11 Cape Town rooftop bars and restaurants to visit

Cape Town is the second most populous city in South Africa and took third place as the largest city in the world largely because it is an extremely beautiful city. And whether you’re a tourist or a local, your Cape Town bucket list should include a few visits to Cape Town’s many rooftop bars and Cape Town rooftop restaurants. There’s no better way to soak up all that Cape Town has to offer than sitting on top of the world sipping on your favorite drink.

We have compiled a list of some of the best rooftop bars in Cape Town because when you live in or visit a city as beautiful as Cape Town, rooftop bars are your go-to place to catch those famous Cape Town sunsets with friends.

Here are some of our favorite rooftop bars and rooftop restaurants in Cape Town:

1. Utopia Cape Town

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If you’re looking for rooftop restaurants in Cape Town, look no further than Utopia Cape Town. This rooftop restaurant offers 360-degree views of the mother city, showcasing Cape Town in all its glory, so it’s no surprise that Utopia won the Best Rooftop Restaurant in Africa category at the World Culinary Awards 2021. Utopia serves bistro-style Mediterranean-influenced dishes. Perched on the 15th floor of the Mirage Building, it offers guests the perfect bird’s-eye view of the city skyline, mountains, and ocean.

  • Location: 40 Chiappini Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town
  • Website: www.utopiacapetown.co.za

2. Sky Bar at Hotel Gray

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The Sky Bar Cape Town is located in the bustling De Waterkant area on the cobbled Napier Street. The bar offers spectacular views of Table Mountain. Visit the Sky Bar on Cape Town’s sunny days or Cape Town’s famous balmy evenings to enjoy the rooftop pool while sipping on your favorite drink. Sky Bar Cape Town’s menu serves tapa-style cuisine with its signature cocktails.

  • Location: 49 Napier Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town
  • Website: thegreyhotel.co.za/skybar

3. 14Stories Rooftop Bar

Photo: 14 stories from the rooftop bar

Enjoy the sunsets in the heart of downtown Cape Town. The 14Stories rooftop bar is located on the 14th floor of the Sun Square Hotel, delighting guests with views of Table Mountain, Signal Hill and the V&A Waterfront while enjoying a light menu and delicious signature cocktails. 14Stories is both a rooftop bar and an indoor lounge with views through panoramic windows.

  • Location: 23 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town
  • Website: www.southernsun.com/sunsquare-cape-town-city-bowl/dining/14stories-rooftop-bar

4. RED roof

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RED Roof is a popular spot among locals and visitors offering tapas-style food and memorable cocktails, located in the Silo area of ​​the V&A Waterfront atop the Radisson RED Hotel with stunning views of the sunset, the sea ​​and Table Mountain.

  • Location: 6 Silo, Silo Square, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
  • Website: www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-red-cape-town-va-waterfront

5. Chinchilla Rooftop Bar

Picture: Chinchilla Rooftop Bar

Ranked by Time Out Chicago in the top 5 of the 25 best rooftop bars in the world – Chinchilla is Camps Bay’s exclusive and much-loved rooftop terrace. The perfect combination of chic design, classic style menu and world class cocktails. Chinchilla comes alive with the music of its resident DJs in an unforgettable ocean setting with views of the iconic mountains of Lions Head and Twelve Apostles.

  • Location: Shop 120, Second Floor, The Promenade Building, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
  • Website: www.chinchillarooftop.co.za

6. Cloud 9 Mountain Club Bistro

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Cloud 9 Mountain Club Bistro is one of Cape Town’s hidden gems, located at Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel and Spa. The restaurant spans two levels with the upper deck offering 360 degree views of the city and Table Mountain, a plunge pool and bar serving cocktails and a variety of tempting breakfast options, from tapas, sushi and desserts.

  • Location: 12 Kloof Nek Rd, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town
  • Website: www.hotelcloudnine.com/mountain-club

7. Gigi’s roof

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A short stroll through St George’s Mall to the Gorgeous George Hotel, walk up to the 6th floor and you have arrived at the Gigi Rooftop Restaurant and Bar. The menu caters for everything from breakfast to dinner to late afternoon drinks. Relax and enjoy the sunny sessions by the pool.

  • Location: 118 St. George’s Mall, Cape Town
  • Website: www.gigirooftop.com

8. Up Yours to you really

Image: Yours Truly Cafe

As the one and only rooftop bar on Kloof Streets, UP YOURS at Yours Truly has become an institution among locals and is the perfect place for after-work drinks and lazy weekends, with stunning views of the Cape Town sunsets, this space is the quintessential Cape Town experience has become the hub of the local music scene, with live DJs and acoustic sessions every weekend.

  • Location: 73 Kloof Street, Cape Town
  • Website: www.yourtrulycafe.co.za

9. Rick’s American Cafe

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At the top of the historic villa you will find the roof terrace of Rick’s Cafe, with a cocktail bar and a menu offering delicious local, Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine and the most beautiful views of the Cape mountains, the ideal place for sunsets with friends. .

  • Location: 103 Kloof street, corner Weltevreden Avenue, Gardens, Cape Town
  • Website: www.rickscafe.co.za

10. Oblivion Kitchen and Bar

Photo: Oblivion Restaurant & Bar / Facebook

Welcome to Oblivion, one of Cape Town’s southern suburban gems, a place where old friends meet and new friends are made. The dreamy rooftop bar with views of Table Mountain is decorated with comfy sofas, fireplaces and board games, creating the perfect environment to relax and chat with a friend while sipping your favorite drink from its long list of wines and cocktails. The menu features classic dishes like burgers, pizza, waffles and more.

  • Location: 22 Chichester Road, corner 3rd Avenue and Chichester Road, Harfield Village, Cape Town
  • Website: www.oblivion.co.za

11. The Silo Rooftop Bar

Photo: The Silo Hotel/Facebook

The rooftop bar at the Silo Hotel in Cape Town is a must-see, with sea and city views competing for your attention. In this setting, wine should definitely be your partner for the evening and you can pair their incredible collection of viño with everything from flatbread selections to poke bowls and oysters while soaking up the last ray of sunshine of the day and hosting a beautiful sunset in Cape Town.

  • Location: Silo Square, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
  • Website: www.theroyalportfolio.com/the-silo/experiences/at/the-silo-rooftop/

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