Door 221 is the new kid on the upper-Bree Street strip of colourful cottages. The decor of this tapas- and cocktail bar is laid-back, yet carefully curated for just the right amount of Cape Town edge. The dark-wood bar is the showpiece.
We order a Negroni and a whisky sour from the chalkboard menu. There are a couple of wines on offer too, as well as, of course, the prerequisite craft beer. And, who can resist sticky chicken wings? We certainly can’t. We also have a pulled-pork taco as well as the tuna option. The food is fresh, delicious and packing flavour. The chef has taken great care to make sure all the elements of a dish shine – from the fluffy, made-on-site tacos to the luscious, slow-cooked pulled pork.
These bites share the menu with burgers and bratwurst and they, apparently, also make a trinchado that’s bang on the money – I’ll have to try it next time. Door 221 is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 4pm – 2am, making it the perfect spot for after-work drinks, a night out or even a celebration. 221 Bree Street, Cape Town; 082 770 3366. https://www.facebook.com/door221/