Sports Bars in Cape Town

Sport in South Africa is close to religion. Acolytes of the game follow every tackle, pass, run and goal with relentless fervour. Every weekend, Capetonians across the city descend on local bars and restaurants to catch their teams in action. Take a look at some of the best places in Cape Town to watch the big game!

OBLIVION

A European-style wine bar in the heart of the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, Oblivion is a mainstay for those looking for a bite to eat and then settling in for the big game. A well-stocked bar and great food, Oblivion has two big screens downstairs and two flat screens up top. Grab some food and drinks, watch some sport and then stay awhile. Oblivion awaits you.

Address: 22 Chichester Road, Claremont

Contact: 021 671 8522

Oblivion in Claremont

FORESTERS ARMS

Forrie’s is an institution in Cape Town and an absolute favourite amongst the Southern Suburbs crowd. Just a couple of kilometres away from the Newlands Rugby Stadium, this perennially busy spot is always packed for the rugger. There are big screens situated all over the venue, but be warned, get there early or you may not get a good vantage point for the games.

Address: 52 Newlands Avenue, Claremont

Phone: 021 689 5949

THE FIREMAN’S ARMS

This massively popular pub is a must on game day. With nine 46-inch flat screen TVs and two big screens, you won’t miss a single tackle, pass or try, just make sure you get there early or you’re going to struggle to get inside, let alone to a table for the sport.

Address: Corner Budengracht And Mechau Street, Buitengracht Street

Phone: 021 419 1513

RAFIKI’S

The vibe at this popular city spot is warm, welcoming and unpretentious, with the clientele ranging from students to bankers. It’s its 35m balcony definitely the standout feature of the venue, but it also has six big screens meaning it’s a great spot to catch live sports with your mates.

Address: 13 Kloof Nek Road, Gardens

Phone: 021 426 4731

CAFÉ CAPRICE

It might not be the first place that comes to mind for the big game, but the stylish bar on the Camps Strip has a loyal sport crowd. Book or get there early and you will get prime position, but hanging by the bar while soaking up the vibe as the game plays out on the big screens in the bar area, is just as good.

Address: 37 Victoria Road, Camps Bay

Phone: 021 438 8315

PERSEVERANCE TAVERN

The city’s oldest pub is a great place to watch your team in action. With 11 beers on tap, an awesome beer garden and LCD screens to show the sport, you can’t go wrong with Percy’s. People have drinking here since 1808, so they are clearly doing something right!

Address: 83 Buitenkant St

Phone: 021 461 2440

WOODCUTTER’S ARMS

A pub in the traditional British style, the Woodcutter’s Arms is a great place to hang out with mates, sink a few beers and catch the games. With four big screens and a warm, welcoming vibe, the Hout Bay local is a perfect spot to watch the sport.

Address: 37 Main Road, Hout Bay

Phone: 021 791 0189

TOAD IN THE VILLAGE

´The Toad’ as it is affectionately known has a solid rugby pedigree with former Springbok Bob Skinstad one of its founders. The Toad, of course, is a popular hangout come match-day with a number of big screens to make sure you don’t miss a thing. There are also eight different beers on tap to go along with a menu with a variety of food on offer.

Address: Noordhoek Main Rd, Noordhoek

Phone: 021 789 2973

Mitchells at Waterfront

MITCHELL’S WATERFRONT BREWERY / FERRYMANS

You are always guaranteed a raucous atmosphere at Mitchell’s come game day and it makes for a great vibe to watch the games. Large tv’s, great food and plenty of beer on tap, you can’t go wrong with this Waterfront staple. And right next door – Ferrymans. Another staple at the V&A and for good reason. It was the first tenant of the Waterfront and is still going strong with a wide variety of beers, food and big screen TVs for the games!

Address: Cnr East Pier & Dock Road, V & A Waterfront

Contact: 021 4195074

QUAY FOUR

One of the mainstays in the V&A Waterfront, Quay Four has been going strong for more than a decade and is a favourite with rugger crowd. There are plenty of screens – seven to be exact – so grab a meal, order some beers, and settle in for all the action. And keeping in with the rugby spirit, you can also visit the Springbok Rugby Experience, which is located just above the venue.

Address: West Quay Road, V & A Waterfront

Phone: 021 419 2008