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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  • Alexander Bar was such a unique experience for us. We went to the Wednesday night OMG Quiz Night and even though we were late, the hostess accommodated us anyway. The quiz really tested our knowledge ...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • I enjoyed the bar's lively atmosphere and the decor. The night I was there they were hosting a couple of different plays, as well as a pub quiz night, so the place was quite busy, but it never felt overcrowded. The theatre was intimate, and the acoustics surprisingly good. Although the bar area got a bit hot and humid, there was air-conditioning in the theater.
  • Feels amazing to order through the old telephones with rotary dials. Big variety of good beers and wines, both local and international. Can't speak on the other drinks as we have not had them. The theatre area looked like a very unique and intimate setting to spend the evening but unfortunately haven't been able to watch a play there... yet
  • Look this is a Cape Town establishment. From music,good drinks, shows. They deliver. Plus they have phones where you can call the bar from. Come here to chill & be with my myself. 10 x better with friends.
  • This is a cute and intimate space. The theater area upstairs is cramped but full of character and a great vibe. We had a fun improv evening and would definitely go back. The bar downstairs is vibrant and has a great energy.
  • Great little place. Good grub and great value. Interesting shows. Lots of variety. Friendly staff. Definitely worth a visit!
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