Capetonians are spoilt for choice when it comes to summer escapes, picturesque views and luscious beaches. We are also spoiled for choice not only when it comes to dining out or lazy lunches but also enjoying a good cocktail, craft beer, gin tasting or wine up.
Question is, how do you choose that bar? Based on whether they have your favourite cocktail, a great menu, is dessert a non- negotiable or should it boast Instagram worthy spots for selfies.
Here’s a round-up of a few of the best bars with decks to lounge about with your nearest and dearest this summer!
Live Inn at the Park Inn, Newlands
With their newly launched menu, patrons can expect a varied menu boasting delicious local flavours. Nestled away from the buzzing CBD and in the leafy Southern Suburbs – a great escape from the traffic with external seating and upper deck with shaded umbrellas to escape the summer sun!
Contact: 021 822 6500 | www.parkinn.com
RED Rooftop Bar & Terrace
Sip into the sunset with the most Instagrammable cocktails! All-day dining with OUIBar + KTCHN where you can tuck into fresh, delectable bites and refreshing drinks. Linger longer this summer with a dip in the rooftop pool – all of this amidst the hustle and bustle of the energetic city.
Contact: +27 87 086 1578 | [email protected]
Chinchilla Rooftop Bar & Café – Camps Bay
For the sophisticated patron with refined taste, Chinchilla serves up café chic food and cocktails by their in-house mixologists. With breathtaking views of the Camps Bay beaches – catch the idyllic sunset in absolute summer bliss.
Contact: +27 21 286 5075 | [email protected]
Sky Bar at Grand Daddy Hotel
Nestled in the CBD at the Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel, the Sky Bar is not only synonymous for its quirky look and feel but is the perfect location for shoots and socials.
Contact: 021 207 8888 | +27 (0)66 104 5113 | [email protected]
Gigi Rooftop at Gorgeous George
Indulge in late afternoon drinks, sun-filled pool sessions and take breakfast into lunch. With panoramic views of the city, patrons are spoilt for choice beyond just amazing poolside drinks.
Contact: 021 612 0999 | [email protected]
Capetonians and visitors alike have so much choice – whether they are keen to escape the bustle of the city, kick back on the beachfront, inhale the energy of the buzzing CBD or laze about poolside, there is a spot for everyone this summer!