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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  • Nice place to grab a drink among st theatre and artsy crowds. Food was ok, vibe was good! Will come back again  more »
  • A small lively bar with an eclectic English pub feel. Mostly young professional/arty crowd. Had great service from friendly bar staff and enjoyed the excellent nibbles. Can be loud and animated. Upsta...  more »
  • Went there for a show. Can't say anything about the food as I didn't eat there. The service behind the bar was woeful. Ordered a drink with the maitre D'. However the barwoman forgot to inform her tha...  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!
  • Quant restaurant/bar/theatre slap bang in town centre. Excellent food very reasonably priced. Well worth a visit. I had a Pimms cocktail which was quite pricey at R60 but very tasty. Theatre starts at 19h00 and if you want to eat before, best to be there at 18h00.
  • Went for a late evening meal. Interesting spot with a interesting inventory with old phones you can call other tables and the bar to order drinks! The food was fairly good, kind of great tasting Street food.
  • Lovely intimate warm environment. Service excellent. The food I can say is definitely worth the wait.
  • Having attended a number of shows at this venue, I recommend seeing a play, grabbing a drink and deciding for yourself whether the venue is to your taste. My friends and I have consistently enjoyed the venue's entertainment offerings. The food is decent, but could be better.

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