Glammy glass chamber floating high above the city, repping plush velvet, superb service and captivating mountain and sea panoramas.
Insider Tip: The perfect finale to a Zeitz MOCAA trawl (see Activities).
The Gin Bar
Like it says on the tin. This speciality imbiber tucked behind a chocolate cafe pays homage to the juniper tipple. Atmossy alfresco courtyard and upstairs nook for more intimacy.
Insider Tip: Popular pitstop on Bree Street's monthly art-meets-party night, First Thursdays.
Harrington's Cocktail Lounge
Delectable hazelnut espresso martinis fuel the boogie at this diminutive glama-mama. DJs spin nightly from 10pm onwards – don't bother with the spendy booths.
The vibrant hues of this clubby showpony might speak to Leinster Hall's colourful past, but today, it's a hotbed of hipcats clustering at the bar, or sipping craft beers on the verandah. Part private member's club, part public.
Leinster Hall / 7 Weltevreden St / +27 21 286 0187 / 8am-11pm Mon-Fri, 10am-11pm Sat, 11am-5pm Sun / thestack.co.za
Sunday blues are no match for DJ René's percussion-led beats, the spectacular views and lively vibe at this real-deal tapas bar in Constantia Nek. Live music kicks off Sunday afternoon and plays into the night.
Insider Tip: Older sibling on Bree Street is one of the CBD's hot sip spots.