There’s just something about sitting above the city, watching the sun set between the buildings, catching the last light of the day disappear, and the sea of lights start to twinkle as night rolls in – all the while with the cocktails flowing. Here are our Top 5 Rooftop Bars in Cape Town.
Situated at the top of the Cape Royal Hotel in Green Point, the Zenith Sky Bar offers 360 degree views of the city, looking up Signal Hill and over to the majestic Cape Town Stadium. Sip on fancy cocktails and lounge by the swimming pool, while lounging on a sun bed all day long. Their sushi and dim sum both come highly recommended. It’s the perfect way to end a summer’s day in Cape Town – Shaken Margarita in hand, surrounded by a stunning cityscape.
Enjoy live music and sundowners, perched above one of Cape Town’s trendiest streets. UP YOURS, the rooftop bar at YOURSTRULY, has become one of the favourite places for sundowners in Kloof Street. The venue is always packed with locals and tourists alike, and the communal seating makes it super easy to make me friends or enjoy time with old ones. Grab a craft beer or a locally crafted GnT (I’m a sucker for a local GnT!) and relax under the Jacaranda tree canopy – set right in the heart of the hustle and bustle of the city.
Experience a taste of Casablanca in the heart of Cape Town. Rick’s America Café is a winner when it comes to rooftop, sundower spots in the city. Dine on the rooftop in one of the cities trendiest areas. Be sure to ask your waiter for their drink recommendations – they always have the best ideas. Rooftop busy? No problem – enjoy a hearty dinner in the restaurant downstairs. Also – they run some insane specials so things get pretty busy. I’d suggest calling ahead to book your table.
This is big city life at its finest! Dress up and start a night on the town at The Vue Sky Bar in the sleek new Mirage building in the De Waterkant. Sip local MCC, overlooking our breath taking city and indulge your taste buds in something delicious off the vast menu. I’d suggest stopping by just to experience that view if nothing else! Watch the sun set over the Bay and ‘cheers’ to another perfect evening in Cape Town.
Cool off with a beautifully crafted drink, while basking in the late afternoon Cape Town sun at one of the newest hotspots in the CBD. The Ghilbli Bar and Pool Deck Terrace at the newly renovated Radisson Blue Hotel is going to be the talk of the town this summer season. The clean blue and white décor is said to echo the hues of the city skyline – and it makes for an Instagram heaven. Get adventurous when ordering your cocktails and be sure to ask the barman for recommendations. Treat yourself to a gourmet pizza – it’s totally a must on a visit!
Featured Image: The view from Zenith Sky Bar, Green Point