5 great wine bars in Cape Town 2022

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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  2. Phone: +27 87 153 5246

    Address: 103 Bree Street, Cape Town

    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.

  3. 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...

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Phone: +27 (021) 424 4646

    Address: Shortmarket Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town

    Penny Noire sits in the heart of Cape Town at the recently re-vamped Local at Heritage Square. Backed by the famed chef Liam Tomlin and run by industry veteran Penny Setti. Inside Heritage Square, you'll find two restaurants, a café, an organic market, an ice cream stand, and a beer and gin station. So there is something for everyone. The courtyard area is kid and pet friendly, so the bar is always alive and full of activity. Inside, outside, upstairs, high-top, two-seater, long tables, and more. There are various places to sit if you don't get one of the four coveted seats at the bar itself....

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