Beer Shack

Beer Shack
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R70 avg main meal
Groups, Quick meals
Bistro fare, Burgers, Pub fare
Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa

Critic's review

Tayla Foong

This establishment is famous for its down-to-earth menu made up of legendary burgers, pizzas and an impressive craft beer selection. Try the brie-and-pear burger complete with a flavorful 100% pure beef patty, sweet caramelised onions, poached pears and rocket on a fresh jumbo bun. It comes served with your choice of potato fries, sweet potato fries, zucchini fries or a side salad and beer-battered onion rings.

For vegetarians, the buddha bowls are rather appealing, served with shredded lettuce, carrots, cucumber, cabbage, onion, feta, sesame seeds, couscous, avocado and their secret herb dressing. For those looking for a bit more variety, there are scrumptious snack baskets featuring ribs, wings and fully loaded nachos; perfect for a starter. There are also steaks, loaded chicken schnitzels with a homemade mushroom sauce and craft beer-battered fish.

The generous portions leave little space for dessert – that’s possibly why the menu states that you should ask your waitron for dessert options instead of outright listing the sweet treats.

BeerShack is famous for its huge selection of South African craft beer, including their very own brews. The gin and tonic on tap is also a great choice, infused with fresh blueberries. Traditional non-alcoholic options are also available, and some of the brewing companies even offer virgin renditions of their famous brews.

The service is friendly and unpretentious; however, the staff could be more informed about the menu and craft beers on offer. All payment methods are accepted, including cashless payment services such as Zapper.

The restaurant is picture-perfect, with a gigantic BeerShack lettered light bulb sign taking up one of the walls (ideal for Instagram photos). The seating is casual and comfortable. The use of cushions, plants, wicker chairs, signed wooden pallets and colorful patterns creates a very welcoming atmosphere. BeerShack also overlooks the ocean and has a sort of relaxed beach-bar feel about it. The crowd during the day is largely older and by night the restaurant transforms into one of Port Elizabeth’s premier nightlife spots, featuring national bands and DJs.

Best for…
A relaxed work meeting or wining and dining with friends.

(August 2018)

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  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food


  • Accepts credit cards
  • Alfresco
  • Beer served
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Smoking

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