The fringe is Cape Town's inner city's best kept secret. Away from the usual tourist spots, it is the centre of a vibrant nightlife with an exciting mix of new and old bars and clubs. You will experience both. We will meet at The Kimberley Hotel, one of South Africa's oldest bars for a drink and a free shot with the locals. Next, we take a stroll to an exclusive steampunk themed restaurant/bar for drinks and optional eats. They have been voted best coffee shop in the world by several major publications, including the New York Times. Next we go to a speakeasy cocktail bar that's so secret you need a password to get in - if you can find it. On weekends there is classy live jazz. Then we head to a Western Saloon hand built over seven years by the sheriff himself, followed by a hip surfer dive bar. If anybody is still up for it, we can go to another secret late night spot. You will receive a set of beautiful pictures documenting the evening a day or two later. Alcohol free options available at all venues for those who don't imbibe. No minors. This experience is hosted on multiple platforms, so don't be hesitant to book if it looks like you're the first booking, there are probably already other guests booked elsewhere.
Hi, I am a professional photographer and semi-professional foodie and barfly. I have been frequenting the lesser known bars and restaurants of Cape town for many years. I love to socialise and meet people and would love to show visitors the interesting places away from the usual tourist areas. I will show you some of the inner city's best kept secrets in a big night out. And if you can't remember much of the later stages, there will be photos to refresh your memory
Free welcoming local beer/wine/spirit/shot and at the saloon.
Entry to all venues
Photos of your experience
19:00 - An Iconic 19th century pub. 20:00 - A steampunk themed restaurant and bar. Voted best coffee shop in the world by several major publications. 21:00 - A 20's themed speakeasy cocktail bar so secret you need a password to get in. Recently voted best cocktail bar in Cape Town. Live jazz on weekends. 22:30 - Western saloon 23:30 - Surfer bar 24:30 - Optional surprise bar
If you can only join us later, please book and let me know. You can catch up anywhere along the route.