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Craft beer and a cigar alley at Stellenbosch’s smallest bar

Cuban cigars, handcrafted beer and old-Western decor at Blix Tavern 

Last updated: Tuesday, 24 May 2022

In the bustling Dorp Street, under the acorn trees, is the smallest bar in Stellenbosch. With Old-Western decor, craft beers and a hidden cigar alley, Blix Tavern mimics an Out of Africa aesthetic and sells the cigars to boot. 

Dorp Street is filled with teeming restaurants, bars and art galleries. Image: Blix Tavern


Blix Tavern is one of the oldest streets in South Africa, filled with Dutch-style buildings. You’ll see hunting trophies, large clocks, polo sticks and old photographs on the walls. It’s the kind of space where the barman knows your name and pours your drink before you even have to ask. 

Some of the photographs on the wall are scenes from Out of Africa. Image: Blix Tavern

This gem is rustic but stylish. Inside is the ideal space for a cosy date, and its central location makes it a great spot for a nightcap, which you can take on the verandah where you can watch the action of the street.

Most of the houses in Dorp Street have small verandas. Image: Blix Tavern


The name “Blix'' is based on Karen Blixen, the Danish author of the critically acclaimed memoir, which was made into a film, Out of Africa. The tavern serves handcrafted beer from its sister company Blix Beers. 

Blix Beer is served exclusively at the tavern. Image: Blix Tavern


The cigars are made by a local supplier. There is a wide selection of Cuban and other cigars that cater for all tastes (those who would like to try a cigar, as well as cigar connoisseurs). 

The price of the cigars vary; prices start from R45. Image: Blix Tavern

While you’re there, order a hot or cold platter. Or opt for the chicken strips and chips with homemade empanadas.

The price range for the food is between R80-R140. Image: Blix Tavern


Blix Tavern is open: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 3pm - 12pm
Find it: 100 Dorp Street | Stellenbosch Central | Stellenbosch
Price range: R45 - R140
Contact it on: 078 703 3628, website, Instagram: @blix_tavern


By Lara van Zyl



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