Publik Wine Bar

Wine Bar

Cape Town, South Africa

About Publik Wine Bar

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's a great place to pontificate and people watch.

It offers limited small plates that are divine, of fresh burrata, meatballs, and cheese and charcuterie, just to name a few. Chef Andrew has perfected the flavours that go wonderfully with the extensive local wine list.

If you are lucky enough to find it on the list, Dom makes a Chenin from the Paarderberg that is delicious ― but as only just over 1,000 bottles are made, it’s one to grab if you see it!

Great for

  • Natural wines
  • South African wines
  • Wine shop

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Wine team

  • DB
    Dominic Bodenstein

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