Who doesn’t love unwinding with a drink at the end of a grueling work day? With Cape Town’s wide selection of trendy bars and lounges, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

Here are five places to get your drink on in a pocket-friendly manner:

Burger & Lobster

Take your pick of any cocktail on the Burger & Lobster menu between 4 pm and 7 pm each day, because they are all on a two-for-one drink special! The cocktails at this lobster joint were specially created in collaboration with Brent Perremore, who was voted Cape Town’s Top Barman in 2016, and also one of South Africa’s Top Six Barmen 2016.

We recommend that you try the Exotic Marigold – Hendricks Gin dry shaken with grapefruit syrup, smoked chamomile cellulose, grapefruit juice and fresh lime, ice and tonic water – for a taste experience you won’t regret. 

Address: 105 Bree Street, Heritage Square, Cape Town

Contact: 021 422 4297


Hudson’s Burger Joint offers half-priced drinks specials each day between 16:30 pm and 18:30 pm. This is valid for selected appetisers, draughts and cocktails, on all days except Sundays.

Address: 69a Kloof Street, Cape Town

Contact: 021 426 5974

Roast & Co.

Cape Town’s premier chicken eatery offers a two-for-one special on Stella Artois, Warwick Wines, as well as Tanqueray to build your own gin & tonics. Speaking of gin, something special awaits the gin faithful who visits Roast & Co. after work – a dedicated gin cart. This special is on offer every Monday to Saturday from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Address:  98 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town

Contact: 021 424 6372

The Forex Bar

During happy hour,  cocktails go for R30, with the exception of mojitos and Long Island ice teas, which go for R35. Castle and Hansa draughts cost R25 and craft beer draughts are priced at between R30 and R35. Happy hour takes place from Monday to Sunday, between 5 pm and 7pm.

Address: 96 Station Rd, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925

Contact:  021 448 0083

Café Extrablatt

This laid-back Greenpoint lounge is the perfect spot to cool down after work, with standard cocktails at a cost of R34 each, while jumbo cocktails, which include drinks like the Long Island Ice Tea, The Hurricane and Models Flash, will cost R39 each. Even mocktails go on special at R29 each.

Happy hour is  from Monday to Friday, between 5 pm and  8 pm.

Address: Exhibition Building, Greenpoint, Cape Town, 8005

Contact: 021 434 3759

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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.