11 brewery restaurants to try in the Western Cape

As we head into summer, it’s the perfect time to support local breweries – they have plenty of beer, both bottled and on tap, and tasty food on offer.

Berg River Brewery (Paarl)

From the beer menu (that includes a champagne-style beer!) to the food truck menu, Berg River Brewery has a little something for everyone.


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Birkenhead Brewery (Hermanus)

Expect beer, beer and more beer with a side of a moreish cheese-and-meat board to keep your celebrations festive! From Honey Blonde to the Pot Belly Pilsner, Birkenhead’s award-winning craft beers are served fresh from the taps, but you can also pick up a bottled pack to enjoy at home.

Darling Brew Tasteroom (Woodstock)

Join Africa’s first carbon-neutral brewery for a slow-brew beer tasting, or enjoy one of Darling Brew’s finest beers alongside their legendary burgers and tapas.


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Devil’s Peak Taproom (Salt River)

Philly cheesesteak rolls, crispy wings, colourful fish tacos and a variety of cold craft beef… All this and more is to be found at Devil’s Peak Taproom, where they also have great burger and beer specials perfect for summertime festivities.

Hey Joe Brewing Co (Franschhoek)

Alongside their Belgian-inspired beers, Hey Joe serves up some serious pub-style food offerings, including vegan options. If you love burgers and beer, you should definitely make a plan to get to Hey Joe’s on Friday nights – the theme is all things burgers!


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Jack Black (Diep River)

From moreish bar snacks to burgers and a pulled pork burrito, Jack Black has you sorted – and that’s not to mention the beer! You can find all your favourite Jack Black beer on tap, chilled to perfection.

The Brewery at Hemel-en-Aarde (Hermanus)

The Brewery at Hemel-en-Aarde has an impressive wood-fired grill and is using to serve up delicious beer-infused ribs, burgers and so much more. Enjoy some proper wood-fired grub with plenty of beer this summer.


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The Makers Brew (Barrydale)

Cheesy pizza on a sourdough base that’s hot out of a wood-fired oven is best enjoyed alongside a cold Makers Brew beer, and they have four hand-crafted brews to choose from.

Stellenbrau (Stellenbosch)

The taproom at Stellenbrau has an amazing beer tasting where you can become one with the flavours and aromas of each beer. Pair with their signature artisanal burgers and pizzas.


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Triggerfish brewing (Paardevlei)

Triggerfish has famous wings, gourmet hots dogs and up to 22 different beers on tap.

Woodstock Brewery Taproom (Woodstock and Observatory)

Stop by for some wholesome chow and a few beers! They’ve got a vast selection – from speciality small-batch brews to regular brews on tap, as well as an exhilarating bottled beer collection. It’s a dream come true for any beer lover.


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