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Top bar recommendations from locals

Sushi Restaurant
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“The most amazing Sushi I have ever had. Guests rave about it. It's just a few feet away. Top-end restaurant with a menu to suit everyone. 5 Stars all the way. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Shimmy Beach Club is Cape Town’s premier ocean-front dining and lifestyle venue. With weekly live music events during the summer. Spectacular location fronting the harbour with its breathtaking backdrop of Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Bar
“A very classy spot to sip on a whiskey or indulge in a cocktail. Offering over 500 types of whiskeys”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“More tequila. That’s primarily what you need to know about Cabrito, the hip new Atlantic Seaboard haunt that’s destined to make regulars out of a fair chunk of the stylish lot that live in and around the area.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Comedy Club
“Hilarious local (and sometimes international) comedians and great pizzas. Book tickets online via Computicket.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Hotel
“Try a be here for sundowners. Awesome outdoor area on the coastline with complimentary bar snacks. Only ever had drinks here. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Terrace restaurant with local seafood and harbour views plus downstairs tavern with live bands.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Belgian Restaurant
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“If you have to eat at the V&A Waterfront, this is the spot. Mussels outside on the verandah looking at boats and the mountain.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Heading to V&A Waterfront, it’s hard to avoid the tourist flow but I like the Ferryman’s Tavern for an ice-cold beer and fish and chips.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Hotel
“This is on my list of places to go! I have read many wonderful reviews about it. They also do a wonderful high teas so if you can fit this into your visit to Cape Town then give them a call to make a booking. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Hotel
“This casual rooftop spot atop the new Radisson RED Hotel is the ideal place for all-day summer sippers by the pool. The deli counter features morning bites like croissants and flapjacks, while afternoons and evenings will see some cheeky bites like mac ’n cheese, burgers, pizzas, and meat-and-cheese boards. Wash it all down with craft beers from the bright red truck bar.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Hotel
“Great view from the deck, lovely hang out to relax and have drinks or have a sit down a la Carte or Buffet meal ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Very clever way for short stop tourists and locals on a weekend stop, to experience local wines. Assistants are extremely knowledgeable about their product and passionate about their craft.”
  • 1 local recommends