Alexander Bar, Cafe & Theatre, Cape Town Central

4.6
Filled with old-world charm. Good wine, classic martinis, whiskies, jazz & world music with working old rotary telephones and other fun toys to stimulate playful interaction and conversation. Upstairs is an intimate theatre showing a variety of drama, comedy, jazz, cabaret, readings, acoustic sessions and more. For grownups of all ages. Sandwiches, salads, cheese & charcuterie boards served til midnight. Bar til at least 1am Mon-Sat and midnight on Sundays.
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  • My wife and I really only found out about the Alexander Bar when caught in the rain. But it was really cool! We felt so at home, people were super friendly and the food was good and affordable. We wil...  more »
  • Rebecca is absolutely amazing! Drinks are fantastic and food is delicious. Must stop by if you can!!  more »
  • We popped in for a drink before going to dinner. It's a nice nice bar - very much like an old English pub. Interested to see that it is also a theatre, would like to try that some time!  more »
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  • Can be a little cramped, especially when seated near the bar but overall a nice atmosphere and interesting quirky decor. Quiz night on Wednesdays is a lot of fun. The working phones on the tables are a great gimmick! Can call the bar to place orders or even other tables! The drinks menu is large and comprehensive with a nice wine selection and offers a wide range of cocktails, classic and other more interesting varieties. The food menu is not so large but has enough variety and most meals are simple, well thought out and tasty. The cheese and meat board is to die for!
  • I normally visit around 5 on the afternoon, at that time is when the City run or off people as everyone is on the way home. The bar is taking a deep breath to get ready for the evening where thy will enthral everybody at the theater again. I love the Johnny Gold Weisz beer and The Alexander Bar is one of the places that stock this draft beer 🍻 an absolute peach of a place
  • Feel at home in the concrete jungle. Friendly waiters who regularly check up to see if you would like anything else. Great selection of food and wine at great prices. Brilliant décor and features like classic telephones which you can use to order; or when you listen to the custom made humourous voice prompts even subscribe to their newsletter via the phone! Art on the walls available for sale, but this isn't where the culture stops. The theatre upstairs features great local talent every night. Watched a great many shows there and enjoyed every single one.
  • Good beer, good wine, great drink selection, awesome hosts, in a vibrant location, with a theatre upstairs... What's not to love?
  • Nice place to have a drink after work. Good service, nice location
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