Bascule Bar Re-Opens at the Cape Grace

Bascule Bar

A sophisticated cocktail-hour rendezvous with scintillating marina views.

The Bascule Bar is back! The iconic marina-side whisky and cocktail bar has been a glitzy meeting place since the early days of the Cape Grace and the V&A Waterfront. Coming back to life after a magnificent top-to-toe renovation, it’s all set to regather its habitués and attract locals and visitors alike with a sophisticated speakeasy vibe and lush design by international design firm 1508 London. There are cosy alcoves, velvet textures and a long bar, plus an art collection of established and emerging local artists worth visiting for alone.

On the bar menu

Bascule Bar Cocktail and Seating

Flavours are inspired by the veld, the mountain and the sea on the small plates menu developed in collaboration with chef Gregory Czarnecki. Think linefish ceviche with pomelo and pickled daikon and ponzu… with cocktails breezing from the same inspiration, such as the Tide is High, shaken up with Jorgensen’s Vodka, lychee, salted lime sorbet, Graham Beck Brut and adorned with gold.

Long renowned for offering one of the largest whisky collections in the entire Southern Hemisphere, the Bascule Bar’s tradition of late night, jazz-fuelled discussions over a 20-year old Scotch is set to continue, enfolding guests in a feeling of warmth and sanctuary. Atmospheric cocktail hours and sociable post-lunch sessions unfold with effortless ease in this intimate and very comfortable setting that invites storytelling by its very ambience.

Bascule Bar Seating

Time to raise a glass to a new chapter in the story of this legend of the Cape Town drinks scene.

Opened 4 July 2024
Opening times Thursday –  Sunday, 2pm – 11pm
Where to find it Cape Grace, West Quay Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
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Time of publication: 08 July 2024