Grolsch Guide to Cape Town

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elcome to Cape Town, World Design Capital 2014, which also boasts one of the seven wonders of the natural world, Table Mountain!

Grolsch has selected 10 of the most premium venues the city has to offer, where you can enjoy an ice-cold Swingtop or draught, as well as some of South Africa’s fi nest food and settings. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, you’ll never have to watch a sunset disappear without our international beer in hand!

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The List 1

Neighbourhood | GPS -33.92432,18.41734


The Grand Daddy | GPS -33.921083,18.420516


HeadQuarters | GPS -33.920663,18.417884


Café Caprice | GPS -33.950578,18.378646


Buena Vista Social Café | GPS -33.907635,18.406278


Sevruga | GPS -33.904117,18.42021


The Waiting Room | GPS -33.926403,18.414888


Kitima | GPS -34.031767,18.356502


Trinity | GPS -33.912897,18.419172


Asoka | GPS -33.932358,18.408397

Neighbourhood You’d be forgiven for mistaking Neighbourhood for someone’s dining room, complete with wooden floors and booklined shelves. It feels like a home away from home. Watch the eclectic Long Street crowds go by from the balcony, languish in an armchair over a game of chess or engage in some friendly banter with newly made friends over a Grolsch Swingtop. Comfortable and laid back, it’s the perfect spot if you’re in the mood for a night “in”.

1 163 Long St Cape Town 8000 +27 21 424 7260 GPS -33.92432,18.41734

The Grand Daddy Long Street’s Grand Daddy Hotel is truly a hedonist’s paradise – decadent with a touch of cheeky fun. Take your pick of four über-hip bars and lounges, the best of which is the baroque-bling-themed Daddy Cool’s, which also houses Cape Town’s only digital art and photographic gallery. And don’t dare leave without visiting the hotel’s Airstream Rooftop Trailer Park and outdoor cinema, where each mobile-home interior has been uniquely decorated by SA’s trendiest designers.

2 38 Long St Cape Town 8000 +27 21 424 7247 GPS -33.921083,18.420516

HeadQuarters The juxtapositioning of a sleek and modern restaurant inside one of Cape Town’s oldest buildings is pure genius. And the brilliance doesn’t end there – these folks know how to cook a sirloin steak to perfection too. In fact they’re so good at it, it’s the only thing on the menu! And we know just the beer to complement the perfect steak – what else but a fi nely brewed and superbly balanced Grolsch? Stop by on a Friday evening to mingle with the city’s savvy business set and enjoy DJ Rene’s Nu-Disco and Latin house sounds.

3 100 Shortmarket St Cape Town 8000 +27 21 424 6373 GPS -33.920663,18.417884

Café Caprice The café of choice for the beautiful, fashionable and sometimes famous, you’re sure to spot a celeb or two enjoying the Cape Town sun under an oversized umbrella. With stunning views of Camps Bay beach, Caprice’s unapologetic exclusivity makes it THE place to get a table. Food is uncomplicated and delicious, but let’s be honest, with Grolsch on tap, you’re not really there to eat, are you?

4 37 Victoria Rd Cape Town 8040 +27 21 438 8315 GPS -33.950578,18.378646

Buena Vista Social Café BVSC is a salute to the esteemed Havana members club, which brought together some now legendary musicians. Its shabby-chic decor and delectable choice of tapas is authentically Cuban, and there’s no shortage of sultry Latin rhythms to get your hips swinging on Sunday Salsa nights. If you’re more in the mood for unwinding, you’ll love the lyrical lull of a live Cuban jazz band on Wednesday nights.

5 81 Main Rd Greenpoint 8005 +27 21 433 0611 GPS -33.907635,18.406278

Sevruga Described by the New York Times as “the only reason to visit the V&A Waterfont”, you’ll be hard pressed to fi nd a more superior place to indulge in some super sexy sushi or even a serving of Sevruga’s famous namesake caviar. A terrace table is a highly sought-after commodity on a summer’s day, where a well-timed wave might just get you an invite aboard a passing luxury yacht, especially if they see you sipping from a Swingtop… Cheersch!

130 Victoria Wharf St V&A Waterfront Cape Town 8001 +27 21 421 5134 GPS -33.904117,18.42021


The Waiting Room Saturday nights in Cape Town haven’t been the same since this retro bar-come-club started “Warm Up Night” – a disco and house spectacular that has the dance floor packed week after week. The even more popular hip-hop “Cool Out Lounge” is hosted on the fi rst Wednesday of the month, and also sees the venue rocking en masse. When you need a breather, take a break from the crowds on the (still lively) balcony overlooking upper Long Street or enjoy 360 ° views of the city’s nightlife from the rooftop terrace.

7 273 Long St Cape Town 8001 +27 21 422 4536 GPS -33.926403,18.414888

Kitima After long days of networking and deal making, take a time out and immerse yourself in the serene yet vogue atmosphere of Kitima. Situated on Kronendal Estate in the lush green suburb of Hout Bay, a team of talented Thai chefs create their interpretations of classic Asian and Fusion favourites in a dazzling Cape Dutch homestead. If you’re looking for an unconventional and intimate dinner for two, Kitima will not disappoint.

8 140 Main Rd Hout Bay 7806 +27 21 790 8004 GPS -34.031767,18.356502

Trinity With 3 restaurants, a rooftop garden and the massive “Funktion” nightclub, no two nights at Trinity are ever the same. The real place to be, however, is the super-club’s opulent and members-only Salon Privé, where Grolsch is never in short supply. Full waiter service ensures that you don’t waste time in those tiresome bar queues – you’ve got better things to do. Trinity is one venue that really does have it all.

9 140 Main Rd Hout Bay 7806 +27 21 790 8004 GPS -34.031767,18.356502

Asoka Tuesday nights are meant for reclining under the ancient olive tree in Asoka’s courtyard, and listening to the smooth sounds of local jazz band, The Restless Natives. Expertly crafted and presented Asian Fusion tapas provide sustenance while you work the hip-and-happening crowd and mingle with Cape Town’s crème de la créme. Soaking up the soothing beats served up on “Soul’d Out Sundays” is also a sublime option to end off a busy weekend.

10 68 Kloof Street Cape Town 8000 +27 21 422 0909 GPS -33.932358,18.408397 @grolschza