Expect beer-friendly fare without pretension, much of it edible with one hand while the other holds your craft brew. Start with a few bar snacks – think pok pok chicken wings, crispy calamari, or biltong and cheese croquettes to whet your appetite.
For mains, the burgers are justifiably famous. You won’t go wrong with the classic cheeseburger, generously topped with house pickles and Dijon mayo. The tacos – chicken, beef short rib or fish – are a fine foil for the beers, but it’s the larger plates that are most tempting. The po’ boy is the standout here, doused in pickled cabbage and maple mayo.
There’s a small selection of indulgent desserts if you have room.
The focus is on the award-winning beers from Devil’s Peak, with the benefit of tapping into cask ales, special batches and collab brews. The wine list is small but well chosen. Also try the interesting barrel-aged cocktails.
The friendly crew of wait staff can talk the talk when it comes to food and beer, but service can slow down when it’s busy.
Industrial-chic décor with towering windows offering fine views of the eponymous Peak. Long tables and booths make this a good space for garrulous groups, not romantic dinners. The acoustics are poor, so when the tables are full it gets very loud.
A rowdy night out with friends, preferably those who appreciate great beer.
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Ciske Van Wyk
Happiness is... finding out that The Taproom at Devil's Peak Brewery is open on Sundays (12-6pm). So often my favourite go-to places are closed on Sundays, and with Winter approaching one's choices can be limited... that Winelands picnic may just pose a risk, which is exactly how we ended up at The Taproom. Great spot for a chilled Autumn/Winter's afternoon - craft beers, wine and good food; also live music (although not sure if this is a permanent feature). The cheeseburger (R75) remains my favourite - it's simple, yet perfect.
If you're looking for a chilled night out or a quick mid week dinner - you should hit up the Taproom's Tuesday Burger and Beer special... At only 50 bucks it's a pretty good deal - and if that isn't incentive enough, they've thrown in some live music too (one-man acoustic set-up).
The food here was amazing and such a variety on the menu from vegetarian options to chicken on a waffle! Great flavour on every well presented dish. The beer and ciders topped off a great afternoon
The first time I went there was for lunch. The waitress told me about the amazing pizza they have and once I was thouroughly convinced that that was the only thing I felt like eating, she came back to inform me they only serve the pizza in the evenings. The next time I went at 8pm especially to order the pizza that the waitress waxed so lyrical about, only to be told that they were out of stock and didnt have any pizza left to serve! I came from far especially to try out the pizza and was less than impressed. Its a great place, but the menu is very limited. They shouldnt put items on the menu that they cant serve at all times, especially something as popular as pizza.