Cape Town’s Rooftop Bars: Great Views and Drinks

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Cape Town is famous for its beautiful scenery and lively culture and it’s also known for amazing rooftop bars. Whether you like trendy places or relaxed spots, Cape Town’s rooftop bars have great views and tasty drinks. Let’s look at the best rooftop bars in Cape Town to visit, what makes them special, and their best drinks.

The Silo Rooftop Bar 

This bar is on top of the Silo Hotel in the V&A Waterfront. You can see the harbour, Signal Hill, and Table Mountain from here. It’s fancy and nice for both relaxing and special events. Try the Silo Martini or the Rooftop Sunset drink. There’s a pool, but only hotel guests can use it. It’s a good idea to book a table if you’re not staying at the hotel.

Sky Bar at The Grey Hotel 

The Sky Bar is in De Waterkant and has great views of the city and ocean. It’s a stylish place for evening drinks. Popular drinks are the Atlantic Breeze and the Grey Mule. You can sit comfortably and watch the sunset here.

Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar 

On Longmarket Street in central Cape Town, Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar has nice city views. It’s trendy and lively, with a mix of new and old decor. Try the Tjing Tjing Dragon or Tokyo Sour drinks. The fun atmosphere and Asian food make it a great rooftop spot.

Ghibli Bar and Pool Terrace

At the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cape Town, this bar has views of the city. It’s relaxed and comfy. Try the Cape Town Cooler or Ghibli Gin drinks. There’s a pool, comfy chairs, and casual food options.

The Piano Bar 

This hidden gem in De Waterkant on Napier Street has cozy city views. It’s warm and friendly, with live music. Try the Piano Bar Old Fashioned or De Waterkant Delight drinks. It’s great for a night out with music and special drinks.

Bar table with drinks

RED Roof Bar 

At the RED Hotel in the V&A Waterfront, this bar has views of the ocean, city, and Table Mountain. It’s lively and young. Try the RED Sunset or Urban Sky drinks. There’s a pool, and they have DJ nights.

Mountain Club Rooftop Bistro at Cloud 9 

In Tamboerskloof, this bar has 360-degree views of Cape Town, including Table Mountain and Lion’s Head. It’s relaxed, with comfy sofas. Try the Cloud 9 Margarita or Mountain Breeze drinks. There’s a clear pool and casual food options.

Cape Town’s rooftop bars give you great views, tasty drinks, and special atmospheres. They’re an important part of any visit to the city. Enjoy the best of Cape Town from these high-up spots, and make great memories while drinking some of the city’s best cocktails.

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