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Bars, pubs and restaurants screening nothing but the Rugby World Cup

12 bars perfect for families, mates, couples or larger groups

Last updated: 6 September 2022

If there’s one thing South Africans can agree on, it’s the love we have for rugby and how it unites us as a nation. We’ve rounded up some epic bars and restaurants that are as crazy about rugby as you are. Whether it’s a family affair or a night out with your mates, you’ll find something among these 12 spots that will suit your needs.

WATCH THE GAME IN A GERMAN BAR

Café Extrablatt is a vibey sports bar, just a 2-minute walk away from Green Point Stadium. It has four big TV screens and features all the big sporting events, including rugby. Watch downstairs with the family (where there’s also a kiddies’ corner) or upstairs in the shisha lounge. The menu has everything from pasta and grilled foods to German dishes, and there are epic weekend buffet specials

Sound On/Off: On
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday, 9am - 1am; Fridays + Saturdays, 9am - 2am


Exhibition Building | Green Point | 021 434 3759 | @extrablatt_cpt | Image: Café Extrablatt

CATCH THE GAME AT A REAL SPORTS BAR

Owned by South African rugby star Bob Skinstad and friend Dougie Boyes, The Toad is made for sports fans, by sports fans. The bar has five screens, a beer garden, affordable pub grub and lager on tap. You can get anything from lamb vindaloo to butter chicken, a variety of pizzas and burgers, plus the special Toad Ribs (made of pork, not toad). 

Sound On/Off: On
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 12pm - 11pm


Village Lane & Noordhoek Main Road | Noordhoek | 021 789 2973 | @thetoadsa | Image: The Toad

GET A TASTE OF PORTUGUESE 

Established back in 1972, Vasco’s Tavern has been serving Portuguese cuisine and selling litres of Castle’s finest tank beer to go with it. Vasco’s has more than 15 TVs across the bar, bringing you all of the hottest live sports (and it’s big on rugby). The vibe before, during and after a game is lekker. It works on a first come, first serve basis. No bookings are required.

Sound On/Off: On
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 11am - 10pm; Friday + Saturday; 11am - 11pm; Sunday, 11am - 6pm


3 Alfred Street | De Waterkant | 021 425 2157 | @vascos_tavern | Image: Vasco’s

TREAT THE KIDS OR YOUR FRIENDS

If you want to watch the game with the whole family, or you're a big group, Furley’s Bar & Grill in Newlands is a great choice. It’s a welcoming space, with an indoor kids’ play area along with great food and a bar. Order some smoked jalapeno poppers, buffalo wings, beer battered onion rings or fiery steak strips – the perfect rugby snacks – while watching on one of the 5 large screens with full surround sound.

Sound On/Off: On
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday; 11am - 11pm


1 Dean Street | Newlands | 021 023 0537 | @furleysbarandgrill | Image: Furley’s 

PARTY DURING THE GAME

Rands Cape Town is a popular bar, entertainment and grill spot, serving traditional South African cuisine with the best vibes. Rugby games are shown on one major screen (5 metres by 2 metres) in the outdoor area. While the game is on, DJs will play their set, so the sound will be turned off, but the good times are at an all-time high.

Sound On/Off: Off
Opening hours: Sunday to Wednesday, 10am - 10pm; Thursday to Saturday, 10am - 11pm


6 Makhabeni Road | Khaya Bazzar | Khayelitsha | @randscapetown | Image: Rands

KICK BACK BY THE ATLANTIC SEABOARD

OKO Kitchen and Bar is a great spot to kick back, relax and enjoy good food while watching the game. Nominated by our reader Irini Tiftikidis, OKO has 4 big screens and a projector that covers all angles of the restaurant. Plus, there’s everyday happy hours from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. 

Sound On/Off: On
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 12pm - 10.30pm


239 Oliver Road | Sea Point | 021 433 1700 | @oko_capetown | Image: OKO

JOL ON A ROOFTOP DECK

The rooftop deck of Oblivion Bar & Kitchen in Claremont is a festive spot to watch the games, but leave the kids at home – it's for over 23s only. There’s an extensive wine and cocktail menu, and you can also grab a pizza or burger. Other options for watching the game is on the projector screens downstairs or big-screen TVs in the intimate upstairs dining room.

Sound On/Off: On
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 7.30am - 11pm; Saturdays + Sundays, 8am - 11pm


22 Chichester Road | Claremont | 021 671 8522 | @oblivion_capetown | Image: Oblivion Bar & Kitchen

5 MORE LOCAL FAVOURITES FOR SPORTS FANS

RESTAURANT

OPENING HOURS

ADDRESS

Fireman’s Arms

Tue - Sat; 11am - 12am

Sunday; 11am - 8pm

25 Buitengracht Street, De Waterkant

Mitchell’s Scottish Ale House

Mon - Sun; 9am - 1am

V&A Waterfront, Dock Road

Foresters Arms

Mon - Thur, 11.30am - 11pm; Fri, 11.30am - 12pm; Sat,9am - 11pm; Sun, 11am - 9pm

52 Newlands Avenue, Newlands

The Dubliner

Mon - Sun; 12pm - 11pm

251 Long Street, CBD

Barristers Grill & Café

Mon - Sun; 11am - 10pm

Kildare Road, Newlands


SEVENS RUGBY SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER

 TEAMS  TIME  M/W
 Ireland vs Portugal  08:45   Men
 Canada vs Zimbabwe  09:07  Men
 Samoa vs Uganda  09:29  Men
 Scotland vs Jamaica  09:51  Men
 Kenya vs Tonga  10:23  Men
 Wales vs Korea  10:45  Men
 Hong Kong vs Uruguay  11:07  Men
 Germany vs Chile  11:29  Men
 Australia vs Madagascar  12:11  Women
 USA vs Poland  12:33   Women
 Canada vs China  12:55  Women
 Fiji vs Japan  13:17  Women
 Ireland vs Brazil  13:54  Women
 England vs Spain  14:16  Women
 England vs Winner M1  14:39   Men
 France vs Winner M2  15:02  Men
 USA vs Winner M3  15:39  Men
 New Zealand vs Winner M4  16:01  Men
 Argentina vs Winner M5  16:23  Men
 Australia vs Winner M6  16:45  Men
 New Zealand vs Colombia  17:37  Women
 Fiji vs Winner M6  18:05   Men
 France vs South Africa  18:35  Women
 South Africa vs Winner M8  19:03  Men

SATURDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER

 TEAMS  TIME  M/W
 BOWL QUARTER FINALS    
 Loser M1 vs Loser M8  08:15  Men
 Loser M2 vs Loser M8  08:37  Men
 Loser M3 vs Loser M6  08:59  Men
 Loser M4 vs Loser M5  09:21  Men
 CHALLENGING QUARTER FINALS    
 Loser M1 VS Loser M8  09:53  Women
 Loser M2 vs Loser M7  10:15  Women
 Loser M3 vs Loser M6  10:37  Women
 Loser M4 vs Loser M5  10:59  Women
 Loser M9 vs Loser M16  11:31  Men
 Loser M10 vs Loser M15  11:53  Men
 Loser M11 vs Loser M14  12:15  Men
 Loser M12 vs Loser M13  12:37  Men
 BOWL 21/24 PLACE    
 Loser M17 vs Loser M20  13:17  Men
 Loser M18 vs Loser M19  13:39  Men
 BOWL SEMI FINALS    
 Winner M17 vs Winner M20  14:01  Men
 Winner M18 vs Winner M19  14:23  Men
 CHALLENGE 13/14 PLACE    
 Loser M9 vs Loser M12  15:05  Women
 Loser M10 vs Loser M11  15:27  Women
 Loser M21 vs Loser M24  16:53  Men
 Loser M22 vs Loser M23  17:15  Men
 CHALLENGE SEMI FINALS    
 Winner M9 vs Winner M12  15:49  Women
 Winner M10 vs Winner M11  16:11  Women
 Winner M22 vs Winner M23  17:37  Men
 Winner M21 vs Winner M24  17:59  Men
 CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER FINALS    
 Winner M1 vs Winner M8  19:07  Women
 Winner M12 vs M13  19:35  Men
 Winner M2 vs Winner M7  20:05  Women
 Winner M10 vs Winner M15  20:35  Men
 Winner M3 vs Winner M6  21:05  Women
 Winner M11 vs Winner M14  21:35  Men
 Winner M4 vs Winner M5  22:05  Women
 Winner M9 vs Winner M16  22:33  Men

SUNDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER

 TEAMS  TIME  M/W
 BOWL 19/24 PLACE    
 Loser M29 vs Loser M30  08:30  Men
 Winner M29 vs Winner M30  08:52  Men
 Loser M31 vs Loser M32  09:14  Men
 Winner M31 vs Winner M32  09:36  Men
 CHAMPIONSHIP CUP 5/8 PLACE    
 Loser M13 vs Loser M16  10:18  Women
 Loser M14 vs Loser M15  10:40  Women
 Loser M25 vs Loser M28  11:02  Men
 Loser M26 vs Loser M27  11:24  Men
CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINAL    
 Winner M14 vs Winner M15  12:07  Women
 Winner M25 vs Winner M28  12:35  Men
 Winner M13 vs Winner M16  13:05  Women
 Winner M26 vs Winner M27  13:33  Men
 CHALLENGE 11/16 PLACE    
 Loser M17 vs Loser M18  14:15  Women
 Loser M33 vs Loser M34  15:58  Men
 Winner M17 vs Winner M18  14:37  Women
 Winner M33 vs Winner M34  16:20  Men
 Loser M19 vs Loser M20  14:59  Women
 Loser M35 vs Loser M36  16:42  Men
 Winner M19 vs Winner M20  15:21  Women
 Winner M35 vs Winner M36  17:04  Men
 CHAMPIONSHIP 7/8 PLACE    
 Loser M21 vs Loser M22  17:31  Women
 Loser M37 vs Loser M38  18:15  Men
 CHAMPIONSHIP 5/6 PLACE    
 Winner M21 vs Winner M22  17:53  Women
 Winner M37 vs Winner M38  18:37  Men
 CHAMPIONSHIP BRONZE FINAL    
 Loser M24 vs Loser M23  19:01  Women
 Loser M39 vs Loser M40  19:25  Men
 CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL    
 Winner M24 vs Winner M25  20:17  Women
 Winner M39 vs Winner M40  20:54  Men
     

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