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Places to watch soccer in your hood

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Last updated: Tuesday, 22 November 2022

We know that your couch is comfy, but watching soccer from home is just not the same. From the Northern and Southern Suburbs to the middle of the city centre, here are 10 neighbourhood bars screening all the games. Prepare for big screens, booze specials and excited fans.


If any spot is a good place to watch the match, it would be The Scrumpy Jack in Observatory. The staff are truly passionate about the game - they host community soccer matches with their patrons and the walls are covered with soccer jerseys and posters. There are screens in every corner, and they operate during loadshedding. 

Sound on/off: On 
Hours: Open daily, 10am to 2am
Specials: All draughts on tap are R28 on the first Friday of every month

45 Trill Road | Observatory | @thescrumpyjack | Image: The Scrumpy Jack


Catch the next game at the jewel of Kloof Street. Take your pick between 3 floors with 3 different vibes at Rick’s Café Américain. Hang out at the bar (which has more than 100 tequila and gins to choose from), get cosy in the lounge area inspired by the classic film Casablanca or enjoy sundowners and late night happy hours on the rooftop lounge. The bar and lounge has TV screens playing Casablanca during the day, but switches over to sport when there’s a big game.

Sound on/off: On
Hours: Open daily; 11am - 2am
Specials: Rick’s Café has not one, but two Happy Hours everyday from 3pm - 6pm and then 10pm till midnight, with discounted cocktails and tap beers.

103 Kloof Street | Gardens | 021 822 1100 | @rickscapetown | Image: Ricks Cafe 


Teez Lounge in Langa is certainly the place to sit back and watch the game in style. Filled with padded leather couches and booths, fans can relax and watch the match on one of the several TVs while sipping on cocktails. Plus, they have shisha, too. You can also check out their branch in Gugulethu.

Sound on/off: Off
Hours: Mon, Thurs, and Fri, 3pm to 11pm; Sat + Sun, 2pm to 11pm
Specials: Teez hosts World Cup Live viewing parties with DJs and shisha

5 Washington Street | Langa | 076 921 0250 | @teez_lounge_langa | Image: Rosie Makhumalo Lande   


This inner city gem is loved by locals and sports enthusiasts. SGT Pepper is not only a great nightlife destination, with its old-school music and rock vibes, it also plays sports games on a large projector inside. Plus, there are 3 more TVs to watch the game from - 2 on the balcony overlooking Long Street and 1 in the smaller smoking bar. 

Sound on/off: On
Hours: Monday to Sunday; 11am- 2am
Specials: From 3-hour happy hours with half-prices cocktails to R179 for two pizzas/ burgers (from 11am - 8pm daily)...take your pick. Plus, half price cocktails with Kegtails and bucket specials every Sunday.

194 Long Street | CBD | 082 854 9166 | @sgt_pepper_restaurant | Image: SGT Pepper


Watch the next game in a cosy, private, upstairs bar area at Vasco Da Gama Taverna in De Waterkant, where you can have your own private bar, barmen and a personal waiter. Vasco’s Sailor Bar, which is a new addition to the taverna, seats up to 50 people, it is unique and intimate, and also has a smoking area. You can stream any live game inside here, or choose to be part of the soccer gees downstairs, with more than 15 TV screens streaming the action. 

Sound on/off: On
Hours: 11am - 10pm, daily
Specials: Two tank beers (Castle) for R50 every weekend

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


At Chers Sports Bar in Ottery, soccer fans can watch the game on a massive TV screen while chowing down on sticky ribs. Bring your friend or partner who doesn’t know the difference between an offside and a penalty shootout. They’ll still have a good time - Chers also has pool tables, slot machines and a dance floor. 

Sound on/off: On
Hours: Open daily; 11am to 2am
Specials: Black Label Quarts R35; Double brandy and Coke R25 

Chers Sports Bar | 139 Wetton Road | Ottery | 021 704 0662 | Image: Brandon Langenhoven 


Any big sporting event – with a preference for soccer but boxing, F1 and rugby, too – will be screened on a projector and four 40-inch TV screens. It’s a vibey venue to watch any game, plus it’s one of the only places in Cape Town where you can watch the German football league. Enjoy cocktails or craft beer while watching your favourite game at Café Extrablatt.

Sound on/off: On
Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 9am - 1am; Fridays + Saturdays, 9am - 2am
Specials: There’s a range of weekly specials to choose from, including weekend buffets, Wacky Wednesdays, plus Happy Hours daily from 5pm - 8pm 

Exhibition Building | Green Point | 021 434 3759 | @extrablattcapetown | Image: Lara van Zyl


No, not your office, THE Office. This swanky local bar in Sea Point has all the right vibes for the beautiful game. Besides the Friday night DJs and Date Night specials, The Office serves really wholesome food and has great drinks specials that you won’t want to miss. You can watch the game from inside or outside the bar. Plus, you can play fussball during major tournaments like the World Cup.

Sound on/off: On
Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am - 11pm; Sundays, 11am - 10pm
Specials: Half price cocktails from 4pm - 7pm and 2-for-1 Heineken from 4pm - 6pm every Friday 

315 Main Road | Sea Point | 069 238 9125 | @theoffice_cpt | Image: The Office 


At Down South Food Bar, you get the best of both worlds with TV screens both inside and outside of the bar. With happy hour from 5-7pm daily, you can enjoy R15 shots, great cocktails and your favourite draught beers while streaming live soccer games. 

Sound on/off: On
Hours: Open daily; 9am - 1.30am
Specials: Shots R15, Cocktails from R40 and Black Label Draughts for R32 

Rondebosch Main Centre | Rondebosch | 021 686 1464 | @Downsouthfoodbar | Image: Down South Food Bar 


At Kapstadt Brauhaus in Blouberg, soccer fans can chow down on traditional German foods like bratwurst, alpine pizzas and schnitzel. Of course, there’s lots of beer. Every wall has a large TV which is constantly streaming sports channels. There’s also live music and a happy hour that starts at 3pm.

Sound on/off: Off
Hours: Sunday - Thursday, 11am to 11pm; Friday + Saturday, 11am to 12am
Specials: During happy hour, selected beer goes for R35 and cocktails R60

Shop 17 Cnr Sir David Baird & Otto du Plessis Dr |  Bloubergstrand | 021 110 5068 | @kapstadtbrauhausblouberg | Image: Kapstadt Brauhaus



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