8 great wine bars in Cape Town 2024
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!
Phone: +27 081 703 2214
Address: 32 Parliament Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
Cooper Wine Bar on Parliament Street in Cape Town is a haven for wine enthusiasts, being an extension of Johannesburg’s renowned Mr. Pants. This quaint wine bar has become a rendezvous for those who appreciate the finer details in a glass of wine, providing an exclusive selection of both international and local wines. With a curated menu by Shayne Holt, one of South Africa's premier wine tasters and the owner of the bar, each visit to Cooper Wine Bar is a journey through exquisite tastes and fine vintages. The establishment, nestled among culinary landmarks like FYN and Ramenhead restaurants...
Phone: +27 021 447 6505
Address: The Old Biscuit Mill, 373 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
Looking for a wine bar that's both stylish and delightful? Look no further than Pavement Special Wine Bar. It's a gem nestled in the heart of Woodstock's Old Biscuit Mill. This trendy wine haven is the place for all wine enthusiasts and those seeking a welcoming atmosphere. Pavement Special offers a selection of wines ranging from refreshing rosés to pet nats along with whites, reds, and cap classiques. They feature up-and-coming stars like Rebel Rebel and Tim Hillock, adding a unique touch to their lineup. It's a place where you can embark on a wine adventure, discovering hidden gems and ind...
Phone: +27 087 702 7470
Address: 15 Arthurs Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
Breakfast and brunch diner vibes by day, bustling wine bar by night. Arthur’s Mini Super stocks all things natural and low-intervention for wine enthusiasts looking for small-production wines you can’t find on most shelves. The food offers French, Italian, and American style options with outdoor seating that’s perfect for people watching in bustling Sea Point, just one block from the ocean. They also offer take away and retail wines if you wish.
Phone: +27 87 153 5246
Address: 103 Bree Street, Cape Town
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The South African wine industry's inner circles are flocking (socially distanced and masked, of course) to Culture Wine Bar on Cape Town's famous Bree St. The bar is super vibey with inviting burnt sienna hues, mood lighting, and a range of overstuffed booths, high top places to perch. Or you can park yourself at the bar and pontificate with the very knowledgeable staff.
Phone: +27 064 527 1272
Address: 141 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town
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Judd's Local Eatery & Wine Bar is a great place to chill and have great conversations, with totally sharable comfort foods and a drinks list that has something for everyone. Wine, cocktails, beers; they have it all, whatever your palate is craving. Their excellent wine list has some of the coolest wine producers, like Trizanne, Savage, and Van Loggerberg, with old-school classics like Waterford, De Trafford, and Tokara. The food ranges from local fusion like snoek tacos and west coast crayfish roll to a plethora of burgers... and, of course, they have vegan options. They have street-side pat...
Phone: +27 76 042 0224
Address: Shop 28, De Oude Schuur, 120 Bree Street, Cape Town
Bagel shop by day, cosy wine bar by night. Leo's Winebar on Bree Street has a vibe all of its own. The intimate space has about six seats at the bar, and comically, there is ONE table available for reservations which seats four. Most people congregate outside the bar for people watching and mingling with passersby. The wine list changes daily with 15-20 wines on any given night, but they pick the creme de la creme – smaller allocations, hard to find producers, and all things local and interesting. You're guaranteed to find a good selection of natural and minimal intervention wines. This intim...
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 on Kloof, a staple of the cool kids and young guns wine scene, has recently changed ownership. Bar manager for the last four years, Domenic “Dom” Bodenstein, decided it was time to run the joint and keep the vibe going, and so bought it. Publik is the spot for organic, natural, and sustainable wines with something for everyone. It’s all about supporting local wine and ingredients. #LocalIsLekker (Lekker is “awesome” in Afrikaans) This cozy bar has a great by-the-glass list that changes daily, with another 100 wines by the bottle. With five seats outside, and a dozen inside, it...