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The Fringe secret bar hop with photos

Cape Town, South Africa

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Experience hosted by Paul

5.5 hours
Includes drinks, tickets, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in German, English, French, Dutch

What you'll do

The fringe is Cape Town's inner city's best kept secret. Away from the usual tourist spots, it is the centre of a vibrant nightlife with an exciting mix of new and old bars and clubs. You will experience both. We will meet at The Kimberley Hotel, one of South Africa's oldest bars for a drink and a free shot with the locals. Next, we take a stroll to an exclusive steampunk themed restaurant/bar for drinks and optional eats. They have been voted best coffee shop in the world by several major publications, including the New York Times. Next we go to a speakeasy cocktail bar that's so secret you need a password to get in - if you can find it. On weekends there is classy live jazz. Then we head to a Western Saloon hand built over seven years by the sheriff himself, followed by a hip surfer dive bar. If anybody is still up for it, we can go to another secret late night spot. You will receive a set of beautiful pictures documenting the evening a day or two later. Alcohol free options available at all venues for those who don't imbibe. No minors. This experience is hosted on multiple platforms, so don't be hesitant to book if it looks like you're the first booking, there are probably already other guests booked elsewhere.
Other things to note
If you can only join us later, please book and let me know. You can catch up anywhere along the route.
The fringe is Cape Town's inner city's best kept secret. Away from the usual tourist spots, it is the centre of a vibrant nightlife with an exciting mix of new and old bars and clubs. You will experience both. We will meet at The Kimberley Hotel, one of South Africa's oldest bars for a drink and a free shot with the locals. Next, we take a stroll to an exclusive steampunk themed restaurant/bar for drinks and optional eats. They have been voted…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Free welcoming local beer/wine/spirit/shot and at the saloon.
  • Tickets
    Entry to all venues
  • Equipment
    Photos of your experience
From $41
/ person
Wed, Nov 25
7:00 PM - 12:30 AM
$41 per person
$41 per person
Thu, Nov 26
7:00 PM - 12:30 AM
$41 per person
$41 per person
Fri, Nov 27
7:00 PM - 12:30 AM
$41 per person
$41 per person

Meet your host, Paul

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 73 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, I am a professional photographer and semi-professional foodie and barfly. I have been frequenting the lesser known bars and restaurants of Cape town for many years. I love to socialise and meet people and would love to show visitors the interesting places away from the usual tourist areas. I will show you some of the inner city's best kept secrets in a big night out. And if you can't remember much of the later stages, there will be photos to refresh your memory
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Where you'll be

19:00 - An Iconic 19th century pub.
20:00 - A steampunk themed restaurant and bar. Voted best coffee shop in the world by several major publications.
21:00 - A 20's themed speakeasy cocktail bar so secret you need a password to get in. Recently voted best cocktail bar in Cape Town. Live jazz on weekends.
22:30 - Western saloon
23:30 - Surfer bar
24:30 - Optional surprise bar

Rated 4.85 out of 5 from 73 reviews.

Anja
March 2020
Es war cool und wir haben Orte gesehen, an die wir alleine nicht gelangt wären. Leider war Dienstagabend insgesamt nicht viel los in Kapstadt, aber dafür konnte Paul nichts.
Carmine
March 2020
I had a very nice evening with Paul and another couple. Paul took us to some very interesting bars in Cape Town that I never would have found on my own. Paul also arranged for a driver to pick me up and drop me off.
Tim
February 2020
It was a great pleasure to meet Paul! Every bar had something very special and we enjoyed the athmosphere a lot. Paul could answer everything we wanted to know about the life in capetown and the bars/nightlife. It took us a lot of fun to visit the bars and all the friendly guys over there. So if you want to try some cool drinks and have nice talks with someone who lives here, book it and enjoy yourself!
It was a great pleasure to meet Paul! Every bar had something very special and we enjoyed the athmosphere a lot. Paul could answer everything we wanted to know about the life in c…
Glennis
February 2020
A wonderful experience that I will never forget. My sister and I enjoyed a night of unique and unforgettable tastings that were so varied. All venues varied in types of drinks, economic class, racial makeup. It was quite a survey of SA culture, food, drinks and music and dance moves :-). Paul was just an absolute Santa. So warm and giving of his personal story and the stories of the venues we visited. We got to meet a few of his friends who were also warm and special. A fun and unforgettable time all around.
A wonderful experience that I will never forget. My sister and I enjoyed a night of unique and unforgettable tastings that were so varied. All venues varied in types of drinks, e…
Rino
January 2020
Paul is so great and show us some hidden place to drink. You just need to bring your curiosity and drink a lot!
Mariana Reis
January 2020
A noite foi muito divertida. Estivemos em bares variados, para todos os gostos e estilos. Ótima maneira de conhecer novas pessoas e entrar no clima da cidade.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Consider taking a warm jacket or coat. We won't walk far, but we will be outside often. Wear comfortable shoes. The speakeasy has a dress code, so please no shorts, slops, baseball caps, hoodies or track suits.

Try to bring some cash. It is a bit of a nightmare for larger groups if everybody pays by card at every venue.