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Top stylish bars in Cape Town

Cape Town is well-known for its trendy bars, local pubs and general, wide assortment of dandy drinking spots – but, if you’re in search of something with a more sophisticated, stylish edge, these are your best CT drinking bets:

1) Planet Restaurant and Bar (Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel)

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Ever a favourite among Capetonians and visiting tourists alike, everything about grand, old “Mount Nellie” – as the esteemed hotel is affectionately known – encapsulates a certain class and sophisticated, yet not over-the-top level of grandeur, aided by effortlessly smooth operations.

So, with Planet Restaurant and Bar, you know you are assured this same level of class and quality. With comfortable, elegant seating options inside and out (including out on the terrace) and the glorious gardens a few steps away, drinks here certainly make for a very satisfying experience, and delightful social occasion.

Planet Bar offers delicious cocktails, as well as wine and champagne for drinkers to enjoy.

For more information on Planet Restaurant and Bar, contact them on: (021) 483 1000.


2)    The Leopard Bar (12 Apostles)

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With startlingly beautiful sea views, comfortable indoor and outdoor seating both and a wonderful drinks selection, this luxurious and endlessly classy bar should end up as one of your firm favourites.

It’s also, despite its fancy setting and rich furnishings, affordable, making it perfect for enjoying proper Champagne, relaxed drinks by the sea or even toasting a special occasion or celebratory life event.

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For more information on The Leopard Bar at 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa, contact them on: (021) 437 9000.


3) The Stack

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Now reborn after a tragic fire struck a few days after its initial opening, The Stack is back and with more slickness, edgy colours and smooth interiors than ever before. And with its lovely location in Leinster Hall, Gardens, you can expect a soothing, yet suave drinking experience all-round.

Plush furniture, brightly coloured, modern walls and chic drinks by the bar or out on the small verandah make this bar one of Cape Town’s finest, most stylish drinking spots.

For more information on The Stack, contact them on: (021) 286 0187.


4) Outrage of Modesty

Outrage of Modesty, located in Shortmarket Street, is an exciting and outrageously intriguing cocktail bar of note.

Here, you will find inspiring signage lighting up the slightly dark, mysterious interiors, quirky drinks and unique flavours and tastes to thrill you, as you experiment with unconventional cocktails.

The décor has a simplistic Japanese feel to it, combined with a punky edge and eclectic charm, which is just another reason why OoM is one of the city’s most popular, yet unique watering holes.

For more information on Outrage of Modesty, contact them on: (021) 422 2902.

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5) The Martini Bar (The Cellars-Hohenort)

The Martini Bar at The Cellars-Hohenort, Constantia, is always a delightful sensory experience, especially with its comfy, yet classy interiors, hint of ever-present former glories… and not to mention, the plush furnishings, which will surely add to your deep sense of relaxation and comfort.

This sexy Southern Suburbs spot also offers an ode to its name in the 1000 different martini options found on its extensive menu – though you can, of course, enjoy a variety of other drinks besides.

For more information on The Martini Bar at The Cellars-Hohenort, contact them on: (021) 794 2137.

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These may only be a few of our top stylish Cape Town picks, but these bars each offer a notable sense of unique individuality, chic class and edgy (or suave) drinking fun to be had for one and all, thus making them the perfect spots to toast life’s finer moments.