La Parada

Photo Credit: La Parada

Leave the passport at home – there’s no flight required to find true Spanish authenticity upon entering La Parada. Whether it’s a friends’ night out or a solid attempt to impress a date, it’s easy to see how this spot became one of Cape Town’s highest rated wine bars (not to mention it looks like a curated Instagram photo come to life). The tapa selections are as abundant as the corks being pulled from the modestly priced bottles of wine. Order snacks in excess, let no glass go empty, and plan a siesta accordingly. La Parada is a vacation all on its own. Find the menu here.

Address: 107 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Three Wise Monkeys

Japan might be a ways away from South Africa, but upon walking into this authentic izakaya (Japanese pub) you’ll feel like you just fell through the sliding door of a bar in Shinjuku. Don’t be surprised to hear the sounds of rambunctious ramen slurping and bao devouring – it’s that good, and it’s complimentary. Every wine on the menu can be traced back to South African roots (no pun intended) and can be consumed by the glass or the bottle depending on the occasion. A visit to the Three Wise Monkeys can always guarantee you’ll never leave empty – whether that be in belly, happiness, or wallet. Find the menu here.

Address: La Rhone Building, 77 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060, South Africa

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