Best Pubs in Cape Town

Check out the top Pubs in Cape Town, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Foresters Arms
1. Foresters Arms
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97 local reviews
Newlands Ave, Newlands
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+27 21 689 5949
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Jane
A traditional pub with decent food, good local atmosphere especially on rugby days. Outside seating area alway…
Mike
Forrie"s as it's affectionally known to the locals nestles at the foot of our majestic Table Mountain range i…
Natalie
Nestled at the foot of our majestic mountains, in the leafy suburb of Newlands, Cape Town, Foresters Arms Rest…
1. Foresters Arms
1. Foresters Arms
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97 local reviews
Newlands Ave, Newlands
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+27 21 689 5949
Jane
Jane
A traditional pub with decent food, good local atmosphere especially on rugby days. Outside seating area always good in the summer with a se…
Mike
Mike
Forrie"s as it's affectionally known to the locals nestles at the foot of our majestic Table Mountain range in the leafy suburb of Newlands…
Natalie
Natalie
Nestled at the foot of our majestic mountains, in the leafy suburb of Newlands, Cape Town, Foresters Arms Restaurant and Pub (fondly referre…
2. The Village Idiot
2. The Village Idiot
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119 local reviews
32 Loop St, Cape Town CBD
+27 21 418 1548
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Dale
A little quirky, a little weird (the mascot is a big ol’ ostrich standing behind the bar) and lots of colourfu…
Greg & Debra
A little quirky, a little weird (the mascot is a big ol’ ostrich standing behind the bar) and lots of colourfu…
Andrew
A little quirky (the mascot is an ostrich standing over the bar), laidback atmosphere & brilliantly twisted lo…
2. The Village Idiot
2. The Village Idiot
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119 local reviews
32 Loop St, Cape Town CBD
+27 21 418 1548
Dale
Dale
A little quirky, a little weird (the mascot is a big ol’ ostrich standing behind the bar) and lots of colourful atmosphere, The Village Idio…
Greg & Debra
Greg & Debra
A little quirky, a little weird (the mascot is a big ol’ ostrich standing behind the bar) and lots of colourful atmosphere, The Village Idio…
Andrew
Andrew
A little quirky (the mascot is an ostrich standing over the bar), laidback atmosphere & brilliantly twisted local cuisine - The Village Idio…
3. The Brass Bell Restaurants and Pubs
3. The Brass Bell Restaurants and Pubs
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142 local reviews
Main Rd, Kalk Bay
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+27 21 788 5455
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Jenni
The Brass Bell Restaurants and Pubs, located in the trendy harbor town of Kalk Bay, is situated in one of the …
Jenni
The Brass Bell Restaurants and Pubs, located in the trendy harbor town of Kalk Bay, is situated in one of the …
Melanie And Arno
The Brass Bell Restaurants and Pubs, located in the trendy harbor town of Kalk Bay, is situated in one of the …
3. The Brass Bell Restaurants and Pubs
3. The Brass Bell Restaurants and Pubs
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142 local reviews
Main Rd, Kalk Bay
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+27 21 788 5455
Jenni
Jenni
The Brass Bell Restaurants and Pubs, located in the trendy harbor town of Kalk Bay, is situated in one of the most beautiful places on earth…
Jenni
Jenni
The Brass Bell Restaurants and Pubs, located in the trendy harbor town of Kalk Bay, is situated in one of the most beautiful places on earth…
Melanie And Arno
Melanie And Arno
The Brass Bell Restaurants and Pubs, located in the trendy harbor town of Kalk Bay, is situated in one of the most beautiful places on earth…
4. Perseverance Tavern
4. Perseverance Tavern
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34 local reviews
83 Buitenkant St, Cape Town City Centre
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+27 21 461 2440
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Dan
Pierces is a land mark and one of the oldest pubs in cape town.I love it for watching soccer and rugby and the…
Neil
Well know as one of the oldest pubs in town where VOC soldiers use to spend their time. Inside and outside smo…
Greg
Percy's. Another local pub, great for after work drinks and good meals. They have tables in the front and a be…
4. Perseverance Tavern
4. Perseverance Tavern
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34 local reviews
83 Buitenkant St, Cape Town City Centre
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+27 21 461 2440
Dan
Dan
Pierces is a land mark and one of the oldest pubs in cape town.I love it for watching soccer and rugby and the food typical pub grub and bee…
Neil
Neil
Well know as one of the oldest pubs in town where VOC soldiers use to spend their time. Inside and outside smoking sections and TV's makes t…
Greg
Greg
Percy's. Another local pub, great for after work drinks and good meals. They have tables in the front and a beer garden out the back.
5. The Fireman's Arms
5. The Fireman's Arms
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69 local reviews
The Fireman's Arms, De Waterkant
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+27 21 419 1513
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Robin
One of the oldest pubs in Cape Town and certainly one of the best to watch Rugby games and drink a few pints o…
Dale
One of the oldest pubs in Cape Town. Phenomenal Pepper Steak Pie. Breathtaking pie...with cold beers and big s…
Andrew
Fun, dirty pub and THE MOST PHENOMENAL Pepper Steak Pie. Breathtaking pie...with cold beers and big sports gam…
5. The Fireman's Arms
5. The Fireman's Arms
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69 local reviews
The Fireman's Arms, De Waterkant
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+27 21 419 1513
Robin
Robin
One of the oldest pubs in Cape Town and certainly one of the best to watch Rugby games and drink a few pints of lager. Friendly staff and pr…
Dale
Dale
One of the oldest pubs in Cape Town. Phenomenal Pepper Steak Pie. Breathtaking pie...with cold beers and big sports games.
Andrew
Andrew
Fun, dirty pub and THE MOST PHENOMENAL Pepper Steak Pie. Breathtaking pie...with cold beers and big sports games. Win!
6. Peddlars
6. Peddlars
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44 local reviews
Brounger Rd, Sillery
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+27 21 794 7747
RestaurantBarPoint of interest
Michelle
Peddlar’s Peddlar’s has been an institution for decades and while it has undergone a facelift and a name cha…
Spencer
It is close by and is also the “Local” pub where you can watch sporting fixtures (Rugby, Cricket etc) from sev…
Rose
Located few minutes away, vibey Pub with choice of 3 eateries - indoor and outdoor, Pub, Italian and Tappas. …
6. Peddlars
6. Peddlars
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44 local reviews
Brounger Rd, Sillery
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+27 21 794 7747
Michelle
Michelle
Peddlar’s Peddlar’s has been an institution for decades and while it has undergone a facelift and a name change recently, it is as popular…
Spencer
Spencer
It is close by and is also the “Local” pub where you can watch sporting fixtures (Rugby, Cricket etc) from several Screens - There is a form…
Rose
Rose
Located few minutes away, vibey Pub with choice of 3 eateries - indoor and outdoor, Pub, Italian and Tappas. A fun spot for lunch and suppe…
7. Noordhoek Farm Village
7. Noordhoek Farm Village
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107 local reviews
Noordhoek Farm Village, Goedehoop Estate
Closed · Opens Wednesday 9:00 AM
+27 21 789 1390
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Laurette
Cafe Roux is awesome for breakfast or lunch with kids as they have an amazing play area. They also have awesom…
Marc
The Farm Village is only 5 mins away and has it all...Gourmet restaurant (The Foodbarn) to Sushi (Village Sush…
Diane
This is a real gem, with an amazing deli selling the best home made bread, excellent cappuccino, all meals, an…
7. Noordhoek Farm Village
7. Noordhoek Farm Village
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107 local reviews
Noordhoek Farm Village, Goedehoop Estate
Closed · Opens Wednesday 9:00 AM
+27 21 789 1390
Laurette
Laurette
Cafe Roux is awesome for breakfast or lunch with kids as they have an amazing play area. They also have awesome live music evenings on Satur…
Marc
Marc
The Farm Village is only 5 mins away and has it all...Gourmet restaurant (The Foodbarn) to Sushi (Village Sushi) to great Pub restaurants (T…
Diane
Diane
This is a real gem, with an amazing deli selling the best home made bread, excellent cappuccino, all meals, and take away treats! Another of…
8. The Toad in the Village
8. The Toad in the Village
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31 local reviews
The Toad in the Village, Cape Town
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+27 21 789 2973
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Sharon
The Toad is a casual local pub which is located in the Farm Village. They have a good selection of wine, beers…
Matthew
This relaxed country pub and restaurant is great for both food and drink. Great ribs, yummy pizzas, big burge…
Neville
The Toad has two great pubs and serve food both upstairs and downstairs - nice vibe in the Noordhoek Farm Vill…
8. The Toad in the Village
8. The Toad in the Village
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31 local reviews
The Toad in the Village, Cape Town
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+27 21 789 2973
Sharon
Sharon
The Toad is a casual local pub which is located in the Farm Village. They have a good selection of wine, beers, and ciders. They also serve …
Matthew
Matthew
This relaxed country pub and restaurant is great for both food and drink. Great ribs, yummy pizzas, big burgers and good times!
Neville
Neville
The Toad has two great pubs and serve food both upstairs and downstairs - nice vibe in the Noordhoek Farm Village
9. Barristers Grill & Cafe Newlands
9. Barristers Grill & Cafe Newlands
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43 local reviews
Kildare Rd, Newlands
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+27 21 671 7907
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Nick
A more traditional English-style pup. Barristers serves up a super affordable pub lunch like bangers and mash,…
Kea
If you're looking for good quality well prices food, head to Barristers for their lunch special, hosted 7 days…
Steve
Another one of my firm favourites, a great spot to wind down in the evening, mingle with locals over a cold be…
9. Barristers Grill & Cafe Newlands
9. Barristers Grill & Cafe Newlands
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43 local reviews
Kildare Rd, Newlands
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+27 21 671 7907
Nick
Nick
A more traditional English-style pup. Barristers serves up a super affordable pub lunch like bangers and mash, steak, egg and chips or chick…
Kea
Kea
If you're looking for good quality well prices food, head to Barristers for their lunch special, hosted 7 days a week where any of their pub…
Steve
Steve
Another one of my firm favourites, a great spot to wind down in the evening, mingle with locals over a cold beer in the main pub or find a q…
10. Kalk Bay
10. Kalk Bay
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197 local reviews
Kalk Bay, Kalk Bay
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Kieran
A few minutes drive away in the opposite direction, artsy Kalk Bay has an enduring boho vibe and everything yo…
The Muize
Everything from food markets, restaurants, a working harbour, bakeries, pubs, tidal pools and an all round mus…
Peter
There are numerous places to cater for any tastes and age groups. From Brass Bell live entertainment to Cape t…
10. Kalk Bay
10. Kalk Bay
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197 local reviews
Kalk Bay, Kalk Bay
Kieran
Kieran
A few minutes drive away in the opposite direction, artsy Kalk Bay has an enduring boho vibe and everything you could ask for. It is a very …
The Muize
The Muize
Everything from food markets, restaurants, a working harbour, bakeries, pubs, tidal pools and an all round must see for everyone. Step into …
Peter
Peter
There are numerous places to cater for any tastes and age groups. From Brass Bell live entertainment to Cape to Cuba with its Cuban themed p…
11. Long Street
11. Long Street
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168 local reviews
Long St, Cape Town City Centre
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Max
Long Street could be described as the funkiest and loudest street in Cape Town. Bustling with markets, vintage…
Chantal
If nightlife is what you're after, then look no further than the infamous Long Street, with an array of pubs, …
Diego
Qui si concentra la vita notturna per tutte le età, Pub, ristoranti, Club dove poter passare una bella serata.
11. Long Street
11. Long Street
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168 local reviews
Long St, Cape Town City Centre
Max
Max
Long Street could be described as the funkiest and loudest street in Cape Town. Bustling with markets, vintage clothing shops and boerewors …
Chantal
Chantal
If nightlife is what you're after, then look no further than the infamous Long Street, with an array of pubs, bars, clubs and eateries, you …
Diego
Diego
Qui si concentra la vita notturna per tutte le età, Pub, ristoranti, Club dove poter passare una bella serata.
12. The Red Herring Restaurant
12. The Red Herring Restaurant
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64 local reviews
Beach Rd, Chapmans Peak
Open · Closes 11:30 PM
+27 21 789 1783
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Jon
The red herring is a cool little pub just down the road from the cottage. Nice place to have a sundowner on yo…
Anthony
Restaurant and lively Pub. Nice and chatty with people who don't mind mixing with strangers.
Sylvia
Great pizzas, as well as other options plus a pub and a coffee shop.
12. The Red Herring Restaurant
12. The Red Herring Restaurant
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64 local reviews
Beach Rd, Chapmans Peak
Open · Closes 11:30 PM
+27 21 789 1783
Jon
Jon
The red herring is a cool little pub just down the road from the cottage. Nice place to have a sundowner on your way back from the beach. Th…
Anthony
Anthony
Restaurant and lively Pub. Nice and chatty with people who don't mind mixing with strangers.
Sylvia
Sylvia
Great pizzas, as well as other options plus a pub and a coffee shop.