As the sunny season comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the last few warm days and balmy evenings in Cape Town. And what better way to do so than by visiting some of the city’s best rooftop bars?
Cape Town is home to a variety of rooftop bars, each with its own unique character and charm, that offer stunning views of the city and its surroundings.
From chic and sophisticated to relaxed and casual, these bars offer a range of experiences that are perfect for soaking up the last of the warm weather.
So, let’s raise a glass to the end of the sunny season and enjoy the beauty of Cape Town from above.
1. The Silo Rooftop Bar
The Silo Rooftop Bar is located on the top floor of the Silo Hotel in the V&A Waterfront. The bar offers panoramic views of the harbour, Signal Hill, and Table Mountain, with a chic and sophisticated atmosphere.
The bar features a selection of classic and contemporary cocktails, champagne, and wines, as well as a variety of small plates and snacks.
The bar’s stylish décor and comfortable seating make it a popular spot, especially for sunset cocktails.
2. Sky Bar at The Grey Hotel
Sitting in the buzzing area of De Waterkant, The Sky Bar at The Grey Hotel is a stylish rooftop bar that offers stunning views of Table Mountain, Signal Hill, and the city skyline.
With a trendy and modern atmosphere, the bar features a range of classic and signature cocktails, wines, and spirits, as well as a small selection of snacks and light meals.
The bar’s sleek design and comfortable seating make the trendy spot a great stop for evening drinks.
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3. Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar
Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar in the city centre sits in a three-story building that also houses a restaurant and a boutique hotel. The bar’s rooftop setting offers stunning views of the city, with a unique and eclectic atmosphere.
The bar’s design is inspired by Japanese izakayas and features a mix of vintage and contemporary décor. The bar offers a range of innovative cocktails, sake, craft beers, and a small selection of Japanese-inspired snacks.
4. Ghibli Bar and Pool Terrace
This rooftop bar in the Radisson Blu Hotel offers panoramic views of the city, with a relaxed and casual atmosphere.
The bar features an outdoor pool, comfortable seating, and a selection of classic and signature cocktails, wines, and spirits, as well as light bites and snacks.
The bar’s pool terrace is particularly popular in hot weather, with its lively atmosphere and spots for tanning and swimming.
5. The Piano Bar
The Piano Bar offers stunning views of Table Mountain and the city skyline. The bar’s stylish and sophisticated atmosphere is inspired by New York’s jazz bars, with live music performances, plush seating, and an extensive cocktail menu.
The bar features an outdoor terrace with comfortable seating, perfect for enjoying the views and sipping on a cocktail.
The Piano Bar is known for its expertly crafted cocktails and live music performances from local and international artists.
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