Dresses and shorts are out, sunscreen is flying off the shelves and the sun is setting much later. That can only mean one thing. Summer has arrived! Why not make the most of the sun by enjoying a drink or two on a rooftop overlooking our incredible city?
Here are five of our favourite rooftop bars you can check out after work:
Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar, CBD
Located in Long Street, Ting Ting Rooftop Bar is a great place to treat yourself. They have a great array of cocktails you can sip on while enjoying the open air. They also sport an impressive wine and craft beer collection. If you are feeling peckish they have a tapas menu you can order from, all with an oriental flare.
Where 165 Longmarket Street, CBD
Contact +27 21 422 4920, [email protected]
Zenith Sky Bar, Green Point
You feel like you’re on top the world at the Zenith Sky Bar. Located on top of the five star Cape Royale Hotel in Green Point, you are treated to spectacular views of the beach, Cape Town Stadium and the mountain. There is a splash pool you can cool off in and you’re in the mood to relax, put up your feet on loungers and daybeds. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a drink and soak up the sun.
Where Cape Royale Hotel, 47 Main Road, Green Point
Contact +27 21 430 0500, www.caperoyale.co.za
The Sky Bar, CBD
The Grand Daddy Hotel has one of the coolest rooftops in the city. They have a rooftop cinema, themed trailer hotels and (of course) a bar. Placed on a wooden deck you can take in the stunning cityscape while sipping on your favourite drink. The bar opens at noon in Summer and is weather dependent so call ahead before you head on over.
Up Yours, Kloof Street
Good music and good vibes is what you’ll find at Up Yours, the rooftop bar at Yours Truly Kloof Street. Live DJ’s often spin at the bar and on weekends they have live acoustic sessions where you can chill out and listen to some good music. It’s a great place for after work drinks or a chilled out weekend hang.
Harold’s Bar and Terrace, CBD
Harold’s Bar and Terrace is a great place to enjoy a nibble while enjoying the views of the city. Open for lunch and dinner you enjoy yummy meals like pizza, burgers and snack baskets. There is also a splash pool you can cool off in when that summer heat gets a bit much.
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