This buzzing bar and restaurant is the latest addition to trendy Park Road, just off Kloof Street. It opened its doors just over a month ago and hoards of Capetonians have been travelling from afar to enjoy a famous Jerry’s Burger and a glass of thirst quenching craft beer ever since.
After driving by a couple of times, with the crowds spilling onto the streets, I thought it was definitely time to try out this place for myself. Having visited their sister franchise in Observatory, which had just reached their one year milestone, I felt that the Park Road franchise had big shoes to fill.
I was greeted by the hostess, dressed in a diner-like outfit, and was escorted to my seat on their newly built patio. I felt as though I was at a café in downtown Brooklyn, with Harley Davidsons and Vespas resting against each other outside. Jerry’s Burger Bar definitely does not have a niche target audience; with students, bikers and businessman alike filling up the tables and creating a friendly, bustling atmosphere.
Ordering a coke (in an old school bottle of course) I admired their décor with wall art boasting pinup dolls and motorbikes. I sat down at the bar to chat with the warm and friendly bar manager Vincent, who embraced every guest walking in like an episode of Cheers. Vincent further explained the name behind the restaurant franchise, pulling out a bottle of Jerry’s Rum. After chatting with one of the waitresses, who explained that the wall art played tribute to Norman Collins (AKA Sailor Jerry), a famous tattoo artist, it all made sense. It was fantastic to see a team of staff that are passionate about the food and vibe.
Their menu boasts an array of juicy burgers with firm favourites being the FAB (feta, avo and bacon), the Jerry and Pulled Pork. Having tried the FAB before I noticed plenty of other tables around me ordering the same thing, all of which were paired with CBC or Amber Weiss craft beer.
A unique pull factor to their Park Road franchise is pizzas; something I will have to try on my next visit with a group of friends.
Whether you are planning a birthday party or after work drinks, Jerry’s Burger Bar supplies a warm, friendly setting and could definitely turn into your local hangout sooner rather than later.
Tel: +27 21 4224415