14 Beer & Burger Spots to Watch the Rugby World Cup in Cape Town
The 2023 Rugby World Cup is in full swing and the stakes have never been higher. If you’re looking for a great crowd, and even better food and drinks to match the excitement, we’ve listed the best places to watch the Rugby World Cup in Cape Town. Go Bokke!
Union Bar, The Table Bay hotel
The Table Bay hotel will appeal to fans looking for an elevated setting with live rugby action. The Union Bar has a specially curated drinks menu for rugby enthusiasts to support their favourite team. Sip on French Kir Royale or enjoy a Springbokkie or two.
Location: Quay 6, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
Hours: Mon-Sun: 11h00–00h00
Contact: 021 406 5988
Mitchell’s Scottish Ale House
Mitchell’s is a local institution. Everything from delicious sliders to homemade pies, and Scotch Egg & Chips are on offer. The food is exceptionally well-priced and the portions are generous; they also have a great selection of local and imported beers.
Location: East Pier & Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Foreshore, Cape Town
Hours: Mon-Sun: 09h00–02h00
Contact: 021 419 5074
Maker’s Landing has a great vibe across the board and the food options are endless – the ideal spot if the family is tagging along. Enjoy all your favourite local foods from curry to koe’sisters, or burgers while you watch the Bokke win the match.
Location: The Cruise Terminal, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Hours: Fri- Sun: 10h00 –21h00 | Closed Mon-Thurs
Contact: 021 408 7529
With a great selection of food and incredible beers on tap, Mojo Market is a fantastic place for rugby fans to catch the game. They have multiple screens and an amazing vibe. Be sure to get there early, it gets pretty packed.
Location: 30 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
Hours: Mon-Sun: 08h00–00h00
Contact: 021 422 4888 | 021 422 2747
Dizzy’s Sports Bar
Dizzy’s is one of the most popular sports bars on the Atlantic Seaboard. Being primed for sports watching, they have a number of screens, so you’re guaranteed to get a good view. Load up on Jack Black Lager jugs, BBQ pork ribs and burgers for an epic game day.
Location: 41 The Drive, Camps Bay, Cape Town
Hours: Tues-Sun: 12h00-late | Closed Mon
Contact: 021 438 3686
The Station on Bree
The Station on Bree is always buzzing. The fact that they’re located in the heart of Cape Town means you can enjoy a night of burgers, beer and dancing after the game.
Location: 207 Bree Street, Cape Town City Centre
Hours: Tues & Wed: 11h00–23h00 | Thurs: 11h00–00h00 | Fri & Sat: 11h00–04h00 | Sun: 11h00–20h00 | Closed Mon
Contact: 021 422 0566
Beerhouse on Long
Another great bar to catch the rugby in Cape Town. There’s always an enthusiastic crowd and beer in abundance, so sport your green and gold jersey and bring your team spirit.
Location: 223 Long Street, Cape Town CBD
Hours: Mon-Sun: 11h00–late
Contact: 079 369 8990
Rick’s Café Americain
Rick’s Café has been around for yonks, and for good reason. Besides the good food, both the upstairs and downstairs area have two dedicated screens where fans can watch the Rugby World Cup. Plus, Happy Hour is from 15h00 till 18h00, and 22h00 till midnight!
Location: 3 Kloof Street, Corner of Weltevreden Avenue, Gardens, Cape Town
Hours: Mon-Sun: 11h00–late
Contact: 021 822 1100 | 021 424 1100
Van Hunks is another institution for many Capetonians. They get quite packed, so be sure to get there early in time for the game. We also love their wings and blue cheese sauce!
Location: 1 Upper Union St, Gardens
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 10h00–23h00 | Fri: 12h00–02h00 | Sat: 10h00–00h00 | Sun: 10h00–23h00
Contact: 021 442 5422
Jack Black’s Taproom
Indulge in craft beer, burgers and live game action at Jack Black’s Taproom. The vibes are as immaculate as their beer selection; friends and family will love it. Definitely one of the best bars to watch the Rugby World Cup in Cape Town.
Location: 10 Brigid Rd, Diep River, Cape Town
Hours: Wed-Fri: 11h00–22h000 | Sat: 11h00–17h00
Contact: 021 447 4151
Jerry’s Burger Bar
Jerry’s has a couple of branches throughout Cape Town, so you can catch the game if you’re out and about. Post up in their leather studded booths and order a couple of burgers and beers. Call ahead to make a reservation and get the best seat in the house.
Locations: Heritage Square, 98 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town City Centre | 1st Floor, Portico Building, 1 Athens Road, Bloubergstrand | Shop G82, Willowbridge Centre, 39 Carl Cronje Dr, Tyger Valley
Hours: Mon-Sun: 11h30–23h00
Contact: 021 569 1355 (CBD) | 021 556 0852 (Bloubergstrand) | 021 914 3883 (Willowbridge)
Foresters Arms Restaurant and Pub
Affectionately known as ‘Forries’ to regulars, this upscale locale is one of the oldest pubs in Cape Town. Situated in Newlands (close to the rugby stadium), it’s become a watering hole for sports enthusiasts. They have good food, an entire beer garden and, of course, screens, making it the perfect spot to catch the game with friends.
Location: 52 Newlands Avenue Cape Town
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11h30–23h00 | Fri: 11h30–00h00 | Sat: 09h00–23h00 | Sun: 09h00–21h00
Contact: 021 689 5949/70
Furley’s Bar & Grill
Located in Newlands, Furley’s is the perfect spot to enjoy the game in good company; we love their casual vibe. Grab your mates for a night filled with rugby, burgers and drinks.
Location: 1 Dean St, Newlands
Hours: Mon-Sun: 11h00–23h00
Contact: 021 023 0537
The Toad in the Village
Sports enthusiasts will be familiar with The Toad in the Village’s sister bar, The Toad on the Road. This Noordhoek spot is a favourite amongst locals for its laid-back vibe and feel-good food. A prime locale to watch the Rugby World Cup action.
Location: Village Ln & Noordhoek Mani rd, Noordhoek
Hours: Mon-Sun: 12h00–23h00
Contact: 021 789 2973
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