1. Peddlars on the Bend – Constantia
A landmark since 1993, Peddlars & Co has become one of the most recognised and beloved destinations in Constantia. Its casual upscale ambience is felt throughout the restaurant and it is the perfect place to indulge in your grandiose pasta whilst watching the rugby on a Saturday. Award winning chef, Brad Ball, is now at the helm and the renovated Volare restaurant promises authentic Italian dishes, incorporating his own unique culinary twist. Using the best locally sourced seasonal ingredients this menu creates modern interpretations of classic and regional Italian dishes and according to Brad “simple is better and ‘local is lekker’. So bring your family and friends and watch that anticipated game on a big screen with great food to accompany it.
2. Toad on the Road – Lakeside & Toad in the Village – Noordhoek
Probably one of the best pubs and restaurants to go to when it comes to sports and good food. The Toad will never disappoint, from the classic sports bar atmosphere to the vast menu of burgers, ribs and pizzas that are the ultimate comfort food whilst watching your favourite game with friends. It doesn’t matter if you’re coming for nothing but a beer and good company, you will always get the best service which will make you want to watch almost every cricket match, rugby game or soccer match right here.
3. Mitchells Waterfront Brewery – V&A Waterfront
You are always guaranteed a raucous atmosphere at Mitchell’s come game day, it makes for a great vibe to watch the games. The bar boasts large televisions, great food and plenty of beer on tap, you can’t go wrong with this Waterfront staple. Locally and internationally known by those visiting the V&A Waterfront for its great vibe, friendly staff and good food. It is the perfect bar to watch that big game!
4. Oblivion Bar and Restaurant – Claremont
With its well-stocked bar and amazing cuisine, Oblivion is the perfect place to enjoy drinks with friends and then settling in for the big game. One of the best bars in Cape Town, the atmosphere and service is phenomenal and you will always get what you pay for. Oblivion houses two big screens downstairs and two upstairs, so no matter where you are seated, you’ll be able to watch the game. It doesn’t matter whether the game is night, afternoon or dinnertime, Oblivion will be open for all and boasts a beautiful rooftop deck to relax. Win or lose, you’ll still enjoy yourself here.
5. Foresters Arms – Newlands
Just a few km away from the Newlands Rugby field, this place is constantly packed with ‘rugga’ fans after or during a game. “Forrie’s” is a favourite amongst the Southern suburb crowd. Decorated with large television screens all over, you won’t have to hurt your neck to get a good glimpse of the game. Nobody will feel left out as they have Banting specials, a carvery and are open till the very end of the night.
6. The Fireman’s Arms – Buitengracht Street
This pub is extremely popular for those big game days. Fireman’s Arms has NINE 46-inch flat screen TV’s and two big screens. You won’t miss a single tackle, pass or try, just make sure you get there early as it’s always a full house and finding a good seat is always the hardest part. The food and the atmosphere makes up for it of course. The homemade food feels as if you were sitting in your very own dining room watching the game and the excellent customer service will make you happy you actually came out to watch the game.
7. Café Caprice – Camps Bay
This elegant sounding eatery might not be the first place it might not be the first place that comes to mind for the big game, but the stylish bar on the Camps Strip has a loyal sport crowd. Make sure you get a prime position by booking or getting there as early as possible. You could also hang out by the bar to watch the game and it is just as good. Whatever you’re craving before, during or after the game, you can get it here. From artisanal cocktails to a café style menu, it is all possible at Café Caprice.
8. Perseverance Tavern – Buitenkant Street.
The city’s oldest pub is a great place to watch your team in action. With 11 different beers on tap and awesome LCD screens to show the sport, you can’t go wrong with Percy’s. People have been gathering here since 1808, so it is only right for the rest of us to carry that tradition. Enjoy a great atmosphere, good company and amazing food whilst watching that big game you and your friends were talking about all week. Persies Tavern is well known for a reason, so you should definitely come see what the fuss is about.
9. Woodcutters Arms – Hout Bay
A pub built in the traditional British style, the Woodcutter’s Arms is a great place to hang out with mates, down plenty of beers and catch the games. With four big screens and a warm, welcoming vibe and the Hout Bay air all accompanying you and your love of the game. The Woodcutter has a warm, friendly atmosphere for Sunday lunch or late night banter.
10. Springboks – Newlands
Springboks is one of the places everyone goes to after a game, and even FOR the game. The atmosphere is perfect and encompasses everything that a lover of sport needs: good food, beer and big TV’s. With an all new menu to be explored and happy hour every weekday from 4pm to 7pm, Springboks must be on your bucket list when it comes to restaurants every sport-lover needs to visit.