Top places to watch the Rugby World Cup in Cape Town 2023
BACK THE BOKKE! The 2023 Rugby World Cup is officially here & Cape Town is abuzz with excitement – we would expect nothing less – calling on all South Africans to put on their green & gold as we stand together & back our boys at the Rugby World Cup 2023!
If you’re looking to get in on ALL the Rugby World Cup action & celebrate with fellow rugby fans, there is no better place than the vibrant & lively Mother City to do just that! Whether you’re a die-hard Springboks supporter or simply looking for a ‘lekker’ atmosphere to soak in all the green & gold gees, we’ve rounded up some of the best venues, bars, and restaurants in Cape Town that are sure to satisfy all your Rugby World Cup needs!
With incredible special offers, great deals on drinks, amazing food, tonnes of big screens, a lively atmosphere, and all the places geared for loadshedding, you can proudly sing the national anthem before kick-off while enjoying a meal, a few cold beers, and all the sporting action! What more could you possibly want!
As you gear up for the Rugby World Cup 2023 in Cape Town, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the city’s culinary treasures. From fresh seafood to traditional braais and international flavors, Cape Town has something to please every palate. And when it’s time to celebrate or commiserate over a match, the city’s bars and pubs are ready to welcome you with open arms. Cheers to a fantastic Rugby World Cup experience in Cape Town!
Here are some of the top places to watch the Rugby World Cup in Cape Town.
- Location: Village Ln & Noordhoek Mani road, Noordhoek, Cape Town
- Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 12pm – 11pm
There is not batter place to BACK THE BOKS than at a one of Cape Town’s most famous sport’s bars – The Toad! Owned by South African rugby star Bob Skinstad and friend Dougie Boyes, The Toad is made for sports fans, by sports fans – so you better believe it will be filled to the brim with green & gold gees! In addition to the lively atmosphere, the bar boasts five screens – ensuring you don’t miss out on a single second of the action – an epic beer garden, affordable pub grub, and lager on tap – what more could you ask for? When the hunger strikes, The Toad is known for their vast variety of options, from down-right delicious pizzas and burgers to lamb vindaloo and butter chicken! Not to mention their special Toad Ribs (made of pork of course, NOT toad)!
#The Fireman’s Arms
- Location: Corner of Buitengracht & Mechau Street, Cape Town
As one of the finest & oldest pubs in Cape Town, Capetonians & die-hard sport fanatics have been quenching their thirst at Fireman’s Arms in the city centre for 158 years – Why stop now?! Put on your green & gold, grab your mates & get in on all the Rugby World Cup gees as you back the Boks! The legendary Fireman’s Arms boasts high-definition viewing on 9 46-inch TVs & 2 big screens with digital sound to match – This means you won’t miss a single second of the action as the Boks go face-to-face with their opponents. Paired with tons of beer on tap and the very best in food, you’re set to enjoy an unbelievable match! To top it off, the iconic Fireman’s Arms is not affected by loadshedding!
#Watch THE BOKKE Live @ The MOJO MARKET
- Location: MOJO Market | 30 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
- Cost: R100 entry fee to all Bokke games | Enry includes 2 x welcome drinks
- Contact details: 021 422 4888 | 021 422 2747 | [email protected]
- **Click here to find out more
GO BOKKE! BIG GAMES! BIG SCREENS! The vibrant & lively MOJO Market is ALL about the green & gold gees this Rugby World Cup as it invites EVERYONE to watch & join in on all the action this Rugby World Cup – Of course making the MOJO Market one of the top places in Cape Town to watch the Rugy World Cup!
The MOJO Market will be broadcasting all the epic Rugby World Cup games on their GIANT SPORT SCREENS throughout the market – ensuring you don’t miss out on a single second of the action! With screens in both their upstairs and downstairs area, there’s enough seating and space for everyone to come together & cheer on the Boks! So go ahead & assemble the crew – this is one experience you don’t want to miss out on! Put on your green & gold, grab a beer, grab some game snacks, and enjoy every second of the game with family and friends. An electrifying atmosphere awaits as we all cheer on the Bokke to the finals at Cape Town’s most popular live music and sports hotspot – at the one and only MOJO Market!
- Location: 3 KITCH3NS, Somerset West, Cape Town
The team at 3 KITCH3NS in Somerset West definitely aren’t messing around & going ALL out this this Rugby World Cup – We’re right there sharing the Boks excitement with them & you better be too! At KITCH3NS you will experience all the nail-biting action & celebratory tries from within their VIP rugby dome – How EPIC is that?! Grab your tickets for R250 per person and redeem them against an incredible and wide variety of drinks and food options, like their sushi, pizza and grill items. To top it off – When the Boks win, there’ll be free Springbok shots all round – allowing all die-hard supports to share in the Boks’ victory! **Note: Space is limited, so make sure you book your spot early to avoid missing out!
#Foresters Arms (Forries)
- Location: Newlands | 52 Newlands Avenue, Newlands, Cape Town
- Opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 11:30am – 11pm | Friday: 11:30am – 12pm; | Saturday: 9am – 11pm | Sunday: 9am – 9pm
Foresters Arms – AKA Forries – is definitely a place of legends! Undoubtedly making it one of the top paces in Cape Town to watch the ultimate legends – AKA THE BOKS – live and in action this 2023 Rugby World Cup! One of the oldest pubs in South Africa, and loved by locals, Forries is the place to be this Rugby World Cup – No doubt about it! Enjoy a selection of ice-cold draughts while feasting on delicious meals as you cheer on the champs in green & gold. Be sure to book your tables to avoid missing out!
#The V&A Waterfront | Makers Landing
- Location: Amphitheatre & Makers Landing | The Cruise Terminal, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
- When: 8 September – 28 October 2023
- Cost: FREE
- Contact details: 0214087600 | [email protected]
- **Click here for more information
Back the Bokke at the V&A! Where Champions Dock and Dreams Soar – The vibrant V&A Waterfront will loudly and proudly be screening all of the Rugby World Cup Games live from their Amphitheatre to Makers Landing! Put on your green & gold armour, gather ALL your friends & family, eat, drink, and watch the Bokke go toe-to-toe with their opponents at the V&A neighbourhood – paired with a lively & electrifying atmosphere, you won’t regret a single second of this ultimate Rugby World Cup experience!
- Pinelands and Simon’s Town
If an epic Boks rugby battle & great specials are what you’re looking for Cattle Baron in Pinelands is where you want to be. Reserve your table, catch the game on the screen and see what they have on special that day. Keep an eye out on their social media for more details.
Cattle Baron in Simon’s Town is not letting us down one bit this Rugby World Cup! During all matches, happy hour will be in full swing. Make sure you take full advantage of this epic offer – Grab a Windhoek or Jack Black Lager draught, Saxenburg wines and selected cocktails for half the price! Make your way to the Tuscany Bar and purchase a drink to be entered into a competition to win a signed painting by one of the Boks’ legendary Captains John Smit!
- Location: Rick’s Café, 103 Kloof Street, corner Weltevreden Avenue, Gardens, Cape Town
- Opening hours:Tuesday to Sunday, 11am – 2am
Rick’s Café, situated in the heart of Cape Town city centre, is by far one of the top places to watch the Rugby World Cup in Cape Town. Boasting both a rooftop terrace and a downstairs bar, by far the prime spot at Rick’s to watch the Boks in full force is its covered rooftop terrace which boasts 2 TV screens, keeping you glued to the action, along with offering an extensive cocktails menu to keep you fully hydrated and loving every second of the game and gees. The famous Rick’s also has a downstairs bar with 2 TV screens along with over 500 liquor options – truly leaving you spoiled for choice!
To take BACKING THE BOKS to the next level, Rick’s Café is offering Bok supporters not one, but TWO, daily happy hours: 3pm – 6pm & 10pm – midnight – So make sure you take FULL advantage!
#The Eatery Wood Fired Grill
- Location: The Eatery Wood Fired Grill, 70 Belvedere Rd, Claremont, Cape Town
The Eatery Wood Fired Grill in Claremont is undoubtedly one of the top places in Cape Town to watch the 2023 Rugby World Cup, not to mention a great place for families too! Offering both indoor as well as outdoor seating, which leads onto a kids’ jungle gym and play area, The Eatery Wood Fired Grill gives you the opportunity to sit back & relax or stand amongst fellow fans & jump around as your kids are fully entertained and loving life. So while you watch the game on the big screens, the kids can play on the jungle gym after filling up on a great selection of kids’ meals and milkshakes.
As an extra bonus – While the Boks score tries, you can score too with R10 Springbok shots at The Eatery Wood Fired Grill!
#Devil’s Peak Taproom
- Location: Devil’s Peak Tap Room, 150 Cecil Road, Salt River, Cape Town
- Booking: Click here to make an online booking via dineplan
Head on over to the Taproom in Devil’s Peak to catch all the live games of the Rugby World Cup. Devil’s Peak Taproom is the perfect place to relish in your love for both beer and rugby as you back the Boks! Enjoy their new menu with limited edition World Cup burgers, rugby ball giveaways, two-for-one beers. and so much more! As it can get pretty full pretty quick, be sure to make a booking ASAP to not miss out!
- Opening hours:Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 11pm; | Friday & Saturday: 11am – 12am
There’s something for everyone at Happy Folks. You can watch the big game (there are multiple TV screens across the restaurant), challenge your friends to a game of darts during half time, and grab a quick bite to eat in between.There’s a great selection of food and drinks, including 15 burger options (veggie too), sushi, pizzas, salads, poke bowls, seafood combos and more.
#The Office CPT
- Location: 315 Main Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
- Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 11am – 11pm | Sunday: 11am – 10pm
This swanky bar in Sea Point has all the right vibes for enjoying an unbelievable Rugby World Cup match! Join The Office for some epic rugby action, crazy cheers, and unforgettable rugby moments – perhaps even some for the books! The Office has great drink specials that you won’t want to miss, not to mention great food for when that mid-match hunger strikes, as well as awesome Heineken specials running throughout the World Cup! But that’s not all – Bok rugby lovers should also prepare for some intense The Office fun with their Rugby World Cup score competitions where you have the opportunity to score BIG! Who’s going to be The Office rugby champion? Well, you’ll have to wait & see!
Wear your team’s colours loud and proud – GREEN & GOLD OF COURSE – and make The Office THE place to be during the 2023 Rugby World Cup!
At The Office you can watch all the action go down from either inside or outside the bar – boasting the ultimate sports atmosphere and BOKKE gees, regardless of what you choose, it promises to worth every second!
#Dias Tavern Villagers
Serving up their famous Portuguese meals, including everyone’s favourite spicy beef espetada, grab your mates and head over to the Dias Tavern at Villagers. Catch all the rugby action from one of their iconic green booths while throwing back some beers and joining in on all the green & gold gees!
- Location: 252 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
If you’re a hard-core rugby and beer lover, the Woodstock Brewery is where you should be at! Offering easy-does-it comfort foods and tonnes of craft beers on tap – what more do you need for the big game? Oh, and did we mention Woodstock Brewery’s Beerhall also boats three TVs and a 2.5m x 4m screen which can be spotted from every single table? This means you have absolutely everything you could possibly want and need to back the Boks in every single one of their matches and mighty rugby clashes! Plus, that’s not all, celebrate everything Rock ‘N Hops at Woodstock Brewery with a live music and beer festival as you get a taste of the vast and down-right delicious selection of the craft beers at Woodstock Brewery. It’s all this and so much more that makes the incredible Woodstock Brewery one of the top places in Cape Town to watch the Rugby World Cup 2023!
With steaks, burgers, prego rolls and pizzas on the menu, and ice-cold beers on tap, head over to your nearest Bossa branch to catch the rugby action and grab a bite to eat. Screening the games on large TVs across the various restaurants, you won’t miss a second of the match.
- Location: Exhibition Building, Green Point, Cape Town
Café Extrablatt is a vibey sports bar and firm local favourite situated a hop skip and jump from the Greenpoint Stadium in Cape Town. It has four big TV screens and features all the big sporting events, including The Rugby World Cup. You can either choose to watch the action downstairs with the family (there’s an amazing kiddies’ corner that will keep them entertained for hours) or upstairs in the shisha lounge. Their menu is big and filled with a grand variety of choices – offering something for everyone to enjoy. Their double storey venue is a glorious marriage of cozy nooks, sunny seating, balcony, or patio spaces and has a bar on both floors. There is free parking opposite the road from the Café or you can leave your car at home, Mycity Greenpoint is a quick minutes’ walk away.
#Saggy Stone Lakes
- Location: Somerset Lakes
Saggy Stone Brewery is gearing up to support our boys! With a number of specials running during the games, you can dig into their burger and beer special for R120, a spring bucket filled with Rivva Hard Seltzers and Cocktails for only R130, a brandy and Coke for R35, or any beer for just R30! Get ready to scream “bomb squad” everytime one of the commentators mentions it and, as a reward, you’ll get free tequila and pizza slices!
#Madeiras Bar & Bistro
- Location: Bergvliet, Cape Town
A favourite with locals in the Southern Suburbs, Madeiras will be screening the games and serving up heaping plates of steak, pork belly, smokey ribs, burgers, fish and chips, and peri-peri chicken to hungry spectators. With an extensive drinks list including beers, wine and spirit specials, you’ll be glad you made that booking.
#The Greek Fisherman
- Location: Sea Point, Cape Town
Join The Greek fisherman in Sea Point and take your seats outside in the courtyard to cheer on the Bokke while fueling up on their Bokke and beer braai special! For only R249, you get a mixed plate including a 200g Sirloin steak, country wors, Greek-style lamb chops and your choice of chips or mash next to a 300ml Heineken draught.
#Furley’s Bar & Grill
- Location: Newlands, Cape Town
- Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 11am – 11pm
If you want to back the Boks & make it a fun-family affair, Furley’s Bar & Grill in Newlands is a great choice! Beyond the fact that it boasts 5 large screens with full surround sound – ensuring you don’t miss a single tackle, scrum, drop-kick, or try – it’s a warm and welcoming space for all, with an indoor kids’ play area to keep the little ones entertained, along with great food options and a fully-stocked bar. Enjoy some smoked jalapeno poppers, buffalo wings, beer battered onion rings, or their fiery steak strips – the perfect rugby snacks – as you watch the Bokke in full force!
#The Slug & Lettuce
- Location: Century City, Cape Town
The Slug & Lettuce is known for being a top-rated spot for sports fans to kick back and enjoy a round of drinks while not missing a second of the game. Serving a great selection of bar snacks, burgers, pizzas, steaks, ribs and, of course, beers, you’ll definitely want to watch the Rugby World Cup here!
#Union Bar @ The Table Bay Hotel
- Location: Quay, 6 W Quay Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
- Contact details: 021 406 5000
As the 2023 Rugby World Cup is officially in full swing, rugby enthusiasts can get behind their favourite team (AKA: THE BOKKE) with specially matched drinks and live game action on TV screens in The Table Bay hotel’s Union Bar. As an extra special touch and to get everyone in on the Springbok rugby gees, when the opening whistle blows at the start of the tournament, all patrons in the bar will receive a free Springbok shot to celebrate.