The Drinkery

Cape Town, South Africa

Part gallery, part cocktail bar, Cape Town’s The Drinkery is located within a former slave prison, hidden away on Heritage Square. A comfortable, contemporary speakeasy, there’s plentiful contemporary artwork adorning the exposed brick walls, and a variety of different areas to relax in this living room-like space – there’s even a chessboard for guests. The drinks menu opens with a list of Experiential Cocktails, such as the Purp Royale, with Courvoisier VSOP, Cape Vintage port, absinthe, cranberry and muscovado, followed by a list of Highballs, and a selection of classics. Wine is a focus here too, with a well curated list of some of the best that South Africa has to offer. The Drinkery’s balcony is a highlight too, overlooking the courtyard below.

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100 Shortmarket Street, City Centre, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8000