5 famous bars you must visit while in Cape Town

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Gardens Centre Holiday Apartments are situated in the heart of Cape Town and have many great attractions nearby. After a long day of exploring, however, who doesn’t want to kick back with a drink and relax? We are here to tell you the top 5 bars to visit during your time in Cape Town.

Fireman’s Arms Pub

The Fireman’s Arms Pub is one the oldest bars in Cape Town, having been established in 1864. The pub has undergone many renovations, but the original building is still in use and the great vibe has remained the same since its opening. You can buy drinks and food while watching whatever game is on and be sure to go on Thursdays to win a prize at their quiz night.

Dias Tavern Portuguese Restaurant

This Portuguese restaurant and bar offers delicious lunches and dinners, with the decoration and theme inspired by the 17th-century mariner Bartolomeu Dias. With their affordable menu, fantastic atmosphere, and live music every Friday and Saturday evening, why not give Dias Tavern a go?

Vasco Da Gama Taverna
Vasco Da Gama Taverna

‘The Portuguese Embassy’, as the tavern is lovingly known by its frequent clientele, claims to be one of the third oldest pubs running in Cape Town (no one knows the precise date they opened!). The bar and restaurant is quirky, upbeat, and always a good time. Be sure to check for special events, like Poker night or a pub quiz, as this is when this establishment truly comes to life.

Beerhouse on Long Street

If you are in the mood for a beer, then look no further! Beerhouse serves 25 beers on tap and many different bottles on offer. Enjoy a burger while attending one of their regular events, like karaoke night, comedy night, and live music and DJs.

Café Mojito Long Street

A restaurant and cocktail bar with an authentic Afro Latino vibe – what more can you ask for? The food offers both authentic South African dishes and food with an Afro Latino twist. The drinks list is long and exciting, with different specials every day of the week.

Your food-and-drink stops for your next visit to the Mother City are sorted. If you need any further recommendations don’t hesitate to ask our friendly staff at reception, who will be able to point you in the right direction. We can’t wait for you to experience Cape Town’s killer vibe!

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