Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Cape Town

Waiting Room
Despite what it suggests in its name, there's not much waiting or sitting at The Waiting Room; in fact you'll be on your feet all night with a dance floor, a roster of regular DJ sessions and a bohemian 'throw-your-hands-in-the-air-like-you-just-don'
Leopard Bar
One of the best places to watch the sun go down; just shield your eyes from the leopard print overload.
& Union
A sophisticated watering hole that is anything but hole-ish; its beer selection is beyond compare too.
Planet Bar
As the in-house bar at Cape Town's most celebrated hotel, Planet Champagne & Cocktail Bar is a magnet for celebrities. Spot them from a suitably sumptuous seat, ice-cold G&T in-hand.
Cafe Caprice
Wander in off the beach for a sundowner or three - just make sure there's no sand between your toes or seaweed threaded through your hair. Beach chic here is more chic than beach.
Asoka
A sophisticated spot for cocktails and tapas; the porn star martini is a must-drink.
Rick’s Cafe Americain
Rick's Café Américain draws on inspiration from the film Casablanca, though the hip factory is turned up a notch or two to create a space that is cosy yet incredibly chic.
Wijnhuis
We challenge you to get through the epic winelist at Wijnhuis. Trust us - we've tried.
Martini Bar
Martinis of every kind are the order of the day here - shaken not stirred, of course.
Raya Lounge
We're inclined to think that Raya Lounge serves up some of the best cocktails in the city. Care to disagree?
Bascule
Go underground at Bascule. a subterranean bar dedicated to all thinks whisky.
Daddy Cool Bar
Don't worry, there's definitely an element of irony in the OTT bling décor. Enjoy Daddy Cool Bar for what it is and soak up its ridiculousness.
Airstream Rooftop
Enjoy dusk with a sundowner or three at this cool rooftop bar; occasional live music adds to its allure.
Belthazar
Serving around 250 wines by the glass, Belthazar is the perfect place to find your favourite vintage. Just make sure you're sober enough to get home afterwards.

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