Everyone loves a good happy hour special! Luckily, South Africa’s Mother City is home to dozens of spots that offer happy hours. From two-for-one deals to specials that come in half-price, Cape Town won’t leave anyone thirsty. If you looking for best happy hour spots in the city, we’ve rounded up a list of 5 top places to go after work and try specials and cheap cocktails.
1 Hudson’s Burger Joint
Hudson’s Burger Joint has three branches in the city. One is located on Kloof Street, one in Clermont, and in Green Point on Protea Road. Besides mouth-watering burgers, Hudson’s Burger Joint also offers brilliant happy hours on weekdays from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. You will find an extensive list of cocktails, appetizers, and beers on the menu. This burger joint has a two-for-one deal and some of the signature drinks include the strawberry daiquiri, frozen margarita, granadilla variations and much more. The good news is that cocktails here at Hudson’s Burger Joint are served in big goblet-style glasses.
A popular diner-style eatery that offers delicious soul food, Clarke’s is one of the best happy hour spots in Cape Town. On weekdays from 5pm to 6pm, you will find a variety of cocktails for just R27, as well as a nice selection of bottled beers. Make sure to try the amazing Rocking Chair and the White Russian. If you order a Black Label or an Amstel beer, you will get a free shot of El Jimador tequila or Jagermeister. You can also pair your drink with their delicious beef burgers topped with Underberger cheese.
3 Cafe Mojito
Located in the city center, Cafe Mojito is an ideal place to escape from the heat and features an island-style bar that offers amazing cocktails. This Long Street joint is also famous for its happy hour that lasts daily from 4pm to 7 pm. Wallet-friendly refreshing drinks can be found on the menu and sometimes there are even live music performances. What makes Café Mojito stand out from other bars is that this tropical bar also runs a late-night happy hour from 11 pm to midnight. House cocktails cost R29, while whiskey, brandy, and gym go for R25.
4 Rick’s Café Américain
It’s not that difficult to find the best happy hour spots in Cape Town, especially if you somehow end up at the famous Rick’s Café Américain. They have a selection of over 600 beverages and the Casablanca-themed interior makes this funky restaurant and bar one of the top destinations in the city. Besides delicious food and amazing views of Table Mountain from their rooftop deck, Rick’s Café Américain offers a happy hour on weekdays from 3 pm to 7 pm that includes beers like Jack Black Lager for R26, Pale Ale for R27, and Jack Black Weiss for R30. Cocktails are priced from R44 during the happy hour here at Rick’s Café Américain.
5 Forex Bar
The Forex Bar is a place where expats, tourists, and locals mix. This Cape Town joint is also famous for its beer pong tournaments and runs a happy hour daily from 5 pm – 7 pm. All of their delicious cocktails are around R30, with the exceptions of Long Iceland ice teas that are around R 35. You will also find a nice selection of craft beers on the menu that cost between R30 and R 35. The Forex Bar is a go-to bar for holidays like Bastille Day and Saint Patrick’s Day.