5 great wine bars in Cape Town
In Cape Town and thirsty for a glass of wine or two? Check out this insider's guide to the best wine bars in town!
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Phone: +27 21 421 3753
Address: Shop 153, Breakwater Boulevard, Cape Town
Belthazar is a bistro-style steakhouse restaurant and wine bar located at the Waterfront in Cape Town's harbour. It is a tourist spot due to its location, but what’s particularly great about this space is the amount of South African wines available by the glass, about 250 of them. This is a great spot for sampling, whilst enjoying the pulse of a busy seafront.
Phone: +27 21 422 0128
Address: 92 Bree Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
Chefs Warehouse Canteen & Wine Bar is a casual eatery that serves tapas dishes to share in a set menu. No bookings allowed, you just drop in and hope for the best. If the place is full, as it often is, you can simply park yourself in the small wine bar and enjoy a glass of wine or two whilst waiting for a table to open up. The venue is centrally located on Bree Street and forms part of Heritage Square, a building block that is home to the oldest, fruit-bearing and wine-producing vine in South Africa, planted around the 1770’s.
Phone: +27 87 898 2206
Address: 103 Bree Street, CBD, Cape Town
Frogitt & Vonkel Wine Bar is located in Bree Street in Cape Town’s Central Business District, on the second floor of an 18th-century stable that dates back to the Dutch rule at a time when a mere 15,000 people lived in Cape Town and the black-maned cape lion was still around. The venue itself has a comfy pub-feel with dark green leather chairs and couches, dark wooden tables and an inviting pool table.
Phone: +27 21 422 0800
Address: 72 Wale Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
Openwine is a morph between a wine bar and a tasting room centrally located in Cape Town on Wale Street, about a corks' throw from the buzzle and energy of Bree Street. The spot is personified by its owners, a French and Italian couple (charismatic overload) that emigrated to the Cape and now forms an established part of the local wine fauna. The venue is comfortable and simple with several small private rooms and seating areas.
Address: 11D Kloof Nek Road, Gardens, Cape Town
Publik Wine Bar is located on a busy corner of the famous Kloof Nek Road leading up towards Table Mountain. It’s a small and trendy hole-in-the-wall wine bar with a raw and rustic interior that still feels warm and inviting with wax candles scattered over wooden tables. Most of the seating is at the bar counter and the environment tends to get crowded and naturally lend itself towards socialising and late nights.
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