South Africa is a beer-loving nation and many would travel far and wide for a cold brew. Luckily for us Capetonians, it’s a short trip to Stellenbosch, where local craft beers are seriously good.
Sinking an ice-cold beer (not just any beer, but craft beer) and wiping off that leftover froth on your upper lip is almost unbeatable.
We’ve rounded up some of Stellies’ favourite pubs serving the goods:
*For the love of life – don’t drink and drive!
1. Die Mystic Boer:
Looking for a place where you can drink an ice-cold craft beer, shoot some pool and listen to cool tunes with your friends?
This quaint little bar has become one of the hottest spots in Stellies to drink a lekker beer and chill. Not only does it serve great beer, but it’s a fully functional restaurant that serves a wide variety of meals from pizzas to burritos, ribs and much more.
- Location: 3 Victoria Street, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch
2. De Akker Pub & Restaurant:
Hang out in one of the oldest and arguably one of the most popular pubs in Stellenbosch. If you love great variety and special offers, this is the perfect spot to have a good time and indulge in great craft beers.
Location: 90 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch
3. Craft & Wheat Hops:
For the rockers out there, pop in and enjoy more than 15 craft beers on tap, and even more craft beers on the menu to choose from to quench your thirst. You’ll fall in love with Frisky Fridays, that’s a free taster every Friday between 6pm-8pm.
And guess what? They have something new every week on the menu for you to enjoy!
- Location: 16 Andringa Street, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch
4. The Courtyard Cafe:
With a fun and awesome setting, you can expect some good local craft beer served with affordable food to enjoy. It has a laid-back atmosphere with a nice selection of craft beers that go perfectly with watching a live sports game here.
- Location: 3 Blom Road, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch
5. Lilypatrick Craft Brewery:
There’s no doubt that they’ll welcome you to unfiltered goodness as you taste an ice-cold craft beer that’s brewed to perfection with traditional methods. Here’s where you’ll enjoy some of the best-brewed ales. You can even pop in for wood-fired pizza.
- Location: Klapmuts Road, R44, Stellenbosch
Picture: The Courtyard Cafe/Facebook