oceans, mountains and forests, The Botanical Bar will have you forgetting everything you thought you knew about cocktails. We promise that’s a good thing!

160 Longmarket Street- 064 686 4164


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For the more extravagant, this is the swanky bar you have been dreaming of! Its velvet curtains and booths speak of elegance unimagined, and the drinks are out of this world. All that’s left for you to do is to order, sit back and enjoy the opulent surrounds.

61b Harrington Street, Cape Town- 021 461 2276


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Orphanage Cocktail Emporium is a well-known watering hole for those looking for more than just a drink. Its imaginative cocktails and award-winning barmen, have us coming back to this low-lit joint, time and time again.

227 Bree Street, Cape Town – 071 534 0266

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Villa 47 located in an iconic heritage building on Bree Street, is home to Seta. This fusion-cocktail lounge, bursts with sophistication and patrons are encouraged to make an occasion of pre-dinner drinks.  Whilst their cocktails are the main event, their food is not to missed!

47 Bree Street- 021 418 2740



There you have it, we hope you enjoy frequenting these wonderful establishments as much as we do and don’t forget drinking and driving is NEVER a good idea!



The Point Team x

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