9 after-work drinks spots in the Winelands

When it’s time to call it a day, the winelands have got you covered with everything from wine bars to beer and burger joints.

Balboa Balcony Bar (Stellenbosch)

In the heart of Stellenbosch, hidden under beautiful trees, you’ll find Balboa. The drinks selection is vast, including a range of cocktails. Opt for a simple rum one like the Dark and Stormy or try the classic whiskey sour. Balboa also offers great nibbles and pizzas.


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Beyerskloof Wynbar (Stellenbosch)

Beyerskloof has been open since 1988 but the Stellenbosch outpost only opened early these year. It offers an extensive list of wines and other drinks options. Be sure to try the grilled cheese sarmies, which are packed with flavour.


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Bossa (Stellenbosch and Somerset West ?

Bossa offers the great location for enjoying cocktails, beers, wines and spirits. There’s also a variety of great dishes to share with friends. Have a go at the G&Ts or try the Bossa sunset for a refreshing drink.

? Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app.

Brampton Wine Studio (Stellenbosch)

Brampton’s is great for unwinding and offers wine and beer on tap, plus incredible value for your money. All wines are available by the glass and bottle. You won’t be disappointed by the flatbreads.


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De Warenmarkt (Stellenbosch)?

Located in the centre of all things great is this MCC-and-oyster bar that offers G&Ts, beers and spirits. The wine bar also offers a lovely menu, with a great variety from which to choose.

? Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app.


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Hudsons, The Burger Joint (Stellenbosch)?

Known for the burgers and great happy hour, Hudsons has a well-rounded drinks menu and great gin cocktails. The craft-your-own-G&T option is a great way to unwind from the work day. And, if you’re taking colleagues along, go for the value-for-money bucket of Coronas.

? Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app.

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Steam Restaurant (Stellenbosch)

Steam is the perfect place for a tipple. The steam-punk rooftop bar offers great deals, like sharing platters ideal for groups of three. Else build your own basket to share and enjoy with one of the craft gins or gin cocktails. Also go for one of the popular burgers.


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Tiger’s Milk (Stellenbosch)?

Tiger’s Milk has exceptional cocktails up for grabs, plus an extensive drinks menu. Favourites include the Royal Rum Punch and the Summer Fruit Collins. Make sure to try the American-inspired cuisine, with vegetarian and tapas options available.

? Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app.


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Tuk Tuk Microbrewery (Franschhoek)

Celebrate the end of the day with a CBC brew in one hand and tacos or nachos in the other at this Franschhoek brewery. The menu also features quesadillas, burritos, fish and chips and a few other great dishes.

Have we missed your favourite drinks spot in the winelands? Let us know in the comments below.


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