The Best Drinks Specials in Cape Town 2019

Cocktail hour just got sweeter. Cheers!

Whether you’re catching up with mates, sealing a deal, commemorating a special event, or simply having fun, a round of drinks in a cool bar is the way to go. Which is why we’re super-excited about these drinks specials! From happy hours and cocktail specials to beers and pairings, there’s something for every taste and fancy.

Harringtons Cocktail Lounge: Happy Hour

Harringtons Cocktail Lounge: Happy Hour

The special Half-price on classic cocktails, standard lager and pilsner, local bubbly, house wines, pouring spirits and tequila.
About the restaurant Picture the scene: New York, 1960. The high society are gathered around a leather booth in a plushly kitted-out cocktail lounge, puffing cigars with snifters of cognac all round. Fast forward 50 odd years to Harringtons, a sophisticated bar and cocktail lounge in Cape Town’s moody East City, which evokes West Side Story-era Manhattan. Now one of Cape Town’s most popular watering holes, Harry’s (as it’s affectionately known) is running a fabulous Happy Hour special.
When Wednesday – Friday, 4pm – 7pm
Saturdays, 6pm – 7pm
Special valid until ongoing
Contact 021 461 2276, harringtons@thefirmct.co.za
Location 61 Harrington Street, Cape Town

Harringtons Cocktail Lounge: Thursday Tacos + Tequila + Tunes

Harringtons Cocktail Lounge: Thursday Tacos + Tequila + Tunes

The special R100 includes two tacos, a tequila Patron cocktail of your choice, and live tunes
About the restaurant If JFK were to take Jackie out for pre-theatre drinks, this swanky cocktail lounge in Cape Town’s East City is where they’d go! Draped velvet curtains and velvet-covered booths give the venue an ornate, plush, and decidedly glam feel. The striking L-shaped bar that wraps around half the venue, bares exposed brick behind rows of spirits. Now this popular watering hole is running a tacos-and-tequila-cocktail special, accompanied by live beats.
When Thursdays, 4pm – late
Special valid until ongoing
Contact 021 461 2276, harringtons@thefirmct.co.za
Location 61 Harrington Street, Cape Town

Harringtons Cocktail Lounge: Wednesday Tapas + Tastings

Harringtons Cocktail Lounge: Wednesday Tapas + Tastings

The special R170 include a glass of wine on arrival, complimentary wine-tasting, a main meal, and a petit fours platter for dessert
R50 (wine tasting only)
About the restaurant It’s hard to believe that this ornate, plush, decidedly sophisticated after-work drinks spot was once a grungy live-music dive (The Assembly). Velvet booths, botanical prints, crystal chandeliers and revived hardwood floors set the tone, with a striking L-shaped bar wrapping around half the venue, and boasting an exposed brick wall that houses rows of spirits.
The cocktails, as one would expect, are excellent, and some of the best in the city – especially when accompanied by tapas to share. And on Wednesdays, Harry’s (as it’s affectionately known) is running a tapas-and-tasting special, which includes a glass of wine on arrival, complimentary wine-tasting, a main meal and a platter of petit fours for dessert.
When Wednesdays, 4pm – 10pm
Special valid until ongoing
Contact 021 461 2276, harringtons@thefirmct.co.za
Location 61 Harrington Street, Cape Town

Sotano Bree Street: Half-Price Sushi + Bubbly on Mondays

Sotano Bree Street:   Half-Price Sushi + Bubbly on Mondays

The special Half-price sushi and bubbly
About the restaurant If you find yourself in the hot foodie hub that is Bree Street (or even if you don’t), pop your head into Sotano. With live music in the background, traditional Spanish floor tiles creating a Las Ramblas vibe, and a buzz in the air, you’re sure to have a good time, whether you’re here for lunch, pintxos (Spanish bar snacks) or a tapas-style dinner. Most people come for the tapas, which include patatas bravas, Greek lamb skewers and prawn and chorizo pitas, to name a few. But, there’s currently a sushi (yes, you read right!) special that happens all-day every Monday: half-price sushi and bubbly!
View the menu.
When Monday, 12pm – 10pm
Special valid until Ongoing
Contact 021 422 0567, breestreet@sotano.co.za
Book through DinePlan
Location 199 Bree Street, Cape Town

The Village Idiot: Half-Price Combos + Bottomless Bubbly

The Village Idiot: Half-Price Combos + Bottomless Bubbly

The special R100 for bottomless bubbly as well as half-price on combos
About the restaurant This popular downtown watering hole has become loved for its two personas: a laidback pub during the week, and a heaving hotspot at the weekend, when the dancefloor and outside balcony heave with Cape Town’s most avid revellers.
Its Friday offer is perfectly timed to see you into the weekend on the right foot. With half-price combos (ribs and wings, ribs and calamari, fish and calamari – all served with a side of choice and smoked apple coleslaw), and bottomless bubbly for R100, it’s an offer that’s hard to resist!
When Fridays, 3pm – 5pm
Special valid until ongoing
Contact 021 418 1548, info@thevillageidiot.co.za
Location 32 Loop Street, Cape Town

The Village Idiot: Half-Price Ribs + Drinks

The Village Idiot: Half-Price Ribs + Drinks

The special R70 for a main portion of ribs
R42 for a side portion of ribs
About the restaurant From the duo behind Aces ’n’ Spades, this neighbourhood pub-style eatery just up the road attracts crowds by day and at night, for all occasions. The large space is divided into a bar area, lounge, dining area and pool(table) room. The spot absolutely hums in the evenings, especially on weekends, when the dancefloor and outside balcony heave with Cape Town’s most avid revellers, while the relaxed vibe during the day is just the thing to take the edge off a hard day’s work. Swing by on a Saturday for half-price ribs to accompany possibly the longest happy hour in Cape Town. All drinks are half-price!
Good to know DJ inviZAble brings his Space Zafari to Village Idiot on selected Saturdays: amazing beats to keep you grooving all night long.
Upcoming Space Zafaris 18 May & 15 June 2019
When Saturdays, 2pm – 6pm
Special valid until ongoing
Contact 021 418 1548, info@thevillageidiot.co.za
Location 32 Loop Street, Cape Town

The Village Idiot: Pimp Your Gin

The Village Idiot: Pimp Your Gin

The special R40 (gin special)
R70 (1 litre beer)
R95 (bottomless wings and chips)
About the restaurant The Village Idiot keeps pulling crowds for its tasty pub grub, easy-drinking cocktails and funtastic specials. It’s just as suited to an after-work beer as it is to a boisterous night on the town, and even a sexy cocktail after dark.
Fancy yourself a master mixologist? You’ll love the Pimp Your Gin sessions, featuring Whitley Neill Gin, Schweppes Tonic Water and a station of fresh botanicals, fruits and spices. Accompanied by bottomless wings and chips, it’s a midweek treat that’s hard to resist.
When Wednesdays, 3pm – 11pm
Special valid until Ongoing
Contact 021 418 1548, info@thevillageidiot.co.za
Location 32 Loop Street, Cape Town

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Time of publication: 07 June 2019

One Response to “The Best Drinks Specials in Cape Town 2019”

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    Roy Hamlyn

    Am sure Pyjamas and Jam in Somerset West could add a few specials?

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