It’s so exciting to see that there’s this whole craft beer revolution that’s really picking up pace here in the Mother City.
I mean normally us Capetonians are known as big wine aficionados, right? But with more and more great local beer options appearing on the scene, a good beer tasting has become just as popular as the wine version.
Two new spots in town where one can sample a whole lotta beers are:
- Beerhouse (223 Long street)
This one’s actually been open since August, but I sadly couldn’t make their big launch bash. I did however pop in recently to check it out.
It’s got a really great buzz and seems to already be a jam-packed Long St hot spot. They have “99 bottles of beer on the wall” and 20 taps, so there’s lots and lots to choose from. And on the food side, they have these really cool beer & snack pairings where you get a 100ml beer and a snack that’ll best bring out the flavour of the beer (these range from R25 to R45). Such a great idea. Then they also have meal options like bitterballen (R40), flammkuchen (R45), bunny chow (R65), boerewors (R65), kassler chops (R80), various roll options (R50 – R60) oh and a classic ceaser salad if you’re after something a little lighter (R55 or R70 with chicken).
They are open every day from noon to late (except Mondays during winter) and they have a great terrace space which is perfect for enjoying some fresh air during these hot summer’s nights.
- Then we have The Wembley Tap (80 Mckenzie St, Wembley Square 3 – close to the Wembley Virgin Active underground parking entrance)
Open since September, Wembley Tap has started off with 24 rotating taps which will be pouring a selection of the best SA craft beers along with other beers from around the world. They weren’t offering food the night I was there, but I’ve heard that they’ve had a pizza oven installed and that they are now offering a selection of pizzas. Beer and pizza, always a winner.
They are open from noon to 10pm on Mon/Tue, 11pm on Wed/Sun, 12pm Thu/Fri/Sat and every Sunday at 7pm you can join in on a beer pong tournament where you stand a chance of winning some cash prizes or beer tabs. (R25 entry per person – 2 people per team).
Oh and before I forget, they also have a big outside stoep area…
So there you go beer lovers. You can thank me later.