December tends to leave us with more month at the end of our money, but thanks to the wide array of happy hour specials around the Green Point area, there’s no need to find yourself cooped up at home for the next few months. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best happy hour specials in the area where you can unwind with your coworkers after a long day or reconnect with friends during the week.
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Known for their great sushi and dim sum, Beluga also has some of the best daily drink specials in town. Join them on Mondays for their ‘2 for 1’ special on all alcoholic drinks, or on Tuesday for their ‘2 for 1’ Tequila special (which applies to all seven of their tequila brands). Wednesday sees their ‘2 for 1’ whiskey special (their whiskey menu has thirteen categories!), and on Thursdays, they have a ‘2 for 1’ special on cocktail jugs and a 1.5L pitcher of draught beer for R110. Finally, on Friday they offer a ‘2 for 1’ special on Boschendal bubbly. All specials run from 4pm to 7pm.
Where to find them: 70 Prestwich St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8005
Contact: 021 418 2948
Café Extrablatt has a wide variety of cocktails and beers, including the Erdinger beer: for those who enjoy a traditional German Weissbier. The restaurant boasts spectacular views of the Green Point area, and houses two bars – one on each floor, allowing patrons to enjoy the special from wherever they desire.
Their happy hour special runs from 5pm to 8pm, Monday to Friday, and boasts standard cocktails at R34, jumbo cocktails at R39, as well as mocktails for R29. Save even more and join them for their ‘Monday Madness’ pizza special, which gets you any two 30cm pizzas for R129, or for their Wacky Wednesday ‘buy one get one free’ burger special, both valid from 5pm.
Where to find them: Exhibition Building (Opposite Steers and Next to El Burro Mexican) 79 Main Road, Green Point
Contact: 021 434 3759
The longest standing venue in the heart of de Waterkant, this iconic spot is a colourful place with an even more colourful crowd. Their happy hour specials run Monday to Sunday from 4pm to 6pm, and again from 9pm to 11pm. Pay them a visit for awesome ‘2 for 1’ deal on selected beers, wine, tequila and cocktails!
Where to find them: 74 Waterkant Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town
Contact: 021 421 6666
Trendy New York bar and eatery meets Cape Town flavour at this firm favourite. The Piano Bar boasts a baby grand piano and excellent speakers, making it an ideal spot to catch local live music.
Visit them from 4pm to 6pm daily for their ‘2 for 1’ happy hour special on selected cocktails, wine, beer and tequila. And don’t forget about their Thirsty Thursday special, where they serve half price cocktails from 7:30pm to 10:30pm, or their bottomless Pongracz from 12pm to 3pm for R250 per person.
Where to find them: 47 Napier (corner Jarvis) Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town
Contact: 021 007 5212
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