Cocktail bars to visit in Cape Town

February 24, 2024 (Last Updated: March 4, 2024)
cocktail bars in Cape Town

A well-prepared and refreshing cocktail forms part of the long list of life’s perfect pleasures. In Cape Town, plenty of cocktail bars have perfected the art of quenching thirst and offering a good vibe, all in the presence of breathtaking views.

Whether you’re in the mood for a dazzlingly complex cocktail, a mellow Margarita, or a simple mocktail,  the Mother City has a cocktail bar for you.

Here are some cocktail bars to visit in Cape Town:

Chinchilla

Chinchilla cocktail

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Located on the Camps Bay strip, the cool and contemporary Chinchilla rooftop bar provides great cocktails and killer views of the beach. As such, it serves as the perfect spot for sundowners.

Alongside your drink of choice, you can enjoy some bites from the menu which includes light snacks, some sushi, steak and burgers.

Cause Effect Cocktail Kitchen

Cause Effect Cocktail

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Cause Effect Cocktail Kitchen is all about celebrating culinary heritage. As such, the establishment discovers, creates and serves the best flavours from the Cape.

The bar offers an ever-changing array of interesting and exceptional cocktails. Moreover, Cause Effect prides itself in offering reinvented classics and some of the world’s best award-winning brandies made in the Western Cape.

StrangeLove Cocktail Lounge

Strange Love

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StrangeLove Cocktail Lounge is a cocktail bar in a distillery. It features paired-back Scandi furnishings in dark hues, lush greenery and wooden finishes.

The establishment serves a carefully-selected array of cocktails. These can all be paired with food from the StrangeLove menu. You can expect a bird’s eye view of the distillery and its copper stills, as well as an immersive cocktail experience built on a small selection of handcrafted spirits.

Strange Love Cocktail

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The Dark Horse

The Dark Horse is a great place to be for refreshing cocktails and a lively local vibe. The establishment has a compact cocktail menu consisting of customer favorites such as Gin Fizz, Classic Martini, Bloody Mary and Rum Sour.

There is also a selection of local wines and craft brews. What’s more, the establishment’s rooftop terrace offers glorious views of the iconic Table Mountain.

Rita’s Cocktail Club

Rita’s Cocktail Club

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Rita’s Cocktail Club provides aesthetics, as well as all the refreshment and fun you need. The interior is spacious, granting more than enough room for party animals to take over the dance floor should the desire arise.

The rooftop terrace with a bar counter grants stunning views, making it the ideal spot to enjoy great cocktails and some premium tequila.

Rita’s Cocktail Club

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Article was originally written and published by Nomvelo Masango for Getaway Magazine.

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