There’s nothing like a refreshing cocktail to take the edge off a stressful day (especially when said cocktail is on special). We’ve sniffed out some awesome happy-hour deals in the Mother City, so you can sip mojitos till the cows come home… (As always, if we’ve left anyone out, please add it in the comments below).
(Please note: We advise you to contact the restaurant before arriving to make sure the special is still valid, and has not expired.)
1. Clarke’s Bar and Dining Room
A hot hangout for Cape Town’s hipsters (and office workers, tourists and locals), Clarke’s has something for everyone, from hearty breakfasts, to light lunches and satisfying burgers.
Special R27 for double G&T / double brandy and Coke/ Rocking Chair / White Russian. Have you checked out all of Clarke’s specials?
When Monday – Sunday, 5pm – 7pm
Contact 021 424 7648, email@example.com
Where to find it 133 Bree Street, Cape Town
2. Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs
Here you’ll find a selection of delicious ribs, burgers and buffalo wings.
Special 50% off all beers and cocktails.
When Monday – Friday, 4pm – 6pm
Insider tip Check out the weekly burger specials.
Contact 087 357 3465, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs
3. Bread Café
We love the bustle of Woodstock, but sometimes it’s rather nice to steal away from all the activity and relax in this inviting kitchen-cum-bakery. It’s also great for a quick breakfast, mid-morning meeting or a delicious sundowner…
Special 30% off cocktails (while enjoying live jazz on the terrace)
When Fridays, 4pm – 7pm
Contact 021 447 4730, email@example.com
Where to find it Lower Level, The Bromwell Boutique Mall, 250 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
4. Devil’s Peak Taproom
The Taproom is a popular after-hours watering hole for city workers. The spacious interiors have floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular mountain views, perfect for watching the sun go down.
Special Tuesdays, 6pm – 9pm, R55 for a cheeseburger and a pint of First Light Golden Ale or Devil’s Peak Brewing Company Lager
Tuesday – Saturday, 4pm – 6pm, R100 for a two-litre jug of First Light Golden Ale or Devil’s Peak Brewing Company Lager
When Tuesday, 6pm to 9pm (cheeseburger and pint special)
Tuesday to Saturday, 4pm – 6pm (2-litre jug special)
Contact 021 200 5818, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it Devil’s Peak Taproom
5. Café Caprice
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For uninterrupted views of the beach (and a flurry of local and international models), Café Caprice is the spot. Expertly mixed cocktails are the order of the day with cool beats playing in the background.
Special R32 margaritas; R150 for 1.8-litre Coronarita jugs (margarita and Corona mix); and 2-for-1 Coronas
When Fridays, 5pm – 8pm
Contact 021 438 8315, email@example.com
Where to find it Camps Bay
Its central location, good food, friendly service, fresh sushi and stylish interiors have made Salushi a favourite among the trendy crowd in the area.
Special 50% off all cocktails
R20 for Castle Lite and Stellenbrau draught (330ml)
R30 or Castle Lite and Stellenbrau draught (500ml)
When Wednesday – Saturday, 4pm – 6pm
Insider tip While there, ask about their unbelievable sushi specials.
Contact 021 671 4271, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it Salushi
7. Rick’s Café Américain
Inspired by the piano bar in the classic movie Casablanca, Rick’s Café Américain transports you to a bygone era with live jazz, a Moroccan-inspired menu and a cocktail bar spilling out onto the roof deck.
Special R200 for a litre jug of margarita
20% – 30% off selected cocktails
R160 for tapas platter with 500ml jug of house wine
When Monday – Sunday, 3pm – 7pm
Contact 021 424 1100, email@example.com
Where to find it Rick’s Cafe Americain
8. Le Pommier
For South African favourites, such as bobotie, Malay chicken curry and potjies a plenty, this family-friendly wine estate is the place to be. It’s also the perfect place to stop for a leisurely sundowner on your way home from work.
Special Two-for-one Le Pommier wine by the glass
When Wednesday, 5pm – 7pm
Contact 021 885 1269, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it Le Pommier Wine Estate
9. Bootlegger Coffee Company
This contempo coffee shop is a great place for a pick-me-up breakfast on your way to work or a chilled wind-down session with colleagues after work.
Special Half-price draught beer and cocktails
Insider tip This special is available at the Kenilworth and Sea Point branches.
When Monday – Sunday, 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Contact 021 434 0060 (Sea Point)
021 761 4089 (Kenilworth)
Where to find it Bootlegger Coffee Company, Sea Point
Bootlegger Coffee Company, Kenilworth
10. Radisson Park Inn Newlands
Drink in the Mother City’s magical views while sipping on a cocktail. Or take a dip in the pool…
Special Two-for-one deal on selected beers, cocktails or glasses of wine
When Monday – Sunday, 5pm and 8pm
Contact 021 822 6500, email@example.com
Where to find it 10 Hemlock Road, Newlands, Cape Town
11. Doodles Beachfront Restaurant
Boasting one of the best sunset views of Table Mountain and Robben Island, Doodles is where the locals head for sundowners. If you’re looking for gourmet grub, give it a skip, but if you’re after a casual vibe with breathtaking views, it’s great.
Special 50% off selected beers and cocktails
When Tuesday, 7 – 8pm
Thursday, 6 – 8pm
Contact 021 554 1080, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it 110 Beach Boulevard, 7441 Table View, Cape Town
12. The Sunset Deck
As its name suggests, this bar boasts killer views over the Sea Point promenade and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. Located above the hotel’s swimming pool, it’s protected from the sun and the southeaster, making it a great place for a chilled sundowner session with friends.
Special Two-for-one cocktails
When Tuesday – Sunday, 6pm – 7pm
Contact 021 430 7777, email@example.com
Where to find it 313 Beach Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
If you don’t mind paying full price for your tipple of choice, check out our Best Sundowner Spots in Cape Town.
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