Not everyone wants to watch Saturday’s game from home, but where are the places where you can watch the game and bathe in the camaraderie of your fellow game-watchers?

These Cape Town sports bars offer the perfect atmosphere to watch the game and enjoy it to the fullest.

Fireman’s Arms

Established in 1864, Firearm’s Arms is one of Cape Town’s oldest pubs, and serves fine beers and wines to this very day.

The pub has undergone several renovations and improvements to over the years to help sportslovers feel comfortable while watching the game, while still maintaining the ambience of its original building.

The bar features high definition big screens to watch the all the game’s action unfold.

Address: Cnr. Buitengracht & Mechau Street, Cape Town 8001, South Africa

Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11am – 2am
Sundays: Closed. Occasionally open on Sundays for special sporting events.

Email: [email protected]

The Village Idiot

The Village Idiot is a vintage neighbourhood bar and restaurant that enthusiastically embraces South African braai culture. This is a place where glasses are raised to foolish renegades, adventurous idiots and all the people who refuse to live by the rules of conformity.

The venue boasts multiple mounted TV screens and a large drop-down projector for the screening of sports events.

Address: 32 Loop Street, Cape Town

Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 3pm till late.
Friday & Saturday, 12 noon till late.

Email: [email protected]

The Dubliner
This traditional Irish pub believes in the saying “Conas tá tú”, which means “Welcome, how are you doing?”.
The Dubliner offers dark wooden bars and floors, giving those enjoying the game, old school comfort as they enjoy a beer and watch their favorite team play the field. HD big screens offer the perfect touch to the viewing experience.

Address: 251 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001

Hours: Open Daily 11am – 4am

Email:  [email protected]

The Radisson Blu

The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront is going sports mad this weekend!

Make a stop at Tobago’s Bar on Saturday to enjoy the game in HD. The bar will also feature great food specials, including a 300ml Jack Black draught beer and a gourmet boerie roll with chakalaka sauce for R99.

The beautiful views of the Atlantic ocean create an ideal space to kick back, and relax while backing your boys.

Address: Beach Road, Granger Bay, Cape Town 8002, South Africa

Hours: Open Daily 11am – 4am

Email: [email protected]


Mitchell’s Waterfront Brewery/Ferrymans

Mitchell’s always guarantees a raucous time come game day. Make sure to arrive early as this popular Waterfront bar becomes packed quite quickly.

Large TVs are available to watch the game, and plenty of beer on tap will keep you in a good mood – even if your team is losing.

Address: Cnr East Pier & Dock Road, V & A Waterfront

Hours: 9am- 9pm

Contact: [email protected]

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Article written by

Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.