As Cape Town welcomes the chill of winter, the sun-drenched afternoons of summer are starting to seem like a distant memory. But there’s no reason you can’t carry that sunny vibe into the colder months with an Aperol Spritz, which is celebrated as a versatile year-round cocktail across the globe.

Famed for its citrusy lightness, the Aperol Spritz has become an icon—and this winter, you can enjoy your Aperol Spritz in the warmth of cosy settings in some of Cape Town’s most charming spots. From stunning sunset views over the Atlantic to a sky-high perspective from Table Mountain, these spots provide the perfect backdrop for sipping on Italy’s No. 1 cocktail.

Whether you want to unwind after a long day or are looking for an unforgettable setting for a weekend gathering, this is your curated go-to guide to restaurants, bars, and experiences that have perfected the Aperol Spritz. 

Wrap up warm and let’s toast to winter nights in Cape Town.

Kloud Bar, Table Mountain

Drinks above the clouds? Yes, please! Kloud Bar on Table Mountain offers a unique experience with its breathtaking panorama of the world below. The views are unreal and the vibe is so beautiful it’s almost otherworldly. It’s like the Aperol Spritz was made for moments like this—chilling high above Cape Town with a cocktail that’s as refreshing as the mountain air.

Time Out Market Cape Town, V&A Waterfront

Time Out Market is a feast for the senses, and an Aperol Spritz feels right at home among the best of Cape Town’s culinary scene. It’s a vibrant, bustling spot where food, drink, and culture make each visit feel like a completely new discovery. Wrap up, grab a Spritz, and soak in the lively market vibes.

Sotano, Sea Point

There’s nothing quite like sipping an Aperol Spritz with the sound of the waves in the background—and Sotano brings that Mediterranean charm right to Cape Town. Whether you cosy up inside or bask in some rare winter sun on the terrace, it’s like a mini holiday in every glass. Pair that with some delicious tapas, and you’ve got yourself a perfect winter escape.

Grand Pavilion, Sea Point

As you watch the sun dip into the Atlantic with an Aperol Spritz in hand, you’ll feel the day’s worries melt away at Grand Pavilion. This spot pulses with enough energy to warm up chilly evenings, especially if you head over to its mischievous sibling, Harry’s Bar—perfect for when you want that cocktail to come with a side of lively chatter and opulent luxury.

Sevruga, V&A Waterfront

Sevruga at the V&A Waterfront mixes sophistication with seaside charm. With the harbour as your backdrop, sipping an Aperol Spritz here feels like a glamorous affair. The cocktail complements an upscale seafood meal, making this the perfect spot for those who love their Spritz with a side of luxury dining.

Aperitif, Cape Town City Centre

Stepping into Aperitif is like finding a secret spot where every hour is golden hour. The plush setting is just the right kind of backdrop for an Aperol Spritz. It’s laid-back yet luxurious, ideal for after-work drinks that turn into night-long chats. While you’re there, don’t miss out on their snack menu inspired by tapas-style bites. 

The Yard, V&A Waterfront

The Yard really does it all: food, coffee, shopping, and of course, superb cocktails. Located in the heart of the Silo District, this is where culture and cuisine meet to make every Aperol Spritz feel like part of a bigger adventure. Every day at The Yard offers something different to explore, whether you’re dining, shopping, or both. 

Lievita, Green Point

Nothing complements an Aperol Spritz like authentic Italian pizza, and Lievita is the place to get it. It’s a slice of Italy right in Green Point, where every bite and sip transports you to the cobbled streets of Naples. It’s cosy, it’s authentic, and it’s utterly delightful—a true treat for the senses. 

The Office, Sea Point

The Office in Sea Point is where Cape Town goes to unwind. It’s relaxed and friendly, with just the right vibe for sipping an Aperol Spritz and catching up with friends. The casual charm of this place makes every drink more enjoyable. It’s like your local hangout spot, but better.

Rockpool, Sea Point

Rockpool boasts one of the best views in Cape Town, and there’s nothing like enjoying an Aperol Spritz with the ocean just steps away. The vibe here is laid-back and utterly inviting. It’s the perfect match for the easy-going nature of an Aperol Spritz.

Strolla, Sea Point

Strolla is your go-to for that post-jog or cycle coffee, and of course, for the most chilled Aperol Spritz sessions. With views of the ocean and a deck that’s just made for lounging, it’s the ultimate spot to relax, sip, and enjoy the seaside breeze.

Bacini’s, Gardens

Bacini’s is all about big flavours and even bigger celebrations. This spot brings a bit of Italian gusto to Gardens, making it a fabulous place to enjoy an Aperol Spritz with friends or family. It’s lively, it’s fun, and it’s always warm and welcoming, just like a good Italian gathering should be.

Jerry’s Burger Bar, Cape Town City Centre

Jerry’s Burger Bar has a cool American diner vibe with a sophisticated twist. It’s a great place to kick back with an Aperol Spritz, especially on a First Thursday when the atmosphere is buzzing. Great burgers, cool tunes, and tasty cocktails—what more could you want?

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