Explore the hidden bars on Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard

Whether you’re meandering the V&A Waterfront or taking a walk through its popular sea-bordering suburbs, you’ll find the perfect bar or cocktail lounge to suit your taste.

If you find yourself stuck for places to unwind after a long day of sightseeing at the V&A Waterfront, look no further than its very first tenant, Ferryman’s Tavern. With their own brand of Ferryman’s Ale on tap, a delicious and varied pub menu and gorgeous view of the iconic Table Mountain, it’s a great venue for the whole family.

Right next door is Mitchell’s Scottish Ale House which boasts an outside and upstairs section. Nights have been known to get quite raucous around their jukebox, which houses classic sing-a long hits.

Across the harbour is Alba Lounge, an elegant cocktail bar with one of the best views in town from their welcoming deck. Whether you’re indulging in one of their signature cocktails or nibbling on something delicious from their extensive tapas menu, it’s a great place to spend an evening.

A little way down in Sea Point lies the rustic Heartache & Vine. This pub exudes character and is a local hangout where regulars gather to listen to their staple playlist, watch football and grab a bite to eat.

Cabrito on Somerset Road is a more upmarket bar and boasts a range of imported tequilas and mescal to choose from, as well as a great tapas menu that includes their signature nachos with homemade salsa. Order a chilli margarita if you dare and sit back on their deck while you watch the sun set over Cape Town Stadium.

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