Iconic Venues for the Ultimate Rugby Experience
As the Springboks get ready to face their second IRB World Cup match, fans in Cape Town may feel far from the thrilling atmosphere in France. Regardless, the city’s bars and restaurants are preparing for an animated afternoon as South Africa competes against Romania in their following Group A match. Even if securing the best seats might be challenging, there are numerous locations throughout the city that cater to fans of all ages, capturing the essence and excitement of rugby in Cape Town. Here are some of the best venues to enjoy the IRB World Cup matches:
The Fireman’s Arms
With over 150 years of history, this iconic sports bar exudes a distinctively British atmosphere. Multiple screens provide the perfect viewing experience, while the delicious pub food and tempting drink specials attract a passionate crowd of sports fans. Located at 25 Buitengracht St & Mechau St, De Waterkant.
Hudsons Burger Joint
Fill your hunger and rugby needs at Hudsons Green Point, conveniently close to the stadium. Renowned for its outstanding burgers and craft beers, this family-friendly location also offers pizza, loaded fries, specialty cocktails, and massive milkshakes. Located at 1A, Portside Mall, Main Rd, Green Point.
A Mix of Food, Drinks, and Rugby Excitement
The vibrant MOJO Market in Sea Point is an excellent spot for live sports events. With over 30 food vendors, 100 beers on tap, and a beer-hall-style seating plan, you’ll feel as though you’re part of the stadium crowd. Located at 30 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town.
Foresters Arms Restaurant and Pub
Tucked away in the green suburb of Newlands, this historic pub, fondly known as “Forries,” offers a cozy atmosphere, excellent draught beers, and an extensive gastro-pub menu. Big screens are placed in almost every corner, ensuring you won’t miss any on-field action. Located at 52 Newlands Ave, Newlands, Cape Town.
Speakeasy Saloon Durbanville
Just a short drive from some incredible wine farms, Speakeasy in Durbanville is an ideal location for responsible wine tasting before the game. Regulars praise the fantastic food, service, and South African fellowship. Located at Shop 10, Spiro’s Corner, Vrede Street, Durbanville.
From Family-Friendly to Lively Sports Bars
Vasco da Gama Taverna
A sports hub in Green Point since 1972, Vasco da Gama Taverna is famous for its Portuguese cuisine and chilled Castle draughts. Located at 3 Alfred St, De Waterkant, Cape Town.
Furley’s Bar & Grill
Furley’s on Dean Street in Newlands is a perfect choice for those with children, thanks to its spacious indoor play area and kids menu. Located at 1 Dean St, Newlands, Cape Town.
With locations across Cape Town, Kapstadt Brauhaus specializes in German cuisine and offers an impressive selection of international and local beers on tap. Experience the excitement of a live game among neighbors and friends. View the locations of Brauhaus branches across Cape Town on their website.
Mitchell’s Scottish Ale House
A staple at the V&A Waterfront, Mitchell’s Scottish Ale House is as renowned in Cape Town as Table Mountain itself. Known for its cold beer, hearty meals, and lively atmosphere, this venue is the ideal place to support the Springboks. Located at V&A Waterfront, Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
Whether you’re a casual spectator or a devoted rugby fan, these venues provide an unmatched experience to immerse yourself in the thrill of the IRB World Cup. So gather your friends, wear your Springbok colors, and get ready to cheer on the Bokke as they face the world.