Who doesn’t like to end a long week with a cocktail and a great view, surrounded by friends…

Thankfully the Mother City is full of mixologists just waiting to make your dreams come true. Choosing the right cocktail and bar could also be tricky or even daunting at times, avoid falling back into force of habit by settling for your everyday Mojito at your local watering hole.

Cape Town is famous for its hidden and well-known lane way and rooftop bars

The profusion of unique quintessentially Capetonian places to grab a drink adds to Cape Town’s reputation as the best and coolest city on Earth as voted by Telegraph Travel Awards survey for 2018, making this the sixth year in a row that the Mother City has claimed the top spot.

Here’s a quick list of the most innovative cocktails and bars in Cape Town, whether you drink for style or to keep company, these cocktail drinks promise to lighten up your mood.

From The Local, Old Fashioned to The Highball, there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes.

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The Yard, V&A

A hybrid concept space comprising an upscale Indian Mediterranean fusion restaurant, bar, coffee shop deli and lifestyle space. Situated directly opposite the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa and in the heart of one of Cape Town’s most vibrant areas, the Waterfront’s Silo District, The Yard is named for the surrounding dockyards and located within view of the picturesque tugboat moorings and the waters of Cape Town harbour.

Top cocktails:


Woodford, Chambord, maple, bitters


Wixworth, chambord, lemon, gomme, soda


Monkey Shoulder, Disaronno, bitter, ginger ale, lime

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