Experience a true Cape Town trendsetter—a sleek beer and charcuterie establishment tucked into the belly of a grand old church. When owners Brad Armitage and Rui Esteves (the same guys who way back when kick-started South Africa's coffee culture uprising) began their craft beer revolution here, they unwittingly also sparked the reinvention of the neighborhood: Bree Street is now considered the hippest stretch in the city. They also inflamed the nation's yearning for artisanal ales, luring a savvy clientele to dip into a drinking culture centered on quality instead of quantity. Tables out on the cobblestone courtyard fill up with an assortment of happy regulars who can't get enough of the rich, hangover-free bottled beers—or the juicy prego rolls andsucculent cuts of freshly barbequed meat. &Union has become one of Cape Town's true neighborhood hubs. Not only does the bar insist on serving the best brews and organic produce, "real music" Wednesdays showcase top musicians performing acoustic sets. The atmosphere is electric and the grown-up crowd is a cross-section of after-work office staff and creative personalities.
Cape Town› Nightlife
Our Rating Neighborhood City Center Hours Mon–Thurs 7am–11pm, Fri–Sat 7am–midnight Transportation MyCiTi bus stop: Church Web site &Union