SGT Pepper

Live music every Thursday at an iconic Long Street bar

Eatery, bar and live music venue on Long
Something for everyone
Mon – Sun; 11am - 2am. Bookings from 10am
+27 (0)82 854 9166
194 Long Street | Cape Town

Live music every Thursday at an iconic Long Street bar

Live sessions with local legends + rocking pizza and cocktail specials

Last updated: Tuesday, 14 March 2023

To experience SGT Pepper is to indulge in all of life’s (best) guilty pleasures. To sing along to power ballads, dance like nobody’s watching and kick back on the balcony with an ice cold beer and a Tannie Tandoori pizza.

Every Thursday night (except for First Thursdays), SGT Pepper hosts live music sessions. Pre-game your weekend and watch local musicians shred it on stage. Who knows, you might discover your new favourite band.

There are loads of specials on a Thursday, too. Image: SGT Pepper


A 180-degree view of Long Street and daily specials makes SGT Pepper the place to be to escape the rut of everyday life. The balcony stretches along the restaurant with antique pillars, hanging plants and posters of rock legends like Freddie Mercury and The Beatles all along the walls. 

The cocktail menu is music-inspired. You’ll spot classic rock and roll songs like Man Eater, Cherry Bomb and Mr Mojo Risin’. Selected cocktails are half-price during happy hour from 5pm to 8pm, ending right before the live sessions start. 

Long Street’s beloved balcony. Image: SGT Pepper


From electric guitars, drums and bass to timeless anthems and new sounds, SGT Pepper prides itself on hosting both new and well-known musicians. Past acts include legends like Francois van Coke, Aking, Arno Carstens, Black Cat Bones and some solo Cape Town Artists. If a band or artist is keen to jam, feel free to reach out to the host or restaurant directly (contact details below). 

A couple of bands can perform in an evening. Image: SGT Pepper

Although there are rock tributes throughout the space, SGT Pepper has expanded their live music offering, so guests can now listen (and dance) to everything from deep house and techno to Afro grooves and throwbacks. You’ll even hear in-house beats with DJs playing between live sets. There’s a R50 entrance fee and live sessions start at 8pm. 

Party on Long Street every Thursday. Image: SGT Pepper


The burgers, like the cocktails, are music-inspired – named after music legends like Journey, Green Day and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. There’s also an extensive nibble selection with fiery jalapeno poppers, cheesy nachos and hot wings. 

The real star of the show are the pizzas. Our team couldn’t get enough of the Tannie Tandoori (tandoori chicken, cream cheese, sweet chilli, rocket) and the Little Miss Sunshine (feta, olives, sun-dried tomato, garlic, avo, basil pesto). There’s even a buy-one-get-one-free special on burgers and pizzas every Thursday, so you can save up with a friend.

Try some of the finest pizza in town. Image: SGT Pepper


Live sessions are on: Every Thursday from 8pm (except First Thursdays)
SGT Pepper is open: Tuesdays to Sundays, 11am till late (kitchen closes 11pm)
Price: R50 entry fee
Find it: 194 Long Street, Cape Town
Contact on:, 082 854 9166 or host Dom Benigno: 083 642 2240
Follow on: @sgt_pepper_restaurant

By Lara van Zyl



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