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An iconic Long Street restaurant and bar that has it all
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Last updated: 13 December 2022
Where can you kick back after work on a balcony in the heart of town, have a birthday party, eat really good pizza, listen to live music, play foosball, have a year-end office party, watch live sport, mingle with overseas visitors, party on New Year’s Eve and take advantage of 3-hour happy hours? At the much-loved Long Street all-rounder, SGT Pepper.
Long Street’s beloved balcony at Sgt Pepper. Image: SGT Pepper
CHILL ON A LONG STREET BALCONY WITH PIZZA + BEER
Cold beer, an impressive cocktail menu, gourmet pizza, a relaxed vibe and a 180-degree view of the goings-on on Long Street below – these are just a few of the things that make SGT Pepper’s balcony the ideal spot for chilled after-work drinks or relaxing with friends.
They’re best known for their pizza – we recommend Little Miss Sunshine, The Colonel and Tannie Tandoori – but the menu at SGT Pepper is big. There are 7 music-inspired burgers to choose from and the bar snacks go great with beer, especially the jalapeno poppers, which have some serious bite. The peppadew poppers are a nice local twist on the classic, and less fiery.
Try some of the finest pizza in town. Image: SGT Pepper
GET COSY WITH ART + PLAY FOOSBALL
If indoor chilling is more your thing, there’s plenty going on inside SGT Pepper’s too. Don’t miss the Tabasco bottle chandelier and the wall art – like the stencil artwork created by the SGT Pepper team, and the rock legend posters. There are two bars inside (one is non-smoking) and a foosball table.
Rock legends on the walls. Credit: SGT Pepper
WATCH LIVE SPORT
This Long Street gem is loved by locals and sports enthusiasts alike. Catch whatever major sports action is currently happening on a large projector inside, or watch on one of three other TVs – there are two on the balcony and one in the smaller smoking bar inside, so you’ll get to see the game from wherever you are.
A big screen + 2 TVs for watching sport. Image: SGT Pepper
LISTEN TO LIVE MUSIC EVERY THURSDAY
SGT Pepper used to be all about rock n roll – and there are still rock tributes throughout the place – but they’ve expanded their live music offering so you now can listen (and dance) to everything from deep house to techno to Afro grooves. Listen to local bands and artists play live every Thursday.
Stay updated on who’s playing what and when on the SGT Pepper Facebook page.
Rock n roll n all sorts of live music. Image: SGT Pepper
ENJOY 3-HOUR HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY
Yep, every day from 5 to 8pm – and all day on Saturday and Sunday – cocktails are half price at SGT Pepper. Plus there are plenty of other drink specials (like 4 Jagermeister shots for R90) and discounts on buckets of beer and cider.
3-hour happy hours with loads of specials. Image: SGT Pepper
THROW A BIRTHDAY OR YEAR-END PARTY
SGT Pepper is laid-back, but with a rock n roll edge that’s bound to get any party started. Plus, their bar snacks and bites make for big party platters. The buzz of Long Street below makes your party extra vibey. Bonus: if you have your party on a Monday, SGT Pepper will let you host up to 150 people for free. All you need to cover is the food and drinks, plus they’ll knock R10 per head off your final bill. Call them to set it up on 082 854 9166 or email email@example.com.
Perfect party food. Image: SGT Pepper
MEET STUDENTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Wednesday nights are Student Nights at SGT Pepper, and foreign students are invited too. For R149, it’s all-you-can-eat-and-drink from 7-9pm. After that, there are drinks specials from 10pm, plus beer pong and live DJs all evening.
Wednesday nights are student nights. Image: Sgt Pepper
JOIN NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS
If chilled local vibes are your thing, SGT Pepper is the perfect destination for you to celebrate the year that was. It might be a relaxed venue, but come New Year’s Eve, the place is a party. Plus there’ll be plenty of action on Long Street below to add to the vibe.
Celebrate NYE at Sgt Pepper. Image: SGT Pepper
WHEN + WHERE TO GO
SGT Pepper is open: Monday to Sundays, 11am ‘til late (kitchen closes 11pm)
Find them: 194 Long Street | Cape Town
Contact them on: 082 854 9166, firstname.lastname@example.org, @sgt_pepper_restaurant
By Lee-Anne Spurdens
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