Rugby-World-cup

The Rugby World Cup has made its 2019 debut and the games are cause for enormous celebration around the world. As South Africa’s favourite sport – a sport we ardently support with much cheering, beer, and biltong – it’s fundamental to find a venue where like-minded souls can watch the game. We’re talking about pubs and restaurants with great spirit: where the screens are big, the volume is turned all the way up, the beers are varied and fresh from the tap, and your table neighbours stand up right beside you when you cheer that try or vloek that umpire.

Here are our selections for the best Cape Town bars and restaurants to watch the Rugby World Cup 2019.

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Beerhouse, Long Street & Tygervalley

Why watch the rugby here?

This contemporary beer hall offers up an electric, social vibe with 25 taps and a legendary “99 Bottles” of the best local and international beer. They also serve delicious food crafted by an internationally experienced kitchen team.

Where: Long Street (Cape Town) and Tygervalley (Northern Suburbs)
Web: www.beerhouse.co.za

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Café Caprice, Camps Bay

Why watch the rugby here?

Located right opposite Camps Bay beach, Café Caprice is the ultimate sunset viewing spot with artisan cocktails, a café-style menu, relaxing lounges, and sidewalk seating. DJ’s fill the space with laidback music from Thursday to Sunday with a deep, chilled house soundtrack.

Where: 37 Victoria Road, Camps Bay
Web: www.cafecaprice.co.za

Doodles, Blouberg

Why watch the rugby here?

Doodles has one of the best panoramic views of Table Mountain and the surrounding bay in the city. The enclosed bottom deck makes outside dining a pleasure in all types of weather conditions and the restaurant has a vibrant, dynamic atmosphere, live music on Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and an extensive food menu.

Where: 110 Beach Boulevard, Bloubergstrand
Web: www.doodles.co.za

Elephant & Barrel Village Pub, Franschhoek

Why watch the rugby here?

The Elephant & Barrel Village Pub specialises in English beers, of which there are 30, and offers a varied cocktail menu too. There are two HD screens inside and one outside that will be screening Rugby World Cup games.

Where: Village Centre, 48 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek
Web: www.elephantandbarrel.co.za

Ferryman’s Tavern, V&A Waterfront

Why watch the rugby here?

There’s a covered beer garden, 120-seater non-smoking restaurant area, classic pub grub (with vegetarian options), and a huge range of South African and international beers. They also host local bands daily and big screen TVs playing all the big matches.

Where: Locomotive Shed, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront
Web: www.ferrymans.jimdo.com

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Fireman’s Arms, De Waterkant

Why watch the rugby here?

This massively popular and historic pub (established in 1864) is THE place to go on game day! They provide spectacular viewing on all nine 46-inch flat screen panels, as well as two big screens for all major sporting events with digital sound to match.

Where: 25 Buitengracht Street & Mechau Street, De Waterkant
Web: www.firemansarms.co.za

Foresters Arms, Newlands

Why watch the rugby here?

Established in 1852, Foresters Arms (AKA Forries) is the oldest restaurant in the country so it oozes with history and atmosphere. It’s also a long-standing favourite venue for beer and wine, great food, and watching live sports (be warned: it’s always packed for the rugby!)

Where: 52 Newlands Avenue, Newlands
Web: www.forries.co.za

Hudson’s, The Burger Joint

Why watch the rugby here?

Depending on whom you ask, Hudson’s serve the best burgers in Cape Town! They have a lekker vibe and, every Saturday, they serve delicious bottomless wings for only R125, as well as R49 for one litre of Budweiser!

Where: Multiple venues around Cape Town
Web: www.theburgerjoint.co.za

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Jerry’s Burger Bar, Blouberg

Why watch the rugby here?

With spectacular views of Table Mountain across the bar, a fabulous cocktail menu, buzzing vibe, and truly incredible burgers, you can enjoy the game with all the trimmings.

Where: 1st Floor, Portico Building, 1 Athens Road, Bloubergstrand
Web: www.jerrysburgerbar.co.za

Kong Bar & Grill, De Waterkant

Why watch the rugby here?

This fresh, upmarket, restaurant/sports bar offers numerous TVs for viewing, two fully serviced dining areas, a rooftop deck with adjoining pool table rooms, and nightclub sound system.

Where: 10-12 Cobern Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town
Web: www.kongcapetown.co.za

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Mitchell’s Scottish Ale House, V&A Waterfront

Why watch the rugby here?

Great location, fun atmosphere, fully loaded menu, and the upbeat vibes of the V&A Waterfront combined with amazing views of the Cape Town harbour and Table Mountain.

Where: East Pier & Dock Road, Cape Town
Web: www.mitchellsalehouse.com

Oblivion, Claremont

Why watch the rugby here?

Oblivion has two big screens downstairs and two flat screens up top on its rooftop sundeck for thrilling rugby viewing. There’s an extensive wine list, tapas, burgers, pizzas, a large cocktail menu, and, at night, the downstairs section transforms into a dance floor.

Where: 22 Chichester Road, Claremont
Web: www.oblivion.co.za

Peddlars on the Bend, Constantia

Why watch the rugby here?

Peddlars is a restaurant with a smart/casual vibe and a family-friendly garden, serving burgers, pasta, calamari, ribs, peri-peri chicken, sirloin teaks, and more. They offer a varied wine list and TVs for live rugby games.

Where: 32 Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia
Web: www.peddlars.co.za

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Perseverance Tavern, Gardens

Why watch the rugby here?

Dating back to 1808, Perseverance Tavern is Cape Town city’s oldest pub with an awesome beer garden (serving 11 beers on tap) and LCD screens showing the rugby.

Where: 83 Buitenkant Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Web: www.perseverancetavern.co.za

Quay Four, V&A Waterfront

Why watch the rugby here?

Quay Four has been a mainstay of the V&A Waterfront for more than a decade and is a favourite with sports fans. There are seven screens showing the rugby, a delicious menu of fresh seafood and pub food, as well as cocktails, wine, and beers, all served with a side of fresh sea air.

Where: 4 W Quay Road, V&A Waterfront
Web: www.quay4.co.za

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Shimmy Beach Club, V&A Waterfront

Why watch the rugby here?

Shimmy Beach Club is going all out for this year’s Rugby World Club, with live screenings on a projector screen in the Absolut Lounge for all the main World Cup fixtures. There’s also a dedicated rugby menu, Springbok platters, a Boerewors burger and beer special for R75, and Heineken hampers to be won.

Where: 12 S Arm Road, V&A Waterfront
Web: www.shimmybeachclub.com

Springbok Blues Sports Pub and Grill, Somerset West

Why watch the rugby here?

Live music, beer, big projector screen, TVs dotted around the venue, pub food, and, of course, the rugby! Somerset West’s premium pub and grill, Springbok Blues, is also serving signature platters (Springboks, Wallabies, and All Blacks platters) throughout the Rugby World Cup.

Where: 25 Potgieter Street, Gants Plaza, Somerset West
Web: facebook.com/springbokblues

The Brass Bell, Kalk Bay

Why watch the rugby here?

The Brass Bell is a Kalk Bay institution located right on the water in the ocean air. This large, sprawling venue offers live sports, sunshine, a hearty pub-style menu, beers on tap, cocktails, and an extensive wine list.

Where: Main Road, Kalk Bay
Web: www.brassbell.co.za

The Village Idiot, CBD

Why watch the rugby here?

Aside from an extremely curious name, The Village Idiot is loud and proudly South African, serving local cuisine, craft beer, wines, and signature drinks. They broadcast the Rugby World Cup on a drop-down projector and TVs on the patio with loads of awesome food and drinks specials.

Where: 32 Loop Street, Cape Town CBD
Web: www.thefirmct.co.za/the-village-idiot

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Toad in the Village, Noordhoek

Why watch the rugby here?

Owned by South African rugby veteran, Bob Skinstad and friend Dougie Boyes, The Toad in the Village is the perfect venue for watching the game. The bar features five screens, a beer garden, affordable pub grub, and lager on tap, plus lots of drinks and food specials on Springbok game days.

Where: Village Lane & Noordhoek Main Road, Noordhoek
Web: www.thetoad.co.za

Victorian Times Pub, Fish Hoek

Why watch the rugby here?

Your rugby home away from home! The Victorian Times Pub & Restaurant has pool tables, goedkoop drinks and food specials, and several large screens giving priority to the Rugby World Cup.

Where: 148 Main Road, Fish Hoek
Web: www.victoriantimes.co.za

Woodcutter’s Arms, Hout Bay

Why watch the rugby here?

Woodcutters Arms in the picturesque Hout Bay is a traditional English style pub offering home-cooked, British inspired dishes, a large selection of craft beer, an extensive wine list, and great service in a relaxed atmosphere.

Where: 37 Main Road, Hout Bay
Web: www.thewoodcuttersarms.co.za

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Tiger’s Milk, Various Venues

Why watch the rugby here?

Tiger’s Milk is a destination for “dude food”, epitomising handcrafted goodness with a menu that features pizza, grills, and burger, paired with their locally made Tiger’s Milk Lager. The rugby is played on their enormous screens.

Where: Various locations throughout Cape Town
Web: www.tigersmilk.co.za